Upcoming Events

There's more to Schuylkill Banks than just a great riverfront park. Take advantage of regularly scheduled events such as movie nights, river tours and kayak tours, or special events put on by SRDC and our partners!

4/11/2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on April 11, 2015. This annual event connects thousands of volunteers around Philadelphia with local nonprofits and city agencies for one day of picking up trash, painting, planting, and beautifying our great city.

This year's Schuylkill Banks cleanup will be held at Schuylkill Banks Center City from 9am to 12 noon. We will split up into teams to tackle trash pickup and landscaping tasks to prep for spring.

Volunteers will meet outside of the Schuylkill Banks Center, under the Walnut Street Bridge. Click here for a map of access points to the trail. 

To register for the Philly Spring Cleanup, please email Zoe Axelrod at zoe.axelrod@srdc.net. 

We hope to see you there! 

4/22/2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please join us for an Earth Day cleanup event on April 22 from 12 noon to 2pm. We will be beautifying the trail, performing some much-needed landscaping work, and celebrating the release of Sly Fox Brewery's new Schuylkill River Trail Ale. A portion of the proceeds of SRT Ale will benefit the Schuylkill River Trail through the Schuylkill River Heritage Area, administered by our partners at the Schuylkill River Greenway Association.  

Sly Fox will be traveling the entire Schuylkill River Trail, from Pottsville to Philadelphia, ending their journey on Schuylkill Banks for this cleanup. Cleanup volunteers will be invited to the SRT Ale release party that evening at World Cafe Live. 

To sign up for the cleanup, please email Zoe Axelrod at zoe.axelrod@srdc.net.

We hope to see you there! 

4/24/2015 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as astronomers give guided tours of the cosmos in more than 25 locations.  

The star party will begin at 7:30 on Friday, April 24, 2015 on Schuylkill Banks just north of Walnut Street. Bring your curiousity and prepare to explore the night sky on Schuylkill Banks by Walnut Street. Franklin Institute's volunteer astronomers will bring telescopes and answers to your astronomy questions.

4/26/2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn about the engineering marvel of the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk as part of the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival! Participate in hands-on activities that explore amazing engineering principles and speak with an engineer that contributed to the design and construction of the boardwalk. See how science helped to make the Schuylkill River Banks even more beautiful!

The event will be held on Schuylkill Banks under the Walnut Street Bridge from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

5/1/2015 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join the East Coast Greenway Association for their Spring State of the Greenway Summit! ECGA will showcase several new world-class sections of the Greenway. The Summit will explore recent ECG progress from Maine to Florida and highlight outstanding progress achieved alongside local and regional partners.

5/2/2015 9:00am - 12:00pm

The 2015 Schuylkill Banks Volunteer season has arrived! Please join us for a Volunteer Open House for interested and returning volunteers on Saturday, May 2nd at the Schuylkill Banks Center under the Walnut Street Bridge, from 9am to 12 noon. This is a great opportunity to informally meet with us and discuss your availability and interests.

If you are interested in volunteering, but cannot make it to the Open House, please email or call using the contact information below.

5/8/2015 10:00am - 5/9/2015 4:00pm

Bartram's Garden's annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a beautiful selection of native perennials, shrubs, and trees, plus vegetables, herbs, and more. Visit bartramsgarden.org in the spring for their plant sale inventory list and more details on their Mothers’ Day festivities!

Horticulturalists will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice.

5/10/2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Take a ¼ mile walk from the Bartram’s dock to explore the historic garden and community farm. This 3-hour cruise includes a 2 hour stop at Bartram's Garden, with a guided tour featuring a behind the scenes look at a 200 year-old ice pit, the oldest barn in Philadelphia, and what may be the oldest greenhouse in North America.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/10/2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Take a ¼ mile walk from the Bartram’s dock to explore the historic garden and community farm. This 3-hour cruise includes a 2 hour stop at Bartram's Garden, with a guided tour featuring a behind the scenes look at a 200 year-old ice pit, the oldest barn in Philadelphia, and what may be the oldest greenhouse in North America.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/30/2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Save the date for the Friends of Schuylkill Banks' Schuylkill Shindig, presented by PECO, which will be held on Saturday, May 30 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on Schuylkill Banks under the Walnut Street Bridge. Tickets include food from gourmet food trucks, desserts, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. We're working on securing some great music and fun entertainment (more details on this soon).

Tickets will go on sale in March, so keep an eye out for early bird pricing announced in our next email.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this fun annual event, please email danielle.gray@srdc.net for more information about donation levels and sponsor perks.

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