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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.

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.

Hospitalized Veterans Tribute Saturday, July 30


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’ WatchAmerican 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;brucefhoffman@msn.com].  Thank a Veteran today as well as Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Go to:  https://www.facebook.com/21stWardVeteransAssociation/ or https://www.facebook.com/21st-Ward-Fourth-of-July-Association-422457357892744/ to read more info.2016 Veterans Tribute Flyer w Phanatic Rev B