• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

October 5-7: Furnessadelphia | River City Festival | Sustainability walking tour

  • Furnessadelphia opens this evening for First Friday. Here's Nom Now's piece on a metal door at Drexel's Paul Peck Center, originally the Centennial National Bank.
Furnessadelphia
Friday, October 5, 6-8pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd Street. Art in the Age and Streets Dept. presents a street art salute to the banks of Frank Furness. A photography exhibition at Art in the Age will showcase images of Furness' banks - demolished and surviving - and on the sites of several Furness-designed banks IshknitsNoseGoNom Now, and Harlequinade have installed street art pieces interpreting Furness' work. Opening reception during First Friday. 
River City Festival
Saturday, October 6, 12-5pm. Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Ave. Join Fishtown Neighbors Association for the fifth annual River City Festival in Penn Treaty Park. The day kicks off with a 5k with the Monster Milers, and will continue with a full afternoon of live music and plenty of family-friendly activities. Fishtown Neighbors Association will also be hosting a major membership drive, and donors of over $20 get access to a hospitality tent with prime seating and views of the concert stage a bottomless cup of beverages from Philadelphia Brewing Company and St. Benjamin's Brewing.
Fishtown/Kensington Sustainability Walking Tour
Saturday, October 6, 1-4pm. Meet at pocket park on the 2000 block of Frankford Ave near Norris St., across from Rocket Cat. Head out on a sustainability walking tour of Fishtown and Kensington, stopping at green buildings, community gardens, and urban farms and finishing with a party at Memphis Taproom. The tour is part of Young Involved Philadelphia's State of Young Philly events, and will be guided by the woman behind PhillyLoveNotes, Emma Fried-Cassorla. Free, register online. Rain date: Sunday, October 7.


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