Cathedral Village, located at 600 East Cathedral Road in Northwest Philadelphia, is holding a Black Arts Festival, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 11-14. Organized by Reverend Bob Polk, it features Black art and artifacts, live music, guest speakers, a soul food dinner, silent auction, readings by Black authors and a performance by the choir from the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia. All Old First members are warmly invited to attend.
The art exhibit will be open daily from 9 am to 7 pm. Special events are scheduled every day. On Thursday the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet will take the stage at 7:30 pm. Friday evening, artist Howard Watson is featured at 7:3o. On Saturday, there will be children’s activities starting at 1:30. Dr. Elijah Anderson, an ethnologist, will give a presentation at 2:30. The Soul Food dinner starts at 4 on Saturday and ends at 7 pm. The closing ceremony on Sunday begins at 3 pm with a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, readings by Black writers and the choir from the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. Bring your family to this enlightening event put together by Old First member Bob Polk.