A Fair to Remember

Photo courtesy of PIFA.

A giant Ferris wheel, street performers, a public garden, over 40 food vendors, two stages with memorable musical performances and a trampoline, as you have never seen it before, all have one thing in common – the PIFA Street Fair.

From 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on April 30, Broad Street (from Chestnut to Lombard Streets) will be closed to traffic in order to recreate the wonders of a Parisian street fair.

Whether you decide to spend all day in the last days of Paris, or only go for a few hours it will be the place to see and be seen. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of Paris at a fraction of the price it takes to fly there – Free. Continue reading “A Fair to Remember”

PIFA Easter Egg Hunt

It’s that time of year again when the Easter bunny visits children (of all ages) around the world, showers them with chocolate and leaves his eggs for all to find.

Despite what you may think, the Easter Bunny is not a modern invention and has his roots in ancient folklore of many cultures. In many cultures the rabbit or hare is associated with the moon and/ or fertility lore, since the rabbit and hare were seen as the most fertile animals. In correlation with spring, the represent new life and beginnings. Continue reading “PIFA Easter Egg Hunt”

Puentes/ Bridges

This Thursday, April 7,  marks the start of PIFA and you will have a chance to experience all of the exciting, Paris-inspired events you have been reading about over the past few weeks. Any festival in Philly isn’t complete without the sights, sounds and moves of the Latino community.

On April 29th, the heart of Philly’s Latino community will come alive at Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller) headquarters, with the collaborative sounds from members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys, including the Orchestra’s principal clarinetist Ricardo Morales. They will join forces with adult and advanced student musicians from Artistas y Músicos Latino-Americanos (AMLA), in a free concert featuring classical and popular works by Latino composers. Continue reading “Puentes/ Bridges”