Featuring four weeks of themed movie nights and programming
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy present “Food & Flicks” at The Oval. “Food & Flicks” will feature a series of themed movie nights and programming including live musical performances, renowned DJ’s, food trucks, and the adjacent seasonal beer garden. “
Friday, August 7th “My Cousin Vinny,” 5pm-11pm
Munch on Mama’s Meatballs and Rita’s Italian Water Ice, relax to the sounds of Frank Sinatra Impersonator, Tony Sands and enjoy a screening of “My Cousin Vinny” for our Italian themed Food & Flick Friday at The Oval! Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/311975088988767/
• 5pm-10pm, Beer Garden (Visit Philly Happy Hour Series, 5pm-8pm, $4 Yards/Victory plus discounted wine)
• 5pm-10pm, Food Trucks; Mama’s Meatballs, Say Cheese, Innovative Catering and Rita’s Water Ice.
• 5pm-8pm, DJ DeeJay
• 8pm-9pm, Frank Sinatra Impersonator Performance by Tony Sands
• 9pm, My Cousin Vinny
Friday, August 14th “Cool Runnings,” 5pm-11pm
We are so excited for Cool Runnings at The Oval! With delicious food trucks including GiGi & Big R Soul/Caribbean Food Truck, the sounds of DJ Gully Ranks, Leah Smith, David Lyve, Zo Martin & more backed by Philadelphia’s own “Alliance”, and a screening of “Cool Runnings,” this Friday night will leave you feeling fine! Facebook Event Link:https://www.facebook.com/events/1458685797788222/
• 5pm-10pm, Beer Garden (Visit Philly Happy Hour Series, 5pm-8pm, $4 Yards/Victory plus themed beer; Coronas)
• 5pm-10pm, Themed Food Trucks with Gigi and Big R Soul/Caribbean Food
• 5pm-7pm, DJ Gully Ranks followed by Zumba
• 7pm-9pm, Leah Smith, David Lyve, Zo Martin & more, backed by Philadelphia’s own “Alliance”
• 9pm, Cool Runnings
Friday, August 21st “Back to the Future II,” 5pm-11pm
Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown impersonators for a night of crazy time travel antics at The Oval! We’ll have great food trucks on site, an 80’s band, the beer garden and a photo opportunity with a DeLorean before we screen “Back to the Future Part II.” Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/467314670096500/
• 5pm-10pm, Beer Garden (Visit Philly Happy Hour Series, 5pm-8pm, $4 Yards/Victory)
• 5pm-10pm, Pictures w/ a DeLorean plus Marty McFly and Doc Brown Impersonators
• 5pm-8pm, DJ Apt One
• 8pm-9pm, “Back To The Eighties Show With Jessie’s Girl”
• 9pm, Back to the Future Part II
About The Oval
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, revealed the City of Philadelphia’s new “Park on the Parkway” in July 2013. The eight acres of public space located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway known as Philadelphia’s own “Avenue des Champs-Élysées,” Eakins Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) became The Oval, a park with community programming, events and activities. Designed to promote the Parkway as a neighborhood park for all Philadelphians, The Oval offers a wide array of activities and amenities, and features park spaces that all ages can easily access and enjoy. There are crosswalks leading from the sidewalks of the Parkway, straight to the park.
About Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is the City department that is most engaged in the lives of residents and visitors alike on a daily basis. Through its programs, policies and physical amenities, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation promotes the well-being of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
About The Fairmount Park Conservancy
The Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion the Fairmount Park system. Its mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve Fairmount Park to enhance the quality of life and stimulate the economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Fairmount Park Conservancy fulfills its mission by leading signature capital projects, innovative programs, and historic preservation efforts throughout Fairmount Park; by developing and leveraging resources for the park; and by promoting the parks’ unique assets and contributions, including nearly 50 historic properties now under Conservancy management. The Fairmount Park system covers more than 10,200 acres and is considered one of the largest urban park systems in the world. It includes a network of more than 100 neighborhood parks and contains some of the region’s most famous treasures and attractions. For more information, please visit fairmountparkconservancy.org or myphillypark.org. Like the Fairmount Park Conservancy on Facebook at facebook.com/FairmountParkConservancy and follow on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.