Dear Friend,
What an incredible summer it’s been. We are so grateful for the opportunity to once again connect with our community in person at the Rail Park through our Summer Sunset Series. We’re closing out the summer with our last two Summer Sunset Series events, and you won’t want to miss out! 

Friday, September 10
5:30-7:30 PM
Start off the weekend with a relaxing meditation with Nalaverse. Then, explore a participatory sound installation, musical composition, and live performance: In dark times, will there still be singing? by William Dougherty.  Click here to register for this free event! This performance is made possible through support from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s Culture in Neighborhoods program. 

On your way to the Rail Park, stop by The Cliffs on Callowhill (1010 Callowhill Street) to celebrate the dedication of Tim McFarlane’s new mural: Bound Together, which draws on the rich natural and cultural history of the Callowhill neighborhood. The celebration will take place from 4-5 PM. 

Friday, September 24
5:30-7:00 PM
For the Summer Sunset Series finale, reflect on your summer and welcome the coming autumn season with a soothing group meditation led by Nalaverse. Then, move throughout the park to experience a special, one-time-only performance by Kun Yang Lin dancers, specially curated for the Rail Park. Click here to register for this free event! 

We hope to see you there! 

Sincerely, Rebecca, Ava, and Zoë
Friends of the Rail Park staff

Have you heard? Friends of the Rail Park is creating a Rail Park Time Capsule: a digital story map and archive that highlights what Philadelphians love most about their neighborhood, and we want to hear from YOU! 

The Rail Park Time Capsule will visualize the stories, objects, spaces and places that sustain culture and hold historic value for the people that live, work, and play in the 10+ neighborhoods that the Rail Park touches. The Time Capsule also encourages Philadelphians to share their hopes for the future of the Rail Park. 

As part of the Time Capsule launch, we’ll be highlighting and revisiting the three mile vision for the Rail Park, exploring the historic and wild spaces along the site. Check our newsletter and Rail Park social media each week to learn about the three mile vision for the Rail Park, its distinct sections, and its potential to connect thousands of Philadelphians to the city and each other via greenway. 

Next week, we’ll start by exploring the history and neighborhoods surrounding Phase One of the Rail Park! Do you have a special memory or story associated with Phase One or the surrounding neighborhood? Submit them to the Time Capsule by clicking here. As an added bonus, for every submission you make* to the Rail Park Time Capsule through September 10, you’ll be entered to win prizes local to the Phase One neighborhoods: 
– $50 Gift Card to Cafe Lift
– $50 Gift Card to El Purepecha
– $50 Gift Card to Bai Wei
– 2 Tickets to Underground Arts 
– Rail Park T-Shirt
– Rail Park Pin
– Special Feature in the Rail Park Time Capsule  

Click here to add your story, memory, or hope for the Rail Park to the Time Capsule!

*Max 5 entries   

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Bob Bruhin is a web developer, tour guide, art photographer, author, blogger, and graphic designer. His love of urban landscapes, especially in post-industrial Philadelphia, PA, leads him to document some of the darker corners of his city.