Tacony Events

The Tacony CDC hosts, sponsors, and otherwise participates in many events around the neighborhood. See below for more information on some of our most popular, and always check our Facebook for current dates and programs!

A new tradition is coming to Tacony! Starting April 20th, Tacony Third Thursdays will be hosted on the third Thursday of every month at the Costello Boxing Gym (6846 Torresdale Avenue) from 6-9 PM. This is a great opportunity to spend some time outdoors and engage with the Tacony community. Third Thursdays will feature fun activities for the whole family, a food truck and outdoor eating area, produce and flowers, and live music! There will also be tables manned by local organizations and politicians.

For delicious food this month, we’re excited to host Nick’s Roast Beef Food Truck! Nick’s has been operating since 1969, serving Philly's favorite roast beef and American comfort foods. If preparing your own food is more your game, you’ll be excited to know that the Capriotti Brothers will be a part of Third Thursdays with fresh, seasonal produce available. For your shopping pleasure, Sanders Sign Co. will be selling custom and hand painted signs that are just too cool to miss out on! Plus, Art History 101, a Philly streetwear staple, will be selling awesome clothing.

In addition to food and shopping, this month’s Third Thursday will feature live music from Mike McCullough and his son, a popular local acoustic duo. There will also be family-friendly activities, like button-making with the Tacony LAB! Keep an eye on social media to find out what other activities and organizations you might expect to see there. At the Tacony CDC, we’re looking forward to the first of many Third Thursdays and can’t wait to see the community come out and enjoy time outdoors!

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!

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