Open House at Winter Street

POST 2021 Kickoff Party, Oct 15, 6-9 pm

posted Oct 13, 2021, 4:53 AM by David Cardy

Ring in the open studio tours with the POST community over craft beers, locally sourced meals, and a POST-inspired cocktail special, and then head upstairs to preview works by 15 artists, cocktail in hand!

Triple Bottom Brewing
915 Spring Garden St

Friday, October 15th, 6-9pm (Party & Open Studios)
Saturday, October 16th 1:30-6:00pm (Open Studios)

LSNA October Board Meeting

posted Oct 11, 2021, 6:48 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 12, 2021, 4:16 PM ]

LSNA October Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 12 2021
7:00 PM
Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom:

Meeting ID (updated): 825 7543 7816
Password (updated):   912123

6:50    Board Member and Attendee login

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of September Board Meeting Minutes
7:05    Announcements
  • Ed Novack - Block Party acknowledgements
  • Thank you Linda Henderson and Harvey Price for Mondays with Maja
  • RCO Presentation for Moore College, Tuesday, Oct. 26th @ 7:00 pm
  • 48th Annual LSNA Coxe Park Halloween Party, Oct. 31st, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Winter Street Greenway update
  • LSNA Cares
  • Photo review of near-term projects & events
7:15    RCO presentation: 129 N Mole St

7:40    RCO presentation: 2122 Race St

7:15    Zoning Report
8:30    Board discussion on proposed City of Philadelphia zoning code changes and redistricting

8:40    Old Business, if any

8:45    New Business

8:50    Adjorn

Trash Delayed 1 Day for Week of Oct. 11th

posted Oct 11, 2021, 6:13 AM by David Cardy

Due to the city holiday, there will be no trash pickup on Monday, October 11th. Monday's trash will be picked up Tuesday and trash pickup will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Giant Opens Sat., Oct 2nd, 8am. $10 Off Coupon

posted Oct 2, 2021, 4:45 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 2, 2021, 5:32 AM ]

It's time to get excited, Logan Square.

We're thrilled to announce that we'll be reopening our doors tomorrow (10/2) at 8am.

We thank you for your patience as we poured our hearts into rebuilding our store. I couldn't be more proud of our entire team who worked tirelessly to get you back inside.

You're officially invited to say hi and shop once again – but before you do, take a moment to load the offer below, with our gratitude.

See you in the aisles!
 Take care.
 $10 OFF when you spend $10 or more - CLIP COUPON

City Responds to Damage & Flooding from Ida

posted Sep 30, 2021, 9:01 AM by David Cardy

The City continues to manage the storm damage and flooding impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management has opened reception centers for people who may be impacted by storm damage, including flooding at their residences.

The region has seen historic flooding on the Schuylkill River along with other waterways in the city. 

If you live in a flood-prone area and are experiencing flooding, please shelter in place until the water recedes and it becomes safe to leave your home. 

To help the City understand the extent of damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida and to see where resources and recovery assistance may be needed, we’re asking anyone impacted by this severe storm to answer a short survey and upload any photos they may have into our damage assessment toolPhilly311 is available for help completing the survey by phone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday through Friday.

Additional weather alerts or emergency information will be sent to ReadyPhiladelphia subscribers (via text message) as well as on OEM’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Below, residents can find:

  • Rolling updates.
  • Where to report issues.
  • Helpful links and resources.
  • Frequently asked questions.

Recent Updates 

September 25, 2021

Information from FEMA Region 3 Press Release:

Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Will Open in Philadelphia to Help Pennsylvanians

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at 7219 Ridge Avenue in Philadelphia will open on Saturday, September 25, at 1:00 p.m. to help those whose homes or personal property were affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida between August 31-September 5, 2021.

The Philadelphia County DRC, operating in partnership with the Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management, is located at the former CVS location, 7219 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DRCs provide disaster survivors with information from Pennsylvania state agencies, FEMA, and the U.S. Small
Business Administration. Survivors can get help applying for federal assistance, learn about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeals process and get updates on applications.

