• 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.

May 12-16: ParkX | The New Fairmount Park launch | Night Market Old City | Bike to Work Day

This week promises chances for park inspiration, mobile chow, and biking with the Mayor. 

TALK: ParkX: Inspiring People in the Parks

Monday, May 12, 7:30-9:30pm. Yards Brewing Company, 901 North Delaware Ave. Hoist a beer and listen to stories about projects, ideas, and inspiration in the form of 5-minute talks from interesting park users. Speakers include Kim Alsbrooks, creator of the Handmade Map of Fairmount Park; Nic Esposito from PowerCorps PHL; Michael Froelich and Zora of Zora Plays, and more. Free with registration. $10 donation suggested to benefit Fairmount Park Conservancy, includes free beer ticket.

DISCOVER: The New Fairmount Park

Tuesday, May 13, 6-8pm. Smith Memorial Playground, 3500 Reservoir Drive. Join Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Parks and Recreation Commission, and PennPraxis for the launch of a new vision for Philadelphia’s treasured East and West Fairmount Park. Learn about key ideas and take a walk with project leaders to explore ideas in the plan. Free. Register online.

CHOW: Night Market: Old City

Thursday, May 15, 6-10pm. Around 3rd and Arch streets. The Food Trust’s movable neighborhood feast returns for the summer with a stop in Old City with 85+ vendors, from favorite food trucks to area restaurants like Han Dynasty, Amada, and Franklin Fountain. Historic attire encouraged. Pay as you chow.

ROLL: Bike to work day with Mayor Nutter

Friday, May 16, meet at 7:30am, depart at 8:15am. Meet at Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row) If you want to go beyond just riding your bike on Bike to Work Day, join Mayor Nutter and Philly cycling advocates for a ceremonial bike ride from Boathouse Row to LOVE Park. Light breakfast provided. All are welcome.


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