There is a pool party at the Chelsea Sunday that my good friend Jaye is throwing (#2). And my buddy Gavin is trying something different for Avalon, with a Chicago DJ coming to town for a booze cruise (#1).
If you are around WED night, come to Rittenhouse Square with a blanket, booze, and food. It is a really fun night of outdoor drinking and the police are practically nonexistent (#16).
For those thinking about refinacing or buying a new home, 30-Year, 15-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgages Drop Again (the fixed-rate mortgages reaching, along with the 5-year adjustable rate, set record lows).
As always, I ask that you talk to me if you are thinking of buying or selling a home... - Mark
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1) AVALON DJ CRUISE
We are organizing a 2+ hour pleasure Sunset Cruise through the bay surrounding Avalon.
To make the sunset cruise more enjoyable, we are including a world class DJ spinning the hits on the top floor and a few complementary kegs of cold draft beer,
The Miss Avalon will sail at 6:45PM up to the Avalon Yacht Club, sailing up to Sea Isle City via the Intercoastal Waterway and back down to the 30th Street Bridge in Avalon, perhaps even turning around in the Atlantic. The highlight of the trip will be the 7:40 sun set, watching the sun's colors as it disappear behind the bay. The boat max capacity is 90, so the trip will be an intimate fun trip. You will be back around 9PM, in time to freshen up for your evening activities, may they be at The Princeton, Whitebriar or Jacks.
Ticket prices are $44 and use discount code of "zwick" for another $5 savings. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/786706059
2) GET WET III @ THE CHELSEA: Sunday August 15th, 1PM-8PM
The party of the summer is upon us! Get Wet III will be held at the C5 Cabana Club at the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City! If you missed Get Wet I and Get Wet II this past spring in Philly, be sure NOT to miss Get Wet III as we debut in Atlantic City! The Fifth floor of the Chelsea will be jumping with a huge DJ line up including Mike Myers, John G, Gerald Thomas and DJ Savaa! This poolside extravaganza starts at 1PM Sunday August 15th and will be going til the sun sets! For Guestlist, bottle service or cabana reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
3) PAWS FUNDRAISERS
A) Wednesday 8/18 7-9pm
$15 includes 2 drink tickets for house wine or domestic draft, serving light hors d'oeuvres also.
Please join us at the American Pub, Centre Square, Lower Concourse (15th and Markets Sts) for a fun evening of cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and a chance to meet some new friends, all while helping out a great organization - PAWS - Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. They are a non-profit, no kill shelter in Old City that relies on donations and volunteers to keep up the shelter operating.
If you can't attend but would like to make a donation or even become a PAWS volunteer, please visit www.phillypaws.org or call 215-238-9901. Feel free to bring cat or dog treats or toys for the shelter animals.
B) PAWS @ Café Cret
Have lunch at Capriccio at Café Cret on August 17 and meet some of the pups from PAWS, Philadelphia's only no-kill shelter. These adoptable dogs will be hanging out from noon - 2pm with PAWS staff members who can answer questions about adoption, fostering and volunteering. Capriccio offers a wide variety of superior coffee drinks, fresh salads, paninis and other upscale cafe fare, along with outdoor seating.
PAWS @ Café Cret, 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.735.9797, capricciocafe.com
4) Summertime Lobster Bake @ City Tap House.
Saturday, August 21 at 3:00pm
Location: The NEW City Tap House
Full Details & Tickets: http://lobsterbake-fbuce.eventbrite.com/
5) CASTING CALL AND BIKINI PAGEANT NEXT THURSDAY AT CAV'S RIVERDECK!!
We are actively taking all requests to come to our 2011 Girl of The Green Legion casting call on August 19th! Please email us at email@example.com and include any and all photos you would like! Your qualifications?! You must be an EAGLES fan and ONLY an Eagles fan! You must look great in a bikini! And, you must be single! Don't get mad at my qualifications unless you want to dip $30K into this calendar! Ultimately, single girls are easier to schedule for promos and more people will come out to an event with them knowing they are single! Marketing 101 people!
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B) Pa. casinos bring in record $116M in July
For $99, music enthusiasts under 40 years old receive a Wednesday night season ticket to all five POPS concerts in the Conductor’s Circle, invitations to free pre-concert happy hours, post-concert parties, backstage tours, meet the artists and Peter Nero, and POPS special events. In addition, POParazzi members receive all of the benefits POPS subscribers receive, such as parking and restaurant discounts. It’s one of the best deals in the city!
Package includes five Wednesday night concerts:
Broadway Rocks! October 6, 2010 7pm
Singin’ & Swingin’ February 2, 2011 7pm
50’s Dance Party March 2, 2011 8pm *Note start time
Music and Comedy March 30, 2011 7pm
Big Numbers May 18, 2011 7pm
Call 215.893.1955 today! The special $99 POParazzi Party Package available by phone only.
