Saturday, October 25, 11am-4pm
EPA & Tasker
Celebrate fall with live music, dozens of crafters brought to us by Nice Things Handmade, street eats and drinks + activities for kids!
- Kid Stuff: FREE Pumpkin Decorating, Arts & Crafts with Young Rembrandts, music by Ben FM, Trick or Treating from the Crafters with AversaPR bags at the Singing Fountain (11:00AM-1:00PM)
- Costume Contest staggered by age group: 11:00AM – Ages 4 & Under; 11:30AM – Ages 5 to 8; NOON – Ages 9 to 12; 12:30PM – Dogs
- Trick or Treating down the Avenue (1:00PM)
- BenFM Dance Party with treats from Acme at the Mifflin Triangle (1:30-3:30PM)
- Live Music at the Fountain: 1:00PM – Passyunk Pickers, 2:00PM – Mia Johnson, 3:00PM – We Are Fauna
Antique/Vintage Flea Market + Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, September 13, 8am-4pm (rain date September 14)
Parking Lot between Tasker & Morris
Shop from antique and vintage furniture, housewares, clothing, jewelry, knick knacks, memorabilia and more. This year there will also be hosting a sidewalk sale between Morris and Mifflin filled with Avenue retailers offering special sales.
The South Philly Food Co-op presents
The 4th Annual South Philly Garden Tour
A self-guided exploration of the green spaces hidden in South Philly’s concrete jungle
Saturday, September 6 – 1-4pm
Check-in 12:30pm at Gold Star Park, Wharton Street between 6th and 7th, for a tour map, a floral photobooth, and gift bag
(Rain date Sunday, September 7)
After-party at Industry Bar, 1401 E. Moyamensing Ave at Reed Street, where your Garden Tour wristband secures you $3 beers and free food samples.
All proceeds support our efforts to open a member-owned grocery store in South Philly.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 5 (times are staggered)
EPA & Dickinson
Bring your children to our FREE Easter Egg Hunt in the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center’s (SPOAC) Outdoor Garden. Kids will decorate egg-collecting bags with Occasionette, enjoy treats from Beneficial Bank and then hunt for eggs filled with candy and Zitner’s Fine Confections. Special golden ticket eggs will feature certificates for Cloth, Favors and Flavors, Ms Goody Cupcake, Nicole Rae Styer, Occasionette, Rita’s Water Ice, and prize-size Zitner’s eggs.
Egg Hunt times are staggered by age group, we suggest you arrive 15 minutest before your child’s age group.
* 11:00am – ages 4 & under
* 12:00pm – ages 5 to 7
* 1:00pm – ages 8 to 10
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is expanding into South Philadelphia at the current site of the South Philadelphia branch of the Free Library at Broad and Morris Streets. The plan is a win for the neighborhood but it left out one key detail – what would become of the beloved wooden sculpture by Wharton Esherick entitled Rhythm #1 (1965) that resides in the library?
The EPX Board of Directors, lead by Co-Chair Joseph F. Marino, ensured the sculpture would be part of the new development for all to enjoy. After some persistent follow through with architect Seth Cohen and Free Library executive Joe Benford that included emails containing lines like “Please know that this is an EXTREMELY passionate issue for me and one that I will not let go of easily, if at all!” we received word today from Mr. Benford:
Dear Mr. Marino,
I have some very good news for you. Seth was able to figure out how to manipulate a portion of the ceiling in the new South Philadelphia Library so that the Esherick sculpture will return when the building is completed. The sculpture is now on the second floor of Parkway Central at 1901 Vine and will remain there until the new library opens.
Chief, Neighborhood Library Services Division
Free Library of Philadelphia
Good work all around!
February 23-March 1
For their second annual restaurant week 24 of East Passyunk’s award-winning restaurants will offer a 3 course lunch and/or dinner for just $15, $25 or $35. This year’s participating restaurants are: Adobe Cafe, Birra, Cantina los Caballitos, Chiarella’s, Da Vinci, El Zarape, Fond, Izumi, Karina’s, Laurel, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Mamma Maria Ristorante, Marra’s, Noir, Noord, Paradiso, Plenty, POPE, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside, Stogie Joe’s, Tre Scalini and Will.
New this year: Follow #EPRW on Twitter for last minute and hard to get reservations, even on weekends.
For menus and reservations go to: eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com
A huge thank you to everyone that came out last night for the EPX-Mas Tour of Lights! We had a big crowd filled with new faces and old.
And a big congratulations to our winners:
1st: 1724 S.10th St.
2nd: 1640 S.13th St.
3rd: 1548 East Passyunk Ave.
Photos coming soon!