• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

July 22-26: Roxborough rezoning | Lower North District Plan | Tour Fairmount Park | Bartram's Mile feedback | The Tempest | Midnight in Paris

Here's what's on tap for the week ahead - lots of planning talk as well as outdoor fun:

ZONE: Shaping the Future Central Roxborough

Monday, July 22, 7:30pm. Leverington Presbyterian Church, 6301 Ridge Ave.  The Philadelphia City Planning Commission will discuss proposed zoning changes aimed at preserving neighborhood character while making room for new development.

PLAN: Lower North District Meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 6:30-8pm. MLK Rec Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Kick off the Lower North District Plan with a public meeting to discuss vacant property, commercial corridors, and density. (Another meeting will be held on July 30 at Cruz Rec Center to give neighbors two chances to attend.)

TOUR:  Fairmount Park Trolley and Walking Tour

Wednesday, July 24th, Meeting place: SEPTA Wynnefield Avenue Station when the Cynwyd train arrives from Suburban Station at 5.32pm. (Departs Suburban Station at 5.16pm, 30th Street Station at 5.21pm). Bob Thomas will share his love of Fairmount Park and transportation history as we enjoy a walk through some of the quietest and least visited parts of the Park, following the route of the old park trolley (1896-1946).  $20; $15 Parks Alliance members.

Discuss: Bartram's Mile Feedback Session

Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm. Bartram Village Community Room, 5404 Gibson Drive. Come learn about updated plans for the Bartram’s Mile trail in Southwest Philadelphia, ask questions and offer your feedback about this new open space and recreation project. Dinner provided. RSVP to PennPraxis by emailing or calling (215) 573-8720.

PLAY: Shakespeare In Clark Park

Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm-9pm, Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. Shakespeare in Clark Park returns this month with a run of The Tempest. Shows begin at 7 p.m. In the case of rain, performances will occur nearby at the St. Francis De Sales School. Free

WATCH: ‘Midnight in Paris’

Thursday, July 25, 8pm. Schuylkill Banks, Walnut Street Bridge. Take in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris along the Schuylkill. Free.


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