Mt. Airy Learning Tree hosts 2nd Annual Concert for Capital Campaign

This Saturday, the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) will host its second annual concert from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to raise funds for the center’s “Make This Our Home Capital Campaign.”

The proceeds will allow the center to pay for the necessary renovations of its office building located at 6601 Greene St.

Attendees are asked to pay a suggested donation of $45 per person and $100 per family. However, Judy Weinstein, director of special projects, said they welcome any donation amount.

“People can pay what they can afford,” said Weinstein. “If they can’t afford to pay the $45, we would be happy to welcome them with whatever amount they can pay.”

MALT is a community service organization that provides multiple services including courses that range from arts and crafts to health and fitness. Its mission is to enrich Northwest Philadelphia by providing opportunities so the community can unite through educational and recreational activities. It has been providing services to the community since 1980.

This year, Little Big Thing and Roadshow Relics will be performing for the amphitheater-like backyard concert.

In addition to the live music, there will be activities for the kids that include pumpkin and face painting as well as henna tattoos and a magician.

Weinstien said the concert is truly a family-friendly event with something for everyone.

“The kids will be happy and the adults will be able to listen to music, hangout in a beautiful backyard setting, have some beer, have some wine, have some food and it’s really just a fall celebration,” Weinstein said.

The concert will be very similar to last year’s concert. The only difference is the location has moved to the next door neighbor’s house, which shares the same driveway as last year’s host. It also shares the beautiful Wissahickon and Fairmount Park as its backdrop.

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