RESCHEDULED: Star Party at the Rail Park

Rain rain, go away! 
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Tonight’s event has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, September 19, 6 – 10pm!
We were so excited to bring astronomy, science education, arts, and outdoor workshops to the park tonight but the weather has other plans in mind with an 80% chance of thunderstorms.  Hope you can join us next week for a trip through the galaxy!

Star Party at the Rail Park
Thursday, September 19
6 – 10pm with performance by BalletX at 7pm
Rail Park Phase I – 1300 Noble St

Source: RESCHEDULED: Star Party

What’s new at the Rail Park?

Annoucing Site/Sound

Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park will celebrate the past, present, and future of the historic rail corridor through public art.

This October, look forward to a unique collaborative project in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and American Composers Forum (ACF), Philadelphia ChapterSite/Sound will take place over three weeks, weaving together sight and sound along the tracks, thoroughfares, and tunnels of the Reading Railroad in Philadelphia. Celebrate the past, present, and future of this historic rail corridor with public events and installations, breaking new ground in the interconnection of sound and visual art in public art projects.  More details and website coming soon!

Much more: What’s new at the Rail Park?

Eraserhood Forever 2019 Tickets, Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

TWIN PEAKS actor James Marshall headlines this year’s Eraserhood Forever with opening musical act F–k You, Tammy!

About this Event

The 2019 Eraserhood Forever kicks off with a live performance from Brooklyn supergroup, Fuck You Tammy, performing the music of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalamenti, and other TWIN PEAKS-related songs. Headlining the event will be TWIN PEAKS fan favorite actor James Marshall who will join us for an on-stage Q&A followed by a meet and greet. James is still cool, he’s always been cool.

Plus DJ @ThatsOurWaldo (Welcome to Twin Peaks) and host Ben Velvet!

Get tickets: Eraserhood Forever 2019 Tickets, Sat, Nov 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite

Walking the Eraserhood Tickets, Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

A street-level exploration of Philadelphia’s infamous Callowhill Industrial Historic District with “Walking the Eraserhood” photoessay author Bob Bruhin.

Bruhin will discuss his experiences in this dramatically distressed neighborhood, the forces that inspired his photoessay, and the delicate balance between preservation and improvement in play within the Callowhill District. Brind your cameras and/or phones to document this ever changing historical area!

[Copies of “Walking the Eraserhood” will be avilable at severely discounted prices after the tour.]

Source: Walking the Eraserhood Tickets, Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

NEW DATE – Off the Rails Fundraiser | Friends of the Rail Park

Mark your calendars to help us celebrate our growth, support our future, and honor people who have helped advocate for public greenspace, locally and nationally.

We’ll be honoring Robert Hammond of The High Line and Maitreyi Roy of Bartram’s Garden

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact sunanda@therailpark.org

Source: NEW DATE – Off the Rails Fundraiser | Friends of the Rail Park

Photos in Philly Reveal!! | Urban Landscapes

Karen Bruhin and I are proud to have been selected — along with a large number of our beloved local photography peers — to exhibit our work in Philly Reveal!

The exhibit is from July 22 – September 13 and will be featured in the Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116, as well as the two display cases on the first floor.

A reception date is TBD.

“Railpark and Church”
Scanned Film
Copyright Karen Bruhin
“Panorama 2457: Schuylkill River View”
Digital Panorama
Copyright Bob Bruhin

Source: Photos in Philly Reveal!! | Urban Landscapes

Explore Philly’s Pioneering Role In Landscape Painting at PAFA Exhibit

(“Fairmount Water Works,” 1821, Thomas Birch. Oil on canvas, 20 1/8 x 30 1/16 inches. Bequest of Charles Graff. Image courtesy the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.)

Take in the first major exhibit to look at Philly’s role in the development of American landscape painting, on view through the end of 2019.

Source: Explore Philly’s Pioneering Role In Landscape Painting at PAFA Exhibit

Second Saturday with Asian Arts Initiative & PCDC | Friends of the Rail Park

Join us on Second Saturdays throughout the summer for workshops, games, performances, and activities that will enliven this new public space, in collaboration with Asian Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC).

Our July event will feature a gardening workshop, Liberian Storytelling, and a Vietnamese Dahn Tranh Performance.

At Phase 1 of the Rail Park, 1300 Noble St.

July 13, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm

Source: Second Saturday with Asian Arts Initiative & PCDC | Friends of the Rail Park

Now Accepting: Site | Sound Festival Micro Grant Applications! – Mural Arts Philadelphia Mural Arts Philadelphia

Photo courtesy of the Rail Park.

Friends of the Rail Park, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter announce a new collaborative project to take place this fall: Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park. Site/Sound will be a unique happening taking place over three weeks in October 2019, weaving together the experiences of sight and sound along the spine of the historic Reading Railroad.

Read more and apply: Now Accepting: Site | Sound Festival Micro Grant Applications! – Mural Arts Philadelphia Mural Arts Philadelphia