Time to party: Gert McQue celebrated her 100th birthday at Gloria Dei Estates with the Mummers on April 10. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
Time to strut: Kitty Appicello celebrated her 103rd birthday at her Erdrick Street home in grand Philly style on March 30 — with Mummers. Appicello dances to the Mummers’ sound as she was surrounded by friends and family, including her seventh great-great-grandchild. Appicello moved to the city from upstate Pennsylvania 95 years ago. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
In loving memory: The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush held a dance festival benefitting a college fund named in memory of Jackie Park, a Rush graduate who was fatally struck by a car in 2012. The dance festival featured works choreographed solely by students. They wrote scripts for a few short monologues that were intertwined with dance performances. Some types of dances included ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
With Philly’s best-known tradition just around the corner, a Fox Chase Mummer is ready for action.
He says he comes by his interest in performing quite naturally since his mother was an opera singer.
Keenan’s Irish Pub, at 113 Olde New Jersey Ave. in North Wildwood, N.J., will hold fund-raisers and school reunions every weekend through Labor Day.