About Lower North
Lower North Philadelphia is comprised of several up and coming neighborhoods. The area has seen a boon in housing development, dining and nightlife, and culture in the last several years. Temple University, located in the area, has been responsible for restoring the area around its campus. A new movie theater and several restaurants and bars have opened on or near the campus. A grocery store, the first in the Lower North Philadelphia area in quite some time, is slated to open in Progress Plaza just below Temple in early 2010. The eastern portion of Lower North Philadelphia is comprised of the Northern Liberties and Poplar neighborhoods. The Piazza at Schmidts recently opened in Northern Liberties where the old Schmidts Brewery once stood. The piazza is an 80,000 square foot open air plaza surrounded by chic boutiques, bars, and yoga studios with luxury apartments making up the upper portions of the buildings. The Piazza hosts many family friendly events for the Lower North Philadelphia community. Across the street from the Piazza is Liberties Walk, another shopping center combined with residences. To the west, Lower North Philadelphia is made up of the Fairmount, Brewerytown, and Francisville neighborhoods, which have all undergone some form of revitalization in recent years. Fairmount is the site of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as Eastern State Penitentiary. With its mix of exciting culture, shopping, and dining, Lower North Philadelphia is definitely an area on the rise and worth a visit.
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Events in Lower North
Art & Jazz Fest
at Founders Hall in the Complex of St. Gregory Church
Couture, Canvas, and Cocktails with special guests including Patricia Field, Emmy award winning costume designer and fashion icon. Art & Jazz Fest features world-renowned American Armenian artists, live jazz, award winning catering, and an open bar.
PTW19 Kickoff Festival in Old City
This year’s kickoff aims to blend the best of PTW19 with a 27-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday where galleries traditionally open their doors and the sidewalks fill with people looking to see the newest collections. Meet techn
Bold Women & Beer Festival
at Love City Brewing
Bold Women and Beer is Philadelphia’s FIRST women-centered beer festival!
DJ Deejay Moshulu Boat Party! Season Opener!
The spring is about to arrive And with that comes DJ Deejay... On The Moshulu Boat ?? Top 40 . Throwbacks . 90s . 00s . hiphop Open the season with us! Only $5 Early Bird Special DJ Deejay has been a staple in Philadelphia nightlife for almost 2 decades. His Moshulu Boa