Text and image by Tyler Horst.
Make Music Philly day was in full swing all over the city on Saturday, even in the places that are harder to find. The Molestice block party may have offered it’s longstanding private tradition to a wider audience but it didn’t lose any of its intimate charm.
Mole Street, hidden between Race and Cherry, is an oasis of quiet in the middle of Center City. The big trees sprouting up from the sidewalk blanket the tiny block in calm, making it seem unbelievable that City Hall is only a few streets away. It’s got the quaint neighborhood vibe of the kind of place where you’d actually know the name of the person living next door, and the Molestice block party has been fostering that sense of community for 35 years.
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