BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.
On this week's episode, the 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival, Special Needs Family Fun Night with Autism Cares at Clementon Park and Splash World, and the 9th Annual 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties.
Pam Zenzola, the Executive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District joins Kristen in studio to talk about the 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival, this Sunday, July 30th from 11am to 4pm. Cars can register on site beginning at 8am for $20. Festival goers are encouraged to arrive after 11am. This FREE festival will feature over 14o muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles - as well as a craft fair, kids activities, music, food and drink specials and shopping all along the avenue. Find all you need to know HERE. Rain date: Sunday, August 6th.
Last year, 95.7 BEN-FM came together to with the Autism Cares Foundation and Clementon Park & Splash World to create the 1st Annual Special Needs Family Fun Night at Clementon Park & Splash World. The collaboration was a huge success, resulting in a special night for families all over the region to enjoy the park in a way that was more comfortable and with less noise, and stimulation while closed to the public. This year, the three organizations announce the 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Fun Night, and invite families with special needs to join the fun on Tuesday, August 1st from 6-9:30pm. The park will again be closed to the public. Tickets are available for purchase after registering for the event and include admission to both parks and FREE parking. A $5 donation from every ticket sold will be given to the Autism Cares Foundation. Find more details and tickets HERE.
Then, Kristine Kennedy returns to give us all of the details for this year's 9th Annual 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties - along North 2nd Street from Germantown to Spring Garden - Sunday, August 6th from noon to 10pm. Known as Philly's Biggest Block Party, the all day celebration will include over 150 vendors, restaurants, beer gardens, kids activities, crafts, bands, performers and more. There will be food trucks, 9 beer gardens and over 20 bands on 3 stages. Spinto Band will headline the music at the festival at 9pm. Find all of the details HERE.