Stroll the Street to re­turn this week

The Review - - Front Page - A press re­lease from the Manayunk Devel­op­ment Corp.

MANAYUNK >> Start­ing June 1, Stroll the Street kicks off sum­mer on Main Street.

This year, the event will take place ev­ery Thurs­day night from5 to 9 p.m., fea­tur­ing a new theme, dif­fer­ent food trucks and live mu­sic each week. Manayunk re­tail­ers and restau­rants will also hold in-store shop­ping events and $5 cock­tails and ap­pe­tiz­ers through­out the sea­son.

“It’s so nice to walk along his­toric Main Street on a Thurs­day night with fam­ily and friends. We hope ev­ery­one will en­joy a lit­tle shop­ping, a lit­tle food and a new theme ev­ery week,” said Jane Lip­ton, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Manayunk Devel­op­ment Corp.

On June 1, the first Stroll the Street will fea­ture “Meet Your Neigh­bor Night.” Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Roxborough YMCA, Friends of Pret­zel Park, North Light Com­mu­nity Cen­ter and the Fifth District Po­lice Depart­ment will line the street with in­for­ma­tion about com­mu­nity pro­grams and civic en­gage­ment. The Philadel­phia Fire Depart­ment will ar­rive in its fire en­gine for fam­ily and

kids to en­joy. A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Coun­cil­man Cur­tis Jones Jr.’ of­fice will also be in at­ten­dance to greet par­tic­i­pants and an­swer ques­tions about neigh­bor­hood devel­op­ments. Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to come, min­gle with neigh­bors and learn more about com­mu­nity in­volve­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“I love this event. We are all so busy, and we of­ten don’t take enough time to get to know the peo­ple who live and work with us,” Lip­ton said. “What could be bet­ter than tak­ing an hour or so to meet your neigh­bors and lo­cal busi­ness own­ers? It gives us all a chance to put names to faces.”

High­lights of the Stroll the Street event will in- clude three spe­cial movie nights, with show­ings of “De­spi­ca­ble Me” June 29, “The Sandlot” July 27 and “La La Land” Aug. 31. Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to bring the whole fam­ily for an out­door view­ing of each film on Cot­ton Street.

In ad­di­tion, In­side Out Night will take place June 8. Vis­i­tors from the Philadel­phia Mu­seum of Art will ex­plain ev­ery­thing res­i­dents need to know about the In­side Out ex­hi­bi­tion in Manayunk, which will be in­stalled through mid-Au­gust. Other no­table Stroll the Street themes are Pet Adop­tion Night June 15, Fit­ness Night July 20, Beach Night Aug. 3 and an End-of-Sum­mer Bash Aug. 24.

MDC will be up­dat­ing de­tails about each theme as the sum­mer pro­gresses. For a full list of weekly themes, visit the MDC web­site at manayunk.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MANAYUNK DEVEL­OP­MENT CORP.

Stroll the Street events will fea­ture food trucks and live mu­sic along Main Street in Manayunk each Thurs­day this sum­mer start­ing June 1.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — MANAYUNK DEVEL­OP­MENT CORP.

Stroll the Street events will fea­ture food trucks and live mu­sic along Main Street in Manayunk each Thurs­day this sum­mer start­ing June 1.

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