Stroll Main Street this Summer

Did someone say block party?!

Every Wednesday this summer, enjoy a neighborhood block party, just steps from your The Isle apartment! Stroll the Street returned June 7 and will run through Aug. 23.

The innovative concept brings a new theme to Main Street each Wednesday evening, from 5-9 p.m., as residents are encouraged to “stroll” the street for specials, shopping and socializing. Participating restaurants and bars will offer $5 cocktails and appetizers during the event, so you can fill up at a local watering hole and then set off to enjoy the rest of the party, or wind up there after you’ve gotten some good sightseeing in. Shops will feature discounted items, as well as sidewalk sales to encourage passersby to peruse their offerings. Food trucks will also line the street each week, so you can grab a quick bite to go as you’re heading down the avenue.

Each Stroll the Street will feature a theme, which will extend to activities and special events. For instance, the June 14 party will be built around “Game Night,” offering visitors the chance to go head to head against friends and neighbors in board games and other match-ups. The July 5 event is “Fitness Night,” with free activities designed to get the heart rate up and the blood pumping. Bring along Grandma for “Bingo Night” July 12 or your favorite karaoke partner to the Aug. 9 “Open Mic Night.” The event closes out with a “Throwback Night” featuring a showing of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Whether you’re in the market for some cheap bites or are looking to spruce up your summer wardrobe, Stroll the Street is a great way to find what you need while also supporting local businesses. Main Street is the lifeblood of Manayunk, and this series is a way for locals to give back to the many businesses that keep us entertained, engaged and educated throughout the year.

See you there!