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June 13, 2013

Visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens This Month For An Exclusive Look At New Exhibition Portrait Stories, On View June 14-July 7

South Street’s iconic Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens hosts two brand-new exhibits this summer under a larger exhibition entitled Portrait Stories. The exhibit centers in on works by the creator of the Magic Gardens, Isaiah Zagar and his assistant, Majid Iraei. Zagar’s exhibit, A Year of Portraits, showcases his changing face over the course of 20 years. […]

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February 4, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Special Valentine’s Day Events And Activities Around Philadelphia

Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean dinner, candy and flowers, it also means a number of cool, alternative date ideas at many of Philadelphia’s most popular museums and attractions. There are events for everyone, whether you’re looking to party like a bootlegger, learn about the romantic significance behind well-known pieces of art, or experience chocolate making […]

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December 26, 2012

Roundup: Top Picks For Celebrating New Year’s Day 2013 In Philadelphia

After a New Year’s Eve packed with events ranging from family-friendly parties with riverfront views of the fireworks to live concerts with bottomless beer, you don’t want your New Year’s Day to disappoint. Luckily, Philadelphia is keeping the celebration on high as we step into 2013. The famous Mummers Parade isn’t the only event happening […]

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September 7, 2011

Fringe Pick: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens To Host Poetic Passageways, September 8-9

The mosaiced corridors of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Isaiah Zagar’s visionary art environment on South Street, will be the site of one of the Philly Fringe Fest’s most exquisite productions: Poetic Passageways, presented by Olive Prince Dance and Rit Mo Collective. On Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9, performers will unite dance, music and language […]

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April 7, 2011

This Saturday, April 9, Is International Obscura Day, Dedicated To Interesting Events At Unusual Locations: Celebrate In Philadelphia At The Mutter Museum, Magic Gardens And More

Atlas Obscura, an online compendium of the world’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica, is hosting their second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, a day of expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures designed to inspire curiosity and wonder. Last year’s Obscura Day saw 4,000 attendees at events in 80 cities in 20 countries all over […]

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February 23, 2011

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens To Feature The Mosaics Of Acclaimed Israeli Artist Ilana Shafir, Beginning February 25

Beginning this Friday, February 25, Acclaimed Israeli artist Ilana Shafir’s mosaics will appear at nonprofit arts center Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in a new exhibition, Of Heaven and Earth: The Artworks of Ilana Shafir. The exhibition features lush mosaic and painting landscapes populated by plants, birds and other natural elements. Shafir’s delicate aesthetics immerse viewers in […]

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January 12, 2011

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens BYOB Music & Mosaics Concert Series Kicks Off Next Saturday, January 22

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is kicking off its 2011 Music & Mosaics Concert Series Saturday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. Featured artists are the weird and wonderful toy piano virtuoso Phyllis Chen, the eccentric electronic duo Color is Luxury, and the experimental indie ensemble Cuddle Magic. The Music & Mosaics Concert Series is a BYOB concert […]

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September 24, 2010

Explore the South Street’s Magic Garden on October 2 and 3

Next weekend, October 2 and 3, one of Philly’s most amazing spaces, Philadelphia Magic Gardens on South Street, is having a full weekend of tours and events in order to raise funds to support the space. It all starts on Saturday with a four-hour Mosaic Mural Trolley Tour co-hosted by Gardens creator Isaiah Zagar and […]

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January 25, 2010

Sunday: Tell Your Story @ the Philadelphia Magic Gardens

This Sunday, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens are hosting a workshop for the whole family, inviting both kids and adults to pay a visit, explore the Gardens, and tell their story. Join the PMG for a special workshop, where you can create your own pocket-sized illustrated books that tell your life story. You’ll learn all about Peter […]

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December 15, 2009

This Weekend: South Street Winter Solstice

Sure, the weather outside is blustery and cold, but it is quite warm inside the boutiques and galleries that dot South Street. And with the holiday season in full swing and lots of gift shopping to do, why not shop local? The South Street Winter Solstice is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Come […]

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