Spring programming at The Porch at 30th to begin in April

March 20, 2014


Photo courtesy University City District.

The spring has officially begun today and the University City District has announced an exciting spring program for The Porch, a cool public space near 30th Street Station. The spring programming will begin April 1 and will include a variety of FREE events and activities, featuring music, food, fitness, and fun. Here are some more details on what to expect at The Porch next month.


Gourmet Food Trucks – Mon, Wed, Fri (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.); Tue & Thu  (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)


WXPN Local Wednesdays
Noon on the first Wednesday of the month
Live music from Philly’s rising stars.

Ginger Coyle: April 2

You hear Ginger Coyle’s vintage vocals grace your ears, you undoubtedly feel as if you’ve encountered an old soul. The South Jersey singer-songwriter-pianist-guitarist first caught XPN’s attention with the bluesy “Silver Lining” from her 2012 EP Homeward Bound and is currently working on her full length to be released in 2014.

Lunchtime Accordion Serenade

Tuesdays, Noon – 1 p.m.

Enjoy live accordion music while you relax and have lunch or take a break from the daily grind.


Put your lunch break to work for you with fitness programming from BodyRock Boot Camp.

Thursdays, 6 p.m.

Zumba: April 3 & 24

Bokwa: April 10

Bootcamp: April 17 


Sunday, April 6, 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. (rain date April 13)

Naked Stark

Taking Up Space

Five women dressed in red command the space as they perform dynamic, eye-catching movement inspired by endurance and aggression.

Monday, April 7th through Friday, April 11 & Monday April 14 through Friday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Digital Photo Booth

Step inside this hand painted, whimsical booth and take unique portraits. Receive your printed photo and be included in the gallery on display at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Wednesday, April 9 – 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, April 19 – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.              

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy On-The-Go

Unique touchable specimens, fossils, skulls, live invertebrates, and experiments, the Academy’s program encourages you to look, investigate and engage with the wonders of the natural world.

Saturday, April 12 – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. & Saturday, April 26 – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please Touch Museum

Roadside Attractions

A discussion of trains and automobiles told through stories and dramatic games will encourage all to use their imaginations. 

Wednesday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (rain date April 23)

University City Arts League

Aerium Demo & Workshop

Celebrate spring with this make and take Aerium workshop. Learn how to build and care for aeriums with air plants. 

Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (rain date June 14)

The Clay Studio

Wheels of Battle

In this Pop Up Ceramic Studio two artists at a time will compete head to head on the potters wheel in a series of battles including “tallest vessel”, “blind-fold throw” and “mug race.”

Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (rain date June 29)

MM2, Modern Dance Company


Dancing with full breath can facilitate the movement of our bodies, allowing for them to flow freely through a space. MM2 utilizes contemporary movement that connects both dancer and audience in a meaningful way.

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