Philadelphia-born artist Danielle Redden, has been exploring the Tidal Schuylkill by boat for over 16 years. Drawn to the reckless undone grace of the Tidal Schuylkill, in 2011 she decided to make a parade, with much help from her friends and neighbors.
The Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade is her Crush Art to the eight miles of the Schuylkill River – from Fairmount Dam at the Art Museum to her 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, industrial ruins, underground creeks, train bridges and the neighborhoods of southwest Philly.
Why a parade?
A parade is the wildness of heartfelt connection to all other wild things.
A parade is the whole city gazing in one direction at wild animals floating along with the merry tide.
Here’s the Facebook Event Page
Parade headquarters is the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse, which offers year round explorations of the Tidal Schuylkill River for everyone.
Questions? Well, please get in touch!