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East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned shops and restaurants, is holding its first Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale of the year, an all-day affair of shopping locally made goods, vintage finds, and more throughout the Avenue’s bevy of shops and boutiques, on Saturday, May 13 from morning ’til night, this go-around focused on Stars and Stripes Revue, a Veteran’s fundraiser event held at the Singing Fountain from 12 – 4pm.
Designed to showcase everything East Passyunk Avenue has to offer, the Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale will feature a rotating line-up of live music and entertainment, and provide locals and tourists alike with a unique opportunity to browse a variety of of highly curated, hand-picked wares including great gifting items, vintage clothing, handmade accessories, bespoke artwork, and so much more. The revival falls just one day prior to Mother’s Day, allowing for last minute gifting at boutiques, gifts and goods retailers, plant shops, salons, and more, with businesses spanning Nice Things Handmade, Occasionette, Latchkey, August Moon Co., Good Buy Supply, and Urban Jungle.
Occurring on Saturday, May 13, East Passyunk Avenue’s landmark Singing Fountain (intersection of 11th and Tasker Streets)will be the site of aperformance of Stars and Stripes Revue, a show in the style of the USO camp shows of World War II-era America, by Envoute: Magic and Burlesque from 12 – 4pm. Every May, Envoute raises funds for WMGK’s Veteran Radiothon that in-turn benefits the Veteran’s Multi-Service Center of Philadelphia. Attendance is free, but donations are encouraged.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 160+ independently owned shops and restaurants that perfectly balance the best of old and new. East Passyunk is a mile-long continuously walkable corridor mixing boutique shopping, world-class cuisine, and world-famous cheese steaks, with trendy shops, handmade arts, and popular events. More than 50 eateries offer a diverse array of dining options, from authentic traditional Italian, to fine contemporary American, to Mexican, Asian, gastropubs and more, including many regulars on Philly’s top best-of lists. Centered around the beautiful Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor is a South Philly gem.