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The Friends of Rittenhouse Square fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the Square. 

Our MISSION

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square was created in 1976 to address the increasing gap between available city funding and the maintenance needs of Rittenhouse Square. With a mission to “preserve, protect, and beautify” the park, the Friends work in a public-private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The Friends fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the Square. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Friends provide funding through membership, special events, private donations, sponsorships, and capital campaigns.

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Spring membership meeting

MAY 12TH, 2021

5:30PM-6:00PM

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OUR IMPACT

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The Friends have taken on the bulk of the financial responsibility to sustain Rittenhouse Square with projects including, but not limited to the following:

      Graffiti Removal                  Fund a Dedicated Park Ranger              Maintain Landscaping

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OUR EVENTS

 

       BALL ON THE SQUARE           SOIRÉE ON THE SQUARE          LITTLE FRIENDS EVENTS

BALL ON THE SQUARE
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Held annually on the third Thursday of June, the Ball on The Square is a black tie gala and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s largest fundraising event.

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The Soirée on The Square is a black-tie event that provides an unmatched combination of ambiance, entertainment and society making it one of the most high-profile events of the season.

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SOIRÈE ON THE SQUARE
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LITTLE FRIENDS EVENTS
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Family-friendly events are hosted in The Square throughout the year including: book readings, crafts, the Halloween party, and the Little Friends Festival.

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