August 12, 2018
The third Philly Free Streets came and went this Saturday, and judging by social media reactions and some photos we received here at PhillyVoice, it was a success.
The car-free event was basically a party up and down North Broad Street. Participants got to ride their bikes, participate in community-facilitated activities, explore beautiful North Philly landmarks, or enjoy the summer weather.
Mayor Jim Kenney always participates in the annual event, and this year he ended the festivities with a cheesesteak at Max's Steaks on Germantown Avenue.
Perfect end to #PhillyFreeStreets: a visit to Max's for a cheesesteak! American wit – plus a little bit of hot sauce. So glad so many Philadelphians visitors are checking out all the businesses on North Broad and Germantown Avenue this year! pic.twitter.com/BoO12tELwL— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 11, 2018
On nearly every cross street, activities were planned for community members to enjoy.
Here's a full list of all the activities that popped up for the event — including a day-long jazz festival, a pop-up beach, activities with Mural Arts, and tours of historic landmarks like the Uptown Theater.