Happy holidays to everyone. I am back in NY (Hunter and Windham - less than 4 hours from center city) for a few days of skiing with the family but will be back for one the Christmas Eve parties (#1). If anyone has interest in heading up north next week after Christmas please let me know. And we are still taking reservations for Killington and Tahoe.
Eagles....Miracle in the Meadowlands II.....so nice. Overshadowed Andy not throwing the flag on the Desean non-fumble earlier. I think he also messed up on a Giants fumble on one of their scoring drives. He clearly needs a better system that has someone watching the replays from home can call on their cell phone to him. As I mentioned after the Houston game, the away team has a disadvantage - I guarantee they did not play the replay for him inside the stadium. Eagles to clinch Sunday night....let me know if at the stadium.
My buddy Dennis sold 4,100 tickets so far for his New Years parties. Do not think he has that many left for those still looking to lock up some plans.
Please let me know if you or someone you know can help me with either of these A): I am looking for an expert in security cameras for my Temple properties B) I also am looking for anyone that can help me with a fiberglass roof for a Philadelphia row home roofdeck.
Just realized I did not include a newsletter last week which means I did not comment on Lee giving us a big 4. Thought this article shows how special it could be. Our ticket prices are already ridiculous so spending the additional $$ can't cost us that much more, right? And something else that I skipped is Howard Stern signing for 5 more years - I assume some of you are happy about it with me.
In the last newsletter, I gave a link to where you can find a prostitute in Philly, so this week I share where you can get heroin.
I thought this was a unique way to look at Philadelphia's population.
I have mentioned many times my hatred for state stores so reading these articles give me hope: A) LCB's epic run might be near end B) New Pa. wine kiosks a no-go for now
Did you see that we ranked 99th and 100th?
And lastly, my Real Estate firm has a special program for Philadelphia's police and fire departments. Please pass along to anyone you know that is one. I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks. - Mark
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1) CHRISTMAS EVE PARTIES
A) 12th Annual TO LIFE Party
Kokopelli Restaurant and Tequila Bar, 1904 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Friday, December 24, 2010. At Kokopelli Restaurant and Tequila Bar. 8PM-2:00AM (Recess Lounge after party until 3:30am). ..For the TWELTH year Andrew Spivack, Adam Solomon, and Jennifer Birch are hosting Philly's premiere Christmas Eve Party on Friday, December 24th!! You asked and we listened – for the first time in 10 years we are moving the party from Old City to Rittenhouse to what will surely be Philly’s hottest new locations: KOKOPELLI RESTAURANT AND TEQUILA BAR. Our own Adam Solomon is one of the owners of Kokopelli in which he has spent over a year bringing it from a dream to a reality! The place is gorgeous and we are sure you are going to love the move! Making a return appearance for the 6th consecutive year will be no other than DJ YAN spinning some of the best beats you ever heard! Doors open at 8:00 PM with Drink Specials from 8-10 and the party continues until 2:00 AM. Advance Tickets are $20.00 and there are only a limited amount of tickets at this reduced rate – tickets MAY NOT be available at the door! Last year over 700 people came out to celebrate don’t be left without a ticket. For more information and Advance tickets go to http://12thtolifeparty-fb.eventbrite.com/
B) PJC Annual X-mas Eve Party to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand
Friday at 8:00pm - Saturday at 2:00am. Alfa and The Walnut Room, 1709 Walnut Street. Come party with the Philly Jew Crew on the biggest and best party night of the year at two of the greatest venues in Rittenhouse. 100% of the ticket sales go to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand for childhood cancer, and we will be raffling off Flyers Cub Box seats and other fabulous items. You DO NOT have to be present to win the raffle so visit our eventbrite site: www.pjc.eventbrite.com
to make a donation and/or buy raffle tickets. Visit the eventbrite site above to buy your tickets early for just $10. On December 18th, the cost goes up to $15 and it will be $20 at the door. Specials: $3 beers, $4 wine and $5 champagne and mixed drinks. For more information, email PhillyJewCrew@gmail.com
whisper, 1712 Walnut Street. Friday at 9:00pm - Saturday at 3:30am. Please join us for the first ever Challa Back: Christmas Eve Party @ Whisper. Yamikas and Dradels not required but highly recommended. DJ JONATHAN SILVA. Select Open Bar from 9-10. Hosted by Perl Media and Last Call Promotions. For table reservations please call Zach Seidman at 267.414.3101 or email email@example.com. Open Until 3:30am. purchase tickets now: http://challaback.eventbrite.com/
2) SATURDAY HOLIDAY CITY PARKING (yes, I know it is late)
From: Sue Cornell [mailto:SCornell@philapark.org]
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 12:39 PM
Subject: Re: sat parking
On Saturdays, after Thanksgiving through Christmas, we do not enforce any meters, City-wide, from 11 am to midnight.
