Italian National Day Festival
Filitalia International & Foundation will host an Italian National Day celebration and festival on East Passyunk Avenue between Mifflin and Moore streets in South Philadelphia. There will be live music, Italian food vendors including Mamma Maria, specialty cocktails, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, and a spaghetti eating contest. This event is free and rain or shine! On the same day, East Passyunk Avenue will also kick off Philly Beer Week with a full 15-hour day of craft beer events!
1834 E. Passyunk Ave.
Sunday, June 2, noon to 7 p.m.
Starting June 2, Brooklyn Flea is launching a new weekly market with 100 vendors in Philadelphia at The Piazza in Northern Liberties. Like the original Brooklyn Flea, the Philly market will feature top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture; vintage clothing; collectibles and antiques; a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans and designers, and delicious fresh food.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 N. Hancock St.
Starting Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Irish Festival celebrates all of Ireland’s cultural gems, from music to dancing to food. This special event will feature notable Irish musicians, famous dance schools, bagpipers, and of course, traditional foods like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Craft vendors will also be on site, selling authentic and traditional Irish goods.
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard
Sunday, June 2, noon to 8 p.m.
Philly Cycling Classic
From the Manayunk Wall to the last USPRO title awarded here in 2005, Philadelphia is featured prominently in the history of cycling in the United States. The goal of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is to bring renewed energy, fresh ideas and passionate leadership to start a new tradition and establish a new identity for Philadelphia in professional cycling. The 12-mile circuit will begin and end at Lyceum Avenue in Manayunk, the top of the famed Manayunk Wall. Cyclists will travel through Manayunk as well as East Falls, Kelly Drive and Fairmount Park. The women’s race will be in the morning, and the men’s race will be in the early afternoon. The winner of each will win $30,000. Fans will see the peloton more often and have the opportunity to watch in various locations. No longer will the excitement of the Wall be detached from the thrill of the finish line — they will be one and the same. Fans will be able to scream encouragement at cyclists as they agonize up the Wall to the finish line at the top.
Various locations in Manayunk
Sunday, June 2, starting at 7:15 a.m.
MRAC Art Market
June’s “Art Market” at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center coincides with Philadelphia’s annual bicycle race featuring the Manayunk Wall. The show will feature three-dimensional artwork by members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Artists’ Co-op, including ceramics, jewelry and sculptures. There will also be outdoor display tables and a large canvas available for members of the public to create their own expressive signatures.
419 Green Lane
Sunday, June 2, noon to 5 p.m.