Family Fun Attractions with AC!

The Franklin Institute

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The Franklin Institute is a staple in Philly with fun and exciting attractions year-round. If you’ve been before you’re sure to enjoy this time even more with the recently-opened Spy exhibit. Keep those shades on inside and you’ll fit right in with the exhibit which focuses on the Secret World of Espionage. Get out of the heat for a while and chill out in the cool Tuttleman IMAX Theater which offers a great rest from the fun of the Franklin Institute. More information can be found here: http://vstphl.ly/1ADzWNb

Adventure Aquarium

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The Adventure Aquarium is the perfect place to escape the heat this weekend and enjoy the sights. The whole family is sure to have a wonderful time in the nearly 200,000 square feet of comfortable air-conditioned space where you’ll be surrounded by stunning creatures in marvelous exhibits. With over 8,500 animals to see, you’re sure to be entertained and cooled off all day. More information about the Adventure Aquarium and their exhibits can be found here: http://vstphl.ly/1dnjN1d

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Take a trip with the kids this weekend and head to the Please Touch Museum, the only museum where you’re encouraged to touch the exhibits! For a limited time only, beat the heat and take advantage of the River Adventure’s exhibit where you and your family can race sail boats in water currents and play with bubbles without having to worry about your kids in this heatwave. After all the fun and festivities take the family to grab a cool Rita’s water ice in the Please Taste Cafe. More information can be found here: http://vstphl.ly/1d4cJsp

The Free Library of Philadelphia

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What’s better in this heat than to get lost in a good book? There’s no better place to get away than the Free Library where you can search through thousands of books to find the story you want to take you away for the day. If that doesn’t interest you then be sure to check out The Rare Book Department for an adventure you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Stay cool!


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Fun For the 4th!

If you’re looking for some plans for the 4th this year look no further! The biggest celebration of our nations independence takes place right in the city that birthed this great country!

Independence day celebration at Philadelphia

The festivities start early this year with fireworks displays on Friday June 30th and Saturday July 1st at Penn’s Landing. On June 30th, you can take a trip down to Penn’s landing and see the world-renown Philadelphia Orchestra put on a FREE concert for anyone who wants to watch at 8 pm, then watch a dazzling display of fireworks at 9:30 pm! You can keep the celebration going through the weekend on July 1st with the US Army’s Band, “Pershing’s Own” as they put on a free concert of their own at 8 pm, followed once again by beautiful fireworks at 9:30 pm. Both events take place at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. For more information about these events click here: http://vstphl.ly/2su852d

Philadelphia, PA, USA – July 2, 2016: Independence Day fireworks celebration.

On the actual birthdate of our nation, there will be a massive Party on the Parkway from 12-7 pm on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The event is open to the public and will feature musical acts and other forms of entertainment all day long as well as delicious food vendors of every variety. At 7 pm get ready for a show with performances by Mary J. Blige and Philly’s own Boyz II Men! After the free concert, the festivities come to a grand close with a fireworks display at 9:30 over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information about the Wawa Welcome America Festival click here: http://vstphl.ly/1jj6ce1

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Father’s Day Gifts

Quirky Dad

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A Quirky Dad is a dad who likes quirky things! Whatever it might be, a love of crafts, the outdoors, cooking, fixing things, get him something this year that will help him do the things he loves! A new grill for the bbq masters, a new headlamp for the outdoor explorers, anything suited to your dads interests will be a big hit!

Sporty Dad

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A sporty dad would love any family outing where the kids played a few games with him, so this year, make time and play together! If your family can’t play sports together, giving him a gift with his favorite teams logo on it will always go over well. If your family wants to go above and beyond, going to a local sports team’s game together will be fun, and is sure to make this father’s day a special one.

Fashionable Dad

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A Fashionable Dad is easy to shop for (and hard to come by) so if you have a Dapper Dad in your life, this year look no further! Buying your dad a good belt can change the rest of his outfits forever. Or if your dad already has a good set of belts and clothes, try a classy watch this year to help him accessorize and take his style to the next level.

Funny Dad

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If your dad loves to joke and laugh, we’ve got you covered this year. Making a homemade card with your own jokes is sure to be a side-splitter, but maybe the comedy gene skips a generation! Not to worry, these hilarious gift ideas are sure to get a chuckle from any dad! http://bit.ly/2sAHeGq Share a smile with the family this year!

Any Dad!

