Upcoming Events

Preservation Alliance Architectural Walking Tour - Underground Philadelphia: Subways, Railways & Stations

The Preservation Alliance’s guided walking tours interpret the past, present and future of the Philadelphia region as expressed through architecture, urban design and social history. Tours are led by a lively… Read More

Franklin Square's 8th Birthday Celebration

Franklin Square's 8th Birthday Celebration Presented by Historic Philadelphia Inc. Dates: July 31, 2014 Venue: Franklin Square Race Street Between 6th and 7th Streets Philadelphia PA 19106 Wish the Square happy… Read More

Arsenal Boat Launch Clean Up

Arsenal Boat Launch Clean Up 5601 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, PA The Bassmaster's Tournament will be held on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, for the first time ever, beginning on Thursday, Aug.… Read More

2nd Street Festival

The 2nd St. Festival, organized by Northern Liberties businesses and co-sponsored by the NLNA, returns for its sixth year, Sunday, August 3, 12 Noon-10PM. 2nd Street will be closed to cars, and… Read More

Acana Festival

The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is proud to host the African Festival, an outdoor concert experience that brings artists, groups, and dance troupes from around the African… Read More

Friends of Julian Abele Park Meeting

Date:  Repeats every month on the first Tuesday until Tue Dec 02 2014 . Location:  SOSNA Office 1901 Christian St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 See map: Google Maps Friends of Julian Abele Park meeting.… Read More

CCRUN Seminar: Green Infrastructure and Heat Island Mitigation

The next presentation of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, August 6 at 4pm.  Come… Read More

Frank Gehry's Master Plan for the Art Museum w/ YAF

Join YAF Philly for a casual meet-up and an opportunity to visit the beautiful Philadelphia Museum of Art and learn about the plans for it's unique expansion! Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry's Master Plan… Read More

SOSNA Architectural Review Committee (ARC) Meeting

Date:  Repeats every month on the first Wednesday until Wed Dec 03 2014 except Wed Dec 04 2013, Wed Jul 02 2014. Also includes Wed Feb 12 2014. Location:  1901 Christian… Read More

SOSNA Zoning Workgroup Meeting

Date:  Repeats every month on the first Wednesday until Wed Dec 03 2014 except Wed Jul 03 2013, Wed Apr 02 2014, Wed Jul 02 2014. Also includes Wed Jul 09… Read More

Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting

The Design Advocacy Group of Philadelphia is a volunteer organization whose more than 1,300 members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and share an interest in design, development, and planning.… Read More

Walking Tour- Secret Courtyards and Gardens of Rittenhouse and Fitler Square

Join Bob Thomas and the Philadelphia Parks Alliance for an easy walking tour of many beautiful places often overlooked or hard-to-find in Rittenhouse and Fitler Square, including some of our remarkable… Read More

Screening Under the Stars: Jaws

MOVIE: Jaws (PG) Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront while watching blockbuster movies on our big screen. Films will begin at dusk, but be sure to come early as the best… Read More

Philadelphia Historical Commission Meeting

The Philadelphia Historical Commission meets at 9:00 a.m. in Room 18-029 at 1515 Arch Street (One Parkway).   Meeting agenda available on the Historical Commission website (

Bicycle Ride from Bartram's to Boardwalk

Join the Bicycle Coalition and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation for a Saturday morning ride to explore the Schuylkill River Trail and East Coast Greenway. Participants will rendezvous at 11 AM*… Read More

“Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between”

The transformations sweeping Northern Liberties during the past half century tell a dramatic tale of life, death, and rebirth. This exhibit, sponsored by the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and curated by… Read More

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

From June 27 through August 31, visit the brand new Spruce Street Harbor Park, a summer pop-up park complete with a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains, and best of all, a… Read More

Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Presented for the first time in this exhibition is the comprehensive design for the renewal and expansion of the Philadelphia Museum of Art by internationally celebrated architect Frank Gehry. Best known… Read More

The 2014 PHS Pop Up Garden

A tropical breeze will waft down the west side of South Street this summer. The fourth annual Pop Up Garden is now open at 1438 South Street. Stop by this season… Read More

The Oval, Philadelphia's Park on the Parkway

The Oval is Back through August 17 The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation have brought The Oval back from Wednesday, July 16th until Sunday, August 17th!  The eight… Read More

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