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Lighting project along MLK, Jr. Drive

Construction will begin the week of September 24 along MLK Drive between the Schuylkill River Bridge and Girard Avenue overpass.

Work on the project includes:

  • replacing the light poles with new fiberglass light poles on new foundations
  • new wiring
  • LED roadway and trail lighting
  • LED flood lighting of the falls.

Intermittent lane closures will occur during off-peak hours. Trail closure will occur from Sweet Briar Road to Paine’s Park. Signage will be posted to direct travelers around the work site.

Construction will last through January 2019.

The Streets Department is leading this project.  Streets and Parks & Rec thank residents for their ongoing support of improvement projects and asks for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.

Get married in LOVE Park

This fall, twice a month, we’re hosting 30-minute weddings at the LOVE sculpture in LOVE Park.

We have only a few spots left for our Wedding Wednesday celebration on October 10, so act fast if you don’t want to miss the chance to fall in LOVE at your wedding! The deadline to sign up for an October 10 wedding is Friday, September 28.

Learn more about Wedding Wednesdays in LOVE Park.

Boathouse Row lightings

Ever wondered why Boathouse Row was lit a certain color? We’ve got you covered:

  • September 4-6: Green for the start of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season
  • September 14-15: Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Jake’s Dragon Foundation
  • September 20: Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • September 22: Green for Mitochondrial Diseases Awareness Week

Upcoming events

  • Sep
    15
    TTF Watershed Fall BioBlitz
    All Day
    Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, 4500 Worth St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA

    TTF Watershed Fall BioBlitz

    September 15, 2018
    All Day
    Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, 4500 Worth St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA
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    Join TTF Watershed Partnership for a week long BioBlitz this fall! Starting on September 15, volunteers can use the free iNaturalist mobile phone app to document wildlife observations across the TTF Watershed and add them to our growing TTF project page. You can join us in Tacony Creek Park on September 15th, 9am-12pm at the I St and Ramona Avenue gateway as we search for wildlife in the different habitats of the park, or participate from anywhere in the watershed on your own using the app. The BioBlitz will end on the 22nd, we'll see how many species we were all able to find! Stay tuned for info on additional in-person events across the watershed taking place this week. https://www.facebook.com/events/220546768620405/ What's a BioBlitz? Learn more here!: https://ttfwatershed.org/2018/07/10/our-bioblitz-adventure/
  • Sep
    16
    Philly Vegan Restaurant Week
    All Day

    Philly Vegan Restaurant Week

    September 16, 2018
    All Day
    Learn more here! https://www.phillyvrw.com/
  • Sep
    20
    Philadelphia Beverage Tax Payments Due!
    All Day
    Pay online

    Philadelphia Beverage Tax Payments Due!

    September 20, 2018
    All Day
    Pay online
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    PhillyBevTax returns for beverages supplied in the previous month. http://www.phillybevtax.com/Distributors/Register-File-Pay
  • Sep
    20
    Lunch in LOVE
    6:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Lunch in LOVE

    September 20, 2018
    6:00 am to 3:00 pm, 9 hours
    BREAKFAST (6:00 am - 10:00 am)
    LUNCH (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)


    #LunchinLOVE
  • Sep
    20
    Monthly Parent/Community Meeting
    8:30 am to 10:00 am

    Monthly Parent/Community Meeting

    September 20, 2018
    8:30 am to 10:00 am, 2 hours
  • Sep
    20
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Lindley Academy Charter School Student Council Election
    9:00 am to 9:30 am
    900 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Lindley Academy Charter School Student Council Election

    September 20, 2018
    9:00 am to 9:30 am, 30 mins
    900 Lindley Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at the annual student council election for Lindley Academy Charter School.

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