November First Friday!

This November we have a lot of excellent First Friday events to be thankful for! Check out our full First Friday schedule below: Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Mantra Lounge 312 E Girard Ave Friday: Wisdom Series – A Higher Taste – Global Transformation | 6-8 pm[…]

Frankford First Friday Fracas- Not a Brawl

Fracas .n. disturbance, brawl, melee, rumpus, skirmish, struggle, scuffle, scrum, clash, fisticuffs, altercation; scrap, dust-up, set-to, donnybrook; Frankford Ave Arts First Friday Event. We don’t expect any punches to be thrown at the Frankford Avenue First Friday Fracas, but we do expect an amazing night of local food and artists. From 6:00 PM to 10:00[…]

Attention Artists – Steap & Grind is seeking work to display!

Steap & Grind has just opened up in the beautiful triangle shaped building on Frankford Ave across from Palmer Park!  They offer specialty teas from all over the world in a beautiful, spacious shop that’s almost as lovely a spot to enjoy your coffee or tea as adjacent Palmer Park! Be sure to stop in[…]

Cabaret Fundraiser at Walkingfish Theatre

B. Someday at Walking Fish Theatre is holding a season-ending Cabaret Fundraiser to help raise money to pay off the last of the theatre’s productions for 2012-13. On Saturday, June 22, 2013 starting at 8:00pm, the theatre will hold a variety of acts. Tickets are $25.00 and include alcoholic beverages as well as the entertainment.[…]

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.



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. […]

New to the Corridor, O3 World Seeks Artists!

Located above Art Machine Productions and The Parlour, O3 World is a new firm in the neighborhood that has beautiful wall space available for First Friday art displays. Concerning themselves with mainly digital space, they would like to feature artists in their rustic physical space. Send digital submissions of work samples to Keith: