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October 15, 2014

Celebrate Fall At Bartram’s Garden’s Harvest Festival And River Adventure Day, This Sunday, October 19

Celebrate autumn’s bounty at Bartram’s Garden this weekend as the historical botanic garden celebrates fall with a Harvest Festival and River Adventure Day on Sunday, October 19. From 1 to 4 p.m., enjoy hay rides, a youth fishing derby, free canoeing along the Schuylkill River and much more. The festival celebrates the Community Farm and […]

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October 9, 2014

Unanimous Love For Philly: The Awesome New Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Receives National And Local Praise

The highly anticipated Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk was three years in the making, but the grand new civic space made its splashy public debut last Thursday, October 2 — and everyone loves it. Super popular with runners, walkers, bikers and more, the boardwalk is an awesome over-the-water extension of the existing Schuylkill River Trail, extending the […]

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October 6, 2014

Save The Date: The Head Of The Schuylkill Regatta Returns To The Water With Collegiate, High School And Master Rowers On October 25 And 26

Crew fans, heads up. Huge rowing competition the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta returns at the end of this month, October 25 and 26. Bringing together more than 75 college crews, 150 high school crews and master rowers, elite rowers and previous world champions, the longstanding regatta eventually has become the largest one-day rowing competition […]

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October 2, 2014

The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival Returns To The Schuylkill River This Saturday, October 4

This Saturday, October 4, more than 50 teams of community members, corporate groups and charities take to the Schuylkill River for the annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival celebrates the ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boat racing, which dates back to 278 B.C. According to legend, the ancient Chinese […]

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September 16, 2014

The First-Ever Fairmount Water Works F.L.O.W. Festival Celebrates The Art And Science Of Water On The Schuylkill River, Sunday, September 21

The Fairmount Water Works is a nearly 200-year-old site, and was one of Philadelphia’s very first top visitor attractions in the late 1800s. Now, the site is home to a restaurant and an interpretive center, which houses exhibits that combine environmental education, architectural history and cultural heritage. To celebrate its approaching 200th birthday and to […]

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July 7, 2014

Amazing Aerial Dance Display Invisible River Swings Over The Schuylkill River In Two Performances This Weekend, July 12-13

Part circus arts, part contemporary dance and all fantastic, Invisible River uses the Schuylkill River and Strawberry Mansion Bridge as the backdrop for a dreamy public performance in Fairmount Park this Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13. Founded in 2010 as a progressive performance piece, Invisible River has expanded in 2014 to become a […]

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June 10, 2014

The Schuylkill Banks Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return For Summer 2014 On 10 Thursday Evenings, Beginning This Thursday, June 12

All summer long, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation hosts 10 free outdoor movie screenings at three parks along the Schuylkill River.   Outdoor movie screenings in public parks across the city are a summertime staple here in Philadelphia. The Schuylkill River Development Corporation keeps up the tradition as it hosts free outdoor movie screenings on […]

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May 30, 2014

The Schuylkill Shindig, A Fundraiser For The Schuylkill Banks, Brings Food Trucks, Drinks And Music To The Riverside Park, Saturday, June 7

Celebrate the efforts behind the Schuylkill Banks, the awesome park, workout area, boat launch and home to tons of favorite summer events (enter outdoor movie nights) at the Schuylkill Shindig, a fundraiser party next Saturday, June 7. The evening fête on the Schuylkill River Waterfront promises food, drinks, music and scenic views to boot. Tickets, […]

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May 28, 2014

Connect With Philadelphia’s Waterfront During Walnut2Walnut, A Regatta, Scavenger Hunt And Stroll This Saturday, May 31

Ready to explore Philadelphia’s two waterfronts? This Saturday, May 31, the Independence Seaport Museum and its partners hosts Walnut2Walnut, a full day of land and water exploration between the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River. A three-on-one event, there’s an opportunity for just about anyone to join in the aquatic-themed adventure, be it on a […]

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May 13, 2014

Art In The Open Returns To Transform The Schuylkill River Banks Into An Open-Air Studio And Gallery, May 16-18

Since 2010, Art in the Open has challenged artists to respond to the environment of the Schuylkill River with a very public art show. Each May, several dozen juried artists create and exhibit site-specific works in multiple mediums right along the Schuylkill Banks, the 1.5-mile multi-use trail along the Schuylkill River waterfront. Art en pleine […]

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