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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: A Philly Renaissance

Free / Family / Social / Performance

Sunday, September 4, 10am – 5pm


The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble will perform at today's event.

Free; capacity is limited, and registration is required.

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About the Event

It’s the first Sunday of the month, which means free admission at the Barnes! This month, we’re celebrating the ways that the Harlem Renaissance still influences life, art, and culture in Philadelphia today. Enjoy tap performances by the Lady Hoofers, and find stories of jazz and poetry in our galleries and learn more with our fun family activities. Plus, see the collection in our main galleries and visit our special exhibition, Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), in its last weekend.

Limited capacity. Registration opens Thursday, September 1, at 10am.

Before your visit, see our current safety guidelines.

What’s On

10am – 4pm

Art Activities

Join us for art activities, a scavenger hunt, and play celebrating the Harlem Renaissance. Perfect for the whole family—ages 2 and up.

10:30 – 11am; 11:15 – 11:45am


Baby Wordplay brings stories and fun for ages 2 and up. This month’s theme is all about music and poetry!

1 – 1:45pm; 2:30 – 3:15pm

The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble

Join the Lady Hoofers, a Philadelphia-based all-women’s tap ensemble, for a performance celebrating the Harlem Renaissance. Founded in 2011, this collective produces original works of choreography while also preserving the tradition of improvisation in rhythm tap. As described by the Dance Journal, “The Hoofers not only can spark the floor, they take tap in unexpected directions.”