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Date: 5/8/2009
Title: 31 Items (5-8-09) sponsored by CITY CHASE

Finally seems like the rain is behind us.  Was happy to get out of town for the weekend and enjoy some nice 80 degree weather.  This year marked by 9th consecutive Jazzfest and no reason why I should not make #10.  Here is a quick article on Jazzfest: http://encore.celebrityaccess.com/index.php?encoreId=190&articleId=30772

Sippin By the River date announced: Sunday, October 4, 2009, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Phils are in first place: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/standings

Went to see the Dead on Friday before jumping a plane in the morning.  What a different scene getting in to the Spectrum.  For the two Bruce shows, it was normal. For the Dead, it was more like the President was performing.  And having another night at the Spectrum made me appreciate the newer venues - no cup holders and the tiny hallways.  Inside the Spectrum, they have a banner for the Dead honoring their 53 sold out shows at the venue.  But they did not have a Bruce banner up although I think they have one for him at the Wachovia, right?

I am about to book my flights to Chicago for August 11th to the 13th.  Phish is playing Chicago on the 11th and the Phillies are playing those days too.  Let me know if you have any interest.... - Mark

SPONSOR:  City Chase Philadelphia

Date: Saturday, 5/16/2009
Location: Love Park in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: City Chase
Details: City Chase Philadelphia will be back on Saturday, May 16! Enjoy a full day of Laughter, Adventure and Discovery as you and a teammate navigate Philadelphia using only your brains, street smarts, feet and public transportation. You'll learn about your... http://www.citychaseusa.com/events/view/54

SPONSOR:  City Chase Philadelphia


Pretty in Pink at Pearl
Pearl :: 1904 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sat, May 9 10pm - 2am

Yes, it's a party where it's all about being pretty in pink. In fact, we like pink so much that we're offering half price admission for all girls wearing something pink! Anything pink actually, even....yes, we know you're thinking it...your underwear too. Just be prepared to prove it!! (Ummm...guys, don't even try it!!)  Complementary Shots 10-11pm!! FREE entry w/May bday!! GET on the GUEST LIST!!
Details/Guest List: http://phillygspot.com/prettyinpink.aspx



A) CINCO DE MAYO FYI: http://www.askmen.com/entertainment/special_feature_300/329_5-things-you-didnt-know-cinco-de-mayo.html

B) 36 Hours in Philadelphia: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/travel/10hours.html?_r=1

C) Delaware House rejects sports betting proposal:  http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=4146311

D) Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Constitutionality of Real Estate Tax System: http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe5c15797d65007b7710&m=fef81673736202&ls=fde51279726d057b72107571&l=fe9815707c66027e77&s=fded15757d670c7d701d7876&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe3616737565017c731172



Share my beautiful 4-story, 4-deck house in Manayunk, overlooking the Wall and with a center city view. Parking and utilities included in rent. Call Jeremy 215 668 1501

Ideal East Falls location - close to train, Kelly Drive & I-76 - Stanton Street at Ridge Ave -- 5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath and includes washer/dryer, central air, modern eat in kitchen, dinning room, family room, basement, yard, front porch & more! 1 year lease & 1 month security deposit -- Available July or August 1st. Call Jerry Tammaro at 215.460.4004

C) Apartment located in a very well kept 4 story building. Close to UPenn, easy access to trolley and subway lines, safe neighborhood (Penn guards are always on the corner).  Great space for 1 person or a young couple. Spacious living room. Separated kitchen. One bathroom. Good size bedroom. Two closet spaces. Hardwood floors throughout.  Building management team is very professional, easy to contact and fast to respond. Please send email to schedule an appointment. Available on June 1st!!! 41st Baltimore Ave.  nanart78@gmail.com



Avalon Beach House – shares available. Ages 30’s-40’s professional singles and couples, no kids, no pets. $2000 all inclusive full season. 5 bedroom/4 bath house on 24th street, bay side. Rooms assigned for season so you are in same room all season. Discount for couples. Email AvalonBeachHouse@aol.com


5) Young Professionals After-Work Networking Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, 5/14/2009
Location: The Waterworks Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by: UpcomingEvents.com & YoungProfessionalEvents.com
Details: The Young Professionals After-Work Networking Happy Hour at Water Works. Water Works is one of Philadelphia's most magnificent restaurants. JOIN US!! Area young professionals will enjoy a complimentary first drink, great drink specials, light appetiz... [more info » www.UpcomingEvents.com]



