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June 12, 2023

Philadelphia Museum of Art to host weekend-long community celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth, Father's Day and more at the art museum June 16-19 with events like a house party and block party

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is hosting events all weekend long. On Sunday, June 18, visitors can play miniature golf at the top of the Rocky steps during a block party.

With the school year ending for many local students this week, kids and residents can kick off the summer season at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a weekend full of events.

The museum is hosting a multi-day community celebration starting Friday, June 16, and running through Monday, June 19. Here are the events happening at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Friday night lounge

On Friday, June 16 from 5-9 p.m., the art museum will host live music honoring Juneteenth, plus small plates and locally-sourced wines and spirits. Admission is pay-as-you-wish.

Saturday night house party

On Saturday night from 6-10 p.m., the museum will transform into a house party full of live performances, dancing, art-making and food and drink available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online for $15.

Block party

Celebrate Father's Day this Sunday at a block party full of family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can head to the top of the "Rocky steps," also known as the East Terrace, to enjoy artist-designed miniature golf, artist takeovers, story time, live music and food trucks. The event is pay-as-you-wish.

Juneteenth ceremony

The museum will commemorate Juneteenth at nearby Mount Pleasant Historic House (3800 Mt. Pleasant Dr.) on Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m. with a plaque dedication ceremony honoring the enslaved people who once lived and worked there. There is free admission to the mansion as well as guided tours from 1-4 p.m.

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