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Around the Neighborhood: June 6, 2022

Giant outdoor sculpture at Jewish museum

The newly named and reopened Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, at 5th and Market streets on Independence Mall, is displaying the OY/YO sculpture on its grounds.

The outdoor installation is by Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass and will be on display until at least May 2023.

The bright yellow aluminum statue is creative word play using just two letters, with several meanings. One side says “YO,” referencing the phrase used throughout Philadelphia, while the other side reads “OY,” a popular Yiddish phrase used in Jewish and American culture.

At 8 feet tall, 16 feet wide and 5-feet deep, the statue is intended to become part of Old City’s cultural fabric and a destination for tourists and locals.

The museum is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. 

Italian Festival at MDG

Mother of Divine Grace Interparochial School, 2612 E. Monmouth St., will host its annual Italian Festival Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, starting at 5 p.m.

Enter on Cambria Street.

For details, visit the Italian Festival at MDG Interparochial School event page on Facebook. 

Bingo at St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will host bingo on Saturday, June 11, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Doors open at noon.

Packages cost $20 and include lunch.

Space is limited and masks required. 

For more details, call the church at 215-423-0792. 

St. Hubert day trip

St. Hubert will hold its seventh annual summer fun day trip on Tuesday, June 21. There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship, followed by a four-hour stay at Resorts casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end at the Tomasello winery for a sitdown dinner and complimentary wine tasting.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at about 9 p.m. The cost is $90. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org

St. Hubert class of 1972 reunion

St. Hubert Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th high school reunion on Thursday, June 9, with a Golden Girls’ walk alongside the graduating Class of 2022. 

The reunion will immediately follow at Knowlton Mansion. 

For details, email Linda at SHBambies1972@gmail.com

Bridesburg Rec Summer Camp

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is holding summer camp registration.

There will be two encampments each running three weeks. Each session will offer early, day and extended options.

Camp is for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2022.

Cost is $90 for early camp, $300 for day camp and $150 for extended camp.

First encampment will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 22.

Second encampment will run Monday, July 22 to Friday, Aug. 12.

All fees must be paid in full at registration.

For more details, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. 

Samuel Rec Summer Camp

Samuel Recreation Center, 3549 Gaul St., is holding summer camp registration.

Registration will be available online; a link will be posted on the Samuel Rec Center Facebook page.

Camp is for children ages 6 to 12 and will run from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, Aug. 12.

Cost is $600 and is due in two installments.

Camp includes daily breakfast and lunch, daily swimming, arts and crafts, sports, guest speakers and one trip per week.

For more details, email Jamie Miller at Jamie.Miller@phila.gov.

Flea market

A flea market will be held at Almond and Cumberland streets, behind First Class Daycare, in the parking lot every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors are needed.

For a space, call Vicky at 215-426-9654 or Colleen at 267-393-5997. 

Flea market at Roosevelt Mall

The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). 

Portside Arts Center classes at Cherry Street Pier

Portside Arts Center at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., will host kids and adult classes.

Children’s Saturday class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or four classes for $55.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 11 to 17. Cost is $20 per class or four for $70.

Family Art Night will be held every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $25 per family.

Portside on the Pier Summer Arts Camp will be held from June 27 to Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 6 to 10. Cost is $200 per week.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org.

Summer arts camp at Portside

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering a Summer Arts Camp June 20 to Aug. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for ages 4 to 13. Cost is $350 per week.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org or call 215-427-1514.

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