UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, Dancing Under the Stars has been moved back a week to Oct. 28th. That gives you one more week to support the cause and score some great food from Southwark, Ela and Ox Coffee!
— greenlimbs (@greenlimbs) October 20, 2014
Original Post: Bainbridge Green, that long strip of parking-metered land that divides the north and south lanes of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Street, recently launched a new website that outlines the goals of placemaking efforts by the Friends of Bainbridge Green. What does any major project need to succeed? The funds to make the dream possible.
Enter Dining Under the Stars, a dynamic fundraising event that aims to transform the space into a mini-Night Market of sorts, complete with food trucks, live music on one side and a ticketed fine dining element, featuring cuisine from nearby foodie-stalwarts Southwark, Ela and Ox Coffee, on the other.
The green will be separated into two sections on Bainbridge between the south side of 3rd and 4th St. The right area will be the private ticketed dinner. Rest assured, even at $125 a pop, the food from Southwark, Ela and Ox Coffee won’t disappoint. And remember, you’re supporting local business while donating to an incredible cause.
The left area is open to the public and will feature vendors and six food trucks from the surrounding area. Staples like Nomad Pizza, Brauhaus Schmitz, Famous 4th Street Cookies, Little Babies Ice Cream, Tattooed Mom and Philadelphia Magic Gardens will all be there to make this collaboration between Friends of Bainbridge Green, South Street Headhouse District, Queen Village Neighborhood Association and Philly Parks and Rec all the more local in scope. Seriously, check out the full list,it’s a who’s-who of the area.
The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society will also take part in the placemaking festivities by installing temporary planters at the entrance to bring the green element in the forefront. Live music will be performed by the West Philadelphia Orchestra and also Sweetbriar Rose, a Philly-based gypsy rock band.
Tickets for the private dinner can be purchased online. Otherwise, show up and enjoy an even of dancin’ and dinin’ on Bainbridge Street.