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

Two cool events taking over Passyunk Ave on Sunday

The East Passyunk Craft Beer Day will come to eight Passyunk bars and restaurants on Sunday, the same day of the the Italian National Day Festival or La Festa Della Repubblica, which also coincides with the opening of the History of Italian Immigration museum we told you about last week.

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The Craft Beer Day, part of the citywide Philly Beer Week, which starts tomorrow, will span 16 hours of specials, tap takeovers and other goodies. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

New Italian immigration museum opening June 1 at 1834 E. Passyunk Ave. — with a demonstration kitchen

The Filitalia International foundation is putting the finishing touches on an immigration museum that plans to open with a street festival on June 1.

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After extensive remodeling of its headquarters at 1834 E. Passyunk Ave., the foundation is set to unveil the History of Italian Immigration Museum. “The vision is celebrating Italian roots and American dreams,” said museum chairman Michael Bonasera.

The museum will take up about 1,300 square feet on its first floor to showcase the Italian “Great Arrival” through exhibits documenting the Italian immigrant experience in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

“Many who came during the Great Arrival came from southern Italy and were very poor, and they brought only their skills on the boat ride,” Bonasera said. “You had peddlers and carpenters and barbers and leather cutters and tailors, and we want to bring in artifacts and the tools that they use to show the contributions they made.”

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