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If your dad doesn’t fit into one of these categories don’t worry, we still have some great ideas that any dad would love. First, spend some time with him! Quality family time is easy to make happen, free, and is sure to be one of the more memorable gifts you can give a father. So this year, don’t stress about making a card, or buying the right gift, just tell your dad how much he means to you and spend some time together as a family. Happy Father’s Day!


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Odunde Festival

odundeThe Odunde Festival has been described as the largest African American festival in America, and has been going strong for just over 40 years. On June 11th the festival comes to Philadelphia yet again to take over 12 city-blocks and attract over 500,000 attendees with more than 100 vendors selling art and crafts, along with delicious food. The CEO Oshunbumi Fernandez says that they are “more than just a festival” because they focus on the cultural impact of such a large celebration.coll jawn

 

There will be opportunities for the public to engage in different events such as a political round table, yoga class, pottery class, and several different speakers addressing a variety of topics. More information about this wonderful festival can be found at http://bit.ly/2sc5bn1.


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VIP Muddy Shoe Tour

Make sure to be the first and join us for a VIP muddy shoe tour of the BRAND NEW Gianna and Elena model homes! Call Denise Homich, Sales Manager, at 215.339.5390 or email sales@sienaplace.com to schedule your VIP appointment tour for this weekend! The Gianna is a beautiful 2,896 sq. ft. model equipped with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 powder room, and a lovely third floor deck. The Elena is an equally stunning model at 2,885 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, and a third floor owner’s retreat. Both homes can be customized with jetted tubs, gourmet kitchens & so much more!

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Siena Place is a lovely community nestled in beautiful Packer Park, South Philadelphia with brand new 3-story townhomes starting from the upper $400s. These wonderful townhomes feature private driveway & garages, dramatic 9’ ceilings, spacious closets, preserved community green space and balconies with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline! The Siena Place sales office is open Monday, and Thursday through Saturday from 11am-5pm, and on Sunday from 12noon-5pm. Visit SienaPlace.com to learn more!


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5 Fun Things to do this Memorial Day Weekend

Go Down the Shore!

Horizontal composition color photography at night of beautiful large and colorful fireworks display with awe pyrotechnic effects at edge of the water with some abstract reflections in water wave and with unrecognizable crowd of people silhouette watching, during celebration event like new year or national day. The original picture was taken during the Bastille Day in France, 14th of July, along Rhone river in Isere department in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in Europe in Montalieu-Vercieu city.

Living in Philly around Memorial Day, you are nearly guaranteed to get the question, “You goin’ down the shore?” Which means, ‘Are you going to the New Jersey Shore for the holiday?’ It is a very common activity in the city, and for good reason! The Jersey Shore is filled with restaurants, bars, boardwalks with games and rides, and beautiful beaches with stunning firework displays for the holiday weekend. Most of the beaches are about an hour and a half away from the city and are well worth the trip. So this Memorial Day weekend, get the family together and go down the shore!

Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day

waterfrontdayheaderStarting Memorial Day weekend Penn’s Landing will be unveiling a litany of exciting new attractions for the First Annual Penn’s Landing Waterfront Day. It takes place on Sunday 28th and will have deals on all sorts of attractions, a beer garden on a boat, a concert at 8 pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 pm. But don’t forget that just around the corner the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will begin on May 26th which will include a roller-skating rink along with a mini-golf course!

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - August 30, 2016: Minnesota State Fair Midway Farris Wheel and Game Stands at Dusk. The Midway is full of rides and food. The Minnesota State Fairs runs from August 25th to September 5th in 2016.

The Devon Horse Show attracts horse lovers from all over, but it’s a great time even for those who don’t know a thing about horses! Carnival rides, games with exciting prizes, delicious funnel-cake and other desserts, means the whole family is sure to have a blast. For the horse lovers out there this will be heaven! The family can play whatever games they like while you get to watch the variety of equestrian events displayed.

Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Grand Opening

LongwoodGardens-Longwood-900VPBring your family this weekend to celebrate the holiday at Longwood Gardens and marvel in the unveiling of the main fountain! After two years of tireless restoration the largest and most extravagant fountain in North America premieres on Saturday, May 27th. More than 1,700 jets and streams will soar up to 175 feet in the air, all illuminated by brilliant colors.  If that isn’t enough to grab your attention, be sure to make it for the first Fireworks and Fountain show on the 28th, which attracts more than 5,000 people, and is sure to make for an unforgettable night.

Bar-B-Que!

