Savor the Summer with Philly Festivities

Don’t miss out on the fun, see what Philly has to offer in the month of August

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The Oval

Now until August 20th every Wednesday through Sunday The Oval is back on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where you can enjoy some of the usual activities like shaded beer gardens, community movie nights, over-sized games and much more. There will also be live musical performances as well as varying fitness classes open to the public. What’s new this year is an inventive and immersive art installation with focuses on the unfamiliar aspects of Philadelphia culture, as well as an evolving mural which everyone is invited to add to. With movie nights, family nights, days for fitness and the arts, no matter when you go you’re sure to find some way to have fun at Oval! More information can be found here: http://uwishu.nu/2u9cQDf

 

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Free Yoga on Race St. Pier

Everyday until November 12th you can attend a yoga class completely free! Get there early and pick your spot overlooking the beautiful Race Street Pier and the Delaware River. There are classes every Monday through Friday at 7:00 am, as well as every Monday through Thursday at 6:00 pm. Classes are also offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 am. Be sure to make it to a special Solstice class or the Twilight yoga class. The next one is coming up on August 7th at 8:30 pm. Directions and more information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qrFjy2

 

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Broadway Philadelphia Presents: Wicked

Back in Philadelphia by popular demand, the Broadway musical Wicked will be playing at the Academy of Music from July 26th until August 27th. Dive into the wonderful world of Oz, and immerse yourself in the story of the land before Dorothy and her lovable crew. Tickets start from $29 dollars and the show is well worth the ticket price. There’s also a wonderful coupon for a three-course meal at the award winning restaurant Volvér, perfect for before of after your viewing. More information about the play and where to purchase tickets can be found here: http://bit.ly/2v47qcQ

 

28517370401_e1d10fc35b_b copyFountain Farmer’s Market

Every Wednesday until November 22nd the Fountains Farmers’ Market will be hosted by Farm to City from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Feel a sense of community as you shop for locally grown produce. Stock up on fresh produce, cheese, and eggs, which is only a small selection that the Fountain Farmers’ Market has to offer. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the sweet Amish-baked goods as well! Located on 11th St. & Tasker St., stop by and invest in the goods up until Thanksgiving! For more information about the market visit: http://bit.ly/2u8BSmG

 

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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Now until October 1st enjoy the urban beach that is Spruce Street Harbor Park. Returning for its fourth year, this adored pop-up park lets visitors enjoy a handful of activities. From savoring food on its floating restaurant or quenching your thirst with cool drafts from the beer garden there is much to do in this charming location. Engage in a fierce game of bocce, ping pong, and shuffleboard under the vibrant LED lighting that hangs from treetops. Or if you would rather relax, find a hammock to lounge on and enjoy the festivities going on around you. No matter what, Spruce Street Harbor Park has much to offer to its visitors and never fails to entertain. For more information visit: http://vstphl.ly/2rXUmRV

 


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The Best Places to Watch the Superbowl in Philly

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At Varga the Superbowl will be on display on several televisions around the bar, but the real event for those at Varga is its annual Super Fowl wing cook-off. Their chef Mike Barnisan will be facing off against another nearby bar’s head chef, Doreen DeMarco, to see who can make the best game-day wings. The two will go head to head cooking up hot wings, non-american wings, and a wild card wing to be determined on Superbowl Sunday.

 

 

Dock Street Brewing Co.

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This West Philadelphia based bar is doing their patrons a true service by screening Puppy Bowl XIII. Start your Superbowl Sunday off watching adorable puppies play on a fake football field and enjoy wood-fired pizza and wings, along with hand-crafted beers. If you get hungry the kitchen will also be open until 9pm serving a variety of wings and buffalo chicken pizza.

 

Chickie’s and Pete’s

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Chickie’s and Pete’s is an essential staple in the Philadelphia sports fan’s life. It is at its core the quintessential sports bar. With an abundance of televisions playing the game, no matter where you sit you will have a good view to watch. From endless beer to the world famous Crabfries, if you’re looking to indulge yourself this Superbowl Sunday, Chickie’s and Pete’s is a must.


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The Rothman Ice Rink at City Hall

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From now until February 26th, everyone can experience the transformation that Dilworth Park undergoes to become the local winter wonderland known as the Rothman Ice Rink.

Enjoy ice skating with friends under the glow of the city lights, and warm up in the Rothman Cabin located at the top of the rink with a delicious hot chocolate in the heated tent. Relax after an entertaining skate in front of the historic City Hall with seasonal cocktails, craft beers, and warm and delectable foods like poutine and chili, courtesy of Air Grille by Brûlée Catering.

City Hall is a quick 20 minute drive from Siena Place and you won’t find an attraction like this one for another year! Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under, and skate rentals are an additional $10.


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The Mummers Parade 2017

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In Philly, the New Year’s party doesn’t stop after the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. In fact, some would say it doesn’t even get started until 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day, when 10,000 colorfully costumed Mummers line up to strut, sashay and pirouette their way down Broad Street.

Mummers are men and women of all ages who belong to more than 40 organized clubs that make up the parade participants. The clubs are split into five categories — Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands and Fancy Brigades — that function mainly to stage playful performances on New Year’s Day.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. and continues into the evening, ending approximately at 6 p.m. City Hall marks the starting point, with a judging station situated at 15th and Market streets.

