Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is back this Thursday (rain or shine)

September 10, 2019

September 12 Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll map (click to enlarge).

This year’s second and last Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is happening on Thursday, Sept. 12 and will feature hundreds of $1 items (food, drinks, merchandise, theatre tickets, and more!), as well as live music and entertainment. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from 43rd to 52nd Streets, and there will also be a special performance at 40th and Baltimore.

Thirty-six Baltimore Avenue businesses and 15 community food and merchandise vendors will participate in the September edition of the Dollar Stroll. Check out this map for more details.  Continue Reading

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Free Ethical & Sustainable Fashion Workshop with designer Keyonna Butler in October (sponsored post)

September 10, 2019

Have you ever looked at a pair of jeans and wished there was a way to upgrade them in order to keep them in your wardrobe? Well, there is a solution for you and it’s called sustainable fashion! Learn how to spruce up your closet while saving money in your pocket and keeping waste out of the environment. This workshop series with a fashion designer and founder of Stellar Design, Keyonna Butler, will teach basic sewing, stitching, and sustainability in fashion.

This free workshop will be held every Saturday in October from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Neighborhood Time Exchange (4017 Lancaster Ave.). Email to register. You can also register online. Registrants must participate in all workshop dates.

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Oooooo Baby Baby!: Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte to headline annual N2N Festival in Cedar Park

August 28, 2019

West Philly community members will have a chance to see legendary female rap and hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa perform at the annual Neighborhood-to-Neighborhood (N2N) Festival. This year’s festival celebrates women in hip-hop and will take place at 50th and Baltimore next Saturday, Sept. 7.

Salt-N-Pepa, who have broken barriers and opened doors that were once closed to women in hip-hop, are set to headline the 2019 N2N Festival, performing their hit songs. MC Lyte, one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists, and Angie Stone who rose to fame as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence before starting her solo career are also performing. There will also be live performances by local Philadelphia artists.

The free festival will be hosted by legendary radio host Lady B from Classix 107.9 FM, and comedian, Skeet. More than 5,000 people from across the region will enjoy the free festival throughout the day.  Continue Reading

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Parks On Tap returns to Clark Park this week

August 27, 2019

Parks on Tap, Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden, is returning this Wednesday to Clark Park at 43rd and Baltimore. The program is a partnership between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and FCM Hospitality. It provides beers on tap, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and fresh food at different parks throughout the city all summer long.

Parks on Tap is family-friendly and offers a variety of programming, including free yoga in the park with Roots2Rise. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Parks on Tap will be in Clark Park from this Wednesday through Monday (Labor Day) during the following hours:  Continue Reading

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Free book bags, school supplies at School District’s Back-To-School event this Thursday

August 19, 2019

The School District’s 11th annual back-to-school event will be held on Thursday, August 22, at the High School of the Future (4021 Parkside Ave.) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The first 8,000 students attending this event will receive free book bags filled with school supplies.

Over 100 vendors will be on-site providing information, student enrollment services and social service resources. The event will also offer free haircuts, children’s eye glass testing, and dental services. There will also be free educational workshops, and a fun Kids Zone.


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Remembering Toni Morrison at Blackwell Library

August 9, 2019

The Blackwell Regional Library is hosting a community read-in and memorial construction for author Toni Morrison on Saturday, Aug. 10.

The event “will celebrate the life, work, and the love that Toni Morrison had for us,” according to the library, which is located at 125 S. 52nd St. It runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include readings from her many impactful works.

Library staff are asking people to bring flowers, candles, notes or “whatever you feel moved to bring” to help build a memorial for Morrison, who died on Aug. 5 at the age of 88.


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