Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Start 2010 with a 2nd Saturday Stop into Wake Up Yoga and the Bija shop! Join us to toast the new decade and for some post holiday deals.

Come in between 6-9:00 pm on Saturday Jan 9th for the following promotions:
  • 10% off any Wake Up Yoga Class card
  • $90 1-Month Unlimited class card (regularly $108)
  • Everything in the Bija shop is 10%, with selected merchandise reduced up to 50%

For more information on our offerings, check out our websites: and

See you there!

Next Second Saturday Is January 9th! Don't miss it!

Last month kicked off the first East Passyunk Avenue Second Saturday event, which will be held from 6-9pm on the second Saturday of each month. What started as an effort by a few East Passyunk merchants to attract evening shoppers has grown to over 25 stores participating on a 5 block stretch of East Passyunk Avenue between Dickinson and McKean Streets.

Some shops have art openings, some have a DJ or live performances, some have complimentary food and wine, and some have sales or special demonstrations. Shops range from salons and specialty food stores to clothing and coffee shops. But they all have one thing in common – a dedication to keeping the Avenue open late.

“Second Saturday is an invitation to Philadelphians and visitors to come and see all that is new and all that is now available on East Passyunk Ave. This event has grown from just a few to over 25 participants, and its diversity in offerings makes it a worthwhile trip to the area. As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and this community is committed to making East Passyunk the best it can be,” said James McManaman of Absolute Abstract, a new store on EPA.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Fringe wants you to BYOB!

join us for our first ever BYOB event at Fringe Salon, Sat Jan 9th from 6-9pm. No, not booze, but....BLOWDRYER! thats right! - YOU bring your styling tools from home, WE supply the know how and products to show YOU how to style your own hair! special deals on ICON products, and if you are an existing client, and bring a friend, then BOTH of you get a complimentary treatment at the backbar! I.C.O.N. product specials and light refreshments served. MUST RSVP by Fri Jan 8th at 7pm. call or pop in to reserve your spot! $15 a head. look forward to showing you how to style yours! Fringe Salon: 1728 East Passyunk Ave. 215-339-1778

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Complimentary Coffee Tasting at Green Aisle Grocery

Second Saturday promises to be a looong night, so caffeinate thyself at Green Aisle Grocery, where Kevin Lawrence, roast-master and owner of Peregrine Coffee, will be pouring complimentary tastings from 6 to 9 pm. Lawrence's specialty is procuring offbeat, rare, weird and award-winning beans from small estates all across the globe, which he then roasts at his shop in Tacony, mere miles from Green Aisle up I95. Saturday, he'll be pouring the smoky, funky, full-bodied Indian Monsooned Malabar AA we currently stock, as well as Minas Gerais Cerrado from Brazil. Stop by for a sip, and a free tote if you spend over $20.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Over 30 Shops Open for 2nd Saturday!

The list gets bigger every day, here it is as of now:

Aci Nae, Fuel, Sir William Art & Collectibles, LA Hair Salon, On a Whim, Shoes Gallery, Sweeties, Kay's Final Touch, Inner Flirt, Today's Styles, Bianca Simone, Wake Up & Bija Yoga, Sweet Jane Vintage, Fringe Salon, Sermania Jewelry, Blush Beauty Bar, Headhunters, Mia's, Philadelphia Scooters on Passyunk, Harriet's Innerwear, Frankie's, Green Aisle Grocery, Michael's Cafe, Absolute Abstract, Beautiful World Syndicate, RKO Comics, Metro Men's Clothing, Novo Salon, Reliable Carpet/1600 Below, Urban Jungle, Black N Brew, B2

Dec 12 - 2nd Saturday

TEL & FAX: (215)-389-8686


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Come Celebrate Sweet Jane's 2 Year Anniversary!

This Second Saturday join us in celebrating Sweet Jane's 2 Year Anniversary!! Come out for complimentary winter sangria, appetizers, and holiday shopping with 10% OFF your entire purchase! Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa Will Be at L.A. Hair!

