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January Community Digest

Today is the final day to refer businesses for Fairmount CDC's tax credit opportunity, and help fund our work creating a safer, more accessible, connected and equitable neighborhood, and the city's most diverse business district.


We have several exciting updates:

This weekend's Second Saturday on Girard Avenue features a pop-up from Baby's Kusina and art openings at Together Skateboarding and Lather.



Sign up now for our FREE PhillyiHub entrepreneur training program to develop your business idea in 2024 - our next cohort starts January 31.


Thank you

Thanks for making our winter 2023 fundraiser a success - we surpassed our goal and saw more than $4700 in contributions from neighbors. Invest in the community year-round at


Winter Wonderland

While there's still no snow on the ground - there will be flakes in the air all winter after new seasonal lighting was installed on Girard Avenue by Fairmount CDC, with support from the Philadelphia Department of Commerce!


Martin Luther King Day of Service

Girard College is the signature project site for the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 15. Most in-person activities at Girard do not require pre-registration, and will run from 8am to Noon. There's more at


Eagles Autism Playoff Party at Libertee Grounds

Join Libertee Grounds for a night of competition and celebration in our newly opened Uptown space, to kickoff the Eagles playoff run with a charity event in collaboration with the Eagles Autism Foundation on Jan 11th at 7pm! Hosted by former Eagle Jason Avant & WIP’s Jack Fritz.

Eat, drink, and compete throughout the night with various challenges to win some incredible prizes!

- CHUG N PUTT | $15 donation

Fastest time to chug an 8oz lager and make a hole in 1. Winner receives a signed Nakobe Dean football

- CLOSEST TO THE PIN | $10 donation

On our brand new golf simulator. Take 2 swings to get your ball closest to the set pin. Winner receives Jordan Davis replica jersey

- MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT | $40 donation (signup link in bio)

50 teams of 2 play the brand new 9-hole mini golf course. The team with the lowest score wins a dinner and golf night with Jason Avant & Jack Fritz. Tickets must be purchased in our link in bio to be registered

This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to participate in chug n putt and closest to the pin competitions. Come by to support an amazing cause, celebrate the new opened space at Libertee Grounds, and rally for the Birds heading into the playoffs!


December Happenings

We want to make sure you did not miss all December's community business news. Last month saw the opening of The Boozy Mutt at 2639 Poplar Street, Together Skateboarding at 27th and Thompson, Natural Aesthetics at 1533 Ridge Avenue, City Fitness on Fairmount Avenue, and Brew Boba on the corner of 30th and Girard.

The UPS Store on Fairmount Avenue was featured by 6ABC. Pamela Hetherington of Sound Space Performing Arts and the Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble wrote this piece in the Broad Street Review, following November's first Brewerytown Tap Dance Festival. Spot Gourmet Burgers in Brewerytown earned a shoutout from PhillyBite Magazine. Our web site has a feature on Nicole Singleton and Cadira Poindexter, the co-founders/owners of Natural Aesthetics.


Our Businesses, Our Stories

With support from Congressman Dwight Evans, the “Our Neighborhoods, Our Businesses, Our Stories” initiative has produced several videos to promote community businesses and help keep dollars circulating within our neighborhood. Check out their features on:


Vote for Your Favorites!

Philadelphia Inquirer's 'Philly Favorites' list is now open for voting. This is your chance to support your beloved Art Museum District neighborhood businesses, which have been nominated in multiple categories. Check out the full list and cast your votes!


Deals & Specials

Shop the latest deals and discounts from our GAMBA members!


Neighborhood Job Openings

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

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