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Events Roundup 11-07-18

Dickinson Square – Love Your Park Day volunteer event
Help out raking leaves, picking up litter, cleaning flower beds. Light refreshments served. Children welcome.

When: Saturday, 11/10, 9 am – 2 pm
Where:
1600 East Moyamensing
More info: https://loveyourpark.org/


Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour
Self-guided ticketed event showcasing homes throughout the Passyunk Square neighborhood. Followed by happy hour at Triangle Tavern, 11th and Reed Streets.

When: Saturday, 11/10, Noon – 4 pm
Where:
Same-day tickets available for $25 at B-2 Coffee Shop, 1500 East Passyunk.
More info & tickets in advance: Buy $20 tickets in advance online at: https://passyunksquare.ticketleap.com/2018-psca-home-tour/details


St. Monica School – Beef and Beer Night with “The Business”
Enjoy an evening with the hottest band in South Philly, The Business, for a great cause! All proceeds raised will fund the Windows2020 project, to provide new windows for the school.

When: Saturday, 11/10, 7 pm
Where:  2500 South 16th Street
Tickets: $45 via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beef-beer-with-the-business-tickets-48515465062


Philadelphia Wing Festival
The 2nd annual Philadelphia Wing Festival is back! A fun-filled family day featuring wing themed activities & madness! 

When: Saturday, 11/10, Noon – 6 pm
Where: 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson Street
Tickets: http://www.upcomingevents.com/e/philadelphia-wing-festival-35926/


Eagles vs. Cowboys – Green Legion Home Game Tailgate
One of the best home tailgates in South Philly.
– All you can eat tailgate menu
– Drink specials
– No line or cover to access Xfinity Live! after the game

When: Sunday, 11/11, 3 – 7 pm
Where: Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Avenue
Tickets: http://www.upcomingevents.com/e/eagles-vs-cowboys-green-legion-home-game-tailgate-35285/?ref=ucen1030185



Weekly Events

Programs at the Free Library branches
Each week the Free Library branches in South Philly offer a wide variety of educational and fun events for children and adults. Options include storytime, play groups, yoga, knitting, English classes, health fairs, computer help, and much more.

Where: Find a branch near you
When: View Upcoming Events under each site’s location information, or browse the calendar.


Singing Fountain – Farmers’ Market
Come and get your fresh, local-grown produce, Amish goods, among other delectable.

Where: East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker Street
When: Every Wednesday, 3-6 pm through mid-November

 

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Passyunk Square 

Doing their BID-ding

Community leaders are advocating for a business improvement district that would have the South 9th Street Italian Market as its hub.

By Joseph Myers

In 2016, a proposal to create a business improvement district (BID) for the South 9th Street Italian Market failed to acquire the mandatory two-thirds vote to move forward.  A renewed effort to establish the “South Philly Market Improvement District” has supportive community leaders hoping that sufficient advocacy will help advance a project eight years in the making. You can hear more about the plans at this evening’s Passyunk Square Civic Association general meeting.  

Passyunk Square Civic president Sarah Anton considers the market “a gem.” But, she stresses, “There’s still plenty of work to be done. The whole corridor…including areas just beyond it, deserve intensive attention.”

The proposed BID would stretch from Eighth to 10th streets and from Federal to Fitzwater streets. Parts of Washington Avenue and Christian Street would also be included. Under the plan, commercial properties in this area would pay an additional property assessment. BIDs receive taxing authority from the State and must garner approval from City Council. The proposed operating expenses for the service area total $281,636.

If approved, those revenues would help the BID tackle boarded-up and graffiti-covered spaces, fences, vacant storefronts, and old or damaged vendor stands. Area residents would benefit from the BID’s greening and beautification efforts, lighting and infrastructure work, safety  improvements, and litter removal. The BID would serve as a complement to the one established on East Passyunk Avenue in 2002.

Anton explained that the BID’s management team, outreach staff, and legal/professional services would help improve the entire service area: “Commercial landlords could attract and retain more clients, businesses could have improved prospects for success, and residents and visitors could be a more integral part of the community.”

