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2017 Sponsors

We at the Friends of Gorgas Park want to extend our thanks to all of the wonderful local businesses who make our summer concert series possible.


2017 Sponsors

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.

Events heating up at Gorgas Park 

This Thursday night August 11th Friends of Gorgas Park welcomes back Ben Arnold, one of the best singer-songwriters in the area. Ben always draws a big crowd and puts on a fantastic show.
Zydeco A-Go-Go has been rescheduled for this Sunday August 14th from 4-6pm. A perennial favorite in Roxborough, this will be Zydeco’s first afternoon show at Gorgas. So look forward to a picnic atmosphere with the the usual refreshments people enjoy so much. Come early and enjoy the the cool refreshing summer breezes at Gorgas where free natural air-conditioning always blows and soothes.
Next Tuesday, August 16th at Dusk, our 2nd movie will be shown – the wonderfully entertaining Raiders of the Lost Ark.
NOTEWORTHY: Friends of Gorgas Park will be selling some home-grown merchandise at our remaining shows.

Friends of Gorgas Park T-Shirts, Water Bottles and Magnets are now available. Support your beautiful park and pick up an item or 2 soon.

Summer Concerts and Movies 2016


Concerts start at 7pm.   Movies start at dusk- check 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




August 2The Plants and Inside Out


August 11– Ben Arnold




August 16– Raiders of the Lost Ark


August 25The Big Jangle

return of the jedi



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



December  4– Caroling Night