Discover Lansdowne

May 12, 2016 | Newsletter #107 | visit the LEDC online at
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Tomorrow: Free Movie in Hoffman Park
Lansdowne Parks and Recreation presents a free showing of The Sandlot, the classic coming-of-age baseball story set in 1960s suburbia. The movie begins at 8:30 pm but feel free to arrive early for a picnic in the park. Bring blankets and low-height chairs and enjoy an evening of entertainment under the stars!

Memorial Day 5K, Parade
While it's too late for free race shirts and early bird rates, there's still time to sign up to take part in the 10th Annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K. This Saturday, May 14, is the final day for online registration; day-of-race registration begins at 6:30 am. Join 300+ runners through the historic neighborhoods of Lansdowne. The USA Track and Field-certified race begins at 7:45 am on Monday, May 30, and will be followed by the Memorial Day parade beginning at 9 am.

Call for Artists - Applications Due May 15
We are now accepting artist/maker applications for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival which will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from noon to 6 pm on Lansdowne Avenue. This event grew out of (and will now replace) the Lansdowne Arts Festival, a perennial favorite arts and music event in Lansdowne. This new and exciting outdoor arts festival is expected to draw more than 2,500 people to our historic downtown for an all-day festival of arts, crafts, music, food trucks, and more.

We are expanding not only the location of the festival, but also the look. We hope to feature some new, exciting, unique artists. The Call For Artists has just gone out and applications are due May 15th. Please share and help us really make this festival something fantastic!

Animal Friends of Lansdowne Yard Sale
Animal Friends of Lansdowne presents its annual benefit yard sale this Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm at 33 East Greenwood Avenue. Donations of gently-used household items will be greatly appreciated and may be dropped off on the porch at the above address through tomorrow (Friday). No clothing or older televisions, please. All proceeds go to the care and feeding of rescued animals in our community. Rain date is Sunday, May 15.

Plant Exchange and Ardmore Avenue School Beautification
Dig up your hostas, daylillies, coreopsis, and other overgrown perennials to exchange them with neighbors on Sunday, May 15! This botanical bartering bonanza takes place at the Ardmore Avenue Elementary School, where leftover and donated plants will be used to spruce up the school grounds. Drop off plants from 8:30 am to 10 am; the plant exchange runs from 9 to 11 am. Volunteers are welcome to help plant perennials and clean up the school grounds from 8:30 am to 1 pm. For more information please email

Live in Lansdowne? Free Admission to Art Museum - May 21-22
Next weekend, Lansdowne residents are invited to enjoy free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The bonus freebie (available to anyone with a 19050 zip code) is offered in conjunction with the InsideOut exhibit at outdoor locations throughout Lansdowne through July 15. For details, please visit

Farmers Market Opens May 28; Look for Fresh Picks!
We're just over two weeks away from the start of the Lansdowne Farmers Market's 2016 season, which means that this will be the last edition of Discover Lansdowne to hit your inbox for a while. In two weeks, we'll return with the seasonal debut of Fresh Picks, the market-focused weekly newsletter featuring a healthy dose of local happenings. Look for plenty of market news and more in two weeks!

In addition to the wonderful goings-on listed in the column at left, don't miss these upcoming events:

Penn Wood High School Art Show and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, free
Penn Wood High School Green Avenue Campus auditorium, 100 Green Avenue, Lansdowne

Lansdowne Folk Club presents Vance Gilbert with David Jacobs-Strain
Thursday, May 19, 7:30 pm; $20
Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue

Lansdowne Friends School May Fair
Games, crafts, jumble sale, face-painting, food, live music
Saturday, May 21, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
110 N. Lansdowne Avenue

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Poetry and artwork by David P. Kozinski
Presented by Mad Poets Society
Sunday, May 22, 2:00 pm
Regency Cafe, 29 N. Lansdowne Avenue

Lansdowne Farmers Market Opening Day
Saturday, May 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
30 N. Lansdowne Avenue

The Tenth Annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K
Monday, May 30, 7:45 am start
Register online

Lansdowne Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28, 9:00 am
starts at N. Lansdowne Ave. and E. Lacrosse

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