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GLOW in the Park at the Reflecting Pool

This is an Arts & Culture Program Event

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Do you love Philadelphia’s parks? GLOW in the Park is the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 6th annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions.


Thursday, October 19, 2017


2:00pm - 5:30pm


Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
100 N. Horticulture Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Please join us as we light up the night and host fellow park lovers for an evening of music, food, drinks and special surprises! Proceeds from this event will support creek restoration at the nearby Lansdowne and Montgomery Creeks.

Fairmount Park Conservancy Members: $45 includes drinks, food and entertainment. For member tickets, use the discount code provided to you in your last membership email newsletter when purchasing regular priced tickets. If you need the code, please contact the Fairmount Park Conservancy (215-988-9334).

Non-Members: $75 includes food, open bar, entertainment and includes a $35-level membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. To upgrade your ticket to the $50-level to receive our Park Perk Pass simply add the $15 upgrade to your shopping cart.

Tickets at the door are $100/ticket


Marvel at a specially commissioned art piece by Robert Goodman & David Guinn inside of the reflecting pool at the Horticulture Center.

Artists’ statement:

“?As artists, the reflective surface of the pool inspires us. Our installation multiplies these reflections in prismatic ways to evoke the untenable containment of the natural world: a tension embodied in sites like public parks, the very spaces GLOW celebrates and supports. These are spaces that balance formal planning and management with the vagaries and unpredictablities of the natural world.

This work consists of five structures that represent enlarged, exaggerated, and abstracted variations of garden architectural elements. Symmetry emphasizes and reinforces the formality of the pool and illuminated and reflective elements create a sense of thick natural space punctuated by severe bold shapes.?”?

Enjoy delicious eats from Starr Events, Miss Rachel’s Pantry (vegan), The Cow and the CurdMILK + SUGAR, and Sum Pig Food Truck.

Soft drinks, beer from Yards Brewing Co. and cocktails with Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Dai Miyazaki Trio
Blues Junior presented by Mole Street Productions, Inc.

Dress is cocktail casual and flats or wedges are recommended.
Event is rain or shine. In case of rain the event will be held in the greenhouse.The venue is located in West Fairmount Park near the Please Touch Museum and is accessible from Montgomery Drive and Lansdowne Drive. Parking and complimentary bicycle valet are available on site. Accessible from SEPTA bus routes 38 and 40 and the 15 trolley.

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!


Interested in sponsoring GLOW? Please reach out to Elizabeth Moselle our Associate Director of Business Development and view our Sponsorship Opportunities here.


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 on Fairmount Park Conservancy please visit myphillypark.org.


Our members help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are maintained and enhanced for generations to come. Members can enjoy FREE events in the park including guided hikes, yoga classes, runs and more plus discounts on other park events.

“There are no words to describe how being a member and enjoying all of the hikes, yoga classes, kayak trips, etc. has helped me over the last 3 years. Getting back to nature is good for the mind and the soul!” – Sue B., member since 2014


  • Printed copy of our new 50 Unique Experiences in Fairmount Park map (new members only)

  • Free and discounted member events including guided hikes, runs, and more!

  • Fairmount Park Conservancy stickers

  • Members e-newsletter with exclusive member-only events and first chance to register for events.

All the above plus:

  • The exclusive Park Perk Pass! Includes discounts for park institutions and partners such as museums, cafes, and cultural and recreational attractions.

  • Click here for the full list!

$100 LEVEL
All the above plus:

  • Fairmount Park Conservancy t-shirt and set of 4 blank Fairmount Park notecards

All the above plus:

  • 4 Park Perk Passes

All the above plus:

  • A Fairmount Park Conservancy tote bag


This event is rain or shine. Tickets at the door are available for $100 per ticket.