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Germantown Second Saturday Festival

Saturday, July 8, 2017 12-5pm
at Historic Germantown, Market Square Park and the 5400 block of Germantown Ave.

Meet your neighbors and celebrate our community with Historic Germantown and Germantown United CDC, as we kick off the 2017 Second Saturday series, when all 16 Historic Germantown member sites are open monthly, and highlight the many thriving cultural, civic and business activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit.

Live Music * Food Trucks * Art & Craft Marketplace * Free Bus Tours To Historic Germantown Sites * Family Friendly Programs

Throughout the day, musicians, poets, and creative performing artists will take to the main stage on Germantown Avenue.

The headlining performance by The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble will close out the event with an hour-long show. The troupe is sensational and electrifying, and features amazing stilt walkers, dancers, drummers, and ground masquerades with an exciting acrobatic performance. The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble represents the beauty of African culture and is considered one of the best of its kind by scholars and African Djelis (historians).

Musical talent includes popular local artists: Danie Ocean Band, Bethleham and Sad Patrick, Jim and Andrew Dragoni, and many others. Germantown resident Yolanda Wisher, the City of Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, will host the festivities.

Yolanda Wisher, Host, City of Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Headliner
Danie Ocean and Band (neo soul singer/songwriter)
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick (guitar & vocalist)
Jim and Andrew Dragoni (guitar & percussion organ)
The Twin Poets (Nnamdi Chukwuocha & Albert Mills, Delaware’s Poet Laureate)
Wissahickon Dance Academy (dance performance)
Karen Smith and Friends (percussionist)
The Tia McNeil Band (R&B)
The Kama-Sahlor Group (hip/hop & modern inspirational dance)
Bria Jordan (youth poet)

Family Fun
The family-friendly Festival will also feature a Kid Zone with moon bounce, face painting, and many art-fueled interactive activities. Mural Arts Philadelphia will host a paint day for a new mural in Germantown’s business district. The Germantown Artists Roundtable will invite festival-goers to create a work of art they can take home at the Imagination Station. The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Techmobile will be on-site with books and lots of learning opportunities.

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