Wawa Welcome America! kicks off with Liberty Block Party

Credit: The Shops at Liberty Place Credit: The Shops at Liberty Place

Kick off the weeklong Wawa Welcome America! festival with a party in the streets. Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia are hosting the first Liberty Block Party at the Shops at Liberty Place on June 28, from noon to 10 p.m.

Eighties R&B group New Edition will be honored with a tribute performance put together by Charlie Mack, featuring local kids performing New Edition’s biggest hits. (New Edition plays the Mann that night, which we assume is why they’ll be at the block party. Right, candy girl? Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain. We can’t stand the rain.)

DJs from Wired 96.5 and Radio One and local musicians on two stages will provide the party soundtrack.

Shop vendors selling crafts and clothes and nosh on food from restaurants and food trucks, including Vendy Award winner Bonjour Creperie, plus Pop-A-Nugget, the truck that makes everything into a nugget, Samosa Deb, our only Indian food truck, Ben & Jerry’s, and many more.

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