Walnut2Walnut Partners

Independence Seaport Museum has partnered with multiple organizations to ensure Walnut2Walnut's success.

About our partners

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a non profit corporation whose fundamental purpose is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC owns and operates the Race Street Pier, the Blue Cross RiverRink, while the Summer Programs of Free Events at Penn's Landing is funded and produced by DRWC. The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's outdoor public ice rink, is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street and opens for the season on November 23, 2012. For more information, visit www.delawareriverevents.com or www.riverink.com. 


Schuylkill Banks

Schuylkill Banks is owned by the City of Philadelphia and managed by a partnership between the Schulykill River Development Corporation (SRDC) and the Department of Parks & Recreation. SRDC is a nonprofit organization leading the revitalization of the tidal Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. SRDC works with federal, state, city and private agencies to coordinate, plan and implement economic, recreational, environmental and cultural imporovements and tourism initiatives on the Schuylkill River between the Fairmount Dam and the Delaware River. For more information, visit www.schuylkillbanks.org.


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation manages 10,000 acres of open space in Philadelphia, as well as hundreds of structures and buildings. For more information, go to www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/aboutus/Pages/default.aspx.



RunSignUp.com is designed to make life easier for race directors and runners by providing cloud and web services. RunSignUp.com enables the running community to let runners easily signup for events, clubs and coaching services right on a website. For more information, go to www.runsignup.com


Hidden River Outfitters

Hidden River Outfitters is Philadelphia's premier kayak outfitter, offering guided kayak tours and instruction, as well as paddleboarding lessons since 2005. For more information, visit www.hiddenriveroutfitters.com.


Schuylkill Navy

Boathouse Row's boat and barge clubs and skating club came into existence to serve the recreational needs of Philadelphians. The clubs and their parent organization, the Schuylkill Navy, have spread Philadelphia's name throughout the rowing world. The Schuylkill Navy's role is of particular importance. Formed in 1858, it is the oldest amateur governing body in sports in the United States. Indeed, the Navy's restriction of its contests to amateurs, beginning in 1872, contributed directly to clarifying the distinction between amateur and professional sports. For more information, visit http://www.boathouserow.org/.


Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild

The Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild owns and operates the 1901 Wooden Barkentine Gazela (formerly Gazela Primeiro) and the Lighter Barge Poplar, which serves as the Guild's workshop. The Guild also maintains and operates the 1902 Iron TugboatJupiter, owned by Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. The home port of all vessels is Penn's Landing, Philadelphia on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. For up to date information on what’s happening aboard the ships go to www.gazela.org 



Philadelphia City Paper

Philadelphia City Paper is a prize-winning alternative weekly newspaper that publishes fresh perspectives on local news, arts, music, movies and food. Ther independently owned paper is free and publishes every Thursday in print and daily oline at citypaper.net.

Shane Confectionery

Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the United States, established in 1863.  The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the chocolates and confections made onsite. Ninety-nine years later, in 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers who own the nearby Franklin Fountain and whom embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality. For more information, go to www.shanecandies.com.

Fairmount Water Works

The mission of the Fairmount Water Works (FWW)  is to foster stewardship of the shared water resources by encouraging informed decisions about the use of land and water. They educate citizens about Philadelphia’s urban watershed – its past, present and future – and collaborate with partners to instill an appreciation for the connections between daily life and the natural environment.

The Fairmount Water Works is a National Historic Landmark, a Civil Engineering Landmark, and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, and was designed and constructed to provide safe, clean drinking water to a city on the cusp of remarkable growth. For more information, go www.fairmountworks.com.


Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been in continuous operation in Vermont since 1919, and makes a full line of cheeses, Greek-style yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese and butter. Best known as makers of "The World's Best Cheddar." Cabot is owned by 1270 Dairy farm families located through New England and upstate New York. For more information, go to www.cabotcheese.coop.


Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information, go to www.peco.com.


Wines 'Til Sold Out, better known as WTSO, is the first and largest online wine flash website that focuses on selling wine at 30 to 70 percent off original retail prices. One wine is sold at a time, and when the item has sold out, a new wine offer will be presented. Anyone who has signed up for the email notifications, follows on Twitter or Facebook, or downloaded the Apple or Andriod mobile applications will get alerted. There is a free shipping offer on every order, and all orders are 100 percent Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. There are no membership requirements to be a part of WTSO. For more information, go to www.WTSO.com/.