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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Flavors on the Avenue Menu Revealed

This years Flavors on the Avenue will feature a record-setting number of participating restaurants: 27. With something for every taste and palate – from sweet to savory, casual to fine dining, American to International, this years menu has you covered.

2017 flavors on the avenue in south philadelphia - passyunk 01“Flavors is East Passyunk and Philadelphia’s premiere food festival, showcasing the talents of the best chefs and restaurants in the city,” said Executive Director Pam Zenzola. “This year, we are expanding the event. Come for the food and drink, then stay for the day – we have it all with food, drink, sidewalk seating, shopping, family activities and entertainment.”
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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

LoMo Storm Drain Art Project with Ryan Psota

Last month the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association launched their Storm Drain Art Project with Philly artist, Ryan Psota. The project’s purpose is to “bring more attention to our watershed and (hopefully) discourage citizens from throwing trash into the drains,” says LoMo board member, Rachel Cox.

Lower Moyamensing Civic Association Storm Drain Art Project with Ryan Psota

SE corner of Broad and Snyder

With three storm drains already spoken for, LoMo is still accepting nominations for a fourth. Potential canvases should fit the criteria though:
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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Trash Academy Celebrates Installation of Street Furniture From Recycled Objects

On Saturday afternoon, April 8, neighbors came to a celebration of the installation of permanent ‘street furniture made from recycled objects’ at two specially chosen corners in Southeast Philadelphia, 10th & Wolf Streets and 7th & Jackson Streets.

Julius Ferraro and Shari Hersh, Mural Arts

Julius Ferraro and Shari Hersh, Mural Arts | Photo by Eve Miller

The artist selected to create this art came from the Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) program. RAIR artists challenge our notions of refuse as art when they create an art installation by scrounging through a massive trash heap. These artists do their ‘dumpster diving” at Revolution Recovery’s three-and-a-half-acre lot on Milnor Street in Northeast Philadelphia, full of waste diverted from landfills for reuse.
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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Columbus Square renovation project delayed

It didn’t come as a surprise, but they weren’t exactly planning for it either. Renovations for Columbus Square Park have been delayed due do a state funding rule that requires the city to hire an archaeologist to make sure the site isn’t – you know, hiding anything of historical significance.

Columbus Square renovation project in South Philadelphia delayed
“The city has dealt with this before. It’s not unusual with these type of projects,” says Ilene Wilder, President of the Columbus Square Advisory Council. “We’re working with the city and just waiting for the archaeology report now.”
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