Spring Programming Announced for The Porch at 30th Street Station

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Philadelphia’s Premiere Public Space Will Showcase Food, Music, Fitness and Fun

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Porch at 30th Street Station, once a congested parking lane and bland, barren sidewalk, has now become one of the most animated public places in Philadelphia. The Porch features amenities such as abundant and comfortable seating, sun and shade, trees and plantings, and ongoing performances, fitness classes and a variety of special events and festivities.

Adjacent to the second busiest train station in the country, between two magnificent historic buildings and within 1,200 feet of over 16,000 jobs, The Porch is part of a key gateway to the Philadelphia region. This spring and summer, The Porch will be a place to showcase some of the best culture that Philadelphia has to offer. All events at The Porch are free.

FOOD --- Gourmet Food Trucks -- Mon, Wed, Fri (11:30am - 2:30pm); Tu & Th (7:30am-2pm)


Just Jackie’s
Spot Burger
Surf + Turf


Bonjour Creperie
Samosa Deb
Whirly Pig


Cupcake Carnivale
Foo Truck
Prime Stache
Sum Pig


Schmear It


Foolish Waffles


WXPN Local Wednesdays Noon on the first Wednesday of the month Live music from Philly’s rising stars!

Ginger Coyle: April 2

You hear Ginger Coyle’s vintage vocals grace your ears, you undoubtedly feel as if you’ve encountered an old soul. The South Jersey singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist first caught XPN’s attention with the bluesy “Silver Lining” from her 2012 EP Homeward Bound and is currently working on her full length to be released in 2014.

Lunchtime Accordion Serenade

Tuesdays, Noon-1pm Enjoy live accordion music while you relax and have lunch or take a break from the daily grind.


Put your lunch break to work for you with fitness programming from BodyRock Boot Camp.

Thursdays, 6pm

Zumba: April 3 & 24
Bokwa: April 10
Bootcamp: April 17


Sunday, April 6th
12pm & 2pm (rain date April 13)
Naked Stark
Taking Up Space
Five women dressed in red command the space as they perform dynamic, eye-catching movement inspired by endurance and aggression.


Monday, April 7th through Friday, April 11
& Monday April 14 through Friday, April 18
11:30am – 2:30pm

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Digital Photo Booth
Step inside this hand painted, whimsical booth and take unique portraits. Receive your printed photo and be included in the gallery on display at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.


Wednesday, April 9
12pm – 2pm
Saturday, April 19
11am – 1pm

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Academy On-The-Go
Unique touchable specimens, fossils, skulls, live invertebrates, and experiments, the Academy’s program encourages you to look, investigate and engage with the wonders of the natural world.


Saturday, April 12
10:30 – 11:30am &
Saturday, April 26
10:30 – 11:30am

Please Touch Museum
Roadside Attractions
A discussion of trains and automobiles told through stories and dramatic games will encourage all to use their imaginations.


Wednesday, April 16
11:30am – 2pm (rain date April 23)

University City Arts League
Aerium Demo & Workshop
Celebrate spring with this make and take Aerium workshop. Learn how to build and care for aeriums with air plants.


Saturday, April 26
2pm – 6pm (rain date June 14)

The Clay Studio
Wheels of Battle
In this Pop Up Ceramic Studio two artists at a time will compete head to head on the potters wheel in a series of battles including “tallest vessel”, “blind-fold throw” and “mug race.”


Sunday, April 27
1pm – 2pm (rain date June 29)

MM2 Modern Dance Company
Dancing with full breath can facilitate the movement of our bodies, allowing for them to flow freely through a space. MM2 utilizes contemporary movement that connects both dancer and audience in a meaningful way.


These cultural events are presented by University City District (UCD), made possible with generous support from the William Penn Foundation, which has provided leadership support for UCD's efforts to showcase innovative cultural programming at The Porch.

University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia. Our primary mission is community revitalization. We work within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation.

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