Archive for the ‘Habitat for Humanity’ Category

A Big Fat Thank You!

February 18, 2010

A personal note of thanks to everyone who contributed to such a successful Mardi Gras event. What a great time! The event created incredible excitement for the market and generated amzing media coverage with 3, 6, 10 and Fox 29 all covering it. Also, WRTI and KWY NewsRadio came out. And did you see that awesome photo in yesterday’s local section (2/17)?

Special thanks to the staff of the Reading Terminal Market and Habitat for Humanity for your help, and to the vendors in the market for being so accommodating. Also, the Al Harrison Dixie Land Jazz Band for inspired music and to our volunteers who twirled, juggled and strutted your stuff.

Thanks again. Also, if you like Jambalaya, take a look at our spot on Good Day Philadelphia!

Today’s the Day!

February 16, 2010

OK, time to partay…no really, our Mardi Gras event is today at 11. Stop by the Reading Terminal Market on your lunch hour for food, Dixie Land and more!

Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Dixie Land Band

February 2, 2010

Just In! The All Harrison Dixie Land Jazz Band will be performing at our Mardi Gras event at the Reading Terminal Market on Tues., Feb. 16.  

Come hear the sounds of the Big Easy and join our Mardi Gras Parade in Philadelphia’s historic market. All to  help out the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity continue the work of helping to build homes and restoring the Crescent City.

Al Harrison is a band leader and sideman whose instruments are the trumpet, cornet, and fluegelhorn. A graduate of the Philadelphia Musical Academy (now known as the University of the Arts) and Temple University, he played and recorded with Dexter Wansel at International Records, toured with Stanley Clark and Sy Zentner, and performed in the Dixieland band on the historic steamboat  “Delta Queen”.  Al has backed up such greats as Tony Bennett, Billy Daniels, Jack Jones, and Sammy Davis, Jr.

See you there!

Beck’s Cajun on Good Day Philadelphia!

January 29, 2010

Well, it’s official! Beck’s Cajun Café will be featured on Good Day Philadelphia’s Monday Menu on Monday, February 15. Look for Chef Bill Beck at 8:45 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. as he prepares New Orleans favorites including Jambalaya and Bread Pudding. 

The next day, come over and try them for real at our Mardi Gras event at the Reading Terminal Market. A percentage of the proceeds of sales of signature items like gumbo and muffuletta will benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. See you there!

Mardi Gras!

January 18, 2010

Get ready! Beck’s Cajun Cafe is bringing Mardi Gras to the Reading Terminal Market, Tues., Feb. 16, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and enjoy Dixieland music and authentic Cajun favorites including jambalaya, mufaletta and po’ boys. We’ll also be serving up a giant pot of gumbo and the proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. The parade starts at 11 a.m. We’ll be cutting the King Cake at 1 p.m., Find the baby inside and win a prize!