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- ✨🌌🔮Good morning beautiful friends🎷🎶💚🌿🌿🌳💚☮️ Today! 6:15pm • via @phillytruce 5800 Germantown Ave today 6:00pm Come out and talk with us about how you can get involved. @gtown_infohub @gtownmasjidoffical @friendsofvernonparkWhat a fun IRL meeting this week! Technology is helpful in a lot of ways but you can’t pet sweet pups (💚 u Carmela!) on Zoom :::: 🌿🌳✨Thankful for clear skies! Join us this evening, ‘Under the Shady Old Tree’ for our first in-person meeting in nearly 18 months! 6-7pm, BYO chair/blanket. All are welcome! Sign up for our monthly newsletter mailing list at friendsofvernonpark.org for future meeting details & updates. 🌿💚🌿💛☮️ 🎷🎺🥁mark your calendars 📆 and get your dancing shoes ready! @blackwritersmuseum ‘s legendary #peoplespoetryandjazzfestival returns to Vernon Park Sat. August 21!🌳🎶Germantown (and beyond) check this out from @monument_lab:
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
Black Writers Museum
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
“Writers are the Narrators of History”