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11th Annual 2nd Street Festival and the SEPTA Key Download

24:52 Download August 2nd, 2019

Kristen speaks with returning guest Meredith Williams – the Executive Director of the 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties. Known as Philly’s biggest summer block party, the 2nd Street Festival returns for it’s 11th Anniversary on Sunday, August 4th. Roam the festival over six blocks of 2nd Street between Germantown and Green streets in Northern Liberties. This all-day, FREE celebration of the community and businesses on 2nd Street has over 150 vendors including: handmade crafts, food vendors, beer gardens, three music stages, a street performance space, kids programs, green initiatives, and features a diverse local musical lineup. Find out more at

Then, Kristen is joined by Leslie Hickman – Chief Officer Revenue and SEPTA Key spokesperson at the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). Leslie gives Kristen the scoop on all things Philly transportation. There are a lot of big changes going on with SEPTA, especially with the new Septa Key. Hear all about prices, card expiration dates, the phasing out of tokens, senior citizen rates, the importance of registering Septa Key cards, and lots more. SEPTA reminds customers to register their Key Cards as soon as they make a purchase to protect against loss or theft. Register online at or by calling the SEPTA Key Customer Service Center at (855) 567-3782. 

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