Sounds of the Rail Park
Three Mile Vision: The Tunnel

Three Mile Vision: The Tunnel

March 3, 2022

Sounds of the Rail Park presents The Three Mile Vision, a special three-episode series highlighting the communities around the rail line. 

 

In this series, local journalist Nichole Currie joins us as she travels the rail line and immerses herself in ten neighborhoods. You’ll hear what makes each community unique and how a three-mile park system fits into their environment.

 

In this episode, Nichole explores The Tunnel. The Tunnel is a wide, architecturally stunning space extending across 3,000 feet underneath Pennsylvania Ave between 22nd and 27th Streets, which was once an active part of the Reading Railroad’s City Branch. Open air shafts in the streetscape above illuminate the space with natural light, while the stone walls and vaulted brick ceilings reach 25 ft high. 

 

You’ll hear from Board President of Fairmount Community Development Corporation Heidi Siegel, local photographer JJ Tiziou, and Saint Francis Xavier School Principal Dolores Butler. 

 

The Sounds of the Rail Park: Three Mile Vision series was developed as a part of the Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative. The Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative is an ongoing digital community archiving project, which aims to preserve and highlight the stories, objects, spaces and places that sustain culture and hold historic value for the people that live, work, and play in the 10+ neighborhoods that the Rail Park traverses through. Submit your story to the Time Capsule!

 

 

Phase One of the Rail Park is free and open to the public every day from 7 AM to 10 PM. Plan your visit today

 

The work of Friends of the Rail Park is made possible with the support of our community. Don’t wait, become a member today

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

Three Mile Vision: The Cut

Three Mile Vision: The Cut

March 3, 2022

Sounds of the Rail Park presents The Three Mile Vision, a special three-episode series highlighting the communities around the rail line. 

 

In this series, local journalist Nichole Currie joins us as she travels the rail line and immerses herself in ten neighborhoods. You’ll hear what makes each community unique and how a three-mile park system fits into their environment.

 

In this episode, Nichole explores The Cut. The Cut is an open air section of land that runs below street level for over half a mile, connecting the Viaduct to the Tunnel. It runs from North Broad Street near the old Inquirer Building to behind the Rodin Museum, where 22nd St meets Pennsylvania Ave. It’s lined with 30-foot high stone walls and crossed by a series of bridges that support the city’s north and south bound streets. 

 

You’ll hear from James Fennel and Joe Walsh from Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park, local professor Jefferey Markovitz, and the 2019 Moon Festival creators Nadia Hironaka, Eugene Lew, and Matthew Suib.

 

The Sounds of the Rail Park: Three Mile Vision series was developed as a part of the Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative. The Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative is an ongoing digital community archiving project, which aims to preserve and highlight the stories, objects, spaces and places that sustain culture and hold historic value for the people that live, work, and play in the 10+ neighborhoods that the Rail Park traverses through. Submit your story to the Time Capsule!

Phase One of the Rail Park is free and open to the public every day from 7 AM to 10 PM. Plan your visit today

 

The work of Friends of the Rail Park is made possible with the support of our community. Don’t wait, become a member today

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

 

Three Mile Vision: The Viaduct

Three Mile Vision: The Viaduct

March 3, 2022

Sounds of the Rail Park presents The Three Mile Vision, a special three-episode series highlighting the communities around the rail line. 

 

In this series, local journalist Nichole Currie joins us as she travels the rail line and immerses herself in ten neighborhoods. You’ll hear what makes each community unique and how a three-mile park system fits into their environment.

 

In this episode, Nichole explores The Viaduct. The Viaduct is an elevated section of the former Reading Railroad’s 9th Street Branch. The inactive rail line reaches from the site of Phase One down to Vine Street, then arcs back northward and east toward Fairmount Ave. When complete, this stunning section of the park will overlook city streets and offer incredible Philly skyline views.

