Historic Philadelphia Block Party

The streets surrounding Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell transformed into a block party that our forefathers would approve of on Sunday. A Historic Philadelphia Block Party took place on 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut Streets. Joseph Kaczmarek took photos of the event.

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The streets surrounding Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell transformed into a block party that our forefathers would approve of on Sunday. A Historic Philadelphia Block Party took place on 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut Streets. Joseph Kaczmarek took photos of the event.
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People enjoy the lawn in front of Independence Hall during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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People enjoy the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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People enjoy the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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A couple takes a selfie with Independence Hall in the background during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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People enjoy the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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People enjoy music during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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People lay on the lawn in front of Independence Hall during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Diane Smith dances on Independence Mall during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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'Captain Swirly' makes balloon animals for the kids during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Words from the United States Constitution appear on the exterior of the Independence Mall Visitor Center, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Visitors to the NBC10 tent pick up gifts during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Max Popel writes what America means to him on a card at the NBC10 tent during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Bridget Gantt, center, and her daughters Candice Gantt, right, and Jaimie Gantt, left, pose for a photograph during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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A group poses for a photograph with a stilt walker dressed as Uncle Sam during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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Angelica Lawson, 3-years-old, admires her butterfly face painting during the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party, Sunday July 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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A visitor to the Wawa Welcome America Historic Philadelphia Block Party writes "Blessed" on a card, Sunday July 3, 2016, to describe what America means to her. (NBCPhiladelphia/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
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