Our Mission

Public Eye is a Philadelphia-area group that produces public events featuring the arts. We focus our lens on the interactions between human and nonhuman animals in order to shed light on hidden or ignored injustices and to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle. Public Eye is a project of Mobilization for Animals (PA), a 501C3 nonprofit organization.


 

Blessing of the Animals Ceremony
&
Drum Circle

Public Eye: Artists for Animals presents our fifth annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony & Drum Circle on Saturday, September 12th, 2-4pm, Live music at 2pm, Ceremony at 3pm. This year the Ceremony will feature a Multi-Faith Blessing, arranged for the Pennsylvania Week For the Animals by Animal World USA, www.AnimalWeekPA.com.

Honor your companion animals and animals around the world through drumming and dancing in nature! Visit our Animal Healing Booth for Reiki, animal communication, and harp therapy. Vendors offer information about local animal issues, animal-friendly crafts, face-painting, and delicious vegan food. Bring companion animals, a photo, or your own animal spirit! In the Ceremony, children are invited to dance like their favorite animals and play instruments with the drum circle.

The Ceremony offers opportunities to celebrate animal companions, honor those that have died, empathize with animals suffering around the world, and create a vision of harmony between humans and other animals

The blessing is not affiliated with any religion or religious practices.


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Date: Saturday, September 12th (rain or shine),
2-4pm, 2-3 live music with Saint Mad,
face-painting, crafts, vegan food, animal healing booth
(Reiki, animal communication, harp therapy),
3-4 ceremony, drum circle with One Nation Ensemble
Cost: Free
Details: Friendly animal companions must be on leashes or in carriers.
Location: Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive, Phila. PA 19119
Directions & parking: www.publiceyephilly.org
Contact: Lisa Levinson, 215-620-2130,
lisa@publiceyephilly.org

Directions to Our Church
1. From Washington and Points South:
Take I-95 North to Philadelphia. Follow signs for I-676 West (Exit 17). Take I-676 to I-76 West (towards Valley Forge). Take I-76 West to Exit 340A for (Lincoln Drive). Follow Lincoln Drive to Johnson Street (about 2 miles). Turn right on Johnson Street, which is the third traffic light. Go up Johnson Street and across the next light (Wayne Avenue). Look for open driveway (Unitarian Society of Germantown sign) on the left. Turn left into driveway and go all the way down to large open parking lot, which is the rear of the church.

2. From New Jersey and Points East:
Cross Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Follow signs for I-676 West. Take I-676 to I-76 West (towards Valley Forge). Take I-76 West to Exit 340A for (Lincoln Drive). (This exit is on the LEFT). Follow Lincoln Drive to Johnson Street and church, as described in bold above under #1).

3. From New York and North Jersey:
Take New Jersey Turnpike to Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) (Exit 6). Take PA Turnpike west to I-476 South (Exit 20 to Philadelphia and Chester). Take I-476 South to I-76 East to Philadelphia (Exit 16A). Take I-76 West to Exit 340A for (Lincoln Drive). (This exit is on the LEFT). Follow Lincoln Drive to Johnson Street and church, as described in bold above under #1).

4. From Northern and Western Pennsylvania:
From North: Take Northeast extension of Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) straight down, through toll plaza, to Exit 16A (I-76 East). Take I-76 East to Exit 340A, Lincoln Drive (this exit is on the LEFT). Take Lincoln Drive to Johnson Street and church, as described in bold above under #1). From West: Take Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 326 (Valley Forge and I-76). Follow I-76 East to Exit 340A for (Lincoln Drive). (This exit is on the LEFT). Follow Lincoln Drive to Johnson Street and church, as described in bold above under #1).

5. From East-Germantown/Mt. Airy:
Take Johnson Street and travel towards Lincoln Drive. Go across Greene Street. Go over small bridge and immediately look for driveway to your right (Unitarian Society of Germantown sign). Pull into driveway and go all the way down to large open parking lot, which is the rear of the church.

6. Public Transportation:
Accessible by Regional Rail Line (R8 - Chestnut Hill West - Upsal Train Station) just two blocks North of the Church. Also, accessible by the bus Route "53" (Wayne Avenue and Lincoln Drive) and bus Route "H" (Lincoln Drive and Hortter Street) buses.