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App Provides Soundtrack For Your Walk Along The Race Street Pier

It’s called Animina, and it’s currently available in the iTunes Store for 99 cents.


(Mayor Nutter listens as William Penn Foundation president Helen Davis Picher announces an additional $5-million grant for the Delaware River Waterfront Commission.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

William Penn Foundation Donates Another $5 Million For Waterfront Projects

The grant will allow work to continue on such projects as the Delaware River Trail, between Washington Avenue and Spring Garden Street; a park at Pier 68, in Pennsport; and connector street amenities on Tasker Street.


(Jodie Milkman, VP of programming for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, on the Race Street Pier, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Free Monthly Summer Concerts Announced For Race Street Pier

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.


Ben Franklin Bridge File Photo

Plan In Place To Make Ben Franklin Bridge Walkway More User-Friendly

There’s been a lot of talk about a new ramp for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the Ben Franklin Bridge and now theDRPA is designing one.


Photo Credit: penntreatypark.org

Top Spots For A Picnic In Philadelphia

Whether it’s a romantic blanket spread in the shade or a wild pickup game of frisbee with friends, these are Philly’s most perfect places for a picnic.


(Fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

More Fireworks Than Ever Will Light Up The Summer Sky

More fireworks than ever before will be lighting up the sky in Center City Philadelphia this summer.


(Photo Credit: delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com)

2011 Arts & Culture Rewind: Philly’s Top People, Places and Events

We take a look back at the most noteworthy people, places and events of 2011.


(The Race Street Connector was lit Thursday night. Credit: Cherri Gregg)

First Phase Of Race Street Connector Project Is Lit

The Race Street Connector is a pedestrian friendly walkway that provides easy access from Race Street in Old City to the Race Street Pier and the riverfront.


(Race Street Pier is now a city park.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Lovely, New Park on the Race Street Pier

It’s been open since May, and in that short time it’s become a favorite spot for many.



Race Street Pier On Delaware River In Philadelphia Opens

The Delaware River Waterfront has received a face-lift near the Ben Franklin Bridge with the opening of a new pier.


file photo (Photos by John McDevitt)

Free Summer Events For Penn’s Landing Announced

A mariachi band played on the River Stage on Thursday afternoon, just one sample of what’s in store for the upcoming, free, multicultural festival series at Penn’s Landing.


(Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tree Planting Begins On Race Street Pier As Park Opening Day Nears

With a new park ready to sprout in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge, trees are being planted in preparation for next month’s opening of the new Race Street Pier, on the Delaware riverfront.


race st pier groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Held For New Park At Foot Of Race Street

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday afternoon for the Race Street Pier, the first new public space of its kind on the central Delaware River waterfront.