Friday, September 7: Outdoor screenings & events

Celebrate "First Friday" with WHYY and the DRWC at the newly refurbished Race Street Pier from 7 to 9 pm. Guests to this FREE event will enjoy a live performance from singer/songwriter Andrew Lipke and preview the September episode of WHYY's Friday Arts. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the producers of this Emmy-Award winning WHYY production.

At 8 pm, guests are invited to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing for a special FREE screening of WHYY's nationally broadcast TV documentary — The Barnes Collection. This exciting new film tells the story of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the unique period in art history in which he lived and amassed his renowned collection. This special screening will also feature a preview of Ken Burns' latest film The Dust Bowl.


First Friday event runs from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Race Street Pier
The Barnes Collection screening begins at 8:30 p.m. at The Great Plaza

Registration is not required, but it is appreciated. Please register for this event »



First Friday Friday Arts


Race Street Pier, Philadelphia — Event runs from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Kick off your Philadelphia First Friday with a preview screening of the September episode of Friday Arts!

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) along with Mayor Nutter officially opened the new Race Street Pier on May 12, 2011, the first new public space of its kind on the Central Delaware River Waterfront to be realized as part of DRWC’s ambitious new Master Plan for the Central Delaware River Waterfront. The Pier was designed to create a strong physical experience that reconnects the City to the River, activates the water’s edge and establishes the pier as a distinctive new public park for the people of Philadelphia. Formerly Municipal Pier 11, the pier was renamed as the Race Street Pier to further reinforce its relationship to the City and reinstate its historic name.

Race Street Pier will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. during the upcoming summer season. Park rules will prohibit the use of skateboards, skates or recreational scooters. Motorized vehicles, commercial activity or solicitations, special events, assemblies, performances and amplified sound, as well as drinking alcohol will all require special permits. Dogs will be required to be on a leash and owners will be asked to pick up after them.



Screening of The Barnes Collection


The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia — Screening begins at 8 p.m.


A WHYY original documentary exploring the story of the quirky, quarrelsome, question mark of a man and his astounding art collection. Watch the preview: