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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 16, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Show The Book Of Mormon Brings Satirical Humor And A Ticket Lottery To The Forrest Theatre, Starting July 29

A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon nabbed nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2011 and is still a tough ticket to score in New York. In Philadelphia, advance word of mouth for The Book of Mormon’s local stop is so hot, the show is virtually assured of a successful run at […]

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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

Reminder: The PHS Pop-Up Garden Opens For The 2014 Summer Season Today, July 8 At 5:30 P.M. At 15th And South Streets

The long-awaited PHS Pop-Up Garden opens on South Street today! Check out this sneak peek via Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Instagram. It’s time to raise a brew to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, folks. The 2014 PHS Pop-Up Garden opens on South Street on today Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. As we’ve mentioned, this year’s installment […]

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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 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

On View Now: The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration Of African American Works On Paper

For more than 200 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has trained the next generation of artists and showcased the best of American art. In this tradition, this summer the renowned museum presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper. Two distinct exhibits comprise this very special presentation. The Kelley […]

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June 30, 2014

Opening Alert: The PHS Pop-Up Garden To Debut For The Summer On Tuesday, July 8 At 15th And South Streets Next To The Jamaican Jerk Hut

It’s official, beer-garden lovers. The 2014 PHS Pop-Up Garden opens on South Street on Tuesday, July 8. As we’ve mentioned, this year’s installment of the pop-up garden will make its home at 15th and South streets, in the grassy lot right next to the Jamaican Jerk Hut, and revive last year’s awesome beer garden concept. […]

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June 27, 2014

Opening Alert: The Fabulous New Joan Shepp Boutique On Chestnut Street Opens This Saturday, June 28

After more than a decade operating out of a soaring space on Walnut Street, proprietresses Joan and her daughter Ellen have moved their grand eponymous boutique — but, thankfully, not very far. The brand-new Joan Shepp storefront opens at 1811 Chestnut Street, right across the way from Boyds Philadelphia, tomorrow, Saturday, June 28. Philadelphia’s trusted […]

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June 26, 2014

Our Guide To Opening Weekend Of Spruce Street Harbor Park With Week 4 Of The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, A Photo Booth, Live Music, Stilt Walkers And More, June 27-June 29

Who’s ready for another amazing summer weekend in Philadelphia? This weekend, the Delaware River Waterfront will transform from an urban riverside into a lush oasis with the grand opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park, the new pop-up park at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard. A packed lineup of activities will keep the new park buzzing […]

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