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Date: 6/28/2011
Title: 30 Items (6-17-11) sponsored by WEB EYE CARE

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Hoping for some better weekend weather - the last few have not been all that sunny down the shore.  

Last week included three Phillies games - Sunday and both on Wednesday (all wins) and my first time back at Mur.Mur on a Monday night in a while.  For those looking for a party Monday night, consider Mur.Mur - it was packed.

For those in center city and thinking about living or are currently living in Graduate Hospital, here is an article that is worth reading.

Other than that, no free open bars listed this week...sorry. - Mark 



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1)  Boats & Brews: Whitewater Rafting Day Trip to The Poconos

Ready for a fun day in the Poconos Whitewater Rafting? You better be, since that is what we have in store! Enjoy a day out in the fresh air and get your blood pumping a bit. Transportation, 5-Hour rafting trip, BBQ group dinner with beer included when you return to the center, and more beer for the bus ride home is all included. Water is looking real good this year due to all the snow - sign up now to reserve your spot! Last year, this trip sold out! Use CODE: 2011RAFT20 to get the $99 PRICE!

2)   Weekly Sunday Pool Party at The Chelsea Hotel (Atlantic City)

If you are looking for a great daytime pool party in Atlantic City, check out the weekly Delicious Sunday pool party at The C5 Cabana Club inside The Chelsea Hotel. The party starts at 1PM and goes til 9PM each week and features a stellar lineup of international DJs, beautiful people, good eats, tasty drinks and by far the most beautiful views in the city.

For Sunday June 19th - come check out headlining set by Stonebridge with opening sets by NYC based DJ Kenny Summit and Philly's own Michael Myers. Come be a part of the action as SiriusXM will be on site recording live!

Need transportation? There is a special Delicious Sunday bus available for all party goers that provides transportation from Philadelphia to Atlantic City and returning back to Philly by 9:30PM!

Please contact Jaye Hamel at AOE for additional details! jaye@trckd.com or 609.431.7023



A)  Travel + Leisure trashes Philadelphia again

B)  Sly Fox putting brewery in Pottstown

C) Philadelphians Don’t Have Very Much Sex. People in the Philadelphia area have intercourse an average of 99 times per year, compared with 120 times for most Americans, according to a survey conducted by Trojan. However, Philadelphians also report being satisfied 82 percent of the time, well above the national average of 76 percent. [Metro]

D) Philadelphia adopts master plan for growth

5)  RENTAL: 3 BED/2 BATH -- Italian Market

Want convenient living in the city? Beautiful, spacious 3 BR/2BA bi-level house, rehabbed top to bottom with central air. Open floor plan on sun-drenched main living level. Brand new kitchen features granite counter-tops, gas cooking, ample cabinet space and breakfast bar. 1st level also has hardwood floors, French doors to front balcony, full bath and one bedroom with access to large rear deck. 2nd floor has 2 additional bedrooms (walk-in closet in master), full bath with tub & separate shower, computer nook and full size washer & dryer. Whole house is wired for central stereo. Large, dry basement for storage. BBQ on the deck or enjoy the patio with private garden.

Buy fresh produce every day—you’re only steps from the Italian market, great restaurants & coffee shops! Within walking distance to Center City, South Philly, Bella Vista, Queens Village & South Street. Close to public transportation and easy access to shopping centers. Ample street parking, but nearby lots as well. Must see this place! Owner is PA state licensed Realtor. 

Available August 1st. Call Deanna 267-251-5463 or Steve 215-917-4150.

6) Rock FORE Charity featuring a performance by Darius Rucker

You are invited to join Tiger Woods on Wednesday, June 29, as he hosts Rock FORE Charity - an exclusive evening featuring a performance by GRAMMY-Award winning artist Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, and Little Smiles.  

Looking for a unique way to entertain clients?  Need a fresh incentive idea for your employees?  Want to be among those with the hottest ticket in town?  There is no better opportunity.    

Several Packages are available.  Click here for details.   Questions?  Contact phillylittlesmiles@verizon.net    

7) 2011 Young Friends Fundraiser for Operation Understanding. 

The event will be held at the African American Museum (701 Arch) on Thurs. July 14 from 6-9PM. The cost of the event is only $25 ($20 for students) and we already have great items to bid on that are usually sold at a bargain price (week at a Cape Cod Beach House that sleeps 8; lunch with David Cohen; Judith Ripka "Oprah" earrings; VIP Senate Insiders Tour of D.C., tickets for Philly sports teams.....).

For those of you who don't know about "OU", its mission to develop a group of young African-American and Jewish leaders knowledgeable about each other's histories and cultures to effectively lead the communities of Philadelphia to a greater understanding of diversity and acceptance.  This is accomplished through a 3-part leadership program that includes: 1) students build the bridges toward a more complex understanding of their own and each other’s cultures; 2) three-week intensive summer-study travel experience to historical and cultural sites meaningful to both groups (either Israel & West Africa or the southern U.S.); and 3) facilitate discussions, lead diversity workshops and speak to groups throughout the Philadelphia area.  For more information, please visit www.operationundestanding.org

The program is entirely subsidized, which allows us to select students without consideration for financial need. As an alum of the program, I can attest to the invaluable experience provided by OU to its students and the Philadelphia community. 

8) Spring into Summer Fitness: Youcie night at the Drexel Rec Center

Tuesday, June 21 

Drexel Recreation Center, 33rd and Market Streets
$10 per person - pay at the door. Includes refreshments and Rec Center access

Get ready to shape-up for summer by joining Youcie for a night of fitness and fun at Drexel University's new, state-of-the-art Recreation Center! Take your pick of activities offered to Youcie members and their guests for the evening, including group exercise classes, pick-up basketball and rock-climbing. You'll also learn how to stay fit and happy this summer with a wellness talk from Jess Norman, Drexel's Assistant Director for Health, Fitness and Wellness. For those who are new to the Rec Center, tours will be offered throughout the evening. Healthy snacks and beverages will also be provided. Click here to RSVP.

