The first weekend of May usually means Jane's Walk in cities worldwide. But we are all doing things differently this year. While we can't walk together, our resourceful walk leaders are helping us think of ways to experience Philly in the meantime. Public Art on the Parkway Virtual WalkMAY 2 @ 2pm Take a virtual … Continue reading Spring 2020: Walk Together, Apart
Like so many things this year, Jane's Walk 2020 will not take place as planned on May 1-3. We are disappointed but think it's best to postpone this year's walk weekend due to the evolving Covid-19 public health crisis. We are looking for other ways we might safely celebrate public life, our city's incredible neighborhoods, … Continue reading Jane’s Walk 2020: Postponed
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10am WALK LEADER: Jim Murphy MEETING PLACE: Outside National Constitution Center (5th/Arch streets)Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Celebrate William Penn's 375th birthday with a special off-season Jane's Walk! Jim Murphy, a Philadelphia history writer and a certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, will be your … Continue reading Celebrate William Penn’s 375th Birthday with a walk on October 12
Thank you to our three dozen walk leaders for sharing your expertise and enthusiasm so generously. Thank you to the hundreds of walk participants for bringing out your curiosity and experiences. You made Philadelphia magic this weekend!
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 1pm WALK LEADERS: Stephanie Michel and Gabriella Nolan The North 5th Street Revitalization ProjectMEETING PLACE: Ribs R' Us (4912 N 5th St), near the Route 47 bus stop. Look for the balloons.Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Join us!! Come explore the southern half … Continue reading Explora la Calle Cinco Norte / Explore North 5th St.
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 4pm WALK LEADER: Ken Finkel, Temple University History DepartmentMEETING PLACE: Meet at 20th and Federal Streets, across from the police/fire station. Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. South Philadelphia erupted in riots after Adella Bond moved into 2936 Ellsworth Street in late July, 1918. Historians know relatively little about … Continue reading Sidewalk History: 1918 South Philadelphia Race Riot
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 11:30am WALK LEADER: Ashley Hahn, Jane's Walk PhiladelphiaMEETING SPOT: Dilworth Park (west side of City Hall) - between the glass subway entrances. I'll be wearing orange.Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Take a midday break with a walk through three adjacent public spaces in the heart of Center City … Continue reading Senses of LOVE, PAINe, and dilWORTH
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30am WALK LEADER: Bradley Maule, Go Mt. AiryMEETING PLACE: High Point Cafe at Allens Lane Station (7210 Cresheim Road). I'll be the guy with the long hair, big beard, and Jane Jacobs pins.Free. Public. Rain or shine. It's the 49th annual Mt. Airy Day—and it's Preservation Month! We will walk … Continue reading 5th Annual Mt. Airy Day Jane’s Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3pm WALK LEADERS: Dana Rice, Eli Storch, and Verónica Ayala Flores -- Design Advocacy Group of PhiladelphiaMEETING PLACE: 38th and Lancaster - at former octagonal bank building in the triangleFree. Public. Rain or shine. How does the history of Lancaster Ave inform its future? We will be exploring the history and places that have become … Continue reading Looking for Lancaster!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10am WALK LEADER: Marco Federico, Materials Conservation MEETING PLACE: Old Swede's Churchyard (look for Marco in a red hat)Free. All are welcome. Rain or Shine. Explore 3 historic churchyards of Queen Village and Society Hill - Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Episcopal Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and Old Pine St … Continue reading 3 Churchyards, Many Conversations