Visiting a Disaster Recovery Center is not required to register with FEMA.

In addition to visiting a DRC, you can register:
• Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Multilingual operators are available. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 or VRS (Video Relay Service) or require accommodations while visiting a center, call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.
• Help is available in most languages, and information on the registration process is available online at or for Spanish.
• Download the FEMA mobile app (also in Spanish), wherever you access your mobile applications.

Disaster Recovery Centers are accessible to people with disabilities. They have assistive technology equipment that allows disaster survivors to use amplified telephones, phones that display text, amplified listening devices for people with hearing loss, and magnifiers for people with vision loss. Video Remote Interpreting is available and in-person sign language is available by request. The centers also have accessible parking, ramps, and restrooms.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help survivors with immediate essential needs and to help displaced survivors find a safe, functional place to live temporarily until they can return home. Many survivors may have additional needs beyond what can be provided by FEMA. The agency works closely with (Commonwealth)state, federal, faith-based, and voluntary agencies to help match survivors who have remaining needs with other sources of assistance.

For updates on the Pennsylvania response and recovery, follow the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Twitter and Facebook Additional information is available at

For information about SBA’s disaster assistance, call 800-659-2955, email, or visit SBA’s website at Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.


September 20, 2021

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced today Pennsylvanians who live or work in one of the six counties impacted by remnants of Hurricane Ida are eligible to apply for temporary Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) beginning today.

Deadline to apply for DUA benefits is October 20, 2021.

September 15, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a Business Recovery Center at the Falls of the Schuylkill Library beginning Wednesday, September 15th to assist Pennsylvania businesses and others that qualify with one-on-one assistance in submitting a disaster loan application if they were impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida on August 31st through September 5th.

The US SBA wants you to know that ANYONE can get help with their SBA disaster loan application at that center, not just business owners. Also, you can live anywhere in the declared counties and go to any recovery center for assistance.

The SBA Business Recovery Center is different than the FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.

SBA Business Recovery Center, Philadelphia
Falls of the Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Wednesday, September 15th Noon-8 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday, noon – 8 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday

September 13, 2021

The City provided an update today on Ida recovery after the Major Disaster Declaration and what it means for affected residents and businesses. This includes info on damage estimates and ways that those who experienced damage from the major storm can begin their financial aid process with FEMA.

Also, FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams will be in impacted neighborhoods to hand out informational flyers as well as talk with residents about registering for FEMA assistance. Please be aware that they will be wearing FEMA gear and have appropriate federal identification.

Be aware of scams and know your rights as property owners. More information from Pennsylvania State Attorney General Josh Shapiro. 

September 11, 2021

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania was approved by President Joe Biden for a Major Disaster Declaration following damage from Tropical Depression Ida.

Eligible residents and businesses can apply for financial assistance in their recovery in three ways:

  • Online at
  • Over the phone 1-888-621-FEMA (3362)
  • In-person at at Disaster Recovery Center *to be announced

Please record you FEMA identification number. You will need it through your process.

The City urges all who were impacted by Ida to be prepared when applying for support and to continue documenting all storm-related damage and costs, including receipts, insurance denials, and photos of damage. 

If individuals have submitted damage reports with the City through the online assessment tool, they will still need to begin a new case and file information with FEMA in accordance with its damage assessment requirements. 

Stay connected to developments by texting STORMPHL to 888-777 to receive free alerts. Information will also be posted to the City’s information blog and the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Where to report issues

Gas odors

If anyone smells a gas odor, they should immediately leave the area and call 911 or Philadelphia Gas Works at 215-235-1212 and provide the address or location. PGW’s Customer Call Center (215-235-1000) will be open.

Drinking water quality issues

Residents who experience discolored water after flooding should call (215) 685-6300 right away so an inspector can investigate.

