7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. 3rd Annual Spirits & History at Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s Church), 916 Swanson St. Hear stories of the Swedish trailblazers now resting at Old Swede’s graveyard while tasting spirits matched to their life-and-times. Food & drink, story telling and jazz. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Gloria Dei Church. Get tickets at the door, or here.
10 am – 11:30am.Point Breeze: More Than Just Gentrification. This free walking tour is part of the annual Jane’s Walk Philadelphia series. The tour will visit locations that “illuminate Point Breeze’s colorful past and evolving future and discuss positive and negative impacts of the neighborhood’s rapid development on its diverse residents.” Meet walk leader Yvie Jones at the Keith Haring ‘We Are the Youth’ mural located at 22nd and Ellsworth. Rain or shine. More here.
11 am – 8 pm. South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival. Kick-off the festival season at this 12-block street party in Headhouse Square and along South Street from Front to 8th Street. Features: 30 restaurants/bars serving food and drink outside, over 125 boutiques and businesses, dozens of bands at several stages, and artists selling their handmade wares. In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the 6th annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beer, dancing, music, food, flower headbands and a Maypole. At Atomic City Comics, 638 South Street, look for free giveaways and super hero sightings celebrating Free Comic Book Day. South Street Family Zone sponsored by Shipt will have fun games and play areas for little ones.
Sunday, May 6th
7:45 am. 19th Annual Dunkin’ Munchkin Runat the Broad Street Run. This race for children ages 6 – 12 gives participants a chance to run in the picturesque Philadelphia Navy Yard, finishing with a flourish at the Blue Cross Broad Street Run finish line. Registration information and more details here.
8 am – Afternoon. Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Watch the race and cheer on the runners. Entertainment and refreshments are available along the course and at the finish line.
The former South Philly WIC office at Broad and Tasker will become a Valley Green Bank branch, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. The WIC office closed last year and moved to the new building at Broad and Federal. From Streetview. Why did
After moving to Philadelphia from Miami, the city of a thousand beauty-nail-salon spas, Lisa McElhone saw an opportunity in Philly. In June 2012, she opened the Lacquer Lounge in Queen Villagewhere she felt there wasn’t a welcoming place to get
News coming from Meal Ticket: The Buttercream Cupcake is opening a cafe at 2015 East Moyamensing Ave., which once housed Venice Cafe and the BYOB Nicholas. From Adam Erace’s blurb: Owner/baker Kate Carrara has moved into the sun-washed space formerly occupied