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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

Julian Abele Park, 22nd and Carpenter Streets. Photo by Friends of Julian Abele Park.

 

Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods:

We can think of a few ‘extra-secret’ South Philly spots missing from the list:

  • Ridgway Park tucked behind CAPA at 13th & Carpenter in Hawthorne, with its wonderful shade trees, a playground and a pool.
  • Mollbore Terrace – actually two separate green spaces located between Oregon Avenue and Johnston Street, 10th and 13th Streets.
  • Weinberg Park – a tiny green triangle on the border of Lower Moyamensing and Whitman.
  • Moyamensing Avenue medians – this linear green space divides Moyamensing Ave. from 15th to 20th.

Can you think of others?  Let us know in the comments below, and check out Curbed Philly’s piece here.

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Hawthorne Park to kick off summer series of monthly jazz performances on Thursday

Hawthorne Park, located at 12th and Catharine, will be continuing its summer jazz night tradition again this year.

Starting on May 19, the park will play host to free jazz performances on the third Thursday of each month from now through August.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Beer gardens coming to FDR, Hawthorne parks?

With the cold days of winter upon us, many of you are probably dreaming of hot summer days and enjoying a few drinks at a pop-up garden.

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9th and Wharton PHS pop-up garden in 2015.

To add some steam to your current daydreams, here’s some news about the potential for even more beer gardens in South Philly this summer. The Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, are planning on selecting vendors to operate beer gardens at select parks within the city.

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne :  Stadium District 

Calling All Artists: Performance in Public Spaces grants aim to fund your next project

Are you an artist or arts organization looking to put on free performances for the public?

Clockwise: FDR Park, Marconi Plaza and Hawthorne Park

Clockwise: FDR Park, Marconi Plaza and Hawthorne Park

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) has chosen 17 specific sites, including Hawthorne Park, Marconi Plaza and FDR Park in South Philly, for a new grant program called Performance in Public Spaces. Not only will it highlight Philly’s amazing public art scene and equally impressive public spaces, it could also see you land between $500 and $3,ooo per performance to make your dream a reality.

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