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May 13 is fight night at Parx

Karl Wylie, a 29-year-old lightweight fighter from Coatesville and a former Golden Gloves winner, will be making his professional boxing debut at Parx Casino on Friday, May 13.

Joe Hand Promotions is producing the live boxing event, which will also feature a six-round heavyweight bout between Sonny Conto (9-0, 7 KOs) and Justin Rolfe (7-3-1, 5 KOs).

Shinard Bunch (18-1-1, 15 KOs) will look to continue his 18-fight undefeated streak when he competes in an eight-round super-lightweight fight.

Super featherweight Jordon Murphy (2-0, 1 KO), originally from Bensalem, will fight in a four-round super-featherweight bout.

Christopher Burgos (3-5-1, 1 KO) will face Philip Davis (2-5-1) in a six-round lightweight contest.

Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale at https://tickets.parxcasino.com/tickets/390007.

Call the Hold My Ticket Call Center at 877-466-3404 or Joe Hand Promotions at 215-364-9000. Must be 21 or older to attend. ••

Blood drive at Nazareth Hospital

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Nazareth Hospital – DiBello Conference Center on Friday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 215-335-6281 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Nazareth Hospital” in the sponsor box. ••

Paint & Sip for a good cause

Programs Employing People Services will host its first Paint & Sip Party Fundraiser on Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at PEP Services’ great room, 1200 S. Broad St. Buy tickets at the door for $35. Painting supplies will be provided. The event is BYOB. Proceeds benefit PEP’s services for the disabled. To reserve your seat, call 215-389-4006 or visit https://www.signupgenius. ••

Autism center opening in Bustleton

NeurAbilities Healthcare, a provider of healthcare services for people with autism and other neurological conditions, will open at 9601 Bustleton Ave., Suite A, sporting an airplane theme – in a nod to nearby Northeast Philadelphia Airport. It is designed for children with autism, primarily from the ages of 14 months to 15 years. There will be an indoor play area to help children learn a range of skills, including communication and socialization, and individual and group treatment rooms. The center also provides in-home treatment for children who live in the surrounding areas, and can serve children in their school, daycare program or other community sites. To register for an April 28 open house, go to https://neurabilities.com/open-house-at-northeast-philadelphia-treatment-center/.

For more information, visit NeurAbilities.com or call 856-346-0005. ••

Judge/St. Hubert Junior Night

The Guidance Departments of Father Judge and St. Hubert high schools will hold a Junior Night on Wednesday, April 6, from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of Judge, 3301 Solly Ave. A panel of college admissions and trade/technical representatives will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Everyone is welcome, but all 11th-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend. There will be guest speakers from La Salle University, Holy Family, Community College of Philadelphia and the Automotive Training Center on hand to discuss choosing a college, the application process, selection by admissions officers, two-year colleges as an option and pursuing an education in the trades. ••

Naz Athletic Hall of Fame

Nazareth Academy High School will celebrate its first Athletic Hall of Fame class on Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. in the gym. There will be a cocktail hour, presentation of awards and dinner. The ceremony was originally scheduled for 2020.

Inductees are Jeannette Chobot Curtis ’92 (softball), Maureen Costello ’94 (basketball), Mary Beth Snell ’96 (basketball), Shannon McDade Bretz ’97 (basketball), Kellianne Toland Kaput ’97 (soccer), Darci Borski ’98 (soccer), Brigid Sullivan Kelley ’98 (soccer), Amy Snell Murphy ’98 (basketball), Beth Rocks-Terebesi ’98 (track), Giannina Cipolloni ’08 (softball), Meghan Lutz ’08 (cross country, track), Erica Cipolloni ’10 (softball) and Bob Keating (softball coach).

