On May 13, the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District will hold its first Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale of the year, an all-day affair of shopping locally made goods, vintage finds and more throughout the Avenue’s bevy of shops and boutiques. This go-around focused on Stars and Stripes Revue, a veterans fundraiser event held at the Singing Fountain from noon to 4 p.m.
Designed to showcase everything East Passyunk Avenue has to offer, the Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale will feature a rotating lineup of live music and entertainment, and provide locals and tourists alike with a unique opportunity to browse a variety of highly curated, hand-picked wares including great gifting items, vintage clothing, handmade accessories and bespoke artwork. The revival falls just one day prior to Mother’s Day, allowing for last-minute gifting at boutiques, gifts and goods retailers, plant shops, salons and more, with businesses spanning Nice Things Handmade, Occasionette, Latchkey, August Moon Co., Good Buy Supply and Urban Jungle.
East Passyunk Avenue’s landmark Singing Fountain (intersection of 11th and Tasker streets) will be the site of a performance of Stars and Stripes Revue, a show in the style of the USO camp shows of World War II-era America, by Envoute: Magic and Burlesque from noon to 4 p.m. Every May, Envoute raises funds for WMGK’s Veteran Radiothon that in-turn benefits the Veterans Multi-Service Center of Philadelphia. Attendance is free, but donations are encouraged.