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Do Something: Eat Brunch and Rock Out

This week, take a stand against domestic abuse, stroll through the Gayborhood, support girl rock, and more

Do Something: Eat Brunch and Rock Out

This week, take a stand against domestic abuse, stroll through the Gayborhood, support girl rock, and more

Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips! Then, discover more evergreen ways to stay engaged in our handy Do Something guide.

Join The Mermaids Against Domestic Abuse

Photo: WOAR

Join Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), artists, musicians, and Philadelphians for Jim Stephens Presents: 4th Annual Mermaid Rescue Week. During this week long art and music festival, advocates and supporters of survivors will gather to bring awareness to domestic abuse and rape survivor advocacy. This year, WOAR will host outreach, collect donations, and provide literature and resources to the audience and participants. The festival will take place across Philadelphia, check out the schedule for more info. Monday, June 18-22, Various Times, Various Prices, Locations across Philadelphia

Take A Look At Food Behind Bars

Photo: Ed Newton

Join Chef Kurt Evans and Repair The World: Philadelphia for a deep dive into the food service system behind bars. The nutritional standards for prison food varies by state, local laws, and court decision making it difficult to meet the needs of incarcerated people, often leaving them hungry and without proper nutrition. Chef Evans will shed light on what food is behind bars and participants will discuss opportunities for action with the Community Bail Fund and the Institute for Community Justice. Light food and drink will be provided and Books Through Bars will be accepting book donations. Tuesday, June 19, 7 pm-9 pm, Free, Repair the World Workshop, 4029 Market St. 

Attend A Purrrfect Foster Orientation

Every day, stray cats and kittens across the city are taken in by shelters and many are at capacity. This kitten season, take the step to protect animals on the streets that can’t protect themselves all while taking some pressure of your local shelter. Becoming a foster parent for kittens and cats can make a big difference in your neighborhood and the health of the animals you take in. Not sure what’s involved in fostering? Join ACCT Philly for their Cat Foster Orientation to learn more. You can also fill out an application online to get pre-approved. Take a snuggly kitten home today! Wednesday, June 20, 5 pm-7 pm, Free, ACCT Philly, 111 W Hunting Park Ave. 

Get to the Gayborhood's Night Market

In 2010, The Food Trust created Night Market Philadelphia with the goal to bring together local businesses, food, and Philadelphians for an evening of good drinks, good music, and community. Now, the Night Market continues to bring people together and will be in the Gayborhood this Thursday. This year, special vendor and female-founded activist apparel company, The Outrage, will donate 100% of profits to The Food Trust. Fun Fact: Night Market works to be a zero waste event, you can help achieve this by signing up to volunteer and keep Philly looking clean and green. Thursday, June 21, 7 pm-11 pm, Pay As You Go, 13th & Locust Streets

Have A Cup Of Lemonade

Every year, an estimated 250,000 plus new cases of cancer affect children under under the age of 20 worldwide. Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research, is working to change that. In partnership with General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) to help them reach their fundraising goal of $5,000. You can also make a donation online. Friday, June 22, 10 am-2 pm, Pay As You Go, 36 South 18th St.

Picnic for Pride

To celebrate 30 years of Pride in Philadelphia, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Philadelphia Family Pride and the Mt. Airy Art Garage are partnering on the Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival. Join Philadelphians at the Lovett Library Park for family friendly entertainment, crafts, live music, food and access to resources from local organizations and nonprofits that support LGBTQ family and youth. Saturday, June 23, 11 am-5 pm, Free, Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Rock Out At Philly Queer Brunch

Get to the open-to-all potluck brunch happening this Sunday and hosted by Asian Arts Initiative. This Pride month, money will be raised for Girls Rock Philly, a youth centered music organization dedicated to building intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. The brunch will have crafting activities and visitors are encouraged to bring a dish or non alcoholic drink to share. Dig in and Rock out! Sunday, June 24, 12 pm-3 pm, Free, Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.

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