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Opening Day Hooray of “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia”

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 12-1 pm (rain date Sunday, February 5th), families throughout the region and distinguished guests will kick off Black History Month at Smith Memorial Playground for the “Opening Day Hooray” of the third annual exhibition “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia.” Attendees will enjoy special programming in the Playhouse and on the Playground until 4 pm. Mayor Jim Kenney, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, and attending honorees will make remarks around 12 pm.

This free, family-friendly event honors the contributions of local African American leaders across the fields of activism, architecture, education, finance, journalism, medicine, science, and performing and visual arts whose impact has made Philly a better place to live, work, grow and play. The exhibition is made up of educational displays focusing on each honoree’s life and achievements.


February 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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