Friends and neighbors came out last night to enjoy Jeannie Brooks and band in the cooling weather ahead of Hurricane Earl:
The final show of the 2010 Summer Heritage Jazz Series will take place Thursday September 16th from 7-9pm and feature bassist Nate Murray and his band playing upbeat blues and jazz standards. Murray’s always a great show.
DJ Ali Hackett, King of the Oldies, continued his wildly successful Friday night institutiont with yet another great turnout. Hackett will be away next week, but he returns the following week, September 10th and every Friday through October!
Now in their third year, Hackett’s Oldies Nights get larger and more diverse with each passing week, drawing dancers and music lovers from across the Delaware Valley. If you love music and dancing or just like watching, an evening in Malcolm X Park with Ali Hackett is not to be missed!
Fridays (Except next week, September 3rd)
5pm to 9pm
Malcolm X Park
West Philadelphia (51st and Pine)
On January18, 2010 Malcolm X Park along with Fire Fighters from the South West Area took time to clean up the park. Martin Luther King believed in working for the common good of man , improving the lives of many and peace for all mankind. We thank him for endless efforts on our behalf . Cleaning the park was what The Friends of Malcolm X Park best symbolized what Dr. King stood for . Though our park could not compare to he did we believe in working for the common good of our community and creating a park were all can come and gather in peace and enjoy each other company.
On behalf of Malcolm X Park Committee we would like to thank the community for their support . We strive to provide a place were family, friends and neighbors can meet and enjoy themselves .In 2010 we will continue to bring new life to the park and community events.
We would also like to wish Andrew our beloved photographer / cameraman well wishes as he moves to the Big Apple… Thank you for all you have done and you are always welcome to come to any park event.
CONGRATS NAT MURRAY !
Malcolm X Park President Greg congratulates Mr. Nat Murray a committee member with Malcolm X Park as he receives an award from PHS for his countless dedication to the park .
The weather has continually conspired against the great folks over at Spiral Q puppet theater, but the 10th Annual Peoplehood Pageant and Parade will finally go ahead tomorrow (Saturday) indoors!
Here’s everything you need to know:
The Peoplehood Pageant A Proud Defiance Saturday December 5th, 2010
Noon to be in the performance
1PM to watch the spectacle Due to inclement weather, the pageant has been relocated to: The Sister Clara Muhammad School
4700 Wyalusing Ave.
(47th and Lancaster)
Public Transportation: 10 Trolley to the Lancaster & Wyalusing stop
(Walk one block north on Lancaster and one block west on Wyalusing)
15 Trolley to the W. Girard and Lancaster stop
(Walk one block south on Lancaster)
64 Bus to the 48th and Westminster stop
(Walk one block north on 48th and one block east on Wyalusing)
Wilbert Hart, one of the original members of the Delfonics, poses with Gregorio Pac Cojulun in Malcolm X Park during Ali Hackett’s Wednesday Night Workout. The last Wednesday night of the season is this week! Please join us.
Last night, Nate Murray (above) and his band played the last concert of the 10th annual Summer Heritage Jazz Series. Thanks to all the great artists who made it out this season! And a special thanks to Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for helping make the series possible (and attending every single show!). We’ll have video from last night soon.
At his “Night of the Stars” in Malcolm X Park, DJ Ali Hackett told a story about a Bunny Sigler performance he saw at a club in Philadelphia. Sigler was invited to sing, but he was hesitant. Under pressure, he got up and sang a song that consisted entirely of counting to ten. In a reprise of that performance here, Ali Hackett starts him off, and Sigler carries it through. It was a nice little moment: