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Upcoming Events & Programs

Safely-distanced, enhanced offerings for all ages!

Franklin Square Fountain Show

Stay tuned for the opening date of the Franklin Square Fountain Show.

Once it reopens, there will be DAILY performances every 30 minutes from 12 p.m. until closing. To see Square hours, click here.

The Fountain Show features spectacular dancing water effects and colored lights choreographed to a selection of one of six songs that rotate:

•    “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti, Theme from Rocky
•    “Beautiful Day” by U2
•    “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
•    “Motownphilly” by Boyz II Men
•    “Firework” by Katy Perry
•    “Under the Sea” by Howard Ashman from "The Little Mermaid"



Griot Tale Saturdays

Griot Tale Saturday: Celebrating Earth Day Week

Date: Saturday, April 24, 1-2 p.m. (Rain Date: April 25, 1-2 p.m.)

FREE in-person event.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is partnering with Franklin Square and Keepers of the Culture (KOTC) to bring to life a special Earth Day Week-themed Griot Tale Saturday.

A Griot is an African oral historian who passes on their culture through the practice of storytelling. Perfect for children ages 5-12 and their favorite adults, as well as the young at heart, this event will be outdoors and socially distant to keep all participants safe.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

 

 

Ways to Give

To designate your United Way workplace program gifts to Historic Philadelphia, Inc., please use our Donor Choice Number: 14106. Contributions made through the United Way support our education outreach program.