Thursday, August 15, 2013

dollar stroll

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lori Brennan, 215-243-0555 or [email protected]

(Philadelphia, PA) – University City District (UCD) is excited to announce the highly-anticipated return of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll scheduled for Thursday, September 12 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 51st Street will come alive to celebrate its charm with one-night-only $1 bargains. And the special $1 items are as eclectic as the businesses offering them, including Milk & Honey, Dock Street Brewery and Firehouse Bikes, as well as newcomers Little Baby’s Ice Cream and The Green Tambourine. From $1 crafts and kazoos to $1 vegan baked goods and samosas to $1 smoothies and Dock Street brews, this warm West Philadelphia evening will surely be festive and fun. 

XPN favorite The Fleeting Ends will perform live from the 46th Street Triangle, along with fire artists and street performers Give & Take Jugglers. Free face painting and balloon artists will also be hand to help entertain the little ones. Additional food trucks such as Jimmies Cupcake Co., Sunflower Truck Stop, The Tot Cart, and Lil Dan’s Food Truck will also be selling $1 items along the avenue.

Not enough? There’ll be giveaways, and Clark Park host the weekly Thursday Farmers’ Market (from 3-7pm) featuring fresh food and additional food trucks. And be sure to stop by Clark Park at 6:30pm for The Mp3 Experiment, a participatory public event created by Improv Everywhere, where hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones. The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll will also showcase UCD’s Parklet locations – in front of Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Fu-Wah Market and the new Baltimore Crossing pedestrian plaza at 48th & Baltimore.

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll will be held rain or shine and is produced by University City District and sponsored by AroundPhilly, BenFM, Campus Philly, Philadelphia City Paper, Philebrity, Daily Pennsylvanian, Grid Magazine, Metro, Philadelphia Weekly, Philly Fun Guide, Snapple, State Farm, UC Review, UCNet and Y-Not Radio.

See below for participating businesses or visit http://universitycity.org/baltimore-ave-dollar-stroll

4630 Baltimore Avenue          
Vegetable tajin, grape leaves

Atiya Ola’s Spirit First Foods
4505 Baltimore Avenue
Raw food platter

Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe
4532 Baltimore Avenue
Toys, treats for cats and dogs

Calvary Church for Culture and Community          
801 S 48th Street
Fair trade chocolate bars

Cedar Park Neighbors
2013 Memberships 

Curio Theatre Company
4740 Baltimore Avenue
Tickets to preview performances

4708 Baltimore Avenue
Lentil wrap, side salad

Desi Village
4527 Baltimore Avenue
Samosa, mango lassi, gulab jamun 

Dock Street Brewery
701 S 50th Street
Beer (7 oz pour), pint glasses 

Fiesta Pizza              
4518 Baltimore Avenue
Slice of pizza, French fries, water ice, ice cream and drinks

Firehouse Bicycles
701  S.  50th St, 2nd floor      
Logo pint glass or inner tube 

Friends of Clark Park
43rd and Baltimore Avenue
Frisbee, keychain 

Gojjo Restaurant and Bar
4540 Baltimore Avenue
Ethiopian cheese steak, samosa, injera wrap, beer

The Gold Standard Cafe         
4800 Baltimore Avenue
Southwest chicken wrap 

The Green Line Cafe
4239 Baltimore Avenue
Hot dogs, carrot dogs, Weckerly’s Ice Cream 

The Green Tambourine
4614 Baltimore Avenue
Kazoos and class vouchers 

4907 Catharine Street
Island Mix and Peanut Punch smoothies, fresh salads, vegan baked goods

Little Baby’s Ice Cream           
4903 Catharine Street             

Mariposa Food Co-op             
4824 Baltimore Avenue
Banana whips, cookies, drinks 

Milk & Honey Market             
4435 Baltimore Avenue
Scoops of Bassets ice cream

One Way Customs
4616 Baltimore Avenue

Queen of Sheba
4511-13 Baltimore Avenue
Cans of beer, hot dogs 

4533 Baltimore Avenue
Meatball or veggie mini sandwich, 16 oz soda, 3 cookies 

Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Avenue
Coupons for $1 yoga class

University City Historical Society
801 S. 48th Street
Memberships for new members

Vientiane Cafe
4728 Baltimore Avenue
Fresh veggie spring rolls, naam salad, chicken skewers, fried tofu

VIX Emporium         
5009 Baltimore Avenue
Handmade West Philly notecards, stickers and patches

Y-Not Radio

You Photography
Picture frame and photo sitting 

45th & Baltimore Avenue
Recycled grocery bags


Check out these mobile food vendors too!

Jimmies Cupcake Company   
Mini-cupcakes and brownies

Lil Dan’s Food Truck
“The Godmother” chicken sliders, Caprese spinach salad

Sunflower Truck Stop             
Homemade zucchini bread, sweet potato quesadilla, tamale pups

Sweet Box

Tot Cart
5oz regular tots


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