What’s Happening: Events

What’s Happening: Events

August 7, 2018 | 2:45pm - October 15, 2018 | 2:45pm

Wissahickon Photo Contest

Artists, photographers, writers, poets, and musicians can all claim the Wissahickon Valley as a muse. So what’s stopping you from joining their ranks and entering the Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest 2018? This year’s contest is being presented by FOW, the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, and (for the first year ever) the Woodmere Art Museum. Entrants can submit up to 4 photos and submissions will be accepted from April 2 to October 15.

August 19, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am


Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town

Connect with nature and practice in the serene outdoor setting of Wissahickon Valley Park with FOW for a monthly outdoor yoga series.

August 21, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Prescribe-a-trail: Free community walks

Get fit. Get rejuvenated. Get your health care questions answered!

Join a health practitioner who will share information and advice on how to achieve maximum health during a brisk walk.

August 23, 2018 | 9:30am - 12:00pm


Meet at Pachella Field, 6751 Henry Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States

Join FOW on Thursday for a morning of trail maintenance in the park! Work will consist of regular trail maintenance projects including repairing drains and grade reversals, repairing stone work, narrowing widened trails, and emergency trail repairs. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. We meet at Pachella Field at 9:30 and then head off to the work site. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

August 23, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursday Afternoon Devil’s Pool Clean Up

Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road 
Philadelphia, 19128 United States

Meet at Valley Green Inn. Join FOW for a regular clean up of one of the most beautiful (and popular) spots of the Wissahickon. Work will consist of collecting trash, separating recycling, and general maintenance of the area. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle. For more information contact Shawn Green at green@fow.org

August 23, 2018 | 5:30pm


Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.


Adults: $22, Children 12 and under: $12

August 23, 2018 | 8:30pm - 11:00pm


Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing for FREE. Movies range from recent blockbusters to all time classics and are all family friendly.

Thursdays in July, 8:30PM - August, 8PM


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