For tickets and more information, visit NazarethAcademyHS.org/HallofFame. ••

Spring Fling on Saturday

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will host a Spring Fling on April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The indoor festival will feature a flea market, holiday table, baked goods and

chances sold for gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available. Call 215-342-9447. ••

Help make palms

Our Lady of Consolation Church, 7051 Tulip St., invites the public to make palms daily through April 8, from 3 to 8 p.m. Palms will be for sale after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April, 9, and on Palm Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For preorders, contact Tony Volpe at tonyvolpe22@hotmail.com or 215-837-7666. ••

Haircuts for good cause

Fifty Shades of Gray Hair Studio, 3201 Magee Ave., will hold a cut-a-thon fundraiser in memory of Sean Toomey on Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the family of Sean, the Wissinoming 15-year-old shot and killed during a carjacking on his block. ••

Trip to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents will hold a trip to Tropicana Casino on Thursday, April 21. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m., and leave the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $35, due by April 14. There will be $20 in slot cash. For information and to reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Support charity basketball tourney

The Lace Up for Lisa men’s 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will take place on May 15 at the Bustleton Bengals’ John Marynowitz Gym, 9945 President St. The cost is $100 for a team of three or four. The deadline to sign up is April 25. The tournament will be played in memory of Lisa Dombrowski, who died last June. Proceeds will benefit Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dombrowski’s husband, Gary, and daughter, Nicole, are organizing the tournament. A Cardinal Dougherty graduate, she loved sports and competition. Lisa’s infant granddaughter, Lisa May Marie, will be there. The Bengals are donating the gym, and some PIAA referees are donating their time. The public is invited. There will be raffles, a DJ, T-shirt sales and concession stand. T-shirt sponsors will be accepted until April 25. The briefing for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the games at 8.

To sign up, to be a T-shirt sponsor or for more information, email NicoleLisaMarie.Dombrowski@gmail.com. ••

Blood donor event in Somerton

Fellowship Bible Church and the Somerton Civic Association are hosting a blood drive in cooperation with the Red Cross on Monday, April 11, from 2-7 p.m. at the church, at 13021 Worthington Road. Sign up to donate blood by visiting https://rcblood.org/3t5IeAo. ••

2 free events at Holy Family

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave, will host two upcoming free events. On Wednesday, April 13, A Guide to Post Traumatic Stress Distress for Family and Friends will take place in the ETC building, # 211, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 14, Wicked Women of the Bible will take place in the Campus Chapel from 10 a.m. to noon.

Register: www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, 267-341-3305 or familycenter@holyfamily.edu. ••

Improvements coming to Fitzpatrick Playground

City Councilman Brian O’Neill joined the city Department of Parks and Recreation to announce plans to renovate Fitzpatrick Playground (12501 Torrey Road). The approximately $630,000 project will update and modernize aging playground equipment and building features at the 5.2-acre site. Fitzpatrick Playground is home to a popular after-school program and summer camp. Families who visit the site will soon be able to enjoy updated playground equipment; a new safety surface; a brand new redesigned sprayground; new tree plantings; and additional site seating. The project will also replace the doors and windows in the two-room recreation building on site.

“Fitzpatrick Playground is well loved by the community, and we are excited to see this site come to life with the new amenities our children and families deserve,” O’Neill said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work alongside residents and Parks and Rec to provide safe, fun recreation facilities here in the 10th District and across the city”

“This announcement is exciting news for the Fitzpatrick staff and community,” said Parks and Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. “Safe, modern places to play make our communities stronger, and give residents a chance to meet new neighbors and connect with old friends. We are so grateful to the civic and community leaders who have made investment in our parks a priority here in the Northeast and across the city.”

