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MidDay Cafés in Downtown Reading set to kick off Friday, June 7

May 22, 2019
MidDay Cafe in Reading

Reading, Pa. – Free live musical performances and lots of lunchtime fun will once again be served up during the Reading Downtown Improvement District’s MidDay Cafés in center city Reading. The series will kick off on Friday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. with the return of the World War II military motorcade in the 500 block of Penn Street.

The motorcade is tied to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 29th annual World War II Weekend on June 7, 8, and 9 at Reading Regional Airport in Bern Township. As part of the festivities, a live performance will be presented by the famed Ringgold Band, which will belt out big band and patriotic tunes.
The June 7 Café, as well as several others scheduled on select Wednesdays starting at 11:30 a.m. throughout the summer, will be tied to specific themes. The Cafés are produced by the Reading Downtown Improvement District.

Here is the schedule for the other Cafés:

Wednesday, June 12, “Summertime Fun In Berks County”, Berks County Services Center plaza, 633 Court Street – Music by Alex Allegra

Wednesday, June 26, Dear Reading and Pagoda City Studio takeover, State Office Building plaza in the 600 block of Penn Street

Wednesday, July 10, “A Summer Symphony” with MAKS Ensembles, Penn Square Courtyard behind Sixth and Penn Streets

Wednesday, July 24, Block Party with DJ Special D, Fifth and Penn Streets

Wednesday, August 7, Singalong with Matt Bailey, Berks County Services Center plaza

Wednesday, August 21, Scotti Mann, State Office Building plaza

Wednesday, September 4, To Be Announced Later, Penn Square Courtyard

Major sponsors of the Cafés include: Streetplus, County of Berks, and Utilities Employees Credit Union.
Site sponsors include: The Loft at 505, Berks County Bar Association, Abilities in Motion, Destination Realty, and Herbein + Company.

In the event of rain, check the Reading Downtown Improvement District’s website at to see if the Café has been relocated or postponed.

About the Reading Downtown Improvement District
The Reading Downtown Improvement District is focused on creating a vital, productive and commercially active environment in downtown Reading. The Improvement District provides cleaning, security, and marketing services for a specially designated commercial district, and also sponsors several events and activities throughout the year. The Improvement District continually strives to make downtown Reading a cleaner, safer and more inviting place to live, work and visit.

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