First Friday at Cherry Street Pier (September)

September 6
Location: The Studios, The Gallery, The Marketplace
Time: 5pm to 9pm

September is here! And there are many fun activities to enjoy at Cherry Street Pier as the temperatures cool. So, come on down to Philly’s best new public space for First Friday as we celebrate with cool installations part of the Fringe Arts Festival, our first Cherry Street Pier Artist and Artisans First Friday Night Market, the Pizza Box Portrait Project by resident artist Ed Marion and tons more!

Commemorate the start of a new month with studio tours, great food from Birdies Biscuits, Cooperage, Hardena, and Little Baby Baby’s Ice Cream, and of course, stunning views!


Food Hours, 4-10pm
Bar Hours, 5pm – 10pm

Fleisher Art Memorial ColorWheels
Check out this super cool mobile art studio. ColorWheels delivers creative experiences directly to community members in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The van is equipped with the tools and supplies needed for Fleisher’s teaching artists to guide community members in hands-on culturally inspired mini-workshops, collaborative public art projects, and art technique demonstrations.

Fringe Festival Bookstore
Studio 5
Stop by during the Fringe Festival (September 5 – September 22) to check out reading materials to engage deeper with the shows presented in the 2019 Fringe Festival.

Say hello to our artists in residence who will be working in their studios throughout the evening.

Opening Reception: The Pizza Box Portraits Project by Ed Marion
The Gallery
Join us in celebrating The Pizza Portraits Project by Ed Marion. Marion, a resident-in-residence at Cherry Street Pier, created a new body of portraits featuring friends, neighbors, and strangers on pizza boxes. Come see this fun exhibition on display in The Gallery through September 29.

Lino Kino Public Access Installation
Celebrate Cherry Street Pier debut of Lino Kino Public Access Installation. See this new contemporary video art, experimental film, and animation installation curated by local Philadelphia media arts collective, Lino Kino Media Arts Collective from September 6-September 28.

Fringe Arts Festival Installation at Cherry Street Pier
Cherry Street Pier is excited to host Suspended Lives / Vidas Suspendidas presented by Puentas de Salud throughout the month of September.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream Presents: MELT
Little Baby’s Trolley
The Garden
7 pm, duration approximately 10 minutes
A durational, site-specific performance revealing the delicate balance of our changing climate, the true density and aeration of an artisanal dairy product, and the fleeting attention span of our modern era. Join Little Baby’s, for one-night-only, to experience the suspended reality of natural melt setting upon their Most Frozen Scoop.

Tiny Room For Elephants Festival Murals
Throughout the Pier
Explore the amazing giant murals by Tiny Room for Elephants’ artists. Snap a selfie by these larger-than-life works and share it on social. #TRFE19

Valientes Guerreras “Life Is Not Disposable!” / “¡La Vida No Es Desechable!”
The Amphitheatre
As part of the Bring Your Own Project initiative, Fleisher Art Memorial partnered with Women Organized Against Rape and connected with Latina community members who had shared cultural and social roots as migrant women. Together as sisters, they took on the challenge of confronting the adversities in their lives that provoked fear and blocked them from freely expressing their emotions. Through hands-on art-making, a strong and supportive social fabric formed, built on inclusion, trust, and safety. Come see this moving installation comprised of recycled materials, including 60,000 soda tabs.

Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes welcome.
Wheelchair accessible.
Cherry Street Pier is a smoke and vapor-free zone.