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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

“Spice” Things Up at the Singing Fountain this Thursday

Wannabe a Spice Girl? East Passyunk Pop-up Choir Gives You the Chance.

The general public is invited to channel their best Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice and Posh Spice at the Spice Girls Pop-Up Choir this Thursday, June 21, 2018 during Make Music Day. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Singing Fountain (intersection of 11th Street and East Passyunk Ave.).  This free event is hosted by the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, South Fellini and Make Music Philadelphia.

Photo courtesy of www.facebook.com/SpiceGirlsNews/

Participants will engage in a brief rehearsal led by local singer-songwriter and certified music therapist Carolyn Thorn, followed by a public performance and recording of the night. No experience is necessary – just a love of singing. Participation is free and open to all ages.

The pop-up choir is organized as part of Make Music Day, an international musical celebration with concerts on streets, sidewalks and parks in cities around the world.

“Make Music Day is a worldwide event on the summer solstice to celebrate music,” said South Fellini co-founder and East Passyunk business owner Tony Trov, “Philadelphia will be full of events all day that invite the public to come out, learn to sing, and have a good time. We’re gonna teach everyone the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe.’

Trov said that the event is inspired by a successful community pop-up choir held on East Passyunk Ave. during the 2017 Christmas season. “The area around the Singing Fountain was completely full with over 80 people. The response was so great we wanted to do it again. We just felt like the time was right to plan this over Make Music Day,” explained Trov, “We have over 200 signed up…on Facebook – we can’t wait to see what the response will be.”

The Singing Fountain is located at East Passyunk Ave., 11th and Tasker streets.

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP for the Pop-up Choir, please visit the event’s Facebook page.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Not one, but TWO festivals on East Passyunk this weekend!

East Passyunk Avenue will host a double-dose of summertime fun this weekend with two festivals set for Sunday, June 3rd: Craft Beer Day and the Italian National Day Festival.

East Passyunk Avenue kicks off Philly Beer Week at 11:00am Sunday with Craft Beer Day, featuring 13 hours of craft beer events. 13 award-winning restaurants, bars, and retailers will present opportunities to meet the brewers, try new craft beers, and enjoy beer-infused and inspired foods.

East Passyunk Avenue businesses offering specials include Bing Bing Dim Sum, Brigantessa, Cantina Los Cabalittos, Garage Passyunk, LaScala’s Birra, Le Virtu, Lucky 13 Pub, Manatawny Still Works, Noir, Pistolas Del Sur, P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East), Stogie Joe’s Tavern, and The Bottle Shop.  Check out the special offers here.


Italian National Day Festival, “La Festa Della Repubblica” will feature a full day of live music, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, outdoor food vendors, kids’ activities and a spaghetti eating contest. Continue Reading →

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

Spirits & Suds with Santa Bar Crawl to visit 17 East Passyunk bars

Join in on the holiday good cheer with a bar crawl along East Passyunk Avenue.

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What EPA BID is calling their biggest bar crawl ever will travel through 17 bars in the neighborhood, with the opportunity to win a pretty big prize on December 16 .

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

Get into the holiday spirit with the Singing Fountain tree lighting this Thursday

Now that it’s December, the holiday season is getting into full gear.

The tree on last year's event, which drew more than 300 people. Pic by Austin Case.

Photo of a previous year’s tree lighting party.

The East Passyunk Avenue tree lighting ceremony at the Singing Fountain is happening on Thursday, December 3.

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

Spotted: New light installations are going up along E. Passyunk Ave.

Crews are busy decking the intersections along E. Passyunk Ave. with new decorative light fixtures.

The intersection at E. Passyunk Ave., Morris and 12th St. (Photo: James Jennings)

The intersection at E. Passyunk Ave., Morris and 12th St. (Photo: James Jennings)

Renee Gilinger, Executive Director of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District, told us that the the first round of installations, which are permanent, is taking place over the next two weeks.

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2nd Saturday Sidewalk Sale (and a 10-K) comes to Passyunk Ave. next weekend

In addition to the regular Second Saturday festivities on Passyunk Avenue, this month’s installment on Sept. 13 will have two new features: a sidewalk sale and an antique and vintage flea market.

(This story has been corrected from an earlier version.)

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About 20 boutiques and retailers will set up shop on the sidewalk along the avenue and at least 60 vendors will fulfill your second-hand shopping desires with special sales. Furniture, clothing and knick knacks are to be expected.  

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