On Wednesday, May 11, at 6pm you will have a chance to see Philadelphia’s newest park, Race Street Pier, on the Delaware River. This preview event will give you a change to see the new outdoor open space from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the City of Philadelphia, which includes the upper level sky promenade and lower-level social gathering area. Race Street Pier will open to the public on May 12 and feature 37 fully grown trees and the Race Street Connector, which will enable people to walk, bike or drive from Second and Race Streets in Old City to Columbus Boulevard. The design for the Pier, called The Slice, is the work of James Corner Field Operations, the same people behind Beekman Plaza and The Highline in New York.
Tickets for the event are $150 and include free valet parking, an 8:30pm fireworks show, catering from local restaurants, beer from Yards Brewing Company, Ansonia Wines and Luksosowa vodka. Click here to buy tickets.