The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kinetic Sculpture Derby is one of Kensington’s prime cultural events. On May 18th, the festivities paraded through the streets to the delight of residents and visitors alike. Families and friends gathered on the sidewalks and in front of their houses, block after block, to watch the Sculpture Derby and enjoy the day.
This year, the crowds in the neighborhood far exceeded those that came out in previous years. The festival, organized by the East Kensington Neighbors Association, was excellent as always, providing a venue for local artists, artisans, groups like The Friends of Penn Treaty Park, and a wide selection of food and beverage. In addition, Fishtown’s Kenneth W. Milano, historian and author, had a book signing for his sixth historical narrative of Kensington and Fishtown.
This year’s festival was full of life, vigor, and activity, and truly offered something for everyone.
Additional photos of the day’s events can be found here.
–All photos by Roman Blazic. Roman is the second of three generations to participate in the arts: photography, songwriting, musical performance and Esperanto Haiku. Roman is a Board Member of the Friends of Penn Treaty Park and an active supporter of the Fishtown art scene. He also contributes photographs to the local community groups and newspapers.