 

You’ll hear from Yue Wu from the Chinatown CDC, Callowhill neighbors Robbie Long and Samyuktha Rajan, Craig Grossman from Crafts & Holdings, and Sol Garden Studio owners April Harley and Kwan Young. 

 

The Sounds of the Rail Park: Three Mile Vision series was developed as a part of the Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative. The Rail Park Time Capsule Initiative is an ongoing digital community archiving project, which aims to preserve and highlight the stories, objects, spaces and places that sustain culture and hold historic value for the people that live, work, and play in the 10+ neighborhoods that the Rail Park traverses through. Submit your story to the Time Capsule!

 

Phase One of the Rail Park is free and open to the public every day from 7 AM to 10 PM. Plan your visit today

 

The work of Friends of the Rail Park is made possible with the support of our community. Don’t wait, become a member today

 

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

Sounds and Senses, with Suzanne Erb

Sounds and Senses, with Suzanne Erb

July 28, 2021

In this episode of Sounds of the Rail Park, elevate your senses on a walk through Phase One with Suzanne Erb. Listen to Suzanne and Friends of the Rail Park Executive Director, Rebecca Cordes Chan, as they chat about the sounds, scents, and textures of the Rail Park as they travel through the space together. 

Suzanne Erb is a Center City, Philadelphia resident with a career dedicated to diversity inclusion. From the time she left the Overbrook School for the Blind at the end of her freshman year in 1971, and entered her local high school as the first totally blind student, she has demonstrated her belief that inclusion not only brings diversity of values and ideas to organizations, but it can also be easily accomplished with some forethought and planning. In her role as an Accessibility Advisor, she shows, by example and knowledge sharing, how you can design your meetings and conferences to be universally inclusive.

As an advocate, she sits on boards and commissions including the Tenants Union Representative Network, where she holds the office of Secretary, Disability Rights Pennsylvania, where she also serves as Secretary, and the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Commission on People with disabilities. She also serves as a member of various advisory boards, including the Business Advisory Council for the Philadelphia Job Corps, and chairs the Philadelphia Citizens Advisory Council of the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

She is also knowledgeable about assistive technology for people who are blind, which she uses both personally and professionally, and has helped people to make informed decisions regarding the purchase of assistive technology for their personal use.

In her spare time, Ms. Erb is a professional musician, as an organist and choir director for 25 years. She enjoys visiting Philadelphia’s parks and green spaces.

 

Phase One is open. Plan your next visit.

Don’t wait. Become a member today.

 

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

This podcast is produced by Studio D Podcast Production for the Friends of the Rail Park.

Philly’s Unexpected Ecosystems

Philly’s Unexpected Ecosystems

June 17, 2021

In this episode of Sounds of the Rail Park, Scott Quitel, Founder and CEO of Land Health Institute in Philadelphia, explores the unique urban ecology of Philadelphia and the Rail Park, and the surprising natural occurrences you might find around town.

 

Phase One is open. Plan your next visit.

Don’t wait. Become a member today.

 

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

This podcast is produced by Studio D Podcast Production for the Friends of the Rail Park.

由纳拉沃斯 (Nà lā wò sī ) 引导的静心冥想 (A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse)

由纳拉沃斯 (Nà lā wò sī ) 引导的静心冥想 (A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse)

June 3, 2021

你好,我的名字是阿蒂亚·西奈 Ā dì yà·xī nài(A'Tiya Sinae)我是纳拉沃斯 Nà lā wò sī 冥想和声音疗法 的教练,我会指导你做一个10分钟的冥想。这段冥想 是打算在铁路公园做的,但你可以随时随地回来做这个冥想。

 

 

今天成为会员.

