Friday, May 20, 2011

Countdown to Saturday's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Trenton Arts Festival

2010 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is going to be the tail end of a great Bike Week in Philadelphia. We heard a rumor that Katherine D., the Derby's first coordinator, is back in town to lead the parade.  Welcome back Kat!   We can't wait to see this year's array of people-powered sculptures that will promenade along the parade route and end at the famous mud pit.  Don't miss Philly's best festival and parade!

When: Saturday, May 21, 2011
What Time:  Official start is 12 noon; Parade begins at 12:30; Mud-Pit Finish around 1:45pm
Where:    Trenton and Norris Streets in Philly's Kensington neighborhood
More details here.

The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is done in collaboration with Trenton Avenue Arts Festival.  The Derby first year in 2007 had 10 entries; in 2010 it had 29 teams.   The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is a day long craft and arts fair with live music, local vendors, and local food and beverages. The two events compliment each other beautifully, both events celebrate Kensington, art and sustainability. Both are sponsored by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation. 
The event is OUTSIDE along Trenton Avenue, a lovely historic cobblestone street. There are many food and drink vendors including the Philadelphia Brewing Company and numerous local and regional arts vendors. There will be 2 stages with the best of the local music scene to keep you entertained if the Parade is not enough fun!  The Festival is 5 blocks long only 2 blocks from the Berks El Stop. (If you MUST drive to the fest, there is an abundance of on street car parking on Trenton Avenue North of Frankford and York St.)

There will be FREE Valet Bicycle Parking @ the corner of Trenton and Dauphin.

If your interested in being a volunteer please email Henry