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Do Something: Pop Up for Summer

This week, fly with bats, splash into some art, have strong feelings, visit Spruce Street Harbor Park, and more!

Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips. Now get out and do something!

Discover Bugs, Bats, the Moon and More!

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This Monday, the Wissahickon Environmental Center will be exploring some of nature’s very best. Take the friends and family to the Bug & Bat Twilight Walk with Trail Ambassador Kris Soffa and experience Philadelphia just as a bat would. Watch them swoop across the sky and use the Bat Echolocator to listen in to their chirping. Then, take in the glory of the full moon during the Full Moonrise Meadow Walk. Along the way, participants will keep an eye out for moths on their way to Andorra Meadow to gaze up at the full moon. Registration is required. Monday, July 15, Bats & Bugs @ 7 pm-8:30 pm, Full Moonrise Meadow Walk @ 8:30 pm-10 pm, Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W Northwestern Ave.

Splish Splash into Art this Summer

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Reimagine the ordinary with the Philadelphia Museum of Art through the summer during the Art Splash program for 2019. Kids are encouraged to mix it up and play with textures, regular old objects, and tap into their creativity. Inspiration can be pulled from two exhibitions that celebrate artists who re-imagine everyday objects as works of art: “Souls Grown Deep: Artists of the African American South” and “The Art of Collage and Assemblage.” Art Splash programs are drop-in and free with museum admission unless noted otherwise. Tuesday and throughout the summer, 10 am, Free, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Support Philly Artists for a Cause

In partnership with Cosmic Cafe, Outside the Box & Cornerstone Bistro, The Bee Foundation will host an event to bring awareness to brain aneurysms through art. Jennifer Sedney, who died from a brain aneurysm in 2013 and spark the creation of the Bee Foundation, used art and photography as a way to connect with and bring people together. Enjoy the talented Philadelphia arts community, enjoy snacks and drinks, and maybe even see your work on display! Interested in supporting the cause by submitting your work? Email the Bee Foundation with questions. Wednesday, July 18, 4 pm-8 pm, Tickets $10-$40, Cosmic Cafe at Boathouse Row, 1 Boathouse Row

Celebrate the Summer at Oval+

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Join the Oval+ for their seasonal pop up oasis transforming eight acres of public space into a lush and inviting area for Philadelphians to enjoy this summer. Visitors can play games, join free exercise classes, and play outdoor mini golf from Wednesday through Sunday throughout the summer. This event will be outside at the Benjamin Franklin parkway where the Oval+ will also have a lineup of food trucks where you can enjoy different delicious meals while viewing the scenic beer garden. Friday, June 19, 5 pm-11 pm, Free, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

See the Strong Feelings Podcast Live

Join indie publishing CEO Katel LeDû and tech consultant and author Sara Wachter-Boettcher, who double as the hosts of the podcast Strong Feelings during the Philadelphia Podcast Festival and get your full dose of friendship, feminism, and the daily grind. See how they got the podcast up and running and what makes living in Philly so great. Saturday, July 20, 2 pm (sharp), Free, Indy Hall, 399 Market St. #360

Spruce Street Pop Up

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Take a stroll at the Art Star Pop Up Market. Locals, featuring the work of up to 20 curated art and craft vendors will be coming together and showcasing their talent and making it available at Spruce Street hHarbor Park. This arts and crafts bazaar will happen rain or shine, there will be activities for the whole family, a pop up restaurant, bar, a boardwalk, games, and hammocks to lounge in. Every Saturday + Sunday until September 29, 1 pm-6 pm, Free, Spruce Street Harbor Park

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