Fairmount Park

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow predicting an early spring during the 133rd annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2019 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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Holli Stephens
January 31, 2020 - 4:00 am
Need something to do this weekend? Check out a new indie bookstore in Fishtown. Play in a giant indoor sandbox in Fairmount. Eat beer and bacon pairings in Kennett Square. All the details are in The KYW To-Do List , your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia this weekend.
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An installation at The Fairmount Park Horticultural Center.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 30, 2020 - 4:38 pm
The Fairmount Park Horticultural Center is offering a free reprieve from winter during a February pop-up event called Getaway at the Greenhouse. Read more here.
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Broadway Philadelphia's Hamilton
Joan Marcus
Holli Stephens
November 15, 2019 - 4:45 am
Philadelphia is already the place to explore chronicles of yesteryear, but centuries of history — from Egypt and back — will be the center of attention this weekend. For a taste of bygone times and much more to come, scroll through The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philly and...
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Jack-o'-lanterns on display in Fairmount Park.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 06, 2019 - 11:45 am
A pumpkin extravaganza and beer garden opened in Fairmount Park this weekend, and jack-o'-lanterns are on display through Nov. 3.
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Jack's Pumpkin Glow
Jack's Pumpkin Glow
Holli Stephens
October 04, 2019 - 6:00 am
It’s not every day that you get to witness a dachshund parade or a dragon boat race, plus a cheese festival and intricate jack-o’-lanterns, all in one weekend. In this edition of The KYW To-Do List, you'll find a wide variety of things to do in Philly and the burbs this weekend.
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Rasa Kaye
August 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors : 87% in a building of some kind, then another 6% in automobiles. The overwhelming majority of us spend only 7% of our entire life outdoors, a totality...
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The Roots arrives at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
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Dan Wing
March 12, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Roots Picnic is on the move. For the first time in its history, the annual summer music festival will be held somewhere besides Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. It's been a rite of summer for the last decade. The music festival, hosted by Philadelphia's own...
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Cherry trees throughout Fairmount Park are looking healthy and should be in bloom just in time for their Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Justin Udo
March 07, 2019 - 1:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be hard to believe, but Old Man Winter's days are numbered — and that means barren plants across the region will soon spring to life. A lot of people are already keeping a close watch on one tree in particular. "Cherry blossoms are the marker of spring, that...
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An ominous Philadelphia skyline as seen from Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park.
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Justin Udo
February 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A snowy day means extra work for some people in the Delaware Valley. For others, it means they get to play. Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park is always a popular place for people looking for some wintertime fun. What may have been a run-of-the-mill snow day for most...
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer starts for some at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Saturday. A new program from the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation called Getaway at the Greenhouse aims to bring people to the center for a makeshift "summer oasis dead in...
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