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INVISIBLE RIVER 2015 Is Almost Here!

The community arts festival takes place in, on and above Philadelphia's Schuylkill River in East Fairmount Park Saturday, August 29, combining dance, art, boating, and love of the environment.

The event begins at 2:00 p.m. at Mander Recreation Center with a drum line processional that will lead the audience from the gateway of Fairmount Park to the Schuylkill River. The audience is then greeted with a panorama of different experiences: public boat rentals and paddling lessons in canoes, kayaks, and row boats; interactive art installations about the future of the park and the river; yoga, circus, fishing and storm water management demonstrations and classes; and four local food vendors and a beer garden from Sly Fox Brewing Company.

The finale performance at 5:30 p.m. is a multigenerational ensemble of 22 dancers using stand up paddleboards and the center of the river, while two aerialists descend from above the Strawberry Mansion Bridge for the perfect grand finale. After the performance, festivities continue until 8:00 p.m.

Guests can enjoy for free from the shore but tickets are available to be a part of the Invisible River experience on the river. Book a boating ticket in advance to watch the performances seated in a kayak, canoe, stand up paddle board or a row boat.

Also, if you can, be sure to ride your bike #onthecircuit to the performance. Hope to see you there!

Invisible River 2015

When: Saturday, August 29, 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: East Fairmount Park and Strawberry Mansion Bridge; Main festival site, 2200 Kelly Drive

Cost: From the shore, free; From a boat, $25 and up

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