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April Community Digest

Happy cherry blossom season! We're celebrating new business openings, new board members, and the 10 neighborhood entrepreneurs who started our latest PhillyiHub class last night. Spring showers mean our clean up event on Girard Avenue has been delayed until April 8, but the good news is you can still sign up to join. Visit for more on clean ups, Second Saturday, Girard Street Festival, and Fairmount Arts Crawl, and make sure you follow us on Instagram for daily updates from across the Art Museum District.

There are two grand openings in the neighborhood tomorrow - UPIC Self-Portrait Studio on Girard and The UPS Store on Fairmount - plus Corner Stoop, Vento, Fairmount Tavern, and Brewerytown Food Hall opened earlier in March! Our work supporting businesses across the neighborhood is made possible by memberships in GAMBA, and the leadership of our board. We are fortunate to have four new board members join recently: Erin Roark, Danny Hosein, Koko Williamson, and Patrick Griffin. Email Patrick, our Executive Director, for more on getting involved this spring.


Save the Date!

Save the date for Second Saturday on Girard Avenue: April 8th! Stay tuned for a full lineup of activities coming soon!


Spring Cleanup Postponed to April 8

Sign up to help at this link!


Deals, Specials & Announcements

Click here to see all the latest deals, specials & announcements from your favorite Art Museum District businesses!


Neighborhood Job Openings

View our Neighborhood Job Board to see the latest job opportunities in the Art Museum District.


Community News


Support Young Readers

Neighborhood Literacy Fund is awarding up to $2,000 for community-driven projects that support young readers in Philadelphia. It’s open to everyone–literacy advocates, educators, librarians, and parents! Anyone interested in helping our children become the strong readers they deserve to be should apply. The Fund is designed and managed by members of Read by 4th, Philly’s early literacy movement. And was made possible thanks to Vanguard Strong Start for Kids.

The deadline to apply is April 19, 2023. To learn more, visit their website:


Bache in Bloom Returns

Bache-Martin's fourth annual Bache in Bloom fundraiser, silent auction, raffle and family fun night will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 4-7pm. The event is free and open to the community!

Funds raised at Bache in Bloom will support:

  • the School Library

  • pay for in-school programming like Dance eXchange and Give & Go Athletics

  • help purchase school supplies for each of our 500 students

  • support school-wide initiatives like Fall Fest

The vitality of a neighborhood school, like Bache-Martin, has a direct impact on its surrounding community and businesses. Your support of Bache in Bloom will help ensure that Bache-Martin continues to grow and thrive! Tap the link to find out how you can support this event:


Happy Birthday to Soul Haum Yoga!

Soul Haum is hosting their first anniversary party Saturday, April 15th 3-7pm at the studio. There will be food, drinks, music, and great times. Get your tickets here.

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