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  • The city is full of neighborhood-centric outlets, which can cover anything from zoning requests and new sports leagues to blocking holiday schedules and small business openings.

Lizzy McLellan Ravitch has put together a guide to neighborhood media in Philadelphia, from the free Northeast Weekly to Passyunk’s “little hobby blog.”

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The oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, the Philly Folk Fest returned to Montgomery County last weekend for the first time in 2 years.

  • What started on a Montco farm in 1962 is now a sentimental gathering for folk musicians and fans young and old, with a craft bazaar, food vendors and even acrobatics.

Contributor Jonathan Wilson photographed the festival weekend, which featured plenty of acoustic and tie-dye guitars, as well as trombones and steel drums.

A giant Smiling Banjo puppet greets the public for the open concert on the Martin Stage on Saturday afternoon.
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Parks & Rec is hosting Senior Fun Day at the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Mayor Kenney is helping kick things off.

🏏 Partner event: North Broad Renaissance CDC host a free quiz night en Fondation at the Divine Lorraine, and we provided the specially themed BP Quizzo questions! (6 p.m. Thursday August 25)

🍖 Swanky Logan Square Urban Farmer Restaurant partners with Cartesian Brewing for their annual Beer-BQ featuring live music, lawn games and a delicious medley of marinated meats in beers and IPAs. A la carte items range from $18 to $20. (4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 25)

👮 Should Philly bring back “stop and frisk”? Sammy Caiola from WHYY moderate a community conversation organized by the Fondation Jeunes Chances. (6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24)

🍲 The Jet Wine Bar on South Street West hosts a pop-up from Brown’s Test Kitchen, with a menu that is “a culinary journey through the African Diaspora”. (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 26)