May First Friday!

May the fourth be with you on this First Friday! Check out our full First Friday schedule of events below: Pink Slime Gallery 453 E Girard New works from Los Angeles based artist Noah Harmon ( @relaxadult ) and Philadelphia’s own Ryan Psota ( @lemonsparklefantasy ) | 6-9 pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18[…]

POST in the River Wards!

It’s that time of year again, PHILADELPHIA OPEN STUDIO TOURS! POST is an opportunity for people to see the behind-the-scenes of operating a gallery space or artist studio. It’s a chance to appreciate the work and effort that goes into independently operated art spaces. POST is also an opportunity to discover new art spaces in[…]

October First Friday!

Although the weather is starting to get chilly, these First Friday events are red HOT! Check out the line up below and be sure to support the many local newcomers! Okay Fine 537 E Girard EVENT PAGE Pink Slime Gallery 454 E Girard “Yester” featuring works on paper by Kirkland Bray and Scott Albrecht |[…]

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:[…]

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[…]

Introducing River Wards Sound Collective!

Taking a stroll through the menagerie of neighborhoods that make up the River Wards, it’s impossible to ignore the palpable presence of musicians, record stores, venues, and music related businesses.  NKCDC , through Frankford Avenue Arts, believes in harnessing our area’s artistic strengths in order to promote community development and growth. As such, NKCDC is[…]

Philly Fringe Festival Returns to Kensington!

The Live Arts Festival has selected 22 performances from local Philadelphians and artists from around the world to take place during these two weeks, while Philly Fringe is open to all Philadelphia performing artists to present their work.

Twenty-nine of the Philly Fringe shows will be held in and around the Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods, including seven at the Walking Fish Theatre(2509 Frankford).  […]