West Philly’s front porch

The Porch

Conrad Erb/University City District

In April, the University City District wants you to linger at The Porch, the reimagined public space adjacent to 30th Street Station, for a variety of events, including live music, fitness classes, and a beer garden. Every Monday and Friday, from noon to 1 p.m., performers will be regaling listeners with lunchtime accordion serenades, and each Wednesday at noon, WXPN will feature live music from up-and-coming local artists, including Dante Bucci on April 3 and The Fleeting Ends on April 10. The Give and Take Jugglers will return on April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and The Little Circus will perform on April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Backpack Gallery, which combines visual art and performance, will be in attendance on April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Gourmet food trucks, including The Cow and the Curd, Cupcake Carnival, and Spot Burger, will also be parked at The Porch on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Bridgewater’s Pub will be hosting a beer garden on April 18 and 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. To work off all of those cupcakes and beer, opt for a bootcamp, Bokwa, or Zumba class hosted by BodyRock Bootcamp on Thursdays at 6 p.m. For more information on all events at The Porch, go to www.universitycity.org.

Originally published on March 21, 2013