The 9th PhillyFIT BASH is coming Sunday, May 17th, 2009! 11-3, we pack in about 80 vendors, and 1,000-2,000 people! The biggest health and fitenss party you have ever seen! Music, workout demos, healthy foods, tons of kids entertainment and games, diet/nutritional help, massage, reiki, shiatsu...yoga, pilates, gym and home workouts...so many ideas and so much fun. Only $5.00 per person to get in/kids under 5 free! LOCATION: Fairmount Athletic Club, 499 S. Henderson Rd., King of Prussia, PA. Charity event for WAGS animal rescue. Vendors welcome.


Summer and Spring Soccer registration are in full swing.  These leagues will fill up and we are registering on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register early. All leagues are 7 weeks plus playoffs.

Here are the leagues we are offering.

Upcoming Leagues
Spring 09 Monday 8v8 Coed @ Starfinder—Starts 5/11
Spring 09 Wednesday 5v5 Coed @ Starfinder—Starts 5/13
Spring 09 Wednesday 5v5 Men's @ Starfinder—Starts 5/13
Spring 09 Thursday 7v7 Coed @ Starfinder—Starts 5/28
Summer 09 Tuesday Outdoor Recreational @ Fairmount Park—Starts 6/9
Summer 09 Wednesday Outdoor Intermediate @ Fairmount Park—starts 6/10

SPECIAL OFFER: Sign up for one of our Spring Indoor Leagues or Summer Outdoor Leagues and get HALF OFF an upcoming Summer Indoor Registration!!!


Our $39 joining fee makes it easy to start enjoying the benefits of exercise. Slim down, tone up and boost your mood in time for Spring.
We’re so confident that you’ll want to be with us for the long run, December’s on us. Drop into any club to take advantage of this offer. You’ll be glad you did come the holidays

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS (http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm)
11) Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Start spring off right with one of the biggest street festivals in the city. On May 9, head over to Walnut Street, between Broad and 19th, as the merchants in the area hit the streets. Between noon and 5pm, there will be plenty of food, fun, music and games. Bring the whole family and enjoy the beginning of spring in Philadelphia. Rain or shine.
Rittenhouse Row, 610.668.0164, www.rittenhouserow.org


12) Chestnut Hill’s 13th Annual Home & Garden Festival

Spring “Greening” and other great ideas for house and home

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia’s Garden District, is proud to celebrate the 13th Annual Home and Garden Festival on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 11am to 5pm.  Closing Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove Avenue and Rex Avenue, all can enjoy more than 150 home and garden vendors including a block of green specialists and a garden display for composting and growing produce with onsite experts to suggest the best techniques.  Local school children will also be on-hand as green ambassadors for the day wearing green and helping collect recyclables!

Other fun activities include outdoor food offerings featuring Chestnut Hill’s fine restaurants and live music and dance performances on two stages.  For the youngest members of the family, there will be amusement rides, carnival games, face painting, and a rock-climbing wall. Chestnut Hill’s adorable pups can participate in the Bones & Bonnets Pooch Parade, a canine fashion show for all to enjoy.

Take a drive, leave the bustling city and welcome springtime fun at this free and open to the public event. Also enjoy $5 parking at any one of Chestnut Hill’s nine parking lots. ww.chestnuthillpa.com.



JL Sullivan's 1 year Anniversary party on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00pm.

Event: JL Sullivan's 1 year Anniversary party
What: Birthday Party
Host: Keith Trimble
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: JL Sullivan's
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=77137587967&mid=6afb82G2b9613eeG2576741G7



Live from Queens Day, Amsterdam 4-30-09



Discover the Rail Way on National Train Day
Saturday, May 9, 10:00am–3:00pm
30th Street Station, 30th and Market Street
Admission Price: Free and Open to the Public!

Amtrak will celebrate America's love for rail travel at the second annual National Train Day event in Philadelphia. An experience for the whole family, National Train Day allows Americans to Discover the Rail Way. American Idol Judge, Randy Jackson, will join Amtrak for this day of live musical entertainment by Jon McLaughlin and Rachael Yamagata, as well as numerous educational and interactive displays about the past, present and future of train travel.

