East Falls: Friends of Mifflin, Principal Work Together To Drive Community Involvement

East Falls: Friends of Mifflin, Principal Work Together To Drive Community Involvement

Wind howled and rain pelted down on East Falls, but inside the warm gymnasium at Thomas Mifflin Elementary School, smiling children ran around in colorful costumes to the sound of popular tunes put on by DJ Mighty Flip Side at the Mifflin Fall Festival and Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Principal Leslie Mason (pictured above) bravely […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

The community’s annual Harry Potter Festival has become so popular that officials have decided to close a portion of Germantown Avenue during the event, which runs this year from Oct. 21-22. According to Chestnut Hill Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro, the neighborhood’s business association expects about 60,000 people to attend, which requires more planning and preparations in order for the […]

 By Veronica Wisely and Yakira Young

University City: Wellness Center Adds Hands to R&B Festival

University City: Wellness Center Adds Hands to R&B Festival

Massage and music merged on Market Street in West Philadelphia during the R&B Fest on a mid-September Saturday sponsored by the Partnership Community Development Corporation. The R&B Fest street festival was held to raise awareness over a variety of community concerns like better utilization of community resources. The fest, held in the 4000 block of […]

 By Rodney Bost and Saleem Sabree

Fairhill: Residents Celebrate Feria del Barrio

Fairhill: Residents Celebrate Feria del Barrio

Every year for the past 28 years, residents of Fairhill come out to celebrate Feria Del Barrio, one of the cities largest festivals of Latino art and culture. Located in the center of El Centro De Oro, the festival’s goal was  to highlight businesses in the community’s commercial corridor and unite all Latinos in a […]

 By Donald M. DeCray III

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

Helping connect local residents to health and civic organizations is the purpose behind the annual Sugarcane Festival in North Philadelphia now in its eighth year. The idea for the festival came to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha CEO and President Nilda Ruiz. She wanted to show the strong and growing Hispanic community to the National Council […]

 By Michael C. Burke, Syreeta Martin and Nichole Fray

Brewerytown: Spring Festival Fosters Neighborhood Pride

Brewerytown: Spring Festival Fosters Neighborhood Pride

For the past three summers, Brewerytown has hosted the annual Art and Soul Food festival, a celebration of local food, art, music and fashion. The event is an indoor-outdoor festival located on West Girard Avenue between 26th and 29th streets. People from outside the neighborhood, along with Brewerytown residents, will have the opportunity to enjoy […]