GLOW in the Park @ Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, Philadelphia [19 October]

GLOW in the Park


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Fairmount Park Horticultural Center
100 North Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
Do you love Philadelphia’s Parks? GLOW in the Park is Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 6th annual event to showcase Philly’s amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions.

Please join us as at the Reflecting Pool at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center as we light up the night and host fellow park lovers for an evening of music, food, drinks and surprises! Proceeds from this event will support creek restoration at the nearby Lansdowne and Montgomery Creeks.

Thanks to STARR Events, our presenting sponsor.


If you are not a current member of the Conservancy: $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Includes $35 level membership(s) to the Fairmount Park Conservancy plus food, drinks and entertainment. Use your membership to register for free upcoming events like hikes, yoga classes, trail runs and more. To upgrade your membership to a higher level (see info on benefits at the very bottom) simply add the desired upgrade to your shopping cart.

Fairmount Park Conservancy Members: $45 includes food, drinks and entertainment. Member discount code was included in a members-only email we recently sent and is available by calling 215-988-9334.


// Art //
Marvel at a specially commissioned art piece by Robert Goodman & David Guinn inside of the reflecting pool at the Horticulture Center.

Artist statement: ​"​As artists, the reflective surface of the pool inspires us. Our installation multiplies these reflections in prismatic ways to evoke the untenable containment of the natural world: a tension embodied in sites like public parks, the very spaces GLOW celebrates and supports. These are spaces that balance formal planning and management with the vagaries and unpredictablities of the natural world.

This work consists of five structures that represent enlarged, exaggerated, and abstracted variations of garden architectural elements. Symmetry emphasizes and reinforces the formality of the pool and illuminated and reflective elements create a sense of thick natural space punctuated by severe bold shapes.​"​

// Food //
Enjoy delicious eats from Starr Events, Miss Rachel's Pantry (vegan), The Cow and the Curd, MILK + SUGAR, and Sum Pig Food Truck.

// Drink //
Soft drinks, beer from Yards Brewing Co. and cocktails with Tito's Handmade Vodka.

// Music //
Dai Miyazaki Trio
Blues Junior presented by Mole Street Artists

Dress is cocktail casual and flats or wedges are recommended.
Event is rain or shine. In case of rain the event will be held in the greenhouse.The venue is located in West Fairmount Park near the Please Touch Museum and is accessible from Montgomery Drive and Lansdowne Drive. Parking and complimentary bicycle valet are available on site. Accessible from SEPTA bus routes 38 and 40 and the 15 trolley.


We are grateful for our presenting sponsor, STARR Events.
Interested in sponsoring GLOW? Please reach out to Elizabeth Moselle ([email protected]), our Associate Director of Business Development.


Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. Philadelphia has one of the largest urban park systems in the world, providing residents with extensive health, environmental, social, economic and cultural benefits – including access to some of the region’s most famous attractions. For more information on Fairmount Park Conservancy please visit
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