Lately, bold and bright butterflies have appeared on the wall at 4th and Fulton. This mural art project by Conrad Booker, “Harmony and the Windows of Curiosity” show butterflies symbolizing rebirth. Queen Village wants this wall to become a destination for neighbors and a remembrance for the former burial ground at Weccacoe Playground that we recently touched on in our previous post.
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This public art project is nearing completion with one final, unique element left to add. With the help of the neighborhood and it’s children, a three dimensional ‘window frame’ will picture toys and neighborhood kids’ handprints. Queen Village needs your support to help complete this mural project. Help by donating and encouraging pubic art projects in communities all over the country. Donate online or by check/money order to Queen Village Neighbors Association P.O. Box 63763, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
If you happen to be strolling through Queen Village this week, head out to September Yappy Hour with your four legged friends! Thursday September 12, 5:30-7:30pm join QVK9 at Kennett (848 s. 2nd Street) and enjoy half off all draft beers, glasses of wine and pizza specials! Last month was a hit so they do suggest to RSVP online.
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Looking to get outside and enjoy this breath of fresh air? This weekend you can travel to South Philadelphia and partake in the Garden Tours, a garden and groundscape project by South Philadelphia High School.
This is the third year that the South Philadelphia Food Co-op has held their garden tours. Do you often admire the blooming window boxes you pass on the street? Now you have the chance to stop and stare.
Covering south Philadelphia streets between 11th and 17th, Washington to Snyder you can admire and awe over the various garden skills and green spaces Philly has to offer. Join in the tour and breath the fresh air.
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Sponsors including Ultimo, R5 Productions, South Philly Tap room and more all contribute in these tours with refreshments and specials. Purchase a $20 ticket today or $25 tomorrow. Join South Philadelphia Food Co-op from 1-5pm and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!
This Sunday, September 8th, is the Mario Lanza Park Music Month kick off. Starting at 7pm, you can bring the family, bring your dog and don’t forget your chairs.
Queen Village neighbors have been enjoying September Music Month for 13 years. You will be pleasantly surrounded with sounds from one of Philly’s post-modern brass bands, The Hoppin’ John Orchestra. Established in 1996, they bring the sounds of jazz, blues and electric to one stage. This ten piece band from Philadelphia will have you on your feet!
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Don’t miss it! Starting this Sunday at 7pm. Meet at Mario Lanza Park at 200 Catharine Street for a jazzy night!