It's time to say goodbye to the sea monster that changed the Philadelphia Navy Yard landscape and stole the hearts of those who visited it. I'm upset with myself for not officially meeting, Betty. Yes, the sea monster has been given a proper name because she's been welcomed into the City of Brotherly Love. Friday, November 16th, will be the last time to visit Betty before she goes. But don't be sad because they're throwing her a party!

According to the Facebook invite, it looks like it be one fun goodbye bash too. One of the creator's of the monster, artist, Filthy Luker, will be at the party for a meet and greet. It would be great to ask him how and why he created Betty and ask if she will ever return. There will be a champagne toast to fill the place with cheer for those who are 21 and over, and before the night is over there will be a countdown to lights off on the Navy Yard Sea Monster. The best part is, the farewell party is free to attend and open to the public.

Bon voyage, Betty!

See party details below and see the official Facebook invite here

Navy Yard Sea Monster Farewell Party - Friday, November 16, 2018 - Event details:

The Navy Yard Sea Monster is located at the corner of 13th & Flagship Ave in the Navy Yard. This event is free and open to the public.

5:00 - 8:00 pm – Sea Monster artist Filthy Luker meet & greet
6:00 pm – Champagne toast (must be 21+ years, supplies are limited)
7:59 pm – Countdown to Lights Off!
8:00 pm – Goodbye to the Sea Monster

Take a trip down memory lane and get a quick glimpse of those who visited Betty, the Navy Yard Sea Monster.

She made friends with human families.

She made friends with four-legged friends.

She even got a special visit from The Ghostbusters of NJ.

Betty, you definitely will be missed but never forgotten.

ORIGINAL STORY - Published on: Oct 10, 2018:  I came across one of the coolest articles on NJ.com about a sea monster trying to escape Philadelphia.

The giant tentacles are coming out of an old building in the Navy Yard, and it's not some crazy experiment gone wrong. It was actually placed there on purpose by Group X and the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Not only do I think this is creative and genius, but I also love the name they gave it. The giant inflatable tentacle sculpture is known as "Sea Monsters HERE."

Group X describe themselves as "an anonymous group of local artists, curators, and organizers" and as "the next generation of arts leaders in Philadelphia." They partnered with the Philadelphia Navy Yard and brought on two other artists, Filthy Luker, and Pedro Estrellas, to help create this awesome display.

I have a feeling that this might be just the beginning of amazing art experiences in Philadelphia by Group X. I noticed "Phase One: 10/8" was written their Instagram bio. October 7th/8th was the date of this art installation. So I'm thinking there will be more coming soon from Group X and I already am looking forward to seeing what they have planned next!

You can see more photos and you can learn more about the Philly sea monster here in the official press release.

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