A quiet jazz set from Jeannie Brooks

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.

Hope to see you there!

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Jeannie Brooks tomorrow night in Malcolm X Park

Tomorrow night, September 2nd from 7-9pm Jeannie Brooks will play a FREE show under the gazebo in Malcolm X Park, part of the Summer Heritage Jazz Series!

Here’s a clip of her singing with Crosstown Traffic at the Five Spot and The Fire.  It promises to be a great show:

You can find out more about Jeannie Brooks at her CD Baby page.

The Summer Heritage Jazz Series and the Friends of Malcolm X Park present: Jeannie Brooks

Thursday, Sept. 2nd 2010
Malcolm X Park (formerly Black Oak Park)
51st and Pine Streets
West Philadelphia

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An Evening with the King of the Oldies

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)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Day at Malcolm X Park

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.

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WELCOME 2010 !



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.



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 .

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An Afternoon With Spiral Q

Philly Weekly was there on Saturday to cover Spiral Q’s weather-bedeviled 10th Annual Peoplehood Pageant:

Congratulations to everyone who participated and to the wonderful people at Spiral Q who’ve been making it happen for 10 years!  Get involved here.

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Saturday: Spiral Q’s “Proud Defiance”


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)


And hey, you could do worse things than kick them a couple of bucks.  Believe me, nobody in town can stretch a dollar like Spiral Q.

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A Delfonic in Malcolm X Park

Wilbert and Greg

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.

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Nate Murray Closes the 10th Annual Jazz Season


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.


Bunny Sigler Sings to Ten

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:

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