April 9-13: Friends of Race Street Pier, Philadelphia’s immigration history, historic windows and masonry repairs, urban biking 101

Friends of Race Street Pier meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 6-8pm. Race Street Pier, Race Street and North Columbus Boulevard. This month the Friends of Race Street Pier will meet up to garden (bring gloves and tools) and discuss plans for summertime events at the Pier.

Building Philadelphia: Immigration to the City

Tuesday, April 10, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series by local scholars, running every Tuesday from March 6-May 8. This week Caroline Golab discusses immigration to the city. Individual lectures cost $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students. Register online.

Homeowner Workshop: Window Maintenance and Repair

Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to repair and maintain historic windows as part of the Preservation Alliance‘s Homeowner’s Workshop Series in Logan this spring. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.

Masonry and Pointing

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30pm. Roxborough Development Corporation, 6111 Ridge Avenue. The Preservation Alliance is hosting a hands-on workshop series in Roxborough this April with staff from the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust. Next up: learn about repairing and pointing masonry buildings. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.

Urban Bike Riding Classes

Thursday, April 12, 6-7:30pm. Thomas Jefferson University, 10th and Locust, Hamilton Building, Room 224. Interested in learning how to bike in the city? The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has started its free classes covering how to choose a good city bike, lock it securely, safety gear, and how to be a law-abiding cyclist. Free. Call 215-503-7201 to register.

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