Pop-Up Beach on Broad Returns
Philly Free Streets, an event where the city shuts down a few major streets to cars, is returning on August 3rd. There’ll be food, art, and more, including a pop-up beach.
The “beach” is essentially a huge sandbox with beach games and activities. It’s located on the lawn of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at the corner of North Broad and Master.
North Broad will be closed to cars from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 3rd, but there’s no formal end to the rest of the event, which spans a few blocks. The goal of the event is to open the area up to walkers, joggers, and bikers, and hopefully have them learn about the offerings of the neighborhood.
More events that will take place include “Pay As You Wish” admission at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, walking tours, free workouts, a plant-your-own-succulent station, “Murals on the Move” hosted by Mural Arts Philadelphia, free manicures and face painting, performances by dance groups, and more. The Phillie Phanatic is even scheduled to make an appearance from 11a.m.-noon on Master Street.