3) PHL EXPANSION UPDATE
Several local officials testified in a joint hearing of Philadelphia’s Oversight and Transportation and Public Utilities Committees regarding the impact of a FAA plan for expanding the Philadelphia International Airport. Echoing the concerns of several others, state Sen. Ted Erickson told committee members that expanding the airport further into Tinicum would “destroy the very fabric of the township.” The plan would cost about $5.35 billion and require the demolition of 72 houses, according to a final environmental impact statement the FAA released earlier this year. Another 330 houses would require noise mitigation, while about 80 businesses would be shuttered, affecting an estimated 3,515 employees. Airport CEO Mark Gale testified in support of the plan, saying the work would create construction jobs and shave 14 minutes off of the average delay at the airport by 2025. Source: Daily Times; 12/3/2010
4) POCONO SKI HOUSE
Shares available in group ski house, Lake Harmony near Jack Frost/Big Boulder. Fun group 30's & 40's with strong livers and varying skiing capabilities (and hiking when it's warmer). Hot tub, finished basement, walking distance from night life (aka Shenanigans). Starts weekend after 1/1/11 through early April. $530 full share. email firstname.lastname@example.org
5) LOCAL NON PROFIT OF THE WEEK
Tune IN Philly
A) Why it's so tough to rescue Camden
B) How sick is your state? | Philadelphia Business Journal: New Jersey ranks as the 17th, Pennsylvania is 27, andDelaware is 32
C) New Pa. wine kiosks a no-go for now
7) LOCAL FREE HOLIDAY SHOWS
A) Macy's Christmas Light Show: For over half a century, families have been catching the holiday spirit during the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at the Grand Court in Macy's. Follow up the spectacle of lights with a tour of the classic Dickens Christmas Village.
B) Comcast Holiday Spectacular: Philadelphia's newest holiday tradition is a high-definition Holiday Spectacular highlighting the sights and sounds of the season on the 83-foot long Comcast Experience Video Wall at The Comcast Center.
8) NEW MUSEUM :: Site honoring Washington and his slaves ready for dedication.
9) OPEN BARS (courtesy of The Green Legion)
A) Thursday, December 23rd
Where: Tavern on Broad (200 S. Broad St.)
When: 8:00-9:00 PM... Just say Green Legion at the door
Includes: Domestic drafts, house wines, and well drinks and ALL ABSOLUT drinks!!
Description: The final piece of the Big Three of the McFadden's group here in Philly, The Green Legion LOVES Tavern on Broad and also loves their manager Pam, who 5 or 6 years ago was kidnapped by me at McFadden's Ballpark when we had a bus trip to DC for a Redskins game! She got done work, I tricked her on the bus as the door closed behind her!! I believe she will tell you she enjoyed the hell out of it and actually, SHE KNOWS MAGERKS as well!! Lol... Funny how things tie together sometimes! Pam, thanks again for stepping it up with Absolut drinks included and also giving us $2.00 Domestic drafts and $4.00 Absolut drinks all night after the special!!
B) Saturday, December 25th!!
Where: Bourbon Blue
When: 8:00-9:00 PM (and then our Christmas Party ALL NIGHT)... Just say Green Legion at the door!!
Includes: MILLER LITE BOTTLES, domestic drafts, house wines, and well drinks
Description: Please come out for The Green Legion and The "UN"Official websites Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanzaa, "Get Away From Your Family That is About to Drive You NUTS" Party!! In it's 6th year, this party is always a great one with many people looking for that excuse to get out of the house! Well, look no further as I will be guest bartending from the start of the open bar until 11 PM where by then, I should be pretty hammered!! Invite everyone as they are ALL welcome and we wouldn't want to go to a home Eagles game at 1 PM WITHOUT a hangover, would we?? Thanks once again to our GREAT "friends of the program," Brendan and Melissa, who I am thankful to call friends and who have also been generous enough to give everyone after the open bar, $1.00 MILLER LITE BOTTLES OR DRAFTS ALL NIGHT along with $3.00 Christmas shots which we will be concocting earlier in the evening! You would honor us by making us a part of that day for you whether you believe in Christmas or not!!
