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Wawa Welcome America Day 6: Enjoy the Arts, Hear Patriotic Music

The 16-day Wawa Welcome America festival keeps on giving -- enjoy a patriotic performance, a ribbon cutting and more Philadelphia artwork and history for free on Friday, June 24, 2022

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Wawa Welcome America Day 6 came with more free festivities on Friday, June 24. You were able to experience the ribbon cutting for the Southwest Police Athletic League Center, three free museums and wrap up the day with a performance by the Army Field Band.

Wawa Community Brightening Day

People started their days bright and early with the Wawa Community Brightening Day from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They joined Wawa for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of the new Southwest Police Athletic League Center in honor of the 75th anniversary of PAL. There will be refreshments to enjoy and opportunity to learn about the legacy the center creates for Wawa Welcome America.

Free Museum Day at Masonic Temple, Library and Museum

You got to explore the art, frescos, stained glass, murals and sculptures at the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This "wonder" of the Masonic world features exhibit hall, which holds an assortment of treasures from Philadelphia’s, the nation's, and Freemasonry’s past.

Pay What You Wish Day at the Rodin Museum

It was Pay What You Wish Day at the Rodin Museum from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The museum has one of the largest collections of work from the sculptor, Auguste Rodin.

Can't make it on the 24th? The Rodin Museum is hosting a second Pay Wish You Wish Day on July 1.

Free Admission to “POOL: A Social History of Segregation” – Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center

“Pool: A Social History of Segregation” (POOL) is a new museum exhibition now open in the National Historic Landmark Fairmount Water Works.

Visitors of the art and history exhibition were immersed in a curated collection of installations, experiences and rare archival film footage and photographs. You could have checked it out with free admission on Friday.

Army Field Band & Chorus on Independence

People finished their day at the Army Field Band and Chorus patriotic performance at Independence Mall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Philly Live's Sheila Watko chats with Master Sgt. Brian Sacawa about the U.S. Army Field Band & Chorus' patriotic performance planned for Friday night during free Wawa Welcome America festivities.

The U.S. Army Field Band presents “America the Beautiful,” a celebration of all there is to love about our nation. Guests were encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. If came a bit early, you could have grabbed some food at Bourse Food Hall beginning at 5 p.m.

Full Details on Wawa Welcome America Day 5 Festivities:

Wawa Community Brightening Day

When: June 24 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:  PAL Southwest

 5900 Elmwood Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143

Free Admission to Masonic Temple, Library, Museum

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 24

Where: Masonic Temple, Library, Museum

1 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Free Admission to Rodin Museum

When: June 24 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Free Admission to POOL Museum Exhibition

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 24

Where:  Fairmount Water Works

640 Water Works Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Army Field Band and Chorus Performance

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 24

Where: Independence Mall - Block 2

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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