Happy National Small Business Week!

Did you know it's National Small Business week? That's right! Of course, in the Art Museum Area every week can feel like National Small Business week because we are fortunate to have healthy and growing commercial corridors all around us. Rather than a splashy event, two simple but important reminders...

Neighbors , be sure to support your small businesses this and every week. They help create the sense of vibrancy and sense of place that we all value.

Businesses , we're here to help. Whether you hit a bump in the road or are preparing to expand, visit www.fairmountcdc.org/dobusiness for a list of resources.

Now, as the weather gets warmer, and you think about your next workout, next al fresco dining night, or the next housewarming present you need to buy, #thinksmall and think about your neighborhood businesses first.

Kevin Moran
Executive Director
Fairmount CDC
Neighborhood Developments
Sun, Arts, and Friends at the 2018 Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl
Photo by Maggie Loesch

Thank you to everyone who visited, participated, and supported this year's Farimount Avenue Arts Crawl. Together we celebrated the kick off to spring with friends, neighbors, visitors and tons of great art. Special thank you to our sponsors, including: Univest, Girard College, State Farm - Adam Hutcheon, Green Mountain Energy, and Retro Fitness.

Introducing Sips + Samples

Help us finish the fiscal year in a strong position, while meeting new friends and neighbors. Enjoy an evening of delicious bourbon sips and tasty food samples at 2637brew. Learn about the bold flavors of various bourbon varieties and about important work being done in the community. Guests will enjoy four one-ounce pours of bourbon (of different varieties) and an inspired food pairing for each pour. All proceeds benefit the neighborhood improvement work of Fairmount CDC! To learn more, and purchase your tickets, click here.
GAMBA Happenings
Check out these deals, offers and events from local businesses!

Bar Hygge

Bar Hygge's outdoor seating is ready and waiting for you! Our happy hour runs Monday thru Friday from 4-6:30pm. Draft beer and wine are 25% off, plus there is a 3 item Hygge board for $10. Hygge is also taking reservations for Mother's Day. Call 215.765.2274 to make a reservation.

Best in Show Grooming

The fleas are coming, the fleas are coming

Fleas love this warmer, wet weather. Get your pets on a flea and tick prevention regimen, stat. If needed, call us at 267 514-7991 to schedule an all natural citrus-based flea and tick bath. Your pet will be flea free and smell like oranges. Yummy!  Follow us on IG @bestinshowbarreltown.

Cerulean Arts

May exhibitions at Cerulean Arts include "Beyond Time and Place" featuring paintings by Michael Smith and Karen Stabenow plus five solo exhibitions by Collective Members Fran Lightman Gibson, Jack Ramsdale, Jeanne O'Shell, Stephanie Rogers and Ruth Wolf.  Check our website for all the details at ceruleanarts.com

Crime & Punishment Brewing Co.

In May we will be hosting a fundraiser on May 10th for The Monkey & Elephant.  We will also be participating in a fundraiser for Smith Playground on May 23rd. We will also be joining Inquirer restaurant critic Craig Laban at the annual Brewvitational at the Reading Terminal Market on May 2nd.  Be sure to join us!

Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Whether you are interested in buying, selling, investing, renting or just want to stay updated on the Philadelphia real estate market, we have all the resources & tools you need to help prepare you for a great real estate experience and to guide you in the process. 
eastern state penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

The Searchlight Series
Join Eastern State Penitentiary for The Searchlight Series on Tuesday, May 1. Marla Davis Bellamy of Philadelphia CeaseFire will discuss addressing violence as a public health issue. This free discussion is part of Eastern State's series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. To learn more, visit EasternState.org/events .

Reception for the 2018 Season
Eastern State Penitentiary hosts a changing series of exhibits and artist installations as part of its ongoing programming. Join them on May 4 as they celebrate the 2018 season with a free after-hours reception! You'll have the chance to preview new artist installations and meet the artists themselves. To learn more, visit   EasternState.org/events .

