Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Immerses Children In The Fundamentals Of Arts Education

Kim Creighton has been a member of the community since 1989. Over the years, she’s realized the area lacked extracurricular activities and creative outlets for the youth. “There’s no movie theaters, no arcades, no bowling alleys, no skating rinks,” Creighton said. “Nothing to do.” Creighton had a solution to the problem. She was going to […]

 

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Seeks To Combat Delinquency, Promote Creativity

Port Richmond: Portside Arts Center Seeks To Combat Delinquency, Promote Creativity

On a sweltering mid June afternoon, Port Richmond resident Michelle Williams sat on a bench at the Cione Playground. Referred to as St. Anne’s Park by the locals (because of its proximity to the now derelict St Anne’s Catholic School), the city-owned playground has fallen into a state of functional disrepair. Weeds grow through cracks […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Portside Arts Center Offers Hub For The Creative In Port Richmond

Arts and Entertainment: Portside Arts Center Offers Hub For The Creative In Port Richmond

A large congregation of music students and proud parents gathered last week in the upstairs foyer of Port Richmond’s Portside Arts Center for the first public performance for many of the young participants. Tiny hands bowed a violin rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and a vocally gifted youngster belted out a cover of “When […]