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October 1, 2014

The Fairmount Park Conservancy’s Glow In The Park Fundraiser Fills The Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion Next Thursday, October 9

Celebrate Philadelphia’s expansive park system at Glow in the Park, an annual fundraiser party hosted by the Fairmount Park Conservancy. On Thursday, October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m., drink, dine, dance and mingle at the lovely historic Strawberry Mansion Music Pavilion while celebrating and raising funds for the city’s beloved parks. At the party, […]

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September 26, 2014

The Oval Returns! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Awesome Pop-Up Park Hosts Two Festival Weekends This Fall, October 3-5 And 10-12

If, like us, you already miss the alfresco good times of The Oval, then heads up: The Oval returns in October with two weekends of family-friendly festivities. The pop-up open-air public space put the “park” back in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as a month-long summertime installation, transforming an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at […]

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September 25, 2014

Roundup: Our Guide To Pet-Friendly Philadelphia — Restaurants, Parks, Hotels, Attractions And More

There’s no need to leave man’s best friend behind in the City of Brotherly Love, with tons of restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and parks welcoming humans and their furry friends alike. We’ve rounded up the best places to bring Fido throughout Philadelphia and the countryside, too — from Valley Forge National Park for a lively […]

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September 16, 2014

Save The Date: The RiverCity Festival Returns To Penn Treaty Park On Saturday, October 11 With A 5K Run, Beer Garden, Music And More

Celebrate the Fishtown neighborhood at the annual RiverCity Festival, which is slated to rock Penn Treaty Park on Saturday, October 11. The free festival brings together local brews, food, killer music, kid-centric activities, a 5K run and plenty of shopping from vendors, peddling everything from jewelry to home decor. The festival kicks off with the […]

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September 16, 2014

Park(ing) Day Returns On Friday, September 19 To Turn Metered Parking Spots Across The City Into Innovative Pop-Up Parklets

This Friday, September 19, Park(ing) Day — a nationwide phenomenon that turns metered parking spots into temporary mini-parks — returns to Philadelphia for its seventh year. For one day, and one day only, dozens of parking spots across the city will host innovative designs created by local artists, planners, businesses, activists and community members. Look […]

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September 3, 2014

The Brand New Dilworth Park Set To Open On Thursday, September 4 With A Full Month Of Special Programming Including Concerts, Movies, Picnics, Pop-Up Shops And More

The wait is over, Philadelphia. Dilworth Park will officially open to the public tomorrow(!), Thursday, September 4, with three days of grand-opening festivities followed by a month of special programming extending into the fall. Center City District is kicking things off with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Following the ceremony, everyone […]

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August 26, 2014

Put Your Best Foot Forward And Run The Boxers’ Trail 5K In East Fairmount Park, Saturday, September 13

Little known fact: Fairmount Park is home to a 3.8-mile trail that has served as a training site for Philadelphia-area boxers for years — even world-renowned boxer Joe Frazier used the trail as a training ground. The trail, which is appropriately named Boxers’ Trail, is adjacent to Kelly Drive and runs along the Schuylkill River. […]

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August 20, 2014

Awesome News Alert: The Brand New Dilworth Park At City Hall To Open On Thursday, September 4 With Three Days Of Grand Opening Festivities

The wait is almost over, Philadelphia. After a more than seven years of planning, design and construction, the $55 million renovation of the concrete-laden Dilworth Plaza into the foliage-filled Dilworth Park is nearly complete. On Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m., Dilworth Park will officially open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by […]

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August 11, 2014

Philadelphia Weekly’s Annual Concerts In The Park Series Returns To Rittenhouse Square Wednesdays, August 13 And August 20

Get ready to rock out alfresco in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The blowout concert series returns to Philadelphia’s town square on the next two Wednesday evenings, August 13 and August 20, with live music from established local and national bands spanning musical genres from […]

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August 5, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, August 6-10

Have you been to The Oval yet? The pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and has a full calendar of free daily educational programming, tons of free live entertainment, a daily lineup of food trucks and an awesome beer garden. Each day, the agenda revolves around […]

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