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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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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly :  Bella Vista 

Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Annual Spring Fundraiser

The Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc. (V/WSSP) will honor the Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence at their Annual Spring Fundraiser & Award Ceremony. The event will take place at 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. tonight at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street.

V/WSSP offers direct assistance and support to crime victims, witnesses and their families in the three Police Districts of South Philadelphia (1st, 3rd, and 17th Districts). V/WSSP has provided outreach and services to over 65,000 community members since they were founded in 1989.

Alison Sprague, V/WSSP Executive Director, said “Violence has a long lasting impact not only on the person directly harmed, but also on their family members and communities. V/WSSP works to provide a safe and responsive place to meet victims’ needs.” V/WSSP also has an Immigrant Victim Access Collaborative with staff that speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Cantonese and French.

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