Mexican Festival yesterday at Penn’s Landing
On Thursday September 4, Dilworth Plaza was re-opened as Dilworth Park after two years of construction. The renovation made the SEPTA Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines accessible by elevator and created a commuter-friendly public space. The park now features a fountain and a cafe on the south side of City Hall. As part of a day-long celebration, different dance and music acts from around the city performed. Visitors frolicked in a fountain which will turn ice skating rink in the winter. The next month is filled with activities in the space including movie nights, happy hours and concerts. A schedule is available on Center City DistrictParks website.
Haverford College held their annual Freshman Olympics on Sunday— an event involving each freshman dorm battling against each other completing tasks and performing talents for a panel of judges.
Alum Bill Cosby came to Temple today. A plaque featuring one of his essays about an inspirational professor is now hanging in Temple’s writing center where students go to be coached on their writing skills.
Philadelphians gathered last night for Diner En Blanc, a pop-up picnic that started over 25 years ago in Paris. Participants dressed all in white and brought gourmet meals with them. The first three blocks of South Broad Street were blocked off for the event.
I got to shoot for Philly.com—- see all of my pics here!
01 Rowers with disabilities gathered at St. Joe’s boathouse on Saturday to participate in one of the largest adaptive regattas in the country. Rowing is an attractive adaptive sport because it gives the disabled a chance to leave their chairs behind and go out on the water.
02 Many of the competitors are accompanied by an able-bodied rower who helps direct the boat. The assistant has to row with the same limitations and pace as the adaptive rower.
03 A scull is towed by a motored launch during the BAYADA regatta.
04 Bobby Beck, 8, of Philadelphia competes in the Recreational Arms and Shoulders Men’s final with his helper Alex Seelaus.
05 Danny Wheeler, 28 of Cherry Hill, comes up from the dock with his service dog Buck after getting second place in his race. “When I’m out on the water he misses me,” Wheeler said. “He sees my empty chair and he gets kind of upset.”
06 Danny Wheeler, 28, left, relaxes on the dock of the St. Joe’s boathouse with his father Bill and his sister Melissa. Bill made sure that from a young age his children were involved in as many sports and activities as possible.
07 Coaches from Jacksonville participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the end of the regatta.
08 After the ice bucket challenge, coaches from Jacksonville jump into the Schuylkill at the end of the regatta.