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Late Summer Events at Gorgas Park!

This Sunday, 8/27 at 1pm Rockabilly band Roney and the Eldorados will play at Gorgas Park and the Roxborough Ridge Runners car club will have their classic cars on display.

Tuesday, 8/29 at dusk, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the stars at Gorgas Park

Saturday 9/2 at 5pm it’s our 20th Anniversary Celebration! Thunderbus and Beat-Tells will perform live and we will have DJ and Deke’s Bar-B-Que on site to help us celebrate.

Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors for making these events possible.

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.

9th Annual Veteran’s Tribute at Gorgas Park

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.

 

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.

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.