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    • Rendering of a closed Parkway block for The Oval+ 2018 | PORT Urbanism
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In Common: The Oval stretches car-free play onto the Parkway this summer

Our series about Philly's changing public spaces continues with a trip on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ashley Hahn checks in on The Oval, a summertime experience geared at making the Parkway…

    • Rendering of Oval+ from above | port

Plus ça change: Once again, the Oval+ temporarily puts the 'park' in the Ben Franklin Parkway

From the Pope's visit and the NFL Draft, to lengthy construction projects and the rush of speeding traffic, it’s no surprise that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway can feel overwhelmed at times.…

    • Lead muralist Brad Carney jumps in the air amidst interns and students painting 'Rhythm & Hues' at Eakins Oval. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)
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Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the seasonal park space.  It’s had a touch of the shore…

    • Rhythm & Hues

‘The Oval’ pop-up park returns for a fourth year

The surface parking lot at Eakins Oval on Benjamin Franklin Parkway will once again become “The Oval” pop-up park this summer, the Department of Parks & Recreation announced earlier this month.…

    • The Oval is being remade in bold, bright geometries
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The Oval returns for third season, will it see a fourth?

If The Oval started three years ago as an experiment to see if an underused part of the Parkway could become a lively – if temporary – public space, consider the…

    • Diamond facets point to the Art Museum's collonnade
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Fleeting Fantasy: The Oval returns, replacing asphalt with art and parking with place

With pluck and paint a parking lot can become a magic carpet, and an underused bit of parkland can become an attraction. That’s the idea behind The Oval, a now annual…

    • Colonial bricks, Photo by Blog King
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November 22-24: Artsy Bingo | Morris Arboretum holiday garden, railway | Awesome Fest closing night | Greenbuild tours | Book Paper Scissors

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here's what's happening around Philly this weekend.  SUPPORT: Philadelphia Sculptors, Artsy Bingo Friday, November 22. 7:30pm - 10pm. RyBrew, 2816 West Girard Ave. Head to Brewerytown's…

    • Delancey Street, Photo by PlanPhilly
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October 18-20: Eakins Oval Drive-in Movies | Moon viewing at Shofuso | Kids Halloween Bike Ride | Bella Vista, Center City, Old Germantown home tours

Hello Streeters! Looks like this is the weekend of the home tour. Enjoy! KICKOFF: Drive-In Movie Theater at Eakins Oval Friday, October 18. 7:30pm. Eakins Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The…

    • The Oval: boardwalk, blanket, beach
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Hot fun at The Oval

On Wednesday, Eakins Oval debuted its new summer identity - “The Oval” - wearing a fresh paint pattern and outfitted with temporary features aimed at inviting people to linger…

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July 18: PGW fined $500,000 | Lower North's vacant land future | Philadelphia School Partnerships awards $4.7 million | The Oval, officially open | Elfreth's Alley archaeology dig

Hello Streeters!  Temperatures could reach 97 today, but it looks like the region's power grid is beating that heat. Power companies say the grid is holding up wellPhiladelphia Gas…

    • The Beach

Bringing the beach, the blanket, and the boardwalk to The Oval

As the sun burst through the clouds and turned a sticky humid day into merely a sweltering one, Mayor Michael Nutter and a host of dignitaries began painting — literally —…

    • Rendering of The Oval, looking westward. | LRSLA studio
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Eakins Oval: More park, less parking

If the Parkway’s new mantra is “More park, less way” then the rallying cry for improving Eakins Oval might be “More park, less parking.” With its tall trees, beautiful fountains, and…

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Summer screenings under the stars

Want to watch Rocky within sight of the Art Museum steps? How about pretending that the Schuylkill is the Seine while watching Midnight in Paris? Whatever your fancy, it's officially…

Parkway Council seeks public opinion about Eakins Oval redesign

The Parkway Council is reaching out to the public with an online survey to study the potential reconfiguration of roads and sidewalks at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum…

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