A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
A daylong celebration of the 52 Street corridor’s historic legacy as a center for black-owned businesses. Including food, music, local and international vendors, and activities for the whole family, the Marketplace aims to set the stage for collaborations that will promote a sovereign society and to engage sustainable economic development opportunities in West Philadelphia and around the world.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fair-Amount Food Forest invites Philadelphia communities to help plan and design a future public resource for food, education, and entertainment. Join us for a day-long program that includes a film screening, a community design workshop with Robyn Mello, and public dialogues on open harvest community gardens, land access, and cultural wisdom embodied and borrowed in permaculture, sustainable land management, and self-reliance.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come honor the experiences and actions of the Nicetown/Tioga community at the dedication of the public memorial entitled, “Memorial to loss: Freedom in a Carceral State.” This memorial will be dedicated in honor of the local community who have experienced deep, extensive, and sustained loss due to mass incarceration.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Urban Creators hosts open house volunteer days the second Saturday of the month. Dress for the weather and the dirt. We recommend you bring water and a snack.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What did Kensington look like in the past? And how has it changed? Local artist Betty Leacraft unveils her latest quilt, commissioned by Philadelphia Assembled, which will display the passage of time through archival images of the Kensington neighborhood. This event will also feature storyteller Denise Valentine, who will present "Neighborhood Histories, Unforgetting and Reconnecting: The Master Narratives", a series of stories emerging from her archival research into oral histories and folklore, with connections to Philadelphia neighborhoods and ancestral homelands.
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us at Hoodstock, an annual celebration of life, living, and innovation in North Philadelphia. Hosted since 2014, Hoodstock is designed to bring together local allies, stakeholders, artists, entrepreneurs, and leaders to celebrate the legacy of our community, amplify youth voices, and provide a platform for local innovation, art, and urban creation.