Destination Schuylkill River

Destination Schuylkill River


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Destination Schuylkill River (DSR) is a project of The Manayunk Development Corporation, funded by the William Penn Foundation. Destination Schuylkill River celebrates life along the Schuylkill River and seeks to connect our communities to the river through planning, programming, and projects. From trails and connections to public facilities, to sustainable environmental efforts, people are realizing the river matters. Partnerships are forming, volunteer groups are organizing, and the river is being transformed.

What is there to do? How can you get involved? What is planned for this vibrant piece of history, culture, and recreation?


This Friday, Dec.19: Manayunk Solstice Fires

Come celebrate the solstice with us! This free event will begin in Canal View Park at 5:00 pm, just after sunset. Bring your friends, family, and plenty of blankets, and be ready to ring in the new season.

Register at and we will set aside a wishing stick for you!

See below for the full schedule:

5:00 pm - Live birds of prey show with Brent Baker of Great Valley Nature Center. Meet and greet a barred owl, peregrine falcon, and some other feathered guests.

5:30 pm - Two dances to holiday classics, performed by students from Merge Dance Studio.

5:40 pm - Three holiday tales with storyteller Dennis Strain. Free hot cocoa offered courtesy of Volo Coffeehouse.

6:10 pm - Wishing stick ceremony with Jane Lipton of Manayunk Development Corporation. Watch the fires with seasonal accompanying music.


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