Explora la Calle Cinco Norte / Explore North 5th St.

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.

Sidewalk History: 1918 South Philadelphia Race Riot

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

Chinatown: Race, Protest and the Built Environment

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Noon WALK LEADER: Sarah Yeung, Philadelphia Chinatown Development CorporationMEETING PLACE: 10th Street Plaza - intersection of 10th and Vine Streets (over the Vine Street Expressway)Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine. Chinatown's story of survival is ongoing, and interconnected with the future of the City of Philadelphia. As we walk … Continue reading Chinatown: Race, Protest and the Built Environment

Society Hill: Urban Renewal and Restoration

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

Beneath City Streets: Archaeology Philly Style!

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!