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Cultural Opportunities

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation not only offers great, year-round activities, we also offer annual cultural opportunities for the artistically-inclined, or any brave soul who has something to express.
Arts and Artists Outdoors (A2O)
A2O is a cutting-edge partnership with the Mural Arts Program that pairs middle school-aged youth with a professional artist-in-residence at their local recreation center to create artwork that highlights a nearby green space.  

Learn more about A2O

Movies in the Park
This summer, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host 21 free family-friendly movie nights in parks and playgrounds across the city. 
  • All movies begin at dusk.
  • Music and games one hour before showtime.
  • Refreshments available. Proceeds to benefit the Park Friends Network
June 20, Minions, Palmer Park (Frankford Ave. and E. Palmer St.)
June 22, Pan, Loudon (4650 Germantown Ave.)
June 27, The Peanuts Movie, Marconi Plaza (2700 S. Broad St.)
June 29, Creed, Lemon Hill (800 Lemon Hill Dr.)
July 11, Minions, Rainbow de Colores (5th and Dauphin Sts.)
July 13, The SpongeBob Movie, Woodside (3910 Conshohocken Ave.)
July 18, Aladdin, Pleasant Hill (Linden Ave. & Delaware Ave.)
July 20, Zootopia, Mifflin Square (500 Wolf St.)
July 25, Inside Out, Connell Park (6401 Elmwood)
July 27, The Peanuts Movie, Campbell Square (2525 E. Allegheny Ave.)
August 1, Home, Fotteral Square (2400 N. 11th St.)
August 2, Inside Out, Hunting Park [National Night Out] (900 Hunting Park Ave.)
August 3, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Hart Park (1315-21 N. 4th St.)
August 8, Aladdin, Upper Roxborough Reservoir (601 Port Royal Ave.)
August 10, Hotel Transylvania 2, Penn Treaty (Columbia Ave. & Beach St.)
August 15, Pan, Julian Abele (2123 Montrose St.)
August 17, The Good Dinosaur, Coxe Park (2132-34 Cherry St.)
August 22, The SpongeBob Movie, Inn Yard Park (4208 Ridge Ave.)
August 24, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hagert St. Playground (2020-40 E. Hagert St.)
August 29, Home, Pennypack (8641 Pine Rd.)
August 31, Zootopia, Powers Park (2987 Almond St.)

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is the next night. Check the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Facebook page for all important updates.

If you have any questions, contact the PPR Stewardship Office at (215) 683-3679.

The Movies in the Park Program is brought to you by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy in partnership with the Park Friends Network.