Posts Tagged ‘Fairmount Park’

Photographers: Show your stuff, win prizes.

The Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) announces the 2008 Wissahickon Photography Contest. Deadline is: September 29, 2008 at 5 p.m. Photographers may submit work in five categories: people; wildlife; landscape; structures; and FOW activities. All winners will receive a Friends of the Wissahickon T-shirt.In the Adult Competition, prizes will be awarded as follows: Grand Prize (Best in Show), $100; First Prize in each category, $50; second prize in each category, a gift certificate.Aspiring young photographers are welcome to enter our Junior Competition. Submissions will be judged in two age categories: 12 years and under and 13 to 17 years. Best in each category will receive a prize of $25.Competitors may submit up to six photos in any category. There is no entrance fee. The Friends of the Wissahickon reserves the right to use photo submissions in FOW publications.An entry form with complete instructions can be obtained on FOW’s website at or at the FOW office, 8708 Germantown Avenue. For more information, contact Heather Davis Jones at or 215-247-0417.

Sakura Sunday

maiko girlsThis past Sunday was Sakura Sunday, the main event in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival here in Philadelphia. The area around the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park was packed with a remarkable turnout this year. The trees cooperated with their full blooms, providing a perfect backdrop for the day.Highlights included the drumming and dancing demonstrations on the main stage, formal tea ceremonies in the Horticultural Center, beautiful textiles for sale and plenty of free activities. true to the name, the Japanese American food court included a wide variety of foods from sushi to Texas beef and crab cakes.Despite ominous clouds, the weather held nicely making for a beautiful Sakura Sunday. If you missed it this time, definitely check it out next spring. Admission is completely free.

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