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Come Dream in Philly!

NVITATION – Come early stay late!
The Dream Flag is thrilled to invite any and all Dream Flag Project teachers and students to Philadelphia to attend our Tenth Anniversary Celebration weekend starting on Thursday, May, 2 and ending on Sunday, May 5th   --or any part of that that you can manage! The Big Event—our Tenth Anniversary Dream Flag Celebration—is on Saturday, May 4th at the National Constitution Center, and there’s lots to see and to do make a weekend of Dream Come True.


Why travel when you can dream at home?
Each year we connect 2-3,000 Dream Flags. Walking around to see the diversity and connection of these dreams is an experience no one can forget. Students of all ages take the stage to declare their dreams to everyone there. Hearing the voices—from a four-year-old just learning to read, to a high school student looking into the distant future—is a sound that stays in your heart. Seeing the connection of so many flags as we tie together the lines and raise our voices singing The Dream Flag Song together is a moment that echoes forever. It’s the memory of a lifetime.


Home stays available.
We’ll be happy to provide home stays for visiting students and teachers on a first-come-first served basis. Two to four people can stay with each host family. Philadelphia’s public transit makes it convenient for you to sightsee in the city. Some student families may also invite you to attend school with them on Friday if you are interested.


Dream Schedule: Arrive Thursday, Tour Friday, Celebrate Saturday, Return Sunday
We’ll be happy to have you here for all or part of our celebration weekend. Here’s a suggestion for your schedule.

Thursday:          If you can arrive Thursday, it gives you a full day of sightseeing before the weekend. Philadelphia’s airport is easy to navigate, and you can take a train directly into the city.

Friday:              See Philadelphia’s sites—where the American dream began. Within ten minutes walk of the National Constitution Center visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin Park, the Betsy Ross House, the African American Museum, the  and many more sites.

Saturday:          Join our volunteer Event Staff to help set up our tenth anniversary celebration or take in more sites in the morning. Join the Celebration starting at 11 and wrapping up by 2:00. Take in more sights or rest before the Visitors Dinner and Reception Saturday evening.

Sunday:             Organize your departure and head home. Easy access to the airport and the train station.




What do I have to do to arrange homestay?

Email Jeff and Sandy at Let us know how many people, what ages and genders, any allergies, and what nights you would like accommodation. Also anything else you want us to know.

What will happen then?
We’ll get back to you with information about your homestay host family and put you in direct contact. You will make arrangements with them about the specifics of your arrival and transportation to their home.

The homestay is a friendly arrangement between you and your host family. It is the same as staying with a friend. The Dream Flag Project will make connections between interested host families and visitors but is not responsible or for any issues or events beyond that.

We’d love to know when you’ll arrive. If it’s possible, we’ll have someone there to meet and greet you. Agnes Irwin Parents will provide a handy welcome package for each of you.

Hotels instead?
Yes. We’re happy to give you some suggestions. Just let us know. Hotels start around $120/nt. double-occupancy.

Expenses in Philadelphia?
All sites of Independence National Park are free. Other museums will charge admission ranging from $10-20 per person. Meals out start around $10/person for simple food.


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