Spectacular Fireworks Shows in Philadelphia this Weekend!

Philadelphia, “America’s Birthplace”, is rich in history and provides the perfect setting to enjoy a patriotic fireworks display! Celebrate Independence Day by catching one of the many shows this weekend in the city.

1. Wawa Welcome America! July 4th Concert & Grand Finale Fireworks


The Wawa Welcome America concert is a musical celebration on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 4 the show will feature Leon Bridges, the Philly Pops and a variety of talented local acts. The evening concludes with fireworks illuminating the sky over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

When: Monday, July 4, approximately 10 p.m

Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Cost: Free



2.Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert & Fireworks


On Friday, July 1, the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free concert on the RiverStage at Penn’s Landing. After the performance, enjoy fireworks over the Delaware River.

When: Friday, July 1, 8 p.m.

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

Cost: Free



3. U.S. Army Band Performance and Fireworks Show

fireworksThe U.S. Army Band, one of the nation’s premier musical organizations, returns to Penn’s Landing on Saturday, July 2, for an evening full of music concluding with a patriotic fireworks display.

When: Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m.

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard

Cost: Free



4. XFINITY Fireworks Show at Citizens Bank Park


Baseball is one of our nation’s pastimes, so what better place than a ballpark to celebrate the Fourth of July! There will be two chances to see fireworks at Citizens Bank Park following Phillies vs. Kansas City Royals games on July 1 and 2.

(Tickets to the baseball game are required for prime viewing of fireworks following each game.)

When: Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, immediately following baseball game

Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way

Cost: $22-$85 (includes baseball game and fireworks show)



Schuylkill Banks Free Outdoor Movie Nights

Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights














Outdoor movie screenings are a classic part of summer entertainment! What could be more fun on a summer evening than watching a film beneath the stars with family and friends?

Beginning in June through August, a variety of movies will be shown on the Banks of the Schuylkill River, a short drive from Siena Place.

Showtime is at 8:30 p.m, but we recommend arriving early to find a good spot to sit, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, and enter a free raffle sponsored by Philadelphia Runner.

See the movie schedule below. There’s sure to be a screening to please every film buff!

Grays Ferry Crescent Movies:

  • June 23: “Space Jam”
  • July 21: “Inside Out”
  • “Star Wars: “The Force Awakens”

 Walnut Street Movies:

  • June 30 – “Dirty Dancing”
  • July 14 – “This is Spinal Tap”
  • July 28 – “Big Hero 6″
  • August 11 – “Creed”

Visit the event page for directions, more information and to check any cancellations due to weather.



June Events in Philly

Philadelphia Skyline on the schuylkill river from the south street bridge

All American BBQ at Dilworth Park – June 15th- June 19th. 5- 9 PM. A favorite park for all sorts of outdoor fun, hosts a five-day BBQ this week that comes complete with a 21+ beer garden, lawn games (corn hole, mini golf and more!), barbecue-centric food like burgers, corn on the cob, smoked brisket and more. Admission to the party is free and all food and drinks are pay as you go.

June 23rd- Night Market – everything from tacos and fried cheese curds to pizza and ice cream with beverages including local beer and spirits. Each Night Market runs from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., giving you four hours of fantastic food and neighborhood fun.

Seaport summer Camp June 27, 2016 @ 9 a.m. – Learn all about history, science and how to row or kayak on the Delaware River. Perfect for ages 6-12, Seaport Summer Camp features full days of activities and exploration on the water.



Decorating Ideas

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 6.06.43 PMDecorating a room or home can be both exciting and overwhelming. In order to make your house look the way you want it with less stress, there are a few tips on how to begin your decorating process:

  1. Find your style. This may seem like a fairly obvious first step to decorating, but some people don’t exactly know what they want their overall look to be. Researching different styles can help find one that you like and you can start picking out furniture and artwork that is either formal or casual, french country style or cottage style; whatever fits your taste.
  2. Choose a Fabric With Colors You Like. Possibly the most common way of beginning a decorating project is to select a fabric with colors, a pattern, and texture you like. You can then use the colors in the fabric to pick colors you’ll use on the walls, on other pieces of furniture, and in accessories you choose afterwards.
  3. Start With an Area Rug. The reverse of finding furniture fabrics you like is to find a patterned rug first and then keep your other elements simple. But if you want to use the rug as a starting point, pick colors from the pattern and use them throughout the room on walls, fabrics, furniture, and accessories.
  4. You can also start with what you have. Most people have some furniture or art to use or the house has carpeting, tile floors or counter tops, or architectural features that you’re not ready to get rid of that you can go off of.