First Friday (October)

October 4
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Hello October! Autumn has arrived and there are acres of activities to enjoy at Cherry Street Pier.

Come on down to Best of Philly’s™ Public Space  for First Friday as we celebrate with show-stopping installations by DesignPhiladelphia, a new photo exhibition from resident artist Jim Abbott, and the grand North American premiere of Ghost Ship , the Waterfront Arts Debut Installation curated by Ryan Strand Greenberg and created by Biangle Studio just next door at Race Street Pier.

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


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

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

Ghost Ship
Take a pedestrian-friendly voyage along the Delaware River to witness the Waterfront Arts Debut Installation Ghost Ship, a 90ft, three-dimensional, light and water installation making it’s North American premiere at Race Street Pier October 4 through  November 3, Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 pm to 10 pm.

See experimental design at its best at the renowned DesignPhiladelphia installations on display now through October 13.

Seeing Old City ‘83 On: Photographic Projects by James B. Abbott and James Wasserman
Celebrate the opening of Seeing Old City ‘83 On: Photographic Projects by James B. Abbott and James Wasserman at a special opening reception in Studio 5 from 5 pm to 9 pm. The exhibition will be open throughout the month of October.

“Honey Honey”
Join us for a free performance of Honey Honey, co-produced by Ninth Planet and Brandi Burgess with support from resident artist Theatre Philadelphia!


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