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I worked, in business, nine to five. He owns four restaurants including Pho Saigon on Bustleton Avenue and the new Saigon Noodle Bar in Chestnut Hill and a staffing agency, employing some people in total.
What seemed to me to be an absolutely astounding mesh of humanity browsing table lamps and baby clothes is, it turns out, actually not so remarkable for this Lower Northeast neighborhood population roughly 60,which is sandwiched by Mayfair, Lawncrest and Rhawnhurst and which has, in just a couple decades, morphed into one of the most ethnically and religiously and linguistically diverse spots in the city.
For the second half of the 20th century, the neighborhood was comprised of Irish Catholic and Jewish middle-class families. A report from Pew Charitable Trusts told us this past June that the number of immigrants in our city has skyrocketed 69 percent since Fifteen percent of us are immigrants right now; in Oxford Circle, where the housing stock is decent and affordable, that number is closer to 30 percent.
And unlike in some other Northeast neighborhoods that have high concentrations of people from one or two places, here, the newcomers hail from a whole catalog of countries, from every continent but Australia and Antarctica.
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Susana Ramos fourth from left and her family gather for worship at St. Ramos, 55, arrived from Cuba seven years ago, joining one of her three daughters who had already immigrated.
There were no jobs for her daughters back home, she says, though one was a dentist and one worked in computer science. Today, all three daughters are here and working — including Suset, second from left, who works as a dental assistant — while Ramos helps care for her grandchildren, Lauren, eight, and Lian and Luis, both nine.
One hears stories of old-timers grumbling about new neighbors and missing the good old days when everything looked fresher and richer here — about the plethora of, say, nail-salon start-ups.
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Mingchu Pearl Huynh, 54, is president of the eight-month-old Northeast Philadelphia Chinese Association NEPCAwhich is based in Oxford Circle and aims to serve the various needs of the Asian community and foster connection between those residents and their city. Maybe you also saw the New York Times story last summer highlighting this area — and Philly itself — as a place where the American dream actually feels attainable.
Last year, he opened Bishos Middle Eastern Cuisine. The majority of people here are working-class, middle-class.
It also offers a full curriculum of classes for those of all skill levels looking to dive into the world of comedy.
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To get an idea of what the courses entail, enroll in the two-hour introductory workshop. It's free, so the only thing you'll need to drop up front is any fear of making a mistake. The studio strives to create a judgment-free zone to folks let loose in a fun and engaging way. If you're hooked, an array of eight-week courses are available to conquer next.
Work your way up from beginner level to the advanced, and you're destined to make many new — and funny — friends along the way. Sketch, acting, and stand-up comedy classes are also available. Head out on a ride with the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia, Night Cycle Philadelphia, or other cycling groups Philly's biking scene is one of the most welcoming communities in the city. Nearly every bike shop in the area hosts open group rides, and there are plenty of Facebook groups that curate regularly organized trips.
All three groups post events to their Facebook pages, with themes like Taco Tuesday and activities like post-ride doughnuts and a movie, all of which add a social aspect to riding. For more serious cyclists, the Bicycle Club of Philadelphia hosts multiple daily rides that range anywhere from to plus-miles and that are organized by pace.
Routes span the region, allowing you to join at a location convenient to you. The dance party followed a 6 a. Dance your heart out at Daybreaker Head to a Daybreaker event, and you'll find a packed house getting wild on the dance floor — no alcohol needed, nor is it permitted. The parties, held in 22 cities across the United States, feature an early-morning, hour-long yoga class followed by a multiple-hour dance session where juice and coffee replace cocktails and beer. With an upbeat and positive crowd, it's easy to show up alone, inviting you to meet other early-risers on the dance floor.
Find Daybreaker events once every month or two at various locations, including the Divine Lorraine Hotel and Warehouse on Watts. The next one in Philly is on Oct. If you're new to the city and want to find other metalheads try Kung Fu Necktiejazz aficionados take a seat at Chris' Jazz Cafeindie lovers check out Johnny Brenda'sor T-Swift devotees Lincoln Financial Fieldyou can certainly make that happen.
Most venues allow you to sign up for email updates that'll keep you in the loop on shows, and newsletters from companies like R5 Productions will allow you to monitor multiple venues at once.
Don't overthink hitting up a show alone — most people won't even notice you're there by yourself. And if you do end up striking up a conversation with the person next to you, you're naturally guaranteed to share at least one common interest — the band you're both rocking out to.
Take an art class at Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Want to tap into your creative side while meeting other art enthusiasts? Fleisher Art Memoriala nonprofit in Bella Vista, aims to make art accessible to everyone through a wide range of affordable classes. Choose from Chinese calligraphy, figure drawing, watercolor painting, jewelry making, dark room photography, ceramics sessions, and more. Classes are offered seasonally, and sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Most book up fast, so don't procrastinate come registration time. The hole Sedgley Woods winds its way through trees and meadows. Disc golf is essentially a mash-up of Frisbee and golf; instead of balls and clubs, weighted discs are thrown from basket the "hole" to basket.