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Join the walk!
Over ten days of ~10 mile walks, the September 2022 Walk Around Philadelphia will send small groups to explore the city's perimeter on foot, followed by a special in-person celebration on Saturday October 1. You are invited to join for a half day, whole day, or multiple segments.
PLEASE REGISTER INDIVDUALLY for EACH segment that you plan to attend.
More info: Walk Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions
Register for this segment:
You're signing up to walk on Monday, September 12 at 7:30am, counterclockwise from Chestnut Hill East Station towards Wissahickon Station.*
Each segment is estimated to take roughly 10-12 miles and 5-6hrs. Your mileage may vary depending on choices made by your group, and there will be options to depart / get picked up along the way if necessary. Using public transportation to access departure and end locations is highly recommended.
Segment note: The earlier part of this segment involves a significant downhill. There’s a longer stretch of this segment (between Miquon & Ivy Ridge) where rideshare pickups aren’t possible.
Once registered, you will receive some additional resources including a packing list, segment maps, and list of optional exit points if you don't think you'll walk the full distance with the group.
*NOTE: We plan for each start time to have groups heading both clockwise & counterclockwise. In the event of insufficient registration, the groups may combine and your direction and end-point may change. Please keep an eye out for emails the night before for any last minute updates / changes.
Registration fees & contributions:
Tickets are sliding scale: walk registration fees help cover administrative and logistical costs associated with facilitating the walk. Additional contributions are most welcome; they assist in the continued development of the project and efforts to make it more accessible to others.
Free registrations & stipends:
If you'd like to join the walk and finances are a barrier, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can acommodate some free registrations and have a limited number of stipends available to help cover costs such as transportation, supplies, childcare or time off from work.
Since its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city's perimeter. For more information about the walk including photos, videos, press coverage & more, visit www.WalkAroundPhiladelphia.com
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Walking the Edge – exhibit closing reception [Available]
on Apr 1st 2023 at 1:00 pm
Join us at The Schuylkill Center to celebrate and close out the community exhibition 'Walking the Edge'
Walk Around the 177th @ Tacony Lab [Available]
on Apr 7th 2023 at 6:00 pm
Join State Representative Joe Hohenstein at the Tacony LAB community arts center to hear about his Walk Around Philadelphia-inspired 5 day walk around his district.
Stewardship Saturday at John Heinz Wildlife Refuge [Available]
on Apr 8th 2023 at 9:00 am
Join fellow perimeter walkers as we help out the crew at Heinz!
Exhibitions & Installations
How Philly Moves – mural at PHL
from 13th Jun 2022 to 31st Dec 2025
Check out the largest mural in Philadelphia (named one of the country's best public art projects by Americans for the Arts)
Walking the Edge – art from our borders and boundaries
from 26th Jan 2023 to 1st Apr 2023
Community exhibition at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education that I curated in conjunction with my Walk Around Philadelphia project.