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#PlacesToGoThingsToDo // Week of May 6, 2013

Places To Go, Things To Do

Celebration of Black Writing
May 4-June 1

Marking its 29th year in 2013, the citywide Celebration of Black Writing, hosted by Art Sanctuary, serves as one of the oldest African-American literary events in the nation. The month-long festival, themed Beautiful Without Permission: Celebrating the Literary Achievements of Black Women, features author readings and workshops for emerging writers and closes with a family day, complete with some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks, vendors, performances and more. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to playwright Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls Who Have onsidered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, and artist Nnenna Freelon.


Fitler Square Spring Fair
by Fitler Square Improvement Association, Inc.
400 S Croskey Street * Philadelphia, PA 19146
May 10-11, 2013

On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, Fitler Square hosts its annual Spring Fair. A silent auction is set to occur and contains items from local restaurants and shops. Booths featuring flowers, baked goods, Fitler Square memorabilia, children’s clothing and games and more also surround the area. Surrounding the square, vendors create an outdoor market full of a variety of items.

Sister Cities Park International Festival
May 11, 2013

Sister Cities Park International Festival celebrates Philadelphia and its 10 sister cities on Saturday, May 11. Learn to speak different tongues at mini-language lessons and get insider tips at how to create delicious food from each of our Sister Cities. Also on schedule, a Cameroonian fashion show, Taiko Drummers from Japan and music from the Italian Consul. The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m.



Clark Park May Fair
May 11, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 43rd and Chester Ave.
Clark Park

Head out to Clark Park for its annual May Fair festival. The festival falls on Saturday, May 11 and offers arts and crafts tables for Mother’s Day gift creation (which is the day following the festival), a used book sale, live music, family-friendly games and much more.

The fair this year will feature lively music by local bands, food from some of the top vendor trucks in University City, and many high-quality crafts by local artists and crafters — ideal for Mother’s Day and graduation gifts. There will be games for kids, including an obstacle course and a bounce tent. And for the parents, there will be a huge used book sale and also a plant sale put on by the University City Garden Club. Many local groups will also be on hand to promote their causes at information tables. There will also be a raffle (6 chances for $5), and a grand prize of an iPad 4 from University Pinball Family Fun Center. Other prizes include 10 vouchers for 100 tokens each to play at University Pinball, and many gift cards from local merchants.

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square

May 10-11, 2013

Browse some of the finest pieces of handmade jewelry, furniture, photography, sculptures, clothing and more at Rittenhouse Square’s Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair. On May 10 and 11, visit the Center City park for unique and handcrafted items. Bonus, this festival falls right before Mother’s Day, browse gifts of all sort at the festival. Live music will fill the air on both days, and even a moon bounce makes an appearance on May 11.


Spring 2013 Art Star Craft Bazaar

May 11th & 12th, 2013 from 11am – 6pm
The Great Plaza at Penns Landing
Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia PA 19106

Lovers of one-of-a-kind finds descend on the annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar, where the handmade goods include housewares, ceramics, clothing, art, paper goods and much more. The weekend-long sale at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing is punctuated with live music, food and art demonstrations.

Brandywine River Museum 

Weekly on Sunday 
Times: 9:30AM-noon
Location: Brandywine River Museum
Address: US Rt. 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: 610-388-2700
Admission: FREE

Visitors can also enjoy “Breakfast on the Brandywine” from 9:30-11:30 am in the museum’s cafeteria-style restaurant overlooking the river. Museum admission is free for members all day, every day.

Delaware Art Museum 

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Date(s): 01/02/2011 (No End Date) (Recurring weekly on Sunday)
Times: noon – 4
Location: Delaware Art Museum
Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: 302-571-9590
Admission: free

Free admission on Sundays, thanks to support from AstraZeneca

Glow: Living Lights

Date(s): 01/26/2013 – 05/27/2013 (Recurring daily)
Times: 9:30AM-4PM
Location: Delaware Museum of Natural History
Contact: Email: dmccunney@delmnh.org
Wilmington, DE 19807
Phone: 302-658-9111

Have you ever wondered what makes a firefly glow? Or how strange sea creatures light up the deepest depths of the ocean? Exploring one of the most incredible, yet least understood phenomenons on the planet, Glow: Living Lights takes visitors on a journey into the world of bioluminescence, a living organism’s ability to produce its own light. This fascinating special exhibit answers the questions of what bioluminescence is and how it differs from other forms of light. Created by ExhibitIQ and sponsored locally by Dupont.

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