Mummers

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Ditch Tradition For Spectacle

With the pressure off, Philadelphia String Band Association President Tom Loomis says the performers will be able interact more with the Broad street crowd.

12/15/2014

(Palma Lucas, a helper at the Golden Sunrise New Year's Association.  The club in the last one remaining in the Mummers' "Fancy" division.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Last Remaining ‘Fancy Division’ Mummers Club Struggles For Survival

The sole remaining “Fancy Division” club in Philadelphia has turned to crowdfunding in a desperate attempt to stay afloat.

11/07/2014

The Senior Strut along Boathouse Row. (Credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Scenic Strut Along Boathouse Row Draws 500 Seniors

PCA hopes the Senior Strut might spur older adults to join or form walking groups, because walking increases blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain that can put you in a good mood and lower stress.

10/08/2014

(credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

The Night in Venice boat parade in Ocean City. (Credit: Donald B. Kravitz, DBK Photos)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Fun In The Sand, Freckles and One Of The East Coast’s Biggest Boat Parades

The Shore Thing: Fun In The Sand, Freckles and One Of The East Coast’s Biggest Boat Parades. Ocean City in July.

07/05/2014

Mummers Brigade Weekend File Photo (Credit: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority)

Hear Philly: The Shore Thing – Mummers, Marbles and A Celebration Of Italian-American Heritage

Father’s Day weekend is a busy one in the Wildwoods.

06/06/2014

(Dailen, right, is now officially a member of his adopting family.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Family Court Marks National Adoption Day With 18 Families

Eighteen families got official approval of their adoptions at Philadelphia Family Court, which also organized a party for the kids.

11/15/2013

Neighbors line the streets in Bridesburg for the annual Memorial Day Parade. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Fallen War Vets Honored At Annual Memorial Day Parade In Bridesburg

Several streets in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia were lined with people and filled with marchers for Monday’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

05/27/2013

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 1:  Members of the Woodland String Band perform during the 2011 Mummers Parade January 1, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people enjoyed the warmer weather and watched the parade, which has been around for over 100 years. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) File Photo

2013 Mummers Parade Winners

The Mummers Parade came to a close Tuesday night as the judges picked their favorite performers.

01/01/2013

The Fancy Brigades are known for their over-the-top costumes and sets. (credit: Getty Images) File Photo

Fancy Brigades Go All Out

Some of the Mummers brought their performances on Broad Street inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Fancy Brigade finale.

01/01/2013

(Let the strutting begin!  Comic brigades begin their march up Broad Street for the 2013 Mummers' Parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

It’s Time Again For Philadelphia’s Grandest Tradition: The Mummers’ Parade!

The parade route follows the tradition, going up Broad Street, past City Hall, then onto JFK Boulevard.

01/01/2013

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 1:  Members of the Woodland String Band perform during the 2011 Mummers Parade January 1, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thousands of people enjoyed the warmer weather and watched the parade, which has been around for over 100 years. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) File Photo

Mummers String Bands Prepare For New Year’s Parade

Some members of the string bands were busy making final preparations on Monday, the day before the big Mummer’s Parade on New Year’s Day.

12/31/2012

(Credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio)

Mummers Relieved To Find Little Damage To Belongings After 4-Alarm Fire

A Mummers band today was finally able to enter the warehouse that was hit by a four-alarm fire on Monday, and they were elated to find that their props and equipment sustained little damage.

12/11/2012

Firefighters continue to put out hotspots after a fire at a garage where the Fralinger String Band was storing their props. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fralinger String Band Waits To Survey Damage From Garage Fire

Fralinger Captain Thomas D’Amore says they’re hoping for the best, but they’ll do whatever they need to do to be ready for New Year’s Day’s Mummer’s Parade.

12/11/2012

(Tim Johnson, left, and his alter ego, "Stella D'oro," will be performing in the 2013 Mummers' New Year's Day Parade.   Left photo by Hadas Kuznits)

2013 Mummers’ Parade Adds Drag Queens To Fancy Brigades

Tim Johnson, a female impersonator who performs under the name “Stella D’oro,” says he was delighted to be asked to be part of the first-ever Mummers’ Drag Brigade.

11/29/2012

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