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September Community Digest

So many exciting opportunities to share! Read below for chances to support local students, neighborhood businesses, grow your own business, and meet your neighbors at two great events coming up Saturday, October 1 - Girard Avenue Street Festival and the FESPP 5k. Hope to see everyone there.

Lastly, we are hiring for a new position, Community Development Manager, to support the neighborhood. Help build our team by sharing the job listing.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, and we look forward to connecting with you in the Art Museum District this month!

In this issue:

Upcoming Events

September Deals, Specials & Announcements

Neighborhood Job Openings

Community News


Join Us October 1st!

Save the date for Girard Avenue Street Festival on Saturday, October 1 presented in partnership with State Representative Donna Bullock. If you are a neighborhood business or vendor, register now to join (deadline is September 10).

Neighbors, save the date and RSVP on our Facebook event page.


Great Eastern State 5K Breakout Race

The same morning, you can join Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park for their annual 5k race; sign up here.

WHAT: Fairmount's annual 5k! After a two year hiatus we are ready to breakout and run this awesome 5K race together + Plus a Kids’ Fun Run!

WHEN: October 1st at 8:30 AM. *Kids’ Fun Run loop begins at 9AM.

WHERE: Race begins at 2200 Brown Street and the course runs through Fairmount


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


In addition to the new businesses opening across the neighborhood, our first PhillyiHub cohort is graduating next week - if you are interested in joining this FREE six-week program, to develop your business idea or side hustle, email


Support the students at Bache-Martin

School is back and Friends of Bache-Martin and the HSA have collaborated to pre-order supplies for local students this year. If you are able to contribute, click here to support.



Our monthly business networking meetings are continuing this month. Email to participate, or join the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance at


Fall Kickoff

Kick off fall with Brewerytown Bakery on Sunday, September 4th! They'll be debuting all of their fun fall flavors for pastries, coffee, and bagels. From 10:00 to 1:00pm come out and meet Ben Franklin at the store! He'll be available to chat about the founding of America, take pictures, and probably quote himself quite a bit.


Philadelphia Flea Market

The next Flea Market is Saturday, September 10th surrounding Eastern State Penitentiary. Over 150 Vendors!

8AM - 5PM

Free Admission! Rain Date - Sunday, 9/11


Girard Avenue Closures

Girard Avenue will be closed at times in October, November and December for SEPTA track renewal work - all businesses and sidewalks will be open throughout, but you can find all the details on the project at this site.

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