People’s Poetry Festival in Vernon Park this Saturday!

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A Message from Supreme Dow, Executive Director of the Black Writers Museum:
 
This festival promises to be uplifting, yet relaxing for the whole family. We have an all star lineup of poetry and jazz, and I am sure you will enjoy the festivities, as a robust vendor marketplace will help to adorn the beautiful park scene. 
 
This year we are honoring poet, professor, civil rights activist and Black Arts Movement icon, Askia Toure with the “Living Legend of Poetry” award, and we are fortunate to have sister Sonia Sanchez help us in presenting this award. Live jazz will be provided by the Oliver Lake Organ Quartet and the Dahi Divine Quartet. The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and the Tye’ Himba Drum Ensemble featuring Muhammad Silla from Guinea, Africa will add on some positive rhythms that will move the soul. We look forward to a very big and beautiful day in the park. I hope you can make it.
 
Supreme D. Dow
Executive Director
Black Writers Museum
Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
 
 
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Become a Friend of Vernon Park this Fall!

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We, the Friends of Vernon Park, consider Vernon Park to be a vital asset to our community with a rich history and bright future. If you are motivated  to work for positive change in Vernon Park, please join us as a member or simply attend a meeting! Together as a community in partnership with our elected officials, we can accomplish great things.

Our next Meeting will be held Monday, September 8 from 6-7:30 in the Center in the Park. Our next gardening day in the Park is Wednesday, September 10th from 10:00 am – noon.

We always appreciate volunteers coming out to join in the work and welcome your enthusiasm.

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“Thunderstruck” postponed due to Weather

See you next week, August 8 (if the weather is good) for our finale movie in the Park!

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Join TTF and FoVP for a Rain Garden Tour before Oldies in the Park!

This Wednesday, join experts in the rain garden to learn about how naturally beautiful stormwater management can be!

 

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Summer Events!

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Philly SoulStock Festival 2014: July 6//Free & Family Friendly!

Photo: Friends & Neighbors, Join us for a very special, free & family friendly, live music event on Sunday, July 6, 2014!</p><br /><br /> <p>THE REBIRTH OF PHILLY MUSIC! Philly SoulStock Grand Slam Festival 2014 is an annual 'Musicians' festival featuring Musicians from the old to the new all on one stage playing all genres of Music. This event is a partnership of musical forces between The Grand Slam Jam, a elite musicians shed held every Wednesday in Philadelphia, hosted by Stanley P. Brisbon, Brett Jolly, Sideby Sol. The festival will also feature the areas most polished vocalist and spoken word lyricist. Sound, Staging & backline will be provided by Nu Millennium Audio Visual Systems.</p><br /><br /> <p>Also, there will be a Moon Bounce, Face Painting & FREE water ice for the children!</p><br /><br /> <p>LOCATION : Vernon Park, Germantown & Price Street, Phila, PA 19144.</p><br /><br /> <p>This event is sponsored by Friends of Vernon Park, The Grand Slam Jam Band, S-Factor, NM-AVS and Divine Toddler Daycare.</p><br /><br /> <p>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203554930449452&set=gm.252328548291797&type=1&theater

Friends & Neighbors, Join us for a very special, free & family friendly, live music event on Sunday, July 6, 2014!

THE REBIRTH OF PHILLY MUSIC! Philly SoulStock Grand Slam Festival 2014 is an annual ‘Musicians’ festival featuring Musicians from the old to the new all on one stage playing all genres of Music. This event is a partnership of musical forces between The Grand Slam Jam, a elite musicians shed held every Wednesday in Philadelphia, hosted by Stanley P. Brisbon, Brett Jolly, Sideby Sol. The festival will also feature the areas most polished vocalist and spoken word lyricist. Sound, Staging & backline will be provided by Nu Millennium Audio Visual Systems.

Also, there will be a Moon Bounce, Face Painting & more!

LOCATION : Vernon Park, Germantown & Price Street, Phila, PA 19144.

This event is sponsored by Friends of Vernon Park, The Grand Slam Jam Band, S-Factor, NM-AVS and Divine Toddler Daycare.

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2014 Summer Movies in the Park: Mark your Calendars!

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