Neighborhood Chatter: Open House

Bregy will be welcoming residents to participate in a special event on March 9.


hen compiling a list of South Philly places that have been around forever, F. A. Bregy School, 1700 Bigler St., definitely deserves mention. We are talking about a fixture in the South Philly community since 1923. The building houses grades kindergarten through eighth. Instead of focusing on a history lesson, Bregy is extending an open invitation to residents so they can experience what their “hidden little gem” is all about.

Bregy Night is scheduled for Thursday, March 9, from 5–7 p.m. Parents can meet the staff and walk through the building. There will be free refreshments, crafts and zumba for the kids. …

Seeking something to do after work today? If the answer is yes, head over to Frida Cantina, 10th and Wolf streets, to help the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association celebrate its 10th birthday. The fun takes places from 6–8 p.m. There will be drink specials for LoMo residents. Visit …

Ever think about becoming an Eagles Cheerleader? If so, seriously consider setting aside some time on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the team is beginning its search for the 2017 squad. There will be a dance prep workshop on Feb. 28 from 7–10 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., and an audition prep workshop on March 1 from 6–10 p.m. at the same location. These workshops are voluntary for anyone interested in becoming a cheerleader next season. By attending one or both sessions, the process will fully prepare each contestant for the mandatory open call audition on Saturday, March 18. For more information, visit …

National Fasnacht Day is taking place on Tuesday. For those asking what in the world it is, “fasnacht” translates to the “night before the fast” in German. In terms of how one can enjoy this occasion on this side of the Atlantic, stop by Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St., starting at noon on Feb. 28, to enjoy pastry chef Jessica Nolen’s fasnachts, homemade doughnuts sprinkled with hot sugar. They will be sold in boxes, with half dozen in each order ($8) — one per customer. Brauhaus Schmitz routinely sells out of this yearly offering.

Raise a glass to Second District Brewery, the new brewpub at 1939 S. Bancroft St., as it welcomed its first guest last week. The men behind the establishment are Curt Decker, the previous owner of Nodding Head, and John Longacre, who also owns the American Sardine Bar and South Philly Tap Room. Ben Potts, who previously worked for Tired Hands and Dogfish Head, is the head brewer. The hours are 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

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