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Frankford Pause Park

Come join us for a season of events in Frankford Pause Park.

Frankford Pause Playlist
Curated and hosted by Queen Jo
FREE 5:30 – 8:00 PM
* Thursday, September 8th: Feese, T Marie, Problem Child
* Thursday, September 15th: Essence Natay, RaeDianz, Kara
* Thursday, September 22nd: Frenchie, Mariah Geez, Seriah Nicole.
* Thursday, September 29th: Sing Kriss, Solomon, Nadir
* Thursday, October 6th: Taylor Kelly, Kingsley, JacqCon
* Thursday, October 13th:  Reef The Lost Cauze, Aime, Joie Kathos

Reel Fun Fridays
Outdoor movie nights
FREE 7:00 PM
* Friday, September 16th, Encanto
* Friday, October 14th, Ghostbusters (1984)

Community Resource Day
Adult and family resources
FREE 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
* Saturday, October 15th

Paint. Pause. Sip.
ARTrageous Brush and Flow
Tickets $17
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
* Wednesday, September 14th
* Wednesday, October 12th

Bachata Dance Class
Controla Dance Academy
FREE 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
* Friday, September 9th
* Friday, September 23rd
* Friday, September 30th
* Friday, October 7th

Food Truck Fridays
Pay as you go. Details can be found at
* Friday, September 9th
* Friday, September 16th
* Friday, September 23rd
* Friday, September 30th
* Friday, October 7th
* Friday, October 14th

Frankford Street Festival
Pay as you go.
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
* Saturday, October 22nd

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Take Time


We Must take time, for the small things in life:
Like stars shining on a windless night, clouds passing by in early daybreak.
Sun beams bouncing off of forest trees, leaves getting ready for autumn breeze.
Children looking up at hot air balloons, man is talking about going back to the Moon!
We must take time to smell the flowers as they bloom
And look up at snowcap mountains as they try to touch the sky,
And imagine watching baby eagles trying to fly.
So, we must take time, before life passes us by –
This all can happen – In the blink of an eye.

Lenny Jaynes

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So Glad


There’s only one thing I need on this Earth – that’s you.
You feed me with your words, you solidify my unquenchable thirst.
You watch me grow, as I Journey from place to place.
Yes, you stand over me, and you give me Grace.
So, everything I need I have, and it all comes from you.
You’re my sunshine in the morning, you’re my Moonlight at the end of the day.
You’re everything I asked for, in every single way.
When the clouds walk in and find me, and I shiver in the shade.
When I look up and I can’t find you, then you reach out and give me your hand.
To guide me to a place, where I can plant my feet on solid Ground.
Knowing that you will never leave me, knowing that you care –
As I look around and I can’t find you, but I know that you’re there –
By the gentleness of the wind blowing through my hair.
It took a long time for me to find you, but you were always there.
To watch me, and guide me, without saying a word.
You’re my bridge Over Troubled Waters, you’re my sunshine after the rain.
I’m so glad that I found you;
Now we’ll stay together, and meet in silent prayer.

Lenny Jaynes

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All Eternity


You asked how much I love you? This is all I have to say.
How deep is the ocean, how wide is the sea?
How many seeds in an apple, how many leaves on a tree?
If you add them all up, you will see.
Not only do I love you, you’re also my best friend,
And that’s why I will love you – over and over until the end –
Of all eternity.


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A Shakespeare opportunity!

Shakespeare in Clark Park

The Taming of the Shrew, plus
The Tamer Tamed, by John Fletcher
Both on the same bill
July 27-31, 7 pm
4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Pay what you wish
These plays have separate directors, but interviewed separately, they are entirely in agreement that Shakespeare in Clark Park is a great forum for capturing the imagination of young adults who may not have been that much taken with the plays that they read in high school. Not to mention providing great entertainment for older folks. Shakespeare wrote to entertain everyone, not just the elite of his day, and SCP strives to keep that going for modern audiences
The Taming is particularly challenging, due to the misogynistic assumptions in the original. This dual presentation strives to adjust for that a bit, but retain the value of the originals. Tricky proposition. I will publish a further discussion in this space after seeing a performance. (Pandemic and heatwave frustrated my plan to see a dress rehearsal.)
Seating is in a grassy amphitheater, so take folding chairs or a blanket. Think about traveling by El and subway surface car so as to avoid a parking problem.  Check for rain instructions and other more detailed information at And tell your young friends.