191FREE0 Neighbor Days
Eastern State Penitentiary invites our neighbors residing in the 19130 zip code to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. The next Neighbor Day is Sunday, May 13. Complimentary admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, history exhibits, artist installations, and more.

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Logan Square

Brighten mom's day! $10 off Mother's Day Spa Gift Cards, plus save $20 on spa packages. Member offer: Purchase $100 in gift cards at low member pricing and receive a free $20 gift card for yourself. Restrictions apply, see spa for details. 

Mindful Stress & Anxiety Management Center

Mindful Stress & Anxiety Management Center is pleased to announce the start of our DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group. The group meets on Fridays @ 12 noon. Please visit our website @ www.anxietyocdbala.com for more information about the group, as well as our OCD support group and as always our 8 week Mindfulness class. Looking forward to meeting you.

The Monkey & The Elephant Cafe

May is Foster Care Awareness Month
Join The Monkey & The Elephant May 31 from 6-9PM at Saxby's Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut, for a trivia night fundraiser featuring open bar, prizes, and silent auction items from The Flyers, local restaurants, services, artists & more! $30 to register online, $35 at the door. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y839u6xb


Dance this summer at Sound Space Performing Arts
Half and full day dance camps starting June 11
6-week recreational session from June 19-August 1
Stay moving this summer!

Sulimay's Hair Design

Sulimay's Hair Design is a Hair Studio for Men & Women. Our Professional Stylists will customize the perfect look for your lifestyle. We specialize in Haircutting, Barbering, Color Placement, Formal Styling, Blowouts, Brazilian Blowout, Makeup Artistry & Facial Waxing. Like us on Facebook Sulimay's Hair Design, IG @Sulimays_Hair_Philly_ Manayunk,  www.sulimayshair.com   


Uhuru Furniture's May Sale!
Celebrating African Liberation Month
20% off all tables & chairs, "Bargain Buys" - Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Thru May 31st
New items daily * Low prices * Delivery available

Very Real Estate - Kristie Bergey

Is living at home getting difficult for you or a loved one? Come learn about all the options. Kristie Bergey will present options for staying in your home or what it could look like to down size or move into a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Wednesday, April 18, 5:00PM at the Fairmount CDC offices (2837 W. Girard Avenue).

Yoga Habit

Where would we be without moms in this world? All moms practice FREE on Mothers Day to show our gratitude! Catch Power Yoga 101 on May 12th to learn the basics. More fun things coming as the weather warms up like a yoga and surf beach day this summer! yogahabit.com to learn more!

Tag your photos using #FairmountForever on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! 

"It was a pleasure discussing small business successes, challenges, and support in the Art Museum Area today with U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Rep. Donna Bullock."

Community Causes
Celebrate Love your Park Week at Lemon Hill!
Making Headlines
Philadelphia Business Journal
It closed earlier this year, which means two Fairmount stalwarts - the other being Rembrandt's - were taken out of the neighborhood's thriving community and dining scene. That's no longer the case.

The Philadelphia Tribune
As the sounds of women talking and hair dryers blowing filled her salon, Streak of Blu, Turner said vacant storefronts have been replaced with a busier, safer, more highly trafficked business district as more middle-income and business professionals have moved in.
Last year, I joined a group of strangers walking up Ridge Avenue from Francisville into Sharswood. We traveled along blocks churned through Philly's recent building boom, into the heart of an ongoing urban renewal project. We walked through the city's past, looking at shuttered storefronts and vacant lots that were once record shops and clubs. 
Lemon Hill, if it's known in Philadelphia, is not known as a symbol of imperial colonialism tinged with traces of racism and violence.  Situated on the bluff overlooking the Schuylkill, Boathouse Row, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it is perhaps most famous as the  historic Fairmount Park mansion restored from dilapidation by legendary museum director Fiske Kimball,  who lived in the house for nearly 30 years.

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