The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is back at @undrgroundarts on Nov. 19th.

Bob Bruhin from Eraserhood.com will be exhibiting and selling photographic prints images from his book, Walking the Eraserhood, literally in the Eraserhood, on November 19. 2022!! Come out and see the images full size!!

Discount tickets and full details here.

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Rail Park Block Party Tickets, Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Block Party at The Rail Park, June 11th
Join Friends of the Rail Park for the first annual Block Party, a day of community connection and celebration.

About this event

During this free, family-friendly event, Noble Street will come alive with family-friendly activities, live performances, and public displays. Block party attendees will learn about the Three Mile Vision for the Rail Park and connect with the diverse communities that neighbor and are newly connected by the park’s route.

More event details: Rail Park Block Party Tickets, Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

The stingy renovation of the Inquirer building is a crime against both police and the public

The historic Inquirer and Daily News building at Broad and Callowhill Streets has been transformed into a combined headquarters for the police, medical examiner, Office of Emergency Services, and morgue. Although the 1925 building rises 18 stories, most of the new offices are concentrated in the lower seven floors, where the mighty presses once rolled.
TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer

But from what I saw during a 90-minute tour of The Inquirer’s old home (once my work home, too), it’s hard to imagine that the renovated building will provide a conducive environment for the much-needed changes. The $280 million construction project, which was managed by the Kenney Administration and executed by developer Bart Blatstein’s Tower Investments, has produced a dismal municipal bunker, walled off from the surrounding city and the people the police are meant to protect.

Read more: The stingy renovation of the Inquirer building is a crime against both police and the public

Book giveaway for Walking the Eraserhood by Bob Bruhin Apr 05-Apr 18, 2022 | Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Walking the Eraserhood by Bob Bruhin

Walking the Eraserhood

by Bob Bruhin

Giveaway ends April 18, 2022.

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45 Years of David Lynch – Philadelphia Weekly

David Lynch Photo: Josh Telles
David Lynch Photo: Josh Telles

David Lynch is my favorite filmmaker, ever since I first encountered Twin Peaks on VHS as a high school student in 1999, which led to me seeking out the rest of his extraordinary body of work. Lynch’s paintings and his filmography contain worlds of opposites colliding together – beauty and ugliness, menace and comedy – often at the same time. Even though there are things in his work that are deeply strange and difficult to watch, there is also an attitude of almost childlike wonder towards the world and a meticulously observed appreciation of human behavior. Mel Brooks, who produced David Lynch’s second film The Elephant Man, sums it up best. Upon seeing Eraserhead for the first time, Brooks, interviewed for Lynch’s authorized biography/memoir Room to Dream, said that he loved the movie “because it’s all symbols, but it’s real.” Everything in Lynch’s work is there for a purpose, never “weird for weirds sake.”

Read more: 45 Years of David Lynch – Philadelphia Weekly

Happy *almost* Spring!

THE RAIL PARK Open Every Day 7am to 10pm
Dear Friends, 

Have you ever wondered what the neighbors of the Rail Park have to say about their community and the Three Mile Vision? We’re excited to share a special three episode series of Sounds of the Rail Park, titled Three Mile Vision! These 20-30 minute episodes are a great way to learn more about each section of the Rail Park’s Three Mile Vision, and the possibilities for its future. 

There’s just a few more weeks until spring, and we’re looking forward to the trees budding and the grass growing again. To kick off the warmer months, we’ll be working to get the park in shape for busier days. We hope that you’ll join us for one of our upcoming clean ups – keep scrolling for more information!

Sincerely,
Rebecca and Ava
Friends of the Rail Park staff

What's New
Sounds of the Rail Park: Three Mile Vision

There’s a new way to explore the Three Mile Vision for the Rail Park! Sounds of the Rail Park presents: Three Mile Vision, a special three-episode series highlighting the communities around the rail line. Tune in as local journalist, Nichole Currie, explores the Viaduct, the Cut, and the Tunnel, and talks with neighbors along the way. 

LISTEN HERE

We’re Hiring: Development & Operations Associate

Are you a solution finder with an eye for detail and a passion for public space? You might be our next Development & Operations Associate! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis thru March 31.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY

Coming Up
Weeding Happy Hour
March 22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Join Friends of the Rail Park for a Volunteer Happy Hour, to pick up litter and pull weeds at Phase One. This is a great opportunity to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, and socialize with your neighbors. We’ll provide all the supplies, plus Happy Hour snacks and refreshments. 

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City-Wide Clean Up Day
April 2, 10 AM – 12 PM 

We’re teaming up with Callowhill Neighborhood Association on April 2 for Citywide Clean Up Day! Join us as we pick up litter and prepare our neighborhood streets for the springtime. 

Meet at the lot at the corner of 10th and Buttonwood Streets. We’ll head to Triple Bottom Brewing after the clean up to hang with our neighbors from the West Poplar Neighborhood Association, where volunteers will be treated to a free beer! 

Three Mile Vision Tour
June 25, 10 AM – 12 PM 

Our Three Mile Vision tour on March 19 is sold out, but don’t fret – you have another chance to join us to learn all about the history of and vision for the Rail Park on June 25! 

REGISTER

Wear your park on your sleeve

Want to show your support for the Rail Park? Check out our merch store! All sales go directly to supporting the Rail Park, helping us with things like landscaping, maintenance, and community programming. 

SEE THE SHOP

Become a Friend of the Rail Park

Become a Friend of the Rail Park by joining one of our new monthly membership levels. With reliable and consistent support from monthly donors like you, we are able to ensure all our friends and neighbors can enjoy the Rail Park and everything it has to offer. Monthly giving is one of the easiest, most effective ways to give, and starts at just $5/month. Your recurring gift makes an impact all year round, plus each membership level comes with exclusive perks. 

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Support the Rail Park

When you donate to The Rail Park, you’re supporting more than just a park. You’re supporting a space where community and culture can thrive. Your donation will help us turn a piece of Philadelphia’s history into a safe and fun place for everyone. 

DONATE NOW

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North Broad & Noble St.

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Eraserhood Forever 2021

Here are some more details for this year’s Eraserhood Forever event happening this Saturday:We will be closing off both ends of the Carlton Street tunnel to block light and lessen noise, attendees are to enter on the 11th Street side of the tunnel. Attendees can begin entering and taking their seats at 7:00 PM, DJ Woodsman will be playing Lynch-related tracks until 7:30 PM. Our faithful host Ben Velvet will open the evening with a trivia contest of some sort (three prize packs are available) and the screening of ERASERHEAD will begin around 8:00 PM. After-party is at The Trestle Inn, no cover prior to 10:00 PM, Eraserhood attendees get 20% off their bills.The event poster below by Rob Weychert will be available to purchase on the night-of in limited quantities.There are currently less than 25 tickets remaining, available here: https://eraserhoodforever2021.eventbrite.com