Friends of the Wissahickon Throws a 100th Anniversary Backyard Bash Community Celebration – May 1, Valley Green Inn

Family-friendly activities, live music, and roadhouse classic catfish n’waffles 

with special edition FOW beer from Chestnut Hill Brewing 

PHILADELPHIA – April 18, 2024– Turning 100 requires a big celebration, so Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is throwing a party for its centennial year of Wissahickon Valley Park stewardship, and everyone’s invited!

Join FOW on Friday, May 10, from 6-9 p.m. for a Backyard Bash 100th Anniversary Community Celebration. And what better place to celebrate FOW’s history than at Wissahickon Valley Park’s very own Valley Green Inn. Of the many roadhouses and taverns that served the carriage trade along the Wissahickon, the Inn is the only remaining one still in operation.

Toast to FOW’s future with a special FOW anniversary beer crafted by Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, and enjoy fun food including a nod to the Wissahickon’s rich history with a roadhouse classic, catfish n’ waffles. The event also features family-friendly activities, a caricature artist, a photo gallery from Photography Without Borders, and a live band.

Thanks to partner Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and sponsor Green Mountain Energy.

Register here.