Photo: Grace Lutheran Church Snowfall

The blizzard of 2016 blankets the former Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church at Ridge and Roxborough Avenue

Before Roxborough embarks upon the New Year, it’s time to take a look back at the most memorable moments of 2016.

This was an exceptional year in our small town, Roxborough was the destination for new regional events, international competitions, and authentic neighborhood traditions. From the fourth largest snowfall in Philadelphia history to the Happy Holidays From Roxborough series our year in photographs has been captured below.


Photo: Grace Lutheran Church Snowfall

The blizzard of 2016 blankets the former Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church at Ridge and Roxborough Avenue


Photo: Gorgas Park Field Of Dreams Ribbon Cutting

Friends of Gorgas Park, city officials, neighborhood stakeholders and businesses meet at Gorgas Park to receive a $188,000 grant that will improve the park's storm water management and redevelop the park’s baseball field of dreams


Photo: Gorgas Park War Memorial

The Gorgas Park War Memorial in early March


Photo: Alloyius Mcilwaine

Philadelphia mural artist Alloyius Mcilwaine, pictured left, showcases his freestyle abstract art to a young festival goer during the Art Is Life street festival


Photo: Roxborough Night Market Crowd Ridge and Green Lane

Over 23,000 people flock to Ridge Avenue for Night Market Roxborough the first Night Market of the 2016 season


Photo: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

The top twenty world women's cycling teams line up in Roxborough for the start of the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

Photo: Roxborough Solstice Music Festival Light Saber Battle

Roxborough denizens wield lightsabers at the Roxborough Solstice Music Festival at Gorgas Park


Photo: Independence Day Parade

Roxborough residents celebrate America’s oldest Independence Day Parade marking its 326th anniversary on Lyceum Avenue


Photo: Custard and Cakes Creamery Line

Lines form during a warm August night at Custard and Cakes Creamery 5643 Ridge Avenue


Photo: Valley Green Inn Musicans

Musicians play for trail goers at Valley Green Inn


Photo: Roxtoberfest HomeBrew Competition Winner

William Dix is announced as the 2016 Roxtoberfest HomeBrew Competition Champion during the Roxtoberfest fall street festival


Photo: Wissahickon Fall Foilage

The fall foliage in early November shows the beauty that can be found in the Wissahickon (photo credit Studio Luminoso by Christy McMahon)


Photo: Happy Holidays Series Tavern On Ridge

Santa & Elsa visit Ridge Avenue during the Happy Holidays From Roxborough Series at Tavern on Ridge 6080 Ridge Avenue

Do you have memorable moments in Roxborough from 2016?  Send in your photographs to for a chance to be featured in our January e-newsletter. Roxborough: The Year In Photographs photography was provided by Studio Luminoso by Christy McMahon.

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