Art & Eats Garden Party

Saturday, June 17, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
NKCDC Garden, 1825 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

  • Free entry
  • DJ Music & Games
  • Activities schedule below
  • Artists, Crafters & Food Vendors
  • Free Raffles from Local Businesses
  • Free Produce from Riverwards
  • Dogs Allowed Leashed
  • BYOB for Ages 21+

Activities Schedule

All activities are free and can be enjoyed by all ages.
2:00 - 4:00 PM The Clay Studio Pottery Painting

2:00 - 4:00 PM The Clay Studio Pottery Painting

The Clay Studio is hosting a "paint your own" pottery station to customize your own bisque-fired bowls! They will take your information and contact you when the work is fired and ready to pick up from The Clay Studio.
4:00 - 6:00 PM Slow Bloom Floral Suncatchers

4:00 - 6:00 PM Slow Bloom Floral Suncatchers

Stained glass floral sun catchers are a mixed media art activity that invites you to create art using some natural materials. Little ones will enjoy seeing how the sun glows through their piece of art, but it is also fun for all ages to get creative with their floral patterns and plate adornments.
Free Produce Stand

Free Produce Stand

Riverwards, our sponsor, is kindly donating produce for visitors to take home. First come, first served. Our collective mission is to promote healthy, fresh, nutritious foods and provide that access to the Fishtown community.

Free Raffles from Local Businesses

NextFab - 3 months membership

Monarch Yoga - 3 classes

Moodio - 2 plant stands and 1 mini cinder block

Snatched Kitchen
- 3 healthy prepared meals
- 1 meal prepping class for up to 3 people

Jiggy Coffee - (2) $25 gift cards

Vientiane Bistro - (2) $25 gift cards

Enjoy art, eats, music, games, and activities among the garden bloom!

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History of The Garden Center

In 1997, as part of NKCDC’s Open Space Management program, NKCDC transformed the southeast corner of Frankford Avenue and Berks Street from a trash-strewn lot into a plant-filled Garden Center. 

Designed by the Community Design Collaborative, NKCDC staff, and local residents, the Garden center was built in only six weeks by staff, local residents, staff from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Philadelphia Green program, and AmeriCorps members from the National Community and Conservation Corps. 

The Garden Center sparked the sustainability movement in Fishtown and the Riverwards and became a symbol of what communities can achieve through collective action. It was used for gardening supplies and environmental education until 2010, and is now an active event space.