Parkway Council

Representing Philadelphia’s cultural district, the Parkway Council is a coalition of
cultural and educational institutions, residences, and businesses along the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Parkway Council's mission is to accelerate the transformation of the Parkway into a great urban park filled with exceptional cultural institutions, inviting gardens, active public spaces, and dynamic programming that welcomes and engages everyone.

Learn more about the Reimagine the Benjamin Franklin Parkway planning process that will create a public realm plan for people-centric, physical improvements to the Parkway. Take the first public engagement survey and share your thoughts on how you use the Parkway and what you would like to see change.




Jazz Mondays with Maja

The Parkway Council, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, presents Jazz Mondays with Maja, a series of five free concerts with acclaimed, international jazz soloists supported by local jazz trio Vibe-A-Delphia. The concerts, curated by Harvey Price, will take place 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. each Monday in August,­­ at Maja Park, 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy these amazing musicians! This series is part of the Parkway Council’s Parkway Presents initiative, which seeks to bring to the Parkway high quality, vibrant arts and cultural activities, reflective of and appealing to Philadelphia’s diversity. Jazz Mondays with Maja is made possible with support from Park Towne Place | Museum District Residences and the American Federation of Musicians Local 77.

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August 15

Greg Riley, woodwinds

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August 22

Yair Loewenson, guitar

With additional support from the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.

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August 29

Calli Graver, vocalist




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