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Art Museum District Community Digest

While we enjoyed several spring days in February, we are looking forward to the real thing later this month and eager to spend more time outside. Fairmount CDC is working on several opportunities to gather community-members again. To join our Philly Spring Cleanup event, April 2nd on Girard Avenue, click here to volunteer. We are looking for volunteers to help plan the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl and other events, you can sign up at this link to participate. Read below for more ways to enjoy and support the neighborhood.

In this issue:

Cleanup Day

Arts Crawl

Meet Our New Board Members

March Deals, Specials & Announcements



Spring Cleanup Day

Save the date, April 2nd from 10-1pm, for our annual Spring Cleanup on Girard Avenue. Please sign up here.


Arts Crawl

Stay tuned for details about this year's Arts Crawl scheduled to take place in late April. In the meantime, we're looking for volunteers to help us plan. Please sign up here.


Welcome New Board Members

Nyron N. Crawford, Ph.D.

Nyron N. Crawford, Ph.D., is a neighborhood resident and an Assistant Professor of Political Science and a faculty fellow in the Public Policy Lab (PPL) at Temple University. He was previously a lecturer and visiting scholar at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). Crawford received his doctorate (and M.A.) in Political Science from The Ohio State University and has a B.A. in the same discipline from Howard University. Outside of his formal work, he has more than a decade of experience facilitating outdoor and adventure-based recreation programs for a variety of organizations, including the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, Hale Reservation, and the Great Hollow Wilderness School.

Dena Epstein

Dena Epstein has been a Philadelphia resident since childhood and has lived and worked in the Art Museum District for most of her career. As the owner of Lather Hair Studio and a hairstylist for 18 years, she takes pride in serving this community. When she is not in the salon, she is an educator, training other stylists and salons in the area. After growing her business and eventually moving it into a larger location on Girard Avenue, she has learned what it takes to sustain a small business in this neighborhood. In joining the CDC board, Dena hopes to contribute her experience to other entrepreneurs, promote other small businesses and drive more opportunities to create a unique culture in this community.

Aaron Kelley Aaron Kelley is the Director of Government Affairs at the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). In this role, Aaron interacts closely with local, state, and federal elected officials to advance the organization’s legislative goals. Aaron first moved to Philadelphia in 2014 to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a BA in Political Science and an MPA from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government. Aaron moved to Fairmount in 2018 and quickly fell in love with all that the neighborhood has to offer. Aaron is excited to help the CDC foster continued improvement and economic development in the neighborhood.


Deals, Specials & Announcements

Check out these March deals, specials & announcements from your favorite Art Museum District businesses!

$5 off all dog coats, jackets, sweaters and hoodies!


1% off to Seller's looking to list their homes by April 30th.


Shamrock protein shakes, crunch bombs, raspberry cookie bars, caramel custard!


Le Cat Cafe is celebrating 6 years! Check out the lineup of our Anniversary events! Register through


What our Guests have been waiting for all Year - Spring Madness is here! Be a Member for a Day for Facials and Facial Services including Hair Removal. Plus Get 10% OFF all Retail Products!

Plus, get your FREE Himalayan Salt Stone Upgrade to your Massage when you sign up for our No- Long-Term-Commitment Healthy Lifestyle Program in March!


SESH will be sampling their canned cocktails on Friday, March 4th from 4-6PM. Von Trapp will be here for a sampling on Friday, March 11th from 4-6PM. Victory will be in town on Friday, March 18th from 4-6PM to sample their new Berry Monkey.


Calling all aspiring business owners!

We are currently accepting applications for the first cohort of PhillyiHub North. The free six-week program helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs take their business idea to the next level, whatever their starting point. Those just beginning can receive assistance formalizing a business plan, while already existing business-owners can explore taking their business online, opening an in-person location, or hiring staff. Participants join evening, online classes across six weeks and receive expert advice and insight. Learn more and apply at

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