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  • Best Free Online Summer Events in Philly

    Published: June 2020

    By: Kasya O'Connor Grant and Phillyfunguide Staff

    • Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™

    Make this your Best. Summer. EVER -- without leaving your couch or spending a dime! Philadelphia has a huge variety of free summer virtual events, from yoga to painting to happy hours.

     

    You can have the time of your life all summer long without ever opening your wallet or stepping out your front door.

     

    Keep us in the know by sharing some good summer vibes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

    Let's Grow Together from PHS

     

    So many of us have turned to gardening as an at home escape these past few months, to varying degrees of success. Take the guesswork out of your new hobby with Let's Grow Together from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, a series of free online videos with tips, techniques and stories on gardening. New content is posted daily, and there's something for every level of plant enthusiast.

    Rock and Roll Playhouse: Live From The Playroom

     

    The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents Live From The Playroom, their new FREE DAILY FAMILY CONCERTS for you and the kids. They’re there to keep your kids engaged and happy every day of the week! Sing and dance with them on RRPH’s Facebook every Monday through Friday at 3:00PM ET, presented by In The Raw. Want to keep the fun going on the weekend? Tune into their livestream at 1:00PM ET on Saturdays on Industry City’s Facebook and at 11:00AM ET on Sundays on Rockefeller Center’s Facebook.

    Free Virtual Music Education with The Philly POPS

     

    The Philly POPS are bringing their POPS in Schools program online with this series of online music lessons for all ages. If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this summer, why not learn music from one of the city's premier orchestras? New videos with activities and instructional content are posted weekly in both English and Spanish.

    COVID Stories - a digital memoir from the pandemic

     

    First Person Arts has passed on the role of storyteller to the public with their digital memoir seried COVID Stories. Every week, new videos are posted with stories from people all across the region sharing everything from the hilarious to the heartbreaking in an attempt to wrap their minds around this unprecedented global event. Anyone is welcome to watch the stories posted, and if they feel inspired, to share their own.

    Happy Hour on the Fringe Podcast

     

    Sit back, relax, grab a drink and learn about some of the most imaginative artists in the world. Rotating FringeArts podcast hosts Zach Blackwood, Raina Searles, Katy Dammers, and Tenara Calem sit down with artists, community leaders, and the people you need to know to talk about the amazing work happening here in Philly.

    Check out more free events year-round below:

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    MUSEUMS
    Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet
    Center for Art in Wood
    August 6th, 2021 - October 24th, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Art and the Invisible City
    Slought Foundation
    September 30th, 2021 - November 30th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Artist Talk with Charles Edward Williams
    Delaware Art Museum
    October 22nd, 2021
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    MUSIC
    Daily Recitals on the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ
    Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
    March 9th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    ADVENTURE AQUARIUM’S FREE PRE-K KID’S PASS IS BACK!
    Adventure Aquarium
    September 9th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    VISUAL ARTS
    Jacqueline Unanue | Solo Exhibition | Neumann University
    Neumann University
    October 13th, 2021 - December 6th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Free Guided Tours of Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    March 18th, 2021 - January 28th, 2022
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    CULINARY
    Mei Mei Olde City Happy Hour
    Mei Mei Philadelphia
    September 22nd, 2020 - March 22nd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Canna Fest
    K.Walker Events
    October 22nd, 2021
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    MUSIC
    Belcea Quartet
    Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
    October 22nd, 2021
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    THEATRE
    MOVIE IN HEAVEN (Stage Drama)
    T.H.U.G Theater
    October 22nd, 2021
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Urban Movement Arts - $40 Intro Month
    Urban Movement Arts
    October 4th, 2021 - October 31st, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Galleries at Moore: Artists in Residence - Interviews with Young Artists & Designers
    Moore College of Art & Design
    July 10th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    The Floor Wipers
    The Wilma Theater
    June 10th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    THEATRE
    Expired
    The Wilma Theater
    February 19th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    Find out which local breweries have takeout and delivery options! (Photo Credit: Elevate on Unsplash)
    Take your next game night online! (Photo Credit: Watson Adventures)

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