Philly-born river rat & artist, Danielle Redden, has been exploring the Tidal Schuylkill in leaky boats for over 18 years. In 2011 they decided to make a parade, with much help from friends and neighbors.
The Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade is annual crush art to the eight miles of the Schuylkill River – from Fairmount Dam at the Art Museum to its confluence with the Delaware River – that rises and falls with the gravitational pull of the moon. The Tidal Schuylkill bends around working refineries, heron nests, rotting steamboat docks, underground creeks, beaver hideouts, sewer outfalls, spatterdock clusters, train bridges and the neighborhoods of south and southwest Philly.
Here’s the Facebook Event Page for this year’s parade. Everyone is invited.
Parade headquarters is the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse, which offers free boating & fishing programs on the Tidal Schuylkill River from April – October.
Questions? Well, please get in touch!