Enjoy a weekend full of heartwarming celebrations, from cultural festivities to community gatherings and local love for Valentine's Day. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate our diverse community and show some love for the businesses that make our neighborhood special.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art’s celebration of Black History Month is tonight Friday, February 9 from 5pm-8:45.
The Rail Park
You can celebrate Lunar New Year this weekend with a lion dance performance, KPop workshop and crafts at the Rail Park from 1-3pm on Saturday, February 10 and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Family Festival from 11am-3pm this Sunday, February 11.
The Boozy Mutt
If you're looking for a Super Bowl pre-game or alternative that same afternoon, The Boozy Mutt at 27th and Poplar is hosting the first annual Wooder Bowl, benefitting ACCT Philly.
Valentine's Day Events
Preparing for Valentine's Day, there are lots of neighborhood businesses ready to help:
Visit Horticulture, 3145 W Jefferson, for all of your flower needs! Order online at horticulture, call (215) 917-5046, or stop in any day from 10-6.
Platinum Fruit Creations
Platinum Fruit Creations, 2732 W Girard, offers custom fresh fruit bouquets, cakes, and more! Pre-order by February 12 for Valentine's Day. Visit Platinum Fruit Creations or call 267-773-7113.
The Boozy Mutt
Visit The Boozy Mutt, 2639 Poplar this Monday February 12 between 4 and 8pm for cookie decorating and their specialty cocktail launch.
The Monkey and the Elephant
Bring the whole family to Valentine's Card & Cookie Crafting at The Monkey & The Elephant, 2831 W Girard, on February 13 from 2-4pm
Representative Donna Bullock
Stop by State Representative Donna Bullock's office, 2835 W Girard, for free books on Valentine's Day, February 14 from 2-4pm.
Blkberry Juice Bar
Blkberry Juice Bar has a new Sweetheart Smoothie Bowl! Visit at 1213 N 29th Street.
All Mentees on Board
Check up on your heart health and more with FREE screenings by certified nurses at the All Mentees On Board Red Heart Event, 2101 Brandywine, Saturday February 10 11-2pm.
Last but not least, check out these other fantastic community events happening in February:
Philadelphia Youth Tap Exchange
The Philadelphia Youth Tap Exchange program takes place on Thursdays at the Athletic Recreation Center. This program is offered to any interested kid out there, age 8 and up, and it is completely tuition-free. Learn more here.
Artist Studio Gallery at Park Towne Place
Visit the Artist Studio Gallery in the lower level of Towne Center at Park Towne Place on February 20 from 6-8 PM for a reception for Drift and a Meet & Greet with Park Towne Place’s current Artist in Residence Richard King.
Justice 101: Does the First Amendment Apply in Prisons?
This free, virtual program explores the intersection of prison journalism and First Amendment rights, specifically focusing on the question of whether the First Amendment applies in prisons. The session delves into the limits of freedom of speech within the prison system, using examples such as social media posts that implicate individuals, using social media as evidence in court, and instances of prisons censoring media produced by incarcerated people. The discussion also touches upon issues like phone and book bans in prison and the controversial scanned mail service in Pennsylvania. Learn more here. To enrich the conversation, this program will feature a panel with notable individuals in the field, including Jesse Vasquez, Evan Bianchi, and moderator Damon McCool. Learn more about this month's speakers in their biographies below. The aim is to provide insights into the challenges and complexities surrounding exercising First Amendment rights within the unique context of the prison environment.