Clogged inlets

PWD crews worked to clear storm drains of mud and debris after the flooding from Hurricane Ida, but if residents believe any local inlets are not draining properly, they should report the exact location by calling (215) 685-6300.

Fallen trees

  • Street trees 
    • If a tree falls and is blocking a road, or it has fallen on a house, car or other property, call 911. Emergency services will respond to make the location safe.
    • If the fallen tree is touching electrical wires, please call PECO at (800) 841-4141 to report.
    • For non-emergency tree requests contact Philly311. Non-emergencies include downed trees or branches that are not blocking a road or not on a house, car, or property, or when not touching electrical wires.
  • Park trees
    • If a tree falls in an open area of a park, please contact Philly311 to report. 311 will send a service request to the Parks & Rec maintenance team to clear the fallen tree. 
    • For emergencies involving park trees, please call 911. These emergencies would include park trees that have fallen onto playground equipment, cars, or the street. 
  • Private property trees
    • Fallen trees on private property are the property owner’s responsibility to resolve. If a tree from a neighboring property has caused damage to your property, please seek legal counsel. 

Crisis Cleanup 

Home Cleanup Hotline has been activated for the Commonwealth. Those needing assistance can sign up by calling the national toll-free number at 844-965-1386. Signing up for Crisis Cleanup does not guarantee help and calling Crisis Cleanup does not replace calling local or county emergency management to report the damage. 

Helpful links and resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information about flooding and resources?

Residents and businesses can find information about flooding response and resources on the  City’s Flood Management Program page, including flooding resources for various areas impacted by flooding.

If your property experiences flooding, complete the City’s Flood Report Survey to provide the City with information that can help the City plan for the future.

Once waters recede, businesses and homeowners should take photos of any storm or flood damage. If it is safe to do so, take photos before any repairs are made.

Who can I contact for financial assistance?

If you have renter’s or owner’s insurance, contact your insurance company as soon as possible. Please note that flood damage is not typically covered by typical insurance policies: Flood insurance is a separate policy/rider. Ask who you should talk to about cleaning up your home. Document damage by taking pictures, if the area is safe. Consider making a list of all the items damaged. Save all receipts for any money spent during recovery.

Who can I contact to help clean up the damage? 

If you have insurance, contact your insurance company to ask about recommended contractors/water damage restoration companies.  

Repairs may first require obtaining a permit from the City. Visit the following website to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed

Before hiring any contractor, you should research the contractor – including checking multiple references, searching the internet, and contacting the Better Business Bureau – to ensure that the contractor is competent and honest. 

My house is flooded, but I have nowhere to go. How do I get lodging? 

Please reach out to the Red Cross hotline: 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

Where can I get meals? 

Please call 311, which has a variety of resources they can refer you to. City-supported public food sites can also be found by visiting 

I do not have important items with me 

How do I get paper documentation such as a license or proof of ID? 

  • PennDOT provides replacements of destroyed vehicle titles, driver’s licenses, and vehicle registration cards following a disaster. Please call 800-932-4600 or visit  
  • You can request a replacement Social Security card online
  • The PA Department of Health provides copies of birth and death certificates. A state declaration is required for fees to be waived. Please call 717-772-3480 or visit

How do I get medications?

Contact your pharmacy to ask about an emergency refill. If you have a Medicare drug plan, your plan may cover replacement medicine. When leaving your home, please remember to bring any medications you have and copies of your prescriptions.   

Where can I access legal services? 

Community Legal Services (CLS) offers attorney support for housing, public benefits, employment, and many other areas. They can be reached at 215-981-3700 or   

What mental health supports are available? 

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, the 24/7 Suicide Crisis & Intervention phone number is 1-800-273-855, or text “HOME” to 741741.  

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) operates a free, 24/7 Mental Health Delegate phone number. Delegates can assist with information, guidance, and referrals for you and your family. They can be reached at 215-685-6440.   

Additionally, you can learn more about Mental Health First aid and get free mental health screening by visiting Healthy Minds Philly.  

