The trees lining the wide grass bowl provide plenty of shade for fans of one of the acts taking center stage at the Clark Park Festival, on Saturday.
The Dead Milkmen, West Philadelphia Orchestra, The Momentum, the Deadeyes, Rockers Galore were amongst the (local) acts playing on the sunny stage, and providing welcome entertainment for those gathered at the park for the family friendly event.
There was more besides the music. Arts, crafts and food vendors line the paths and provide a variety flavors for everyone to choose from. What would you like for lunch, Willard Johnson is asked as two women inquire about a small sign in his booth that reads ‘Will Sell Art for Lunch’. With a smile the West Philadelphia artist and activist replies that money will do fine for him so he can pick his own.
Spotted in the crowd is a pet bird named Pepino, sitting on the shoulders of a smiling Kristin Buenaventura of West Philly, as she strolls through Clark Park like many are seen enjoying doing so.