L.A.Hair Salon
1309 Mifflin Street

Haircuts with Santa Clause
All Come and get your Hair Cut
By Sant's Elves.

All Children only $10.00

Get your FREE Picture with Santa and Free Gift!

Special For Adults!
Men's Cuts....$15.00
Women Cuts....$23.00

Going to a party this eveing...
Makeup and Hairstyle only $50.00 WoW!
Come Join The Fun Pizza and Drinks will be served!
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Metro Mens Clothing- Decked Out for the Holidays!

Tis the season for exciting surprises!

1615 E. Passyunk
Mon & Tues 11-7pm
Wed-Sat 11-8pm
Sun Noon-4pm

Join us from 5-10 p.m and enter to win 1 of 3, $25 gift certificates. No purchase necessary to enter the drawing!

For every $25 you spend, you get an extra entry for the drawing.

Also, all 2xist underwear and t-shirts are 25 % off.
Enjoy a holiday cocktail and check out the new arrivals from Ben Sherman, Penquin, Scotch & Soda, 7Diamonds, Report Collection, Dorsia, Doctrine, 2xist, Coal headwear, Alternative Apparel and Android & Tokyo Bay watches.

2nd Saturday on December 12

2nd Saturday is coming up and we will have over 25 shops participating this month! Come to East Passyunk between 6-9pm for complimentary wine & cocktails, lite fare, olive oil tastings, yoga, free samples, live music, art shows, special sales and more! Scroll down the blog for details about what some of the Avenue's shops will be offering.

Christmas Concert at Black n Brew

Come here the inspirational holiday sounds of South Philly's own, Philip De Luca. Phillip has been blind and mentally disabled since birth, however his music has lit up his family's hearts for years. He learned to play by ear at the age of 3 and can play well over 15 different instruments, his best being the accordion. He has yet to be stumped on any song, and throughly enjoys playing Christmas and Winter tunes. Philip De Luca, although disabled, is a musical gift to the world. The music will begin 4:30!! Our kitchen and coffee bar will be open as usual during the concert!! No admission!!!!!! Kick off 2nd Saturday at Black n Brew with some holiday inspiration and warm drinks as you venture down the avenue to take part in all the festivities!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fuel to Host Free Wine Tasting For Second Saturdays!!!


1917 East Passyunk Ave

(215)-468-Fuel (3835)

Fuel will be Taking Part in Second Saturdays December 12th, 2009 from 6-9pm!

**Live Dj Video Mixing on the Tv's **

**Free Wine Tasting**

Come See What the Entire City is Raving About!!!

Absolute Abstract - Second Saturday

Absolute Abstract - The Art of Frameless Art - will be doing something a little bit different on Saturday, December 12th. We will be featuring artisan olive oils and flavored vinegars from the Olive Oil Shoppe ( Stop by between 6pm and 9pm to sample some amazing olive oils and flavored vinegars. Maria DiCicco and Kathleen Fitzpatrick have been in business together since 1997. Both Maria and Kathleen are Philadelphians - fertile ground for two "foodies". These oils make great holiday gifts for the foodies on your shopping list.

1616 East Passyunk Avenue

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Is that Thanksgiving bird (Tofurky or otherwise) digested yet?

Well, its almost December
(can you believe how time has flown?)
which means its ALMOST time for
East Passyunk's 2nd Saturday & Wake Up Yoga South and Bija's HOLIDAY BAZAAR!

Its a perfect opportunity to get to know us abit better, attend a donation class, shop for some great locally made gifts AND join us for a holiday toast - all in one fine day..

2-3.30 Practice! Make a donation to our Philabundance food drive & participate in an inspirational yoga class.

3-9.oo Shop! An assortment of local artists & vendors with a wide selection of holiday gifts. Pssssssst.... Earn a 10% off coupon for Bija merchandise with a donation to Philabundance.

