Hot on the heels of last week’s record-breaking Craft Beer Day and La Festa, East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) triples the fun this coming weekend with Second Saturday, Antique and Vintage Flea Market and South Philly Fest. Festivities also include the grand opening block party for Aversa PR and Frontstretch.com.
The fun starts early Saturday morning with the Antique and Vintage Flea Market that returns with 60+ vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories. After shopping, enjoy sales, free make-overs, pop-up shop, art openings, receptions, tastings and sales at more than a dozen merchants and businesses.The festivities even include a ‘baby shower’ for East Passyunk’s precious new arrival, Cloth at 1605 East Passyunk Avenue.The fun continues into the night with circus performances, DJ, food and drink at grand opening of Aversa PR at 12th and East Passyunk.
On Sunday, there’s no rest with the return of South Philly Fest by Lucky 13 and Sweet Jane Vintage, featuring a free outdoor concert with seven live bands, great shopping, food and drink specials. Complete details for all events are listed below. For more information, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com, follow @epassyunkave or call (215) 336-1455.
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FLEA MARKET
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Antique and Vintage Flea Market will return to the 1600 block parking lot between Tasker and Morris from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More than 60 vendors will feature antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories, glassware, pottery and much more. Held in and around the municipal lot on the 1600 Block of East Passyunk Avenue between Morris & Tasker. The GPS address is 1630 East Passyunk Avenue. The event is organized by Philadelphia Flea Markets. Admission is free. Family-friendly shopping for all ages. The rain date is Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Shop and stroll your way into summer as EPABID hosts June's Second Saturday. See individual listings for times, costs and details.
* 1600 Below Vintage (1600 EPA) - Complimentary Prosecco, 20% off everything vintage, and artwork by Laura Finestone. Upstairs Reliable Floor Covering will be offering 10% off all in stock area rugs.
* Aversa PR & Events (1141 Pierce Street, at 12th and East Passyunk) -- Come meet the folks behind EPA's social media! Grand opening block party featuring food and drink samples from Noir, Chhaya, Toast, SliCE, Bitar's, Smokin' Betty's, Devil's Alley, Serrano, Francoluigis, and Art of Bread by Georges Perrier. Ms Goody Cupcake will preview her new truck and give away dessert samples. Prism Beer will pour Summer of 69 and Naked Blonde. Uber, Headhunters Hair Design, Eviama Life Spa, Fly School Circus Arts, Cloth, Sealed with a Kiss, City of Hope and others will provide raffle prizes and free swag bags for the first 200 people. Entertainment includes a DJ, circus performance and a preview by Brat Productions of their new show The Last Plot in Revenge. Free, 21 and older, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Cloth (1605 EPA) -- Cloth ( 1605 EPA) -- Come meet our new 'bundle of joy' during the grand opening 'baby shower' for Cloth. Complimentary croissants, pastries, coffee, tea, organic juice boxes and kid's snacks will be provided. Enjoy our "baby shower" cake donated from Ms Goody Cupcake. The new play corner will be open and fully stocked with toys and books. Enter to win great prizes, including a raffle basket of summer baby necessities. Free swag bags full of prizes and coupons for the first 50 shoppers. Free, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
* Chhaya Cafe (1823 EPA) -- Art reception with works from Priscilla Hopkins, featuring acrylic paint on paper and enjoys layering transparent and opaque forms to create compositions inspired by the natural world. Complimentary snacks. Free, starts 6:00 PM
* Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) -- Frame Fatale (1813 EPA) – Opening reception for “Box Score: Mixed Media Collages” by Randel Plowman. Limited edition archival prints from “Box Score: An Autobiography,” an epic baseball poem (and free, interactive ipad app!) by local poet Kevin Varrone, are on view through July 30. Formatted as literary baseball cards, “Box Score” is for anyone who loves baseball, poetry, art, and history. Join us for light ball park fare: popcorn & pretzels, beer & lemonade! Free, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Fringe (1728 EPA) – Reception for Bird in the Hand ink paintings by Lucinda Morreale, with music by Murmuration. Free, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
* Headhunters Hair Design (1718 EPA) - FREE mini-makers for new clients, jewelry summer sale, spray tan discounts, hair chalking, snacks. Opens at 10:00 AM
* HOME A furnishings boutique (1815 EPA) - Reception featuring artwork from an artist that graduated from the University of the Arts - Emily Stabile. She'll be presenting some wood cut prints and paintings on wood. Free refreshments, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Men's Clothing (1615 EPA) - 15% off entire store to get styling for summer,
complimentary champagne and champagne spritzers. 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
* Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) - Last call for Fegley's Blueberry Belch and Young's Double Chocolate Stout cupcakes for Philly Beer Week + Drunkin' Elvis (which lasts through June). Cupcake Shakes are back for summer. Enjoy free samples and fifty cents off each shake (any flavor cupcake!). 9am - 4pm (or sell out)
Things.. Handmade (1731 EPA) - Art opening and reception with paintings by
Courtney Brown, free refreshments, more details coming. Free, 6:00 PM to 10:00
* Nicole Rae Styer Boutique (1822 EPA) - Huge summer sale.........all summer dresses,tanks and shorts 20% off! Wine and sweets from Belle Cakery. Free, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
* Occasionette (1825 EPA) - The Second Saturday Pop-Up Shop at featuring Brainstorm Print and Design with beer, donuts and awesome hand screenprinted art prints. Free, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
* Pollyodd (1908 EPA) - Free tasting with newest cello. Come out and try some Mango just in time for summer. Free, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Lucky 13 Pub and Sweet Jane Vintage present South Philly Fest from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM with an outdoor concert featuring seven live bands, drink specials, food, vendors and shopping. Line up is listed below. Festivities will take place outside on the street in front of Lucky 13 Pub, at 13th and East Passyunk Avenue. Inside Lucky 13, DJ Sunny Girl Williamson will be spinning records and keeping things cool. Concert is free. Drinks and food are pay-as-you-go.
Concert performances and times:
Company Corvette (1:00 PM)
Needle Points (2:00 PM)
Robes of Alchemy (3:00 PM)
The Whips (4:00 PM)
Gondola (5:00 PM)
Bad Panda Jewelry
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Kung Fu Hoagies
Make Love Not War
Medium Bob’s Curiosity Shop
She All Talk
Sweet Jane Vintage