Train enthusiasts will enjoy an interactive Eco Exhibit, displays of model railroads as well as real Amtrak and historic train cars, paintings from notable train artist, J. Craig Thorpe, and more. The Amtrakids Depot will feature educational hands-on activities, appearances by Radio Disney AM 640's Road Crew, magicians and face painters. There will also be Amtrak employees such as train engineers and conductors on hand to answer questions.

Exclusively in Philadelphia, honor the service of African American pioneers and learn how they helped reshape passenger rail service and the labor movement. Hear the stories of one of these legendary men as he shares his experiences as an actual Pullman Porter worker. Marvel at the history in the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum exhibit, and learn the historical significance through the words of Ms. Lyn Hughes, author and curator of the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum.

For more information about National Train Day events, promotions and information about the opportunity to host a National Train Day event in your city, www.nationaltrainday.com


16) Comedy Bootcamp For Teens
Helium Comedy Club and the Philadelphia Comedy Academy are proud to present "A Comedy Bootcamp For Teens."  This will be a two-week day camp held right here at Helium Comedy Club.  Classes will take place August 3 - August 13, Monday through Friday from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.  Lunch is included. 
For more information visit www.philadelphiacomedyacademy.com or call 215-496-9922.  Limited space is available! 


17) Phillies Phestival

Join the players and their wives, as well as coaches, broadcasters, ballgirls and entire Phillies organization, at the annual Phillies Phestival on Monday, June 22, at Citizens Bank Park. This fun-filled autograph and auction party for all ages is held with the goal to strike out ALS, the devastating neuromuscular condition for which there is no known cause or cure.

Fans attending will have a chance to meet their favorite 2009 Phillies players as well as participate in other fun games and activities, including Live and Silent Auctions, four different Photo Booths (Shane Victorino, Charlie Manuel, Brad Lidge and the World Series trophies) and more!


18) Dog Park Annual Beef and Beer Event - Saturday

Come one, come all to this great annual fundraiser: Friends of Orianna Hill Park/Dog Park Beef 'n' Beer Fundraiser
Tickets: $20, includes beef, vegetarian options, beer, and live music
Saturday, May 9, 8PM-midnight
Ukranian Club, Franklin and Poplar Streets
Info: Irene Lambrou, irenelambrou@yahoo.com
Proceeds benefit Friends of Orianna Hill Park, a nonprofit charity run by neighbors, which owns and oversees Orianna Hill Park, the dog run and community garden at the corner of Orianna and Poplar Streets.



Innovation Philadelphia invites you to participate in an exciting upcoming event called Spark!, June 1st from 5-9 p.m. at The Hub at Cira Centre.

Unlike any other Philadelphia entrepreneurship event ever before, Spark! offers a fun and fresh new take on networking. With interactive conversation, idea generation and solution-based workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to network with inspired entrepreneurs and have the opportunity to make connections that will help build their businesses. A variety of idea sparking activities will take place throughout the evening including:

Idea sharing events (Bloblive) providing the forum for entrepreneurs to voice their business idea and get live feedback from other attendees.
Solution-based workshops designed for interactivity and practical education
Free-form networking where non-traditional methods of connecting will be utilized
Spark! rooms that involve interactive community projects and provide a private location to help foster new ideas right at that moment
Visit the Spark! web site for more information and to Register.

Innovation Philadelphia followers have been given an exclusive discount. Use the discount code "SPKIP", which will make the registration cost $10, instead of $30. NOTE: IP will be checking the list of registrants using this code daily, so please do not share this discount code with non-followers.


20) PAWS Adoption Event

Meet the PAWS dogs on Saturday, May 9 from 10am-4pm at Old Pine Flea Market and Neighborhood Festival, located on 4th street between Lombard and Pine. Scour the stands for deals, mingle with friends and learn everything there is to know about helping the PAWS cause. Who knows, you just might meet your forever friend!  http://www.phillypaws.org/


At American Male, we know MEN. We are more than a barber shop. We are the men's grooming experience! American Male salons are in a class by themselves - offering TV's, complimentary beverages and a place you can call your own with style and confidence - an event you'll love and never forget



Memorial Day Weekend will mark the first time this year that hundreds of boaters in the Philadelphia region will put their vessels in the water and Delaware River Day is the perfect way to start the FREE Penn's Landing Summer Program Season. Produced by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Delaware River Day encourages conscientious boating practices, stresses the importance of marine safety measures and encourages waterway preservation along the Delaware River.

