We wrapped up the first week of the free Wawa Welcome America festival on Saturday, June 25. You got to celebrate the arts at a block party and dive into more pieces of Philadelphia history at the free events.
Avenue of the Arts Block Party at the Kimmel Cultural Campus (Presented by PNC)
At the Kimmel Cultural Center, people found the Avenue of the Arts Block Party with live entertainment, food and fun for all ages.
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There were live performances from various locally and nationally-known artists, including Gina Castanzo from NBC’s "The Voice." On the PNC Arts Alive Stage inside, you enjoyed exclusive experiences, like performances by cast members from "Moulin Rouge! The Musical."
Outside, you could have checked out the 120-foot slide and 100-foot zip-line free of charge. There was also be the Garces Beer Garden for cocktails and drinks and grab food at a food truck. The festivities were available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Free Museum Day at Paul Robeson House & Museum
Paul Robeson House and Museum offered tours of the “Paul Robeson: Up Close and Personal” exhibit which consists of paintings, books, record albums, photos and artifacts pertaining to Robeson.
You learned about the story of Paul Leroy Robeson, a Renaissance man who fought injustice, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. for free.
Free Museum Day at Arch Street Meeting House
Doubling as both a museum and an active Quaker place of worship, the Arch Street Meeting House offered opportunity to learn about the stories of the building, the people and the grounds on Arch Street.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you explored the house and grounds that dates back to 1804.
Full Details on Wawa Welcome America Day 7 Festivities:
PNC's Avenue of the Arts Block Party
When: June 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Cultural Campus
Broad St. Between Locust and Pine, & Spruce Between 15th and Juniper in Philadelphia, PA
Free Admission to Paul Robeson House & Museum
When: June 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Paul Robeson House & Museum
4951 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19139
Free Admission to Arch Street Meeting House
When: June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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