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Programs and Events

Fishing Derby   

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 9:00 am to 12:00 noon | $3 Fee at Kleinheinz Pond on Tookany Creek Parkway (between Central Avenue and Beryl Road in Cheltenham)
Children can test their skill and luck at the 62nd Annual Fishing Derby. The derby is open to kids up to age 15 and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. The $3 entrance fee entitles participants use the pole and line, one hot dog, one soda and a chance to win great prizes. Participants must bring their own bait. The fishing derby is presented by the Cheltenham/Rockledge Rotary Club in cooperation with the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department. There is no rain date for this event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., come early to get the best spot around the pond!
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Sundays in the Park  
May 19 | May 26 | June 2 | June 9 | Sept. 15 | Sept. 22 | Sept. 29 | Oct. 6 | Oct. 20 (2019) 1:00 to 4:00 pm | Tookany
Creek Parkway
(between Central Avenue and Beryl Road)
During Sundays in the Spring and Fall Tookany Creek Parkway is closed to motor vehicles - weather permitting - so that cyclists, in-line skaters, joggers, walkers and others can enjoy the roadway free from traffic. Vehicles are diverted from Tookany Creek Parkway.  Through traffic is allowed on Beryl Road.  
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Arts in the Park
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 9:00 am to 12:00 noon | Free at High School Park (High School Rd. & Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park)
This popular annual festival will again feature high-quality wares from at least 50 juried artisans in addition to live music, fun kids’ activities and tasty food vendors. In addition, the event will include Sustainable Cheltenham activities, including award winners, student projects and more. Information: 215-782-8082.


FLICK ‘N’ FLOATS
Fridays 
8:00 pm gates open and show time is at 8:30 pm$5 per person & kids 3 and younger are FREE 
Glenside Pool: Friday, June 7th & Friday, July 12th, 185 S. Keswick Ave., Glenside
Conklin Pool: Friday, June 28th & Tuesday, July 30th, 15 E.Church Rd., Elkins Park
Enjoy a family movie and evening swimming for all ages. Children ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. You must have your own pool tag to attend. Each tag holding member may bring one non-member guest. Bring your own raft or tube and float in the water while enjoying the movie. Refreshments are available for purchase and include water, wings, noodles. Small inflatable toys are NOT acceptable flotation devices.*Parent must get into the water with any children 10 and under. These movies will be shown in the lawn area and shallow end of the pools. 


22nd ANNUAL CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Sundays| First set starts at 5
:00 pm | FREE | Most concerts at Curtis Arboretum on Church Road in Wyncote
Cheltenham Township is once again offering a free concert series on 5 Sundays this summer primarily at Curtis Arboretum, the beautiful and recently renovated 47-acre park .The Township couldn’t offer quality free music in the park without support from the series sponsor, Einstein Medical Center. All musicians will play two 45-minute sets starting at 5:00 p.m., but the musician line-up is subject to change. Lawn chairs, blankets, and light snacks are welcome, but no alcohol is permitted. In case of rain concerts will be held inside Curtis Hall. Information: 215-887-6200, ext. 227. 
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2019 Line-Up      

  • June 23............Great Enough, Alternative Rock
  • July 7...............Lewis Brothers, Blue Grass
  • July 21.............Ken Ulansey, Whirled Music
  • August 4.........Calvin Pressley, Rhythm & Blues
  • August 18........Larry McKenna Jazz Orchestra, Jazz (at Einstien Medical Center)

This final concert on August 18th will be hosted by Einstein Medical Center at 60 Township Line Road in Elkins Park.


Playground Carnival

Friday, July 26 • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Wall Park, 100 Wall Park Dr., Elkins Park
A fun night for the whole family with games inflatables, food trucks and more. For more information call 215-887-6200 ext 227. RAIN DATE is Saturday, July 27.

Cheltenham Summer Flea Market
Saturday, August 24 2019 | 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m. | Free at Curtis Arboretum on Church Road in Wyncote
Look for lost treasures at the bi-annual Flea Market and browse the sale tables while enjoying the beautiful rolling hills at Curtis Arboretum. For more information call at 215-887-6200, ext. 227. Rain Date: September 14th
Vendors: The cost is $15 per space or $25 for two. Rules and applications are available  HERE The registration deadline is Friday, August 16, 2019. 

