Memorial Day ceremony
The public is invited to honor the fallen on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at noon at the Charles J. Glenn III Memorial, at Marlborough and Wildey streets in Fishtown. The event will feature the Vietnam Veterans Society and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums. ••
Polka party on Sunday
The sixth annual spring polka party will take place on Sunday, May 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road.
The TKO Band, from Baltimore, will perform. There will be a cash bar and a Polish kitchen.
Tickets cost $15.
For tickets or more information, contact John at 215-906-1825 or email@example.com. ••
Curbing boom parties
City Councilman Mike Driscoll introduced legislation to enforce strict measures on nuisance vehicles, those that amplify sound heard at a distance greater than 100 feet from the vehicle. Under the proposed ordinance, violators face a $2,000 penalty and risk forfeiture of the vehicle unless it is being used in connection with a city-permitted event. The legislation aims to curb “boom parties,” where large groups of people gather along the Delaware River and blast music from cars that are equipped with massive speakers. The vibrations and sound are loud enough to carry across the water to impact neighbors on both sides of the river. Driscoll worked with the Philadelphia Police Department on the legislation, and officers will be authorized to issue violation notices and sized vehicles.
“Residents along the river have endured the excessive noise long enough at all hours of the day and night. We need to take strict enforcement measures and signal that we’re not going to tolerate it anymore,” Driscoll said. “It’s a quality-of-life issue that has escalated in recent years, and enough is enough.” ••
Adult, teen programs at Richmond Library
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering adult and teen programs.
Crochet Circle, for adults of all experience, will meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on May 17, 24 and 31.
Chess Club will meet on Monday, May 22, from 4-6 p.m. Beginners are welcome, chess boards included.
Luck of the Irish will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. There will be traditional Irish songs, music, stories and dancing.
Philadelphia Legal Assistance: Bankruptcy, Debt and Small Claims Resource Table will take place on Tuesday, May 23, from 3-5 p.m. At the resource table, you can talk with an expert and learn how to access legal aid and the next steps you can take with a legal issue.
Call 215-685-9992. ••
Children’s programs at Richmond Library
Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St., is offering children’s programs.
Preschool Storytime and Play Group will meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on May 17, 24 and 31. Join Ms. Meghan for stories, songs and fun for ages 4 and under with caregivers. Stay after Storytime to play. Siblings welcome.
Read, Baby, Read Storytime and Play Group will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. on May 18 and 25. Join Ms. Meghan for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces for babies with caregivers. Stay after Storytime to play. Siblings welcome.
Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program is in session Mondays through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from 3-5 p.m. LEAP is a free, drop-in afterschool program that offers homework help and activities for students in grades K-12 every day after school.
Call 215-685-9992. ••
Dawkins wants answers on FTC
State Rep. Jason Dawkins said he is deeply concerned following reports that Franklin Towne Charter High School had manipulated its lottery to deny acceptance to students based on ZIP code or history of academic or behavioral issues. The school is being investigated after a top administrator at the school alleged that the lottery was fixed. The Inquirer obtained data showing that 17 ZIP codes with 110 combined applicants had none selected, while 205 students were chosen from ZIP codes that had 702 total applicants. Dawkins said this raises serious concerns about the fairness and integrity of the lottery process. He’s also concerned about the FTC board’s alleged favoritism toward former CEO Joe Venditti.
“This is unacceptable. This discriminatory act is a violation of Pennsylvania law and denies children their right to a fair education,” Dawkins said. “As taxpayers, we should not be funding schools that engage in such practices.
“If found guilty, they should face severe penalties. We must hold our schools accountable for providing equal opportunities for all students. It’s unacceptable that Franklin Towne Charter High School may have discriminated against students based on their ZIP codes during their admission lottery.” ••
Northeast Catholic High School Class of ‘73 will hold its 50th reunion on June 1, from 6-10 p.m., at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville. Tickets cost $73, payable to NC-73 Reunion. Mail to Mike Kaiser, 14014 Napier St., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline is May 22. Cost includes appetizers, full buffet, dessert and open bar. ••
Wildwood days in June
The Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Wildwood from June 5-9.
