Eakins Oval

Chariot Festival
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Hadas Kuznits
September 28, 2019 - 5:06 pm
Thousands came out to Eakins Oval on Saturday to celebrate a colorful chariot festival, where there was food, yoga, music and colorful clothing for sale.
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Traffic can no longer enter the Ben Franklin Parkway from Spring Garden Street. Traffic is being diverted onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Mark Abrams
August 26, 2019 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America Festival is the marquee event in Philadelphia for Labor Day Weekend, but it also means street closures days in advance as crews prepare the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Thousands are expected to descend onto the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend. It'...
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Philly Naked Bike Ride pedals through town.
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Andrew Kramer
August 25, 2019 - 9:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of people rode their bikes together 10 miles through Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. Nothing uncommon on a beautiful weekend like this, right? Oh, and by the way, just about all those people were either fully or partially naked. "What I see in front of me...
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Courtesy of Albert Yee
John McDevitt
July 18, 2019 - 4:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's back! The pop-up park will take up space along a section of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the next four weeks, with even more family-friendly programming this summer. Kicking off @TheOvalPHL 2019 preview. Even more free fun & activities return to the Oval...
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Philadelphia Women's March
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Rachel Kurland
January 18, 2019 - 11:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The third annual Women's March returns to Philadelphia Saturday along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but this year with two separate rallies. The national march has received backlash recently for differing messages of the movement. As a result, the national march will...
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The bronze and granite statue of George Washington on horse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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Shara Dae Howard
January 01, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after impaling himself on a statue along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Just before 4 p.m. at Eakins Oval, police say the man climbed onto one of the statues, slipped, and impaled himself on the statue. The man was...
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Jamie Gauthier, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy
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John McDevitt
July 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the sixth year running, Eakins Oval, near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is getting a pop-up park this summer. It's called The Oval+ (that's "The Oval plus"). It's a place where kids can run through a misting station, build a castle in a giant sand box, or play a...
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