Missed last week's edition (again). Life has just been too busy with work and getting in some travel (Utah and New Orleans Jazzfest). I will get up some photos of my current projects for you next week.
Preakness is the 15th. Over 100 spots taken so far but there are still abotu 10 left on the 2nd bus. Let me know if you have any questions about it. And think about some rafting this summer.
Did you know that yhere are 826 liquor licenses in the 1st Senatorial District, more than in any other senate district in the state of PA? The area includes Bella Vista, Brewery Town, Chinatown, Eastwick, Fairmount, Fishtown, Girard Estate, Graduate Hospital, Grays Ferry, Hawthorne, Jefferson Square, Logan Circle, Lower Kensington, Northern Liberties, Old City, Packer Park, Pennsport, Point Breeze, Port Richmond, Queen Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill, Washington West, and Whitman.
I know of somone that has 3 tickets in section 426 to the Red Sox/Phils on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm. The Phillies charge more for the Red Sox than normal tickets. I believe the person wanted $120 for them - let me know if interested.
I mentioned a few weeks back a very cool scene I stumbled on to at the closing of Alta a few Sundays back. Here is some video of it that can give you an idea of the 300 person party which included hula hoops and kites.
This past week I had a bad water heater experience. My recommendation is to stay away from the AO SMITH brand.
The decriminilization of marijuana talk is heating up in Philly.
And in city hall, there is some interesting legislation being proposed that could be very hurtful to the city's party scene. Imagine being a promoter and planning an event six months in advance and then having the city tell you to cancel it 10 days before the event? Or what if you deciced to throw an event in two weeks but are not able to since you did not give the city enough notice. You can read the bill here.
And now that the Taserdelphia shirts have sprung up, the Phillies revised their security policy.
And I was sent this information on old copy machines. You should pass along this link to your office management.
And lastly, I am working witht the owner of a cute 2 bedroom house in the art museum. Please pass along to anyone you think might be interested. You can see the house information here. - Mark
SPONSOR: Manayunk Mayfest at The Ugly Moose!
Saturday, May 8, 2010 @ The Ugly Moose
Manayunk Mayfest is just around the corner! It is sure to be THE PARTY in the Manayunk area this Spring with 3 Bands playing (Second Majesty, Octane, and 39 Mariner - starting at 2pm), all-day drink specials, and MUCH MORE. Forward our website (www.UpcomingEvents.com) on to ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS so NO ONE misses out! Enjoy the nice weather in the huge outdoor tent with drinks & food specials all day long.
Get your discounted advance tickets ASAP!
Hundreds of tickets already sold. Over 1000 people expected - SEE YOU THERE!
SPONSOR: Manayunk Mayfest at The Ugly Moose!
A) Wonderful 1500 sq / ft center city loft with 13 foot ceilings, big windows, beautiful wood floors, washer/dryer, air conditioning, dishwasher, concrete sub-floor (quiet), exposed brick, great hot water pressure, etc. Includes all utilities and 2 car secure garage parking. Enjoy walking to work, shopping at Reading Terminal Market, and an easy access to the train and the highway. Move in June 1st preferred. Open House on Sunday (May 2nd) from 3-5. Please reply if interested to email@example.com
B) 1BR modern condo on top (4th) floor in historic elevator building in the heart of Old City. Quiet and convenient location between 2nd and 3rd and Arch and Race. Kitchen includes refrigerator, range, dishwasher and microwave, ceramic tile floor, as well as eat-at counter with pass-thru to living room. Bathroom has ceramic tile floor and tile bathtub/shower. Rest of apartment has wall-to-wall carpet. New energy-efficient windows. New central a/c and heat. Washer/dryer in apartment. Extra storage in basement. Perfect for one, maybe a little small for most couples. Available May 1. No pets or smokers, please. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-755-3898.
