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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 3, 2014

Long Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Fireworks On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway And At Penn’s Landing, Fourth Of July Jam, Independence Day Parade, Super Scooper Ice Cream Fest, Free First Sunday At The Barnes And More

Happy July 4th, Philadelphia! As the holiday weekend approaches, fireworks, parades, free concerts and more fill every corner of the city — and the countryside, too. Two major fireworks shows illuminate the sky over the course of the next few days. First, Wawa Welcome America closes out with its epic fireworks display on July 4th […]

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July 1, 2014

Opening Alert: The Brand-New Independence Beer Garden To Kickoff Service On Independence Mall This Month

The brand new Independence Beer Garden is now open on Independence Mall and it looks awesome. (Photo by Albert Lee) Update: Per a July 9 announcement, Independence Beer Garden now plans to open Tuesday, July 15. A beer garden right across from Independence Mall? Yes, please. On Tuesday, July 15, the 20,000 square-foot outdoor area […]

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July 1, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: The Philly Pops Play A Free Patriotic Concert To Celebrate Independence Day, Thursday, July 3

***UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the free Philly Pops concert has been moved indoors to the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert will go on at 8 p.m. The show remains free and open to the public. In typical July 4th fashion, our city’s pop orchestra, the Philly […]

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June 30, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: Wawa Welcome America’s Hoagie Day Returns With 4.5 Tons Of Free Hoagies At Independence Mall, Wednesday, July 2

Free hoagie alert! Wawa Welcome America’s Hoagie Day returns this Wednesday, July 2 with tons, literally 4.5 tons, of free hoagies for all to enjoy. On Wednesday, July 2, beginning at noon, spend your lunch break on Independence Mall with all of the freshly-made hoagies you can imagine. Wawa Hoagie Day also serves as a […]

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June 12, 2014

Enjoy Free Admission To The NMAJH, A Free Outdoor Movie Screening And More For The Chasing Dreams Baseball Block Party, Sunday, June 15

Celebrate Father’s Day and the Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History with free museum admission, an outdoor block party and an alfresco movie screening on Sunday, June 15 for the Chasing Dreams Mall Extravaganza. All day long enjoy free admission (!) to the museum and explore […]

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June 9, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Father’s Day Dinner, Brunch And Events In And Around Philadelphia

It’s time to show pop some love. Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 15, and to celebrate dear ol’ dad, a slew of Philadelphia restaurants, bars and attractions host Father’s Day celebrations all weekend long. From free steak dinners and free beer for Dad, to an outdoor extravaganza on Independence Mall, making every father in […]

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June 4, 2014

The Independence Mall Café Across The Lawn From The Independence Visitor Center Officially Opens For The Season Today, Wednesday, June 4

With an unparalleled view of Independence Mall, the perfectly positioned Independence Mall Café at the Independence Visitor Center is officially open for the season. In 2008, the center opened the outdoor space, formerly known as Crosswalk Café, and now the alfresco cafe has returned with a new name and a new menu. Open daily through […]

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May 5, 2014

The National Museum Of American Jewish History Launches Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays With Extended Hours This Wednesday, May 7

Every Wednesday night this summer, the National Museum of American Jewish History throws opens its Old City doors for free (or for any sized donation) from 5 to 8 p.m. for the return of its Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday events. The entire museum, including all of the galleries of the permanent exhibition and the current special exhibition, […]

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March 14, 2014

The National Museum of American Jewish History Presents Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American, On View Through October 26

Ready to play ball, Philadelphia? Now open at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American offers the first large-scale look at the role baseball has played in the lives and cultures of many American minority groups. Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the […]

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