Info: Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2015 – Epic Press Release

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 11, 2015,
from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and
Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage
with live music, runway fashion show, design showcase installation,
family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food,
beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors
participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.

 “Old City Fest highlights our region’s premier arts and design district,
showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers,
galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture,”

said Old City
District’s Executive Director, Job Itzkowitz. “Old City Fest was
designed to be different. The city has tons of amazing
neighborhood-based festivals with food, drink and music. We wanted to
take that one step farther and celebrate all that makes America’s most
historic square mile unique. We curated the event to give Old City’s
merchants, artists, makers and creative community a platform to shine
for the region.”

 From its historic past to its artful present to its tech future, Old
City is the place to be! Look for vibrant and diverse offerings that
make the neighborhood the historic gem of Philadelphia. Old City staples
lining the streets will include Buddakan, Continental, Franklin
Fountain, Old City Coffee, Sassafras, Center for Art in Wood, Clay
Studio, Smak Parlour, Third Street Habit
. Start-ups and newer businesses
will include 2nd Story Brewing Co, High Street on Market, E-Moderne
Gallerie, Philadelphia Independents, Momo’s Tree House, Philly Tour Hub,
Scout Salvage & Vintage.
Mark your calendar, tell your friends and
come prepared for a festival unlike any other. For a full list of
activities, vendors, schedules and other information, see below or

 The lineup of Old City restaurants showcases the wide variety of styles
and flavors while highlighting some of the best food and drinks. With
over 20 food vendors setting up shop for the festival there is something
for everyone. (* New to Old City Fest for 2015.)

2nd Story Brewing Co *
Big A– Slices *
Buddakan *
Cuba Libre
Festival Food *
Franklin Fountain
High Street on Market
ICI Macarons & Café *
Khyber Pass Pub *
Lucha Cartel
Mama’s Meatballs LLC
National Mechanics
Old City Coffee
Positano Coast
Rocket Fizz *
Roe *
Sassafras *
Tartes *
United By Blue
Wedge + Fig

 The Design Showcase, as part of DesignPhiladelphia, opens during Old
City Fest and runs through October 16, 2015 at The Center for Art in
Wood (141 N. 3rd). Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design will create actual
room settings using an eclectic array of furnishings, objects and art
exclusively from Old City shops and galleries. Visit

showroom hours and more information. Free admission. Hours: Sunday,
October 11th, 12:00pm to 6:00pm; Monday, October 12th through Friday,
October 16, 2015, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Biello Martin Studio
Bulthaup Studio
Center for Art in Wood
Dane Decor
E-Moderne Gallerie
Gallery 51
Grossman Furniture
Jonathan Adler
Larry Becker
Mode Moderne
More Than Old
Old City Jewish Arts Center
Pentimenti Gallery
Petit Jardin en Ville
Philadelphia Independents
Roche Bobois
Scarlett Alley
The Clay Studio
Tribal Home
Wexler Gallery


Philadelphia Independents is sponsoring
Independents Row, a special designated area featuring Old City artists
and makers. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd
Street in front of 35 N. 3rd Street. Independents Row will include:

As the Crow Flies
Exit 343 Design
The Golden Hen
Olliver Lifestyle
Philadelphia Independents
Saffron Creations
Stanley, Chester & Albert
Stitch Prism
Threet Ceramics
Urban Works Textiles
Zoet Bathlatier


Old City Fest hosts two fashion shows this year at
2:30pm and 3:30pm at Third/Cherry streets, featuring the works of
students from MADE Studios, styles from Smak Parlour’s new fall
collection and looks by US*U.S.! Sound artist Rucyl will DJ the runway.
Makeup and hair styled by Lakshmi Hair Studio and featuring models from
Wilhelmina Philadelphia. Meet with the students and learn more about the
studio after the show. 


The family fun zone will feature performances
from the Arden Theater, Music Monkey Jungle and many more. American
Heritage Chocolate, a division of Mars Chocolate, will present the
history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House.
Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that Betsy Ross and their
ancestors did! Check in as special guests will visiting throughout the
day. You might recognize some of America’s most famous neighbors!

1:00pm – Performances by students from the Arden Drama School
2:00pm – Performances by students from the Philadelphia Dance Academy
3:00pm – Storytime and crafts with local children’s author, Monica Carnesi
4:00pm – Dance party with Music Monkey Jungle
5:00pm – The Give and Take Jugglers

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. will also provide colonial games and a Once
Upon A Nation storytelling bench in the Family Fun Zone. Visitors will
learn about our nation’s history through the award winning, energetic,
and interactive Once Upon A Nation storytelling program. They’ll hear
fascinating tales of our nation’s history that did not make it into the
history books.


Old City Fest will feature live
performances from the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Polkadelphia and more
on the main stage throughout the day. Plus, street performances from
Opera on Tap, the largest network of operatic performing artists in the
country. They take a local, grassroots and fun approach to community
outreach in the name of the art form. Opera on Tap Philly is the newest
chapter of the national organization that brings opera to
non-traditional spaces and places – anywhere but concert halls and opera
houses. (See additional street performances under Family Fun Zone.)

Red Hot Ramblers – 1:00pm to 2:00pm (stage)
Opera on Tap – 2:00pm to 5:00pm (street)
Polkadelphia – 2:45pm to 3:45pm (stage)
West Philadelphia Orchestra – 4:30pm to 6:00pm (stage)


more info, visit, tweet @oldcitydistrict or call (215) 592-7929.
Old City Fest is produced by Old City District with support from major
sponsors Xfinity, Mighty Engine, Kaiserman Company, Colonial Penn Life
Insurance, More FM and Where Magazine, plus other sponsors and

I’ll be photographing this event and I hope to see you there.

Kory Aversa
Aversa PR & Events

Brett Mapp
Old City District
(215) 592-7929