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Programs & Classes

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E-SPORTS CLUB

Wednesdays | 6:00-7:30 p.m.

MARKWARD REC CENTER

New! E-Sports Club for 5-12 year-olds. Come enjoy various Nintendo Switch games in a fun and social setting. This E-Sports Club fosters friendly competition, teamwork, communication, and stress relief. Email MarkwardPlayground@phila.gov to register. Space is limited.

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RITTENHOUSE READERS BOOK CLUB

Join the Facebook group & 

sign-up for meetings

 

Join a newly created group for fellow Philadelphians looking to connect through our shared interest in reading. This is not your typical book club! Specific books are not assigned and fans of all genres are welcome. Meetings are an hour of individual reading time bookended (ha!) by 30 minutes to mingle and meet your neighbors.
 

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Tai Chi - Winter Session

Jan 23 - Mar 26

Tuesdays | Times Vary

MARKWARD REC CENTER 

Achieve a healthier mind, body, and spirit by practicing this Chinese martial art. This class must be purchased as a season class pass (10 classes). $75 per pass.

Register for Advanced Class (6 p.m.)

(Beginners class or experience required)

Register for Intermediate Class (6:45 p.m.)
Register for Beginners Class (7:30 p.m.)

Knitting Circle

Tuesdays | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

MARKWARD REC CENTER 

In partnership with Friends of Schuylkill River Park, Markward Recreation Center and the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, we encourage you to build friendships and perfect your craft at our knitting circle. 

Bring your own supplies and come meet your knitting neighbors every week at the Markward Rec Center. 

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June 4 - November 19

Sundays | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

North end of the Park, 300 S 25th Street

We are excited to announce a weekly farmers market will take place at the north end of Schuylkill River Park, courtesy of Evergreen Events. With 20 years of experience working within the Philadelphia region's local food scene, Evergreen Events has managed over 50 farmers markets collectively, including some of the biggest and most successful markets in the area. Together with the local farmers and producers, they've helped bring tons of freshly grown, artisanal food to communities in and around Philadelphia. Take a stroll by and check out the goods!

Vendor List: Sharrah Orchards, Lost Bread, Settantatre Pasta Company, Nilaa Coffee, Aaji's Coastal Indian Cuisine, Wyncote Farms, and more!

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Schuylkill River Park Farmers Market

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Community Picnic & Open Mic Nights

Next date: TBD

MARKWARD REC CENTER 

Bring your own food, drinks and blanket and be serenaded by neighbors.

Calling all musicians! If you would like to participate in open mic night, email us at fsrporg@gmail.com to register and to discuss acoustic needs.

 

Please spread the word so we have a full roster of musicians for the evening.

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Walking Group

Fridays | 9 a.m.

MARKWARD REC CENTER

Get fit and meet others from the neighborhood with our new walking group. The starting point/meeting place will be in Schuylkill River Park at Spruce and 25th Street. We will walk for about one hour along the River Trail and return for coffee at Rowhome for those that are interested.

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BINGO

Thursdays | 5:30 p.m.

MARKWARD REC CENTER

Thursday Night Bingo is fun and free for the whole family! No registration or cost, just come down to the picnic tables by the tennis courts and grab a board (or head inside the Race Center in bad weather). The lucky winners can choose a prize!

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LEGO LEAGUE

Every other Monday | 6 p.m.

MARKWARD REC CENTER

Calling all LEGO fans! Interested and curious builders can fill out this form here, or email: markwardlegoleague@gmail.com with any questions.

Scholarships may be available.

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