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Important Message from the Frankford CDC!

Hi Folks!

We at the Frankford CDC have an important announcement about this coming Saturday’s Second Saturday arts festival (to be held from 12n to 3p, at 4806 Frankford Ave). We may have to cancel due to inclement weather. We’ll be posting on our facebook (friend us here by 9:00a on Saturday morning either way.

Thanks so much for understanding and bearing with us, and we hope Saturday’s a beautiful day and that we see y’all then!

Please feel free to contact Michelle Feldman at 215-743-6580 or with any questions or concerns.

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Frankford Second Saturday August 13th

Another Second Saturday courtesy of the Frankford CDC was held on August 13th.  Both vendors and performers graced the 45oo block of Frankford Avenue.

As I walked down Frankford Avenue Saturday afternoon, I was thinking that it didn’t look like much was happening.  Then I hit the 4500 block and found all these neat displays of Art.  So I spent a half hour talking to one or the other.  I also stopped to talk to some of the other store owners.  I happened to be there when Something Like a Monument was playing a song that perfectly matched the feeling of the el running overhead.

On display were items from FireHazard Jewelry, prints from Dave Aronson, graphics by Bob Baumner, silk flowers by Patricia Bingham and photography by Finesse – Fine Arts.  Performers were Something Like A Monument, Art in Motion and Loki.

Below are some pictures of the event.  You can see more on the Frankford CDC blog here.  The next Second Saturday will be on September 10th.

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Frankford Second Saturday August 13th

There are only six days until Second Saturday.  On August 13th from Noon to 3PM along the 4500 block of Frankford Avenue come out to peruse and buy art, as well as enjoy performances from great local artists!  All performances will be at 4601 Frankford Avenue in front of Mark My Flesh.

The entertainment lineup goes like this.

Adaobi Kanu dance performance.

Something Like a Monument a band.

Matt (Loki) Loukota – musician – band who appeared at the last Second Saturday.
I stopped by at the first event in June and was pleasantly surprised.  Come out ant have a look.



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Frankford Second Saturday Festival

Part two of a busy Saturday filled with stuff was a stop at the Frankford Second Saturday Festival.  It was held in the parking lot at Frankford Square which is at Frankford Avenue and Unity Street.  Sponsored by the Frankford CDC, Aria Health and the Quicky Mart Express, it was billed as an arts festival.  As well as art and crafts, food was also on the menu and face painting and entertainment too.  There were vendors plying their wares and there was a crowd.  Frankford hasn’t seen anything on Frankford Avenue like this in a very long time.

I could not stay for more than about twenty minutes but I did catch Shades of Green,  the Irish Step Dancers (led by Lindsay Straub).  Later, there were performances by Matt Loukie and Mike Rydock.

Also on hand

  • Unfortunate American Design Company which is part of the Deadfish Media Group ( Amanda Driscoll and Kristen were the actual artists from DMG at the event.
  • Dumster Divers Art
  • Mark does Art
  • Nafisah Lewis – candles
  • Jessica Donnelly – jewelry
  • Ryan Henderson – graphic and abstract art,

Congratulations to Tracy O’Drain and Michelle Feldman on a job well done.  There is a short video below.  Have a look.