The Parkway Council is pleased to announce a set of free, outdoor performances in May, as part of its Parkway Presents initiative. Parkway Presents aims to showcase the depth and diversity of Philadelphia’s cultural scene and use the already iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway as its stage. This May series will usher in the 2023 Parkway Presents season and is part of the Council’s efforts to accelerate the Parkway’s transformation into a great urban park for all. Parkway Presents is made possible, in part, thanks to PNC Arts Alive. Parkway Presents programs are family friendly and will have something for everyone. Events are free and open to all, no reservations or tickets necessary. Dogs are allowed on leash and please make sure to bring your own blanket or chair if desired. No seating, besides public benches, will be provided. Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Maja Park, N 22nd Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. To access the full Parkway Council press release for May in Maja Park events, click here.
Los Bomberos De La Calle, Thursday, May 25th (rain date Tuesday, May 30th) 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Los Bomberos De La Calle is a Bomba & Plena music and dance group that is led by Anthony Mendez. Mendez has been preserving Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena music as an individual for over 17 years and 10 years with Los Bomberos De La Calle. The goal of the group is to bring “good soulful vibes” to the community as well as to educate everyone about this authentic and original music that tells the stories of the Puerto Rican people from the past to present. For more information visit: phillybombaplena.com.