2) SHORE HOUSES
A) NEED A FEW MORE SEA ISLE ROOMMATES. Ridiculous sized house on 37th-Central. 6 bedrooms, massive decks, huge outside area, flat screen TVs, DJ set-up, central air. Ages: most girls are 24-30, most guys are 28-34. One low price includes EVERYTHING. Please contact SJK if interested @ email@example.com
B) Margate Shore house share
We are looking for 3 more people to join our summer shore house. We currently have a coed group of 6 all 25 - 35 years old. We have one bedroom left with 3 beds (2 Queens, and 1 Full sized bed) Cost would be $2,300 per person plus utilities ($100/person last year) for the full summer. You will have your own bed and the rental period will go from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. The house is only 3 years old and has all the modern amenities you would expect in a newer home. This is not your typical shore house rental. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, washer and dryer, finished patio with lounge chairs for sun bathing, modern kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steels appliances, off street parking 2.5 blocks from the beach, and a cleaning service that come every other week included in the rent. You will not be disappointed. For questions and further inquiries please contact Justin @ firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Beer Bus Trip to Yuengling Brewery
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Join us as we head to a tour of America's Oldest Brewery, Yuengling, along with 3 other breweries! (Allentown Brew Works, Weyerbacher, and The General Lafayette Inn.
We have arranged for private tours or Brewer talks at all of the Breweries as well as a Lunch Beer Sampling and a Beer and Food Pairing for Dinner...and of course at every stop...we get to sample the suds!
If you are a beer lover, or know one who you want to take on a trip you know you will both love; this is the trip for you!
This trip is the perfect "get out of Philly" day trip. If you are alone or have a group of 5 people (or more), everyone will have a blast.
Over the past few years, hundreds of people have come on our trips from the Philly/South Jersey area - join the numbers this year....
One of the best aspects of this and other PhillyTrips.com trips is that we create a fun atmosphere so that you are sure to meet some great, new people on this trip!
This Trip Includes:
Motorcoach transportation all day long, Lunch Beer Sampling at Allentown Brew Works, Beer & Food Pairing dinner at the General Layfayette Inn, admission to all breweries, and a custom beer mug.
5) Strike out Youth Homelessness Fundraiser
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:00pm - 12:00am
North Bowl, 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Open Bar from 9-12am
Bowl all you want w/ The Covenant House Young Professionals
Tickets are $55 ($65 after May 11th)
You can purchase them online here: http://chypbowling.eventbrite.com/
Or you can call Zach/Aileen - 215.951.5411
If you are interested in sponsoring the event (6 tix, signage, promotion opportunities, etc) please let Zach/Aileen know.
6) FARMERS MARKETS
A) Drexel Farmers' Market Now Open
The Farmers' Market at Drexel University returns for a second season every Tuesday through November 23, 2010, from 11am to 3pm in front of MacAlister Hall (33rd and Chestnut streets). The farmers' market provides the community with the opportunity to purchase fresh and locally grown food from King's Dutch Country Goods. A variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, cheeses as well as yogurt are offered.
B) HEADHOUSE FARMERS' MARKET OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 2nd
The Food Trust kicks off the 2010 farmers' market season Sunday, May 2nd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Headhouse Farmers' Market Opening Day. Now in its fourth year, the Sunday Headhouse Farmers' Market, located at 2nd and Lombard streets, is the city's largest and most popular open-air farmers' market with thousands of loyal customers. This season, the Sunday market boasts more than two dozen vendors, including foodie favorites such as produce from Three Springs Fruit Farm, chicken pot pies from Griggstown Quail Farm, handmade sausages and condiments from Talula's Table, breads and baked goods from Ric's Breads, and local, organic breakfast and sausage sandwiches from new vendor Renaissance Sausage.
7) Sat. May 8th 12:30-5pm
Come celebrate Body Precision Pilates Studio's 15th anniversary in our newly renovated studio. Join us for an afternoon of free classes—both Pilates and gyrokinesis— equipment demonstrations, raffles, food, beverages and fun!
The general public is welcome. If you have always wanted to try Pilates or learn more about it, this is a great opportunity. Take it to the core and try pilates!!
Beth Downey founded Body Precision in 1995 as the first fully equipped pilates studio on the Main Line long before pilates current popularity. Body Precision set the standard for pilates integrity creating a healing yet energetic environment for individuals to develop a strong core and and a powerful and balanced body. Body Precision was voted Best of the Main Line and Best of Philly Mag in 2009.
For more info call 610 520-2348 or email email@example.com for more info. Website is www.bodyprecision.com.
