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Pop-Up Park returns to Doylestown



For this year’s Pop-Up Park in Doylestown, Donaldson Street will be transformed into a passeggiata, a pedestrian ally that serves as a gathering place for people. Pop-Up Park events kick off with the opening ceremony and concert at noon on Friday, Sept. 15.

The third annual Pop Up-Park, which is being staged on Donaldson Street in Doylestown, kicks off with a free Opening Ceremony and Concert at noon on Friday, Sept. 15.

For this year’s Pop-Up Park, Donaldson Street will transform into a passeggiata – a pedestrian ally that serves as a gathering place for people – which will be full of plants and seating, and will feature story times, music and other free events.

The goal of the project is to engage and celebrate pedestrians through a place created for people, instead of cars, to “park.” The Pop Up-Park honors a worldwide event known as PARK(ing) Day. Its mission is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to spark discussions about how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of the human habitat-at least for a short time.

The temporary park in Doylestown will involve volunteer designers, artists, and residents, and is supported by the borough, local businesses, civic organizations and Temple University Ambler. This year’s park builds on the success of the 2015 Pop-Up Park in front of the County Theater and the 2016 Pop-Up Park at the Starbucks Parking Lot.

“This is the third year for this event in Doylestown,” said event Chair Baldev Lamba. “Last year’s Pop-Up Park in front of the Starbucks was a hit for the whole community. This year the outpouring of encouragement for yet another Pop-Up, and offers of help from the community shows that the Doylestown community sees the value of promoting a greener vision for our town.”

Everyone is welcome to the opening ceremony on Friday and is invited to become a supporter for the community event. To donate visit gofundme.com/doylestown-parking-day-2017.

Free events will include:

Friday, Sept: 15: 12 p.m. – Park Opening with Mayor Ron Strouse and the borough council (music by Fools & Prophets); 7:30 to 9 p.m. – music by Cherry Lane Duo with Christa & Neal;

Saturday, Sept. 16: 9 a.m. – Yoga in the Park; 11 a.m. – Story time with Doylestown Library; noon. – Fun with Busy Bee Toys; 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Music by Jazz with Friends;

Sunday, Sept. 17 – 9:30 a.m.: Kids’ Music with Miss Larissa; 10:30 a.m. – Kids’ Yoga; 11 a.m. – Yoga in the Park.

For information, including the most up-to-date schedule, visit facebook.com/PARKingDayDoylestown.

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