January First Friday!

Ring in the 2019 with these stacked January First Friday events! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only VapeO2 411 E Girard Resolution Solution Friday 2019 12 pm – 10 pm Up to 50%OFF e-liquid and CBD products, raffles, games, FREE SWAG! instagram.com/vapeo2 facebook.com/vapeo2 Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals 310[…]

Housing and Finances in the Creative Economy

Attention all artists, musicians, and creatives: Have you ever wondered about credit building? Or the first steps to becoming a home owner? Or wanted free pizza on a Monday night? NKCDC and Frankford Ave Arts is hosting a “Housing and Finances in the Creative Economy” workshop on Monday, February 26th! The workshop will be at[…]

Rust Belt Rising Almanac Book Release

Philadelphia Publisher Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Philadelphia Publisher, Nic Esposito, Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Taken from Clair Margheim (Head & The Hand Press) – The Head & The Hand Press will celebrate the renewal and growth occurring in Rust Belt cities with a book release party and a Free Library of Philadelphia discussion panel of the publication, The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. The Almanac is a collection of stories and snapshots about growth, change and loss in America’s Rust Belt cities – from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Cleveland to Detroit.

Neighbors, friends and those in the Philadelphia surrounding area are invited to the Frankford Avenue First Friday on June 7 to stop in participating shops, where the almanac will be showcased, for a celebration of literature and renewal, sponsored by New Kensington Community Development Corporation. The night will also include a reading by Almanac contributor Jeffrey Ziga of Little Baby’s Ice Cream atop their parklet, along with an Almanac inspired ice cream flavor. The celebration will continue into the evening with a dance party at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s beautifully renovated warehouse workspace.

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OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS: An AWARD-WINNING STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KENSINGTON

Walking Fish Theatre
(Philadelphia) B. Someday Productions of Kensington/Fishtown, in partnership with Mariana Bracetti Academy High School will present the culmination of a semester’s work with the students at a Public Performance on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. There will be two performances: 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The performance, entitled “Of Mythic Proportions” was created from the 9th-12th grade student’s personal stories about growing up in Kensington and how violence has become a part of their lives. The students will perform their work at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125 for the community and the general public. In addition to the performance, there will be a short discussion raised by the topics in the stories, with a chance for the audience to interact with the performers. Following the workshop will be a reception with refreshments. The cost is free. […]

Feburary First Friday!

This City! oil on canvas by Vera Iliatova, 42" x 36", 2010

This City! oil on canvas by Vera Iliatova, 42″ x 36″, 2010

Vera Iliatova is just one of many talented artists who will be displaying work at FJORD’s eighth group show entitled, Wandaring Planar. This special exhibit investigates the use of landscape as subject in contemporary painting. February may be cold but things are really heating up this month on Frankford Ave. Come out and explore the excitement of First Friday’s on Frankford Ave, February 1st!

NKCDC Recruiting Adopt-A-Block Particpants

Are you tired of looking at the trash and debris on your block?  Do you wish your block was cleaner and more attractive to customers?  What if you could work towards creating a better block and get noticed while doing it? New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is searching for Adopt-A-Block participants who will act[…]