It’s time for one of our favorite days of the year – the Blankenburg Parade! Our teaching artists have been working with 4th grade students this Winter and Spring to create giant puppets that celebrate who they are and what they care about. The rest of the school is getting involved with flag making, movement, chant writing, and drumming workshops  to prepare for this joyous celebration of the entire Blankenburg community!
PARADE DETAILS!Wednesday, May 15th
(Rain Date: Fri. May 17, 2pm parade start)Parade steps off at 1pm
Volunteers arrive a NOON
Blankenburg Elementary – 4600 Girard Ave.Parade begins and ends at Blankenburg School Yard on Marion Ave. between Wyalusing Ave. and Girard Ave.
Volunteer for Blankenburg parade
on Wednesday, May 15th!

Help us keep the parade safe! Volunteer roles include Traffic Safety Marshalls, Water Wagon-eers, Art Holders, and a Van Driver. Volunteer time commitment is NOON-2:15PM More info about these roles in our Know Before You Go Guide.Let us know you’re interested in volunteering or attending by filling out our Blankenburg Parade & RSVP Form here or by emailing
SPARQ in Schools is supported by: Independence Foundation, the Independence Public Media Foundation, the Patricia Kind Family Foundation, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Philadelphia Foundation, the Rosenlund Family Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Foundation, and our incredible sustainers and donors like you.