Eugene Desyatnik, president of the Bella Vista Neighbors Association (BVNA), cautions that the proposed BID may not meet with universal approval. “When businesses hear that they can receive help, yet will  need to contribute to that via assessments, it’s not unusual for them to wonder if anything is really wrong with staying on the present course.”

The BVNA hosted a meeting on October 22, in conjunction with the South Philly Market District organizers. That meeting served as a kickstarter to secure the votes needed in City Council, specifically 1st District Councilman Mark Squilla, to advance the plan.

Photo courtesy Vern Anastasio

The BIDs’ proponents feel confident the organization, if approved, will help keep the Market competitive with other area commercial enterprises and attract new tenants and visitors. “Along with valuing the past,” Desyatnik said, “we have to make apparent what we can do to improve the present and the future” of the market.

Anton concluded, “I’m eager to keep pushing for this BID. Simply put, the community needs and deserves it.”

Read the proposal details here.

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Events Roundup 11-01-18

Dia de los Muertos Vigil
On the final night of Fleisher’s Día de los Muertos celebration, gather in the Sanctuary for quiet reflection and tributes to loved ones who have passed.

When: Thursday, November 1, 6 – 8 pm
Where:
Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
More info: Visit Fleisher’s website.


World Vegan Day Party
Celebrate World Vegan Day with a Philly Vegan Pop Flea, local vegan cheesesteak aficionado, Vance Lehmkuhl, and more.                             

When: Thursday, November 1, 7 pm
Where:
Tatooed Mom, 530 South Street
More info: Visit their website.


Hawthorne’s Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival Block Party
Live music starts at noon and lasts all day, food trucks, vendors, kids’ fun zones. Family-friendly. Rain or shine.

When: Saturday, November 3, 11 am – 8 pm
Where:
738 South 11th Street
More info: Visit Eventbrite.


Toll Man Joe’s – Indoor Flea Market

When: Saturday-Sunday, November 3 – 4, 8 am – 2 pm
Where:
26 Oregon Avenue
More info: Visit their website.



Weekly Events

Programs at the Free Library branches
Each week the Free Library branches in South Philly offer a wide variety of educational and fun events for children and adults. Options include storytime, play groups, yoga, knitting, English classes, health fairs, computer help, and much more.

Where: Find a branch near you
When: View Upcoming Events under each site’s location information, or browse the calendar.


Singing Fountain – Farmers’ Market
Come and get your fresh, local-grown produce, Amish goods, among other delectable.

Where: East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker Street
When: Every Wednesday, 3-6 pm through mid-November

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6

Related imageDo you know your polling place?

Find it at the Office of Philadelphia City Commissioners site.

If you are voting by absentee ballot, it’s due by 5 pm Friday, November 2.

Not sure what you’re voting for? Check out the non-partisan Committee of Seventy’s voting guide. The site includes:

Find more information on the state voter services site.

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Sermania Jewelry: A Gem on the Avenue

By CT Liotta

Artisan jeweler Joseph Sermania, wearing magnifying glasses flipped to his forehead, turns to his wife, Janice. They stand in their small jewelry store at 1719 E. Passyunk Avenue and try to complete an impossible task: recalling the most memorable experience they’ve had since setting up shop 14 years ago.

“I’ll give you one,” Joe grins. “There was a guy who was shopping at the men’s clothing store next door. His wedding was that day, and he was finally buying his suit. When he finished, he came to me and asked, ‘do you sell wedding bands?’”

“Wasn’t he a size 13?” Janice added.

One gets the impression that Joe and Janice could tell a story for every week they’ve been in business, bouncing memories off one another as they recall names and projects and dates.

The storefront is intimate. Small cabinets house curated collections of rings, necklaces and bracelets. Behind the sales counter is Joe’s bench, where customers can watch him fire his torch and perform delicate, precise work.

Joe Sermania at work. Courtesy Sermania Jewelry.

