I truly love the city of Philadelphia, but have always been disappointed at how underutilized the waterfront has been. Well all of that is changing! I spent a beautiful Sunday morning walking the waterfront at Columbus Blvd, taking photographs and experiencing the exciting transformation! The beauty of the boats with their gorgeous sails articulating the sky in such a graphic way have always been a draw to the waterfront. But now, there are so many other reasons to come and visit. Hammock Park is literally like an art installation with the vibrant cloth strung from tree to tree. The trees are articulated with both string lights and beams of light and at night the park will be aglow. I am anticipating a magical effect. My dear friends at Groundswell created the floating barge with really beautiful gardens and colorful lounge seating. There are beer gardens, and reclaimed train cars with food and games. One of Philadelphia’s most celebrated chefs, Jose Garces will host a pop up restaurant called Blue Anchor. Should one wish to get even closer to the water, the charming Lenny is waiting to help you with the swan boats, row boats and canoes available for rental. The park will open to the public on June 27th. Visit and experience why Philadelphia is such a special city.
Do not forget about Head House Market, a farm to table farmers market. I love to buy my produce here every Sunday!