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PTW20 Kickoff Festival in Old City!

This year’s kickoff aims to blend the best of Philly Tech Week 2020 with a 29-year-old tradition of arts and culture in Philadelphia known as First Friday where galleries traditionally open their doors and the sidewalks fill with people looking to see the newest collections.

Meet technologists, artists and entrepreneurs alike through this neighborhood-wide, one-night activation.

Start the evening at our HQ location and — in proper First Friday fashion — walk over to one of our community activations hosted in a kickoff hub.

What to Expect at National Mechanics HQ:
  • Get in the game with Island Officials, an officially licensed developer with Nintendo, iOS, Android, & Sony.
  • Explore a virtual museum containing art from around the world and interact with local murals with Xplore VR Studios! This company blends art, design, and computer science together creating innovative XR solutions for all industries.
  • Experience the round, complex, and powerful flavors of POWERS Irish Whiskey.
  • Connect with Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit legal services organization through which lawyers assist artists and cultural organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia area via legal representation, publications, advocacy, education and counseling.
  • Meet "French Toast Bae" — CEO of Lokal Artisan Foods — and try out a french toast bite with strawberry, caramel, or chocolate sauce.
  • Play independent games developed by Quadratron Game Studios

More details to come about demos and activations happening at our Kickoff Festival hubs!

National Mechanics
22 S 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Map of location


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