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East Passyunk Avenue to become a winter wonderland with Arctic Ave. this Saturday

Now that it’s December, the holiday season is getting into full swing. To bring some more chill and holiday spirit to the area, East Passyunk Avenue will be having its Second Saturday celebration this weekend for the second annual Arctic Ave.

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On Saturday, December 10, ice sculptures will be carved along the avenue, along with plenty of other seasonally-themed fun.

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Spotted: Queen of Jeans sign gets a permanent home on the Avenue at South Fellini

Now that the King of Jeans sign and building are gone from the Avenue, you might be missing that loved or loathed imagery.

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Photo courtesy of South Fellini.

Instead of the King of Jeans sign coming back in South Philly, Passyunk Square now has a permanent Queen of Jeans sign at the recently-opened South Fellini store at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave.

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

‘Tis the season: Attend Singing Fountain tree lighting on Thursday

The first day of December is quickly approaching, meaning that the holiday season truly is getting into full swing.

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The “Miracle on 13th Street” has already lit up as a bright reminder of the holidays. The Singing Fountain tree is the next South Philly spectacle to see holiday lights. On Thursday, December 1, a tree lighting ceremony will be held on East Passyunk Avenue.

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Lou Boquila receives two bells for ‘rediscover[ing] his roots and redefin[ing] himself dish by dish’ at Perla

In August Perla opened its doors across from the Singing Fountain, bringing some added diversity in dining options to East Passyunk Avenue. Now that the restaurant has been open for a few months, Craig Laban stopped in to review Perla, giving it two bells.


Owner and chef Lou Boquila received praise from Craig Laban for a number of elements of the restaurant, but ultimately Laban thinks that, “Boquila may well need to dive deeper into tradition and master those flavors first, before he can truly move forward.” The restaurant is an ode to Boquila’s late-mother and combines versions of dishes she used to prepare with more modern elements.

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

Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue this weekend

Are you feeling the Halloween spirit yet? If not, this East Passyunk Avenue event is sure to do the trick.


On Saturday, October 29, the avenue will be the place to be for live music, costume contests and more Halloween-themed happenings.

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What would you like to see improved at these three South Philly schoolyards?

It was recently announced that three South Philly schools would be planning for schoolyard reinvention, thanks to the Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University. Landscape architecture students at the universities will be helping create designs for improved schoolyards at George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.

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Childs Elementary.

All three schools are currently working to engage the community in the process. Surveys have been released to ask a number of questions about what improvements you would like to see for the outdoor spaces at the schools.

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Pam Zenzola announced as East Passyunk Avenue BID’s new Executive Director

Recently the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation announced a new Executive Director. Now another East Passyunk Avenue organization has someone new in charge.

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Photo provided by the BID.

The Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District has announced Pam Zenzola, who was previously president of the Passyunk Square Civic Association, as the organization’s new Executive Director.

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