Favorite Spot: The Wagner Free Institute of Science
Neighborhood: North Philly
Address: 1700 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
I Am: A college student with a love of history
Favorite Spot: Sorrentos
Address: 1624 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141
I am: An engineer, turned activist, turned teacher, turned robotics education enthusiast who appreciates the mountains of Montana as much as Passyunk Ave.
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: West “The Best” Philly
Favorite Spot: Too many to mention but my favorite right now is Broad Street
I Am: A worker bee by day and an appreciator of all things Philly (food, beer, music and beyond) on nights and weekends
Years in Philly: 34 years in and around Philly
Current Home: The Burbs
Naimah, 12 years old
Favorite Spot: Delaware River
I am: A participant in the Urban Blazers Girls Active In Nature Program at Hank Gathers Recreation Center
My Love Note: I love the Delaware River because in the summer Urban Blazers, a youth program, took the girl’s at Hank Gathers out boating with the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. It was something new I tried and I loved it.
Favorite Spot: The Boxers’ Trail
Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion
Address: East Fairmount Park
I am: Small town kid, Philadelphia transplant by way of Baltimore, MD and Brooklyn, NY; Executive Director of Urban Blazers; semi-professional rock skipper. I run a non-profit organization that took a thousand kids hiking in 2012.
Years in Philly: 7
Current Home: Brewerytown
Favorite Spot: Tree House Books
Neighborhood: North Central Philadelphia
Address: 1430 W. Susquehanna Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19121
I am: a recent Arcadia University graduate, freelance writer, and Philadelphia bookstore enthusiast.
Years Spent in Philly: A native of the Philadelphia area (North of the city in Montgomery County), 4 years in Glenside.
Current Home: North Philadelphia in spirit, Montgomery County in body.
Favorite Spot: Hole #13, Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course
Neighborhood: Fairmount Park
Address: Reservoir Drive (33rd and Oxford Streets) Philadelphia, PA 19121
My love note: Why people play regular golf is beyond me. It’s expensive, boring, you have to dress
like you work at Vanguard, and you get sunburnt. But disc golf, especially at Sedgley, is a chance to play in the woods. Built in 1977, it’s one of the nation’s oldest functioning disc golf courses. I’m sure a lot of people don’t know about it, or could find it for that matter. That’s the beauty of it. You’re playing in the city, but you would never know it. You’re surrounded by nature, which is surrounded by a city, which is surrounded by a delicious candy-coating.