Donating a step for Fringe 2019

This is an email confirming your registration for The Step Library for Úumbal: Nomadic Choreography for Inhabitants. You are registered for the April 6 Step Library event at Mighty Writers El Futuro, at the [redacted] time-slot.

Today I “donated a step” for Fringe’s 2019 large scale dance performance, and there are 3 more chances to donate (including tomorrow).

“Donated steps” will become part of a large-scale performance during this year’s Fringe festival, different, but not unlike (in its large-scale component, that is) Le Super Grand Continental last year.

I recommend having your song/move picked out (which is, to be fair, in the instructions), as I had decision paralysis and couldn’t settle on which song to use, and picked one on the spot.

Learn more and register on the projects homepage.

The Philly Pigeon Slam Retires a Mic for Rasheed Copeland

Last night at PhillyMOCA, featured artist Rasheed Copeland was so good, they had to retire his mic.

Or at least, that’s how the bit went at last night’s The Philly Pigeon poetry slam, where host Jacob Winterstein replaced one mic with another after Copeland opened the night’s programming.

Rasheed Copeland performing at The Philly Pigeon on April 5th at Philly MOCA

Yesterday marked my first visit to The Philly Pigeon, and highly recommend going — hosts Kai Davis and Jacob Winterstein (as well as fellow organizer Jasmine Combs) do a fantastic job of warming up the audience, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment when poets are getting on stage to share some of the deepest parts of their inner lives.

This show was the last one before next month’s grand slam, which closes out The Philly Pigeon’s 2018-2019 season, coming up on May 3rd. Buying a ticket ahead of time guarantees you reserved seating (up until 5 minutes before the show, which does start on time), and will sell out. Check out for more on The Philly Pigeon, slam rules, and keep an eye out for when tickets open up.

Winter Abandoned Bicycle Cleanup Coming

From the QVNA this morning:

It’s bike sweep time again.
If you’ve left a bike for dead on the street or simply haven’t moved yours in a really long time, consider yourselves on notice: The Streets Department will be cruising the streets clipping off abandoned bikes in the coming weeks.

The bikes being removed have been reported as abandoned through 311 and will be flagged with yellow tags by the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities a week prior to removal. The purpose of the abandoned bike sweep is to free up existing parking for bicycles and clear space on the sidewalk.

The bike sweep will take place on Thursday, November 29th and Thursday, December 6th. The harvested bikes will be donated to a charity that will repurpose/refurbish/repair them for new owners.

To report an abandoned bicycle, please call 311 and give as precise a description as you can, including bicycle type, location, what the bike is locked to (a tree, parking meter, etc.), and other defining characteristics.

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You can also report abandoned bicycles with the Philly 311 app.

And if you want to save the city some time and resources, consider donating your bike to Neighborhood Bike Works, or find it a good home through Philly Freecycle.

Tomorrow: Weccaacoe Fun Festival/Sustainability Fair

News from the QVNA:
Weccacoe Fun Festival/Sustainability Fair
Sat. June 2 11 3-p.m.
Weccacoe Playground, 400 block of Catharine St

Event sampling:
11:00 – 11:30 School of Rock Band (southeast corner of playground)
11:00 – 2:45 Queen Village Art Center Make and Take (east side of PG)
11:00 – 2:45 Penn Museum “Maya 2012: Lords of Time” (east side of PG)
11:30 Project Capoiera Demonstration (tennis court)
11:30 Composting Instruction (sustainability tent)
1:00 – 1:30 Councilman Mark Squilla
2:00 – 2:30 Vertical Greening (sustainability tent)
2:45 – 3:00 Raffle Drawing

spring has sprung: upcoming youth soccer tryouts

Some information on upcoming tryouts:

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time: 8:00am for ages 8-11; 10:00am for ages 12-15 (age as of 9/1/2012)

Place: Starr Garden, 6th and Lombard Streets

Bring: cleats, shin guards, water and a soccer ball. Wear your uniform if you have played on a Palumbo Soccer team in the past.
Check: in the morning if the weather looks questionable. We will have a make-up/rain session the following day, Sunday, April 29, same time and place.

For another popular local league, check out Fairmount Soccer.