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Join us for happy hour at Cherry Street Pier to check out the 2023 Walk Around Philadelphia installation. This exhibit features images from the city’s edge created by artists who’ve set out to explore the city’s border on foot.
Libations and refreshments will be available for sale via the Cherry Street Pier vendors.
Since 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has evolved into a citywide public program that has facilitated the exploration of the city’s furthest (and wildest) margins for hundreds of Philadelphians.
Walk Around Philadelphia creates cultural events that bring people together in shared experiences that connect them to their own bodies, their neighbors, and the landscape of Philadelphia.
Through facilitated walks, exhibitions and narrative storytelling, the project uses the structure of exploring the city’s perimeter to engage with themes of borders and boundaries, privilege and access, social and environmental justice, infrastructure and ecosystems, commerce and incarceration, indigenous history and colonization and more.
The walk currently happens twice a year in February and September, along with offering retreat opportunities and other programming. The next walk will take place over four weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) from Aug 25th – Sept 17th.
Find out more & sign up for updates & invites at:
Mon. – Thurs.:
12 pm – 9 pm
12 pm – 11 pm
11 am – 11 pm
11 am – 9 pm
Happy Hour Gallery Hours with JJ @ Cherry St Pier
Thursdays August 24th & Aug 31st, September 7th, 14th & 21st
Friday September 1st – Post Walk drinks & snacks + First Friday @ Cherry St Pier
Saturday September 2nd – Pre Walk Send Off @ Cherry St Pier
Saturday Sept 23 – Pre Walk Send Off @ Cherry St Pier
Saturday Sept 23 – Exhibit Closing @ Cherry St Pier
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on Dec 8th 2023 at 5:00 pm
It's been a big year for Walk Around Philadelphia! Join JJ & fellow Philly-perimeter-walkers for a festive end of year open house at The Cedar Works. This informal indoor-outdoor event will feature cozy couches & a campfire, tasty treats & a slideshow & more. Drop-in anytime 5-8pm!
on Dec 17th 2023 at 3:00 pm
You're invited to a winter wellness open house that my colleagues and I are hosting in West Philly: Stop by anytime 3-6pm to visit our spaces, enjoy some light refreshments and learn some tricks to help you care for yourself & others through the winter holidays.
on Feb 24th 2024 at 4:00 pm
Join JJ & fellow Philly-perimeter-walkers for a festive closing gathering at The Cedar Works. This informal indoor-outdoor event will feature cozy couches & a campfire, tasty treats & a slideshow & more. Drop-in anytime 4-6pm!
Exhibitions & Installations
from 1st Jun 2023 to 1st Jun 2030
Excited about the walk and want to go out and do a segment on your own? Register here to get support materials and plug in to the larger community of perimeter walkers.