Category Archives: Movies

Music and a movie Tuesday, 8/16

Thunderbus, pushing the boundaries of folk rock and bluegrass play this Tuesday before the movie at 6:45pm. The Rock Garden band will play a few songs too.

Come for the music and stay for the movie- Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Last minute weather cancellations or postponements will be posted on our facebook page.

Action Packed Summer Weekend at Gorgas Park Starts Thursday, July 28

Gorgas Park Actioned-Packed Summer Weekend & More!

Thursday Night August 28th   Zydeco A Go Go is BACK in TOWN.  FUN, FESTIVE MUSIC, Water Ice, Refreshements and Cool Gorgas Breezes.
Saturday July 30th   10am to 3pm Veterans Tribute featuring Merion Concert Band, Savoy Company, Great Food, Philly Phanatic and Much More.  DON”T MISS IT.   Honor our Hospitalized Vets who have done so much for us all.  IT’S THEIR SPECIAL DAY.
Sunday July 31st    1-5pm.  ELVIS Returns to Gorgas Park featuring JEFF KRICK as the Fabulous 60’s and 70’s Elvis.  Plus Young Jeffrey Krick as the fabulous 50’s King of Rock.   TAVERN ON RIDGE IS GRILLING Burgers and Hot Dogs in the park.  Water Ice from Hog’s Island on 7700 Ridge is Scooped.  Join us for a Pic-nicing.  A Fun, Delicious Sunday in the Park!
Tuesday August 2nd – KIDS CONCERT & MOVIE, National Town Watch Night, and AmeriKick Karate Demonstration.  Family, and Community fun at its best.  The PLANTS KIDS GROUP IS BACK!!!   Followed by Movie INSIDE OUT.   5TH DISTRICT POLICE and Soft Pretzels.   Gorgas Park fresh-popped POPCORN, WATER ICE, COOL DRINKS, CANDY and More.   SEE YOU AT THE PARK.
Police arrive early.  Concert at 7.  Movie at Dusk under the Stars.

Summer Concerts and Movies 2016

 

Concerts start at 7pm.   Movies start at dusk- check weather.com for the time.

July 14North Ridge Music School and Pie Eyed Preachers

July 28Zydeco-A-GoGo

July 30– Veteran’s Day Tribute

July 31– Elvis Jeff Krick

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August 2The Plants and Inside Out

 

August 11– Ben Arnold

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August 16– Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

August 25The Big Jangle

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August 30– Return of the Jedi

 

 

September 3Harry Schmidt and the Cornerstones

September 11– 9/11 Ceremony and The Hooligans

October 9– Harvest Festival and Odyssey Rhythm and Soul

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December  4– Caroling Night

This week at Gorgas Park- Empire Strikes Back and Zydeco-A-Go-Go

Tuesday, 8/25 at dusk, watch The Empire Strikes Back! Bring your blankets and chairs, we’ll serve the popcorn. This is the last movie of the summer!

Thursday, 8/27 at 7pm, rock out to some cajun music with Zydeco-A-Go-Go, rescheduled from last week.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!” or “Let The Good Times Roll!!” with Zydeco-a-Go-Go, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier Zydeco band. Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combine with funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music— and whether they’re playing a smalltown fair or a big outdoor festival, a performing arts center or a college dance concert, a church carnival or a swanky fundraiser gala, a backyard BBQ or one of those non-stop everybody’s-up-and-dancin’ wedding receptions, you know it’s gonna be a wild & swingin’ bayou boogaloo, pitch-a-wang-dang-doodle-all-night-long ZYDECO DANCE PARTY!

This week at Gorgas Park-

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm it’s the Harry Walther Band followed by The Princess Bride!

This concert is part of the Performances in Public Spaces Program.

