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4th Annual Caribbean Day

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In celebration of National Caribbean- American Heritage Month, Reading Terminal Market will host its 4th annual Caribbean Day. The event will take place Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Reading Terminal Market and feature traditional Caribbean food, drink, art and music.

The Market’s Caribbean Day will consist of fun activities from food demos to live music.  Food demonstrations will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. with Chef Careda Brown-Matthews, who will be whipping up tasty Jamaican eats like traditional jerk chicken, peas and rice, plantains, and cabbage.  The hour-long food demonstration will be followed with delicious libations provided by the “Bahama Papas”, mixologists Remy Duncombe and Chet Morley, who will be making virgin Bahama Mamas from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to the Caribbean food demo and drink demos, renowned Dominican artist Erick Picardo will display his artwork and conduct a live painting session in Center Court. Live music entertainment will be provided by Philadelphia natives Trinidelphia, performing their rhythmic steel pan music. There will also be a SOCA fitness demonstration, a roving performance from The Potcakes Junkanoo Band and more.

Guests will be treated to a host of Caribbean vendors including Taino Art, Afro-Caribbean/Latino Art, memorabilia and other Caribbean treats, as well as face painting throughout the day.  Caribbean Day is a program of the Caribbean Community in Philadelphia under the umbrella organization of UROC of Philadelphia. The Caribbean Community in Philadelphia is a project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia.

For more information and a full schedule of the day’s events, please visit

The Great Reading Terminal Market Easter Egg Hunt

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On Saturday, April 15th hop on over to The Market because we'll be holding our first ever Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0 - 11 years old! The best news of all is that it's completely FREE! Bring your own baskets for this Market-wide Easter egg hunt. 

Meet in Piano Court (next to Miller's Twist & Metropolitan Bakery) to start the hunt.

9:30 - 10:00 : Ages 0-5, Egg hunt around The Market. These ages will be looking for yellow & green eggs.

9:45 - 10:00: Ages 6-11, Egg hunt around The Market. These ages will be looking for any egg that IS NOT yellow or green. 

10:00 - 10:30 : Storytime in the Book Nook (in Piano Court). All ages welcome.

10:30 - 11:30: Egg dyeing in City Kitchen. All ages welcome.

Special Guest: The Easter Bunny (9 am - 10:30)

Eggs will only be hidden in places accessible to the public. They will not be behind any merchant counters. 

See you there!


Market Open During Construction

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If you have been through the Market East neighborhood recently, you might have noticed that there is scaffolding on the 12th Street side of the Market (and a little on Arch Street and Filbert Street as well).  The convention center has begun the arduous process of replacing the roof from the Reading Terminal Headhouse on Market Street all the way to the Race Street side of the convention center (and include the Market's roof).  The target date of completion is November 2017.

The good news is that the Market will remain open as usual throughout the construction (all 10 sets of doors are still accessible).  So, please come shop and dine as usual!


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