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MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL: Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year, we invite you to share in the tradition of excellence at the tri-state's largest outdoor, juried arts festival. Celebrating 29 years of presenting the best variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country, nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event. We have more than 300 artists that will showcase their work along historic Main Street in Manayunk in 2018! For the sixth year, we will also once again feature our Emerging Artist Tent! This year we will be featuring even more local talent. Whether they are young talent just getting into the business or artists who want to begin to make a name for themselves, you will see their wide range of talents all in one tent on the new location at Main and Grape Streets!
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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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What’s going on at the Rezzie? PWD tells all…
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Many thanks to those who came out last night to the Wissahickon Gateway meeting! The City Planning Commission has asked that WICA send our response as a group. Please email your comments to email@example.com by May 31st. The officers will review them and put together a combined report to be sent to the City.
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A favorite local greenspace shines for Friends and neighbors.
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Yoga and a brew in East Falls - Sundays at Wissahickon Brewing Co. !
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AROUND TOWN: Manayunk's own Lucky's Last Chance - Manayunk made it on 6abc's list of Philadelphia's Top 5 Burgers! How could they not be on the list with burgers like the Mak Attack, PB & Bacon, Buffalo Wing Burger and more!
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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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Beer-loving couple seeks to brew up community support in Wayne Junction – but some neighbors are fermenting with apprehension.
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The final Wissahickon Gateway meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend to hear about the 12-month study on the project, which covers the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Main Street in Manayunk.
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AROUND TOWN:💕 Kick off the summer with a sweet, hands-on workshop making pom pom earrings, as brought to you by Junebug Flowers and Design & LILA Fashion International. Led by local textile designer, Brittany Kuhl, this workshop will teach you how to pom pom your way to earring bliss. Workshop includes all supplies, as well as peonies and mimosas to brighten up your Saturday. The cost of the workshop is $50. For details and to register visit the event link below! https://www.facebook.com/events/1543193445790407/ **Note: We want to give all attendees our full attention so we are limiting this workshop to 12 participants!
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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.
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This group is doing amazing work for the underprivileged and ignored dogs of Philly
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AROUND TOWN: Today is your last chance to vote for Manayunk in Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia's People's Choice Contest!
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MANAYUNK MORNINGS: We're back bringing that sunshine to your Monday morning! First up, we sat down with Chef Val from SOMO Manayunk to talk about how he keeps the menu fun and fresh. Then, we took a tour of Manayunk's newest restaurant, La Roca Manayunk, before Leo got a lesson in bouquets from Lana at Junebug Flowers and Design. Special shout out to Bourbon Blue and Lucky's Last Chance - Manayunk for sponsoring this episode, to The Isle for being a gracious host, and TERRYLEAHYFILMS for making it all happen!
If you’re waiting for the Kelly House Museum to open to the public, don’t hold your breath…
AROUND TOWN: Sweetest beer event ever? Lucky's Last Chance - Manayunk will proudly be serving flights of Terrapin Beer Co. beers paired with cupcakes, and a dessert, made specially for this event from The Sweet Life Bakeshop on South Street. Your ticket will include a flight four of Terrapin Beer Co selections, each paired with a mini cupcake or dessert, from Sweet Life Bakeshop, specially prepared just for this event, in a 45 minute seating. Purchase your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2rVo3En
While you are at the Market this Saturday,stop by the Friends of the Market table. Meet our ever present,energetic Market Manager ,Julia Margulies.Julie is a world traveler and owner of Indian Queen Soap.Her devotion to the Market far exceeds what anyone could expect from a Volunteer.Stop by the Friends of the Market table,chat with her ,or any of the Friends of the Market,to find out how you can support our ever growing Market.We welcome anyone willing to devote any amount of time ! Not planning to visit the Market this week? Contact Julie @ firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to meeting you!!
WEEKEND ROUND-UP: The weather might not be the best this weekend, but there are plenty of indoor events and activities happening in Manayunk this weekend! - This Saturday, get your groove on with Merge Dance Studio and take their Swing Dance Workshop! - SMOKE - Manayunk Cigar Lounge is hosting a Protocol Cigar Event May 19th with the owners of Cubariqueno Cigar Co. featuring great deals on Protocol cigars and more! - Looking for live music, Mt. Joy - Live at Main Street Music is this Saturday evening and it's FREE for all ages! - What better way to enjoy a gloomy Sunday than with a book! Stop by The Spiral Bookcase for their Brunch with a Book event! - This Sunday, North Light Community Center is hosting an Open House & Play Day; take a tour, meet the staff, and enjoy plenty of activities for kids! - Enjoy the last day of the weekend with Paint Nite at Bourbon Blue!
AROUND TOWN: This Saturday is Manayunk Studio Open Day! at JTOWN HOT YOGA! They will have free mini classes begging at 1:30PM and a free full 90 minute 26/2 class at 4PM. Bring your friends, family and anyone curious about yoga! See the event below for the full schedule!
