WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday May 26th 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 27th 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Race Street Pier
Columbus Boulevard at Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHAT: In addition, the new programming schedule on the Race Street Pier will feature public art and craft shows, yoga, unplugged musicians, strolling performers and a monthly series of screenings of 16 mm classic and art house films.
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas will present “Strong Roots: A Latin Arts Explosion” featuring live musical performances by Johnny Cruz’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, Zumba exercise sessions, cultural crafts, spoken word performances, and children’s activities.
During programs and events, visitors will be able to find food concessions and a variety of food trucks parked on select weekends just outside the Pier.
FOR INFO: Visitors and fans of Race Street Pier, can visit www.racestreetpier.com for up-to-date event calendars and information. Stay in touch facebook, Twitter and Google+ for up-to-the-minute event information all summer long! facebook.com/RaceStreetPier
BACKGROUND: Located at the end of Race Street along the water’s edge, Race Street Pier features a combination of interesting landscape
architecture and a dramatic setting that offers spectacular views of the waterfront. Visitors can walk along the tree-lined paths
and relax in the grassy areas while enjoying amazing views of the Ben Franklin Bridge, Center City, and the Delaware River from a
totally new vantage point. This season will feature a series of programs and activities, designed to introduce new visitors to the
Pier, and to provide entertainment for people who enjoy the park regularly.
The Race Street Pier is an integral part of a series of open space improvements proposed every half-mile along the Central Delaware as part of the new Master Plan. Since its opening in May 2011, the Race Street Pier has become an award-winning, nationally acclaimed park and a great new waterfront destination.
Clearwire is thrilled to provide the visitors to Race Street Pier with free CLEAR 4G mobile internet service. Individuals visiting Race Street Pier can connect to the Clearwire network with their internet-ready devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. For persons interested in subscribing to CLEAR’s 4G mobile internet service, the service is available throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area and in approximately 80 cities across the United States. More information is available at www.clear.com.
Public Programming at Penn's Landing would not be possible without the continued support of corporate partners such as PECO, Verizon, Pennsylvania Lottery, Live Nation, the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, all of whom are committed to serving the Greater Philadelphia community.
The 2012 Summer Program of Free Events at Penn’s Landing is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). All events produced by DRWC are FREE to the public on the RiverStage on the Great Plaza, Philadelphia’s premier waterfront entertainment destination, and at Philadelphia’s newest park, the Race Street Pier.
The DRWC is a nonprofit corporation created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
For more information and event details, please call (215) 922-2FUN or visit www.delawareriverevents.com. This website is a virtual resource for the waterfront which can help visitors plan to easily park, play and stay all day at Penn's Landing.