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Powelton Village: Community Education Center Actors Create Self-Narratives

Powelton Village: Community Education Center Actors Create Self-Narratives

The Community Education Center, located at 3500 Lancaster Ave., is a nonprofit organization founded by community members in 1973. Housed in a former Quaker school and meetinghouse, the building is now filled with artists of all forms. On any given day, visitors can find African dance classes, yoga sessions, art workshops and more. The space […]

 

Haddington and Cobbs Creek: Teaching the Philly Bop Dance at Community Libraries

Haddington and Cobbs Creek: Teaching the Philly Bop Dance at Community Libraries

On Saturday afternoons throughout the summer, the Cobbs Creek and Haddington branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia host Philly Bop dance classes. The bop is a style of dance that was popular in the 1950s and throughout the 1960s that was created by African Americans based upon 1920’s era Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and East […]

 

Spring Garden: Collective Art Brings Parties With A Bang

Spring Garden: Collective Art Brings Parties With A Bang

Bangarang is making a name for itself in Philadelphia’s subculture community. As an art collective, Bangarang is a group of various types of artists who have a common goal of  promoting and supporting artist expression. In order to fund their artistic expression, Bangarang creates fun and unique parties and events that give partygoers a different experience every […]