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13th and Spruce (in front of the William Way Center)
25th and Fairmount (in front of Berkshire Hathaway Office)
Rittenhouse Row Spring Fest, Kinetic Sculpture Derby, All Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival and other great events, May 18-25
...Fairmount Streets, 12th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenues, Cadence Cycling and Multisport Center at 5000 Ridge Ave. and Dilworth Park. — G.D...This article has 7 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Through May 19, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St., ticket prices vary per show, annenbergcenter.org/events
May 22-24 and 29-30, Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., $20, inisnuatheatre.org
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 19, William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. 18+, advanced tickets from $17.89 to $33.72 for VIP and guaranteed entry, $5-$20 at the door as space remains. phillydykemarch.com
With the Rectors, at 8 p.m. May 18 at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. Second St. Tickets: $10 to $12. 215-238-0660.
7 p.m. May 18 at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Sold out. 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org.
7 p.m. May 19, at Festival Pier, Columbus Blvd & Spring Garden Street, $65-$59.50, festivalpierphilly.com
8:30 p.m. May 19, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Sold out. 215-232-2100. utphilly.com.
Great shot from The Local! Quick reminder of tomorrow night’s meeting, to include discussion of Penn Charter’s plan!
By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist
Delicious Italian cuisine in East Falls...http://www.in-riva.com http://www.fiorino.us
Welcome Well+Bone Wellness to East Falls!
It will be right across the street from Mifflin at the Fall of Schuylkill Library! So far we have plans for a short panel and networking. I appreciate any help spreading the word!FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/354645308391147/
AROUND TOWN: JTOWN HOT YOGA is holding an open day of FREE classes this Saturday begging at 1:30PM! There will also be delicious samples from Boostin' Bowls and major retail offers! See the schedule below for more details!
MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL: The 29th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival is next month! If you are looking for volunteer opportunities please fill out the form below! The more volunteers who pitch in the better the event will be! Sign up to volunteer: https://bit.ly/2jYcvfY
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Where: Penn’s Landing Marina, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Where: 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
STYLE ME MANAYUNK: TODAY IS THE DAY! Come down to the Levering Lot (corner of Levering Street and Main Street) for the fashion pop-up event of the season! Shop for home decor, art, fashion, accessories, and more from 10AM-4PM! There will also be live acoustic music, food vendors, and a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar! For more information click here: https://bit.ly/2KfqY2T
AROUND TOWN: Have a photo taken with your kids and furry friends at Dwelling Home Philadelphia tomorrow from 10AM-2PM! You can also check out their new kid and pet proof fabrics to keep your home looking neat and stylish!
WEEKEND ROUND-UP: It's Mother's Day weekend! Check out some of the great things you can do with your mom in Manayunk this weekend! - It's Love Your Pretzel Park Day this Saturday! Stop by for the first Farmer's Market of the season in Pretzel Park! - Tomorrow is Style Me Manayunk - Spring Edition! Find the perfect Mother's Day gift at fashion, accessory, and home decor pop-up shops from 10AM-4PM - Does your mom love biking and donuts? Trek Bicycle Store is having their Saturday Morning Donut Ride! - Stop by the Pet Friendly Dog Bakery for their Mother's Day Play Date at noon on Saturday! - If you and your mom like to cook or want to try something new, why not sign up for a Mother's Day Dumplings Cooking Class with Let's Cultivate Food! - Enjoy some relaxation, creativity, and good food and drink at Paint Nite at Bourbon Blue this Sunday at 6PM!
AROUND TOWN: One Nickel CoWorking - Conference, Events, Retail will be opening at The Nickels Building Manayunk on April 16th! With 6000 square feet of works space One Nickel CoWorking has 5 conference rooms, desk space for 100 including your choice of standard or sit-stand desks, a media lounge, lecture or performance area, and an 80 foot long wall for curated gallery exhibitions. Call or email to make arrangement for a tour. Right now, you can take advantage of their early adopter special! $99 per month will get you unlimitied access to the space and with the early adopter rate guaranteed for 1 FULL YEAR.
STYLE ME MANAYUNK: Tomorrow is the big day! Style Me Manayunk - Spring Edition is happening tomorrow from 10AM-4PM in the Levering Lot (corner of Levering Street and Main Street). Starshine Salon will be there with some of their amazing hair products to keep your hair looking fabulous in the warmer weather! River City Outpost will be sharing a pop-up with a local vendor Queen Village Accessories, a plant based cosmetic body care line focusing on the ability to be completely natural. Every product is made using natural plant derived ingredients. For more info about Style Me Manayunk click here: https://bit.ly/2KfqY2T
I recently had 9 lug nuts stolen from my parked car while Home on Umbria. They left the wheel lock but took the 3 lug nuts from 3 of my tires. Lucky the tires didn’t fall off. Has anyone else had this happen in the area?
AROUND TOWN: It's Love Your Park Day and the first Friends of Pretzel Park Farmers Market from 10AM-2PM this Saturday! Click here to see what vendors will be there: http://www.friendsofpretzelpark.org/2018-farmers-market/2018-vendor-list/
EveryBlock collects 20 types of news in Philadelphia — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 3701-3748 Main St.