The community is invited to a launch party for the Pretzel Park Farmers Market on May 22.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Manayunk-Roxborough Food Co-Op organization will run a farmers market in Pretzel Park.
The Manayunk Neighborhood Council announced on Wednesday that there are currently plans to run a Farmers Market out of Pretzel Park starting on May 25. Plans suggest that the market would run every Saturday starting May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The same people that are trying to start a food co-op in the Manayunk-Roxborough area will run the farmers market. Residents can get a preview of the kinds of goods that will be sold at the Farmers Market during the Main Street Festival on April 13.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Halloween celebrated in Manayunk.
Before Hurricane Sandy descended on the East Coast, it was a simpler time. On Saturday, days before the uncharacteristic October storm hit the Delaware Valley, residents gathered at Pretzel Park for the inaugural Fall Festival. Kids, parents and pets alike paraded around the Manayunk park, in addition to a stroll on Main Street. Live musicians, face-painting and fall related events dotted the day. Here, a pet parade, with costumed owners, too, is seen at Pretzel Park.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Main Street to close Saturday morning; Pretzel Park festival set for afternoon.
Although the threat from Hurricane Sandy looms, Halloween festivities in Manayunk should progress Saturday. The Oct. 27 before Halloween brings many activities to the area on and beyond Main Street—including a temporary shut down of the thoroughfare and fall festival at Pretzel Park. Three big events are set for Saturday in Manayunk. 1. The Hallow Yunk 5k invites runners to hit Main Street for a costume race. Organized by the Bryn Mawr Running Co., the race benefits DePaul Catholic School and starts at 9 a.m. Main Street will be closed to traffic from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. 2. Trick-or-Treat along Main Street—Merchants from Manayunk shops invite kids to stop by for daytime trick-or-treating. Doors marked with a fall display will …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Manayunk park hosts First Friday event starting at 6 p.m.
The Friends of Pretzel Park close their First Friday summer concert series with one fall jam Oct. 5 in Manayunk. Live to the Pretzel Park stage week are two local bands—Harper and Zorro Gato. The free concert starts at 6 p.m. and goes along with the First Friday events happening on Main Street below. According to the Pretzel Park website, Harper is a four-piece blues rock band and Zorro Gato performs "a funky brand of blues-rock that is not afraid to explore new territories." Check out the Zorro Gato cover of The Cure and (more recently) 311 hit, "Love Song." And be sure to mark your calendars for the Oct. 27 Pretzel Park Fall Festival. Find out more concert information at the park's website here.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Park cleanup leads up to Manayunk First Friday concert.
The Friends of Pretzel Park continue its neighborhood outreach effort with a park cleanup and free concert Friday in Manayunk. The park, located at 4300 Silverwood St., invites residents out at 3:30 p.m. for a cleanup Sept. 7, followed by live music from Cris and Lou, running from 6 to 8 p.m. Manayunk Neighborhood Council member David Bass reports "participation is up" at the park, and said young mothers have become very involved in the cleaning and greening initiative. On Friday, volunteers will to clean out the flower bed at the park's corner, near Rector and Cresson streets. This initiative is part of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society's Green Machine project, and leads up to a planting, scheduled for Oct. 20. In addition, MNC …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Charter school to cleanup Pretzel Park Saturday.
Manayunk has a reputation for young renters. On Saturday, the neighborhood will get a chance to meet several hundred new, school-aged, tenants at a park cleanup event. As the Green Woods Charter School temporarily moves into the former St. John's and St. Mary's Catholic schools, the environmentally conscious facility will host a Pretzel Park cleanup Saturday so residents and the school community can introduce themselves to each other. "We connected with the Friends of Pretzel Park on their big day, and we wanted to be able to show our support for the community with the school," Green Woods CEO Jean Wallace said. The city holds its annual "Love Your Park" day May 12, with cleanups and community events scheduled throughout Philadelphia. New …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Monthly Manayunk arts event premiers May 4.
With the intention of further linking Main Street with Pretzel Park, a new concert series launches at Manayunk's First Friday. The Friends of Pretzel Park invite neighbors to bring their lawn chairs to the Manayunk park Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., as the first event of a monthly summer concert series debuts. Musician James Klueh will take the stage at the free show, performing with Chrissie Loftus. The singer/songwriter recently released "Soulicana Express." Visit his website for more info. The event kicks off the first of several concerts through the summer month as part of First Friday. Check out these other First Friday events happening on or around Main Street May 4. The Wall—Indoor Cycling Studio 100 Levering St. The new athletic …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Community Design Collaborative works to align Main Street with park and towpath.
Plans to update Pretzel Park strike a different tone with Community Design Collaborative volunteer landscape architect Jesse Forrester that other modernization projects do. "At first we thought, 'Well, Pretzel Park is already great. Why do you need to change it?' It gets a lot of use from the neighborhood," he said. However, further discussions allowed a greater potential to emerge. "As we spent more time on it, we thought that this is a prime location to bring the crowd on Main Street into the neighborhood in a positive way." The Manayunk Development Corporation brought the project to the CDC in an effort to link Pretzel Park with Main Street and the Manayunk Canal Towpath. Forrester, through the firm Jonathan Alderson Landscape …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The MNC discussed the park's spring line-up at its meeting Wednesday.
Although the weather outside is getting frightful, the Manayunk Neighborhood Council is already thinking spring. The civic association discussed some activities that could be planned for Pretzel Park in the spring with a $1,000 activities grant it received. "We know we want to have a music program and work on the dog park," Kevin Smith, the council's president said at its meeting Wednesday, but he left the rest of the brainstorming up to meeting attendees. Other ideas that came out of the meeting included a flea market, movie night and concert series. "We need to get organized," Smith said, adding that the council is looking for people to volunteer at spring events as well as donate their time to planning and organizing. Planning, Smith …