Delaware River Day will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Penn's Landing Marina located directly behind the Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Blvd. at Walnut Street. Delaware River Day is a FREE event with fun and interactive activities such as free kayaking, life jacket fitting, fashion shows featuring the latest in water related gear, and demonstrations, musical entertainment, free face painting for the kids, fishing, and vessel tours. Delaware River Day includes participating maritime organizations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware and is the only event of its kind in the area this season.

New this season will be a fashion show, sponsored by Ship 484, Philadelphia Boat Supply, Sterns Coleman, and Aero Marine. The fashion show will feature Personal Floatation Devices, highlighting safety devices for men, women, children and pets. Models for this fashion show are from Ship 484, Sea Scouts of America, and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Association.                                                               

Some of the exciting demonstrations include the man overboard rescues by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and N.J. State Marine Division from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. from the Delaware River, and a Tug Boat Competition. The Tug Boat Competition from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. will take place off the South Quay at the Penn’s Landing Marina and will include the McAllister Tug, the K-Sea Tug and the Tug Jupiter.



A) Controller's Forum: Meet the Candidates
Times are tough. Money is tight. So who is keeping an eye on our tax dollars?
The City Controller's job is to make sure that the City is not wasting our money, while engaging communities and recommending ways the City can make more effective use of our tax dollars. Especially in this economy, the City Controller's job is pretty important, and this year's primary election is highly contested.
YIP is hosting a forum where you can meet the candidates, hear their ideas, and get your  questions answered. We hope that you can join us, but either way - don't forget to vote on May 19th.
Date: Thursday May 14
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The Union League - South Marble Room (use the 15th Street entrance)
Join us for drinks at Time afterwards
B) Our Taxes. Our Future
A forum to understand the impact of impending tax changes on Philadelphia's next generation 
The unstable economy has made life difficult for all. Not immune, the City of Philadelphia is faced with sinking revenue, a budget deadline, and a table of decisions. It's widely understood that today's tax rates will be changed to support the City's budget, and while nothing is certain, these potential changes would have a major impact on all who live and work in Philadelphia. Yeah...that means you.
It's imperative to understand how these changes will affect you and your personal budget. City leadership is joining Young Involved Philadelphia to discuss the forthcoming budget and answer questions about the future of Philadelphia's taxes.  How would a sales tax hike impact weekly spending? What will Philadelphia rent prices look like if a property tax increase is enacted in combination with full assessment? Why would legislators target a wage tax raise, and how will this new budget influence our daily lives?
It's your money. It's your chance to be heard. With major tax decisions looming, policymakers are listening to people's concerns: this is an opportunity to voice yours.  
Date: Wednesday, May 20th
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Independence Ballroom at the Independence Visitor's Center, One North Independence Mall West, 6th and Market Streets




A) Life is a long lesson in humility. - James Barrie

B) One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. - Maya Angelou

C) Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. - Stephen Covey

D) Life is a grindstone, and whether it grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on what he is made of. - Josh Billings


24) Cezanne and Beyond

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Friday, May 8 @ 12 pm and 12:30 pm 
Monday, May 11 @ 12 pm and 12:30 pm 
Tuesday, May 12 @ 12 pm and 12:30 pm 
Wednesday, May 13 @ 12 pm and 12:30 pm 
Thursday, May 14 @ 12 pm and 12:30 pm 

Regular Price: $24 (Adult) (Additional service fee may apply)
Funsavers Discounted Price: $12 (Adult) (Additional service fee may apply)

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 

Now or never—don't miss your opportunity to experience this incomparable exhibition! The Boston Globe put it well: "there won't be a show anywhere in the world this year to compete - in ambition, scope, and sheer concentration of masterworks.”

