March First Friday

Punxsutawney Phil couldn’t find his shadow so spring is almost upon us! Kickoff the change of season with all these local events for March’s First Friday!! Xhale Lounge453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals310 E Girard Ave First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals6pm-8pm Large Selection of Crystals,[…]

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. […]

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: keith@o3world.com

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[…]

December First Friday!

 

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More than just a normal First Friday, December is a chance to do your holiday shopping right here on Frankford Ave and support your friends, neighbors, and our growing local economy!  Bring your friends and take a walk!  You’ll find fun events, awesome art exhibits, new businesses, and great gifts! Please note that events listed in bold will NOT take place on First Friday, December 7th.  Dates are listed in the details below.

 

Details after the jump.

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