Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Updates

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Here is our Venice Island From a Distance interview with host Ryan Rebel, and the one and only Mark Jerde. Not only does Mark run the Manayunk Chambers Guest House and is heavily involved in the community, but he is also the organizer of Out and About in Manayunk, which is a weekend long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Manayunk. Ryan and Mark talk about all of this, the importance of inclusive and safe events for all people, and much more this week.

Our featured restaurant this week is Winnie's Manayunk!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Check out our interview with comedian and improviser, Darryl Charles! His comedy album Black Gentrifier is available to stream and purchase. https://darrylcharles.bandcamp.com/

http://www.darrylcharlescomedy.com/

Our featured Restaraunt for this week's episode is the Manayunk Brewing Company. https://www.manayunkbrewery.com/

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Check out our conversation about youth arts education in a virtual Covid world with executive director of Yes! And...Collaborative Arts, Chris Herrman

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Venice Island From a Distance is a virtual conversation series where we dive into topics such as race, culture, and the role of art in today's world.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Venice Island From a Distance is a virtual conversation series where we dive into topics such as race, culture, and the role of art in today's world.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Out of an abundance of safety and concern, and in order to put on the best show possible, we have decided to move the Mike Masse concert to July 17th, 2021.

All tickets bought for his 2020 show will be honored for 2021, but if you would like a refund for any reason please reach out to info@mikemasse.com

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

 - VI Staff 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Venice Island is a community based performing art center whose mission is to increase the breadth, quality and diversity of creative opportunities for Philadelphians of all backgrounds. We strive to be an artistic home for renters and collaborators from the Black community and all others who represent the glorious multi-ethnic populations of the City in which we all live. The fear and pain that these communities are experiencing have caused us to think very deeply about the role of arts in society today.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

To our patrons, renters, artistis, and supporters:

Friday, March 13, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and out of love and concern for our audience, performers, staff, and crew, that we announce the postponement of "Why I'm Scared of Dance" by Jen Childs, the start of our 4-for-4 Philly Film Series, and the Miss Philadelphia Pageant.

Additionally, Trapezium Math Club,  Dead Bards, and our free jazz event  on April 24th have all been postponed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

After finishing our work with Yes! And...Collaborative Arts on their original work "Fee Fi Fo Fum" last weekend, we're jumping right back into it with Our Mother of Consolation and their production of Seussical Jr. on 3/6 & 3/7! If you couldn't tell, we are extremely busy, but we like it that way!

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