Note: on Friday, June 11, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture presents a live concert at 7:30 PM – so save the date!
And on Saturday, June 12, join us for West Park Arts Fest In-Person, on Parkside Edge in West Fairmount Park from 1 – 4 PM. Register here!
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit performing arts center located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park, built in 1976 as the summer home for the Philadelphia Orchestra, and now a thriving hub for music, art, and community engagement. The Mann Music Room offers these three performances for West Park Arts Fest.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of The Mann Center!
We Are the Seeds of Culture Trust is committed to amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts. The organization was founded by a team of Indigenous women who are dedicated to honoring Native arts and cultures as a means to understanding Indigenous peoples, the history of what is now called the United States, and who we all are as American people today. We Are the Seeds produces cultural events that feature Indigenous fine art, music, dance, fashion, literary, and culinary art. Additionally, Seeds hosts interactive art programs that focus on educating and empowering the youth.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of We Are the Seeds!
Happy Pride Month! The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) entertains audiences, supports communities, and fosters acceptance through exceptional musical performance.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus!
For Kids! Presented by Please Touch Museum
Since 1976, Please Touch Museum has been the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia. Over three decades and more than two million visitors later, Please Touch Museum has grown into one of the nation’s premier children’s museums by becoming experts in play. The mission of the museum is to enrich the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, laying the foundation for a lifetime of hands-on learning and cultural awareness.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Please Touch Museum!
Shofuso is a 17th century-style Japanese house and nationally ranked garden that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura, Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials. It was shipped to New York and exhibited in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art in New York before moving to West Fairmount Park in 1958. This historic site and museum includes a hill and pond garden with a tiered waterfall, island, and koi fish, a tea garden featuring a traditional tea house, and a courtyard garden leading to a bathhouse. In 2007, international artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by the garden’s waterfall, donated 20 contemporary murals to Shofuso, which are permanently displayed inside the house.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Shofuso!
Shakespeare in Clark Park is a theatre company committed to presenting free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare’s plays, creating a cultural event accessible to the Clark Park neighborhood and the greater Philadelphia area. While engaging the community and expanding Philadelphia’s summertime cultural scene, Shakespeare in Clark Park re-imagines the world of the park through the works of Shakespeare.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Shakespeare in Clark Park!
By connecting people with wildlife, Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for wildlife and habitats.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of the Philadelphia Zoo!
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) is one of the country’s premier contemporary Asian-American dance companies, described as “deeply spiritual” by Dance Magazine. Hailed for superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, KYL/D celebrates the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit, inviting viewers to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery. Drawing upon Eastern modalities while expanding the perimeter of contemporary dance, founder Kun-Yang Lin’s zen-inspired practice of dance manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that the New York Times says “create and inhabit worlds of their own.”
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Kun-Yang Lin Dance!
For Kids! Presented by Mural Arts
For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Our core program areas—Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light—yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults. Each year, 15,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.”
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Mural Arts!
Blue Stoop is a hub for Philly writers. We nurture an inclusive literary community by creating pathways to access writing education, inspiration, and professional support, and celebrating Philadelphia’s rich writing tradition.
This is a pre-recorded Zoom event requires the following access passcode: +M3C%Z^p
Please consider making a donation to support the work of Blue Stoop!
Indego, Philadelphia’s bike-share program, offers 24-hour, 30-day, and yearly pass options to ride one of the hundreds of bright blue bicycles, and white electric-assist bicycles stationed at more than 140 stations around the city. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia leads the movement to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia through advocacy and education.
This unique West Park Cultural Center program combines dance and computer coding leading to development of original choreography and performance. Teen girls ages 13 through 18 years old learn the value of focus, dedication, and teamwork, as well as industry standard computer coding language.
Please consider making a donation to support the work of West Park Cultural Center!
LIVE EVENT, 7:30 PM! Presented by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Rooted in Arab arts and language, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture offers artistic and educational programming that enriches cross-cultural understanding and celebrates diversity. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity and playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.
And join us on Saturday, June 12, from 1 – 4 PM, at Centennial Commons, for our in-person festival. Registration HERE!