On October 21, the Hogwarts Express will be pulling into Chestnut Hill Station for Chestnut Hill College’s Annual Quidditch Tournament. Due to the large crowds that overwhelmed Germantown Avenue in the year prior, The Cedars House is creating an extra destination in Wissahickon Valley Park!
We are now accepting applications for vendors.
We welcome artists and crafters’ original work, as well as vintage and antique sellers. No food vendors or MLM will be considered.
Spending Labor Day in the Park? Stop by! We’ll be open 9am-3pm.
The Cedars House will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays this Fall following Labor Day.
On Aug. 23, a female runner was assaulted around 6:30 pm in the southern/East Falls portion of the Wissahickon Bike Trail.
In what they are calling a random attack, police have arrested two teenage males, who the woman said harassed and jumped her.
Police say they are increasing patrols along the trail.
While Wissahickon Valley Park is a remarkable place to get away from it all, we’re still in a big city. Despite our best efforts, sometimes things happen. We want all our visitors to have fun and be safe, so please remember these important tips:
Friends Of The Wissahickon posts crime alerts as necessary, so sign up for text alerts by texting WISS to (267)966-2207.
Our weekend music series continues!
Local artist Christian Lane is currently accepting offers for his watercolor and ink work on display at The Cedars House.
It’s always cooler in Valley Green!
The Cedars House will be open daily 8am to 3pm all summer long!
We encourage weekend park goers to bring a blanket and relax in the shade of Cedars. Our summer concert performances will be free, BYOB and dog friendly.
Join us this Sunday to hear the delightful sounds of Diane L. Reimer at The Cedars House! Diane is an accomplished keyboardist, vocalist and harmonica player whose delivered skillful performances at Cedars time and time again. Her ecclectic mix of American rock and pop covers are sure to compliment the atmosphere of a Sunday afternoon in the Wissahickon!
Brittany Linn is a passionate musician who has been sharing her talents for over 20 years. She has performed at many bars, restaurants, and coffee shops in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. Brittany plays music from a range of genres including popular hits of today, classic songs, and original music.
Summer is just heating up and we’ve added a few new options to help you cool down.
Sole Kombucha is made simply and traditionally. The bottles are not forced carbonated, they are bottle conditioned. Bottle conditioning allows the “fiz” to form naturally on its own. The result: smoother smaller bubble, less burp, no bloat. Sole is made with clean, sustainable, non-GMO, local and organic ingredients. We source local farmers for fruits, herbs and spices that make its recipes just right. The result is a crisp, refreshing, not too tart, not too sweet, great with food, loaded with probiotics, super healthy, low in calorie, vegan, gluten free and fabulous refreshment!
The first-ever Draft Latte, now in a convenient can. Experience the full taste and texture of a true cold latte, complete with a frothy layer of silky foam. Draft Latte is made with real ingredients like nutrient-rich and lactose-free milk and cold-pressed espresso. It’s naturally sweet with no sugar added. Best enjoyed cold!
Three flavors to choose from- Vanilla, Mocha & Triple Shot!
Lactose-free & Gluten-free.
Made in Philly.
Lemoncocco™ is a new premium, non-carbonated drink made with a delightful blend of lemon and coconut flavors. Inspired by the distinctive lemon and coconut stands found along the cobblestoned streets of Rome, Lemoncocco is made from the extracted the flavor of Sicilian lemons and an added a splash of coconut cream. Naturally light and refreshing, it is the perfect afternoon or weekend drink.
In addition to our fabulous new sign by FOW member, Morgan Sims, the FOW woodworkers have also created a number of bird feeders for sale at Cedars. Take a small Cedars House home for your feathered friends! All proceeds go to Friends of the Wissahickon, who have preserved the natural beauty of Wissahickon Valley Park for over 90 years.
We will be open Sunday, May 14th, from 10am-3pm
for Mother’s Day Brunch.
Keep it simple and down to earth this year. Take Mom for brunch, grap a cup of La Colombe Coffee and a walk along the Wissahickon Creek! We’re expecting great weather for next Sunday!
If Mom can’t make it here on Mother’s Day, you can find her a unique gift on your next trip to Cedars, made by local artisans.
Bellabandz are the area’s leading no-pinch, non-slip headbands. Each Bellaband is handsewn and tested for quality by Liz Sweeney, competitive runner and mother, in North Wales, PA. After many unsatisfying headband purchases, Sweeney chose to research what materials would provide comfort while also keeping the headband in place. After making several custom headbands for herself and her daughter, Bella, the bands began to catch on. Now, there are over 1,000 patterns and designs, including UCAA schools, causes and non profit foundations.
Bellabandz are machine washable.
“I enjoy making each BellaBand unique and special for every new owner and guarantee they will fit or a new one on me!” – Liz Sweeney
Pictured above are a few in stock at The Cedars House currently. We have many more fun styles to choose from and the inventory changes regularly!
Cooper O’Neil is a stained glass design, construction, repair and restoration professional. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Cooper strives to work closely with clients to create windows and features out of stained glass that add light and beauty to their spaces. His work ranges from detailed etched glass maps for retail sale to monumental sized public art commissions and everything in between.
Cooper has been kind enough to produce a few exclusive Wissahickon and Chestnut Hill etched glass maps, available to purchase at The Cedars House.