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Dance postponed to Sat. Sept. 15 due to thunderstorms
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Epicure Cafe will provide the catering, will be serving wine and beer, will be providing some swank, will create dreamy lighting, will be accepting "dress for success" donations, Lesley Mitchell and Kelly Ray of Dance Philadelphia will be giving dance demos and mini lessons to the toe tapping sounds of Heath Allen's Philly Musette, get your commemorative photo taken at the JPG Photography photo booth, Couture At Your Door will provide a top to bottom makeover for one lucky contest winner and more...
Congratulations to Andi Adams!! Fall Fashion makeover WINNER!!!
Win a Fall Fashion Makeover for a lucky lady and/or fella in your life! Couture At Your Door, Seth McKinley Hair Studio, and Koco Nail Studio are teaming up to provide one lucky fan with a FREE Fall Fashion Makeover! The winner will then premiere their new look at the Dance on the Falls Bridge!
Nominate them by going to the Couture at Your Door Facebook page and filling out the nomination form...as the nominations come in folks will be able to vote on who is the most deserving of a little sprucing and primping. be sure to take a photo of the person you wish to nominate, upload the photo and a blurb about why they are deserving of a makeover.
Here is a list of acceptable "Dress for Success" items for donation to Clothes Pin...
Women's Items (to be donated to Career Wardrobe)
Professional attire including suits, pants, blouses and shoes.
Accessories including jewelry, hand bags and scarves.
Men's Items (to be donated to MenzFit)
Professional attire including suites, sport coats and shoes.
Accessories including belts, cuff links and ties..
4100 Ridge Ave, Twin Bridges.
East Falls has new public art under the Twin Bridges on Ridge Avenue – you can see the fishes swimming up the columns that hold up Route 1. There will be a dedication on Tuesday, August 7, at 6pm. Everyone is invited to attend.
The art work is called East Falls Tapestry. Its name is sourced from a number of inspirations. The work was originally inspired by a Japanese kimono that is in the holdings of Philadelphia University’s fabric collection. Woven into the design are native creatures from the Schuylkill (see if you can spot all of the tiny critters that have been tucked into the work!) This idea of tapestry also evokes the textile manufacturing that was common in East Falls during the Industrial Revolution, with Dobson Mills as a primary manufacturer.
The artists of the Tapestry are Mike Smash and Johnny Buss. Murals Arts Director Jane Golden, Councilman Curtis Jones will attend and will make brief remarks. PennDOT, which helped fund the art, will send a representative.
The East Falls community was deeply involved in the selection of the artists and with working with the artists and Mural Arts as the project evolved. The EFDC convened a committee that selected the artists after a public input process, where we took dozens of comments. The committee members included: Carolyn Sutton, Sharon Jaffe, Elaine O’Loughlin, Peter Camburn, Suzanne Schneider, Julie Hawkins, Rashida Ng, Suzanne Wheeling, Noemi Armstrong, and Carla Bednar.
Refreshments will be served by the Trolley Car Cafe. Please plan to attend.
More about Mural Arts:
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts began in 1984 as part of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network’s effort to eradicate the graffiti crisis plaguing the city. Since then, the organization has grown to become one of the largest public arts initiatives of its kind, producing more than 3,600 murals and providing critical art education and workforce development opportunities through its Community Murals, Art Education and Restorative Justice programs. As a hybrid of city agency and nonprofit organization, Mural Arts stands as a national and international model for arts organizations, with a 28-year track record of leveraging the community-based process of public art to catalyze true social progress and positive change within Philadelphia’s communities.
Bike Race Block Party Photos!!
photo credit: Sabina Louise Pierce
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Falls Bridge Facts...
In 1892, James H. Windrim, Director of Public Works for the City of Philadelphia, presented a plan for the proposed Falls Bridge, a "double decker" bridge, connecting Neil Drive to the top of Calumet Street and the Powers and Weightman Chemical Company.
On June 3, 1895 the single bridge connecting the East and West sides of the Schuylkill River was dedicated by the Mayor, Charles Warwick.
