Category Archives: Philadelphia

Parks on Tap at Gorgas Park August 9-13

Parks on Tap will bring its traveling beer garden to Gorgas Park next week and we have a weekend full of events!

Wednesday, August 9  Parks on Tap kicks off with a Happy Hour fundraiser from 5-7pm to benefit us, The Friends of Gorgas Park!

Thursday, August 10 Parks on Tap coincides with the amazing Night Market, so start at the bottom and stroll up the hill to Gorgas Park where Philadelphia favorite Ben Arnold plays at 7pm.

Friday, August 11, the Farmer’s Market is open at Gorgas Park from 3-7pm with fresh fruits and veggies from .

Saturday, August 12 Plush classic rock and soul returns to Gorgas Park from 5-7 pm.

Sunday, August 13 the talented Joy Ike comes to Gorgas Park for the first time.

Parks on Tap hours are:

Weds-Thurs 5pm-10pm

Fri-Sat 1pm-11pm

Sun 12-10

Thanks to our friends at the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and RoxboroughPA for helping to make this happen.

21st Ward Theater Company Presents 3 Short Plays September 17 and 18

The 21st Ward Theater Company is a brand new company performing plays in Gorgas Park in the Roxborough / Manayunk section of Philadelphia.

This weekend they will perform 3 short plays in Gorgas Park. Performances are Saturday, September 17th at 6pm and Sunday, September 18th at 2pm.

The Rainbow

Two strangers meet for a picnic — sans their mutual friend — using a certain book to find each other. Together, they try to figure out what might still be possible.

The Rainbow premiered at the American Globe Theatre and was later named as a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2012 Heideman Award. It is anthologized in The Best American Short Plays: 2012-2013 published by Applause.

Hidden in this Picture

It’s the potential Academy Award-winning shot – will that still be the case when cows wander into the frame?

Hidden in This Picture is by Aaron Sorkin, the writer who brought you The West Wing, Jobs, Sports Night, and Newsroom.

Potato Salad

Celeste has a million things happening at once, the last thing she needed was for SEPTA to stop running.

Potato Salad is a new piece devised and written by company members.

9/11 Memorial and Concert

This Sunday marks the 15th year since the horrific attacks on the United States by terrorists.  In Gorgas Park, there will be a Candlelight Vigil and a Special Concert dedicated to the many Americans who lost their lives on that Fateful Day.

6pm – Candlelight Prayer Vigil at the World War 1 Monument hosted by the 21st Ward Veterans Association.  Our Police and Fire Departments will also be honored.

7:15pm – Hooligans Irish Band Concert.

Note:  Since 2001 – on September 11th a
Memorial Service and a Concert has been held in Gorgas Park.  The purpose has been two-fold.

One- we remember the innocent victims who were killed on that day in New York City, in Washington and in a field in Pennsylvania.  Those who died so needlessly live in our memories today.   We do not forget.

Second – hosting a concert is an affirmation of the American Spirit.  We celebrate in Gorgas Park as free men and women our rights and freedoms. We endure as strong as ever as a nation since the attacks in 2001.

Please come together with us in Gorgas Park this Sunday September 11th, 2016.