Click Here to read about more things to do on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia. 

 


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Fall Fest & Spooky Saturday

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Fall fun on the Ave for the whole family

When: Saturday, October 29, 11am-4pm

Join us for a day of spooktacular fun with free activities for the kids, adults and even fido too! Shop from dozens of crafters, enjoy fall fare, and bring your pooch to Amelie’s Bark Shop for a treat and water station. All activities at The Singing Fountain (East Passyunk & Tasker) unless otherwise noted.

KID STUFF

  • FREE pumpkin decorating, fall and Halloween-themed arts & crafts, BenFM music and Trick or Treating from the Crafters 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Costume Contest staggered by age group:
    • 11:00AM – Ages 4 & Under
    • 1:30AM – Ages 5 to 8
    • NOON – Ages 9 to 12
    • 12:30PM – Dogs
  • Trick or Treating down the Avenue 1:00PM
  • FREE treats and music at the Mifflin Triangle (EPA & Mifflin) 1-4:00PM

LIVE MUSIC

  • 1:00PM – Shakey & Winky
  • 2:00PM – Mia Johnson
  • 3:00PM – Las Palabras

CRAFT SHOW

Nice Things Handmade is bringing in dozens of local artists with crafts, artwork, clothing and more.

FALL FARE

Enjoy outdoor eats and drinks from Stogie Joe’s, Pub on Passyunk East, Mamma Maria Ristorante, and Weckerly’s

Read the original article: http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/fall-fest-and-spooky-saturday.php


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Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest

cheesesteak-festPhilly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest, a day to celebrate the city’s signature foods, will be held on October 15th at Citizens Bank Park, just a short drive from Siena Place.

In its second year, the event will feature over 50 food vendors sampling their signature cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast port, water ice, and other Philly favorites! Guests can also enjoy a craft beer garden, carnival games, and live music. The famous Phillie Phanatic will even make an appearance (after all, Cheesesteaks are one one of his favorite foods!). Philly’s Cheesesteak & Food Fest promises to be one tastiest events of the year!

When: Saturday, October 15th from 12:30 to 5 PM

Where: Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148

General Admission: $20
(includes free parking)

Premium: $45
(includes 10 food samples, free parking and 2 Phillies Tickets)

VIP: $65
(Includes 15 food samples, early entry at 11 AM, free parking, a commemorative cap, 2 Phillies Tickets, and access to the VIP Rooftop).

For more information or to buy tickets visit: http://www.cheesesteakfest.com


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Second Saturday on East Passyunk!

 

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Kick off fall this weekend by attending Second Saturday on September 10th! Shop fall fashions, view art installations and sip on complimentary cocktails while strolling down East Passyunk.

Featured stores this month include:

Baum’s Dancewear

Baum’s Dancewear is a manufacturer, wholesale distributor and retailer of quality dance footwear, apparel, costumes and accessories. They offer the finest brands and most diverse collection of dance and performance products, at exceptional prices!

Visit the South Philadelphia location on Second Saturday to receive a the punch card! For every $20 you spend you get a punch, fill up your entire card and receive 15% off your next purchase.

Location: 1805 E Passyunk Ave
Hours: 10am-5pm

 

King’s Music

King’s Music in South Philadelphia has everything for your music needs. Visit them for music lessons, instrument repair, recording, and the best deals in the area on instrument purchases.

Guitar strings and guitar picks are buy one get one (of equal or lesser value).
Sign up for lessons on Saturday and receive $10 off a music lesson for any instrument!

Location: 1828 East Passyunk Avenue
Hours: 10am-6pm

 

N.R.S boutique

N.R.S Boutique has all one of a kind designs & vintage clothing and accessories.

This Saturday marks the beginning of the Fall sale. All items are 15% off and the will be 1/2 off sale racks!

Location: 1822 E Passyunk Ave.
Hours: 12pm-8pm

 

Occasionette

Occasionette is a curated gift shop on South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue, boasting one of the city’s largest selections of independent cards and gifts.

The first 40 shoppers to spend $40 or more in the shop will receive a free tote bag filled with $25 worth of goods & gifts! Saturday only. Shop early to be sure to get your tote filled with free goodies with your purchase!

Location: 1825 E Passyunk Ave

Hours: 11am-8pm

To learn more visit: http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/second-saturday.php


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Crafts to Celebrate the End of Summer

 

Feeling bored on this rainy Thursday? Create one of these charming crafts celebrate the last days of summer!

Stenciled Nautical Decor

Stenciled nautical motifs onto inexpensive buckets, glasses, and even cloth napkins. All you need is a little craft paint, a brush, and stencils or stenciling tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clamshell Wreath

Pondering what to do with this year’s seashell collection? Create a summery wreath to hang on your front door!

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Striped Pillow Covers

Nothing says summer more than nautical stripes! These stylishly striped pillows say it all to your guests, “Sit back, relax, and enjoy the last days of summer.”

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East Passyunk Car Show & Street Festival

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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:
http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/events/car-show-and-street-festival.php

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


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Schuylkill Banks Free Outdoor Movie Nights

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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.

 


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