43rd annual Mt. Airy Day to feature live performances, Zoo on Wheels and more

On May 4, East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors will join forces and host the 43rd Annual Mt. Airy Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Co-organizer Janet Amato said the family-friendly event was created to show the diversity in the neighborhood while providing a fun day for the community to unite.

This year’s event will take place on the historic grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust located at 6400 Germantown Ave.

During the day, children will be able to participate in various games, do arts and crafts, get their face painted and enjoy a visit from the Zoo on Wheels program.

The outdoor event will feature unique shopping opportunities with approximately 150 vendors selling a wide assortment of items like clothing, hand crafted goods, arts and crafts, jewelry, and plants. Several area food truck vendors will also be on the premises. Churches, schools and other organizations will also be at the event handing out valuable information.

Live entertainment will be showcased on two stages with the main stage featuring artists like Sharon Katz and the Peace Train, the Mt. Airy Bantams and the Settlement Music School Ensemble. The acoustic and open mic stage will be hosted by Common Grounds Coffee House showcasing more than 10 performers.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet different people and key representatives from the neighborhood,” said Cindy Lees, co-organizer. “You really get a good taste of some of the talent that is in the community.”

Lees maintained that the best part about the event is that you get to connect with people that you haven’t seen in a while – from neighbors to local business owners. She estimates this year will bring in more than 1,000 attendees over the course of the day.

Attendees will also have the chance to take a mini tour of Cliveden of the National Trust, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The street is closed off during the event and attendance is free. In case of rain, Mt. Airy Day will take place on May 5. For more information, go to mtairyday.org.

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