8) 6th Annual PSCA “Not Just a Plant Sale” to be held May 15th
The Passyunk Square Civic Association will be holding its 6th Annual “Not Just a Plant Sale” fund-raiser on Saturday, May 15th, at the South Philadelphia Older Adults Center (SPOAC), at 10th and Dickinson Sts., between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The PSCA will again bring a beautiful variety of plants and accessories right from the greenhouse to South Philly. The day will be full of fun for all ages, including a plant-pot painting station for the whole family and a wide assortment of homemade treats from many of our neighbors. This event will also give the PSCA an opportunity to introduce the newly contracted LRC Services, who will serve to keep the Passyunk Square neighborhood clean and beautiful. The PSCA will be unveiling the winner of their logo design competition at noon.
Background: The PSCA holds a plant sale every spring as a neighborhood fund-raising event. This event has been quite successful for the organization and the neighborhood over the past 5 years, and the PSCA continues to expand the day’s activities. All proceeds raised by the PSCA during this “Not Just a Plant Sale” will go to the general funds of the organization and will be allocated based upon the priorities and activities determined by the PSCA, its members, and the active neighbors in the Passyunk Square neighborhood.
9) ENTREPRENEUR FORUM
Do You Have the Right Clubs in Your Marketing Bag?"
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
The Federal Reserve Bank
7th and Arch Streets
Golfers know that recent changes in technology and rules have made many clubs in their bags obsolete. One small change in the design of the groove on the face of golf clubs prompted Jim Fyrck, one of the world's leading golfers, to say that he would have to retool every club in his bag.
- Are you effectively networking with the right individuals?
- Do traditional tools like advertising, direct mail and trade shows still work?
- How can public relations help to grow your business?
- Is the buzz around social media for real? What's next?
10) CREATIVE CONNECTS HAPPY HOUR
05:30 PM to 08:00 PM The BOSS Group: "CreativeConnects Networking Happy Hour" Alfa Bar, 1709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Bimonthly networking happy hour fostering collaboration and community among creative, marketing and interactive professionals. Free-of-charge. No RSVP!. Dress is Smart-Casual. Event is Free. Hors d'oeuvres. 5/12
Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs
Sprinting up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art gets old fast which is why we’re pleased to serve the greater Philadelphia area with six clubs. All offer state-of-the art equipment, personal training and free group exercise classes. Highpoint, Radnor and Society Hill have pools and Sports Clubs for Kids.
Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs
11) WHYY SUMMER NIGHTS SOIRÉE
Saturday, May 22, 2010
7:00PM – 9:00PM
VIP Reception beginning at 6PM
WHYY invites you to help us kick-off the summer at the second annual Summer Nights Soirée and Silent Auction, Saturday, May 22nd.
This fundraising cocktail event will feature special guest Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air; music by The Hot Club of Philadelphia; specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and catered hor d'oeuvres; a silent auction; as well as appearances by WHYY on-air personalities!
12) 11th Annual Party for the Park
Thursday, May 13, 5:30pm
Wilson Student Center at The University of The Sciences
714-34 South 42nd Street
On Thursday, May 13, 2010, University City District (UCD) and the Friends of Clark Park (FoCP) will host the 11th Party for the Park fundraiser – an annual event that helps provide all necessary funding for the maintenance of Clark Park, University City’s largest green space and most vibrant outdoor destination.
13) WOMEN EVENT
Thursday, May 13th, 2010, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Crowne Plaza City Avenue. Climbing the ladder of success to the top takes strength, endurance, and skill. Learn from the challenges and triumphs of outstanding women business leaders at the 2010 NAWBO Leadership Conference: Strong Women, Strong Leaders: Lessons from the Climb. Speakers include Pamela Browner-White, SVP of the Philadelphia Eagles; Anne Mahlum, owner and founder of Back on My Feet; and LuAn Mitchell-Halter, named Canada's #1 Female Entrepreneur for three successive years. TV host Lynn Doyle will serve as MC for the conference as these inspiring women share lessons learned from their climb to success. gonawbophilly.org
14) YOUNG INVOLVED PHILA
Why Should I Give A *@&%?
Sour on politics? Don't think voting makes any difference? Wonder about the difference between a state senator, state representative or city councilperson? Who do I hold accountable for what? Okay, I'm at the voting booth, now what are these ballot questions I am supposed to vote on?
Find out on Thursday, May 13th from 6-8 p.m. at the FieldHouse for a pre-election, non-partisan, non-stuffy, happyhour meet-up!
