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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.

 

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.

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.