Boathouse Row, the line of boathouses on the Schuylkill River behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art, offers one of the city’s most majestic scenes both during the day and when it’s lit up at night.
Now, the Philadelphia icon is getting an upgrade — just in time for city’s big moment on the national stage.
Boathouse Row’s new lighting system will debut this Saturday night. What’s more, the boathouses will shine with a display of red, white and blue lights in celebration of the Democratic National Convention, which hits Philadelphia this Monday, July 25.
The upgrade comes via Philadelphia Parks & Recreation in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy and thanks to a donation from The Joanna McNeil Trust.
Though the lights will return to their iconic white on Friday, July 29 after the DNC leaves town, the new upgrade allows the lights to be programmed in an array of colors for special occasions.
Plus, keep an eye out for a community celebration in the fall, when the full programming capabilities of the lights will be shown off.