Festival Fever: Here Comes the Sun Block Party @ Phila Street on Saturday


No, it’s not a party in honor of sun block. It’s an outdoor block party on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs that’s celebrating the first day of true summer sun.

The Here Comes the Sun Block Party takes over Phila Street between Putnam and Henry streets in Saratoga Springs on Saturday afternoon in celebration of the official arrival of summer. Enjoy $1 food samples from Hattie’s, Peabody’s, Sweet Mimi’s, Sushi Thai Garden, Phila Fusion and Park Side Eatery. Cool off with ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s. Bring the kids for Cole’s Woodwind Shop’s instrument petting zoo. Check out the painting possibilities at Creative Sparks. And take part in Namaste Yoga’s beginner’s yoga demonstration.

And, of course, there’s plenty of great music, too – super singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas, Dan Johnson & the Expert Sidemen, Holly & Evan and Rebel Darling featuring M.R. Poulopoulos.

Admission is FREE, and a portion of the merchants’ proceeds will benefit Caffe Lena.


Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, 6/20&21/14
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
Bang On a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 7/16-8/2/14
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/17-20/14
Festival of Contemporary Music @ Tanglewood, Lenox, 7/17-21/14
Restoration Festival @ CAC Woodside, Troy, 8/15&16/14
Basilica Soundscape @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson, 9/12-13/14
Jazz at the Lake @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 9/13-14/14, FREE
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14

1 Comment
  1. Kathy says

    Band set times for Caffe’ Lena Benefit Block Party on Saturday, June 21 are:

    12:15pm – Bryan Thomas
    1:30 pm – Dan Johnson & The Expert Sidemen
    2:30 pm – Holly & Evan
    3:30 pm – Rebel Darling w/ M.R. Poulopoulos

    See you and the sun out on Phila Street in Saratoga Springs, NY.

    Thank you to Michael Eck and Dianne Winter for coordinating this Benefit for Caffe’ Lena.

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