Help Flood Victims at the LSNA Block Party

posted Sep 10, 2021, 7:49 AM by David Cardy

LSNA will be collecting monetary donations at the Block Party (Sept. 12th, 2021; 4:00 - 8:00 pm) for those residents and business affected by the flood. Please consider contributing.

LSNA Annual Block Party, Sunday, Sept. 12th, 4-8 pm at 22nd& Spring Sts

posted Sep 8, 2021, 6:13 PM by David Cardy

Come and join us for LSNA's Annual Block Party!
Date and Time: Sept. 12, 4-8 pm
Location: 22nd & Spring Sts (behind old Boyscouts bldg)

If you would like to bring something and your last name begins with:
A-F: Bring a Salad
G-L: Bring some Carbs
M-R: Bring a Dessert
S-Z: Bring Hors d'oeurves

Hurricane Ida Victims Fundraiser 9/8 4-6PM

posted Sep 7, 2021, 1:31 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 7, 2021, 1:32 PM ]

Support Hurricane Ida victims of Logan Square on Sept. 8th from 4 to 6pm at Capriccios Cafe & Bar (16th St and Ben Franklin Parkway). Featuring live jazz by Vibe-a-Delphia.

City Releases Details for 2021 MADE IN AMERICA with Street Closure Map

posted Sep 1, 2021, 12:53 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Sep 1, 2021, 1:12 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia today released information for visitors and residents regarding the 2021 Made in America Music Festival. Made in America is an exciting, two-day music event held during Labor Day weekend. Now in its tenth year, Made in America is produced by Roc Nation and DPS on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival will benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the REFORM Alliance.

Festival Activities & Information: The 2021 Made in America artists will perform on multiple stages along Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. Doors will open each day at noon, with performances scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Performances are expected to run until approximately midnight on Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets, lineup and general information about the Made in America Festival, visit

COVID-19 Information: The Made in America Festival will implement all CDC and local public health mandates and guidelines. In accordance with current guidance, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result or printed proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (card or photo of card) must be presented by ticketholders at entry. The negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained before attending the Made in America Festival. In addition, all attendees on festival grounds will be required to wear masks. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit or

For more information, visit Made in America’s FAQ page which is available online.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions: To accommodate venue construction and the two-day festival, gradual lane restrictions and road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount and Logan Square neighborhoods will begin on Sunday, August 29. The number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions will increase each day until the festival ends. Specific phases for road closures are detailed below. All roadways will reopen prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 7, with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7.

Delays can be expected during the course of event construction and on festival days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in the areas near these festivities before and during Labor Day weekend. Double-parking—which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal—should also be avoided.

While the following closures are specified, there may be additional closures in the area surrounding the Parkway as needed.

Phase 1: 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 29 to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • CLOSED: Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Phase 2: 7 a.m. on Monday, August 30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • CLOSED: Spring Garden Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Phase 3: 7 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31 to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • Parking prohibited on 22nd Street between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue (west side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side).

Phase 4: 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 1 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval.
  • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted and outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway will remain open on Wednesday, September 1.

Phase 5: 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 2 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 22nd and 23rd Streets (eastbound only).
  • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted on Thursday, September 2.

Phase 6: 10 a.m. on Friday, September 3 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • CLOSED: 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • CLOSED: 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • CLOSED: Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • CLOSED: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Sweetbriar Drive to Eakins Oval
  • Starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 3, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City) from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue. Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive will remain open for employees and guests of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and will be accessible via 25th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

All road closures will be lifted prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Phase 7: 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 4 to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 6:
The most extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the festival site will begin at 3 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, and remain in effect through the duration of the event. Many of the road closures listed below will be lifted prior to 5 a.m. on Monday, September 6 as roads are cleaned and serviced.

