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Events 10 x 10 – Walk Around Philadelphia

10 x 10 – Walk Around Philadelphia

JJ Tiziou

September 6-October 4

2021 Fringe Festival

6 hours

Pay What You Can

Multiple Locations

ASL Interpretation

Where can you find a superfund toxic waste site next to a graveyard? Or a meat processing plant alongside an abandoned graffiti-covered pier? Pipelines, prisons, parks and… cows?

On the perimeter of Philadelphia, of course.

Walk Around Philadelphia invites you to discover the city by walking its edges. You can join a scheduled group, organize your own, or participate in the October 3rd virtual reportback.

For the 8th perimeter pilgrimage of an ongoing series, this year’s walk is divided into ten segments: sign up for just one day, or several.


Each day starts at a different location around the city’s edge. We’ll meet at the starting point, distribute supplies, review guidelines & orient you to the perimeter, and send you off on your adventure.

See the full itineraries with route previews here:

Upon registration, you’ll get access to maps, a packing list, and other resources to prepare. Also included are a limited edition perimeter passport and ticket for the reportback event.

Groups are limited to ~15 participants and will include at least one experienced perimeter-walker. Each ~10-12 mile day takes ~ 5 – 6 hours at a leisurely pace.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. If price is a barrier, please contact the artist.


Digital registration gets you full access to maps and web content as well as a login to the Walk Around Philadelphia discussion forums for route planning and more… From there, you can explore the perimeter at your own pace on your own time!

Gather some friends to explore and join in at the report back on October 3rd (also in


DIY/ Anytime – Monday, Sep 6, 2021 – Saturday Oct 3, 2021
Report Back – Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 – 7:00pm
61st & Baltimore to Wissahickon Station 
Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 8:30am
Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 10:30am
Wissahickon to Chestnut Hill East
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 8:30am
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 10:30am
Chestnut Hill East to Fox Chase
Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 – 8:30am
Sunday, Sep 12, 2021 – 10:30am
Fox Chase to Somerton
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 9:30am
Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 – 12:30pm
Somerton to Torresdale
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 – 9:30am
Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 – 11:30am
Torresdale to Bridesburg 
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 9:30am
Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 – 11:30am
Bridesburg to Pier 68 
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 – 9:30am
Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 – 11:30am
Pier 68 to Airport
Monday, Sep 27, 2021 – 8:30am
Monday, Sep 27, 2021 – 10:30am
Airport ‘round Hog Island Road
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 – 8:30am
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 – 10:30am
Heinz Wildlife Refuge to 61st & Baltimore
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 – 8:30am
Sunday, Oct 3, 2021 – 10:30am

Content Considerations

Appropriate for Ages 13+

SCHEDULED WALKS will cover ~10-12 miles and are expected to take 5-6hrs.
Terrain encountered will vary based on segment, and audience choices.
Participation requires signed liability waivers & media consent forms at start of walk.
Walks are undertaken through public space at audience’s own risk; participants are always welcome to stop, choose alternate routes around obstacles, etc.
There will be options to leave / get picked up early if necessary.
Minors must be accompanied by parents or legal guardians.

ORGANIZE YOUR OWN walks will provide you with digital content guidelines & packing lists & maps: from there you’re

FINAL REPORTBACK event will provide opportunities for participants to share experiences from their exploration of the city’s edge.

Audience Instructions

Specific rendezvous information & additional resources will be provided via email.
Please arrive early if registering for a group walk.

For a comprehensive list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit:

About the Artists

Jacques-Jean “JJ” Tiziou is an artist, community organizer and licensed massage therapist. He creates public art experiences, hosts house concerts, and has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia (seven times.)

JJ’s two largest works of art celebrate the whole city and intersect in real space:

The 85,000 sq. ft. How Philly Moves mural at PHL International Airport (recognized as one of the nation’s best public art projects by Americans for the Arts) lies on the city’s edge, which JJ invites you to discover by participating in Walk Around Philadelphia.

JJ has been intimately involved with the Fringe Festival as it’s main photo-documentarian (2003-2007) and the HPM Mural @ PHL Int’l Airport includes images created during JJ’s 2008 How Philly Moves Fringe experience.

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