Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day with Philadelphia’s Best Local Chocolates


Today is National Milk Chocolate Day! Philadelphia has a rich history in candy making, and there is no sweeter way to celebrate than enjoying the best local chocolate the city has to offer!

Here are few of the of the best local candy shops with homemade chocolates:

Shane Confectionery

Located on Market Street in Old City, a visit to Shane Confectionery is like taking a step back in time. The old-fashioned candy shop is oldest continuously operated candy shop in America. It offers some of the most historic chocolates you will ever try!

Lore’s Chocolates

Lore’s Chocolates is a gourmet chocolate store located in historic Philadelphia. They also offer chocolate gifts, custom chocolate molds, holiday gifts and chocolate parties.

John & Kira’s

John & Kira’s unique chocolate creations are made with ingredients sourced from urban gardens and small family farms. Many of the chocolates are clever and whimsical creations such as Chocolate Ladybugs and Bees.


East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival

















Start your engines for the 11th Annual East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival! The event takes place on Sunday, July 31, from 11am-4pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets only a short drive from Siena Place.

Over 140 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles will line will line 5 blocks of East Passyunk Avenue. The festival will also feature live music & DJs on every block and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain. Fantastic food & drink options include Italian fare from Mamma Maria Ristorante, an outdoor bar complete with Pizza from Marra’s, and limoncello snow cones from Birra. There will also be a variety of food trucks vending onsite. Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, games, face painting, high-wire performances, and a free moon bounce!

Don’t miss out on the cars, food, and fun at East Passyunk’s largest block party of the year!

For more information on the East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival visit:

When: Sunday, July 31
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Rain date is Sunday, August 7)

Cost: Free for attendees, $20 fee for participating cars


Get a taste of University City Dining Days!


University City Dining Days will return this year from Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 24. Dining Days lets you enjoy a special three-course, prix-fixe dinners at some of University City’s most popular dining destinations. University City is home to some of the most innovative dining options. From celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s diverse dining scene features delicious dishes from India, Ethiopia, Mexico, China, Vietnam, and more!

See the full list of restaurants options by visiting: 

Dates: July 14-24, 2016

Reservations are recommended. 



Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest


With winter a distance memory, the Blue Cross RiverRink has once again been transformed into awesome roller skating rink! The River Rink Summer Fest is a fun activity for people of all ages featuring a roller rink, a boathouse-styled Lodge, a play area for kids, food and drink options.

A new addition this year is Chickie’s and Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack, an air-conditioned 200 seat bar and restaurant. It will serve your favorite Chickie’s and Pete’s items including crab fries, wings, cheesesteaks and more! Other seafood options include fried shrimp, hard shell crabs, steamers and a seafood feast for two.

An arcade and a nine-hole mini-golf course offer more fun activities when you need a need a break from skating!

Location: Blue Cross RiverRink

531 N. Columbus Boulevard Penns Landing Philadelphia PA 19106

Hours: Open til 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be FREE and open to the public. Roller skating will be a ticketed activity with tickets that can be purchased in advance online or on-site.

  • $3 to skate
  •  $10 roller skate or roller blade rental
  • Mini-golf is $5 per person for each game.

All Independence Blue Cross Cardholders receive FREE skating admission.