June 2, 2009
Photo by E. Savaria
Philadelphia is full of hidden gems. But perhaps none are so hidden as Elfreth’s Alley, Old City’s tucked-away street famous for being the oldest residential street in America.
On Saturday, June 6 from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Elfreth’s Alley is holding its annual Fete Day, a block party full of colonial music, crafts, food, children’s games, garden tours and more. Many of the street’s residents will open their homes for tours (unbelievably, some are barely wider than your wingspan), while various foods celebrating the neighborhood’s diverse makeup will be yours for the tasting.
And with sunny, blue skies in the forecast for Saturday, it’s the perfect time to discover (or rediscover) this beautiful, historic avenue.
* Tickets for the event can be reserved online at www.elfrethsalley.org or by calling (215) 574-0560. Kids under 6 get in free, and proceeds from the event benefit efforts to preserve this National Historic Landmark. *
Fete Day @ Elfreth’s Alley
126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia, PA