Supper Sessions on the Avenue
From 5 to 10 every other Wednesday evening from August 29th through October 10th on August 29th and the first three Wednesdays in October*, the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue returns to the people. At Supper Sessions on the Avenue, hot meals, cold drinks, and table service come out onto the belgian blocks and trolley tracks, putting Mt. Airy’s food and drink scene in the spotlight.
* We’d built rain dates in, but it rained on our rain dates, so now our event is in October!
The block’s ten restaurants—Chef Ken’s Cafe, Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange, Earth Bread + Brewery, Golden Crust, The Juice Room, Jyoti Indian Bistro, McMenamin’s Tavern, Mi Puebla, Trattoria Moma, and the new Nonna’s Pizza Tavern—are ready to serve up a taste of Mt. Airy, many with special dishes for Supper Sessions. Trolley Car Diner will bring its mobile beer-can-and-ice-cream shop; Frosted Fox Cake Shop, fresh off a winning performance on the Netflix original Sugar Rush, will bring the sweets.
Other businesses on the block—Queenie’s Pets, Rothe Florists, Handcraft Workshop, Blacqskirt, The Shop on the Ave, Vendors’ Boutique, I Spy You Buy, Sandaga and more—will stay open late. Each week will also have some variety through three rotating food trucks. And as with last year, we’ve got a special stainless steel collectible cup available for $10 which gets you beer specials at the four bars on the block (Earth, McMenamin’s, Grain Exchange, and Nonna’s), plus brand new Go Mt. Airy t-shirts for $15.
Inside the historic Sedgwick Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group will open their ninth season in residency with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, including performances on the last two nights of Supper Sessions (opening night 9/26 and 10/10). Back out on the Avenue, each week will feature a groovin’ soundtrack provided by a local DJ. Kids’ activities will be available starting at 5:30, including story time read by local reading advocates including Councilwoman Cindy Bass, State Rep. Chris Rabb, Senator Art Haywood, and others. And of course, we’ll have an array of excellent local art vendors presented by Renaissance Craftables.
Finally, each week’s info tables will be manned by organizations grouped by a weekly theme:
- 8/29: Mt. Airy organizations
- 10/3: Civic Commons partners and civic organizations
- 10/10: Northwest Coalition partners (Germantown, Chestnut Hill, East Falls, West Oak Lane, Roxborough & Manayunk)
- 10/17: Local holistic health practitioners
PLEASE NOTE: The 55 parking spaces in the municipal lot behind Rothe Florist will be closed during Supper Sessions, but the 82 spaces in the Sedgwick parking lot are available. Enter on Chew Avenue (between E. Mt. Airy and E. Mt. Pleasant Avenues) and use the walkway up to the avenue.
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