Events 6/15-6/21: Juneteenth, Art for the Cash Poor, Philadelphia Watershed Ice, Finding Sanctuary: Stories from the Community & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly and Camden from Friday, June 15 to Thursday, June 21. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Kidchella Music Festival

Friday, June 15

4 – 7:30 pm  

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse

3500 Reservoir Dr., East Fairmount Park  

Cost: $10

Attend a family-friendly musical festival with Kidchella! This year, the festival will include a Youth Arts Zone on Smith’s front lawn, as well as main stage concerts in Smith’s 6.5 acre Playground featuring six nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists.


The Global Experience

Saturday, June 16th

3 – 8 pm  

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Cost: $30

Be prepared to travel through The Global Experience, a festival featuring international wine and food tasting, visual and performing arts, and interactive discussions. Guests will get their “Global Experience Passport” stamped as they participate in the different activities that this event has to offer.


Neighborhood Crawl & Youth Arts Workshop Showcase  

Saturday, June 16th

12  – 4 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Learn more about Shared Spaces, and tour of neighborhood sites hosted by Shared Spaces partners to see a new side of Callowhill/Chinatown North! Some features include the Youth Arts Spring Showcase, and an opportunity to make dumplings!


Disability Pride Parade

Saturday, June 16th

10 am – 4 pm  

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St.

Cost: Free

The Disability Pride Parade aims to change the stigma of disabilities and promote the belief that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity. Don’t miss this parade running down Market Street!


Juneteenth Family Celebration

Saturday, June 16th

12 – 8 pm

6300 Block of Germantown Ave.

Cost: Free

Join Historic Germantown to celebrate the anniversary of Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the end of slavery. There will be theater performances, food, music, and a panel about the Human Trafficking Crisis.


Art for the Cash Poor

Saturday, June 16th

12 – 6 pm   

10th St. from Buttonwood to Hamilton

Cost: Pay as you go

You don’t have to be a millionaire to own a piece of art! Come out to Art for the Cash Poor, an annual block party-style event, where a variety of artists will be showing and selling their work. Who knows, you may find your next conversation piece!


Summer Nature Photography Series – Father’s Day Edition

Sunday, June 17th

10 am – 1 pm  

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Cost: $15  

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! You’ll learn about framing, lighting, editing and more at this special Father’s Day session.


Get Involved Happy Hour – LGBTQ+ Philly Pride  

Monday, June 18th

6 – 9 pm  


200 S 12th St.

Cost: $10

Come out for an evening of engagement, volunteer opportunities, and drink specials. Nonprofit organizations like Philly FIGHT will be there to share their work and help you get involved.


Philadelphia Watershed Ice  

Tuesday, June 19th

5 – 7 pm

Tacony Creek Park

Ramona Gateway, 4528 I St.

Cost: Free

Plan Philly, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Tacony Creek Park Keepers, and students of Sankofa Community Farm teamed up to create neighborhood themed “Watershed Ice.” Come taste these quintessentially Philly creations and get to know the places they represent!


Muslims in Pennsylvania – Creating Community   

Wednesday, June 20th

6 – 8:30 pm

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St.

Cost: $0 – 10

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a program that will bring together Muslim American community members who have witnessed the state’s changing landscape complete. Hear the experiences of panelists as well as a musical performance by Children of Adam-Band.


Animus at the Penn Museum  

Wednesday, June 20th

5 – 8 pm

Penn Museum

3260 South St.

Cost: $10

Hear fantastic music in the beautiful outdoor Stoner Courtyard at the Penn Museum. Animus will be performing music influenced by all corners of the earth. This concert is a part of the Penn Museum’s Summer Concert series.


Finding Sanctuary: Stories from the Community

Thursday, June 21st

6 – 8:30 pm  

Church of the Advocate

1801 Diamond St.

Cost: Free

Hear stories of finding sanctuary, celebrating culture and coming together to build community. Join WHYY and Association of Independents in Radio for a multimedia experience featuring live performances, audio and video portraits, and stories from neighborhood storytellers.