Construction is expected to begin in late summer. ••

Fox Chase doc promoted

Dr. Elizabeth Plimack, chief of the Division of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been appointed Deputy Director. Plimack will oversee the Clinical and Translational Research Plan as she takes on this newly created role. Her primary areas of focus will include programmatic scientific strategy; further development of the Fox Chase Bladder Cancer Program toward an integrated and collaborative research program; and development of institutional “diversity, equity and inclusion” initiatives. ••

Become a city lifeguard

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards to staff free public pools. Training is provided. The lifeguard position pays a wage of $15.25 to $17.24 an hour. Red Cross certification classes are free for anyone ages 16-24 who commit to working at a city pool. The lifeguard screening test requires candidates to swim 300 meters nonstop, tread water for two minutes and retrieve a 10-pound brick from the bottom of the deep end. Candidates can make an appointment for free training or to take the lifeguard screening at phila.gov/lifeguards. Training and screening appointments are available seven days a week at indoor pools across the city. For more information, email lifeguard@phila.gov. ••

Sign up for 68-plus softball

Philadelphia Senior Softball League needs players for its 68 and over league. The season starts Monday May 2. There will be 27 games, along with playoffs. Games are played Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m. at Crispin Field, Holme and Convent avenues. For more information, call Marty King at 215-698-0009. ••

Go see High School Musical

Frankford High School, 5000 Oxford Ave., will present Disney’s High School Musical from April 6-8. Showtimes are 6 p.m. on April 6-7 and 1 p.m. on April 8. Tickets cost $5. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. ••

Take part in arts day

The Rockledge Fox Chase Business Association will present Arts in the Park on Saturday, May 14, from 2-5 p.m. at Lions Park, 7964 Oxford Ave. The afternoon will include arts, music and vendors. To participate or for more information, call Theresa at 215-722-4566. ••

Help Karen and the Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Karen’s Bowling Alley Rally will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 6-9 p.m. at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave. The evening will celebrate how far Karen Murphy has come in five years since being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Tickets per bowler cost $30 for a 21-and-older drink wristband or $20 for non-drinkers. The price includes three hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda and open bar for people with wristbands. There will be gift basket raffles and a 50/50. Sixty percent of proceeds will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Karen’s names. Forty percent of proceeds will go to Karen’s recovery, medical bills, rehabilitation and effort to return home. For more information, go to https://karensbowlingalleyrally.ticketleap.com/register-or-donate/. ••

Walk for charity

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation will be hosting its virtual Rhapsody and Rhythm Walk-A-Thon and 5K. Participants will fundraise and take part in a 7-day event to walk at their own pace to reach their 5K goal. This annual walk-a-thon event takes place from Sunday, April 10, through Saturday, April 16, and allows the foundation to raise funds to support its mission to fund music therapy and child life services programs throughout the region. For more information and to register, visit www.KNHWalk.org or call 215-969-2938. ••

Meet the candidates

Holme Circle Civic Association is holding a Meet the Candidates night on Wednesday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Jerome Church, 8100 Colfax St. The following candidates are expected: U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle and challenger Aaron Bashir; 6th Councilmanic District candidate Mike Driscoll; 173rd Legislative District candidate Pete McDermott; state Rep. Ed Neilson; and 5th Senatorial District candidate Sam Oropeza. ••

Activities offered

Tabas KleinLife Apartments, 2101 Strahle St., has a series of activities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in April. Activities include chess, exercise, bingo, live entertainment, yoga dance, board games and karaoke. Call 215-745-3127. ••

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, due by May 15. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

Poetry readings at Chase’s Hop Shop

The public is invited to celebrate National Poetry Month on April 30 at 2 p.m. at Chase’s Hop Shop, 7235 Rising Sun Ave. North of Oxford will host a gathering of poets reading with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. The readings will feature 10 poets from the Mid-Atlantic region hosted by g emil reutter. Time permitting, there will be an open mic. The gathering is free. ••

History fair at Cannstatter’s

The Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History will present a history fair on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There will be historic displays, presentations on local history, books, prints, photographs and other historical items. Call 215-370-4626. ••

History meeting tonight

The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The topic will be The Infamous Bank War. The speaker will be author Cordelia Frances Biddle, who will discuss the 1830s battle between financier Nicholas Biddle and President Andrew Jackson over the Philadelphia-based Second Bank of the United States, The meeting is free and open to the public.

