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Event Details
Renaissance Arts Day (Demo) Event date: September 29th, 2013
Hosted by Event Last Modified: September 10th, 2013
 
Event details
Philadelphia is a city rich with history, and we are going to get even more historical.  Come join us with no site fee to help show the people of Philadelphia how much fun the SCA can be.

Right in the heart of University City, the Rotunda at 40th & Walnut is easy to get to and central for foot traffic, especially around the University of Pennsylvania.

1-6 pm will have a riot of activity - with two tracks of A&S demos, Martial Arts demonstrations, performing artists, our local commedia dell'arte troupe, astrology charts, and a good solid welcoming to the SCA.

In the back room, from 1-4pm, parents are encouraged to bring their children, and you can see some of the activities the SCA can offer.  And while you are keeping them company, you can also mingle and meet the other parents in the neighborhood.

After 4pm, we'll quickly clear the room and invite everyone who wishes back for a couple hours of dancing.

Not only is there space for a couple merchants, but also you are welcome to participate in a bake sale.  But not your ordinary bake sale - we're welcoming recipes from the Middle Ages.  If you'd like assistance finding a tempting recipe to make, let us know.  And we will also help with printing up copies of the recipe you're using if you let us know the relevant information by September 25th.  Proceeds from the bake sale are going toward defraying the cost of the
site.

There is no dayboard offered, but there are many restaurants just steps from the site.  If you're interested in socializing at the end of the evening, we're reserved outdoor space on the balcony of a pub just one block away (food is not
covered).

Come join us for a lovely afternoon of doing, demonstrating, and learning some Renaissance Arts.


Accessibility info:  There is a ramp entrance on the west side of the building.  The sanctuary's acoustics may contribute to an excessive noise level, but there will be some quieter places to take breaks.  There is a unisex, accessible bathroom on the first floor.  We ask that all who feel capable of doing so to please use the multi-stall gendered bathrooms in the basement so that the one upstairs can handle capacity.

Site Opens: 1:00pm
Site Closes: 6:30pm
 
Event Location
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Streer
Philadelphia, PA  19104

Directions:
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
from NORTH:

I-95 South to 676/30 West to 76 East (towards the airport) to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40).  Make a right turn off exit toward the University of PA sign.  South Street will become Spruce Street.  Continue on Spruce street until you reach 38th Street, turn right onto 38th.  Go up 38th and turn left onto Walnut.  The Rotunda will be on your left hand side just after the intersection of 40th and Walnut.  You’ll see the Harvest Restaurant and the Rave Theater on the corner and then the Rotunda. 

OR

PA Turnpike to North/Northeast Extension to I-476 S to I-76 East.  Follow directions above.

from SOUTH JERSEY:

Ben Franklin Bridge to 676/30 West to 76 East (towards the airport) to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40).  Make a right turn off exit toward the University of PA sign.  South Street will become Spruce Street.  Continue on Spruce street until you reach 38th Street, turn right onto 38th.  Go up 38th and turn left onto Walnut.  The Rotunda will be on your left hand side just after the intersection of 40th and Walnut.  You’ll see the Rave Theater on the corner and then the Rotunda. 

OR

Walt Whitman Bridge to 76 West to Exit 346A South Street (old Exit 40).  Make a left turn off exit toward the University of PA sign.  Follow directions above.

from WEST (Media/Lansdowne)

Baltimore Avenue to 38th street it a little complicated right at that intersection, but then it's just a left turn onto Walnut to get to 40th.

from WEST (Upper Darby)

Route 3 / West Chester Pike is a little complicated from 69th - 63rd Streets, but follow either Market or Chestnut (recommended) Streets east until you turn RIGHT onto 39th Street.  Go 2 blocks to turn RIGHT onto Walnut.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
via train - 30th Street Station - (served by all of SEPTA's regional rail and Amtrak) which is fourteen blocks (1.5 miles) away, but also directly adjacent to the 30th Street stop for the Market/Franford Line and the Subway-Surface trolleys (there is an elevator to the platforms)

Market-Frankford line - to the 40th & Market stop.  Walk 2 blocks south along Walnut.  Cross Walnut and find us next to the Rave Movie Theater

Via trolley - Take the #11, #13, #34, or #36 Subway-Surface Trolleys to the 40th & Baltimore portal.  Walk 4 blocks north along 40th, to Walnut.  Turn left and find us next to the movie theater.

Via bus - Take routes #21 or #40 to the 40th & Walnut stop, cross the street, and find us next to the Bridge, or take route 42 to 40th & Spruce.  Walk 2 blocks north along 40th, to Walnut.  Turn left. 

 
Event Fees
Site : This is a FREE demo.

PARKING -
there is a paid parking lot exactly across the street from the venue.
Rates
$11 for the first hour
$2 each additional hour
up to a $30 maximum

There is paid street parking on 40th (pay at kiosks), Walnut (some Kiosks, some meters), and Locust (meters) Streets - be sure to read signs for time limits and rates.

There is FREE street parking (even on the major streets) once you are as far west as 42nd Street.  Again, pay attention to signs for loading areas, driveways, hydrants, and other impediments to free and easy parking.

Feast: There is neither feast nor dayboard.  This is a dry and smoke free site.

There are many restaurants within a block or two, and we'll be able to suggest places to eat.

There will be a bake sale - see description.

If you're interested in socializing at the end of the evening, we're reserved outdoor space on the balcony of a restaurant just one block away (food is not covered by the event).

Make Checks Payable to: no money required

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Livia Petralia
mka Rachael Schechter
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Send Reservations to:
no reservations required

Other Contact Information:
Newcomers & Welcoming
- Baron Mael Eoin MacEochidh
baron@bhakail.eastkingdom.org

Arts & Sciences
- Lady Gisela Szabo

- Lord Martyn de Halliwell
martyn.de.halliwell@gmail.com
484/557/8757 (call or text)

Children's Activities
- Baroness Judith the Confused
irshfaerie@aol.com

Martial Arts
- Baron Joseph of House Serpentius
knightmarshal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org

Performing Arts
- Baronne Sabine de Kerbriant
baronnesabine@gmail.com

Merchants & Bake Sale
- Baroness Philadelphia Brown
chatelaine@ivyeinrust.eastkingdom.org
*Bake sale questions will end up being referred even though she is your primary contact point, but we are hoping to encourage period recipes and are willing to help.

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