The Easter Bunny makes
an early appearance to help grant a special child’s wish. On Wednesday, March
20, 2013, at 11:00 AM, Alphabet Academypresents their annual Bunny Hop at the
East Passyunk Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue) to
benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Parents and children from Alphabet Academy
will join with Passyunk business owners, neighbors and civic groups to raise
$8,000 to help grant Gabe’s wish to go to Disneyland. The event is open to the public. Donations can
be made at any Alphabet Academy location (1506, 1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk Avenue), or at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm. For more information, call (215) 551-6410.
will again partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to fund a wish for a child with a
life-threatening illness. While a wish will not a cure, it can give them a
chance to forget, just for a little while, the sadness of being sick. Make-a-Wish
Foundation reports that a wish come true almost always has a positive effect on
a child by bringing hope back into his or her life and a reason to continue a
this year will help Gabe, a five year old boy battling cerebral palsy. His wish
is to visit Disneyland with his family. In
2012, Alphabet Academy helped a child like Gabe by raising $7,822.75. With help
from the public, Alphabet Academy hopes to beat last year’s total.
The general public is
invited to donate towards the campaign, as well as stop by the Bunny Hop
itself. Donations can be dropped at any Alphabet Academy Child Care location (1506,
1510, 1631 and 1720 East Passyunk
Avenue), on Tuesday, March 19 and
Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Donations can
be made at https://friends.wish.org/051-000/page/Alphabet-Academy/Bunny-Hop.htm
1998, Alphabet Academy is a leader among Philadelphia preschools with learning
experiences that promote creativity and self-confidence. The Tree House builds
upon this tradition by adding environmental education to the curriculum. Other Alphabet Academy locations include
Alphabet Aquarium, Alphabet Station (and Infant Center) and Alphabet Garden.
Alphabet Academy believes in teaching children early about
giving back to the community, helping others, understanding of
themselves and how they can impact the world around them. Each
year children and families in the Alphabet Academy network host a food and toy drive around
the holidays, as well as the annual Bunny Hop for Make-A-Wish Foundation.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents the most festive
Second Saturday of them all on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Deck the Ave with a
new Shopping Spree Contest, strolling musicians, visits from Santa Claus,
photos with Santa, pet photos, Holiday Crafty Balboa craft show, Nice
Things...Handmade ornament show, sales and specials, art openings and
more. All activities are free (unless noted) and will run from 9:00am
to 10:00pm at various locations along and around the commercial corridor. Parking at meter spots will be free after
11:00am courtesy of Philadelphia Parking Authority. For the full list of
events, visit the event tab on www.visiteastpassyunk.com, or
visit East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook.
Bring your pooch down for a special photo with
St. Nick. Take pictures with your own camera for free, or purchase a photo
package printed on the spot, which range from $10-25.
Charity Toy Drive
11:00am to 3:00pm Alphabet Garden (1631 EPA)
Alphabet Academy presents a special collection drive to benefit Toys for Tots.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Alphabet Garden during Photos with Santa.
Crafty Balboa Holiday Craft Show
11:00am to 6:00pm
SS Neumann Goretti High School (1736 South Tenth Street)
Nicole Rae Styer Boutique and Nice Things...Handmade team up with Crafty Balboa
to present 60+ artists and crafters for all your handmade holiday shopping. The
first 50 shoppers in the door receive limited edition Girls Can Tell totes
filled with special items from craft vendors. Shoppers are invited to remember
the occasion with a photograph in the Photobot 3000 photobooth. For more info +
updates visit craftybalboa.blogspot.com
Win a Holiday Shopping Spree!
12:00pm to 4:00pm
EPABID Office (1904 EPA)
Every $10 spent between Thanksgiving and Holiday Second Saturday is worth a
chance to win a $100 shopping spree. Fun prizes for second and third place too!
Bring your receipts in between 12:00pm to 4:00pm for your raffle chances and
some holiday treats.
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Enjoy festive holiday tunes from Joe King's Strolling Christmas Trio.
Photos with Santa
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Alphabet Garden (1631 EPA)
Bring the kids down to meet Santa! Take pictures with your own camera for free,
or purchase a photo package printed on the spot, which range from $10-25.
SATURDAY PROMOTIONS BY MERCHANTS:
A Star is Born (1821 EPA) presents a red sale!
Enjoy 50% off all red dress and most red sets, 10-50% off other select
merchandise and 20% off all coats.
Black N Brew (1523 EPA) presents free pictures with Santa from 3:00pm
to 4:00pm, plus psychic readings by Jimmie Bay from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Bottle Shop (1837 EPA) presents a free B. United International beer tasting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Calm Studio (1214 Moore) invites you to rest and
relax with a one hour peppermint aromatherapy massage for $50 or a half hour
peppermint foot and leg treatment for only $29. For holiday shopping, buy two
gift certificates get one free. Also, buy a therapeutic massage and get 1/2 off
a 10 class yoga card.
Chhaya Cafe (1823 EPA) will offer free samples
of Kenyan Double A coffee, plus free sugar waffles with any purchase. Purchase
a $25 gift certificates for only $20!
Conestoga Bank (1833 EPA) will offer the Sharing
Card, a Visa® gift card that gives back. Purchase yours in any amount from
$25-$750. Any unused balances after 18 months will be donated to Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia.
Fuel (1917 EPA) will offer $30 gift certificates
for only $20! Stock up and save, or grab one to give as a gift.
Headhunters Hair Design (1718 EPA) offers hair chalking for $5 off
(only $10). New festive colors are in stock. The process takes five minutes.
Walk-ins are welcome. All hair and
makeup products will be on sale for buy one get one for 1/2 off.
HOME (1815 EPA) hosts a holiday party with
cocktails and nibbles from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, plus 15% off all Christmas cards.
Metro Men’s Clothing (1615 EPA) offers 20% off the entire store and free holiday flavored cocktails from
11:00am to 9:00pm.
Ms Goody Cupcake (1838 EPA) gives away FREE
holiday treats to anyone wearing a Santa or Elf hat, or Rudolph Antlers. Enter
to win an EZ Bake Oven! With every six cupcakes you receive four chances, with
every dozen receive nine changes to win.
Nice Things...Handmade (1731 EPA) presents the
3rd Annual Ornament Show featuring hand-crafted ornaments made by local artists
from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Ray's Happy Birthday Bar (1200 EPA) hosts
Traveling Wares pop-up art and craft show to help restore the Shore from 1:00pm
to 6:00pm! A portion of proceeds goes toward Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.
Sermania Jewelry (1719 EPA) offers 20% off
sterling silver holiday jewelry, custom and fashion items, 10% off select gold
jewelry and 30-40% off in stock Citizen Eco Drive watches. Enjoy free holiday
Urban Jungle (1526-30 EPA) presents a wide assortment of real
Christmas trees, wreaths and holiday decorations.
Wake Up Yoga (1839 EPA) presents a special
donation class with Jennifer Nehila supporting Philabundance from 4:00pm to
5:00pm. Beginners are encouraged to
attend! Please bring cash or check.
Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to over 150
independently-owned shops and restaurants, offering an excellent opportunity to
stretch your legs and take a stroll up the Avenue. For more information and directions, like
East Passyunk Avenue on Facebook, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter, pin East Passyunk
Avenue on Pinterest or visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com.
East Passyunk Avenue hosted the first ever Blogger Day on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Philadelphia's top bloggers brought their families out for a day of private tours, cupcake decorating, shopping, sales, giveaways, prizes, live music, craft activities and more.
Thanks to participating businesses, bloggers and their families for making the day a big success!