Events Round-Up

Compiled by Josephine Cardillo

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Friday, 6/22/18

Saturday & Sunday, 6/22 & 6/23/18

  • 10 a.m. World Cup screening parties continue on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, at Bardascino Park, 10th and Carpenter streets.
  • 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.  The Italian Market Project, is a 90-minute interactive adventure for audiences of eight to 10 people.  Learn about the past, present and future of the Market while enjoying snacks, beverages and puzzles. Five shows a weekend through July 1. Find more information here.

Monday, 6/25/18

  • 12:30 p.m.  Mindfulness Meditation | Chair YogaFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street. Ground your mind and body with Mindfulness Meditation and Chair Yoga. Spend a peaceful half-hour with a guided meditation. Chair yoga is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age. This program is for adults. Newcomers welcome!
  • 2 p.m. Game Time MondaysThomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library,
    1935 Shunk Street (20th & Shunk Sts.). Discover a new game on Mondays, tabletop and lawn games in the library garden (weather permitting).
  • 4 p.m. Meatless MondaysSouth Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad Street (Broad & Morris Sts.) Join Chef Char Nolan for an all-ages vegan cooking class! All levels of experience welcome.
  • 6:00 p.m.  Healthy Mondays | Jams & Summer Salsas. Fumo Family Library. 2437 South Broad Street. Chef Dolores will demonstrate how to take advantage of the seasonal fresh bounty using summer fruits & vegetables to create mouthwatering Jams and Salsa in this cooking workshop.
  • 6:30 p.m.  Spinning YarnsFumo Family Library, 2437 South Broad Street.For those who knit and crochet, bring your latest project and enjoy a relaxing, low-key evening of crafting at the library.  All fiber arts are welcome. This program is intended for adults.
  • 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ESL Conversation GroupCharles Santore Library  932 South 7th Street (7th & Carpenter Sts.). This group is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome.
  • 6:30 p.m.  YogaYoga with a certified instructor. Join whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner.

Tuesday, 6/26/18

  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Woofstock Concert Series at Seger Park, 10th and Lombard streets. Weekly concert series welcomes dog owners and community members alike. This week: music by Aaron Parnell Brown and food trucks.
  • 7 pm.  KidFest: Firetruck Night. Mario Lanza Park hosts KidsFest on four consecutive Tuesdays in June at the park, 235 Queen Street. (mid-200 block between Catharine and Queen streets). This week: bring your bathing suits as the fire truck sprays the group!

Wednesday, 6/27/18

  • 10 a.m.  Jams! in the Park @ Dickinson Square. Hosted  by Charles Santore Library  at Dickinson Square. Meet us in Dickinson Square park for stories, music, and a sensory activity.
  • 12 p.m. E-Gadget HelpSouth Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad Street (Broad & Morris Sts.) Bring your phone, tablet or laptop for troubleshooting. Learn to download free eBooks, movies& magazines.
  • 3 p.m. Around the World with the Geography Lady!   Charles Santore Library  932 South 7th Street (7th & Carpenter Sts.). Travel around the world while staying right here in the library! Take a chance to learn about different places and different cultures with Miss Alycia, the Geography Lady.
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Happy Hour at Anastasi’s. Anastasi Seafood. 1101 South 9th Street. What better way to enjoy the ever-warming weather than spending time with friends outside? Fresh seafood and delicious drinks at great happy hour prices.
  • 6:30 p.m. You Can’t Kill a PoetSouth Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad Street (Broad & Morris Sts.). An evening of LGBTQ writers and poets sharing their work. If you are interested in reading at this event, contact Boston Gordon at
  • 7 p.m.  The 1940s Cabaret at Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catharine streets. Presented by Rev Theatre Company. A happy, heady hit parade of musical nostalgia aimed straight for your heart, based on the 1940’s sensational song stylings and best-selling recordings of Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, and featuring such enduring, endearing classics as Bei Mir Bist Du Schon, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Mairzy Doats and Accent-Chu-Ate The Positive. Free!
REV Theatre Company presents The 1940s Cabaret. Photo courtesy of

Thursday, 6/28/18

  • 2 p.m. Jetsetter Tuesdays.  Get your passport stamped without leaving the library! We will set off to discover a new country each Thursday. Discover the food, music, language, culture and wildlife of faraway places.
  • 4 p.m. CrafternoonWhitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue (2nd St. & Snyder Ave.) Join us for a new story and craft every week. For children and families. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, 6/29/18

  • 10:30 p.m. Coffee & ColoringWhitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue (2nd St. & Snyder Ave.). Color away your stress and enjoy a beverage with other community members. All coloring supplies, tea, and coffee will be provided.
  • 3 p.m. Build It!  Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Avenue (2nd St. & Snyder Ave.). Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, and more. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

All summer long

  • Tuesday – Sunday. Visit the Pippi Longstocking Gallery at the American Swedish Historical Museum to introduce you child to the beloved children’s book character. This dedicated gallery brings to life the whimsical world of iconic Swedish author Astrid Lindgren with exhibits and a museum scavenger hunt. The museum is located in FDR Park, at Broad and Pattison Ave.