The Tacony CDC sponsors many programs at the Tacony library. As an anchor of our neighborhood the CDC sponsors literacy programs, special events, live entertainment, and family-friendly programming throughout the year.
We (and several other partners) sponsor the Back to School Celebration in the late Summer. The event closes a few blocks of Torresdale Avenue and brings neighbors together. Restaurants, stores, and city service providers set up tables, and provide snacks, samples, and activities. And of course, there’s always live music.
The largest event we have every year is the Tacony Halloween Celebration. This event closes Torresdale Ave and includes live performances, a trunk or treat festival zone, family-friendly arts and crafts, and of course a signature costume contest.
The Free Library, the Tacony Civic Association, Tacony CDC, and others also partner to host the annual Winterfest, held at the library each December. Activities range from making ornaments to going on historic trolley tours, eating seasonal treats, holiday carolling, and of course, meeting Santa.
And finally, what would a commercial corridor be without its small businesses? Though we like to celebrate our local shops and food year round, we also host special events and promotions in tandem with Small Business Saturday. Check back every November to see what the neighborhood has to offer when you #shoplocal.
We also regularly get involved with special events. Check our Facebook page often for updates, and get in touch if you have a great idea!