Harry Walther is a Singer Songwriter from the Philadelphia area that has been bringing his version of heart felt songs of life and love for the last 15 years. Performing live shows has become a passion for Harry and his fans appreciate that. Whether it is solo, acoustic “unplugged” combo or full out band, the live shows never fail to rock the house down. The Harry Walther Band has been a staple at World Cafe Live lately. HWB is an energetic and entertaining R&R band with deep country roots in the Philly music scene going back to the ’60′s, ’70′s and ’80′s. Just released new single, “Western Gate” is making waves in the Americana charts.

On Thursday, August 20th, Zydeco A-go-go plays at 7pm!

Don’t forget to buy tickets for our children’s bike raffle!

Friends of Gorgas Park, and park volunteers from City Light Church join East River Bank President Christopher McGill and employees and volunteers from the bank in front of the 2015 Concert and Movie Series Sign.

Friends of Gorgas Park, and park volunteers from City Light Church join East River Bank President Christopher McGill and employees and volunteers from the bank in front of the 2015 Concert and Movie Series Sign.

Press Release: Concerts, movies and the Great Bike Raffle!

The concert and movie season at Gorgas Park presented by East River Bank for the 11th straight year is back. The schedule is back-loaded with excellent concerts and movies. To raise money for the Friends of Gorgas Park, we are selling tickets to win 2 kids bike’s, a boy’s and a girl ‘s during every concert and movie event through the rest of the season. The lucky winners will be drawn at this year’s Harvest Fest.

On Tuesday August 18th an unprecedented rock concert and movie doubleheader will be featured starting at 6:30pm. The evening starts with the Harry Walther Band, an original veteran rock band with country roots. The group played at WXPN’s World Cafe recently and has been around the Philly scene for 15 years. The city of Philadelphia and the Parks and Recreation Department are underwriting the show. The Friends of Gorgas Park (FOGP) books the programming at the park, and has so done so every year since 1998. The movie the Princess Bride follows the concert. At the first movie, Big Hero 6 in July, Gorgas Park was jam-packed with kids and families.

Summer at Gorgas Park has been splendid so far. People are coming out in their usual large numbers. Thanks to June’s rains and the efforts of FOGP’s dedicated volunteers, the gardens at the park have been spectacular. Artists have taken up residence on Sundays for the past several weeks. They are capturing on canvas the vibrant garden colors and textures that will continue unabated through the rest of the summer and the fall. Comments from people have been unreservedly positive. Local residents rave that the beauty on display in the park along the Ridge makes them proud to live in Roxborough.

Of course, the best way to experience the beauty of Gorgas Park, its lovely turf and terrain, excellent trees, and spectacular gardens is to come to the park for a show.

Still remaining on this year’s schedule after the doubleheader concert and movie is Zydeco a-go-go, the classic Star Wars Movie the Empire Strikes Back, and the Irish Band the Hooligans on September 11th. A 9/11 ceremony conducted by the 21st Ward Veterans Association precedes the show.

In addition, a special doo wop concert is being added to the schedule on Saturday September 5th. It promises to be one of the highlights of the year in the Roxborough Community. Stay tuned for more details.

Information about the happenings at Gorgas Park can be found on signs at the park, on posters around town and at gorgaspark.com. You can also visit the Friends of Gorgas Park on Facebook. There are so many fun things yet to come at Gorgas Park. However, the good weather and the fine events do have an expiration date. Don’t delay. See you at the next show.

Concert and a movie- Postponed until Tuesday, August 18

Harry Walther band plays at 6:30 followed by The Princess Bride on Tuesday, August 18th

This concert is part of the Performances in Public Spaces Program.

Harry Walther is a Singer Songwriter from the Philadelphia area that has been bringing his version of heart felt songs of life and love for the last 15 years. Performing live shows has become a passion for Harry and his fans appreciate that. Whether it is solo, acoustic “unplugged” combo or full out band, the live shows never fail to rock the house down. The Harry Walther Band has been a staple at World Cafe Live lately. HWB is an energetic and entertaining R&R band with deep country roots in the Philly music scene going back to the ’60′s, ’70′s and ’80′s. Just released new single, “Western Gate” is making waves in the Americana charts

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