In 1981, when Joe was 24, he opened his first business on Jewelers Row. He had watched, worked with, and learned from master jewelers—including his older brother Sal—since age 11. He already had 13 years of experience to his name. “I don’t think I ever told my kids, but when I was a student at St. John Neumann, I’d arrange my schedule so I could finish class early and go work in the afternoon.”

Janice Sermania, a self-declared “Goretti Girl”, married Joe a year earlier, in 1980. While their children were in school, Janice would string beads and pearls and show jewelry at home. “In those days, we’d bring jewelry to people’s houses and do shows,” she added. “They’d cold call us, and we’d show up with gold at their dining room tables.” Continue Reading →

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Breakfast in bed…South Philly-style!

Start the day right – have breakfast delivered by one of these South Philly favorites

By Catherine Murray

As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, lingering at home in the morning is more and more appealing. We wanted to remind our readers of these long standing South Philly favorites that will deliver a piping hot breakfast to your door. So stay in your jammies, nurse your cold (or hangover), and dig into a hearty breakfast, South Philly-style.

Tell ’em the Passyunk Post sent you!


Brunic’s
2000 S 17th Street
Open at 6 am, Sundays at 8 am

Sweet Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, egg, and provolone. Photo courtesy of Brunics.

Breakfast club with scrapple. Photo courtesy of Brunics.

Brunics traces its beginnings to the 1950s when it was Mary’s Kitchen. In 1972 the restaurant was renamed when Bruno and Nicky took over. Brunics started delivering breakfast in South Philly over 22 years ago and remains a go-to place for breakfast sandwiches with hot or sweet Italian sausage and eggs. Be sure to add the broccoli rabe or sharp provolone for an extra punch. Or opt for one of Brunic’s most popular items, a triple decker breakfast club sandwich made any way you want.

Menu: View their menu at AllMenus, or on their Facebook page.

How to order: Call 215-755-7645 for cash only delivery or via Grubhub for credit card. 


Fat Joe’s
1618 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Open daily at 8 am

Breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, onions and cheese. Photo courtesy of Fat Joe’s.

Fat Joe’s serves breakfast all day and has a wide variety to choose from including sandwiches, mega omelets, quesadillas, and pancakes. The Dirty Dirty Home Fries are mixed with angus beef, bacon, jalapenos, onions, and pepper jack cheese. Craving a taste of childhood?  Order the Sweet Crunch Toast, a play on French Toast coated with Captain Crunch or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Menu: View their menu at MenusPages.com.

How to order: Call 215-389-1333 or via Grub Hub. 


T & N Homemade Kitchen
1820 W. Moyamensing Ave.
Open on weekdays at 6:30 am and weekends at 8:00 am

Da Bomb. Photo courtesy of T&N Kitchen.

T&N has been part of the Philly fabric since 1980 and is now on it’s second generation of ownership. Their extensive breakfast menu includes eggs platters with pork roll, Italian sausage, or scrapple. They also offer unique items like ‘Da Bomb,’ an omelet – with anything you want – rolled into a pancake. If that’s not enough, order the colossal breakfast with french toast, pancakes, meat, potatoes. Breakfast is served all day.

Menu: http://www.tnhomemadekitchen.com/menu/.

How to order: Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates, or simply give them a call at 215-462-1095.


Vincenzo’s Deli
1626 S 9th Street
Open at 7 am on weekdays and 9 am Saturdays; closed Sundays

Pancake breakfast. Photo courtesy of Vincenzo’s.

A beloved establishment for over 30 years, Vincenzo’s serves up breakfast sandwiches on long rolls, hearty breakfast sandwiches, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Can’t decide if you want breakfast or lunch? Opt for the meatball omelet served with three eggs, meatballs, spinach, and cheese.

Menu: http://vincenzosphilly.com/menu/.

How to Order: Delivery through Grubhub only.


Do you have a favorite South Philly breakfast place that delivers? Let us know at tips@passyunkpost.com or in the comments below.

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