2nd Saturday gets G-rated






The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District has been drawing art aficionados, curious passersby and wine freeloaders to 2nd Saturday for years, but now the BID is skewing a little younger with its latest initiative.

A family-friendly, early incarnation of 2nd Saturday begins tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a news release:

Philadelphia’s “it place” for grownup dining, drinks, fashion and fun jumps into fall with a kid-friendly version of the popular “Second Saturday” series. Families are invited to enjoy back to school shopping, live entertainment, public tours, craft activities, family meals and free prizes! Many activities are discounted or free.

Prizes, huh? More than 20 avenue businesses are participating with food specials, games, live music, apple painting, discounts, deals and other little enticements. For the full list of offerings, go to the event’s Facebook page.

No need to worry, childless adults and parents who want to get a cheap buzz on. The regular 2nd Saturday is still going on later, so drop the kids off at Nana’s house and get some free Narragansett beer at the Bottle Shop.