Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Announces Full 2013 Season
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/13 -- Today, the Delaware
River Waterfront Corporation announced the full 2013 season of events
on both sides of the Delaware River at a press conference on the
waterfront. The summer season in Philadelphia and Camden includes
hundreds of events happening at venues from the Great Plaza at Penn's
Landing to Campbell's Field.
The 2013 Summer Program of FREE Events at Penn's Landing and the Race
Street Pier is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront
Corporation (DRWC). Other events that round out the summer season on
the river are produced by a variety of organizational partners and
attractions including Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Live Nation, and
the Adventure Aquarium. For a complete list of DRWC events in fact
sheet format, visit the online pressroom. For a full summer calendar
along both sides of the river, the public is encouraged to visit
DRWC's new website at www.delawareriverwaterfront.com.
For more information on the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation,
please visit www.delawareriverwaterfront.com, follow on Twitter
@delriverwfront, on Facebook at Delaware River Waterfront, or call
Links to individual Fact Sheets and Calendar Listings in the DRWC
Online Press Room:
-- Art Star Craft Bazaar - Saturday and Sunday, May 11 - 12, 11AM - 6PM,
at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. An outdoor retail arts and
crafts show organized and juried by Philadelphia's Art Star Gallery
-- Paddle Penn's Landing - Saturdays and Sundays, May 25 - September 8,
12 - 8 PM, at the Marina at Penn's Landing. Kayak and swan boat
rentals for those seeking outdoor activities.
-- The PECO Multicultural Series - Series of annual events that has
celebrated Philadelphia's diverse culture for over 15 years at the
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The Multicultural Series consists of
the following celebrations: Irish Festival, Islamic Heritage Festival,
Finns and Swedes in America Since 1638 Festival, Portuguese Heritage
Festival, Hispanic Fiesta, ACANA Festival, Southeast Asian Dragon Boat
Festival, Festival of India, Caribbean Festival, and the Mexican
Independence Day Festival.
-- Peace on the Streets - Thursday, June 27, 3 - 8PM, at the Great Plaza
at Penn's Landing. Hosted by POWER 99, this event is a party that
brings national artists together with community resources and speakers
to promote a peaceful summer season.
-- July 4th Weekend on the Waterfront - June 29 - July 7, at the Great
Plaza at Penn's Landing. The week's events include the Super Scooper
"All-You-Can-Eat" Ice Cream Festival, the Philadelphia Orchestra FREE
2013 Neighborhood Concert, Wawa Welcome America! Taste of
Philadelphia, and Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Fireworks
presented by Adventure Aquarium.
-- Screenings Under the Stars - Thursdays in July and August (except for
July 4), film begins at dusk, approximately 8 PM in July and 8:30PM in
August, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Movies include: The Dark
Knight Rises, Silver Linings Playbook, Wreck-it Ralph, The Avengers,
The Hunger Games, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Pitch Perfect,
and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
-- Smooth Jazz Summer Nights - Fridays in August, 7:30 PM concert, 9:15
PM land-side fireworks, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.
Nationally-renowned talent includes Alex Bugnon, Najee, Peter White,
Christian Scott, and Jonathan Butler.
-- Sounds of Gospel Concert - Saturday, August 24, 3 - 9 PM, at the Great
Plaza at Penn's Landing. Nationally-acclaimed gospel artists include
performances by Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr, Tye Tribbett, and more.
-- WHYY Connections Festival - Saturday and Sunday, September 7 - 8, at
the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and the Marina at Penn's Landing.
The WHYY Connections Festival brings national talent to the Great
Plaza. This year, the event runs in conjunction with Coast Day: From
the Delaware to the Schuylkill Waterfronts.
-- Race Street Pier Events - First Fridays and Third Thursdays, June -
September, at the Race Street Pier. Exciting performances and concerts
curated by FringeArts and a music collective.
-- Yoga on the Race Street Pier - Sundays in June, enjoy a free,
all-level yoga class at 9:30AM at the Race Street Pier, taught by
instructors from Dhyana Yoga.
-- Riverfront Events by the Month - Listings of all DRWC produced and
funded events displayed by date in a press-friendly format. Calendars
available for May, June, July, August, and September with detailed
descriptions, dates, times, and locations.
-- Live Nation - All summer at Festival Pier, the RiverStage at the Great
Plaza at Penn's Landing, and the Susquehanna Bank Center. Some
highlights for the summer include: The Roots Picnic, Mad Decent Block
Party, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Dave Matthews Band, and many more.
DRWC has also unveiled a brand new website,
www.delawareriverwaterfront.com, a user-friendly, virtual resource to
help visitors easily plan to park, play, and stay all day. Find
suggestions for great activities, shows, restaurants, and attractions
on both the Philadelphia and Camden Waterfronts in addition to nearby
Old City, the Historic District, South Street, and more.
All Philadelphia events along the Delaware River Waterfront take
place at one of the following locations:
Great Plaza at Penn's
Landing: 101 S. Columbus Blvd. at Market Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Walnut Plaza at Penn's Landing: Columbus Blvd. at Walnut Street and,
Race Street Pier: Columbus Blvd. at Race
Street, Philadelphia, 19106
The Marina at Penn's Landing: 401 S.
Columbus Blvd. at Dock Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Summer Programming sponsored by PECO, Verizon, Pennsylvania Lottery,
Coca Cola Refreshments-Philadelphia, Adventure Aquarium, Ride the
Ducks, and Live Nation. Sponsors and media partners are: PECO
Multicultural Series -- PECO, KYW Newsradio, CBS 3 and The CW Philly,
and Metro; Screenings Under the Stars -- Mix 106.1 and CBS 3 and The
CW Philly; Smooth Jazz Summer Nights and Friday Night Light Series --
WDAS AM, WDAS FM, and CBS 3 and The CW Philly; Sounds of Gospel
Concert -- Praise 103.9, Radio One, and CBS 3 and The CW Philly; and
WHYY Connections Festival -- WHYY.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility
subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million
electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern
Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO
delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion
kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. Founded in 1881, PECO is one
of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens,
providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous
arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and
community programs and organizations.
DRWC is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the
benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental
purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware
River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront
into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial
activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia.
Delaware River Waterfront Corp.
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