6-9.00 Toast! Refreshments served as you hang out into the evening, before heading along the avenue to see what other wonderful offerings abound.

We hope to see you there,

Check out our websites for more details & class schedule

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Headhunters Hair Design

Headhunters Hair Design will be participating in the 2nd Saturday on the Avenue. We are located at 1718 E. Passyunk Avenue. Our skilled and hair-savvy stylists will be displaying their talents with courtesy blow-drying and waxing just for you. Yes, that means FREE. Along with this, gift baskets loaded with top-notch hair products will be on sale, a great idea for the holidays. We will be open from 6 pm- 9pm on Saturday, December 12th.

Complementary wine and cheese will be served. We hope to see you there!!
Please visit our website:

We are also featuring photographs by David Difuntorum.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bija & Wake Up Yoga South are
located at 1839 E Passyunk
(13th & Mifflin)

Start your Second Saturday
night off right with us
alongside some yummy
refreshments and
our very
own super teacher Joseph
(who also did much of the contractor work this summer
turning our beautiful studio into the warm,
sunny, inviting space it currently is..
Joseph will be happy to answer any of your questions
about what kind of yoga we offer, & you can check out
the studios (We have 2!). Stay long enough & he might
even demo crow pose as seen in the pic above as the
evening descends..
While you're here, browse through the crafty goods
of Bija - Passyunk's very own
"locally grown” yoga
shop that sells inexpensive yoga props, handmade
clothes, accessories and organic gifts; many of
them from local artisans andvendors.
Bija will stay open late from 6-8pm this Second
Saturday & is running
a co-promotion with Wake Up
: When you buy any Wake Up Yoga class card,
you receive a 10% off
coupon to the store.

So drop by this Second Saturday & hang out,
perhaps you'll be inspired to come back on Wednesday
@ 6pm to take an Intro To Yoga class wit
h Joseph....

For more about who we are & our current schedule go to

Monday, November 9, 2009

This Second Saturday Sweet Jane Vintage & Records (1742 E Passyunk) will be featuring artwork by Lizzy Janssen ( Come join us from 6-10pm to enjoy her artwork, complimentary wine and snacks. Shop tons on new vintage clothing and accessories for both ladies and gents, as well as vinyl records.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Absolute Abstract is featuring local Artist Bryan Smith November 14th on East Passyunk

Join us at Absolute Abstract "The Art of Frameless Art" , 1616 East Passyunk Avenue for the November 2nd Saturday. We may be the new kids on the block, but we love it here and are thrilled to be participating in this awesome monthly event!

This month we are featuring local artist Bryan Smith from 6-9PM. Bryan will be painting live at the event, and showcasing many of his pieces of art. Bryan is a self-taught artist, who recently spent 6 years in the US Army. His artistic influence includes Surrealism and his favorite artist is Salvatore Dali.

We will have light snacks, wine, and Bryan's Amigo "Psyco Steve the DJ" spinning music.

Black n Brew

Black N Brew will be participating along with the Avenue in this month's 2nd Saturday on November 14th. We will be open our normal hours and then some! Bill McConney will be performing live music beginning at 5pm. Bill McConney has become a fixture on the tri-state area music scene. Drawing influences from the likes of Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Dave Matthews, and Jeff Buckley; his songwriting has been described as vulnerably honest.

Jimmy Bay the spiritual consultant of the Avenue will be reading palms and cards from 6-8pm. If you would like a glimpse into your future or your true self, Jimmy Bay is your man. Jimmy will be doing 20 minute readings for 20 bucks!! Full coffee bar and dinner menu will be available!

Come join the fun as East Passyunk Ave comes together for 2nd Saturday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

EPA 2nd Saturdays!

East Passyunk Avenue is celebrating Second Saturdays with art openings, sales, live music, DJs, complimentary refreshments, card readings and more! Take a stroll down EPA and check it out - most participating shops are open from 6-9pm.