Saturday, December 19, 2009

Punk Rock Flea Market, Holiday Edition

I've been baking all day. For Real. Y'know how people say things like that: "i've been working all day"... "i've been playing video games all day"... "i've been thinking about how the Eagles crushed the Giants all day", but usually it's hyperbole. You weren't really doing those things all day, just for a long time, or longer than usual. No, no my friends. Baking. ALL DAY. I've peed a couple of times, and took a shower. Other than that, the kitchen has been my prison. Mixing, rolling, stirring, measuring, scooping, baking. Non-stop, like a machine for about 16 hours. 

It's not for Christmas either. It's for Philly's Punk Rock Flea Market. Which is later today (Sunday), from 10am-5pm at the Starlight Ballroom. Where I'll be selling lots of cookies (vegan and regular), vegan chocolate peanut butter cups, and some pies (sweet potato and vegan chocolate peppermint). I've also got some hand-made crocheted goodies, and some random stuff that's been lying around for awhile. Like some clothes I've never worn, some gifts I never liked, and a New Kids on the Block wood-backed poster circa 1989.  If those reasons aren't good enough for you to venture to the shady area north of Chinatown, honestly I'm not sure what you're doing with your life. 

(crocheted headbands)

And I'm sure you're thinking, "but there's 27 feet of snow outside, why would anyone brave those conditions for a flea market?" Did I mention I was baking all day? That, and there are lots of vendors with tons of awesome stuff both handmade and vintage. And it's the weekend before Christmas, and I'm sure there's at least someone on your list that you still need to buy for. Or maybe you want to treat yourself to a homemade sweet potato pie with a pecan streusel topping made by yours truly. Whatever your deal, brave the cold and the snow, and come browse. If you're really nice, I might even give you a cookie...

(oatmeal chocolate chip! Notice the hole in the middle where Ken stuck his finger to claim ownership of the last one...)

Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th 10:00am to 5:00pm
At The Starlight Ballroom (460 N 9th Street - 9th & Spring Garden-ish)
All Ages / 21+ To Drink / $3 Entry Donation /


It's that time again for the bi-annual (twice a year) PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET. R5's most popular reoccurring event/show/whatever (by far). They had over 4000 visitors and 100+ tables of  old records, clothes, art, music, food, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff this past July. It's all going down at The Starlight Ballroom (right below 9th & Spring Garden Sts)

To meet the increasing demand of people wanting to sell their stuff at this – they have spread it out over two days. Each day will have entirely different sellers . Your admission donation is good for both days (so you can come in and out as many times as you would like over the weekend -  In addition There will be much more room to shop compared to flea markets in the past

All proceeds raised will goto the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies to ensure that all ages shows continue to remain a reality at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia - mainly an annual payment for their liability insurance policy. Do not let the "name of the event" lead you to believe that it's just punk records, clothes etc. - it's a full on flea market with everything from furniture, to laptops / computers , to stereo equipment, to handmade apparel, to vegan treats, information from various non profit groups, book stores, artists selling their work, bicycles & skateboards and whatever else they can fit onto the ballroom floor at The Starlight Ballroom

In addition to the normal flea market stuff there will also be a full bar and food service kitchen to make the day go by a little faster as well as a rotating shift of WKDU DJs


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