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Brandywine Realty Trust recently announced an array of experiential programming at Drexel Square, its 1.3-acre greenspace located within its mixed-use Schuylkill Yards neighborhood, beginning on April 17, and running through the first week of October. Designed to cultivate an environment of shared connection, the recurring weekly programming, special happenings, and marquee events invite Brandywine tenants, employees, and the community at large to enjoy free experiences at the park.
Drexel Square pop-ups will cover a wide range of interests, including wellness, entertainment, education, and more, including but not limited to food truck and lunch pop-ups, group fitness classes, live music, plant workshops, and art classes.
On Tuesday, April 18, Drexel Square will host a kickoff event featuring a sampling of spring programming. Beginning at 12:00pm, the event will feature acoustic musical samplings from Skylyne Music Group, food offerings from Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, free beverage promotions from Garces Trading Company, and Kettlebell Flow with Word Life Yoga from 5:30-6:30pm.
Recurring Weekly Programming — Running through the first week of October
Yoga in the Yard with Gwen Lewis– Join Gwen, a yoga teacher from West Philly, for FREE Vinyasa yoga classes every Monday at Drexel Square. We’ll flow for 1 hour, to the sounds of soft R&B music. Occurs: Weekly on Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Barre at the Square with Tuck Barre & Yoga– Join us for a series of FREE barre classes every Tuesday evening at Drexel Square. You bring the mat and West Philly’s own Tuck Barre & Yoga will bring the heart-pumping fun, leading a workout that combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. Bring your own mat, towel, water, and sunscreen. Occurs: Weekly on Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Kettlebell Flow with Word Life Yoga– Word Life Yoga presents an hour-long evening program featuring a combination of kettlebell exercises accompanied by a yoga flow. Occurs: Weekly on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Wake Up HIIT Cardio with Paris Fit– Join Noel on Thursdays for weekly energetic HIIT workout classes. Be sure to bring along a mat, towel, sunscreen, and lots of water to enhance your morning with a rewarding high-intensity group class. Occurs: Weekly on Thursdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Recurring Special Programming
Acoustic Lunch Hour with Skylyne Music Group– Skylyne Music Group Presents a summer acoustic series, spotlighting Philly’s best up-and-coming talent through intimate acoustic performances. Join us during lunch hour at Drexel Square for a can’t-miss collection of Philadelphia artists in a series of musical performances. Occurs: Bi-weekly on Tuesday’s, starting 4/18, 12:00-1:30pm
Pastel Drawing Classes with Artsi Philly– Express yourself and channel your inner artist with a FREE pastel drawing class, hosted by Artsi Philly in partnership with Brandywine Realty Trust. Picture Me Philly is an outdoor pastel drawing series open to all levels. Taught by visual artist Jessica Cantone, this class teaches essentials of landscape and cityscape drawing and different pastel drawing techniques that will expand your range of artistic expression. All art supplies included. BYO – wine, beer, snack. Occurs: Monthly on Thursdays, starting 4/20, 6:00-8:00pm
Food Truck Pop-up with Dos Hermanos Tacos– Local food truck Dos Hermanos Tacos will bring its fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine to Drexel Square. Occurs: As announced, 12:00-2:00pm
Philadelphia NEDA Walk– Join the fight against eating disorders at this year’s annual NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) walk, presented by the Renfrew Center, and help advocate for over 30 million struggling with disordered eating. Occurs: Sunday, 4/16; check in at 9:30am, walk at 10:00am
Paris Fit’s Spring Kick-Off– Celebrate national workout day with Paris Fit on May 6 through fitness, yoga, and Zumba offerings at Drexel Square! Occurs: Saturday, 5/6 at 12:30pm
West Philly Mid Spring Mother’s Day Market– Celebrate mom this year at the West Philly Mid Spring Mother’s Day Market, featuring over 40 local makers and artists, live music, food and drink, and a fresh flower market for the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Occurs: Saturday, 5/13 from 11:00am-6:00pm
To learn more or register to attend, please visit Brandywine Realty Trust’s Schuylkill Yards event page at https://schuylkillyards.com/whats-happening
About Drexel Square– Drexel Square is a 1.3-acre public park located at the corner of 30th and Market Streets directly across from Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. The greenspace acts as a gateway into the Schuylkill Yards neighborhood and a community gathering space for the thousands of residents, students, workers, and travelers passing through University City each day.
About Schuylkill Yards– Schuylkill Yards is a 14-acre transit-oriented neighborhood master-planned and developed by Brandywine in partnership with Drexel University. Located adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and serving as the central connection point between Center City’s economic district and University City’s eds and meds epicenter, Schuylkill Yards will ultimately deliver 6.5 acres of vibrant parks, 1.5 million square feet of living space, 3.9 million square feet of dynamic life science and office spaces, and 65,000 square feet of experiential retail.
Opening in the second half of 2023 are 3025 JFK Blvd, a 28-story mixed-use tower featuring 326 residences at Avira, 200,000 square feet of life science/office space, and 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and Urbanspace Philadelphia, a 13,000-square-foot food hall located in the ground floor of the Bulletin Building overlooking Drexel Square. 3151 Market, a fully dedicated life sciences building, will deliver in 2024. Visit schuylkillyards.com to learn more.