The Arts in Frankford

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when you could find music, art, dance and other programs at your child’s school.  That is no longer necessarily true given the tight budget some schools are working under.
So if you were at St. Mark’s (4442 Frankford Ave.) last Monday night with me you would have found parents and children filling the gap.  The Philadelphia Community Arts Network (PCAN) offers a program each Monday night.  Upstairs pcan3

you would find a dozen young dancers going through their paces. Down in the chapel a young pianist takes his lesson.

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In the meeting room, (picture) some budding cartoonists are getting the basics.

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They were all having a great time as their parents waited on the sidelines.  You really have to give these parents credit for taking the time to get involved this way for their kids on a chilly winter night in February.

For more information about this program call 215-482-4860.