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August 2016

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Festival: 2nd Annual South Philly SausageFest September 10 #PCCBuzz

West Passyunk Avenue (between South Broad and 15th streets) is heating up.

Newbold Community Development Corporation fires up the grills again for the 2nd Annual South Philly SausageFest on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. South Philadelphia’s annual sausage-themed food fest takes place along West Passyunk Avenue (between South Broad and 15th streets). Look for sausage and sausage-inspired dishes cooked up in a variety of traditional and unique styles – including vegan – from ten restaurants and eateries that are part of the upcoming food scene on the other side of Broad Street. Festivities also include craft beer from seven breweries, live music, vendors and family fun. The event, sponsored by AFC Urgent Care, will be a fundraiser for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program. Admission is free with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Advance beer tickets and other information is available at www.southphillysausagefest.com

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“After years of watching East Passyunk Avenue explode with culinary creativity, the residents of the Newbold neighborhood are now getting their chance to experience fine dining, with the recent opening of several new eclectic ethnic restaurants along West Passyunk and Snyder Avenues,” said Timothy Lidiak, President of Newbold CDC. “The Newbold neighborhood will soon reach hipster nirvana with the anticipated autumn 2016 opening of two new craft breweries – BreweryARS and Second District Brewing Company.  And only a short bicycle ride away, the Point Breeze Brewing Company will soon be opening its doors as well.”

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South Philly SausageFest will serve of “sausage-themed” food from Newbold and West Passyunk’s restaurants including Cafe y Chocolate, Chaat and Chai, Grubhouse, Philly Pretzel Factory, Tap Room on 19th, South Philadelphia Tap Room, Vegan Commissary, T&N Homemade Kitchen, Mike’s BBQ, and Dati’s Water Ice.  Menus are listed below:

* Cafe y Chocolate – Chorizo Tostada on Corn Tortilla; Chorizo Burro (sausage wrapped in flour tortilla); Steak and Chicken Tacos

* Chaat and Chai – Chicken Sausage on Parotta Bread with Tomato Chutney; Samosa with Tamarind Chutney; Lamb Sausage on Bhatura Bread with Raita; Mango Lassi, Indian Lemonades and Iced Chai

* Dati’s Water Ice & Ice Cream – Homemade Water Ice and Ice Cream; Pizza Pretzels

* Grubhouse – Chicken Sausage Rice Bowl; Chorizo Mac & Cheese; Sausage Sandwich; Sausage on a Stick

* Mike’s BBQ –  Smoked Beef Sausage Sandwich

* Philly Pretzel Factory – Sausage Pretzel; Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwich

* South Philly Tap Room – Chorizo Sausage with Guacamole, Pickled Onion, Queso Cotija on Martin Potato Roll

* T&N Kitchen – Italian Sausage with peppers and onions, and an Italian Roast Pork with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone

* Taproom on 19th – Pork and Rice Sausage Sandwich with Pickled Red Cabbage

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Taps will be pouring from seven Philadelphia and regional breweries, including: Philadelphia Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, Sly Fox Brewing Company, Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Evil Genius Beer Company, Forgotten Boardwalk — and new brewery – 2nd  Ludlam Island Brewery. Tap lists will be released a week before the event.

The festival also includes arts and crafts as well as children’s activities sponsored by Olde City Day School, and managed by Philadelphia Family Pride.  South Philly SausageFest will feature the following children’s activities from 12:00pm to 4:00pm:
* 2 Moonbounces

* Face Painting
* Balloon Animals
* Children’s Music Show (The Lara & Joe Show) – from 1-2 pm
* Temporary Tattoos
* Sidewalk Chalk & Art
* Hool-a-Hoop Contest
* Coloring Books
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Live music will be rocking all day, including:

* Griz, 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Acoustic/Singer-songwriter)
* Lara & Joe Show, 1:00pm to 2:00pm (Children’s music show)
* New Pony, 2:00pm to 3:00pm (Funk)
* Sun Hat, 3:00pm to 4:00pm (Eclectic jazz)
* The Whips, 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Garage rock)
* Gondola, 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Heavy metal/blues)
* The Blue Pharoahs, 6:00pm to 7:00pm (Delta blues)
* The Charley Few, 7:00pm to 8:00pm (Hard core punk)

South Philly SausageFest is free to attend, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Advance tickets for beer are also available online ahead of the event – with discounts for those that plan ahead!  Beer tickets are 3 for $12.00, 10 for $35.00 and 18 for $54.00. SausageFest shirts are also available online for only $15.00 each.

South Philly SausageFest is sponsored by AFC Urgent Care, along with Yelp, Mark Cement Contractors, DJCRE Real Estate, Prudential Savings Bank, Richard L. Vanderslice, PC, Caiazzo Law Offices, CityCare Pharmacy, Olde City Day School, Space & Co, AJ Appliance Company, Philly Sound Studios, Rowhome Magazine, South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia Family Pride, Magglios Sausage Company, Dietz & Watson, Philly Pretzel Factory, Brew:  A Beer Boutique, West Passyunk Neighbors Association.

Proceeds from the event will benefit and fund Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program in partnership with Horizon House, Inc., who provides a wide range of services for adults with developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol addictions, and/or homelessness. Newbold CDC employs its cleaning crew through Horizon House’s workforce program and puts these individuals to work in cleaning up the commercial corridors along West Passyunk and Snyder Avenues from South Broad to 19th Streets.