Offer Code: Funsavers
To redeem this offer by phone: call 215-235-7469 and mention offer code "Funsavers."
To redeem this offer in person: print e-mail and present at box office.
Special Restrictions: A $3 service charge will apply to phone orders. Discount valid on adult full-price tickets only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to previously purchased tickets. Offer subject to availability. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Saturday, May 16th, through Sunday, May 17th  
“Manna on Main Street Open” Singles, Doubles, and Juniors Racquetball Tournament benefiting Manna on Main Street, Lansdale, PA  
Manna on Main Street, founded in 1981, is driven by community needs. Meals are served, food is distributed and funds are provided for emergencies. More importantly, Manna on Main Street is a place where all people are welcome – people in need and people who want to serve. For tournament information, see http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=5421


26) Old City Stroll & Sidewalk Sale

On Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, dozens of Old City shops will bring their wares out onto the streets in celebration of the second annual “Old City Stroll & Sidewalk Sale”.  From 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. visitors are invited to explore the neighborhood's eclectic character through shopping, dining, and cultural enrichment during this family-friendly event. 

Rain or shine, Philly’s favorite Mardi Gras band, the “Wild Bohemians”, will take to the streets with their Louisiana-style tunes while visitors stroll along the historic streets of Philadelphia’s most distinctive destination.  Complimentary beverages and cocktails, snacks, and samples will be offered at participating shops, restaurants, and galleries.  Many shops throughout the neighborhood will also be hosting door prizes, demonstrations, trunk shows, and raffles—some even raffling off $100 gift cards to lucky shoppers to further entice guests to discover the charm and hidden treasures of Old City (just look for the sign in participating storefronts)!





28) Women Empowering Women Event

The Phoenix Salon & Spa and Project H.O.M.E. are once again partnering up to hold the Third Annual Women Empowering Women Event: A Night of Fashion and Compassion, to benefit Project H.O.M.E.  This special event will be celebrated on Tuesday May 12, 2009 from 6:00PM-9:00PM. in the Atrium of the luxury Phoenix Condominiums at 1600 Arch Street. The event is being held the week of Mother’s Day to honor inspirational mothers and women who have been inspired by the positive influence of their mothers.  The event features:

Women Empowering Women strives to bring compelling, intelligent and diverse women together from all walks of life for an evening of inspiration, empowerment and entertainment.  The event seeks to recognize the strength and unity that exists between all women, and help further Project’s H.O.M.E’s critical mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to http://www.projecthome.org/news/events.php?id=37.

TICKETS: $50 in advance, $60 at the door, $250 patron listing in event program



Stewards' Alliance Board Members, for our Get To Know Us Happy Hour And Networking Event on Thursday, May 14th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Field House's upstairs' lounge, 1125 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, www.fieldhousephilly.com, featuring great drink specials and door prizes!
The Stewards' Alliance is dedicated to supporting the 5 Special Needs/Special Education Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Including: (1) Saint Lucy's School for the Blind:
(2) Archbishop Ryan's School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children; (3) Our Lady of Confidence Day School for children with Downs Syndrome; (4) Archangels Academy School of Special Education for children with developmental and cognitive delays; and (5) Saint Katherine Day School for children with cognitive and physical disabilities. Please check out our web site http://www.stewardsalliance-phl.org/ to learn more about or to join the Stewards' Alliance.



Come celebrate Coors Light Cold Activated Can Day with Complimentary Cold Activated Cans, Food, and DJ Cut Creator!!!
Complimentary Coors Light & Coors Banquet Cold Activated Cans,Free Entry

Coors Light Cold Activated Can Day is coming Friday May 15th.

On Friday May15th a giant Iceberg will be arriving up the Delaware River to deliver the very first cases of Coors Light Cold Activated Cans to the City of Philadelphia. Witness the arrival of the Cold Activated Can where Market Street meets Penn’s Landing at 5pm.

Celebrate the arrival of the Cold Activated Can at the Coors Light Cold Front
at Mad River in Old City
From 6-9pm.

Featuring LL Cool J's DJ CUT CREATOR
By signing up on the guest list you will receive: Complimentary Coors Light & Coors Banquet Cold Activated Cans. Complimentary Buffet. Activities & Prizes


31) Stotesbury Cup


The Schuylkill River will also play host to another full slate of rowing events this year, including the largest collegiate regatta in the country, the Dad Vail (May 8 - 9) and the largest high school regatta in the world, the Stotesbury Cup (May 15 - 16).
For more information, visit www.boathouserow.org.


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