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May Business Digest

Neighborhood News and Notes

We are still buzzing from the Girard Avenue Street Festival, and cannot wait to see everyone at the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl this Sunday from Noon-4pm. Visit our site and Instagram for more on the vendors, artists and businesses featured across the neighborhood!

There's more happening off the avenues - Bache-Martin Elementary's fourth annual Bache in Bloom fundraiser, silent auction and family fun night is Thursday, May 18th, from 4-7pm. The event is free and open to the community!

From May 31-June 3, Girard College hosts the world premiere of #BeHolding, an original performance inspired by 76ers basketball legend Dr. J. "‘Be Holding’ meditates on America’s history of racial violence in search of Black genius, justice, and joy." Purchase tickets for yourself, or sponsor one for a neighbor at

This Saturday, May 20 is the Brewerytown Block Party at 31st & Master from 1-8pm.

In neighborhood business news, check out these 6ABC stories on Brewerytown's New June Bakery and Baby's Kusina, Metro Philadelphia on the new Brewerytown Food Hall, Philadelphia magazine highlighting Brewerytown Beats, plans for the new Our Town Brewery on Ridge Avenue, the Inquirer's story on the mission-driven work of Cosmic Cafe on Boathouse Row, and shoutouts for Cantina Feliz and Fare on Fairmount Avenue in the Inquirer's "neighborhood guide to eating outside."


Thanks for Joining the Girard Ave Street Fest!

Loved meeting so many neighbors at Girard Avenue Street Festival on May 6th! We are grateful for all the vendors, businesses, bands, neighbors, newcomers, and friends who made the day possible, as well as our partners:

  • PECO Energy Company


  • State Representative Donna Bullock

  • Council President Darrell Clarke

  • Lower North Philadelphia CDC

  • Crossroads

  • Fulton Bank

  • Laborers' District Council

  • MM Partners

  • 29th Ward Democratic Committee

  • Keystone First

  • Alliance HP

  • Aetna

  • Otto On The Park/Equinox Management & Construction

  • AmeriHealth Caritas

  • Health Partners Plans

  • Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • Design Pro Development

  • Always Best Care Senior Services

  • Moravia Health

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

Click here to see all the photos from the wonderful day! Photos by James Davis for Fairmount CDC.

Plus, help us plan future street fests by taking our 2023 Girard Ave Street Fest survey!

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