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Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier

    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Harry Kyriakodis
      Harry Kyriakodis
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
    • Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
      Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier
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On August 5th, the Friends of Race Street Pier, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, hosted a First Friday celebration on the pier.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation indicated that the pier had one of its best attended nights with 1,414 visitors who came to enjoy the party on the pier.

Brass Heaven, the band stationed on the corner of 2nd and Market, set the party vibe and attracted revelers from Old City down to the pier.

The party continued on the pier where Trinidelphia played soothing music that served as a great background for enjoying waterfront breezes on the grandstand.

At the end of the night, visitors did not want to stop dancing and asked DJ Jack Tripper to stay a little longer.

People also enjoyed watching students from the Hussian School of Art create waterfront-inspired works of art.

And, Harry Kyriakodis author of the book, Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront, attended the event and shared his stories and photos of the Race Street Pier.

The success of the event has the DRWC and the Friends group working on planning more First Friday Parties on the Pier.

To stay informed about upcoming happenings on the pier, you can like the Friends of Race Street Pier on Facebook or follow the group on Twitter (@friendsofrsp).



About the author

Bridget Keegan Barber, Senior Planner at PennPraxis

Bridget Keegan Barber has eight years of professional planning experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. At PennPraxis Bridget has worked on a variety of projects including helping to create the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and The Action Plan for the Central Delaware, various public art focused projects, and parks-related projects.  Prior to joining Penn Praxis, Bridget served as project manager for a series of transit-oriented development projects where she has helped Philadelphia communities develop site plans, land use plans, and implementation strategies for the development of underutilized sites around train stations.



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