Parks & Rec To Activate Spaces With Mobile Bar & Garden Program

 

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's pop-up beer garden at Eakin's Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Photo: M. Fischetti, for Visit Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s pop-up beer garden at Eakin’s Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Photo: M. Fischetti, for Visit Philadelphia

  • The Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting proposals from established food vendors to operate what it is calling the Mobile Food and Beverage Garden Program, says Michael Klein. From June through October, the itinerant vendor will set up shop at numerous public spaces across the city, selling food, beer, wine, and liquor with the aim to “introduce residents to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s incredible, and often unknown, assets in a fun and engaging way.”
  • On Monday night the last community meeting was held at Mt. Airy’s Lovett Memorial Library prior to its closing on April 1 for a year-and-a-half of renovations, reports NewsWorks’s Emily Brooks. “We understand it’s going to be an inconvenience,” admitted the Free Library’s Joe Benford, who had sought to set up a temporary location in the meantime. “But in the long run we are hopeful and excited to see Lovett become one of the premiere neighborhood libraries in Philadelphia.”
  • Come spring, the Ta­cony-Dis­ston Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Dis­trict will likely receive official designation as a Na­tion­al His­tor­ic Dis­trict, reports the Northeast Times. “North­east Phil­adelphia has been known for its hard-work­ing, middle-class fam­il­ies that have been drivers of the re­gion­al eco­nomy for more than a cen­tury,” said state senator John Sabat­ina Jr. “This re­cog­ni­tion af­firms the re­gion’s place in his­tory.”
  • Starting this fall, about 90 fifth grade students, mostly from Samuel Powel Elementary, will move their studies over to Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships at 35th & Spring Garden in Mantua, the School District announced yesterday. After two years there, West Philly Local reports that this inaugural batch of students of the Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS) will have a new building constructed for them on the site of the old University City High School and Drew Elementary School near 38th & Filbert Streets.
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