Franny Lou's Porch : Weekly Newsletter, 6/21
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This Week at Franny Lou's

Happy Day Wednesday  All Day, Once a Week
This month, we are celebrating the musicians in our midst! If you play the horn, come on in this week and receive $1 off a pot of tea or 25% off any latte. <3

Friday, 6/24  Neighborhood Potluck and Movie   5:30 - 8 PM
Join our community in taking an evening to relax and ground with a community; bring the kids and a dish to share.

Our West African drum classes are from 6 - 7 PM every Monday!
Around Town + Outdoors

Tuesday, 6/21  Avenues of Change Acoustic Fundraiser  6 PM
@ Sergeant St Garden, outside of Soup Kitchen
Join tonight to sit in on local musicians and poets showcasing their talents. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support Avenues of Change so that they can host educational workshops to empower families in East Kensington. The night will feature showcases from a few of Fishtown's local artists!

Tuesday, 6/21  POP Summer Solstice Mulberry Party   5 - 8 PM
@ Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd
Join the POPHarvest Community Harvesting Program in celebrating the start of summer by picking mulberries on beautiful Bartram's Garden land. Bring your own containers for harvesting, wear clothes that you don't mind potentially getting stained (they're very juicy when ripe!), and please prepare to donate at least half of your harvest to POP for our ongoing food pantry and local food business partnerships! You may RSVP here!

Wednesdays  $1 Local Produce Garden Farm Stand  11 AM - 1 PM
@ 2141 N Howard St
Come buy some food grown in local gardens! Support your community! Learn more online!

Friday - Saturday, 6/24 - 6/25  “Faithful Witness in a Time of Endless War” Conference
@ Christopher Dock Mennonite HS, 1000 Forty Foot Rd, Lansdale, PA
Blew and crew will perform “Buzzing of a Bee,” a spoken word piece that connects violence and white supremacy to drone warfare and calls into question the morality of militarized drones. The times of this special event by Coalition for Peace Action are Friday 7 - 9 PM and Saturday 8 AM - Noon. 

Saturday, 6/25  Summer Native Plant Sale  9 AM – 2 PM
@ Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.
The nursery will be stocked with a wide selection of flowering shrubs, vines, and perennials that provide important food for pollinators throughout the summer. Come learn about what native plants you can incorporate into your garden!

Saturday, 6/25  Bible Belt Almanac Release Party!  7 - 9:30 PM
Join The Head & The Hand Press on June 25th at Circle of Hope Church in Fishtown as they celebrate the release of their newest installment in our ongoing almanac series, the much anticipated Bible Belt Almanac!

Sunday, 6/26  Spruce St Harbor Kidical Mass  11 AM
@ Delaware and Spruce Streets
Kidical Mass is a nationwide movement that gets families biking. "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them [from riding bikes]" Let's take back the Papal traffic box and ride on a car-lite Center City and over Ben Franklin Bridge! Learn more online!

Grill and Chill: Celebrating 20 Years
This Saturday, come celebrate 20 years of Circle of Hope. Welcome to all! We’ll be grilling and hanging out; BYO blankets and food for the grill. We’ll provide drinks and Fritz’s butter cake. Bring your gloves if you wanna play ball! Meet at 3 PM @ FDR Park, Parking Lot #3

/ /   Our Weekly Specials   \ \


Fresh Biscuits
... made everyday ...

Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
homemade and so delicious!



Sojourner Truth Latte
peppermint - vanilla
espresso - milk

Lenape Tea Latte
chickory root - skim milk

Flavored Lemonades
black cherry
original lemon

The Asiatic Dayflowers (Commelina communis) are all over town and just beginning to bloom!  Raw or steamed, they're good eatin' either way!  They are used to cool fevers associated with the common cold and flu, protect against the H1N1 influenza A virus, as a diuretic, and as a gargle for sore throats. Topically, the plant can be mashed and applied as a poultice to cool inflammation on the skin. Dayflowers also collect excess copper in the soil, which makes them useful for phytoremediation, a process of restoring the soil after contamination from industrial pollutants.

Franny Lou's Porch
2400 Coral Street
(corner of York Street)
Philadelphia PA 19125

Come by and bring the family!

Store Hours
Monday – Friday 7am-6pm
Sat 8am-6pm : Sun 8am-4pm

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