Road Closures:

  • The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending west through Eakins Oval to 25th Street.
    • Note: The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to museum guests via a special route (Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street/Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive).
  • 20th Street, between Race Street and Vine Street
  • 21st Street, between Winter Street and Hamilton Street.
  • 22nd Street, between Winter Street and Spring Garden Street.
  • 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Spring Garden Street Tunnel.
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge.
    • Note: The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Museum of Art operating hours, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian use.
  • Kelly Drive, between Fairmount Avenue and Eakins Oval.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between the Falls Bridge and Eakins Oval.
  • 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store and 21st Street.
    • Note: The eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store.
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street.
    • Note: I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will remain open.

Short duration, intermittent closures of 2200-2400 Pennsylvania Avenue are expected at times on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5 for movement of equipment and resources. Motorists are advised to utilize caution in the area and obey instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Parking Restrictions:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, between 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue (south side of street).
  • Winter Street, between 20th and 22nd Streets (both sides of street).
  • 20th Street, between Vine Street and Callowhill Street (east side of street).
  • 21st Street, between Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Race Street (both sides of street).
  • 22nd Street, between Winter Street and Spring Garden Street (both sides of street).
  • Park Towne Place, between 22nd Street and 24th Street (both sides of street).
  • Spring Garden Street, between 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Race Street, between 19th Street and 20th Street.

Additional road closures and parking restrictions may be necessary in the vicinity of the event venue as dictated by conditions. Resident and visitors should always obey posted signs and instructions from the Philadelphia Police Department.

Public Transportation & Paid Parking Information: SEPTA Customer Service will extend its hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday, with phone and online agents available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Customer service can be reached at 215-580-7800 and directly on Twitter @septa_social. For more information on SEPTA and NJ Transit routes and schedules during Labor Day weekend, visit or call 215-580-7800, and or call 973-275-5555.

Available transportation options include:

  • Broad Street and Market Frankford Lines: Local train service will operate on a normal weekend schedule throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Race-Vine and City Hall Stations on the Broad Street Line and 15th Street Station on the Market Frankford Line provide easy walking access to the festival gates on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Broad Street and Market Frankford Owl Buses (BSO and MFO) will offer overnight service as usual.
  • Regional Rail: Late-night train service will be available on SEPTA’s Regional Rail Lines on Saturday and Sunday nights departing from Jefferson, Suburban and 30th Street Stations. Special schedules will be posted in stations and are also available online at Parking is free at all SEPTA-owned Regional Rail lots on weekends. Parking lot location information is available online at
  • Trolley: Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34 and 36 offer convenient service to and from the concert, with 19th and 22nd Street Stations providing easy walking access to Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Trolley Route 15 connects with Broad Street and Market Frankford Line service at Girard Avenue.
  • Bus: Due to festival-related street closures, SEPTA Routes 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, 48 and 49 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 3 through 5 a.m. on Monday, September 6. Specific route changes are available on the System Status Page at
  • PHLASH: PHLASH transportation is an inexpensive way to visit key attractions in Center City and the Parkway vicinity, with stops at 22 locations including many in Center City. Find PHLASH on the go, with live updates at and visit for a schedule and route details.
  • Rideshare: Taxi, Uber and Lyft designated drop off and pick up locations are along the 2100 block of Spring Garden Street.
  • Indego Bike Share: Attendees using Indego to get to the festival should check the mobile app to confirm dock and bike availability in real time. Users can also check bike and station status at or by following @rideindego on Twitter. The Art Museum Indego station will be temporarily relocated to accommodate the stage.

If driving, commercial off-street parking lots and garages are conveniently located on or near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Attendees can contact individual facilities in advance for rates and availability or visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s website at for a list of parking options. The Made in America Festival is not affiliated with these parking facilities.

Cultural Institutions: Most of the cultural institutions on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will maintain normal hours of operation and, in some cases, even extend schedules during the festival and throughout Labor Day weekend.

