Jane’s Walk 2019: May 3-5
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Friday, May 3
10:30am: The Penn Campus and Its Perimeter: Old and New Architecture
Meet walk leader David Hollenberg (UPenn architect) at 40th and Locust streets.
11:30am: Senses of LOVE, PAINe, and dilWORTH
Meet walk leader Ashley Hahn (Jane’s Walk Philadelphia) at Dilworth Park, between the glass subway entrances.
3pm: Emergence of a Modern Metropolis: Philadelphia
Meet walk leader David Bender (Center for Architecture/Design) at 1218 Arch St.
3:30pm: Society Hill: Urban Renewal and Restoration
Meet walk leader Francesca Russello Ammon (University of Pennsylvania School of Design) at the entrance to Bingham Court on South 4th St at Locust.
4pm: Sidewalk History: 1918 South Philadelphia Race Riot
Meet walk leader Ken Finkel (Temple University History Department) at S. 20th and Federal streets, across from the police/fire station.
5pm: Stroll from Trolley Portal Gardens to 40th & Market
Meet walk leader Nate Hommel (University City District) at 40th St. and Baltimore Ave.
5:30pm: What’s Brewing in Brewerytown?
Meet walk leader Judith Robinson at the SW corner of N. 22nd Street and Ridge Avenue.
6pm: Cobbs Creek Nature
Meet walk leader Tony Croasdale (Philadelphia Parks & Recreation) at the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center (700 Cobbs Creek Parkway).
7pm: Neighbor Connections, Sharing Resources
Meet walk leader Elly Avila (Buy Nothing Roxborough/Manayunk) at Gorgas Park (Ridge Ave and Hermitage St)
Saturday, May 4
8am: Ruins of the Fairmount Canal
Meet walk leader Sandy Sorlien (Fairmount Water Works) behind and south of the Fairmount Water Works (640 Water Works Drive) in the South Garden, near the fountain.
9am: The Swampoodle Connection –Options and Opportunity for SEPTA Regional Rail
Meet walk leaders Bill Ritzler & Tony Desantis (Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers) at SEPTA’s Allegheny Station (3235 N. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140)
10am: The Bypass that Wasn’t: How Germantown Defeated an Expressway.
Meet walk leader Bob Seeley (Walk Germantown and Friends of Vernon Park) at the Battle of Germantown Monument in Vernon Park (5800 Germantown Ave.)
10am: 3 Churches, Many Conversations
Meet walk leader Marco Federico (Materials Conservation) in the churchyard of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church (Columbus Blvd and Christian St)
10:15am: A Tale of Two Fishtowns
Meet walk leader Venise Whitaker at the stone obelisk in Penn Treaty Park (1301 Beach St)
10:30am: Beneath City Streets: Archaeology Philly Style!
Meet walk leaders Doug Mooney and Jed Levin (Philadelphia Archaeological Forum) at the Commodore Barry statue in Independence Square (500 block of Walnut Street).
10:30am: 5th Annual Mt. Airy Day Jane’s Walk
Meet walk leader Bradley Maule (Mt Airy CDC) at High Point Cafe at Allens Lane SEPTA Station (7210 Cresheim Rd)
10:45am: Black History: The Seventh Ward
Meet walk leader Kalela Williams (Free Library Division of Cultural and Civic Engagement) at Seger Park (1020 Lombard St)
11am: The Good the Bad and The Ugly Street Tree Tour
Meet walk leader Marcus Ferreira (South Street West Business Assoc.) at the NE corner of S. 19th and South streets.
11am: Pedestrian safety infrastructure on Frankford Avenue
Meet walk leaders James Gitto (5th Square) and Chloe Finigan (Feet First Philly) oustide Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse (2578 Frankford Ave at Huntingdon St)
Noon: Chinatown: Race, Protest and the Built Environment
Meet walk leader Sarah Yeung (Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation) at 10th Street Plaza (10th and Vine streets)
12:30pm: Rittenhouse Square: People-watching and walking
Meet walk leader Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman at the fountain in Rittenhouse Square.
1pm: Jewelers’ Row: The Last Walk?
Meet walk leader Katie Dillon Low (Save Jewelers’ Row!) at 700 Sansom Street.
1pm: Norristown: History and Change in a River Borough
Meet walk leaders Barry Jeffries, ASLA (Montgomery County Planning Commission) and Doug Seiler, AIA, (Principal, Seiler + Drury Architecture) at Norristown Transportation Center (E. Lafayette and Swede streets)
2pm: Public Art and the Parkway
Meet walk leader Caitlin Martin (Association for Public Art) in Dilworth Park by the cafe.
3pm: Gayborhood Walkabout
Meet walk leader Bob Skiba (Archivist, William Way Community Center) at William Way, 1315 Spruce St.
3pm: Looking for Lancaster!
Meet walk leaders Dana Rice, Eli Storch, Veronica Ayala-Flores (Design Advocacy Group) at 38th St. and Lancaster Ave., outside the former octagonal bank.
4pm: Girard Estates Stroll – a South Philly surprise
Meet walk leader Bea Segal (Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia guide) at Donatucci Branch Library 1935 Shunk St.
7pm: Photographing Callowhill at Golden Hour
Meet walk leader Bob Bruhin (Eraserhood) at the Rail Park entrance at Broad and Noble streets
Sunday, May 5
11am: Pondering Utopia at Pepper Middle School
Meet walk leaders Kate and Michael Bixler at 84th and Lyons streets.
11am: Inside the Gates of Girard College
Meet walk leader Kathy Haas just inside the Girard College gate (Girard Ave and Corinthian St)
Noon: Camden From Countryside to City
Meet walk leader Charlene Mires (Professor of History at Rutgers-Camden) in Roosevelt Park, at 5th and Market streets in Camden NJ.
1pm: Wild and Historic Washington Square West HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Meet walk leader Lynn Landes (Wild Foodies and Society of Small Streets) at the fountain inside Washington Square. ** This walk will be rescheduled**
1pm: Discover Strawberry Mansion
Meet walk leaders Judith Robinson and David Feldman at the SE corner of 33rd and Oxford streets.
1pm: Explora la Calle Cinco Norte / Explore North 5th St. – Olney HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Meet walk leaders Stephanie Michel and Gabriella Nolan (North 5th Street Revitalization Project) at Ribs R’ Us (4912 N 5th St)
3pm: Sketching and See: Fern Rock North
Meet walk leader Kara Lindstrom (Urban Geek Drinks) at across from Fern Rock Transportation Center (corner of 10th and Nedro)
NOTE: We’re still adding walks to this list, our Facebook page, and this handy map.
Want to lead a walk yourself? Jane’s Walk 2020 will be May 1-3.