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!

4/26/2015 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 and engineering 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.

4/29/2015 10:00am - 12:00pm

Please join Chief Cultural Officer Helen Haynes and Public Art Director Margot Berg on April 29, 2015 at 10am as they dedicate the newly-restored Walker Hancock sculpture Air at its new location on Schuylkill Banks at Cherry Street.

Originally commissioned by the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, Air was cast in 1979 and installed in 1982 at the former Civic Center Complex. The Civic Center was demolished in 1999 and the sculpture has been out of public view since that time. SRDC is thrilled to welcome this beautiful work of art to the Banks. 

Click here for directions and more information about noted artist Walker Hancock. 

4/30/2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Interested in shaping the look of future public art and creative placemaking projects at Bartram's Garden and beyond? You're invited to get involved in the Art@Bartram's project, led by the Mural Arts Program and the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel. 

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.

Volunteers are needed on the Banks throughout the May to October programming season, May through October. If you are excited about what we do and want to help, email or call Zoe Axelrod at zoe.axelrod@srdc.net or 215-222-6030 x105. For general information about volunteering on Schuylkill Banks, visit our website

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.

5/16/2015 7:00pm - 5/17/2015 7:00pm

In celebration of the Water Works' 200th anniversary, Mendelssohn Club joins forces with the Leah Stein Dance Company and composer Byron Au Yong to present the world premiere of TURBINE, an immersive work for singers, dancers, and instruments, featuring choreography and music shaped in response to the site's architecture and landscape. Celebrate “LOVE Your Park Week” by exploring the Water Works and the Schuylkill watershed through movement and sound.

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

The Friends of Schuylkill Banks' Schuylkill Shindig 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 Delicias and Street Food, Shake Shack custard, Schuylkill River Trail Ale from Sly Fox, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. Live music will be performed by Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society, and Poseybooth will snap fun photos of you with your friends.

Tickets are available at fosb.eventbrite.com for $40 through the end of April, $50 May 1 though May 22, and $60 May 23 through May 30. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a 20 minute riverboat cruise to the WaterWorks are available for $95.

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