Love Your Park Week Schedule: Mother’s Day Events, Clothing Swaps, an Edible Bugs Dinner and More

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Philly’s Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation just announced the jam-packed itinerary for the third-annual Love Your Park Week, taking place May 10-17. Besides a host of service projects, like cleanups and other eco-friendly haps, the schedule includes a nice range of activities, including everything from Mother’s Day gatherings to arts and crafts fairs to even an edible bugs dinner.

Find some of Love Your Park‘s highlights below. These are just some highlights, though. To see a full schedule of all 75-plus events, go here. To register and find out more about park cleanups, go here.

Saturday, May 10th

Sunday, May 11th

Monday, May 12th

  • Art in the Park: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation proudly presents Art in the Park, a free arts-and-crafts traveling class. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Malcolm X Memorial Park, 52nd and Pine streets. 

Tuesday, May 13th

  • A Community Vision for East and West Fairmount Park: PennPraxis and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement will unveil “A Community Vision and Action Plan for East and West Fairmount Park.” Join stakeholders for the unveiling and a walking tour. 6 p.m., Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse in East Fairmount Park.

Wednesday, May 14th

Thursday, May 15th

  • PARKx: Have a beer with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and enjoy a night of thrilling stories and discussions on the Philadelphia park system by park users who have had especially interesting experiences. 8 p.m., Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave. 
  • Jazz in the Park: Hawthorne Park will host the Jazz Bridge for free, featuring live concerts with various jazz performers this spring and summer. 7 p.m.-9 p.m., every third Thursday of the month fromMay to August, Hawthorne Park, 12th and Catharine streets. 

Friday, May 16th

Saturday, May 17th

  • Party in the Park: Join us for the 2nd-annual party to celebrate LOVE Your Park Week. The event will feature live music, food trucks, games for young and old, raffle prizes, and a beer garden! 4 p.m.–8 p.m., Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue.
  • McPherson Square Park Festival: Come join the Friends of McPherson Park in a fun-filled day featuring games, resource tables, snacks, and music for the whole family. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., McPherson Square Park, 600 E. Clearfield Street.
  • Spring Love Your Park Day: Join the Friends of Marconi Plaza for a morning park cleanup followed by pony rides, face painting, pizza, and hot dogs. The American Cancer Society will also hold a Relay for Life event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Marconi Plaza, Broad Street and Oregon Avenue.
  • Swap & Meet: Come join in a clothes swap and flea market. All are also encouraged to donate clothes to Dress for Success, an organization striving to aid disadvantaged women by providing professional wear and career counseling. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Etting Park, 3200 N. Marston Street.
  • Morris Park’s 102nd Birthday Bash: Help the neighborhood celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Morris Park joining the Fairmount Park system. There will be a fundraiser for the Friends of Morris Park with lots of fun activities, music, and more. Noon-4 p.m. Morris Park , North 68th St.