For one night only, the reflecting pool at the Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park will be illuminated by an original light sculpture designed for the site by the artists David Guinn and Robert Goodman. The custom piece will serve as a focal point for the gathering of 400+ young professionals who come out to enjoy food, cocktails, and music in support of Philadelphia’s public parks.
When: Thursday, October 19, 6 – 9 pm
What: Speaking Program, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticulture Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19131
WHO: Brief remarks by Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Executive Director Jamie Gauthier and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. Entertainment will be provided by globally-recognized guitarist Dai Miyazaki and the dance band Blues Junior.
This year’s GLOW in the Park will feature a menu of party favorites like sliders, fried cheese curds, pulled pork, and cupcakes as well as vegan options, Yards beer, and Tito’s vodka. Proceeds from the event will support creek restoration at nearby Lansdowne and Montgomery Creeks. Ticket prices range from $45 for members of Fairmount Park Conservancy to $75 for non-members and $100 at the door. Purchase tickets online.
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits – including access to some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us at facebook.com/fairmountparkconservancy, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.