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Featuring an informal discussion and singalong on the Washington Avenue Pier with Eppchez Yo-Sí Yes, author of the TrailOff story Appear to Me (aka A Pier to Me)

Appear to Me mashes together the past and present itinerant denizens of the Delaware River’s shores. Don’t miss the surprises, beauty, and history, as you stroll the 1.5 mile path and hear snippets from the lives of those who’ve lived, worked, and loved along this urban gem. Filled with a dreamy troubadour spirit, rough songs, and honest conversation these untold tales of the waterfront are narrated by feral cats channeling the hobo poet W. H. Davies, radical dock workers, Lenape boaters, cruisers, fishing teens, and even talking litter, all each simply seeking a moment of respite.

Experience this immersive audio story through a cutting-edge app that syncs audio to your phone’s GPS as you walk. All of TrailOff’s stories are written by BIPOC authors to bring new perspectives to outdoor recreation spaces. Featured in Best of Philly!

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This event is free. RSVP Below!

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Time: 3-5:30PM

Location: Begin at Pier 68 located at the end of South Philly’s 1751 S. Columbus Boulevard shopping center (near the Walmart parking lot). Event culminates with a discussion held on the Washington Avenue Pier and participants can depart from there or walk back to Pier 68 together.

  • Snacks will be provided for all.
  • Recommended to bring your own headphones, if you have them.
  • The free app and story are available for Android and iPhone.

Bring headphones and a charged smartphone, with the app and story Appear to Me downloaded. Stop by the tech-check tent at Pier 68 to be sure you are prepared.
We’ll provide bug spray, snacks, water, and a unique walking experience.


3PM: The walk begins at the Pier 68. Once participants arrive and do a tech-check at the welcome table, they are free to embark on the story and trail at their own pace. The trail takes approximately an hour to walk, so plan accordingly. Participants will end up at Washington Ave. Pier.

4:30PM-5PM: Author discussion and group singalong at Washington Avenue Pier. Participants can either depart from there or walk back to Pier 68 depending on their transportation needs.

  • Event is weather permitting. In the case of rain, registered participants will be notified and the rain date will be Sunday, June 16th at 3PM.
  • Free on-site parking.  South Philly Walmart Parking lot.
  • The trail is flat and is mostly paved but with a few opportunities to explore into the grass or gravel off of the paved trail. It is a 1.5 mile point to point trail, so if you drive, you will need to walk the 1.5 miles back to get back to the parking lot.
  • Accessible by SEPTA bus routes 25, 29, 64 or 79.
  • There are no restrooms on the trail.
  • The story is geared toward adults and teens, however kids in a stroller could come along for the walk. Also, the app is not designed to work for running or bicycling

TrailOff was created by Swim Pony in partnership with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Learn more about TrailOff: https://trailoffquicklook.com/

Questions? Reach out to Christina at [email protected]

RSVP Below!