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July 31, 2014

Our Top Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Frankford Hall, Fringe Festival Fun, Bacon Fest At The Oval And More On Friday, August 1

It’s time to check in to a summer weekend filled with arts and urban nightlife: this Friday, August 1 is First Friday in Philadelphia. On the first Friday of every month, art-loving Philadelphians pour into galleries, museums and streets for festive art crawls, receptions and artsy events all across town. This month, unseasonably gorgeous weather […]

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July 30, 2014

Top 10 Outdoor Happy Hour Spots For Center City Sips In Philadelphia

Everyone knows and loves Center City Sips. The weekly happy hour series is one of the most popular events of the summer. And for good reason: $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers at more than 80 participating restaurants and bars from 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday is a pretty solid deal. […]

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July 18, 2014

Now Open: Independence Beer Garden Debuts On Independence Mall With Summer Eats, All-American Craft Beers And Plenty Of Alfresco Good Times

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia has a long history of embracing residents and visitors with a strong independent streak. It’s appropriate, then, that a freewheeling concept like a beer garden encircling an office building should be such a bona fide hit in this town. That’s right, folks. The 20,000 square-foot outdoor area of 100 […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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July 10, 2014

Our Guide To Spending The Summer At Spruce Street Harbor Park On The Delaware River Waterfront, Now Through August 31

Philadelphia, it’s official. Spruce Street Harbor Park on the the Delaware River Waterfront is an absolutely amazing addition to Philadelphia’s alfresco summer scene. Now open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Spruce Street Harbor Park has transformed an urban riverside into a lush oasis right at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard. Developed by the […]

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July 8, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Oval Returns For 2014 On Wednesday, July 16 With Site-Specific Art By Candy Coated, A Beer Garden, A Full Calendar Of Events And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval returns for the summer of 2014. On the cusp of launching its second season, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval will […]

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July 2, 2014

Now On View: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan For The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Renovation And Expansion Unveiled In Making A Classic Modern, On View Through September 1

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art pulls back the curtain on its grand plans for the future of one of our city’s cultural treasures. Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art […]

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June 20, 2014

Roundup: Summer Festivals In Philadelphia – Our Guide To More Than 50 Awesome Festivals Hitting Philly For Summer 2014

The festivals of summer arrive in a big way, Philadelphia. Over the course of the next three months, more than 50 festivals close entire streets and fill major parks with food, music, beer, entertainment and much, much more. Summer is one of the best times to take advantage of the festival offerings as the days […]

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June 19, 2014

Roundup: More Than 40 New And Coming Soon Restaurants In Philadelphia To Add To Your Must-Try List For Summer 2014

Summer in Philadelphia means way more than baseball and dogs: It also means a wave of brand-new restaurants breaking out on the regional dining scene. This spring, new eateries seemed to sprout up on street corners weekly, and now is the time to reap the rewards of a bumper crop of new restaurant options that […]

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June 18, 2014

Philadelphia Is One Of Six Finalists To Host The 2016 Democratic National Convention; Vote For Philly In The #DNC2016 Poll To Help Bring It Here

Big news everyone. Philadelphia is one of six finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The other finalist cities are Birmingham, Cleveland, Columbus, New York and Phoenix. Philadelphia has not hosted the Democratic National Convention since 1948. So it’s been a while. (The City of Brotherly Love last hosted a major party convention when […]

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