|Thank you to our incredible community for contributing to the Rail Park on #GivingTuesday. If you donated to the campaign between December 1 and December 6, your donation was DOUBLED by our Board! In total, we raised $5,200 from our campaign, which will go towards funding new plant life on the park, and toward our efforts to obtain a feasibility study for the full three mile vision. A feasibility study will help us better understand what is possible for the future of the Rail Park, how much it will cost, and what our next steps should be! In the meantime, the addition of more plant life at the park will enhance the park’s beauty and biodiversity in the upcoming new year. |
It is because of supporters like you that the Rail Park continues to thrive, and our planning process for the full three miles is in motion. Thank you! Sincerely,
Rebecca & Ava
Listen: Sounds of the Rail Park
Our new podcast series, Sounds of the Rail Park, is now available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, where ever you stream your podcasts! Sounds of the Rail Park explores the sights, sounds, and spaces of the Rail Park. Episode 1 explores Phase One of the park, reflecting on its history and highlighting its natural, built, and creative landscape.
Shout out to our partners at Studio D for helping us create this podcast series, and to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation which supports this initiative and other community programming at the Rail Park.
STREAM EPISODE 1 ON SPOTIFY
Coming up Re-imagining Philadelphia Applications due December 15 Do you want to help determine how $1 Million in city budget funds are spent? The city is looking for 10-15 members of the public who will join members appointed from various city Advisory Commissions for the Re-Imagine Philadelphia Steering Committee, made up of about 40 people tp will help the Philadelphia City Planning Commission craft a vision for Philly that is created for and led by residents and plan for a city budget distribution of $1 Million. If you’re interested in applying for the Steering Committee, you can apply online until December 15.
Accepted participants will receive a small stipend for their time and be expected to participate in 12 of 15 meetings (2 hours each) to be held between December 2020 and Spring 2022 (virtually for the foreseeable future). APPLY FREE Virtual Art Class & Supplies
December 20 Power of Paint Art Academy, a 2020 Tire Swing Fund grant recipient, is hosting a FREE virtual art class on December 20th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. With your registration, you’ll receive a free package of art supplies for the class, delivered right to your home. To register, email [email protected], or text Teisha at (215) 948-9417. One Percent for Art – Call for Artists Submissions due January 4 The City of Philadelphia’s One Percent for Art Program and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation seek to commission a high quality, original, and site specific sculptural public artwork that is integrated with the site’s design. The artwork has the opportunity to be integral to the design of the park’s features such as walks, low walls, shade structures at the garden or stage, or seating terraces and elements. This integration could help tell the many stories – historic, present and future – that make up the site’s past and the park’s potential to speak to all Philadelphians and visitors, with meaning, inclusivity and thoughtfulness. The artwork could also be a singular grand sculptural element. Response Deadline: January 4, 2021. LEARN MORE 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 Open every day, 7am–10pm
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