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!

4/25/2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm

SRDC is teaming up with the Franklin Institute for this year's Astronomy Night. Kick off the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival by exploring the night sky with your friends on Schuylkill Banks. Astronomy Night will be held on Friday, April 25 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm. Grab a blanket and come to the Banks just north of the Walnut Street Bridge to experience the wonders of the night sky.

We’ll provide some light snacks. Franklin Institute will bring the telescopes and star maps. You bring your curiosity and prepare to embark on a tour of the cosmos!

Schuylkill Banks will be one of 26 Astronomy Night sites. To learn more, visit the Philadelphia Science Festival website.

4/26/2014 9:00am - 12:00pm

The 2014 Schuylkill Banks Volunteer season has arrived! Please join us for a Volunteer Open House for interested and returning volunteers on Saturday, April 26th 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.

5/11/2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/11/2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/11/2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

5/14/2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Chari Towne, author of A River Again, will discuss the fascinating story of the environmental clean-up that saved the Schuylkill River in the mid-20th century. The Schuylkill was once one of the dirtiest rivers in the country. In 2014, it was named PA's River of the Year. Towne will use photos and power point slides to illustrate how pollution nearly destroyed the river until efforts to save it were undertaken in the 1940s.

5/16/2014 12:00am - 5/18/2014 12:00am

Returning after a 1-year hiatus, the fourth annual Art in the Open plein-air festival will be held on Schuylkill Banks from May 16 to 18, 2014. Join AiO along the Banks from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Locust Street, where a jury-selected group of artists will create new works of art outside, in a creative process open to everyone.

For more information about Art in the Open, visit www.artintheopenphila.org.

5/29/2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

5/29/2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

5/31/2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

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