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MAYOR MORÁN ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURATION OF CITY COURTYARD

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held, with a mid-day event to follow.

READING - August 30th:  Today, Mayor Eddie Morán issued the following statement announcing a new event taking over #DowntownRDG on Friday, September 2nd, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

"After an impressive season of First Friday downtown block parties hosted at various locations throughout our downtown, the last First Friday of 2022 will have a different look," said Mayor Eddie Morán.

"On Friday, September 2nd, we will celebrate the reopening of the Penn Street Courtyard, located between Penn and Court Streets and near North 6th Street. This courtyard has undergone significant renovations over the past few months to address several issues, most importantly, improving ADA accessibility.

As part of the celebration, we will host the newest addition to our lineup of downtown events, 'Taste of Reading,' immediately after the ribbon-cutting.

The 'Taste of Reading' event will run from 11 AM-2 PM. Representatives from the city's diverse and delicious restaurants will have free samples for attendees to enjoy. Live entertainment will be provided by the Duo Erich Cawalla & Cliff Starkey, performing a variety of music from all decades. We want our downtown workers, residents, and visitors to enjoy this event and utilize this space daily to meet friends for lunch and plan events or celebrations."

We hope to host recurring mid-day events in this courtyard for upcoming seasons, and we want to engage the entire community. Anyone interested may contact the City's Downtown Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The courtyard renovations were funded, in part, by a grant from the State's Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and in collaboration with the Reading Redevelopment Authority (RRA).

WHAT:          A ribbon-cutting ceremony of the courtyard, followed by 'Taste of Reading'

WHEN:          Friday, September 2nd, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHERE:        Penn Street Courtyard, between Penn and Court Street near North 6th Street

WHO:            Mayor Eddie Morán, City of Reading

                        Several Other Elected Officials


 

EL ALCALDE MORÁN ANUNCIA LA INAUGURACIÓN DE PATIO COMUNAL

Se llevará a cabo una ceremonia de corte de cinta, seguida de un evento al mediodía.

READING - 30 de agosto: Hoy, el alcalde Eddie Morán emitió el siguiente comunicado anunciando un nuevo evento como parte de la oferta de #DowntownRDG, el viernes 2 de septiembre de 11AM a 2PM.

“Después de una temporada impresionante de fiestas de cuadra del primer viernes en el centro organizadas en varios lugares de nuestro centro, el último primer viernes de 2022 tendrá un aspecto diferente”, dijo el alcalde Eddie Morán.

"El viernes 2 de septiembre celebraremos la reapertura del courtyard de Penn Street, ubicado entre las calles Penn y Court, cerca de la calle N 6th. Este patio ha recibido renovaciones significativas en los últimos meses para abordar varios problemas, el más importante, mejorar la accesibilidad ADA.

Como parte de la celebración, presentaremos la última incorporación a nuestra programación de eventos de Downtown, 'Taste of Reading', inmediatamente después del corte de cinta.

El evento 'Taste of Reading' se llevará a cabo de 11 am a 2 pm. Representantes de los diversos y deliciosos restaurantes de la ciudad tendrán muestras gratis para que los espectadores disfruten. El dúo Erich Cawalla & Cliff Starkey brindará entretenimiento en vivo, interpretando una variedad de música de todas las décadas. Queremos que los trabajadores, residentes y visitantes del Downtown disfruten de este evento y utilicen este espacio todos los días para reunirse con amigos para almorzar y planificar eventos o celebraciones".

Esperamos organizar eventos recurrentes al mediodía en este patio para las próximas temporadas, y queremos involucrar a toda la comunidad. Cualquier persona interesada puede comunicarse con la Coordinadora del Downtown en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Las renovaciones del patio fueron financiadas, en parte, por una subvención del Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario del Estado (DCED) y en colaboración con la Autoridad de Redesarrollo de Reading (RRA).

QUÉ:              Ceremonia de corte de cinta del courtyard, seguido por 'Taste of Reading'

CUÁNDO:     viernes 2 de septiembre, de 11:00 AM a 2:00 PM

DÓNDE:        Penn Street Courtyard, entre Penn y Court Street cerca de North 6th Street

QUIÉN:          Alcalde Eddie Morán, Ciudad de Reading

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