May 19th | 6:00pm
50’s Night with Harry Prime
On Saturday, May 19, at 6:00 pm, Harry Prime will appear at Epicure Cafe, Conrad and Bowman St. Harry will be entertaining with songs from the 40″s and 50″s Big Band era.
November 2nd | 7:00pm
Movie Houses: “Gone, Not Forgotten”
Rick Spector will present a power point show about the great “jewel boxes” that defined every neighborhood in years past – the Movies. Few of these gem of community entertainment exist today. Rick will address past theaters of East Falls, Germantown and Roxborough.
May 27th | 1:00pm
Walking Tour, Drexel Medical College
Dr. Steve Peitzman will conduct a walking tour or the Medical College of Pennsylvania portrait collection at Drexel Medical College on Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 pm. Cost of the tour is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.
Historical Marker Placed at Kelly House
The long awaited Pennsylvania Historical Marker honoring the Kelly Family was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at McMichael Park, 3800 Henry Avenue.
Here Comes the Hohenadel Beer Project
This October, Hohenadel House is going back to its roots! There won’t be horse-drawn carriages or gas lamps in the streets, but we’re bringing back the best of that old world: classic Bavarian lager beer, and the catfish and waffles that made the Falls famous.
Lager, Our Hometown Brew
Strictly speaking, every beer is either a lager or an ale. Ales were here first, an ancient brew. Top-fermented, known for fruitiness, bitterness, and high alcohol content. Lagers are bottom-fermented, thanks to a special strain of yeast developed by Bavarian monks in the 1300’s.
What’s In a Name? East Falls, Street-By-Street
We’ve got three “Queen” lanes in East Falls — Queen, New Queen, and Indian Queen — but does anyone know who this “Queen/queen” is?
When Oysters Were Peanuts
They sure loved their oysters at the Hohenadel Brewery on Indian Queen Lane. We found hundreds of shells at the site this morning, unearthed by a construction crew digging up the site of the old brewery for condominiums.
The Hessians Are Coming! (For Our Beer)
It wasn’t as famous as Paul Revere’s warning, but the cry “The Hessians are coming!” was, for many colonial Americans, a terrifying prospect. And in 1777, our own Indian Queen Lane was “Ground Zero” for an entire encampment.
When Were Streets Renamed? A fourth-generation Fallser writes in …
Tony Gallagher asks a deceptively simple question about when some of the streets in East Falls were renamed: One question I’ve always had, what year were the street names changed?