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Wawa Welcome America

June 30: Tour Eastern State, Enjoy ‘Philadelphia Freedom' at Wawa Welcome America!

On Day 3 of the Wawa Welcome America festival, there were multiple virtual jam sessions, a special 'Philadelphia Freedom Celebration' by the Philadelphia Orchestra and a workout with Penn staff and athletes.

The Wawa Welcome America festival continued for Day 3 on Tuesday, June 30! Check out a recap of all the day's events!

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

Museums of the Day

Take free virtual tours of the Association of Public Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Fireman's Hall Museum, the Free Library Rare Book Department and the Rosenbach.

For the Kids

Music, Play, Patrol continued to host virtual events. Listen to them rock out with musical instruments with common household items. Plus, get a lesson on making homemade maracas - you'll need a plastic bottle and some rice!

Get Moving, at Home

Penn Athletics and Penn Sports Medicine hosted a virtual workout with coaches and student athletes. You can exercise with them from the comfort of your home - details here.

Don't Miss

Independence Blue Cross #MindPHL Wellness Corner continued Tuesday morning. Every day, IBC brings you a moment to focus on your own emotional and physical health. Tuesday's lesson is in nutrition.

At 3 p.m., the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Tennis Team held a virtual "Philadelphia Freedom Celebration!” The special event starred sports icon and social pioneer, Billie Jean King, who took us on a behind-the-scenes look at the classic hit, “Philadelphia Freedom” which was written for her by good friend, Sir Elton John. Plus, there was a special, never- before-seen performance of the song by members of The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Special guests also included Freedoms’ Head Coach Craig Kardon and ATP Doubles star Fabrice Martin.

At 4 p.m., we saw a surprising aspect of Gilded Age history through the life and times of legendary investigative reporter Ida Tarbell. In her acclaimed history Citizen Reporters: S. S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America, author Stephanie Gorton brought to life a moment from our shared past that bears startling parallels to the present day. Watch her Facebook video for a reading and Q&A about feminism, the writing life, and a little-known side of the women’s suffrage movement.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=193247908780879

At 7 p.m., Girls Like nicethings, a woman-centered virtual art exhibit and jam session, was streamed live here. The event featured hip-hop, R&B and soul performances by Queen Jo, Suzann Christine, DJ Tati Mia and more. It also included interviews with visual artists. Art from Lovesick Art Gallery, Linda Fernandez and Nile Livingston was featured in the show.

One important scheduling change. Tuesday's scheduled Nice Things MUSIC concert was moved to be a part of the July 4th pre-show on Saturday.

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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