Explore Philadelphia with CityLove June 14-20

CITYLOVE PHILADELPHIA
SAT JUNE 14 - FRI JUNE 20, 2014
FREE | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CityLove, a project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is coming to Philadelphia for a week of free tours, meet-ups, parties, and behind-the-scenes photo tours, all taking place inside some of the city's most iconic - and of course, historic - places. Spots are limited, but there is still time to register.

Click here to register and for more information on #citylovePHL

Keep an eye out: we'll be posting photos of the events from the designfeed blog and the DesignPhiladelphia Facebook and Twitter!

If you can’t join in on the tours, you can always follow along on the Saving Places Instagram and Twitter

more from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

"We chose Philly, because it’s a city with opportunity. From the stately mansions of Fairmount Park to the long-abandoned industrial warehouses of Fishtown and Northern Liberties, it's a city steeped in history. Once the home of a young nation’s capital, it blossomed into an industrial powerhouse known as the 'Workshop of the World.'

Today, after decades of population decline, Philadelphia is once again on the rise as a new generation discovers all the quirks and charms of one of America’s oldest cities. Here is a place where it’s possible to see both the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the old and the new. And we love that."

Here's a Full List of Events from Plan Philly:

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

- Reading Viaduct [10am and 1pm]: Explore the Reading Viaduct and City Branch with Friends of the Rail Park. (Space limited to 15)
- 19th St. Baptist Church  [2pm and 4pm]:  See what saving a Frank Furness / George Hewitt  church looks like, in progress.(Space limited to 15)
- Fairmount Instameet [5pm]: Roam Fairmount for an Instagram photowalk. (Space Unlimited, Sign-Up Required)
- Eastern State Penitentiary : Enjoy a party in a prison. "You bring the photographic passion, we’ll be sure to provide the one-of-a-kind setting, food trucks, and a couple surprises once you arrive!" (Space limited to 225)

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

- Beth Sholom Synagogue [1pm and 3pm]: Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's only synagogue. (Space Limited to 15)
- Graffiti Pier Instameet : Appreciate the ever-changing intersection of street art and graffiti on an old coal pier on the Delaware River. (Space Unlimited, Sign-Up Required)

MONDAY, JUNE 16

- Top of the Town @ Philadelphia City Hall  [11am] : See Philly from below City Hall's William Penn statue. (Space limited to 12)
- Woodlands Instameet [6pm]: Photowalk through the history, landscape, and beauty of The Woodlands . (Space Unlimited, Sign-Up Required)

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

- Tindley Temple United Methodist Church : Check out Tindley Temple United Methodist Church and it's 6,000-pipe Moller organ. (Space Limited to 20)
- Germantown Instameet [6pm]: Enjoy a photowalk in historic Germantown, our nation’s longest National Historic District, known as “Freedom’s Backyard.” (Space Unlimited, Sign-Up Required)
- Cliveden :  It's a three-kitchen tour of Cliveden, a National Trust Historic Site- the 18th century Kitchen Dependency (undergoing restoration), the Main House Cellar and Cellar Kitchen (rarely open to the public), and the mint green 1959 mid-century modern kitchen. (Space Limited to 15)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

- Eastern State Penitentiary [Noon] Take a special behind-the-scenes tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, where we’ll explore several areas not normally accessible to the public. We’ll explore areas below ground, as well as high above.  (Space Limited to 12)
- Reading Viaduct [4pm]: Explore the Reading Viaduct and City Branch with Friends of the Rail Park. (Space Limited to 20)
- Cliveden :  It's a three-kitchen tour of Cliveden, a National Trust Historic Site- the 18th century Kitchen Dependency (undergoing restoration), the Main House Cellar and  Cellar Kitchen (rarely open to the public), and the mint green 1959 mid-century modern kitchen. (Space Limited to 15)

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

- YFPA Happy Hour in Port Richmond : What could be more perfect than beers with people saving places? We’re partnering with the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia for a happy hour. Come get to know these local place savers!
- Port Richmond Instameet [7pm]: After Happy Hour explore the neighborhood for a photowalk (Space Unlimited, Sign-Up Required)

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

- Top of the Town @ Philadelphia City Hall [11am]: See Philly from below City Hall's William Penn statue. (Space Limited to 15)
- Party at the Foundry [6-9pm]: Wrap up the week with a party at Philadelphia Salvage's custom design space, The Foundry, with tours of the facility, iconic Philly food and drinks, live music, and a few surprises. (Space Limited to 250, Sign-Up Required)

 

All photos compliments of savingplaces on Instagram. Click here to see more and follow Saving Places on Instagram.

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