Family Fun Day returns to PCAT’s West Oak Lane site this weekend

Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT) will host its second annual Spring Family Fun Day in West Oak Lane from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event is designed to introduce local residents to PCAT’s offerings including free after-school programming and low-cost summer camps.

“Tucked away in this corner of Philadelphia, it’s really important to have safe, fun and engaging activities in a space where there are not that many resources available,” said Alexis Kiesel, PCAT’s STEM program manager.

What’s on the agenda?

The family friendly event will blend educational and fun activities.

From the fun side of the ledger: arts and crafts, face painting, live music and outdoor contests like jump rope.

From the educational side of things: identifying substances under a microscope and meeting with PCAT instructors.

Kiesel estimated that 200 people attended the first-annual event at PCAT, a Foundations Inc. entity which works with five partner schools in Northwest Philadelphia providing access to five computer labs and recording and dance studios at 2111 Eastburn St.

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