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24 Jul2nd Open Mic Night at Ile Ife Park was a Success!

Last Thursday, Kwasi hosted his 2nd Open Mic Night as a part of his creative power residency project....

Last Thursday, Kwasi hosted his 2nd Open Mic Night as a part of his creative power residency project. The night was incredibly successful! Local emcee Mike Raw and guests opened the show by rapping a few of their songs. Also, the Urban Shamans jammed with us all night. They shared a few of their powerful songs and also provided a few instrumentals for rappers and spoken word poets. Over 50 people came out to the historic Ile Ife Park and from small children to the elderly, the night was warm and overflowing with creative power. (Photos by Heidi Roland)

 

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21 JunStorytelling Block Party Recap – Photos + Audio

The Every Zip Storytelling Block Party was a beautiful day of sharing and listening to narratives of...

The Every Zip Storytelling Block Party was a beautiful day of sharing and listening to narratives of Village family, neighbors, and top Philadelphia storytellers. We were fortunate enough to have Philadelphia’s poet laureate Yolanda Wisher as our host. She brought so much joy and gratitude! People’s Paper CoOp members Faith Bartley and Michelle Scales were among the featured storytellers. The event included music DJ’d by Village teaching artist Dan Dilemma Thomas, face-painting, food, and a recording booth to share your story. Thank you EveryZip, and thank you to all who attended. EveryZip Philly has audio available here from the day. Also, check out these event photos courtesy of Mario Rubén Carrión, and Nancy Musinguzi. Enjoy!

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01 JunEVENT: 6/25 Every ZIP Storytelling Block Party!

Join Every ZIP Philadelphia and the Village for a Storytelling Block Party! The whole city is invited...

Join Every ZIP Philadelphia and the Village for a Storytelling Block Party! The whole city is invited to North Philadelphia and the historic Ile Ife art park at The Village of Arts and Humanities to share stories, meals, and summer joy.

Top storytellers across Philly and neighbors of the Village will perform stories on the theme: “A Story for my Younger Self.” Hosted by Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher.

From 3-6pm there will be music, food, arts activities, a recording booth for YOUR story, a photo booth to capture your summer look, and local art.

At 4 p.m. we will kick off storytelling performances. Storytellers include Jacob Winterstein, Jasmine Combs, Vashti DuBois, and members of thePeople’s Paper Co-op and Expungement Project. Music provided throughout by Dan “Dilemma” Thomas.

***This event is OPEN and FREE for all***

Rain Date: June 25th 3-6pm

For more info, please contact alewis@whyy.org
WHYY.org/EveryZIPPhilly
villagearts.org

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07 MarPenny Candy Reunion Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Safe Kids Stories

Last Saturday, the SPACES Team hosted a Penny Candy Reunion honoring two of our Places of Power profilees,...

Last Saturday, the SPACES Team hosted a Penny Candy Reunion honoring two of our Places of Power profilees, Nandi and Khalid Muhammed. Community Members came to the Village to reunite with Ms. Nandi and Mr. Khalid, see their old photos, and even get some more candy. Check out some articles about the successful event below!

Read the full Safe Kids Stories Article here

Read the full Philadelphia Inquirer Article here

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23 OctWednesdays: Visit our SPACES Open Media Lab!

Every Wednesday, SPACES Cycle 2 Artists Mike Keutemeyer and Anula Shetty offer free media classes to...

Every Wednesday, SPACES Cycle 2 Artists Mike Keutemeyer and Anula Shetty offer free media classes to the Fairhill Hartranft neighborhood.

Learn basic stop-motion animation techniques, shot framing, sound editing, and further building blocks of storytelling through film.

3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, 2558 Germantown Ave. Bring a smartphone if you have one.

Ile Ife through time: Village students perform in front of the former weathered mural, and in front of its newly restored version.

19 Oct10/27: Ile Ife Guardian Mural Dedication

Celebrate the 2015 Recreation of Ile Ife Guardian Mural Join Lily Yeh, The Village, and The City of...

Celebrate the 2015 Recreation of Ile Ife Guardian Mural

Join Lily Yeh, The Village, and The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to celebrate our collaborative recreation of Ile Ife Guardian Mural, first created by Lily in 1986 with and for Village neighbors, youth and families.

WHEN: October 27, 5-7pm
WHERE: Ile Ife Park, 2544 Germantown Ave.

BBQ, performances, music and short remarks.
Everyone is welcome!

Get event updates and let us know you’re coming >
Check out a few photos > (more photos and video to come)
Contact> Village Board member Mindy Speciale for more info