It's time for POST (West of Broad) Be sure to pick up a tour booklet at the EFDC office (3728A Midvale Ave.) and visit local artists in their studios. For the week of October 14-20, gather with friends at the Trolley Car Diner or Trolley Car Cafe and your mea l will help support Made in Philly!
As part of its Helping Hands Week fundraising program, the Trolley Car Diner & Café will donate 15% of the revenue... from supporters who present a coupon to POST programs. Show your support by bringing your friends and family for a delicious and fun dining experience at one of the Trolley Car Diner & Café locations in Mount Airy and East Falls, across from the Farmers Market.
Please download, print, and present the coupon, also available in the POST Tour booklets and when you dine to be sure proceeds from your meal support POST!
For directions to either Trolley Car Cafe location or more information, call 215-753-1500 or visit Trolley Car Cafe
The EFDC is a Community Partner!!
3rd Annual Dance on the Falls Bridge
This year's silent auction benefited
"Like" the Dance on the Falls Bridge Facebook Page!
SAVE THE DATE...4th Annual Dance on the Falls Bridge Saturday, September 13 2014!!
Bike Race Block Party
Promote your business all year long. Check out this year's Dual Event Sponsorship Packet.
4056 Ridge Ave. KGroup
Find out more about the Goldman Sachs program through PIDC
Marla Hamilton from PIDC will give us the basics:
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 26th. 10am - 2pm
New this year! We want artisan craft vendors to join our market. If you are interested or know someone who would be, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Parking Lot under the Twin Bridges, 4100 Ridge Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Kelly Drive under the Route 1 ramps.
Our farmers are McCann's Farm...
McCann's Farm, 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.
Liz Wagner of Crooked Row Farm , Her crop list includes:
organic greens, onions, potatoes, scallions, green tomatoes, garlic, Fresh cut herbs,
heirloom tomatoes, bread, duck and chicken eggs, 11 different kinds/flavors of raw
cheese, fresh cut herbs, bread and cinnamon buns (So good) from Willow Haven Farm and
some organic heritage grain flour from Red Cat Farm!
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 Market or email email@example.com to get on the list.
See YOU at our Neighborhood Farmers Market!
Come on down to the river!
More about East Falls Goes GREEN!
GET YOUR 2012 T-SHIRT NOW just $10.00!!!
Buy it through our secure server and start wearing it within 1 business week.
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