Wawa Welcome America

June 29: Jamming Out and Going Wild on Day 2 of Wawa Welcome America

On Day 2 of the festival, people enjoyed virtual museum tours and a "trip" to the zoo.

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The fun continued with music, museums and even animals on the second day of Wawa Welcome America! Here's a recap:

Don't Miss

Each day of the festival at 8:30 a.m., Independence Blue Cross #MindPHL Wellness Corner is bringing you a moment to focus on your own emotional and physical health.

Art and music can have a great impact on a person's wellbeing. In Philadelphia, you don't have to go very far to see public works of art that are sure to get your brain thinking about yourself, your community and the world. Jane Golden from the Mural Arts Program explains how you can get involved in helping to create a special mural for the 2020 Wawa Welcome America festival in a special report for Independence Blue Cross' #mindPHL Wellness Corner.

Museums of the Day

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia's Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens are welcoming back visitors looking for a peaceful place during a difficult time. NBC10's Erin Coleman finds out more.

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Time to Jam

Want to listen to music? Want to go further and make your own? You can do both!

Music Play Patrol provided bucket drumming lessons at 11 a.m. They taught kids the basics of drumming using only ordinary buckets, trash and recycling cans from their home.

At 7 p.m. the United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own" hosted a special 10th anniversary “ United We Stand | Music to Connect Us” show featuring popular music and concluding with a grand finale arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s epic “1812 Overture.”

Go Wild

People took a ride on the wild side as PECO Go 4th & Learn featured the Philadelphia Zoo. The zoo brought lions and tigers and giraffes, OH MY! right to your home with a special Facebook Live event.

Remember, if you're celebrating at home or in the back yard, we want to see your photos of what #July4thPhilly means to you -- just share them on Twitter or Instagram!

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