Catching up with food and tunes at First Friday on Race Street Pier

On August 5th, the Friends of Race Street Pier, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, hosted a First Friday celebration on the pier.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation indicated that the pier had one of its best attended nights with 1,414 visitors who came to enjoy the party on the pier.

Brass Heaven, the band stationed on the corner of 2nd and Market, set the party vibe and attracted revelers from Old City down to the pier.

The party continued on the pier where Trinidelphia played soothing music that served as a great background for enjoying waterfront breezes on the grandstand.

At the end of the night, visitors did not want to stop dancing and asked DJ Jack Tripper to stay a little longer.

People also enjoyed watching students from the Hussian School of Art create waterfront-inspired works of art.

And, Harry Kyriakodis author of the book, Philadelphia’s Lost Waterfront, attended the event and shared his stories and photos of the Race Street Pier.

The success of the event has the DRWC and the Friends group working on planning more First Friday Parties on the Pier.

To stay informed about upcoming happenings on the pier, you can like the Friends of Race Street Pier on Facebook or follow the group on Twitter (@friendsofrsp).

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