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Summer on the Banks

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RIVERBOAT TOURS: Learn about the past, present, and future of the tidal Schuylkill River and its impact on Philadelphia on one-hour Secrets of the Schuylkill riverboat tour. Or dive deep into the history of the oldest botanic garden in North America on a three-hour Boat to Bartram's Garden tour. Either way, you're sure to learn something new about the unique history of the city while seeing spectacular views you won't get anywhere else.

Upcoming tour dates:
• Saturday, July 21 at 5:30 pm
• Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
• Sunday, July 29 at noon and 1:00 pm
• Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
• Thursday, August 9 at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm

See the full schedule and buy tickets here.

KAYAK TOURS: Explore the Hidden River on a professionally guided kayak tour! Tour offerings include basic and moonlight paddles from the Walnut Street Dock to the Fairmount Water Works. An instructional session and equipment rental is included with each tour. Tours include ½ hour of instruction and 1 hour on the water. Moderate exertion level.

Upcoming tour dates:
• Thursday, July 26 at 6:45 pm
• Saturday, August 4 at 5:45 pm
• Thursday, August 9 at 6:45 pm

See the full schedule and buy tickets here.

MOVIE NIGHTS: The Schuylkill Banks Movie Series, presented by CSX and sponsored by Spark Therapuetics, are shown on select Thursdays through August 23.

Upcoming movie nights:
• Thursday, July 19 - Coco at Grays Ferry Crescent
• Thursday, July 26 - Moana at Walnut Street
• Thursday, August 2 - Black Panther at Grays Ferry Crescent
• Thursday, August 9 - A Silver Linings Playbook at Walnut Street

See the full schedule and learn more here.

See you on the Banks!