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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Crafty Balboa comes to East Passyunk Saturday

Crafty Balboa, the craft-fair with the cult-like following, will hold its fourth annual holiday event Saturday with 65 vendors in the Neumann-Goretti school, 11th and Moore.

You get the idea, from last year, via Crafty’s Facebook page

This is the first time Crafty has been held in East Passyunk since 2009, when it started with a mere 20 vendors around the fountain. It moved to bigger digs at Broad and Pine, but organizer Amy Buller decided to bring the show home this year. Buller told us:

Crafty Balboa Holiday is a craft market featuring unique, high quality and affordable handmade goods. Crafty boasts that the holiday shopper can find a gift for everyone on their list at the market [with] everything from prints, bath products, housewares, and knits to unique clothing, ceramics, toys, and accessories.

New features this year include Philly-based Photobot 3000 and a crafting demo by Colorwheels, which is affliated with Fleisher Art Memorial, in which you can make your own wrapping paper. It also happens to be Second Saturday this weekend, so there will be plenty of reasons to stick around the neighborhood after you’ve perused all the craft goodies. Plus, you can park in the school lot.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get there early and the first 50 shoppers will receive a gift bag filled with items from the Balboa vendors. Check here for the full line-up of vendorsAnd tell them Passyunk Post said hi (As you can see to the right, Crafty is one of our sponsors, so go support them because they help support us).

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Antique Flea Market is tomorrow – and so is another one

The group Philadelphia Flea Marketsis going to do what their name says they do on East Passyunk Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The parking lot across from the Cantina will play host to much of the market, but it will also run up the sidewalks on Passyunk to Tasker and part of 12th Street. Originally, it was only supposed to be in the parking lot, but Renee Gilinger at the EPA BID said they expanded it because they attracted so much interest.  The avenue will not be blocked off to car traffic, though. Rain date is Sunday.

Organizers are expecting more than 60 vendors “featuring antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories, glassware, pottery and much more!” Exclamation point is theirs.
Also, right down the street at Broad and Snyder, the Lower Moyamensing Civic is hosting its own flea market and fair outside South Philly High on Saturday. Check the Facebook invite for more info.
Since East Passyunk is the land of street fairs, we might as well remind all you artsy types to register for the fall festival,which we told you about this week.


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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Call for artists for Fall Festival

The East Passyunk Business Improvement Districtis accepting applications for artists to join the fall festival, which kicks off Saturday Oct. 27.

The party goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes activities for the kiddies early on, including a little costume parade for children and dogs (seriously). Seasonal beer and live music will kick in for the big kids as the day goes on.

Deadline for artist applications for the craft portion of the event is Saturday Oct. 6. Table fee is $40, spaces are 10x10ft. Check here for a little more info. If you’re an artist, click Recommend at the bottom of this post to let all your artist friends know about it.

And now, to get in the spirit of things, please enjoy this craft-related (but otherwise completely unrelated) favorite from Leslie and the Lys. It’s a great way to waste three minutes at work.

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