Playground Pop-Up: Movement and Melodies with Music Play Patrol

Celebrate spring with a series of music-themed programming at the Anna C. Verna Playground in FDR Park!


Saturday, June 15


9:30 am - 11:30 am


Anna C. Verna Playground

Anna C. Verna Playground
Picnic Area #2 at FDR Park
Philadelphia PA, 19145

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and Music Play Patrol for a movement-based musical program at the Anna C. Verna Playground on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30–11:30 AM. Clap your hands and stomp your feet as we learn new instruments while moving our bodies.

Launched in 2010 by musician/educator Frank Coates, Music Play Patrol (MPP) was founded based on one concept – that children, no matter where they come from or which school district they attend, should have access to a high-quality educational experience. MPP provides music as well as sports education to schools, summer camps, festivals/events, and more.

Read more about the Anna C. Verna Playground here.

(all events are from 9:30-11:30 AM)

–Saturday, April 20: Family-Friendly Concert with Two of a Kind
–Tuesday, May 7: Storytime with the Free Library
–Saturday, May 18: Making Music with Mister John
–Tuesday, June 4: Making Music with Mister John
–Saturday, June 15: Movement and Melodies with Music Play Patrol


  • Families are welcome to drop in anytime between 9:30-11:30 AM.
  • All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Pop-up events are entirely outside so please dress for the weather.

The Anna C. Verna Playground is located across from the Olmstead Overlook. There is plenty of free parking near the playground. As always, never leave valuables in your car! If traveling by public transit, use SEPTA to travel to Broad Street Line’s NRG Station (last stop). The nearest Indego bike station is at Broad and Pattison.

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In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be canceled or rescheduled if possible. Registrants will be notified via email.