Recreational Swim and Children's Lessons at the Cheltenham High School Pool  (2019)   
Come out and enjoy evening recreational swims at the Cheltenham High School pool one night a week during the fall and winter/spring season. The pool, located at Rices Mill Road and Panther Road in Wyncote, will be open on Wednesdays from 7:45PM to 9:45PM. Daily fees are $4 for resident adults ($8 for non-resident adults) or $3 for resident youths ($6 for non-resident youths) under age 18, college students up to age 23 and seniors age 62 and over.  Seasonal tags may be purchased at the pool for $30 for resident adults ($55 for non-resident adults) or $20 for resident youths ($45 for non-resident youths), college students or seniors.  CASH ONLY. Swimmers must supply their own towels, caps and bathing suits.  Lockers are available, but participants must supply their own locks.  The township is not responsible for personal items in the locker room. Access to pool - please use door #C-11 by the tennis court area.
Now accepting non-residents for swim lessons in the fall and winter at the Cheltenham High School Pool, but NOT in the summer at Glenside or Conklin Pools.



Halloween Party 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm | $5 per Child at  La Mott Community Center
Family Event | For Children Ages 2 & Up Older (Parents are free)
Join us if you dare in ghoulish games, a costume contest, tricks and treats. The party will run from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Call 215-635-3255 by October 18th to register.

Hayride and Bonfire 2019 
Welcome the onset of chilly weather by enjoying a hayride down to a bonfire to listen to music or sing along on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This event in beautiful Curtis Arboretum, located at Church Road and Greenwood Avenue in Wyncote, costs $5 per person, but children 2 & younger are free. Hot chocolate, cider and other light refreshments are included. Rain date: Friday, November 15, 2019.




 


The American black community, both military and civilian, contributed more to the winning of World War II than most people, even today, realize. Local historian, Bill Chambrés will present a lecture highlighting some of the histories of persons and units who made those contributions. Based upon the journal-type magazine which he edited in 2018, these historic accounts will keep you riveted to your seats during this Free presentation.
The American black community, both military and civilian, contributed more to the winning of World War II than most people, even today, realize. Local historian, Bill Chambrés will present a lecture highlighting some of the histories of persons and units who made those contributions. Based upon the journal-type magazine which he edited in 2018, these historic accounts will keep you riveted to your seats during this Free presentation.
The American black community, both military and civilian, contributed more to the winning of World War II than most people, even today, realize. Local historian, Bill Chambrés will present a lecture highlighting some of the histories of persons and units who made those contributions. Based upon the journal-type magazine which he edited in 2018, these historic accounts will keep you riveted to your seats during this Free presentation.

 

Observe and participate in the process of making maple syrup.

  • Learn about tree “cookies”.
  • Learn how a tree is tapped
  • Learn about our watershed.
  • And other fun activities!

 Fee: $3 Per Person at the door or pre-pay at the Rowland or  La Mott Community Center or at the Township Administration Building in the Parks & Recreation Department

Hot chocolate and a taste of maple syrup on a waffle will be served!  Instructed by Environmental Educator Judith Gratz

Dress warmly and wear boots!  It will be cold or muddy!

 Large groups are required to pre-register with  Parks and Recreation Departmen at 215-887-6200,  ext. 227.

 Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

 

Observe and participate in the process of making maple syrup.

  • Learn about tree “cookies”.
  • Learn how a tree is tapped
  • Learn about our watershed.
  • And other fun activities!

 Fee: $3 Per Person at the door or pre-pay at the Rowland or  La Mott Community Center or at the Township Administration Building in the Parks & Recreation Department

Hot chocolate and a taste of maple syrup on a waffle will be served!  Instructed by Environmental Educator Judith Gratz

Dress warmly and wear boots!  It will be cold or muddy!

 Large groups are required to pre-register with  Parks and Recreation Departmen at 215-887-6200,  ext. 227.

 Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

 

Observe and participate in the process of making maple syrup.

  • Learn about tree “cookies”.
  • Learn how a tree is tapped
  • Learn about our watershed.
  • And other fun activities!

 Fee: $3 Per Person at the door or pre-pay at the Rowland or  La Mott Community Center or at the Township Administration Building in the Parks & Recreation Department

Hot chocolate and a taste of maple syrup on a waffle will be served!  Instructed by Environmental Educator Judith Gratz

Dress warmly and wear boots!  It will be cold or muddy!

 Large groups are required to pre-register with  Parks and Recreation Departmen at 215-887-6200,  ext. 227.

 Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

 

Observe and participate in the process of making maple syrup.

  • Learn about tree “cookies”.
  • Learn how a tree is tapped
  • Learn about our watershed.
  • And other fun activities!

 Fee: $3 Per Person at the door or pre-pay at the Rowland or  La Mott Community Center or at the Township Administration Building in the Parks & Recreation Department

Hot chocolate and a taste of maple syrup on a waffle will be served!  Instructed by Environmental Educator Judith Gratz

Dress warmly and wear boots!  It will be cold or muddy!

 Large groups are required to pre-register with  Parks and Recreation Departmen at 215-887-6200,  ext. 227.

 Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Calvary Presbyterian Church and the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.

 
 
 
 
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