Its fall! The leaves are turning, the park is glorious!
I invite you to join me tomorrow Sunday morning, Oct 12, at 10:30AM in Wissahickon Valley Park for a spontaneous branch dance performance with Noemi Segarra, Toshi Makihara, and anyone else who wants to and is able to join us. (just planned yesterday in honor of the changing season and in celebration of the anniversary of the first performance of the One Year Wissahickon Park Project). I know its way early, but consider how invigorated you will feel when you exercise your skeleton walking in the woods, breathe crisp fresh air, and reconnect to nature!
Now here is where you have to pay close attention: We will be working in a sort of new new site, off the main paths, but easy to find if you follow these directions. Enter from the East on Mt. Airy Avenue (directions to Mt. Airy Ave entrance below). Walk down the path. You will see the pond on your right and below you will see the bridge. Just beyond the pond there is a path on your right heading north. Walk along the path to the first left cross (not very far). Turn left. The path winds up and back and leads to the bridge. Past the bridge there are crosses both left and right that lead you back to the Mt. Airy Ave path. Or you can walk enter Mt Airy Ave, walk down the path past the pond to the next cross on the left. Go up that path, turn right at the first cross and cross the bridge and keep going. We will be along that loop.
As has been the format of the One Year Wissahickon ParkProject the performance will run for 45 minutes, and will take place rain or shine. Cancellations only in extreme weather which is unlikely for Sunday since the forecast says it will be about 76 degrees and "nice". Check the project blog: www.meriansoto.blogspot.com for last minute updates. Of course there is no charge.
What to wear/bring: Wear good walking shoes. Depending on the temperature bring a light sweater as the temperature is slightly cooler in the park than elsewhere. You may want to wear sunglasses and insect repellant ( although the bugs dont seem to be to bad at this time of the year). Bring water.
Email me w/ any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you
there! Peace, Merian
Directions to the site:
By car from Center City: As Kelly Drive is often closed during the summer its best to take 76 W to Lincoln Drive. Make a left on McCallum. Make another left on Mt. Airy Ave. Take Mt. Airy Ave until it dead ends. Parking along the street.
By bicycle from Center City: Take Kelly Drive North to the end. Cross Ridge Ave and enter the park. Follow Forbidden Drive along the Wissahickon Creek. Turn right on the Mt. Airy Ave Bridge. Cross the bridge and go up the path to the overhead bridge.
Photo of Noemi Segarra by Pepon Osorio