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August 7, 2014

Pier 53 At Washington Avenue Green Opens Friday, August 15, Bringing A New Permanent Park To The Delaware River Waterfront

Did you know Philadelphia had its own “Ellis Island” on the Delaware River? Once the site of Philadelphia’s immigration station and the nation’s first Navy Yard, Pier 53 at Washington Avenue Green opens Friday, August 15 as a brand-new public park in South Philly. As if Penn’s Landing’s Spruce Street Harbor Park — just named […]

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December 27, 2013

Looking Ahead: 14 Reasons You’ll Want To Be In Philadelphia In 2014

For folks wondering what’s new in Philadelphia in 2014, the short answer is: a ton. A long list of new public spaces, exciting exhibitions, milestone birthdays and anniversaries and all-new attractions slated for completion in 2014 give first-time visitors and Philadelphia residents plenty more reasons to adore the City of Brotherly Love. Outdoor types can […]

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September 16, 2013

The Delaware River Waterfront Continues Its Growth With An Elevated Boardwalk And Path At Pier 53 On Washington Avenue Green Coming In Spring 2014

The Delaware River waterfront holds a host of fantastic festivals and irresistible attractions, but the most compelling draw to the river might just be the advancements of the Central Delaware Master Plan. With just a few final approvals pending, Washington Avenue Green will soon see its footprint expanding right out into the Delaware River. Opened […]

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December 21, 2012

Roundup: The Definitive Guide To The Best Places To Watch The 2012 New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia, 6 P.M. And Midnight

Ring in 2013 with either of two free fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront as SugarHouse Casino once again presents a double dose of New Year’s fun. The first show, at 6 p.m., is titled “The Fire Within” and set to a family-friendly musical soundtrack of “Fire Bird Suite,” “Call of the Champions,” “Four […]

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June 30, 2011

July 4th In Philadelphia Fireworks Guide To Two Spectacular Displays This Weekend: Round One Saturday, July 2 At Penn’s Landing And The Grand Finale Monday, July 4 At The Art Museum

Wawa Welcome America’s sensational fireworks are back for two additional, and final, rounds of lightning fun this Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4. It’s a high-octane weekend and we want to make sure you’re well-equipped to enjoy it all. Check out our guides to both dates: SATURDAY, JULY 2 Location: Penn’s Landing Concert: 8 […]

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October 27, 2010

Washington Avenue Green, A New Waterfront Park, Opens Today at Pier 53 on the Delaware River

Today, Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) cut the ribbon on an unique new public green space that the DRWC has developed on the riverfront at Pier 53 called Washington Avenue Green. Part of an early action effort to help Philadelphia reclaim its waterfront and increase access to the Delaware River, Washington […]

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