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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Morning news round-up

Lots of South Philly stories in the news…

CBS 3 reported on the South Division’s Memorial Bike Ride held in honor of fallen police officers. More than 50 riders traversed an eleven-mile route through the 1st, 3rd and 17th police districts. Riders stopped at three different sites where Philadelphia Police lost their lives while on the job.

Eater Philadelphia offers a look inside Burrata, which opens today at 1247 South 13th St. in Passyunk Square.  According to Eater, “A few notables on the opening menu include artichokes with white wine and anchovies, mint fettuccine with a pulled rabbit ragu, bucatini with arugula pesto and shaved asparagus, and grilled branzino with parsnip puree and a pomegranate reduction.”  The restaurant was formerly the site of August.

We were saddened to hear that the coyote caught at 16th and Montrose Streets didn’t make it, as Philly Mag reported.

A piece on acknowledged the pain many Vietnamese immigrants in South Philadelphia still feel about the fall of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975, “…walk the streets of South Philadelphia, particularly around Sixth and Washington Streets, and the past is present. The South Vietnamese flag flies from homes and businesses, at the entrance to New World Plaza, a big shopping center, and at the Bo De Buddhist Temple. At Tet new year celebrations and community events, the South Vietnamese anthem is sung.”

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Weekend Events Primer

Soooo much to do!  You just might need to clone yourself to take-in all the events happening in South Philly this weekend.  We’ve compiled those we could find. See something we missed?  Know of an upcoming South Philly-based event?  Please email us:

Have a great weekend!

El Carnaval de Puebla en Filadelfia. Photo by Visit Philadelphia.

Friday, April 27th

Saturday, April 28th

  • 9am to 3pm (rain date: Sunday, April 29th). Lower Moyamensing Civic Association Spring Flea Market.  Over 60 vendors located along South Broad St. between Snyder Ave. & Jackson St.
  • 9:00am.  South Division Police Memorial Bike Ride, starting at 1900 Washington Ave. Join the Police District Advisory Councils (PDACs) of the South Division for this special 4-mile bike ride through South Philly. The ride honors officers felled in the line of duty in the 1st, 3rd, and 17th districts. Children under 13 who register will receive a t-shirt and do not have to ride the full distance.
  • 12pm to 4pm.  BOK Open Studios 1901 S 9th St.   One of two chances you’ll have this year to see what the creative tenants of BOK are up to!  In addition to open studios, you’ll find gallery exhibitions, special programming in the gyms and auditorium, fun for kids, and more.

Sunday, April 29th

  • 11am to 5pm.  Flavors on the Avenue, offering up a taste of restaurants on East Passyunk Ave. from Broad to Dickinson.  Read more here.
  • 8am to eveningEl Carnaval de Puebla is back in South Philly after a year off.  This celebration of Mexican culture marks the Mexican army’s victory over French forces in the Battle of the Puebla on May 5, 1862.  The event is more commonly known as “Cinco de Mayo.” Philadelphia’s event begins with a welcome celebration at 1417 Moore Street at 8 a.m. At noon, a parade kicks off from 16th and Washington Avenue, featuring hundreds of men and women dressed in bearded masks, capes and other decorations representing historic individuals from the battle. The parade ends with a festival at Sacks Playground (4th & Washington Avenue). Four live bands (including two from Mexico) will provide entertainment.  Check out Anna Merriman’s detailed piece over at Curbed Philly.
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