The Bearded Ladies is an experimental cabaret group devoted to exploiting all the possibilities of intimate, homemade theater through beautiful songs, tricked-out costume changes, drag, and virtuosic prop construction. With wit and sparkle they tackle the politics of popular culture, sex, gender, and artistic invention. They have been called “wildly entertaining” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “talented singers and comic actors” by the Huffington Post, and “a little over the top” by Aunt Patty and Uncle Marv, who happened to be in town for the weekend visiting the Johnsons.
St. Mary’s Nursery School has been serving children from all over the world for nearly thirty-five years. Their mission is for each child to leave the school with a good self image, an understanding of basic concepts, the ability to communicate with others through language, and the development of creative abilities through experience. St. Mary’s Nursery School believes that first five years of life are the foundation years which will be the basis for their effective development through their lives. St. Mary’s Nursery School has an open classroom in which children ages 18 months to five years play and learn together. Their multicultural classroom gives children the opportunity to explore their environment and choose activities that are right for them. The unique set up of the classroom allows ease of mainstreaming children with special needs. As a cooperative, parent/guardian involvement is an integral part of the school.
For additional information contact Traci Childress, Administrative Director, at (215) 386-0321 or by email at traci(at)stmarysnursery.org
University City Hospitality Coalition provides meals to hungry and homeless people in University City six days a week at local churches and the Hillel Foundation at Penn. St. Mary’s founded UCHC in the 1980s after a homeless man froze to death on Locust Walk, and we now serve as the program’s food storage center as well as providing a hot meal on Thursday evening and a bag lunch on Saturday and on summer Sundays when Hillel is closed. In addition to providing meals, UCHC offers medical, dental, legal and social services to those in need, in partnership with Penn’s professional schools. The long-term meals coordinator for UCHC is a member of St. Mary’s. Volunteers prepare a hot meal for the benefit of University City’s homeless community.