With the cold days of winter upon us, many of you are probably dreaming of hot summer days and enjoying a few drinks at a pop-up garden.
9th and Wharton PHS pop-up garden in 2015.
To add some steam to your current daydreams, here’s some news about the potential for even more beer gardens in South Philly this summer. The Department of Parks and Recreation, along with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, are planning on selecting vendors to operate beer gardens at select parks within the city.
Are you an artist or arts organization looking to put on free performances for the public?
Clockwise: FDR Park, Marconi Plaza and Hawthorne Park
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) has chosen 17 specific sites, including Hawthorne Park, Marconi Plaza and FDR Park in South Philly, for a new grant program called Performance in Public Spaces. Not only will it highlight Philly’s amazing public art scene and equally impressive public spaces, it could also see you land between $500 and $3,ooo per performance to make your dream a reality.
…as Revolution Shakespeare, a Philadelphia-based theater company, will put on free showings of their New Orleans-themed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Shows will be Oct. 3-5, and Oct. 8-12, with each one starting at 7 p.m.