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We just had to take time out to offer a heartfelt thank you to so many people: Our Vendors: Today’s Market had the largest number of Vendors to date. Our Volunteers: The hardy crew that shows up rain or shine in order to help our Market become a genuine community hub. Finally, a HUGE Thank You to Our Customers. We are beginning to see “market regulars”, people who return every week in search of fresh produce and to shop our eclectic mix of handcrafted items. Their presence helps bring joy to what we do. Today’s Market attendance numbers exceeded our previous numbers!! We realize we still have a great deal more to accomplish .We want this Market to continue to grow and we need Volunteers to help with a wide variety of tasks. To that end, please feel free to contact our Market Manager, Julie Margulies @ firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you all and enjoy the long weekend. See you at the Market next Saturday!
14 hours ago
Get your #strawberries before we eat them all! Today til 2pm, under the Twin Bridges at 4100 Ridge Ave. #eastfallsfarmersmarket #eastfallscrafters #jerseyfresh #njfarmers #farmfresh #farmersmarket #whyilovephilly #supportfarmers #supportsmallbusiness #nofarmsnofood #eastfalls
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Free yoga today at the Market with @thejustinemachine to support her studio @yogabrain_eastfalls -- $2 mat rentals -- 10:15-11am -- get outside and breathe in the sunshine while the weather is good! 4100 Ridge Ave. #eastfallsfarmersmarket #yoga #freeyoga #yogabrain #outdooryoga #namaste #whyilovephilly #visitphilly #eastfalls
18 hours ago
Philadelphia Hebrew Public approved by School Reform Commission New charter school in East Falls set to open to students August 26, 2019
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Local mosaic artist Trish Metzner creates beauty from broken fragments; wins international acclaim.
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Planning a “Staycation” this Weekend? Our East Falls Farmer’s Market surely is the place to be this Saturday !! • 10:15am - 11:00am: • DONATION YOGA with Justine Bacon of Yoga Brain • SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS: Wheels of Fire, students from East Falls' own Rawk U School of Music! PLANT SWAP: Bring a potted plant to swap or purchase some for a reasonable price. Proceeds from the swap help fund Market activities. Curious about the available plants? Here’s a partial list: • hosta • raspberry • huerecha • ornamental grasses • lemon balm • mint • sweet woodruff • pachysandra • and more… McCANN'S FARM McCann’s will bring : • Asparagus • Spinach • Romaine • Spring mix • Collards • Kale • Strawberries • Cilantro • Dill • Mint • Bedding plants • Honey FOOD VENDORS: • CANNED FRESH BY LOIS • JAY’S GOURAMAZE • ARTISTS & ARTISANS: • ART BY BRUB, • BURNING BRANCH STUDIO • GEOMETRICGEM • HDARTZ • THE JEWELRY DROP • LIGHT WORKER BEE • MADDY TREE BOOKS • PIGGYBACK TREATS • PIXIE AND THISTLE • SAANSEN DESIGN • SIMPLY HECGARDO Children’s Craft Activity: • Paper plate art activity 10am-1pm: Carrots in the Garden Remember..We are under the Twin Bridges at 4100 Ridge Avenue from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.
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What’s going on at the Rezzie? PWD tells all…
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Let me introduce you to the newest member of my Household. Meet “Fred”. He joined my Family last Saturday when I purchased him from Pixie and Thistle.Known for her exceptional renderings of gnomes and assorted Home Décor,Lena,the owner of Pixie and Thistle,met my curiosity with a clear and concise explanation about the flannel clad bag. She calls them “Hot /Cold Organic Therapy Bags” . I named my bag Fred since that name had an air of old school dependability .As you can see from the photo,Fred lives on a tray within easy reach to go in the freezer and emerge cool enough to ease the tightness in my neck and shoulders.Lena told me,the bags can also be placed in the microwave for warmth as needed. Fred has only visited the freezer and is known to offer words of wisdom to the ice and assorted veggies that live there.So, visit Pixie and Thistle’s Lena this week at East Falls Farmer’s Market. She will introduce you to her organic therapy items as well as her gnomes and Home Décor. We'll be there May 26th from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at 4100 Ridge Avenue. So long for now, it’s time to put Fred back in the freezer.
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TONIGHT: East Falls Beer Garden! In the parking lot between the restaurant In Riva and the Trolley Car Café under the Twin Bridges, there will be a pop-up beer garden on the third Thursday of each month, from May through November. TONIGHT Thursday, May 24, will be the opening! The East Falls Beer Garden will be easily accessible from Kelly Drive. Craft beer and wine will be available for purchase to drink, while food trucks and other vendors will sell snacks. Third Thursday of each month from May through October 7-11 p.m. | Pay-as-you-go 4100 Ridge Ave.
2 days ago
Justine returns to East Falls Farmer’s Market ,May 26,2018. Her session will take place 10:15 A.M. until 11 A.M. at 4100 Ridge Avenue near Ferry Road.
2 days ago
A favorite local greenspace shines for Friends and neighbors.
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Burning Branch Studios is a non-profit cooperative corporation with one mission to accomplish. Learning, Growing and healing through the arts! Their proceeds go back into underfunded schools art programs in local communities. Visit them online at: http://www.burningbranchstudio.com Be sure to stop by their table at this week’s East Falls Farmer’s Market.Remember, we are under the Twin Bridges at 4100 Ridge Avenue from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.
3 days ago
Yoga and a brew in East Falls - Sundays at Wissahickon Brewing Co. !