8) Phillies Blood Drive set for August 14
The Phillies Blood Drive returns on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Citizens Bank Park from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event, held in partnership with the American Red Cross, offers presenting donors a Special Event Chase Utley Jersey Style T-Shirt plus other opportunities. Full details »
War at the Shore in Stone Harbor on 9/4!
Thurs Coed Touch Football @ The Navy Yard Starts 8/19
Sat. Coed Touch Football in Fairmount Park Starts 9/11 (4 Levels of Play)
Sat. Men's Flag Football in Fairmount Park Starts 9/11 (2 Levels of Play)
Tues. Coed Touch Football in Art Museum Area Starts 9/14
10) SUGARHOUSE HIRING
The big-box style casino plans to open with more than 1,500 slots and 42 table games on a 45,000 square-foot gaming floor. SugarHouse plans to hire about 800 people to gear up for its opening, set for September. The casino is filling positions related to administration, facilities, finance and accounting, food and culinary service, beverage and bar service, marketing and player services, security, slot operations, surveillance, table games and valet services. Those interested in working at SugarHouse can complete an online application at www.sugarhousecasino.com.
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11) RUM ON THE RIVER
12) 21st Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival
Celebrate the traditions, foods, and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the 21st annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal Market, August 12-14, 8am-5pm. The three-day festival will take place in the Market's Center Court seating area, featuring handmade crafts along with such traditional foods as chicken pot-pie, donuts, ice cream and homemade pork sausage. On August 14, the festival also moves outdoors to create an urban farm on the 1100 block of Arch Street, with a petting zoo of sheep, goats, chickens, donkeys, calves, horses and pigs, alongside live music and entertainment.
Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12th Street, 215.922.2317, readingterminalmarket.org
13) Classes Lets Philadelphians Fly High on Trapeze
You’ve soared all day at work and at home – now come and learn how to really fly at the region’s center Philadelphia School of Circus Arts with our special workshop “Introduction to Aerials.” The workshop will run on Fridays, August 20, September 3 and September 17 at 7pm.
During this special program, you will learn rope, fabric and static trapeze. This one-hour class will help you build your upper body and core strength, along with improving your flexibility. It’s more motivating than yoga and gives you more bragging rights than pumping iron – and you don’t even have to run off to the circus to find a trapeze. The class is $25 per person for ages 16 and up. Registration is required by visiting: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/117506
Come join the fun right here in Philadelphia, only minutes away from Center City, at the region’s center of contemporary circus arts! The school address is 5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. For more information about the school, visit www.phillycircus.com or call (215) 849-1991.
The Red Carpet Event
Saturday, August 21st: Walk the THE RED CARPET as Broad Street will be transformed into Hollywood at The Kimmel Center. Come prepared for a memorable evening with hosts DC Todd, Lady B and the team of Stomp and Clay. Enjoy live entertainment, music, savory cuisine and more.
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15) FESTIVAL OF INDIA AT PENN’S LANDING
The Council of Indian Organizations (“CIO”) of Greater Philadelphia celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15th from 12 Noon until 6:00 p.m., at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street.
Next two WED nights in Rittenhouse Square.
17) Annual YOUCIE Pool Party
Wednesday, August 18 (rain date August 19)
The pool deck at Domus, 3411 Chestnut Street
This awesome annual YOUCIE event is back and better than ever! FREE open bar sponsored by Philadelphia Distilling and FREE food compliments of City Tap House, Chima, Marathon, and Qdoba. Changing rooms are not readily available so come dressed to swim if you plan to take a dip. You must be 21 or older to attend this event. RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.
18) Taste Local! A Celebration of Local Food, Wine & Beer
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Great Valley, PA
Saturday, August 21, 2010 -- 12 pm - 3:30 pm
$35 pp (in advance) // $40 pp (at the door)
Come out and enjoy a laid back afternoon filled with music, food and and amazing libations. This festival will celebrate the region’s finest food, wine and beer as interpreted through Rolling Barrel’s Taste Local! pairing programs. Wander the main show floor to sample, purchase and chat with area wineries, breweries and food purveyors. Head upstairs to attend one of four different “savor sessions,” or sit outside on the Desmond’s fabulous deck while enjoying other surprises. Tickets are limited to this event. Click here to purchase.
FARMERS MARKETS DIRECTORY
A) Philadelphia Farmers Markets
B) Suburban Farmer's Markets
20) CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL 2010,
The authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, hip-hop, gospel and creative dancing, complimented by a market place of Caribbean fashions and exotic cuisine are all highlights of the 24th Annual Caribbean Festival. A culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean islands will provide a day of wholesome family fun on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing located at Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. This FREE festival of Caribbean culture, music, and food takes place on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.