Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens This Weekend

This weekend the Delaware River Waterfront brings you the grand opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, the new pop-up park at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard.

From Friday, June 27 through Sunday, August 31, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation — the creators of this past winter’s Waterfront Winterfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink — turns the Penn’s Landing Marina at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street into a pop-up summertime village.

A packed lineup of activities will keep the new park buzzing for the entire opening weekend, June 27-29, and the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series will be right there in the mix to help raise a brew to opening day with $4 Summer Love Ale, Jose Garces food, Art In The Age cocktails, and boardwalk-style snacks and arcade games.
 
Click here or a full list of events, and a complete guide to the opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park from uwishunuu.
 

Don't miss the Art Star Pop Up Market

For summer shopping, the crafty folks behind the Art Star Gallery & Boutique are curating an open-air retail experience with vendors housed inside repurposed shipping containers, complete with murals by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield and Michael Konrad, among other local artists.

The Art Star Pop Up Market is a small, open air market featuring the work of 20 of the finest makers from Philadelphia and the surrounding region. The Pop Up Market will be held on Saturdays from June 28th – August 30th along a tree lined walkway within the Spruce Street Harbor Park.  Customers can expect a variety of handmade goods all priced affordably with most items priced under $50.  Come shop our curated group of vendors between 11am-3pm every Saturday, weather permitting.  In case of poor weather, we may cancel.  Please visit this page and we will update it with any cancellations due to weather.

Plus, Art Star is accepting vendor applications for July 12th, July 19th, and July 26th! Deadline to apply is July 2nd. Click here for more details from Art Star.

From DRWC: Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Spruce Street Harbor Park at the Penn’s Landing Marina is a two-month summer program throughout July and August that will bring a boardwalk, urban beach, fountains, and misting areas to the Delaware River Waterfront. The centerpiece of the project is a series of floating barges complete with lily pad water gardens, a pop-up restaurant and bar, and nets that will suspend visitors over the water. The full design of the project including the landscaping and programming will help evoke the maritime history of the area, and will celebrate the River’s industrial past and the bright future ahead for Philadelphia’s waterfront.

More from our friends on Spruce Street Harbor Park

Click here to read more from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Click here for a list of participating artists from Art Star, and click here to see what Old City's Philadelphia Independents will be bringing to the Park

And click here to read Hidden City's How Spruce Street Harbor Succeeds

All photos compliments of Streets Dept: read more from the Streets Dept First Look at the Spruce Street Harbor Park.

 

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