PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will bring back its pop-up marketplace in LOVE Park (1600 JFK Boulevard) starting on Friday, April 22. The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace is a six weekend outdoor experience beginning Friday, April 22 through Saturday, May 28, 2022 featuring opportunities to shop diverse Philadelphia vendors representing various neighborhoods of the city.
The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace will feature diverse local businesses and entrepreneurs selling a range of goods from apparel and accessories, to health and wellness, packaged foods, art, pottery and more. Local food trucks will be on-site selling sweet and savory bites.
The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace is a partnership between the Magic Makers Marketing Collective and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. There are still opportunities for diverse local vendors to be part of the popular pop-up market. Interested businesses can get started here.
The Greater Philadelphia African-American and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce will host storefronts that feature a rotating selection of goods from their retail members. Their storefronts will operate out of repurposed shipping containers, with the exteriors featuring a floral motif designed by muralist, Malachi Floyd, in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia.
The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace will also feature free family-friendly programming such as: live entertainment via local radio stations on Fridays and REC Philly on Saturdays; a cultural performance by Al Bustan on Friday, May 6; day parties on select Sundays by Let’s Rock Recess; and free community yoga and meditation classes.
“We are thrilled to welcome Philadelphia’s diverse local creators back to LOVE Park this spring!” said Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. “Parks & Rec is grateful for this incredible partnership with the Magic Makers Collective and the Greater Philadelphia African-American and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce to showcase the talents of Philadelphia’s multicultural small business community.”
The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace will run on Friday and Saturday starting April 22 through May 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on select Sundays (April 24, May 15, & May 22) from 11:00 a..m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Spring In LOVE: Multicultural Marketplace is supported by Independence Blue Cross, African American Chamber of Commerce, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Interested vendors can learn more here.
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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of its people through intentional and sustained stewardship of nearly 10,200 acres of public land and waterways as well as through hundreds of safe, stimulating recreation, environmental and cultural centers. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the city’s residents by connecting them to the natural world around them, to each other and to fun, physical and social opportunities. PPR is responsible for the upkeep of historically significant Philadelphia events and specialty venues, and works collaboratively with communities and organizations in leading capital projects and the introduction of inventive programming. To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram