December First Friday!

This First Friday get your holiday shopping done locally! Check out our full schedule of events below: Pink Slime Gallery 454 E Girard Works by Don Dixon, Chris Evans, & Justin Edmonds There will be art, tecates and some other surprises Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Mantra[…]

November First Friday!

The weather is getting chillier and the nights are getting longer, but don’t let that stop you from checking out First Friday in the neighborhood! Another month, another packed schedule of events! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm 20%[…]

September First Friday!

The River Wards are turning up the HEAT for the last First Friday of the summer! We’re excited to welcome newcomers hosting their first ever events! Come celebrate in the neighborhood before the long weekend! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Mantra Lounge 312 E Girard Wisdom Series:[…]

August First Friday!

Check out our brand new First Friday handbill layout floating around the neighborhood! Also, while you’re at it, check out these awesome events, too! Pink Slime Gallery 454 E Girard Art show featuring work from @emiliabrintnall, @willlaren, @heavyslime | 6-9 pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard[…]

March First Friday!

Bring in the Spring with all these amazing First Friday events around the neighborhood! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard March Spring Sale 12pm-10pm Up to 35% e-juice, free swag, free batteries, 10% off starter kits, surprise gift with every purchase! This is what we[…]

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!