Expanding the Neighborhood: The Philly/Camden/West Africa Connection

Join us on Sunday, November 16 from 1-4 pm at the Camden Children’s Garden, an award-winning family playground, for an afternoon of fun, food, and festivity for adults and kids alike!

All event proceeds will go directly to your choice of two organizations working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa: SIM (Serving in Mission) and Doctors Without Borders. There will be additional opportunities at the event to support a grass-roots Liberian education and prevention effort in cooperation with Urban Promise International.

The Children’s Garden features gorgeous horticultural plantings, a Butterfly House, Carousel, Train Ride, Butterfly Ride, and numerous creative play areas for kids. In addition to this, we are excited to present:

  • Tastes of West African foods, with a dessert bar
  • Hair wraps
  • Live music (conditions permitting)
  • Face-painting and games for kids
  • Silent auction

Admission: $15 per adult, $9/$8/$7 per child (each child admission includes 2 ride tickets; child admission price decreases as # of children in family increase)

Transportation/Directions: The Garden is located at 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103. It lies just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia and adjacent to the Aquarium, and is easily accessible by car, PATCO Hi-Speedline, River Line train, RiverLink Ferry from Penn’s Landing, or bus.

  • Parking is available for $11 per car per afternoon in the secure Waterfront Garage at 10 Delaware Avenue. A limited amount of on-street metered parking is also available on Market Street (approx 3 blocks from the garden, between Delaware Ave & 2nd st. $1/hour for up to 12 hours).

Halloween Pizza & Poetry

Wednesday, October 29th
@ A Little Slice of NY, 120 N. 3rd Street

The Fun starts at 7pm

Open Reading

Dress as your favorite poet or your favorite poem.
Prizes for best costumes will be awarded.

Bring your poems, your puppets, your songs, your jokes and ad-libs, and come on over to 3rd Street for a little gathering of poets and artists and appreciators of the word. A little wine would be nice too, but mostly just bring yourself and help us celebrate Halloween poetically.