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: During the Made in America Festival, the west and north entrances of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will remain open, and visitors may obtain access via pathways north and south of this entrance. Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive will be open at 25th Street, with access to the museum’s parking garage for museum visitors throughout the weekend. Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive will be accessible for visitor drop off, Art Museum staff, and event staff. All vehicles entering Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive are subject to search at established PPD checkpoints. The Rocky Statue will not be accessible Friday evening after 5:00 p.m. through the end of the day on Sunday. For more information, please visit the museum’s website at
  • Barnes Foundation: The Barnes Foundation will be open throughout Labor Day Weekend, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The parking lot is also open to the public and is accessible via Pennsylvania Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets. Tours, including Spotlight Tour: Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde, are available. First Friday! is on Friday, September 3, 6 – 9 p.m., and PECO Free First Sunday Family Day is on Sunday, September 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets and info are on the Barnes website.
  • The Franklin Institute: The Franklin Institute will be open on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5. The Franklin Institute will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. The parking garage located at 21st and Winter Streets will be accessible.
  • The Rodin Museum: The Rodin Museum will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 3 and reopen under normal operating hours on Friday, September 10. Visit or the institutions’ individual websites for more information on exhibit hours, ticketing, parking, accessibility and accommodations.

Venue Details & Public Safety Information: The Made in America venue features multiple entrances and exits for ticket-holders during the two-day festival. Entrances are located at 21st Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Re-entry to the venue will not be permitted on either day.

The perimeter of the festival will be firmly secured and protected for public safety. The enclosed event boundaries are:

  • 21st Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Park Towne Place.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 21st Street to 25th Street.
  • The south side of Eakins Oval from Martin Luther King Drive to 24th Street.
  • Park Towne Place from 24th Street to 22nd Street.
  • The south side of Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 22nd Street to 21st Street.

Throughout the event, the City will provide enhanced law-enforcement support and emergency medical services on the Parkway and in the surrounding vicinity. The City and Made in America are coordinating with local, state and federal public safety authorities to utilize a network of prevention and response services. Additionally, Made in America has partnered with iDecko to compile and address community-related questions and/or concerns. A hotline has been made available for the duration of the event, inclusive of the site build. The hotline number is 917-732-7501.

Access to the venue is limited strictly to ticket-holders, who will be subject to search before being permitted inside the venue to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone at the festival. Ticket holders should be prepared for additional searches inside the venue at the discretion of festival security staff. Spectators are strongly discouraged from carrying bags, backpacks, or satchels of any kind. All bags are subject to search. Those planning to attend festival activities should plan ahead regarding driving, public transit, parking, supervision of children and wearing comfortable attire.

There is an ADA accessible entrance at the main gates on Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 21st Street. Festival attendees requiring ADA accessible accommodations for guest screening and arriving via vehicle can be dropped off at 24th Street and Park Towne Place.

Bags and other items should never be left unattended. In an emergency, or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container), attendees can notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1.

Items allowed inside the venue include:

  • Factory-sealed plastic water bottles, one per person up to 1 liter
  • Empty plastic or aluminum water containers, one per person up to 1 liter for re-use at water refill stations (drinking water will be available for purchase and there will be water stations for refilling bottles)
  • Empty hydration packs (backpacks, waist bands or other hydration items and inserts)
  • One small non-framed backpack or bag subject to search and re-search (all searched bags will be tagged following search)
  • Blankets and towels
  • Umbrellas (small hand-held only)
  • Non-professional cameras, flip-cams, camera phones
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, government issued I.D., cash, debit/credit cards, and other personal items

Items NOT allowed inside the venue include but are not limited to:

  • Weapons and contraband of any kind (regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored)
  • Drones
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • Food and non-water beverages, including alcohol, taken from outside of the venue
  • Pets (except trained service animals)
  • Flyers, handbills, posters, stickers (no solicitation or unauthorized vending allowed)
  • Chairs
  • Glass containers
  • Skateboards, motorized vehicles or scooters (excluding motorized wheelchairs or similar equipment for those with mobility issues)
  • Coolers (unless for medical reasons)
  • Professional recording devices or cameras (no detachable lenses or tripods meant for commercial use)
  • Fluorescent plastic lights (glow sticks)
  • Laser pointers
  • Spray paint
  • Balls, balloons and frisbees
  • Musical instruments
  • Items that would obstruct others’ view of the stages (kites, flag poles, large signs, etc.)
  • Any item deemed by security as a risk to public safety

Made in America is a “No Drone Zone”. Drone use is prohibited, and the use of drones over groups of people or over stadiums is a violation of FAA regulations.

