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September 06, 2018

There will be a petting zoo at Rittenhouse Square to celebrate new 'Billy the Goat'

The family-friendly celebration will include an exotic animal show, too

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Billy the Goat in Rittenhouse Square Courtesy of Cashman & Associates/for PhillyVoice

"Billy the Goat" in Rittenhouse Square.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, there will be a free pop-up petting zoo and exotic animal show at Rittenhouse Square Park. 

The Friends of Rittenhouse are throwing the family-friendly party to celebrate the unveiling of the new "Billy the Goat" statue.


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For almost 100 years, "Billy the Goat" resided in the southwest corner of the park. Often, children would climb on it, leading to the metal thinning.

A family member of Eli Kirk Price II, the original donor, recently paid to recast the statue from a mold of the bronze goat's twin in Camden, N.J.

The animal-centric party for the new "Billy" will also include face painting, balloon animals and giveaways from Shake Shack.

To attend, RSVP online. The party will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Family Celebration to Honor "Billy the Goat"

Saturday, Sept. 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Free with RSVP
Rittenhouse Square Park
19th and Walnut streets


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