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Each year up to 500,000 people gather in South of South Street Philadelphia to celebrate the annual Odunde festival.
The Odunde festival covers over 12-city blocks and is packed with vendors, musicians and food stands selling hand crafted jewelry, sculptures and artwork…. Read More
Fresh produce and homemade desserts are up for grabs every Friday at Julian Abele Park in Graduate Hospital.
Brought to you by The Friends of Julian Abele Park and the South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA), the Lancaster County-based food includes all sorts of fruits and vegetables, fruit pies, cookies, sticky buns, bread, eggs and flowers…. Read More
As gentrification sweeps the city of Philadelphia, current residents provided their concerns toward new developments in the Bella Vista neighborhood.
On June 11th, members of the community met with the neighborhood zoning committee, project developer U.S. Construction Incorporated and architects from JKR Partners at the Palumbo Recreation Center on 10th & Fitzwater streets to discuss a new cluster of residences to be built on the 800 block of Montrose Street…. Read More
As the community of Graduate Hospital continues to grow, local businesses have been forced to search for alternative ways to stay connected to the public. Igloo Desserts, a newly opened frozen yogurt shop, may have found the answer.
Located at 2223 Grays Ferry Ave., Igloo Desserts is at the heart of an up and coming community of young families and working professionals…. Read More
Valley Green Bank opened its new branch in South Philadelphia at 1536 S. Broad St. with a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7.
The event focused on Valley Green Bank’s commitment to serve the local neighborhood in an impactful way and adding to the vibrancy of the growing business community in South Philadelphia…. Read More
Dogs stay inside and relax in the air conditioning under the watchful eye of a babysitter at the new Philly Dog School location.
Dog School is the canine equivalent to a children’s daycare center. It is a crate free area for dog owners to drop off their furry four-legged companions before heading to work…. Read More
Makers of 24 of the professed “best” burgers Philadelphia has to offer competed Sunday in the third annual charity Philadelphia Burger Brawl at the Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catherine St.
Burgers from restaurants around the city, including The Capital Grille, Silk City and South Philadelphia Tap Room, were judged by guests and a selection committee in hopes of taking home the honor of Peoples’ and Judges’s Choice Burger of Philadelphia…. Read More
The South of South Neighborhood Association continues to strive to better the community through its nonprofit initiatives. Since its founding in 1989, SOSNA has taken on many roles for its neighborhood.
“[SOSNA] had a thrift shop at one point. It did a lot of housing counseling…. Read More
The Christian Street YMCA Branch has impacted the community with its facilities and events as well as a connection with local businesses and schools for 40 years.
Senior Program Director Jennifer Leupold said the YMCA has brought a strong sense of community to Graduate Hospital by ordering from its local corner store almost everyday to partnering with local schools…. Read More
South Philadelphia’s Second Street has become legendary as the site for the Mummers, Philadelphia’s colorful New Years revelers. Second Street in South Philly houses the Mummers Museum honoring that annual celebration plus costume houses holding decorations for the event.
But several blocks away, Laura McColgan and the Friends of Whitman Library said they hope to keep another landmark alive on “Two Street,” the neighborhood term for Second Street…. Read More