This Pizza Is A Park

Imagining the Future Waterfront Park Together

A new waterfront park is coming to Philadelphia, at the corner of Orthodox Street and Delaware Avenue. For the first time in two generations, there will be public riverfront access in Bridesburg. How can we celebrate this milestone when a pandemic keeps us separated? Across the city, many activities are on pause. However, one thing continues to cheer us, nourish us, and even enter our homes during this unprecedented time: PIZZA!

To mark this occasion and imagine the future park together, Riverfront North Partnership is partnering with Old English Pizza and Steaks to offer an interactive, limited-edition large pizza box that celebrates the upcoming park with trivia, coloring, poetry, history, old photos, and more. A pizza is more than a take-out option; this pizza is a place where we can share ideas, tell stories, and time travel together.

The pizza box is available at Old English Pizza on Richmond Street at Orthodox Street until supplies run out. HUNGRY YET?

Order your pizza NOW from Old English Pizza and Steaks: 215-288-9900 

Order a large size in your favorite topping to check out the project! 

Find out more about the future Bridesburg park here.

Download the press release for this project here.


Pizza Buzz

Use #ThisPizzaIsAPark


Win This Pizza!

Enter a free raffle with two ways to win!

Pizza from Old English in Bridesburg


Post your zaniest 3 topping combo, tag who you would share it with at the park, and use the hashtag #ThisPizzaIsAPark to enter! We will draw three winners on January 25th. Winner gets a free one topping Large Pie from Old English. Winners will be contacted via direct message on social media. No purchase necessary.


Complete the drawing on the lid of the #ThePizzaIsAPark box to enter a raffle for a FREE PIZZA! Post your drawing on social media and use the hashtag #ThisPizzaIsAPark 

Submit throughl March 1st. Two winners will be selected on March 2nd. Winner gets a free one topping Large Pie from Old English. Winners will be contacted via direct message on social media. 


One winner per household. Must be over 18 to win. Parents and guardians can submit entries for minors.


Bridesburg River Ways

This project was inspired by stories from people who grew up in Bridesburg, including: Marie Escher Coia, Jackie DeSanctis, Stephen Duzinski, Ann Englehart, Pat McGrath, Teresa Pyott, and Will Valentino.

See all of the Bridesburg River Ways videos here. 



Project Design: Aislinn Pentecost-Farren and Mary Welcome

Pizza Box Design: Mary Welcome

Pizza Box Research and Writing: Aislinn Pentecost-Farren

Images: Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA, photographer Sonnee Gottlieb; Bridesburg: Images of America by Frederick Siegle and Teresa Pyott; the Bridesburg Historical Society; Library of Congress

Partners: Old English Style Pizza, Riverfront North Partnership, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Printer: Tri-State Paper Co. Inc.

*This project is part of a two-year series of artist-lead community engagements by Philadelphia artist and curator Aislinn Pentecost-Farren.