Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza
Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day
FREE • All Day
10:00 am The Museum opens — FREE all day and open until 8:30 pm
2:00 pm The outdoor festivities begin
9:00 pm Field of Dreams outdoor screening
We’re taking it outside for this fun family day on Independence Mall featuring games, arts and crafts, meet-and-greets with MLB personalities, music, and more!
- Meet former MLB players, including former Philadelphia Phillie Tommy Greene, who was part of the 1993 National League Championship and World Series team
- Get the whole family up and dancing with live music from Philadelphia Funk Authority, Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band, and the DJ-led dance party sensation, Baby Loves Disco
- Test your arm with the speed pitch challenge, practice your swing with the t-ball challenge, play virtual baseball and other baseball-themed carnival games, create arts and crafts, stop by the photo booth, get your face painted, and sample some of Philly’s favorite food trucks
- Bring a donation for Pitch In For Baseball – this non-profit organization will be on-site to collect new or gently-used baseball equipment that will be donated to baseball-loving kids in need around the world (details below)
- The first 200 fans that come to our outdoor information booth can pick up their FREE Chasing Dreams mini-beach balls…just in time for summer
- Kids can take a shot at broadcasting the events of the day at KYW’s Kidcast booth
- Grab your blanket and stick around for an outdoor screening Field of Dreams celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
THE MUSEUM • 10:00 am – 8:30 pm — come on in!
The Museum and Chasing Dreams will be FREE and open late — explore our groundbreaking special exhibition through a self-guided family tour, share your favorite baseball memories in the Museum’s It’s Your Story recording booths, interact with “Koufax on the Koncourse”, and more!
OUTDOOR FESTIVITIES • 2:00 – 8:30 pm (on 5th Street between Market and Chestnut)
Beginning at 2:00 pm
• Speed-pitch challenge, t-ball challenge, virtual baseball, other baseball-themed carnival games, face painting, make-and-take crafts, photo booth
• KYW Kidcast
• Stop by the NMAJH Home Plate outdoor information booth to pick up your Chasing Dreams beach balls and other goodies (while supplies last)
Baby Loves Disco
2:30 – 3:30 pm • 4:45 – 5:45 pm
Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band
3:45 – 4:30 pm • 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Philadelphia Funk Authority
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Say hi and take a photo with former Philadelphia Phillies.
Tommy Greene (’93 National League Champs)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Marty Bystrom (’80 World Series Champs)
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Dickie Noles (’80 World Series Champs)
7:00 – 8:30 pm
(Thanks for your understanding that players won’t be signing autographs.)
Pitch In For Baseball
Drop off your new or gently-used baseball equipment which PIFB will donate to baseball loving kids in need around the world. You could be entered to win PIFB prizes!
The things they need the most are: gloves (RH/LH), catcher’s mitts and gear, BBCOR bats. Regrettably, they cannot accept: shirts/uniforms in quantities less than 15, BESR bats (due to new regulations). www.pifb.org
OUTDOOR SCREENING • 9:00 pm
Field of Dreams (USA, 1989, 107 minutes)
Join NMAJH CEO Ivy Barsky for this 25th anniversary screening. (Blankets and towels welcome, but please no chairs, glass, or alcohol! A limited number of chairs will be available)
The Museum Store & Café • 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Free NMAJH hoodie with store purchase, while supplies last.
Philly’s Favorite Food Trucks • From 2:00 pm…until the food runs out! (on 5th St.)
Including Delicias, The Grill Cheese, Hot Digitty, KAMI Korean Food Truck, and Schmear It.
The Bourse Food Court & Specialty Shops • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
111 S. Independence Mall E. (next to NMAJH on 5th St.)
Special thanks to our restaurant partner, Red Owl Tavern, located at 4th & Chestnut.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS…THANK YOU!
Program sponsorship provided by Keystone Property Group and Parkway Corporation.
Media sponsorship provided by KYW Newsradio 1060
Community partner: Pitch In For Baseball