DID YOU KNOW
Did you know the Roman Numeral for 2011 is MMXI
11) TAVERN 17 :: HOLIDAYS UPDATE
Keep the holiday spirit alive and schedule your holiday plans with Tavern 17 as they will be open on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25th from 12noon until 8:00pm and will be serving a menu with choices for $25 per adults and $15 for children (up to10 years old).
For New Year's Eve, Friday December, 31st Tavern 17 will have live entertainment with a DJ spinning from 9:00pm-11:00pm and Karaoke from 11:00pm-1:30am. A special pre-fixe menu will be available with choices from 6:00pm-10:00pm and is $50 per person. If you aren't too tired from all of this fun, wake up for a wonderful brunch on New Year's Day starting at 7:00am before heading to the parade...or more partying!!
Looking for a private spot for your holiday party? Tavern 17 is available for your holiday luncheon from 11:00am-4:00pm Monday through Friday in December. 220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, 215.790.1799, www.tavern17restaurant.com.
12) HOLIDAY DRINK RECIPE :: THE ROASTED TOASTED ALMOND-
1 oz vodka. 1 oz coffee liquer. 1 oz Amaretto. Milk or cream. Build the vodka and liquers in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Fill with milk or cream. Shake by placing a mixing tin over the glass and give it one or two good shakes. Proceed to sip while cozying up by the fire. Check out more fabulous holiday drinks at The Coffee Bar located at 1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia, (215)789-6136, www.intoxicaffeineation.com.
13) THURSDAY OPEN BAR AT WHISPER
It is almost Friday and Whisper Night Club invites you to celebrate the end of the week every Thursday with The Secret, sponsored by Skyy Vodka.
Complimentary admission with a select open bar from 10-11 PM. Music by DJ Tommy Diz. 1712 Walnut Street
14) WINTER SOCCER
Registration for our 2011 Winter 1 Soccer Season is still open for registration!
Mon. Coed 6v6 Indoor Soccer @ Suburban Sports in Conshohocken Starts 1/10 (3 Team Spots Left)
Registration for our 2011 Winter Football Season is still open for registration! We have this new location that you might not be familiar so let us know if you have any questions! Wed. Coed 5v5 Indoor Football @ Suburban Sports in Conshohocken Starts 1/12 (1 Team Spot Left) www.playphillysports.com
15) KWANZAA PHILADELPHIA
African American Museum in Philadelphia for its Kwanzaa festivities. From Dec.26th thru the 31st, this museum is commemorating African-American culture with crafts, face-painting, theater productions and film screenings. The majority of these events are free, or else just $8 for students
16) Art of the American Soldier
National Constitution Center, Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-409-6600, www.constitutioncenter.org. Open from 9:30am until 5:00pm. Price of Event is $7.50 - $12. www.constitutioncenter.org/ncc_press_Art_of_the_American_Soldier.aspx
Powerful artwork made by over 1,300 American soldiers who have been to war is on display. Some of this collection was never put on display before now, so be one of the first to see it. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for children (4-12 years of age), and $7.50 per person who arrive with a group of over 20 people. Parking can be from $5 to $17. Military personnel and children under 3 get in for free.
17) Blue Man Group
December 22 - Sunday, January 2
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. 215.732.5446. www.merriamtheater.org/. www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=3712
BLUE MAN GROUP will thrill Philadelphia with its highoctane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. If you've never seen BLUE MAN GROUP, it's a must-see. If you're already a fan, don't miss it, especially because this is their first visit to Philadelphia! Visit the website to check for specific showtimes and ticket prices.
18) The 8th Annual Broad Street Bash
Symphony Ballroom - DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia
Friday December 31st. Doors open at 9pm
Ticket Only $99 til 12/20/2010! Save $26!
Sexy, Sparkling, Spectacular - The Broad Street Bash: Philly's New Years Celebration! Hot crowd, music, dancing, premium open bar & more ! Party all night, & strut with the Mummers to start your year right! www.BroadStreetBash.com or 888-NYE-0060.
19) Center City Restaurant Week
Don't miss your chance to check out Philadelphia's tastiest and most elite restaurants during Center City Restaurant Week from January 16 through the 28th. Take advantage of dinner and lunch deals from 100 restaurants in Center City from Lamberti's Positano Coast to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Three course meals will be offered at $35 for dinner and $20 for lunch so make your reservations fast! See their website for full listing of participating restaurants.
We have two 3 month old kittens in need of a good home. Lisa found them outside about 2 weeks ago. They’re very friendly and will sit on your lap and purr the night away. We already have 2 cats and a kitten, so we’re maxed out. Please let us know if you are interested, otherwise we’ll have to send them to an animal rescue.