So many have given their time- the most important element. To keep EKNA going, it also takes a few bucks, some pizzas, beer, a meeting space, stamps, paper, brooms, computers and everything else.

Please extend gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who have contributed financing and resource:

Philadelphia Brewing Company – Bill and Nancy Barton for the beverages, space, 20 other things, and great attitude. Check out the PBC passion for brewingand huge community involvement at

The NKCDC for their paid staff assistance, grant assistance, and for getting us started. Learn more about their community projects and mission at NKCDC.ORG

Lara Coup and Laura Semmelroth – The two women that wrote the book How to Run a Successful Arts Festival were the brains of the 06′ and 07′ EKNA Trenton Avenue Arts Festival - which put EKNA on the map and in the black. Check out our Laura’s project to deal with neighborhood cats compassionately at FLATIRONWILDCATS.

Circle of Hope –  For the support, involvement, and generosity of this congregation, as well as for the use of their space at Frankford & Norris for monthly EKNA Zoning Meetings.

Rock to the Future – For offering free music education to kids in East Kensington, and providing the sound track to many EKNA events.

Kensington Community Food Coop – For organizing to open a member-owned cooperative grocery store in the neighborhood.