Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6pm WALK LEADER: Tony Croasdale , Philadelphia Parks & RecreationMEETING PLACE: Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center (700 Cobbs Creek Parkway)Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. This walk coincides with peak songbird migration and is a good time for spring wildflowers. We will walk through the forest, meadow, and wetland … Continue reading Cobbs Creek Nature
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 3:30pm WALK LEADER: Francesca Russello Ammon, University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of DesignMEETING PLACE: Entrance to Bingham Court - at intersection of Locust Street and S 4th Street.Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Today, Society Hill is a historic district recognized on both local and national historic registers. But … Continue reading Society Hill: Urban Renewal and Restoration
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?