The statue, at East Passyunk Avenue and Mifflin Street, will be cleaned Friday at 10 a.m.
At 12:30 p.m., at Stogie Joe’s Tavern (1801 E. Passyunk Ave.), once the site of the “Passyunk Gym” where Giardello trained, there will be a raffle for the book Joey. To be entered in this free raffle, email your name and contact information to FreddyDruding@gmail.com and place “Joey” in the subject line.
From 6-7 p.m. at the statue, Fred Druding Jr. and John DiSanto of PhillyBoxingHistory.com will be available for a Q&A on Giardello.
At 7:30 p.m. at the BYOB restaurant Scannicchios Italiano (2500 S. Broad St.), family, friends and fans of Giardello will gather to celebrate over an authentic five-course Italian dinner. Tickets for the dinner are $55 and includes tax and gratuity.
For additional information, call Fred Druding Jr. at 215-221-2374.