Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30am WALK LEADERS: Doug Mooney and Jed Levin of the Philadelphia Archaeological ForumMEETING PLACE: Commodore John Barry Statue, in Independence Square (6th & Walnut Streets)Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Have you ever wondered what lies beneath Philadelphia’s the streets, sidewalks, houses and parks? Join local archaeologists as they lead … Continue reading Beneath City Streets: Archaeology Philly Style!
Public Art and the Parkway
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 2pm WALK LEADER: Caitlin Martin, Association for Public ArtMEETING PLACE: By the Dilworth Park cafe. Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway has become an outdoor museum since its construction in the early 20th century. From Alexander Calder's "William Penn" atop City Hall to Mark di … Continue reading Public Art and the Parkway
Rittenhouse Square: People-watching and walking
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:30pm WALK LEADER: Katrina Johnston-ZimmermanMEETING PLACE: Fountain near the center of Rittenhouse SquareFree. All are welcome. Rain or shine. "Observing is understanding" as they say, and on this walk we will all take part in the observation of our fellow human beings in the perfect people-watching environment of Rittenhouse Square. … Continue reading Rittenhouse Square: People-watching and walking
Norristown: History and Change in a River Borough
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1pm WALK LEADERS: Barry Jeffries, ASLA, Montgomery County Planning Commission & Doug Seiler, AIA, Principal, Seiler + Drury ArchitectureMEETING PLACE: SEPTA Norristown Transportation Center (Lafayette & Swede St.) meet at the escalators to the rail platformFree. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Explore the oldest of the four Philadelphia suburban … Continue reading Norristown: History and Change in a River Borough
Inside the Gates of Girard College
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11am WALK LEADER: Katherine Haas, Director of Historical Resources at Girard CollegeMEETING PLACE: By the Girard College sign, just outside the Girard College gate at the corner of Corinthian Ave and Girard Ave. This is near 15 & 33 bus stops or a 1/2 mile walk west from the Girard … Continue reading Inside the Gates of Girard College
Pedestrian safety infrastructure on Frankford Avenue
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11am WALK LEADERS: James Gitto, 5th Square Member / neighborhood advocate, and Chloe Finigan, coordinator Feet First PhillyMEETING PLACE: Outside Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse (2578 Frankford Ave, at Huntingdon St)Free. Rain or shine. All are welcome. Join James Gitto, 5th Square member & neighborhood advocate, and Chloe Finigan of Feet … Continue reading Pedestrian safety infrastructure on Frankford Avenue
Black History Walk: The Seventh Ward
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:45am WALK LEADER: Kalela Williams, of Free Library Division of Cultural and Civic EngagementMEETING PLACE: Seger Recreation Center, 1020 Lombard Street Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Discover the places and people of Philadelphia's historically black Seventh Ward, brought to life through images, as well as their own words … Continue reading Black History Walk: The Seventh Ward
Jewelers’ Row: The Last Walk?
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1pm WALK LEADER: Katie Dillon Low of Save Jewelers' Row!MEETING PLACE: Meet at 700 Sansom Street (Lombard Cafe). Katie will have a sign that says "Jane's Walk".Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Jewelers' Row has been America's oldest diamond district for over 150 years. Is the Philadelphia building (demolition) … Continue reading Jewelers’ Row: The Last Walk?
The Penn Campus and Its Perimeter: Old and New Architecture
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:30AM WALK LEADER: David Hollenberg, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services (Former University Architect, adjunct professor in PennDesign Historic Preservation Program)MEETING PLACE: 40th and Locust Streets - west entrance to campus. David will be in a black tee shirt.Free. Rain or shine. All are welcome. This walk will proceed through … Continue reading The Penn Campus and Its Perimeter: Old and New Architecture
Neighbor connections, sharing resources
Saturday, May 3, 2019 - 7pm WALK LEADER: Elly Avila, Buy Nothing Roxborough Manayunk WestMEETING PLACE: Corner of Ridge Ave and Hermitage St. At the corner of Gorgas Park, behind the bus stop shelter.Free. Rain or Shine. All are welcome. Take a walk with neighbors in Roxborough & Manayunk. We'll talk about a gift-economy, connecting … Continue reading Neighbor connections, sharing resources