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May: Kensington Derby Workshops

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NextFab is the official Headquarters for the 2023 Kensington Derby! The Kensington Derby & Arts Festival celebrates human-powered transit, neighborhood artists, and local businesses in Kensington. Originally established as a way to associate the name “Kensington” with the positive artist and maker community, the event has grown into a Philadelphia-wide attraction. Neighbors and new friends alike come out to experience the parade of sculptures and shop with artists and food vendors along Trenton Avenue, a wide cobblestone street that has been part of Kensington’s rich creative history for over a hundred years.

Starting in March NextFab will be hosting monthly open workshops to help the teams build their sculptures in preparation for the race.

  • Ask a NextFab tech staff questions about your construction, material choice, and more.
  • Metal Shop demo with Anne of NextFab! Watch the sparks fly as Anne demos some common fusing and welding methods to think about when building your sculpture.
  • Find materials at the Rabbit Recycling Pop-Up, hosted at NextFab

Learn more about forming a Kensington Derby team here.


May 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




North Philly
1800 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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