Chat over drinks with State Senator Daylin Leach, Dr. Nina Ahmad, Haile Johnston, and more!
This will be an open structured event, with time to mingle, network, a place to learn about the roles that people play in Pennsylvania, upcoming ballot questions, sample election ballots, and a great time all around!
This event is free to attend, but please let us know that your are coming! RSVP at: whyshouldigivea.eventbrite.com/
Where & When
1150 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Thursday, May 13th
15) Italian Market Festival
5/15 and 5/16
16) Old City Sidewalk Sale & Stroll
On Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Old City merchants – which collectively make up The Independent’s Mall™ -- will bring their wares to the sidewalk in celebration of the third-annual "Old City Sidewalk Sale & Stroll.” Over 50 merchants – boutiques, spas, restaurants and galleries -- will participate in this family-friendly shopping event, to showcase their products in a unique and festive atmosphere. Go to www.discoveroldcity.org for more info.
17) DE MUSIC EVENT
Bromberg's Big Noise In The Neighborhood
Saturday, May 15, 2010
12:00pm - 8:00pm
Justison Landing Park
1 River Place,
The Light Up The Queen Foundation is proud to announce Bromberg's Big Noise In The Neighborhood presented by AAA, a music festival taking place at Wilmington, Delaware's riverfront on Saturday, May 15th from noon-8PM. This fundraiser to help rebuild Wilmington's historic Queen Theater will feature some of our nation's finest musicians, led by Wilmington's own legend David Bromberg and his Big Band, and will be broadcast live on Philadelphia-based radio station WXPN, 88.5 FM, home of the nationally-syndicated program "World Cafe." The "Big Noise" festival is a celebration of local music luminary David Bromberg and all the styles of American music that his playing encompasses: folk, rock, bluegrass and blues to name just a few.
-David Bromberg and his Big Band
-Sam Bush Band
** FOR TICKETS GO TO http://www.lightupthequeen.org **
18)Fashion Up - Summer Fashions 2010
Philadelphia's most anticipated fashion show, 2010 Fashion Up – Spring Edition. This season's Fashion Up will be held on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at Octo Waterfront and Grille. The event begins at 9:00 PM goes until 2:00am - party all night long! First GREY GOOSE drink INCLUDED with ticket purchase.
Fashion Up is a sophisticated fashion show and an entertaining nightlife experience. With a professional runway presenting close to 30 female and male models, it is the perfect event for Philadelphia's fashion gurus and nightlife enthusiasts. Dress to impress, as fashion is the theme of the event and the fashion police will be in full effect. Fashion Up guarantees to showcase the best in new fashion and music including top fashion professionals and celebrity DJs.
19) Clue Skate
Saturday, May 15 at 4pm.
Come out for one of the most unusual and interesting skating events we do! Skate around the city, solving various clues and riddles that lead you to the next location.
Teams of 4 or 5 people will set out to see who can solve all the clues first! Or, leave the competition to the hard-core players and just come out for the fun and the challenge.
The total route will be aproximately 8-10 miles and should take about 2 hours. Hang out at the final destination for some post-skate drinks and dinner.
You don't have to be a skater either, Bicycles Welcome! (This is a ‘sunshine only’ event, rain cancels.)
20) 2nd Annual Kickin Cancer Soccer Tournament
May 15, 2010
Run 2 Inspire and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society are partnering up for the 2nd Annual "Kicking Cancer" Indoor Soccer Tournament. $350 per Team entrance Fee & $25 per Team Ref fee. 3 GAMES GUARANTEED! Divisions: Women - Open & Over 30, Mens - Open & Over 30, Coed. Roster Limit - 11 people. Coed - 2 Women MUST be on field at all times, Goalies don't count. PRIZES!!! For 1st and 2nd, MVP, MVG. ALL PROCEEDS benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and cervical cancer research. TO REGISTER! GO TO run2inspire.com and click on tournament link OR r2isoccer.eventbrite.com.
21) DAD VAIL
Dad Vail Regatta, May 8-9
The legendary Dad Vail Regatta will return for its 57th year to the Schuylkill River on May 8-9. An estimated 3,500 rowers from more than 100 colleges and universities are expected to compete in the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. Free to the public, the Dad Vail Regatta was first held in 1934.