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Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend the good old fashioned way with hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, beer, and the company of your friends and family! A Memorial Day weekend wouldn’t be complete without a delicious barbecue and some great conversation. Have fun decorating the barbecue (and food) in red white and blue, and if you need any ideas, here are some suggestions: http://bit.ly/2r0oGyn So this weekend, fire up the grill, gather the family, and enjoy the day!


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Mother’s Day Gifts

Still haven’t done your Mother’s Day shopping? Don’t worry! We’re here to help you craft, purchase, or design a Mother’s Day gift for the mom in your life that she’s sure to love.

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The mom coupon is an oldie but a goodie. This works especially well if the mom in your life is raising young children, or if you just need a great fallback. You can use any of the templates on the internet, or even the one pictured above! You can also write your own coupons and make the redeemable options something specific to your mom’s interests. Some of our favorites are coupons for, breakfast in bed, a certain amount of alone time, and cleaning or cooking so your mom doesn’t have to.

Emergency Mom Kit

mo kitThis year, try making up for all those times you gave your mom a headache with this creative gift idea. You can put anything you want inside the Emergency Mom Kit, but we suggest some Advil, for the inevitable next headache, chocolate, because who doesn’t like chocolate, and a face mask or moisturizer to help her relax on her day off. You can even put some of your Mom Coupons in there!

Scavenger Hunt

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A Mother’s Day scavenger hunt is a way to make this Mother’s Day memorable and certainly more fun. You can design the scavenger hunt however you want, but here are some of our ideas. You can buy, or make, several small gifts for her and hide them throughout the house, giving hints about where the others are, leading her to her big present. Or you can place hints around the house that lead your mom outside for a lovely picnic, or whatever activity you have planned for her!

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Tiny reminders written on post-it notes, or whatever you see fit, and are an adorable way of showing the mother in your life why she’s so wonderful. These reminders can act as a perfect supplemental gift that can keep on giving long after Mother’s Day. Writing things like, “We love you!” or, “You’re the best mom ever!” on small post-it notes and hiding them around the house will brighten up your mom’s day whenever she stumbles across them. Be sure to hide them in places she uses a lot so she can find your kind words!

 

 


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Siena Place featured on LockBox Philly

Check out the stunning model at Siena Place, recently featured on LockBox Philly. Join Christina Henck and LockBox Philly as they tour what could be your new home at Siena Place! LockBox Philly is known for highlighting the hottest houses and newest real estate in Philadelphia!

Discover a unique lifestyle in Packer Park, one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods, with fusion of style, culture and personality. Sports and entertainment venues are nearby, and great restaurants and FDR Park are right around the corner! Check out the Brand New 3-Story Townhomes at Siena Place, priced from the Upper $400s, featuring 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths & 1-2 powder rooms, private driveway & garage, dramatic 9’ ceilings, spacious closets, balconies with great views of the Philadelphia skyline and preserved community great space. Customize your home with jetted tubs, gourmet kitchens & so much more!
Call Denise Homich at 215.339.5390 or visit us today at 3224 Pietro Way, Philadelphia, PA to learn more and tour our decorated models!

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Spring Savings at Siena Place

Hurry in this weekend to reserve your homesite at the beautiful Siena Place at today’s prices! Be sure to lock in your new home and take advantage of the exclusive April prices by contacting 215-339-5390 or visiting our Sales Office at 3224 Pietro Way, Philadelphia, PA. These beautiful 3 story townhomes start from the upper $400’s and come equipped with private garages, more closet space, parking space, living space, and lovely green space! siena place better fliyer


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Philadelphia Science Festival

PSF_Logo 4C R2The Philadelphia Science Festival is an annual nine-day celebration of any and all things Science that takes place all over Philly. Starting April 21st and ending on April 29th, the festival will have over 80 events, ranging from learning about the science behind making the perfect chocolate chip cookie to learning about how to be a paleontologist. Everyone can find something they’re interested in!

can explosionThe festival will wrap up on April 29th with the Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing. This is a whole day of fun starting at 10am and ending at 4pm which is free to all that want to stop by. Throughout the day there will be exciting demonstrations, live experiments, educational games, and fun for the whole family!

philly sloopsionSo come out this week, bring the family and learn something new! There’s even some activities for adults like the Fishtown Science Crawl, an educational and entertaining bar crawl, a cocktail lab specializing in rum, and a murder mystery party hosted by the famous Mütter Museum. A majority of the events are free of charge, and within 30 minutes from Siena Place by car. More information about individual events, times, places, prices, and more can be found here: http://bit.ly/1keHFbX


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