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 ScheduleAll activities are free and can be enjoyed by all ages.
2:00 - 4:00 PM The Clay Studio Pottery Painting
4:00 - 6:00 PM Slow Bloom Floral Suncatchers
Free Produce Stand
Free Raffles from Local Businesses
NextFab - 3 months membership
Monarch Yoga - 3 classes
Moodio - 2 plant stands and 1 mini cinder block
- 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
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.