Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
The wintertime ice rink, at Spruce Street Harbor Park, is being transformed into a summertime roller rink. But that’s not the only big change taking place.
For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront. A 6pm show will also be offered again this year.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced Wednesday that its summer-only floating park on the Delaware, Spruce Street Harbor Park, will continue to operate through September 28th.
The Blue Cross River Rink is still about three months away from re-opening on the edge of the Delaware River, but for the second year it won’t be alone.
Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.
DRWC president Tom Corcoran explains that Pier 68 South is located adjacent to the Walmart-Home Depot-Superfresh shopping complex in South Philadelphia.
The highly anticipated Spruce Street Harbor Park is beginning to take shape and is expected to be ready by Friday.
From exercise, to art and theater, there’s a lot to do in Philadelphia this weekend.
The Delaware River waterfront is gearing up for summer with a lineup of free festivals, multicultural events, and concerts.
The temporary park will include a boardwalk, an “urban beach,” lily pad water gardens, a pop-up restaurant and bar and nets that will allow guests to literally hang out on the water.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary season of the River Rink along the Penn’s Landing, “Winterfest” has been created around the ice skating rink — and it opens on Friday.
Construction is set to begin on the pier park on the Delaware River at Washington Avenue Green.
Jodie Milkman, with the DRWC, says the new summer concert series is called “Third Thursday, Live and Local,” and features live, local music the third Thursday of every month.
The ribbon-cutting and inaugural bike ride showcased Philadelphia’s first separated on-road bicycle and pedestrian trail, running for about 1,400 feet from Spring Garden Street to Ellen Street.
“There’ll be more events this year than we ever had before,” says Tom Corcoran, president of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.