Posts Tagged ‘Kelly Drive’

Shining A Light On The Beacon Of Boathouse Row

Shining A Light On The Beacon Of Boathouse Row

March 9, 2015  |  Preservation

The peaceful Schuylkill River was once a bustling aquatic highway of commercial marine activity. Turtle Rock lighthouse was built in the late 1800s to keep traffic away from the river banks and Fairmount Water Works. Over a decade later the first all-female athletic club on the river built their clubhouse around the beacon, preserving the lighthouse for future admiration and intrigue. Contributor Maria Gorshin illuminates this present day curiosity of Boathouse Row > more

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

Finding The (Diverse) Faces Of Boathouse Row

August 1, 2014  |  Photography

Noticing the wide range of age and racial diversity on the river, rower and photographer Sabina Pierce put together a series of portraits of Philadelphia's rowers, on display along Boathouse Row > more

Aerial Ballet Coming To The Schuylkill The Next Two Sundays

Aerial Ballet Coming To The Schuylkill The Next Two Sundays

June 13, 2013  |  Art & Design

Been jonesing for a musical trapeze performance on the Strawberry Mansion Bridge? Alie + the Brigade and A Stick and A Stone have got you covered the next two Sundays > more

My Favorite Place: Penn Athletic Club

My Favorite Place: Penn Athletic Club

June 21, 2012  |  City Life

On this first official day of summer, we take you to the river for Meredith Nutting's fifth installment of My Favorite Place--the rowing mecca Penn Athletic Club > more

Epic Little Boathouse Looks To The Future

Epic Little Boathouse Looks To The Future

May 30, 2012  |  History

The first recreation building in the nation was the first skating club and later the first all-female rowing club. Maria Gorshin has the story--and Theresa Stigale the photos--in advance of the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club's 150 birthday celebration for Boathouse 14 > more