N2N Street Festival Coming in October
As many of you may remember, over twenty years ago the Neighborhood to Neighborhood Street Festival (N2N Festival) began as a small neighborhood gathering to celebrate the end of summer and offer a safe space for families to enjoy each other. This quickly became a neighborhood tradition and provided families with plenty of free food and fun for children of all ages. I believed that this was the least we could do to offer our families a bit of relief from the grip of violence that plagued our streets.
Since that time, the N2N Festival grew into a major family event, covering over a five-block radius at 50th & Baltimore Avenue. This festival united my district, one of the most diverse state senatorial districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, stretching from many neighborhoods in Delaware County all the way through Point Breeze in South Philadelphia, drawing out thousands of people from around the region. This was a much-welcomed expansion, but came with a hefty price tag and was sadly ended in 2010.
I am excited to say that we are back... and on October 8th from 12 noon to 8:00 pm it will be a grand time on Baltimore Ave.
Please join Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Black Women in Sport Foundation, who are partnering with me to host this street festival, and help us spread the word among the community about this free community event. The N2N Festival will again provide live music, national recording artist Common as our headliner, free food, health screenings, community resource tables, giveaways, craft and food vendors, a children's zone with games and activities, a senior tent with resources, activities and prizes for seniors, and much more. Just bring a chair. Please see our event flyer attached.
We look forward to you joining us at N2N 2016! If you have any questions, please contact my office at 215-492-2980.
Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams
8th Senatorial District