PHOTOS: Check Out Winterfest Down On The Delaware This Weekend


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Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) put Philadelphia on the map internationally this past summer with acolades rolling in regarding the reinvigoration of a waterfront too often forgotten and disconnected from our urban fabric. SSHP made waves not only because of the amount of people it brought in, but because of the quality and variety of programming (arcades, bocce, hammocks, food and drink) but because of the quality of the build outs. Guatemalan hammocks, string lights, cascading LEDs all transformed a disused section of the Delaware into not only an effective public space, but a showcase of what is possible with planning and vision.

If you liked SSHP but haven't been to Winterfest, do yourself a favor this weekend and make your way down to the Delaware. Earlier this week as snow lightly flocked the city, I got some great shots of the space. This weekend a Brewfest means not only can you enjoy another the amenities of Winterfest, but you can do so with free booze!


Last Updated: Friday, 23 January 2015 @ 06.48
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geoff's picture Geoff Kees Thompson Founder + Urban Planner Website: About the Author:

Other than time away from Philly studying his masters in Urban Planning in the Netherlands, Geoff has lived here since 2005. He founded This Old City to advocate for better public space as a means to economic development, improved public health, lower crime and a more environmentally sustainable future. He currently sits on the Executive Board of SOSNA and is the head volunteer gardener for Saint Mark's Church at 1625 Locust Street.


He is also Chair of The 5th Square PAC, an organization committed to voter education and the funding of progressive urbanist candidates for Philadelphia's future. 


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