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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Block party at POPE and more on East Passyunk Avenue for the papal visit

If you’re not planning on fleeing the city on the weekend of September 26, there will still be some fun to be had that will avoid the big Center City crowds expected for the World Meeting of Families.

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On East Passyunk Avenue, there will be a block party at our own POPE, along with specials at other businesses.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Mt. Sinai demolition set to begin this month

It’s been a long time coming for old Mt. Sinai hospital at 4th and Reed. Plans have changed over time from the reuse of the current structure to the demolition and erection of 95 townhomes on the property.

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The Reed Street side

Even though the Civic Design review had some problems with the project’s design when they reviewed the plans last month, demolition is now set to begin sometime within the next few weeks.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Enjoy a game night at the 9th and Wharton PHS pop-up garden

As summer draws to a close, so do the area pop-up gardens. While there’s still about a month left to check them out, your days are starting to be numbered.

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If you want to pop in and enjoy an evening at the PHS pop-up garden at 9th and Wharton, now’s your chance with the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s game night.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Mesh Vintage has moved to 1820 E. Passyunk Ave.

In late-November of 2014, Mesh Vintage opened up shop at 1926 E. Passyunk Ave.

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Photo of the location from October 2014. (Photo: James Jennings)

After less than a year in that location, the vintage clothing and accessory shop is relocating just down the Avenue to the former Pure Design florist location at 1820 E. Passyunk Ave.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Check out odd postcards from the ’50s and ’60s at this East Passyunk Avenue Fringe Festival event

The past two winters, you have probably seen the windows of the large home at East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street decorated with images of neighbors and the celebrities of East Passyunk Avenue’s past.

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One of Mellina’s many postcards.

While the holiday season is still a bit far off, you’ll have a chance to check out some other work from Kate Mellina, who is one of the artists behind those window decorations, at these upcoming Fringe Festival performances.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Completed East Passyunk Avenue gateway to be unveiled at upcoming ribbon cutting ceremony

We’ve been following the plans for the East Passyunk Avenue gateway project since it was first announced back in January of 2014.

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After a few month of work since the April groundbreaking ceremony, the completed gateway is ready to be unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 10.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Arts center called Kind Institute opening in Point Breeze

A new arts center called the Kind Institute is opening at 1242 Point Breeze Ave.

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Photo of the location from Naked Philly.

This new center will have an after-school arts program for kids from grades 2 through 5, classes for adults and an art gallery that will host local artists who have shown their works on international levels.

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