Join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82824264502?pwd=NFZZNWtMcENuYWRJWnViWXYyMFFOUT09. ••

Craft show through Saturday

A craft show will take place at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike in Southampton, daily through from April 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be an array of handmade crafts, candy, wreaths, jewelry, holiday gift items and more. For more information, call 215-808-3004, visit ThreeDcrafts.com or go to the Farmhouse Craft Show page on Facebook. ••

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, including Easter Sunday. 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). ••

Friday is beer night at the Arsenal

Stickman Brews is holding a Pop Up Taproom every Friday, starting April 8, from 4-8 p.m., at BLDG39, an indoor/outdoor event venue at the Frankford Arsenal Business Center, 5401 Tacony St. Each Friday will feature three to four rotating seasonal Stickman Brews and food by one or more of the partners in Culinary Collective’s shared kitchen, starting with Bao & Bun Studio. This pop-up is open to the public. Take out beer and food are available. There is plenty of parking on site. ••

Synagogue gala in May

Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, 4301 Tyson Ave., the oldest synagogue in the Northeast, will be celebrating its 97th anniversary with a gala on Sunday, May 22, at the Bensalem Country Club. All present and past members and friends are invited. Call 215-969-5346. ••

Stations of the Cross

The public is invited to join the Medical Mission Sisters outside for Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 15, at noon. The site is 8400 Pine Road. ••

Tea time

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation will be presenting its 25th anniversary tea on Sunday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m., at its headquarters at 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough. Ticket price is $22 per person. Tea fare will include brewed tea, assorted tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. Reservation deadline is April 8. Call 215-788-9408. ••

Father Judge reunions

Two Father Judge graduating classes will be holding reunions this year. The Class of 1972 will hold its 50-year reunion at Father Judge on Saturday, April 30. The Class of 1962 will hold its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

All about apps

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host Apps for Everyday Living and Learning in its library on Wednesday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The session is free. Register at www.holyfamily.edu/familycenter, 267-341-3305 or familycenter@holyfamily.edu. ••

Learn about amendments

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution will be the focal point of a five-part historical series offered to active older adults 50 years and above at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave.. on Mondays, April 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with KleinLife members. The program is being offered and presented through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University. Attorney David Hudiak will be leading the series. To sign up, send a check or money order for $30 payable to Widener University to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Hyatt Hall, Suite 118, 1 University Place, West Chester, PA 19013-5792. For additional information, email olli@widener.edu or call 610-499-4279. All fees must be paid prior to starting. ••

Support veterans

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with supporting and raising funds for the military and veterans. Become a member by filling out an application at a meeting on the following Tuesdays: June 7 and Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••

Job fair at Bustleton Post Office

The Bustleton Post Office, 9925 Bustleton Ave, will host a job fair on Tuesday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications are accepted online only at www.usps.com/careers. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be able to pass drug screening and a criminal background investigation. Applicants must be available to work weekends and holidays. ••

Attend Easter Egg Hunt

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 205 Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge, will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be games, candy and prizes. All children are welcome. ••

Walk to prevent suicide

Holy Family University’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Association will host an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 3 p.m. The walk will start at Holy Family’s Campus Center, 9801 Frankford Ave., and progress to Fluehr Park, located across the street from the university. There is no cost to participate in the walk, but registration is encouraged to allow participants to join a team or engage in individual fundraising efforts. Registration is available online at http://www.afsp.org/holyfamily through April 16 at noon. In-person registration is available at the walk from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Donations are being accepted online through June 30. Walkers who raise $100 by April 23 will receive a “Hope Walks Here” T-shirt. After the walk, there will be raffles. ••

Passover barbecue

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding its annual Passover barbecue on Wednesday, April 20, at 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $22 per person and $15 for children 13 and younger. The menu is chicken, hot dogs, chips, salad, gefilte fish, fruit, cake and more. Call 215-677-1600 for details or to make reservations. ••

Family fun at Cranaleith

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host a Family Fun Fair on Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food trucks, craft beer, kids’ games, face painting, animals, yard sale, raffles, bee apiary demonstration, honey sale, Cranaleith Gift Shop, music, nonprofit groups, garden demonstrations and more. Admission and parking are free. ••

