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2nd Friday in West Reading Offers Some “Sweet + New” Events for August 13th

by Visit West Reading

Aug 09, 2021

Every 2nd Friday of the month, the West Reading shops and restaurants celebrate with “2nd Friday on the Avenue” hosted by the West Reading Community Revitalization Foundation (WRCRF).

2nd Friday on the Avenue is a time to celebrate and recognize our independent shops and locally owned restaurants! Join us Friday, August 13th!

Music is back for 2nd Friday from 6-8pm on 6th & Penn Avenues. This month we will be presenting Shady Avenue!

Shady Ave

Shady Ave is the brainchild of two brothers Dana and Vaughn Ragsdale. In addition, Jamel Stevenson, Chris Milanek, and Greg Wilson bring a funky reggae, Jazz inspired, alternative hip-hop sound that range from Motown to Marley, Modest Mouse to Mos Def. Catch them late in August at Muhlenberg’s Riverfest or at 3rd & Spruce, West Reading, on Friday, September 17th.

  • From 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Swerl Designs, 438 Penn Avenue, is offering 20% off in store “Swerl branded” inventory including tables! Call ahead to preview 484.897.6797.
  • The Miller- Keystone Blood Center Coach is coming again to Sweet Ride Ice Cream on 2nd Friday! The appointment slots are from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please register using this link or call 484-987-7338. As a thank you for your blood donation, you will receive a free pint of ice cream from us! Make a difference and save a life!
  • Visit the charming back courtyard of Saylor House, 605 Penn Avenue, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy wine, shopping, and live music at this unique upscale market. Find local vendors selling wine, custom stationary, floral arrangements, and perfumes/oils from Henny Faire Co.

We are loading more weekend events, music and promotions on our 2nd Friday Facebook event page:

As always, West Reading is 100% committed to serving our community.

Our merchants are following guidelines in line with advice from the CDC, State and Local officials. Our small business owners value your understanding in limiting in store visits and requiring masks to protect their personal safety as well as their family as needed.

We invite the public to share their 2nd Friday adventures on our social media.

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Visit WRCRF’s website to learn more about our merchants, upcoming events and our Sunday Farmers’ Market, from 9 – noon, weekly on the 500 block of Penn Ave and 6th Avenue.

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