MRA Exhibition at Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street
September 30 to December 30
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Photos from the opening of “Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. More photos and video to come soon… The exhibition is on display until the end of the year, so get over there and check it out!
Thank you again to the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pew Center for the Arts, Bartram’s Gardens and the Philadelphia Trolley Works for all their help in making this dream a reality.
Flux Space hosted the variety show that followed our parade. Various crew members presented everything from musical acts, puppet shows, and bicycle acrobatics to magic tricks and manifestations, with many things that defied classification. And of course, it all turned into a dance party, eventually.
Many more photos from this event and others can be found in our Flickr stream.
On September 10th the Miss Rockaway Armada took to the streets to host a parade through the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. We were joined by members of other Philly arts organizations, as well as passer-bys who jumped in and joined us. It all landed at Flux Space, where there were performances that went on into the night (photos of that to come).
Miss Rockaway Armada member Robyn Hasty (pictured at work here) has been working on a series of wet plate photographs for over a year. We thought we’d share some of the recent plates she made of crew members on the rafts.
On Saturday, September 3rd we had our first parade in Philadelphia. Starting at the build site on Broad St., a crew of about 50 cyclists rambled through the streets encountering moments of bizarreness along the route. Some sightings included a van spouting giant bubbles, couples dancing in the street, dinosaurs VS cavemen and an ambush by a raucous brass marching band. The ride landed at Clark Park where a variety show was put on with the popular bicycle ferris wheel spinning riders all night long.
Make sure not to miss our next (and last) parade THIS SATURDAY, September 10th! It’s a shorter parade, so both walking and cycling participants are welcome. We’ll be starting at York and Front St. and will head to Flux Space in Kensington. Check our Events page for the full details. See you there!
The rafts become something different at night; a nest of shadows, bursts of light, all under the sodium-vapor haze of the shore’s lamp posts.
Photos of the flotilla during set up and daylight hours.
On August 20th & 21st, the Miss Rockaway Armada landed at the Walnut Street Docks and presented two evenings of performances as part of the arrival of our floating collection of rafts. We were greeted by a large and enthusiastic audience, in spite of a bit of rain on Sunday. We would like to thank the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for helping us enjoy such a lovely location in the heart of Philadelphia.