The East Park Strawberry Festival is held every June at Historic Strawberry Mansion in partnership with the Committee of 1926, the East Park Revitalization Alliance and the Philadelphia Orchard Project
It’s a chance for members of the community and these stakeholder organizations to get together and celebrate the season. Come pick strawberries from Historic Strawberry Mansion’s garden and enjoy games, light refreshment, and music at one of the city’s most historic homes.
The Philadelphia Orchestra works hard to deepen ties to Philadelphians and make music and arts education accessible to all people. One way of doing that is through its Free Neighborhood Chamber Concert Series, part of the orchestra’s HEAR initiative. Historic Strawberry Mansion is a popular venue for this series.
In 2015, we planted a community orchard with the help of the Philadelphia Orchard Project.
Community members (and native wildlife) are welcome to come and pick the fruit from a variety of trees. We donate any surplus produce to Philadelphia food banks.
December is a joyful month at the mansion. Besides being decorated to the hilt, we participate in events such as A Very Philly Christmas with some of the best-regarded music organizations in Philadelphia.
Over the years, we have sponsored events ranging from scholarly lectures to hands-on workshops, with the dual goals of connecting with the community and bringing Philadelphia history to life.