Need a pick-me-up? We’ve compiled all of our virtual yoga classes, tours and webinars from 2020 so you can enjoy them whenever you need some stress relief, inspiration or want to expand your knowledge of the park.
Forest Therapy with Wild Philadelphia
Guided Meditation with Nicole Taylor
Trees of the Centennial Arboretum (October 19, 2020)
Join Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Volunteer & Environmental Program Manager Lindsey Walker on a virtual walking tour of the Centennial Arboretum in Fairmount Park.
Public Art of East Fairmount Park Tour (October 9, 2020)
Join our partners at the Association for Public Art (aPA) for a virtual walking tour of select public art in East Fairmount Park.
Art & Nature in the Centennial District (August 27, 2020)
Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Association for Public Art (aPA) for a virtual lunchtime tour of two notable places in the Centennial District of West Fairmount Park; Concourse Lake and the Smith Memorial Arch. The Centennial District refers to the 236 acres of West Fairmount Park where 10 million people celebrated the nation’s hundredth anniversary in 1876.
Virtual Tour of Mount Pleasant Mansion (August 6, 2020)
Join us for a virtual tour of the grounds of the Mount Pleasant Mansion in East Fairmount Park! Once deemed “the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania” by founding father John Adams, this is your chance to learn about the fascinating stories of this historic estate with Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park Conservancy.
Virtual Guided Hike to Pavilion in the Trees (July 29, 2020)
Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Association for Public Art (aPA) for a lunchtime virtual walking tour of Lansdowne Glen Trail on the grounds of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, followed by a conversation about “Pavilion in the Trees,” a public art sculpture by Martin Puryear. FPC and aPA staff will share fascinating stories and answer questions about the forest restoration and iconic treehouse in West Fairmount Park.
Six Historic Houses in Six Minutes (May 13, 2020)
Join John Sigmund, Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Historic House Coordinator, and Justina Barrett, Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Site Manager, in a whirlwind bicycle tour of six historic properties.
Public Art Tour (May 12, 2020)
Join the Association for Public Art (aPA) for a virtual “walking” tour of a selection of outdoor sculptures found around the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park.
Past & Present in Fairmount Park by Drexel University Professor Elizabeth Milroy (October 30, 2020)
One of the unique features of what we now call Fairmount Park (the East and West Parks on the Schuylkill) is how much of the past remains — historic houses and vistas, even the footprint of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Join Elizabeth Milroy, PhD, an expert on the history of Philadelphia’s green spaces, for a lunchtime webinar to learn about how efforts to preserve noteworthy structures as well as important riparian landscapes drove much of Fairmount Park’s formation.
Ghosts of Water by Adam Levine (October 26, 2020)
Adam Levine, historical consultant for the Philadelphia Water Department, will talk about streams that once flowed through Fairmount Park, along with water infrastructure – dams, pumping stations, reservoirs—that no longer exists. Adam has been researching the city’s water and drainage history for more than 20 years, and is creator and webmaster of Phillyh2o.org.
Making History: The power of parks during COVID-19 (May 14, 2020)
Join us for a conversation about resilience and the future of civic spaces with three leading park advocates:
Carol Coletta, President and CEO, Memphis River Parks
Maura McCarthy, Executive Director, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Host
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Park History Happy Hour (May 14, 2020)
Grab a beer (or a stein of ye olde meade) and join John Sigmund, Fairmount Park Historic House Coordinator, and other park historians as they kick back, relax, and spin some of their favorite Philadelphia park tales.
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