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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Block Party Block Party Block Party

Kimmel Campus Presents

FREE Avenue of the Arts Block Party

July 1, 2023

11 AM-7 PM

Plaza Performances 11 AM-3 PM


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Part of Wawa Welcome America, the Avenue of the Arts comes to life with entertainment, art, food and more!

Head inside the Kimmel Center for high-powered entertainment on the PNC Arts Alive Stage and exclusive experiences, such as performances by cast members from Moulin Rouge: The Musical!, Disney's The Lion King, and other popular titles on the Broadway Series.  Let’s Rock Recess will get the whole family on their feet with a DJ dance party with Emcee Mighty Flipside and DJ Stan, featuring fun interactive games, dance contests, and prizes. Audience members can also participate in a soulful line dance demonstration with The Parkside Experience featuring DJ Chris Blues and W.D.O.H.

Kids and kids-at-heart can expect food and fun on Broad Street. Sip a signature Moulin Rouge! The Musical cocktail: Lady Marmalade, at the Garces Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat from one of the many local food trucks or nearby restaurants. Get crafty, shop local vendors and snag free giveaways from festival sponsors.

For more information about this event and other Wawa Welcome America events, visit welcomeamerica.com

Registration is optional, but strongly recommended. By registering to this event you will receive event invitations and exclusive offers to performances on the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Preferred Wine Partners:

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Commonwealth Plaza Schedule

11 AM Let’s Rock Recess – A Family DJ Dance Party with Emcee Mighty Flipside and DJ Stan
12 PM  The Parkside Experience featuring DJ Chris Blues and W.D.O.H. present an interactive soulful line dance demonstration
1 PM Outstanding Broadway performances from Disney’s The Lion King, Disney’s Frozen, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical
2 PM Snacktime Philly
3:30 PM Moulin Rouge: The Musical! Paint experience

You can be a part of the art with a Moulin Rouge! The Musical-inspired painting activity lead by Moneek Pines of ARTrageous Brush and Flow.


Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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