Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park’

Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church

Parishioners of “Manayunk’s Cathedral” Determined To Save Historic Church

April 11, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Committee formed to tackle St. John the Baptist’s challenges, high levels of lead detected in Philly soil, first hotel opens at the Navy Yard, and N3RD St signs being installed > more

Springtime Philly In The Pink

Springtime Philly In The Pink

April 1, 2014  |  Buzz

This year's Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off tomorrow, so charge your camera battery and make plans to hit Fairmount Park—and a series of Japanese events > more

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

Pleasure Gardens, Without Worry, In The City

March 19, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

In the early 19th Century, Philadelphians wanting to get away from it all often spent an afternoon, a day or more at one of several pleasure gardens sprinkled throughout town. Focusing on the resorts located in Center City, Harry K. gives us a tour of these places of rest and recreation, which served as the Great Adventure and the Philadelphia Zoo of that era > more

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

March 18, 2014  |  Makin' It

With her handmade map, South Philly artist Kim Alsbrooks brings Fairmount Park into the 21st Century by way of the Centennial Exhibition. The hand drawn map recalls ancient maps with an artistic focus and favors attention to bicycles > more

What Happened To The Giants of Fairmount Park?

What Happened To The Giants of Fairmount Park?

December 13, 2013  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

The first pieces of the massive basaltic columns of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway to come to the U.S. probably were sent for the Centennial World's Fair. More were shipped and installed in Fairmount Park in 1907. Harry K wants to know where they ended up and why the fate of these unusual monuments is unknown > more