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Arts in the Park 2024!

Arts in the Park 2024!

Arts in the Park is a one-day arts festival sponsored by Friends of High School Park, and held in High School Park in the heart of Elkins Park, PA .  Arts in the Park was created in 1995 to bring together many of our local talented artists and musicians for a fun,...

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Bird Walks with Judith Gratz

Bird Walks with Judith Gratz

Join Judith as she takes you through High School Park, for an early morning walk listening for and identifying birds who live here year round and those who are just passing through!  All walks are on the third Saturday of each month through June 2024.   Sponsored by...

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FHSP Book Club

FHSP Book Club

Join us for our new books & discussions in 2024! Finding the Mother Tree, Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest   by Suzanne Simard   Discussion on January 24, 2024, 7pm at Robin Nagele's home, 410 Lodges Lane, Elkins Park. H is for Hawk  by Helen MacDonald ...

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Past Events

Winter Warm-Up Online Silent Auction

Winter Warm-Up Online Silent Auction

The 2024 Winter Warm-Up Online Auction goes live on January 27th, and  will be open for bidding  January 27-February 11, 2024. More items will be added throughout the auction, keep watching for that perfect gift and help FHSP reach our goal of $12,000!  Winners will...

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2023 Annual Appeal

2023 Annual Appeal

The Year's End Annual Appeal 2023 Whether we are on individual rambles, with families & pets in tow, or when we are together as a community for a summer concert, bird watching, stargazing, or enjoying our annual Arts in the Park festival, we all enjoy the precious...

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Halloween Doggie Costume Parade

Halloween Doggie Costume Parade

Join us for our annual Halloween Doggie Costume Parade on Sunday, October 29th at 1pm!  Gather at the park at 1 and the parade will begin at 1:30pm.  Prizes, treats and fun for all! (Humans in costume welcome)

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Kid’s Workshop on Bees!

Kid’s Workshop on Bees!

Come join us as we welcome Briar Bush Nature Center to High School Park for a workshop on Bees!  Sunday, October 1st from 11am - 12noon  Explore and learn the value of bees and the vital role they play in nature. You will be able to observe these fascinating creatures...

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Observe the Moon!

Observe the Moon!

Join the Elkins Park Library, the Friends of High School Park and the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Society for the International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday,  October 21, 2023.   A "family friendly" event. Contact Elkins Park Library for registration:  215-635-5000 ...

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Summer Series Artist: Rebecca Schultz

Summer Series Artist: Rebecca Schultz

FHSP Summer Outdoor Art Installation Series 2023.

Artist Workshop- Thursday, August 3, 2023, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Culminating Celebration- Thursday, August 24, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Mapping Our Watershed is a participatory art and community science project, produced in collaboration with the Cheltenham Center for the Arts and the Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership.

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Summer Series Artist: Megan Raab Greenholt

Summer Series Artist: Megan Raab Greenholt

FHSP Summer Outdoor Art Installation Series 2023.

Artist Talk- Thursday, July 13, 2023, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

To give and receive reciprocally is the intention of BackwardForwardForwardBackward, an installation using native and naturalized plant species currently growing on-site at HSP.

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Tent Time Storytime

Tent Time Storytime

In Partnership with Let's Go Outdoors, Friends of High School Park presents Tent Story Time!   Sunday, July 16th (CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN) and Saturday, July 29th 10am-12noon at High School Park! Drop by anytime between 10am and 12 noon to enjoy the outdoors with the...

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Summer Series Artist: Rhonda Hershey Ike

Summer Series Artist: Rhonda Hershey Ike

FHSP Summer Outdoor Art Installation Series 2023.

Artist Talk- RAIN DATE: JULY 6TH, 2023, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Created from the natural debris found in the park, Nesting is a comforting space that welcomes visitors to enter, retreat from daily life, and connect to the earth.

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Summer Artist Series Returns

Summer Artist Series Returns

This summer there will be 3 artists working within the park each offering workshops, culminating in a final installation and presentation of their work. Rhonda Hershey Ike- Nesting @earthartyoga (IG) Artist "Walk & Talk" Event: June 22nd, 5:30-7:30 pm Megan Raab...

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