Bingo on May 7

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will hold bingo on May 7, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••

Support babies and toddlers

The Baby Shower Mitzvah Project hosted by Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Members can purchase and donate gift cards from area stores where clients of Jewish Family and Children’s Services can shop for their baby and toddler items. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••

Learn about Estee Lauder

The Sisterhood of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, invites the public for Tea with Estee on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Come listen to Maxine Goldman as she discusses the life of billionaire Estee Lauder. There will be a dessert buffet, including an ice cream sundae bar. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a raffle for a $25 money tree. Reservations are needed by May 12. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Register for Red Tiger Cup

The Red Tiger TKD Cup will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bryn Athyn College’s Asplundh Fieldhouse, 2775 Buck Road, in Bryn Athyn. There will be competitions in sparring, patterns and special technique. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in each division. Call 215-969-9962 or email redtigertkd@gmail.com. ••

Kimmel schedule

The Kimmel Cultural Campus has returned to live Broadway programming.

Here is the schedule through the summer: Hairspray (May 16-22, Merriam Theater); To Kill A Mockingbird (July 12-24, Academy of Music); and Dear Evan Hansen (Aug. 16-28, Forrest Theatre).

For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.org. ••

Luncheon and military salute

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to Spring Lake, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 25, featuring a luncheon and a Memorial Day Armed Services Salute at Doolan’s Shore Club. All-inclusive price is $128 per person. For details and reservations, call 215-788-9043. ••

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a clothing drive on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Charity fashion show

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a fashion show – Couture For The Cure – on Sunday, May 1 at the Sheraton Bucks County, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne. The cost is $55 and includes full-course lunch and show. There will be raffles, boutiques and jewelry and craft vendors. BOC Productions will present Fashions from Marlene’s of Collingswood, New Jersey. Doors open at 10 a.m. for shopping. Call Lorraine at 610-277-3631 for tickets. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Donate blood

The Men’s Club of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, is holding a blood drive being run by the American Red Cross on Sunday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Upcoming bus trip

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 14, to see the Broadway production of The Music Man. The cost is $345, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Sunrise Easter service at Glen Foerd

The Far Northeast Philadelphia Ministerium is holding its annual sunrise service on Easter morning, April 17, at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave. Worshipers from all denominations are welcome. The service lasts about 50 minutes and will begin at 6:30 a.m. An offering will be taken to aid refugees from the crisis in Ukraine. Bring a lawn chair and watch the sunrise, pray and sing songs of gladness. ••

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, 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]. ••

Latin festival on May 14

The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr is hosting Bucks County’s first Latin Music Festival on Saturday, May 14, from 4-9 p.m. at 80 W M Y Lane, Morrisville.

Headliners are Puerto Rican star Tony Vega and Krency Garcia, aka El Prodigio. Vega is an award-winning musician whose album Uno Mismo went platinum, while Garcia is a famous merengue tipico accordionist from the Dominican Republic.

In addition to music, there will be Latino-themed food and vendors. Beverages will be available.

The event is sponsored in part by a grant from Bucks County Tourism, one of only two grants given by the organization to for-profit organizations.

Early-bird tickets are $35 per person and early bird VIP tickets are $75 per person. The festival will be held rain or shine.

The Falls Banquet by EventRoostr is seeking vendors for the festival.  Anyone interested may contact the venue at contact@thefallsbanquet.com or 215-295-1177.

Ten percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Immigrant Rights Action, a nonprofit that educates and organizes immigrants and allies with the goal of building relationships and empowering change. The organization connects immigrants with community resources, provides legal referrals and provides small grants to assist with the cost of deportation defense. Immigrant Rights Action is accredited by the DOJ to provide low-cost assistance with legal immigration matters. For more information, visit www.immigrantrightsaction.org.

For tickets, go to https://eventroostr.com/events/. ••

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