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.

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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

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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.

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Spanglish Yoga at the Rail Park ~ Spanglish Yoga en el Rail Park Tickets in Philadelphlia, PA, United States

Have you tried yoga before? Try it for the first time or the 100th time at this bilingual Spanish/English yoga series at the Rail Park! Discover new movements and breathing techniques to relax and unwind from your day.Tuesdays, May 28 – July 26-7pmThe Rail Park Phase I (1300 Noble St)Recommended $5 donation, but we will never turn anyone away. All proceeds go to supporting the maintenance of the Rail Park and free community programming! Please bring a mat. Space is limited: we strongly recommend you reserve a spot through Ticketleap. About Roots2Rise Wellness: A local 501c3 inspiring strength of thought, body and community through yoga and mindfulness. By offering classes in Philadelphia neighborhoods where people live and work, Roots2Rise facilitates neighbors meeting neighbors in common, positive activity with the goal of fostering relationships and positive outcomes for the community.  In 2018, Roots2Rise taught over 700 classes. Many of those classes occurred in unserved communities. Communities which does not have access to wellness services.About Friends of the Rail Park: We are the nonprofit that drives the vision behind the transformation of historic rail lines that traver

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Darksome: PA Dark Art and Craft Market – Spring Edition!

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! Join us for the VERY FIRST Darksome art and craft market in Philadelphia! Darksome is a recurring market in Pennsylvania showcasing artists and crafters who make work that is dark, creepy, macabre, witchy, mystical, mysterious, horrific, strange, curious, absurd and unsettling! The Spring market will feature 80+ dark and strange artists held at Love City Brewing Company in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia! Peruse a curated dark shopping experience while sipping on delectable beers by Love City, and partaking in sweet and savory food trucks!

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Spring Events at the Rail Park!

Featured Event: Members Happy Hour

Come celebrate how far the Rail Park has come during a Members Happy Hour hosted by Love City Brewing! Meet the Friends of the Rail Park team, and fellow members and park lovers, while getting a first look at all the exciting things we’re up to this spring and summer. First drink’s on us!

Wednesday, April 24
4-7 pm
Love City Brewing
1023 Hamilton St

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Head to The Trestle Inn’s 7th Annual Bourbon Battle & Drink for a Good Cause, March 27 – Drink Philly – The Best Happy Hours, Drinks & Bars in Philadelphia

On Wednesday, March 27 from 6 PM – 9 PM, head over to The Trestle Inn for their 7th Annual Bourbon Battle, which will benefit the PSPCA as bartenders battle it out with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

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Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 PM – 3 PMWhen David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Bob Bruhin, photographer and author of “Walking the Eraserhood” (https://ehood.us/walking ). During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

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Jane’s Walk – Photographing Callowhill during Golden Hour

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Walk Leader: Bob Bruhin
Meeting point: SE corner of N. Broad and Noble streets at Rail Park entrance.
Free. Public. Rain or Shine.

My first reaction to the Callowhill district was to take out my phone and start taking pictures. Eventually this became the focus of my first book, “Walking the Eraserhood,” a photo essay exploring Callowhill between 2009 and 2014 and discussing the influence the neighborhood had on the work of painter/filmmaker David Lynch.

This year I would like us to celebrate together by photographing The Rail Park and surrounding neighborhood during the period photographers call The Golden Hour, and sharing our resulting images via social media.

Of course, as a Jane’s Walk, open discussion will be strongly encouraged, while we explore and document. Hopefully we can all learn together!!

Estimated walk duration: 90 minutes

Walk begins at SE corner of Broad and Noble (at the Rail Park entrance) and will end at The Patio (500 N 10th St).

Accessibility considerations: uneven terrain. Non-accessible curbcuts and/or stairs. low light/nighttime.

Dogs welcome.

How to Get the Most Out of Photographing at Golden Hour

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Hidden City Philadelphia – Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood” – October 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch–and Eraserhood–aficionado, Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

When: October 13, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at the southeast corner of 13th and Wood Sts.

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