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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.

Gorgas Park Receives $188,000 DCNR Grant

gorgas field

Gorgas Park is the recipient of a $188,000 state grant that will go toward improving the park’s stormwater management and baseball field, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-7, announced Jan. 28.

“Our quality of life improves when we have great outdoor spaces to enjoy. Gorgas Park is one of these community jewels and I am grateful for the local efforts to make sure this grant was approved so work can begin soon,” Hughes said in a statement from his office.

The Community Conservation Partnership Program grant comes from the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, according to the statement from Hughes, and the money coming to Gorgas Park represents a piece of the $28 million in grants the department announced last month.

Read the rest of the article at the Roxborough Review.

Harvest Festival 2015- October 11th!

Harvest Festival 2015 is fast approaching! Pumpkins, moonbounces, face painting, funnel cake, we’ve got it all! Plus, your chance to win one of two Diamondback children’s bike at the Great Gorgas Park Bike Raffle!

Vendor and crafter tables are filling up quickly! Contact Janet at GorgasPark at aol dot com or by phone at 215-287-7056 number on for more info.

harvest fest

This week at Gorgas Park-

Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm it’s the Harry Walther Band followed by The Princess Bride!

This concert is part of the Performances in Public Spaces Program.

Harry Walther is a Singer Songwriter from the Philadelphia area that has been bringing his version of heart felt songs of life and love for the last 15 years. Performing live shows has become a passion for Harry and his fans appreciate that. Whether it is solo, acoustic “unplugged” combo or full out band, the live shows never fail to rock the house down. The Harry Walther Band has been a staple at World Cafe Live lately. HWB is an energetic and entertaining R&R band with deep country roots in the Philly music scene going back to the ’60′s, ’70′s and ’80′s. Just released new single, “Western Gate” is making waves in the Americana charts.

On Thursday, August 20th, Zydeco A-go-go plays at 7pm!

Don’t forget to buy tickets for our children’s bike raffle!

Friends of Gorgas Park, and park volunteers from City Light Church join East River Bank President Christopher McGill and employees and volunteers from the bank in front of the 2015 Concert and Movie Series Sign.

Friends of Gorgas Park, and park volunteers from City Light Church join East River Bank President Christopher McGill and employees and volunteers from the bank in front of the 2015 Concert and Movie Series Sign.