3 days ago
Insights from a local paranormal investigator at Laurel Hill Cemetery and… beyond… On a warm spring night in East Falls my wife Mary and I joined around thirty skeptics and believers at Laurel Hill Cemetery to search for ghosts with the Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators and Laurel Hill tour guides. Armed with digital-magnetic field detectors and electronic voice recorders we went from grave to grave, asking questions, hoping to see or hear proof that ghosts exist. A branch moved. A pinwheel shifted. Signs of paranormal activity? Or just the wind. For two hours, through occasional rain, carefully avoiding gopher holes that could swallow half a leg, the roar of motorcycles along Kelly Drive below us, we hunted. We learned about the lives of the locals buried there, including the story of Mary Peterson, who, when she died in 1912, asked that her heart be taken out of her body to be buried near her first husband, while the rest of her body was buried near the second. But still, no proof of ghosts. Different cultures around the world have always believed in ghosts. The Aztecs celebrated the Day of the Dead 3,000 years ago, the Bible has ghosts, and almost every family has a version of a ghost story. Even without concrete evidence, polls suggest that there are many of us who believe in ghosts. According to a HuffPost poll, 45% of Americans believe that the dead can make some kind of appearance and 28% report having seen a ghost. This corresponds to a 2000 Gallup Poll that showed that 31% of Americans believed in ghosts, while in 1978 only 11% of Americans believed. While this increase in belief may have something with more ghost hunting shows on television and the amount of supernatural content in our popular culture, my guess is that it also has to do with our increasing dissatisfaction with reality. A 2015 Pew Report indicated only 19% of Americans said they trusted the Government — and this is before the Trump era. In 1958 that number was 73%. Our trust in religion and the media have also decreased. Not only is our trust in these institutions waning, but the real horrors they have inflicted upon the world are far scarier than what most ghosts could ever imagine. Philadelphia itself can be a spooky place. We not only have Laurel Hill Cemetery, but Eastern State Penitentiary and Fort Mifflin just down I-95. Even University of Pennsylvania formed its own Humanities workshop called “The Penn Ghost Project.” Indeed, the most convincing paranormal experience I’ve ever had happened right here in Philadelphia. On a hot July night seventeen years ago, in a first floor apartment on Christian Street across the street from a funeral home that was being gutted (to make room for an art gallery), the room suddenly went ice cold. Mary blew a smoke ring that turned parallel to the floor and didn’t break until it almost reached the walls. Something lifted her arm that night. The next morning I saw what looked like the form of a five-year-old boy run through the apartment. I asked the neighbors about it. They said a five-year-old boy died on his tricycle in the backyard a few years before. We had nightmares. More ghosts came. I broke the lease and moved out. But even before I saw that ghost, I believed. Dead grandmothers, relatives, friends and professors would visit me in both dreams and memories. I see them still, in both the past and the present, often times with the message that things are going to be just fine. So even though we didn’t see any ghosts at Laurel Hill that night, I came away with the sense that there is a communal desire to believe that things don’t end when we die and that there are ghosts among us, perhaps waiting patiently, for that perfect moment to show us that something we’ve believed in for so long is actually real. Nate House and Mary Conway moved to Calumet Street in East Falls several months ago after living on the Delaware Bayshore for two years. They have yet to see a ghost in East Falls. Before that they lived in Philadelphia neighborhoods from the Northeast to South Philly. They teach English, Communications and Gender Studies at Community College of Philadelphia. Links to other stories about ghosts, birds, dogs and magical fish can be found at www.natehouse.wordpress.com.
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Planning a “Staycation” this Holiday Weekend ? Our East Falls Farmer’s Market is the ideal place to begin Saturday May 26th. We have ten,yes TEN, Craft Vendors scheduled ! Visit their websites in order to get a glimpse of what they will bring to our Market: • ART BY BRUB www.facebook.com/Art-by-Brub- • BURNING BRANCH STUDIO http://www.burningbranchstudio.com • GEOMETRICGEM etsy.com/shop/GeoMetricGem • HDARTZ hdartz.com • THE JEWELRY DROP thejewelrydrop.com • LIGHT WORKER BEE lightworkerbee.com • MADDY TREE BOOKS boookpeeps.wordpress.com • PIGGYBACK TREATS piggybacktreats.com • PIXIE AND THISTLE pixieandthistle.com • SAANSEN DESIGN etsy.com/shop/SaanSenDesign • SIMPLY HECGARDO simplyhecgardo.com Remember , we are under the Twin Bridges,across from the Trolley Car Café. Our address is 4100 Ridge Avenue. We will be there from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. We will also have live entertainment, two family friendly activities,McCann’s Farms and two food purveyors.Stay tuned,additional details coming soon.
4 days ago
Beer-loving couple seeks to brew up community support in Wayne Junction – but some neighbors are fermenting with apprehension.
5 days ago
This Saturday, May 26th, come down to the Plant Swap at the East Falls Farmers Market. Bring a plant of your own (potted, please!) to trade or simply purchase one of ours-- all plants will be affordable, and all sales will benefit the Friends of the East Falls Farmers Market. 10am-2pm, rain or shine, at 4100 Ridge Ave. It's gardening season! #eastfallsfarmersmarket#4100RidgeAve#eastfalls#craftfair#philly#phillymakers#whyilovephilly#visitphilly#makersgonnamake#supporthandmade#handmadebusiness#supportsmallbusiness#diy#handmade#crafter#foodtruck#njfarm#supportfarmers#nofarmsnofood#foodvendor#freeyoga#openairmarket#yoga#cyclists#yogaforcyclists#plantswap#gardening
5 days ago
When you see the princess’s mural at Conrad and Bowman, look up! Another East Falls icon defines Mackenzie Day’s new spin on the former “Epicure Café” building, and reflects her ever-evolving aesthetic.
5 days ago
This group is doing amazing work for the underprivileged and ignored dogs of Philly
If you’re waiting for the Kelly House Museum to open to the public, don’t hold your breath…