The cost is $650 and includes round-trip transportation; four nights at Oceanfront Hotel; four full breakfasts and dinners; a visit to historic Smithville and Cape May; and a dolphin watch cruise.
The trip is for people 55 and older. Contact Geneva Scafe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-426-8610, Ext. 1206. ••
Trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Polish American Cultural Center Museum volunteers are sponsoring a 7-day, 6-night trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan from July 9-15. The trip consists of a ferry ride to Mackinac Island, two nights at the Grand Hotel, a horse-drawn carriage ride and visits to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the Henry Ford Museum and the National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods. The price includes bus transportation, hotels, six breakfasts, six dinners, a buffet luncheon at the Grand Hotel, admission to all attractions, baggage handling, taxes and gratuities. Call Theresa Romanowski at 215-813-2780 or 215-922-1700. ••
Bingo 3 times a week
The Ukrainian Cathedral, at Brown and Franklin streets, hosts bingo every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games start at 6:30. Call 215-829-8103. ••
Learn to start nonprofit
A new website includes resources for people who want to start a nonprofit.
The website was created to help people who cannot afford a lawyer or who have questions about the process.
The site includes free and low-cost legal tools.
For more information, visit https://panonprofitlaw.com/. ••
Rema in concert
Rema will make a stop at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on July 16.
Tickets are available at heisrema.com. ••
Musician in concert at Rivers
Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and jazz and R&B musician Marcus Miller will perform at Rivers Casino on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets for The Event Center performance start at $29.
Miller’s appearance is part of the Rivers Casino upcoming entertainment lineup, which is scheduled as follows:
• May 19: Sal Valentinetti
• May 26: Tower of Power
• June 3: Cage Wars 58
• June 16 and 17: Jeffrey Osborne
• July 8: Thunder From Down Under
• July 14: Jonathan Butler and Gerald Albright
• July 28: Strictly Sinatra Presents: The Rat Pack
For tickets and more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia. ••
Entertainer coming to Fillmore
Comedian, actor and radio host Corey Holcomb announced his upcoming The Book of Coreythians Chapter 1 Tour.
The 11-show run includes a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Friday, Sept. 8.
Tickets are available at livenation.com. ••
Lil Yachty scheduled for Fillmore
Lil Yachty has announced a 39-stop global tour in support of his most recent album Let’s Start Here. Produced by Live Nation and Bose, The Field Trip Tour includes a stop at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Sunday, Sept. 24.
For more information and ticket purchasing, visit fieldtriptour.com. ••
Comedy show at Fillmore
British stand-up Russell Howard will return to the U.S., specifically the east coast, for a fall tour.
Howard will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
For ticket information, go to russell-howard.co.uk. ••
Comedienne to perform at Fillmore
Comedienne Michelle Wolf will bring her It’s Great to be Here tour to The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Tickets are available at MichelleIsAWolf.com. ••
6LACK coming to Fillmore
Musical artist 6LACK will perform at the Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Nov. 16.
For more information, visit vipnation.com. ••
Toosii at the Fillmore
Toosii announced a summer U.S. headline tour, in support of his debut album, NAUJOUR. The Toosii: NAUJOUR TOUR, which will be produced by Live Nation, will include a show at The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St., on Aug. 22.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com. ••
Lane closure on Frankford Avenue
PennDOT announced that the Philadelphia Water Department has begun utility construction on Frankford Avenue.
Through Wednesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a weekday lane closure is scheduled on Frankford Avenue between Lehigh Avenue and Somerset Street.
All scheduled activities are weather dependent. ••
Go see Mamma Mia!
The Star Players, of the city Department of Parks and Recreation, will present Mamma Mia! from June 2-4 at 7 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at Holmesburg Recreation Center, 4500 Rhawn St., or on Venmo @TheStarplayers. For more information, contact director Bill Arthur at 215-685-8714 or Starplayers2013@gmail.com. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or email@example.com. ••
South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion
The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••