Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Light-Up Bike Parade Tomorrow! Part of Family-Friendly Event Series At Gray's Ferry Crescent

This weekend we are joining forces with The Hacktory, Public Workshop, and Schuylkill River Development Corporation to shed some light on the best little-unknown section of The Circuit: the Gray's Ferry Crescent.

The Crescent is a piece of the Schuylkill River Trail that curves around the eastern side of the Schuylkill River in between University Avenue Bridge and the Gray's Ferry Bridge in South Philadelphia. (See it on a map here.)

The inaugural event of the Hacktory's Light Up the Crescent is a "Firefly Swarm," or lighted bike parade, that will happen tomorrow (Wednesday) at Rittenhouse Square and meander down to the Gray's Ferry Crescent, collecting people along the way. Grab a bike, wrap it and yourself in as many lights or glowing things as you can, and join the ride! Bicycle Coalition staff are meeting up with the parade at 7pm at the SW corner of Rittenhouse Square. We need more bicyclists! Please join us! This will be a family-friendly event.

Lit-Up Bike Parade 
Wednesday, September 18th
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Meet at SW corner of Rittenhouse Park

All three groups are putting on a series of events over the next 2 weeks, including skateboarding competitions, birdhouse and robotics building workshops, and more! See below for the list.

Bike Light Workshop 
September 20th, 6-8 pm,
At The Crescent (RSVP is required)

Camp Crescent
September 20 - 22nd
Build forts, flags, bridges and birdhouses!
More information

Firefly Workshop 
September 21st, 4-6 pm, followed by a Firefly Swarm in the park at 7 pm.
At the Crescent (RSVP is required)

Firefly Workshop
September 25, 6-8 pm
At The Hacktory (RSVP is required)

Firefly Swarm/Bike Parade
September 27, 7-9 pm,
Meet at SW corner of Rittenhouse park