Cranes Over the Canyon: Chinatown + Chinatown North
Explore Philadelphiaâ€™s iconic Chinatown, sample its tastiest treats, and learn about this growing communityâ€™s future as it expands northwards over the I-676 Vine Street Expressway. The people of Philadelphiaâ€™s Chinatown have long fought to preserve their community and culture. Their legacy is one of the most vibrant Chinatowns in America â€“ with some notable battle scars earned along the way.
This tour will highlight Chinatownâ€™s unique architecture and upcoming developments such as the Rail Park and Eastern Tower Community Center. The tour will end at DesignPhiladelphiaâ€™s Pearl Street Passage, which is the temporary installation informed by the permanent, long term efforts of the Pearl Street Project, coordinated by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with an array of neighborhood stakeholders, aims to imagine transform the Pearl Street alleyway into an outdoor gallery and public gathering space. Asian Arts Initiative's vision is to connect the four blocks from 10th to Broad Street â€“ and bring together a diversity of people from within and beyond our neighborhood of Chinatown North and Callowhill. Asian Arts Initiative is currently working with Groundswell Design Group to implement a schematic design for Pearl Street. Tour lasts 2+ hours and ends at DesignPhiladelphiaâ€™s Pearl Street Passage.
The Walking Tours will take place:
October 8: 1pm
October 9: 10am
October 10: 12pm
October 11: 1pm