The Made in America Festival is an all-ages event. However, to enter the festival beer garden areas and to purchase alcohol, individuals must be 21+ and have valid photo I.D. Underage drinkers will be detained.

Smoking is not permitted on any Philadelphia Parks & Recreation property including, but limited to, buildings, playgrounds, ice or skating rinks, fields or courts, pools, picnic areas, walking areas and parking lots.

Missing or lost persons can be brought to the information tents located next to the main merchandise booth on 2100 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Found items can be taken to various information tents placed throughout the venue, with the primary lost and found located at the information tents next to the main merchandise booth on 2100 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Alpha-numeric “location markers” will be posted to clearly and easily identify a location or section (by letter and number, example: CD-1) to facilitate communication in the event of an emergency.

EMS tents are located near the main entrance between 21st and 22nd Streets, at the north side of 23rd Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and near the Rocky Statue to the right of the main stage.

Portable restroom facilities, including ADA-compliant units, will be available for use throughout the festival grounds.

For more information on the venue, concessions, accommodations and directions, visit

Emergency Weather Alerts & Heat-Related Precautions Information: Made in America is a rain or shine event. Attendees should sign up to receive free weather and emergency alerts by texting READYPHILA to 888-777, and in the case of severe weather, should listen for announcements broadcast across the festival footprint.

In the event of high temperatures, attendees should be aware of the risk of heat-related health issues. EMS personnel will be on duty all day at accessible first aid stations and will be on patrol to monitor activities. Many heat stress or heat exhaustion issues can be avoided by taking simple precautions:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Avoid over-indulging in alcoholic liquids, caffeine and avoid wearing excessive layers of clothing.
  • Consider the Three L’s Rule: light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting. Wear garments made of natural fibers like cotton.
  • Review tips for ways to stay safe and cool during the summer heat.

For tips and general information about being prepared and ready at special events, read the Special Event Safety Guide before you attend.

Trash Removal: All streets will be cleaned after each day and trash containers on festival grounds will be emptied during and after the event.

MADE IN AMERICA Street Closure Map

JFK/Market St Bus Lanes - 7/21/20 Mtg Follow-up

posted Aug 15, 2021, 3:31 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Aug 15, 2021, 3:32 PM ]

In July 2020 Jeannette Brugger pulled together a meeting to discuss the progress on the Market/JFK safety project.  During that meeting we presented a plan to convert the right most travel lanes on each street between 15th and 20th to a bus-only lane.  This is the busiest bus corridor in the region and improving the speed and reliability of bus service on this corridor is critical to fighting climate change and providing equitable transportation to all Philadelphia residents. CONNECT: Philadelphia's Strategic Transportation Plan contains more information about the benefits of shifting trips to transit. 

After our 7/21/20 meeting we continued to meet with community groups.  We made adjustments to the project based on the feedback we heard, most notably stopping the bus-only lane at 19th on JFK.  We received support letters late last year and again in February of 2021. Based on the feedback we are proceeding with an 18-month pilot in a partnership between the City, SEPTA, and PennDOT.    The construction activities consist of signage and pavement markings and should be completed over the next several weeks with minimal disruption.   We will evaluate the project based on bus speed and reliability, transit ridership, automobile travel times including the effects on parallel corridors, and rider and resident feedback. 

Feel free to write back with any questions or comments,

Christopher M. Puchalsky, Ph.D
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives  
Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
City of Philadelphia
O 1401 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1430 | Philadelphia, PA 19102 | USA
(215) 686-9001 | E

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