The Cleaning Program has been underway since early 2014 and is supported by local business sponsors including Ultimo Coffee, AJ Appliance, and DJCRE Real Estate as well as the City’s Commerce Department.  Newbold CDC will use 100% of the proceeds from this year’s South Philly SausageFest to support the Cleaning Program.

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ABOUT NEWBOLD CDC

The mission of Newbold CDC is to improve the quality of life within the Newbold community through commercial and residential development and by implementing programs designed to invest in the civic enrichment of the people of Newbold. For more information, visit www.newboldcdc.org.

(Sponsor Post)
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Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

If you’re looking for a chill festival to attend this week with your friends, something with a little shade and the ability to come and go as you please, parking and close to transportation?  I think FDR Park Music Jam should be on your list of festivals to attend this weekend.

 

FDR Park Music Jam FREE Festival: Get away from the crowds on the parkway this weekend and head down Broad Street instead for a free outdoor festival with a laid back environment and phenomenal live music. On Saturday 9/3 and Sunday 9/4, in association with Philadelphia Songwriters Project, Parks on Tap is hosting “FDR Park Music Jam,” a two-day, local music festival at FDR Park, right next to the stadiums. The festival features a list of locally acclaimed songwriters, artists and bands from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, South Philly recording artist, Felicia, will be performing an opening set at 2 p.m. both days.  Here is the full lineup:

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Saturday, September 3

  • 3:00 Adam Web – known for his “optimistic acoustifunk”

  • 4:00 Bernard/BJ Sarkissian Music – plays original, recovery-based music in a method to connect with patient populations

  • 5:00 Ryan Tennis – has opened for Grammy Winners Kenny Loggins & Shawn Colvin. Also performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

  • 6:00 Ginger Coyle – singing since she was 14 with conscious lyrics and soulful pop melodies over acoustic guitar and driving piano

  • 7:00 Angela Burns Music – with a family history in bluegrass music, Angela carries on the tradition with her own folky pop twist

  • 8:00 Ross Bellenoit – toured with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee’s band

 

Sunday, September 4

  • 3:00 Alyssa Garcia – playing piano since  she was five and now just at 16 she has two self-produced albums

  • 4:00 Dawn Hiatt – winner of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest in 2008 & 2009

  • 5:00 Sharon Bousquet – released 7 albums of original soulful music, placed numerous songs in independent films and  promotional shorts

  • 6:00 Pixel8ter – inspired by the sounds of videogames, Pixel8ter puts on a live show that is dynamic and energetic

  • 7:00 Andrea Nardello – Tri-State Indie’s “Acoustic Artist Of The Year”.

  • 8:00 De Tierra Caliente – Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful trio from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico has released 2 full-length albums and played over 200 shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

 

Here is a link to the Facebook Event . We will also have extended hours for the holiday weekend: Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday – Sunday 1 to 11 p.m. and Monday, Labor Day 12 to 10 p.m.

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Barks on Tap: In addition, the following week Parks on Tap will be at Fairmount Water Works from September 7 to 11, and on Thursday 9/8 we are hosting a community dog party “Barks on Tap,” a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). From 5 to 10 p.m., 100 percent of beverage proceeds will be donated directly back to PAWS by the Tuttleman Family Foundation and Parks on Tap. Here is link to the Facebook Event and the flyer is attached.

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Call Her Miss Ralph – Plus Beyonce’s Dad’s New Group Look Like Destiny’s Child

Call Her Miss Ralph

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Last Saturday night, the original Dream Girl – Sheryl Lee Ralph Hughes brought her long running HIV/AIDS Charity concert to the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park.

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The concert was a huge success raising awareness, and money for services in and around Philadelphia as well as to her on charitable organization100% of the proceeds from DIVAS Simply Singing! supports The DIVA Foundation’s awareness and prevention programs. ( D.I.V.A. [Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed] foundation.)

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Flawless in style and fashion, Miss Ralph changed at least 6 times throughout the night.

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 Sen Vincent Hughes his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph and her kids Coco and Etienne, who was the co-host of the concert. The Hughes spoke about healing the community, and renewing the country’s spirit in these troubled times.

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and she looked flawless

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And she’d better, check out her Glam Squad. It’s a serious bunch.

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Other fabulous entertainers on the bill included Full Force

Paul Anthony (l) let us know that they were 2 years out since the anniversary of the bone marrow stem cell transplant that his brother Bowlegged Lou of Full Force (r) donated to him as he suffered for cancer. Complete respect that these two were able to command the stage and entertain us after the ordeal they’ve been in. What a great gift Lou has given his brother as well.

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It was called DIVAS Simply Singing after all, and Avery Sunshine let it be known she was not happy that someone in the band was late. She slayed them on the stage, to the point where she got the crowd to chant “Be on Time.” Seems she got there on time, after a hellish journey with delays, but someone wasn’t ready and they didn’t have time to rehearse, so she didn’t rehearse. She was flawless, and the tirade was unnecessary, I felt.

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Spoken word

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Jean Carne, sexy and nearly seventy. She had all the moves, and was very fun.

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Then there was Keke Wyatt, who didn’t even need to say anything and the boys all went crazy. I was amazed at how incredible she looked after having her 8th kid last year, which she kept reminding us.

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Come on We’re Your Weather Girls, and have we got news for you….

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Beyonce’s Dad’s (Matthew Knowles (l)) New Group Look Like Destiny’s Child

 

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Blussh – Sunni, Tali and Bunni Ray

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