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High Fashion in the Falls

Jovan O’Connor‘s designs shine at iconic Alden Park. Photography by Captured by Caity.

Alden Park’s a historic location that never gets old. With its rose-colored towers, Art Deco pool, and sprawling, landscaped grounds, it’s like something out of a movie or Vogue.

And the perfect backdrop for Jovan O’Connor’s special occasion designs!

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ART ALERT: Friends of Barnes

55 reasons to love local art! Thanks to an East Falls collector following in Albert Barnes’ footsteps.

OMG, guys. Turns out, East Falls is sitting on what may be the biggest collection of art by friends & associates of Dr. Albert C Barnes. And thanks to George Anderson, these spectacular paintings are making the rounds at various neighborhood events this year.

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Rumor Has It…

Have you heard? There’s apparently some sort of controversy about a playground here..?? An insider’s scoop on McMichael Park blows NBC10’s coverage away.  

About a day late & a dollar short, guys. NBC10 came out Monday night to cover the “controversy” over McMichael Park’s imminent playground — except there is none. The vast majority of like 100 neighbors gathered for the conceptual presentation seemed delighted with the proposal.

Of course, you can’t please everybody. “The play areas seem a little far from each other, ” one neighbor opined. “It’s kind of frou-frou,” said another.

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Howl to Make the World a Better Place

Clothes that move & groove with you — plus give back to the environment and community. A very yogic swimsuit shoot at Alden Park, with PhillyU senior and sustainable living advocate Nicole Boychuck.   

Yoga has hit East Falls hard this summer, with all ages & body types coming out for communal stretch-fests from McMichael Park to Wissahickon Brewing Company — and even the Mills, where Opportunity Barks hosted “Doga” featuring asanas for two legs, and four.

Although yoga’s not a team sport, these days it’s a great social activity where you can get a glow going with your neighbors that often carries over into food, beers, conversation. What to wear, when you want to work out but look cute afterwards, too?

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Mmmm… Mmmm… MIAMI!

Local restaurants and caterers put their best bites forward for Miami Days. Enjoy a mini-food fest of small plates ($5 and under) from noon till 4pm at Alden Park Apartments. Is that a cider tasting?

Miami Nights will delight with Marvin Graaf’s authentic Cuban menu — paired with tropical drinks and beer! — but Miami Days will tickle your tastebuds with local flavor. We’re psyched to present this exciting mix of local chefs showcasing their favorite dishes, plus a lovely way to wrap a historical tour:

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Groove Day, Sunshine

Life at Alden Park was especially sweet last July when Spun Sugar filled the landscape with yummy jams that made hearts soar high as the towers.

Hot “Miami Days” were made for chill tunes by the water. Sun’s on your shoulders and you’re feeling fine.

Spun Sugar had our perfect soundtrack for Alden Park‘s pool party and food fest — a funk-reggae, jazzy-rock fusion that’s its own groovy party in your ears. Our friend Colin Carroll (composer/lead vocals/etc) has been making music all his life, and now finally with Spun Sugar he’s found his voice as an artist and his joy as a performer.

He was right, people were moving! “Yes, you will dance, sway, rock, and shimmy,” Colin assured us before the event. He also shared some of his favorite Spun Sugar songs, along with insights from his conscious choice to live creatively.

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Just Push Play

UPDATE 7-14-17  “Friends” strike back against playground advocates with two supremely bitchy editorials in the Philadelphia Inquirer (ooh, someone’s got friends in high places!).

Scott Cameron again, yet! We tangled with him last year, and now he’s back with more of the same entitled rhetoric that seeks to disregard popular opinion here, and divide the community rather than compromise even a tiny bit for the common good.

Rumors fly on Facebook’s “Fallsers for McMichael Playground” group. One parent reported that a woman was spotted outside Cranky Joe’s, pulling off flyers for the meeting. Another source reported that a “Friend” (or sympathizer) has been working connections at Abbotsford Homes, trying to drum up a protest movement on the grounds that funds should be spent there instead.

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Havana Eat It All

One of the best things about Miami is the Cuban food! An addictive mix of Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines — fresh & flavorful, yet homey. Marvin Graaf’s “Miami Nights” menu hits all the highlights this July 22nd. With Jess’s magical tropical concoctions…

Alden Park’s “Miami Days & Nights” party is actually two parties on one day — with two entirely different food situations. Daytime offers a mini local food fest, with small bites from neighborhood restaurants & caterers. Then when the sun goes down, a Cuban feast comes out before us!

Marvin Graaf and his wife Jess (the duo behind Falls Taproom) have a whole menu of tempting party foods along with fruity drinks to keep the good vibes going:

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DIG THIS: East Falls Squash Star Rises this Summer

Annnnnd they’re off! Team USA’s left for the 2017 World Junior Championships in New Zealand this July 19 – 29. Big cheers for East Falls’ own Elisabeth Ross (lower left), putting her training to the test across the globe!

Catch updates on USASquash.com, or watch the live feed from Tauranga where the best Junior squash players on the planet match skills & drive for the title of World Champion. Competition is fierce, but so are Fallsers — bring it home, E! We couldn’t be more excited for Elisabeth, making history in a sport that’s so connected to our past.

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Just for Laughs

Live! Stand-up comedy showcase at Trolley Car Cafe — emceed by our favorite Stanton Street artist-slash-comedian. 

Most Fallsers remember Dan Ostrov as the local artist/fabricator on the Knotted Grotto installation for Pope Francis’ visit in 2016. Or maybe you recall how he & his wife Stephanie — who designs our printed newspaper, btw — created a pop-up playground for Falls Flea last year? He’s also a regular at East Falls Glassworks but in a completely different track altogether, Dan’s an emerging stand-up comic.

He’s also buds with some of the city’s best known stand-ups, and now he’s bringing them to East Falls for one great night of live entertainment at Trolley Car Cafe.

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