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The Resurrection of PhilaMOCA
PhilaMOCA’s Eric Bresler presents a humorous, feature-length slideshow on the closure and eventual reopening of the beloved art space.
PhilaMOCA was shut down by the Department of Licenses and Inspections in September of 2019, just a few months shy of its 10th Anniversary. After surviving, and eventually thriving, for nine years with a DIY attitude and a rarely matched level of creativity and productivity, PhilaMOCA found itself facing the inevitable byproducts of a neighborhood in the throes of rapid development. Legitimacy in the eyes of the city became a necessity to survive, but it quickly became apparent that proper zoning and an occupancy number sign to hang next to the front door weren’t attainable overnight. And thus began PhilaMOCA’s 23 month road to resurrection.
PhilaMOCA manager Eric Bresler meticulously archived the entire journey, from closure to reopening, and will now recount the whole story as a humorous, feature-length slideshow that also serves as a history of the beloved art space. Relive his endless frustrations as he navigates a maze of permits and licenses, deals with a disinterested neighborhood organization, and ultimately faces off with the Board of Building Standards (via Zoom). Things seemed pretty bleak at times, especially when the pandemic rolled around, but if this closure proved anything it’s that there are people in this city who truly care about PhilaMOCA’s programming and mission. From loving support letters to desperately needed donations, it was really the support of the public, and the skills of a few kind individuals in particular, that enabled the building to reopen.
Wondering what took us so long? Interested in finding out what is needed to open a space of your own? Still confused about who that 12-year-old kid was that took your money at the door and told you not to bring your drink outside? Come join us for the answers to these questions and many more as we salute the past while looking ahead to a newly legitimized (in the eyes of city records) future.
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Tales From David Lynch’s “Eraserhood” Tickets, Sat, Apr 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

"Philadelphia, more than any filmmaker, influenced me. It's the sickest, most corrupt, decaying, fear-ridden city imaginable."

Sat, April 26, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch–and Eraserhood–aficionado, Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

Reserve your place now: Tales From David Lynch’s “Eraserhood” Tickets, Sat, Apr 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite

The Bold Women & Beer Festival is Back at Love City Brewing! – Wooder Ice

The Bold Women & Beer Festival is Back at Love City Brewing!

The Bold Women & Beer Festival is Back at Love City Brewing! In celebration of Women’s History Month and the upcoming Bold Women & Beer Festival, prominent women of Philadelphia’s beer industry and members of the local Chapter of the Pink Boots Society, are coming together for a collaborative brew day at Triple Bottom Brewing on March 5. The […]

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Neighborhood News – Callowhill Neighborhood Association

Dear Members, Neighbors and Friends
Happy New Year !
Upcoming events in the neighborhood  – info and flyers below !
From The Delaware River Port Authority:
PATCO Franklin Square Re-Opening Community Planning Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020, ~ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – 190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor.
From State Representative Mary Isaacson:
Campaign Kick-Off !– January 23, 6-8pm 990 Spring Garden St
From Friends of the Rail Park
Lunar New Year Celebration- on the Rail Park- Saturday February 8, noon-3PM
Philly-Style Hong Kong Flower Market, Food Trucks, Coffee, Triple Bottom Brews, Philadelphia Suns and more!
The Callowhill Neighborhood Association is a proud sponsor of this event !
Callowhill Neighborhood Association
[email protected]

The Institute Craft Bar & Kitchen – Grand Opening

Dec 6 at 4 PM – Dec 7 at 2 AM

The Institute Craft Bar & Kitchen
525 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

After 1 year we are ready to resume operations again in our new spacious home. It’s been tough but we think well worth the move. Please come join us on Friday December 6th at 4pm as we open the doors and look start new memories with old and new friends. We are located at 525 N. 11th St. one block over from our old location in the recently completed Independence Lofts building. So come enjoy and see some of the great features that our new home will have to offer.

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Opening Party at The Cliffs ! + RCO meeting reminder

Hello Members, Neighbors and Friends
You are invited to the Grand Opening Party at The Cliffs at Callowhill
1010 Callowhill St. Saturday December 7, 8am- midnight !
REMINDER – RCO Zoning Meeting- Monday Dec 9, 7:30pm – Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St. 5th FlHear plans for 1201-03 Wood St.

1010 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA
   Sign up for classes, clinics + comps upon arrival. Learn more here.RSVP  SEE YOU THERE!

    Copyright © 2019, The Cliffs Climbing + Fitness. All rights reserved.
Contact Us!215.444.7625

The Cliffs at Callowhill, 1010 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, United States
Callowhill Neighborhood Association
[email protected]

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Asian Arts Initiative Community Craft and Fair

Asian Arts Initiative presents its annual holiday shopping event
Supporting Local Artists and its Youth Program

WHAT: ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE ​ invites community members to join us in our annual holiday shopping event of the year. As the only Asian American-focused holiday fair in Philadelphia, the Community Craft and Fair provides a unique opportunity to ​ shop original artwork and an array of jewelry, crafts, accessories, and more handcrafted by local artists and artisans. Alongside our community vendors, the students of the Youth Art Workshop (YAW) will be selling a new lineup of products (e.g. holiday cards, body scrubs) they have created for the event. Proceeds from student sales go back to the students and their program. Come and shop consciously with us!

WHEN: ​ Saturday, December 6th from 12 to 4 pm.

WHERE:​ On the Third Floor of Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free and Open to the Public.

WHO: ​ The Community Art and Craft Fair will showcase work from local vendors, including:

  • Art/Works
  • Sour Tiger
  • Hello Prosper
  • Love Lola Knits
  • Janette’s Cupcakes
  • Natasha Zeta
  • Stephanie Stoner
  • Threee
  • Helen ​ Sánchez Stoddard
  • Paint with Purpose
  • Tabachoy
  • Students of Youth Arts Workshop

During the fair, there will also be performances from singer Every Heard, who will play classic holiday tunes and cardistry artist, Frank Sung, who will transform a deck of cards into intricate art forms.

For more event details contact:
Cat Ramirez
[email protected]
Community Craft and Fair

Press Release Here

Urban Landscapes Artist Reception Tickets, Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite | Urban Landscapes

Bob Bruhin will also be signing copies of Walking the Eraserhood!!

Eventbrite – Bob Bruhin presents Urban Landscapes Artist Reception – Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Saxbys UPenn, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.

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