Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space, is a community center for radical media and organizing located at 4134 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA in the Belmont neighborhood of West Philadelphia. 

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The LAVA collective’s mission is to create an empowering and welcoming physical space where diverse communities converge to build connections and break down barriers, blending media-making, artistic expression and hardy nuts-and-bolts organizing in order to advance movements for justice.

See more about LAVA or contact us here to get involved!

Ongoing Events

Really Really Free Market

2nd Saturday of the month:

9 AM – 12 PM

4th Saturday of the month:

11 AM – 3 PM

Thursday Food Distro


3 – 4 PM

Community Library


12 – 4 PM

Open hours for exploring the L.A.V.A library and checking out books

Monday Food Distro


3 – 4 PM

SRA Hoagie Distro

Free Hoagies Every Sunday

4 PM


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It's a new website and still a little rough around the edges. Please shoot us a note and let us know how we can improve it! We're launching to the public on June 1st! Please get all your updated info in LAVA!...

Broken Roof Sessions: Christo Johnson (King Azaz)

LAVA Broken Roof Sessions Christo Johnson (King Azaz)

In the seventh installment of the LAVA Broken Roof Sessions, Christo Johnson of King Azaz came through to play some songs from their new tape. Bob Sweeney captured the video and Jesse Kennedy recorded the audio. ...

Broken Roof Sessions: Kyle Gilbride

LAVA Broken Roof Sessions Kyle Gilbride

This month's installment of the Broken Roof Sessions features Swearin' singer and songwriter Kyle Gilbride. Enjoy some new songs as well as some snowy drone-shots of the building. The video was shot and edited by the amazing Bob Sweeney. ...