Tuesday, 8/29 at dusk, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the stars at Gorgas Park
Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors for making these events possible.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 29, 2017 (10 am to 2 pm) and join us for the 9th annual Veterans Tribute Concert at Gorgas Park [6300 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128]. The day will honor our community’s World War II and Korean War Veterans as well as Veterans from the Coatesville VA Medical Center. There will be music and entertainment activities and tables provided by numerous community and civic groups. Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be on hand as volunteers sharing the ideals and fun of scouting.
- 10:30 am: The Merion Concert Band, with more than 40 volunteer members under the direction of Nathan Snyder, will perform the National Anthem, followed by a concert military, popular, and classical music.
- 11:00 am: Lunch will be served to our honored guests the Veterans form World War II, the Korean War, and the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Food and beverages will be available for the public to purchase.
- 11:45 am: Old Academy Players will perform a scene from the comedy “Men Are Dogs” written by Joe Simonelli, American playwright.
- 12:00 Noon: The Phillie Phanatic will entertain.
- 12:15 pm: Certificates of Honor will be presented to World War II and Korean War Veterans
- 12:30 pm: The Savoy Company will perform a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera, H.M.S. Pinafore.
- 12:50 pm: General Longstreet’s Headquarters Civil War re-enactors will present a living history.
- 2:30 pm: Coatesville veterans will depart.
The full press release is on the Roxborough Patch.
The Phillie Phanatic & Phillies Great Garry Maddox Honor Veterans at 8th Annual Tribute July 30. Gorgas Park 6300 Ridge Avenue, Ridge Ave. Roxborough. 10am till 2pm
Mark your calendars for Saturday July 30, 2016 (10 am to 2 pm) and join the community for the 8th annual Hospitalized Veterans Tribute at Gorgas Park. Plan to arrive prior to 10 am so you can line the WALK of HONOR as the Veterans from the Coatesville VA Medical Center arrive with motorcycle escort provided by Warriors’ Watch, American Legion Riders, and the Philadelphia Police Department. Extend your hand and offer your personal THANKS to these veterans who have done so much for our country.
Come when you can, leave when you must. This a family friendly event so bring the children and grandchildren out for a wonderful experience. Bring family and friends and lawn chairs or blankets. There will be FREE entertainment. Enjoy food and beverages that will be available for purchase throughout the day or bring a picnic lunch. This community event is sponsored by the 21st Ward Veterans Association, Prism Engineering, Merion Concert Band, Friends of Gorgas Park, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and Penn Medicine, and the Zamorski Family.
Enjoy a fantastic concert by the Merion Concert Band followed by performances from members of The Savoy Company and Old Academy Players. Walk around and admire the classic cars from the past that will be on display courtesy of the Roxborough Ridge Runners Car Club. Meet some of the motorcycle riders and look at their bikes. Learn about the great service that Warriors’ Watch provides to our returning Veterans.
Come out and say thanks to our Veterans and police officers who keep us safe in our community. Visit civic organizations and others that provide services to our community. There will be a van provided by the VA to provide information and assist Veterans with concerns about the VA benefits. Dogs and their handlers form Therapy Dogs International (TDI) will be present and share the many benefits of therapy dogs. Learn about the election process and see how voting machines work.
Keep alert! Two Phillies baseball greats will make special appearances. Phillies Center Fielder Garry Maddox, himself a Vietnam Veteran, will share his experiences and offer stories of hope and inspiration. Children of all ages will be greeted by a large friendly Green Creature — AKA the PHILLIE PHANATIC — who has entertained millions of Phillies fans as he roams around beautiful Gorgas Park.
Participants/Supporters (List is still growing!) include: 21st Ward Fourth of July Association, Church of St. Alban Episcopal, Mark Lally, Henry Houston American Legion, Leverington Presbyterian Church, Local Boy Scout Troops, Local Girl Scout Troops, Marchiano’s Bakery, Philadelphia Bible Society, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Andorra, Stanley’s True Value, Hardware, Acme Markets, Five Below, Brown’s ShopRite, Clare McIllvaine Mundy Funeral Home, Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, Koller Funeral Home, Herr Foods, Coca-Cola corporation, Pepsi Corporation, TastyKake, and Tasty Twisters, Mark Lally RIBS and others.
If your group, organization, or nonprofit would be interested in setting up a table to distribute information or promote your organization, please contact Bruce F. Hoffman, President, 21st Ward Veterans Association [267-304-5787;email@example.com]. Thank a Veteran today as well as Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Gorgas Park Actioned-Packed Summer Weekend & More!
Gorgas Park is a recipient of the Performances in Public Spaces Program! Gorgas Park will host a concert by the Harry Walther Band. More info in the Newsworks article.
Northwest Philadelphia scored big time when the first grantees for the city’s Performances in Public Spaces Program were announced by Mayor Michael Nutter’s office last week.
Six local arts organizations are among 23 selected recipients. Three area parks are among the 19 public spaces chosen to host performances.
A $60,000 initiative of the city’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, the pilot program provides direct funding to cover the costs involved in putting on free outdoor performances in public spaces across Philadelphia.
Performances will take place between Apr. 1 and Nov. 1 of this year.
$50 from the sale of each painting will be donated to Friends of Gorgas Park.
Each original oil painting (6”x8”) is available for purchase for $120.
Contact Amy Gardner for details. firstname.lastname@example.org