- 554 feet long
- 40 feet wide
- Iron Pratt trusses with a granite base
- First painted red, then buff, then light blue
- Lights. both gas and electric
- Cost $261,744
- Cheif engineer - George S. Webster
- Temperature, June 3, 1895 - 95 degrees
- 1895 "America the Beautiful" published
On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8th 2011 the Trolley Car Cafe and Gateway at the Bathey, Destination Schuylkill River and ArtSphere artists. Kristin Groenveld and two other Art Sphere artists created chalk designs and encouraged everyone to help complete the "River" and bring it to life!
Some photos from the FYI Philly TV spot filmed at the Trolley Car Cafe on April 13th.
Check out more photos and a video on the EFDC Facebook page.
Photos by Andrew O'Donnell
This was the 5th and final year for Arts by the River and Eco-Fair. It was a good event for the neighborhood and those participating but was not competitive with Manayunk's event. It proved too difficult to have two similar events happening in the same area at the same time. We have a full and fun event season planned for 2011!!
Check out the website for other artists that will be participating and create your own neighborhood tour of local artist's work and their studios.
Waffles will be completed throughout October and later installed at his new home outside of the Trolley Car Cafe!!
More of the East Falls Riverfront Business DistrictEco-art!!!
Waffles the Catfish was decorated all over East Falls.
at Petrone Real Estate and East Falls Chiropractic. Now at the East Falls Development Corporation's office 3728A Midvale Ave. next to Golden Crust Pizza.
6 artists were chosen for eco-art installations that will be placed at select locations within the Riverfront Business District...Sandra Webberking, Marguerita Hagan, Frank Hyder, Lynn Denton, Mike Smash and Ben & Kate Gatski! Congratulations to the chosen artists.
"Waffles" the Catfish is the seventh of these installations that will premier at Arts by the River. "Waffles" wants to be a "Fallser" and hopes that neighbors will bring photos, sketches or drawings that reflect life in East Falls to help him acclimate to his new habitat. Bring something about yourself, family or home on 3x3 paper (details above) to be adhered to "Waffles".
Five artists have completed their installations, Lynn Denton, Marguerita Hagan, Sandra Webberking, Frank Hyder, and the team of Mike Smash and Juan Dimida.
WOW! This is Sandra Webberking's
fish-themed bike rack, installed along the Inn
Yard Park at Stanton Street. (photo by Sandra
Mike Smash and Juan Dimida have installeda pinwheel constructed from repurposed street signs. The cut-outs are of the five indigenous fish to our section of the Schuylkill River...American Shad, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, the Catfish and the Common Carp! Check it out on Midvale Ave. at the Rite Aid.
The latest fish themed Eco-Art installation was Frank hyder's repurposed pvc pipe solar-lit sculpture. This installation is temporarily located at the Mason's building, 4200 Ridge Ave. Check him out at night!!!
East Falls Farmers Market - Open Every Saturday from May 25 to October. 10 am - 2 pm
New this year! We want artisan craft vendors to join our market. If you are interested or know someone who would be, contact email@example.com.
Location: Parking Lot under the Twin Bridges, 4100 Ridge Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive under the Route 1 ramps.
Our farmer is McCann's Farm...
McCann's Farm: http://www.themccannsfarm.com/. Their crop list includes: Vegetables such as asparagus, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, peas, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, and Fruit, such as apples, pears, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, peaches, plums, strawberries, and watermelon. They also have some herbs, seedlings, Fruitwood Orchards honey, apple cider, and fruit butters.
Sign up for weekly reminders and general information about the Farmers Market and other GREEN happenings in East Falls! Sign up available at the weekly Farmers Marketor email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
See YOU at our Neighborhood Farmers Market! www.localharvest.org
More about East Falls Goes GREEN!
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Find them at these participating locations:
- East River Bank
- East Falls Chiropractic
- Wee Care Child Care
- Murphy's Irish Saloon
- About Face Type and Design and The Fallser
- East Falls Fitness
- Chuck's Garage
- The Marketplace at East Falls
- National Penn Bank
The City of Philadelphia's Small Business Energy Rebate Program. Click here for more info and forms.
It is open for business!
The Building is Under Construction - Janauary 2010
Moving right along... March 2010 ...more progress 3/30/2010
Photos of Groundbreaking: Nov. 12, 2009