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GroundSwell to Host Advocacy Celebration at the PHS Pop-up Garden on Broad Street Thursday July 25th.

  • You donated instruments to Philly schools, cleaned parks, donated books and fought to save arts education in philly schools. You deserve a beer!
  • Attendees are automatically entered to win two tickets to 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show
  • $12 admission gets you three tokens good for three drink or food tokens (Value $15)

July 15, Philadelphia, PA—It's been six months since the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance first launched GroundSwell, and the initiative is taking some time to reflect and celebrate! In honor of their work so far and to say thanks to supporters, GroundSwell is inviting the public to a summer happy hour in the 2013 PHS Pop-up Garden on Broad Street.

WHEN: Thursday, July 25th, 5:00-8:00PM

WHERE: 2013 PHS Pop-up Garden, 313 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

WHAT: Guests will enjoy discounted food and drink offerings from the Mobile Beer Garden Menu by Garces Group, mix and mingle with fellow GroundSwell supporters, and be automatically entered to win a number of prizes, including two tickets to the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show.

WHO:  The GroundSwell Team, Cultural Alliance staff, GroundSwell Contributing Members, GroundSwell supporters and friends, and anyone else interested in learning more about GroundSwell and celebrating creative community improvement and engagement projects.

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“GroundSwell is all about community and highlighting the people, places and organizations improving quality of life in Greater Philly, so what better place to gather than a vacant lot that's been transformed into a beautiful city park and Beer Garden?” says Nancy DeLucia, Director of Policy & Community Engagement for the Cultural Alliance, adding, “Plus, the root beer is outstanding.”

Tickets for the GroundSwell happy hour are $12, and include 3 food/drink tokens. Tickets should be purchased in advance at

GroundSwell is a grassroots movement to make the Philadelphia region a better place to live, work and play. Powered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, GroundSwell unites the residents and organizations that are leveraging arts and culture, libraries, parks and public space to enhance the quality of life in our region. Since launching in January 2013, GroundSwell has successfully completed a musical instrument donation drive for Musicopia; a petition campaign to increase the budget for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund; a book donation drive for Philadelphia READS in partnership with the Penn Museum; a park clean-up in partnership with the Friends of Clark Park for LOVE Your Park Spring Service Day; and a direct action and online advocacy campaign in partnership with Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) encouraging City Council and State legislators to save art & music programs and restore funding to public schools. Learn more about GroundSwell at