Port Richmond: Sustainable Green Guide Meeting, Philly 311 Training, Parks On Tap At Penn Treaty Park And More This Week

Port Richmond: Sustainable Green Guide Meeting, Philly 311 Training, Parks On Tap At Penn Treaty Park And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Sustainable 19125 & 19134 Green Guide Meeting – Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., 2515 Frankford Ave. First-Time Homebuyer Workshop – Tuesday, Aug. 15, 4-8 p.m., Coral Street Arts House (2446 Coral St.) […]

 

Port Richmond: A&W Literacy Night, Aria-Jefferson Health Fair And Movie Nights

Port Richmond: A&W Literacy Night, Aria-Jefferson Health Fair And Movie Nights

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. A&W Literacy Night: Monday, July 24, 6:30-8 p.m. – 2600 E. Westmoreland St. Aria-Jefferson Health Fair: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – St. Anne’s Senior Community Center (2607 E. Cumberland St.) […]

 

Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Waterfront: Facelift Coming for Penn Treaty Park

Penn Treaty Park has a soggy secret. Parents who chase their children through the playground after a heavy dose of rain know all about it. “After a good day’s worth of rain, we know we’re going to be cleaning the mud off his sneakers later,” said Brooke Smith, shooting a motherly glance toward her son, […]

 

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

Waterfront: Five Outdoor Activities to Experience

When William Penn first laid out his plan for Philadelphia, the famous founder realized the importance of parks to not only flee to in case of emergency, but also to escape from the rigors of city life – even for just an afternoon. Today, the waterfronts along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers boast some of the […]

 

Fishtown: Five Spots with Interesting History

Fishtown: Five Spots with Interesting History

The trademark blue and gold signs that mark historical locations are ubiquitous in Philadelphia. Some are nothing more than fun facts and others can transport you back in time, if for only a few moments. Fishtown is largely devoid of these signs, but that doesn’t mean that the area isn’t rich with history. Penn Treaty […]

 

Waterfront: Penn Treaty Park is a Green Block in an Urban Landscape

Waterfront: Penn Treaty Park is a Green Block in an Urban Landscape

Philadelphia folklore suggests the turn of the 16th century brought along the founding of peace between local Native American Lenape Clan and one of the city’s most famous icons. Legend has it William Penn brokered a peace treaty with the tribe under an elm tree which stood in what we know now as – the appropriately named – […]

 

Fishtown: Penn Treaty Master Plan Continues to Evolve

Fishtown: Penn Treaty Master Plan Continues to Evolve

On the bright sunny day of the 3rd Annual Fishtown Fishing Derby, AJ Thompson, president of the Friends of Penn Treaty Park, ran around the park, handing out fishing poles to kids who didn’t have their own and checking in on the entrants to measure the fish they had caught. Despite the busy schedule, Thompson, […]

 

The Waterfront: Five Things You Didn’t Know

The Waterfront: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Philadelphia’s waterfronts are an attraction for both tourists and residents of the city alike. Here are five facts about the rivers’ and the green spaces that surround them. 1. On the portion of the Schuylkill River Trail (above) that runs between the Art Museum and Locust Street, there are about 1 million user trips per […]

 

Waterfront: Cyclists Troubled By Delaware Trails

Waterfront: Cyclists Troubled By Delaware Trails

When the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation installed the Penn Street Bike Trail off of Columbus Boulevard, it showcased the potential success of a fluid bike trail separated from traffic along the Delaware River. Central in the DRWC’s master plan for the Delaware, which was released in the fall of 2011 and began to be implemented […]

 

The Waterfront: Five People Making a Difference

The Waterfront: Five People Making a Difference

People from across the city are constantly working towards making the Schuylkill and Delaware waterfronts better for Philadelphia. From revitalizing the rivers themselves to improving the green spaces around them, here are five people making a difference on the Philadelphia waterfronts. Justin DiBerardinis Justin DiBerardinis (above), who works in community outreach at Bartram’s Garden, is […]