 

特殊鸣谢我们的合作伙伴:

Center City District Foundation: 中心城区基金会

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation: 费城公园和娱乐中心

William Penn Foundation: William Penn基金会

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: John S 和 James L 的骑士基金会

The 1830 Family Foundation: 1830家庭基金会

Wells Fargo Community Giving: 富国银行社会捐赠

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund: 费城文化基金

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: 滨州社区与经济发展部 

Board of Directors and members of the Friends of the Rail Park: 董事会和铁路公园之友的会员

这次音频 是由Studio D Podcast Production( Studio D博客制作 )为铁路公园之友 制作的。

 

Una Meditación Guiada, con Nalaverse (A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse)

Una Meditación Guiada, con Nalaverse (A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse)

June 3, 2021

Hola, me llamo A’Tiya Sinae y soy instructora de  meditación y sonoterapia para Nalaverse, y guiaré una meditación de 10 minutos. Esta  meditación está ideada para hacerla en el Parque Ferroviario, pero siempre puedes volver a  ella en cualquier momento y lugar.

 

La fase 1 es abre. Planifique su próxima visita.

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No espere. Hágase miembro hoy.

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Un agradecimiento especial a nuestros socios:

 

Fundación del Distrito de Center City, el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Filadelfia, Fundación William Penn, Fundación John S. y James L. Knight, Fundación de la Familia 1830, Wells Fargo Community Giving, Fondo Cultural de Filadelfia, Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico de Pensilvania, y la Junta Directiva junto con numerosos miembros de los Amigos del Parque Ferroviario.

Este tour fue producido por Studio D Podcast Production para los Amigos del Parque Ferroviario

A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse

A Guided Meditation, with Nalaverse

June 3, 2021

Hello, my name is A’Tiya Sinae and I'm a meditation and sound healing instructor for the Nalaverse, and I'll be guiding you through a 10 minute meditation. This meditation is intended to be done at the Rail Park, but you can always come back to this meditation anytime, anywhere.

 

Phase One is open. Plan your next visit.

Don’t wait. Become a member today.

 

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

This podcast is produced by Studio D Podcast Production for the Friends of the Rail Park.

Mindfulness in Practice, with Nalaverse

Mindfulness in Practice, with Nalaverse

June 3, 2021

In this episode of Sounds of the Rail Park we're joined by Nalaverse, a Black centered, women led, virtual mental wellness platform, to discuss mindfulness and the value of access to nature and outdoor space for health and wellbeing.

It's no secret that in a big city like Philadelphia, it can be difficult to find a place for exercise or mindfulness away from the busy streets. Phase One of the Rail Park sits between Chinatown North and Callowhill, offering a green space for everyone in an area with very limited access to parks, providing a place for us to move around, connect with nature and breathe in the open air.

 

Phase One is open. Plan your next visit.

Don’t wait. Become a member today.

 

Special thanks to our partners:

Center City District Foundation, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, William Penn Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The 1830 Family Foundation, Wells Fargo Community Giving, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Board of Directors and many members of the Friends of the Rail Park.

This podcast is produced by Studio D Podcast Production for the Friends of the Rail Park.

铁路公园的声音 (Sounds of the Park)

铁路公园的声音 (Sounds of the Park)

December 7, 2020

10年前,一个小群体的社区成员 看到了穿越社区 的发锈的铁轨,而且看到了潜力。 一个潜有的可以重新使用的,美丽的公共空间。 建成后,铁路公园将 连接十多个社区,并提供3英里的 连续的绿地。这是 一个给每个人的空间:无论老少,运动员和艺术家,邻居和访客之类。

 

铁路公园之友提供了公园的声音,一个有关铁路公园 景观,声音 和空间 的音频指南。

 

 

今天成为会员.

 

特殊鸣谢我们的合作伙伴:

Center City District Foundation: 中心城区基金会

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation: 费城公园和娱乐中心

William Penn Foundation: William Penn基金会

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: John S 和 James L 的骑士基金会

The 1830 Family Foundation: 1830家庭基金会

Wells Fargo Community Giving: 富国银行社会捐赠

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund: 费城文化基金

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development: 滨州社区与经济发展部 

Board of Directors and members of the Friends of the Rail Park: 董事会和铁路公园之友的会员

这次音频 是由Studio D Podcast Production( Studio D博客制作 )为铁路公园之友 制作的。

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