On June 20, 2019, Night Market Philly visited Overbrook to eat, dance and enjoy a beautiful summer night with friends and neighbors!
Often referred to as the keystone of West Philadelphia and the “gateway between Philadelphia and the Main Line”, Overbrook is a place that many Philadelphians have called home for more than 50 years. Overbrook is also home to the historic Tustin Playground and Overbrook High School, known for famous alumni like sports legends Wilt Chamberlain and Kobe Bryant, the first Black NASA astronaut Dr. Guion Stewart Bluford Jr and Will Smith, who sang about Tustin Playground in the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song. Overbrook West Neighbors Community Development Corporation (OWN), was founded to serve Overbrook’s neighbors, support community and economic development, enhance commerce on the Upper Lancaster Avenue Corridor and improve quality of life for community residents. Our partners, OWN and Representative Cephas, helped make this Night Market possible!
We were also excited to work with two community health partners, Lankenau Medical Center and Together for West Philadelphia on this Night Market.
All photos courtesy of Jermaine Avery.
See a performer you really enjoyed at Night Market? Below are all the entertainers that joined us on June 20:
Musicopia Student Drumline