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InLiquid’s Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style art sale that gives art lovers the chance to meet the artists, see their work firsthand, and begin or add to their art collections without breaking the bank — all in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Art for the Cash Poor traditionally brings together a group of talented fine artists, designers and crafters from the emerging and up-and-coming to the established. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore some of the city’s fresh local cuisine with Philadelphia’s new “Gastro Food Trucks” as well as sample some of the local music scene.
Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St.
Saturday-Sunday, June 8-9, noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: pay as you go
Annual Festival De Bambulae
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) is hosting the Festival de Bambulaé, an annual vibrant, colorful garden celebration on June 15. The event features amazing Puerto Rican food, Bomba dancing and dance lessons, art, and artisans. Our 2013 Festival de Bambulaé is going to be extra special because it’s our 40th birthday party! Join us in this unforgettable celebration of the past, present and future of our beautiful Norris Square Neighborhood as we honor Founder Natalie Kempner and Founding Artist Indigo Raffel, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, and Long-time Board Members Blaine Bonham and Sylvia Metzler!
Las Parcelas Gardens, 2240 N. Palethorp St.
Saturday June 15, 4-8 p.m.
Cost: $10 for ages 5-18, $20 for ages 19 and over
2013 LGBT PrideDay Parade and Festival
Gay pride events are typically held in June to commemorate the Stonewall Inn riots, which occurred in June 1969 and marked the beginning of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement. There are currently over 350 worldwide gay pride events, each unique to its location, and this is quintessentially Philadelphian in flavor. The logo for the 2013 Philadelphia PrideDay is a silver medallion representing the 25th anniversary of coordinating the LGBT Pride Parade and Festival for the Delaware Valley. This is the largest networking event for the LGBT community of Greater Philadelphia.
Parade starts at 13th and Locust streets, festival at Penn’s Landing
Sunday, June 9, noon
Cost: parade is free, festival is $10
Sixth annual West Park Arts Fest
West Park Cultural Center is proud to present the sixth annual West Park Arts Fest Saturday, June 8, with the theme “Friends Across Cultures.” The festival will celebrate and feature the richness of art and culture in Philadelphia and the resources that reside in the Fairmount Park Centennial District. This free public event brings together more than 30 arts, cultural, nature, science and community organizations from West Philadelphia and across the city to make a truly unique event in Philadelphia.
Fairmount Park, West Park
Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
One of University City’s greatest events, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, brings thousands out for an evening of deals, dining and more. This year, the Stroll will ring in and close out the summer season with dates in June and September. Along Baltimore Avenue, from 42nd to 50th streets, new and longstanding merchants will open their doors and offer deals for a dollar. This event has had increased attendance each year, growing to 20,000 visitors in 2012. With the continued growth of this vibrant and diverse small-business corridor and the popularity of this event, this year is sure to be another huge hit.
Baltimore Avenue between 42nd and 50th streets
Thursday, June 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: pay as you go