9) Kimmel Center presents Summer Solstice

Sat, Jun 18, 2011
Noon - 2:30am | Rain or Shine


Buy tickets

Kick off the summer in style at the Kimmel Center's annual Summer Solstice extravaganza! This year we're mixing things up. The celebration launches at noon with a giant drum circle, followed by an afternoon of kid-friendly activities, classical, jazz and dance performances. When the sun sets, the party heats up with indie bands, singer-songwriters, club dancing, and even a drag show—an audience favorite every year! Stay tuned for updates on artists and programming.

> View a printable schedule grid featuring links to artist websites!


Sunday June 19, 2011

11) PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Returns June 22

Wednesday Evening Music in the Garden Series
The sounds of summer in West Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, just got sweeter! Penn Museum presents its second annual PM @ Penn Museum summer music series with a diverse line-up of outdoor performances taking place every Wednesday, June 22 through August 24, from 5-8pm, in the Penn Museum's Warden Garden. Ten musical groups offer styles that range from Irish folk to reggae, funky jam band to Mid-East fusion, and Afro-influenced world beat to Eastern-European folk-punk. For the after-work set, PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights provides a change of scenery and a chance to listen to live music, explore the Warden Garden, sip drinks and enjoy light fare from the Pepper Mill Café's garden bar. In the event of rain, concerts move inside.

Museum galleries are open until 8:00 pm. General admission is just $5 (and includes Museum entry fee); free for PennCard holders and Museum members. For more information and the complete list of performances click here.

12) Philly Homegrown West Philadelphia Farm-to-Table Trolley Tour featuring MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room

Saturday, June 18 from 3-7pm
Join us for this very special farm-to-table trolley tour through West Philadelphia. Hosted by Paul Steinke of The Reading Terminal Market, the tour will make visits to Walnut Hill Community Farm, Milk & Honey, and Farm 51. There visitors will experience the eye-opening world of urban farming and beekeeping, taste fresh foods grown in the neighborhood, and hear directly from local farmers about what makes West Philadelphia so unique. The tour will end at the exceptional MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room with Chef Daniel Stern, who will serve a family-style dinner using local and regional ingredients. $45/person. RSVP at westphilafarmtotabletour.eventbrite.com


13)  9th Annual Celebration of the Drum

Honoring the tradition of drumming and African Diaspora culture, the annual family friendly celebration showcases drummers, dancers and performing artists from the tri-state area. This year’s event will also include a special tribute to Gil Scott-Heron, the ’70s soul/jazz musician and spoken-word performer who died last month. Scott-Heron’s music and poetry is considered to have heavily influenced contemporary hip-hop.

Sun., June 26, noon. Free. Hatfield House, 3201 W. Girard Ave. 215.455.5885

Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/Philadelphia-Summer-Guide-2011.html#ixzz1PMOquh1Q


14) Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

Offering temporary relief from the slew of lame summer blockbusters, the five-day festival showcases feature films, shorts, animation and music videos from both the local and international film community. The screenings will be held at several different venues around the city.
June 22-26. Various locations. 215.592.1242. philadelphiaindependentfilmfestival.blogspot.com

15) Manayunk Arts Festival

More than 250 artists from around the country will line Main Street showcasing a variety of one-of-a-kind creations that include jewelry, ceramics, photography and sculpture. Two public art installations created in partnership with the Mural Arts Program will also be unveiled.
June 25-26. 11am. Free. Main and Levering sts. 215.482.9565. manayunk.com



16) Francisville NDC - Job Posting - New Position

The Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Commercial Corridor Manager.  The qualified candidate for the position of Commercial Corridor Manager will be expected to work to establish the Francis Village Market Place in the 1600 Block of Ridge Avenue through the recruitment and cultivation of a diverse business/client base to help build a robust commercial presence in the New Market Place and along Ridge Avenue in Francisville. Salary structure is base + incentives.  Position starts October 1st, 2011. Details of the Market Place initiative can be found in the job requirements.

Please see attachment for the full list of job requirements or visit our website @ www.francisvillendc.org

Applications accepted until July 15, 2011. 


I am requesting support for the 24th Annual Irish Pub (my first) "Tour de Shore" 65 mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City on Sunday July 31st.

I must raise $150.00 to ride, any support is greatly appreciated!  All proceeds will benefit local children's charities.

How to donate: Visit the following link and you will be taken to my Homepage:  http://irishpub.donordrive.com/participant/JoeGordon

Thank you for your time and support!  Joe Gordon

The Irish Pub Children's Foundation, Inc. is a Delaware Valley based charity dedicated to helping needy children throughout the region. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the IPCF has worked with a number of local charities benefiting countless number of children. With a history spanning over two decades, the IPCF continues its mission to improve the lives of children of the Delaware Valley.

18)  Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2011

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 17 - 19
Tickets from $25

This weekend join tens of thousands of fans for Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2011. Philadelphia Comic Con brings it all: Your favorite celebrities (including Bruce Campbell, Adam Baldwin and Vivica A. Fox), over 275 artists, writers and creators from all over the world, Q&A's with the Stars and more. Kids 10 and under get in free every day. 


East Coast Derby Extravaganza  

Friday, June 24 | 5PM
Tickets from $15

The toughest girls on the East Coast duke it out on roller skates to crown the top women's roller derby team at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza. Come cheer on our hometown Philly Roller Girls as dozens of teams battle in the roller rink.
Buy tickets.


Quizzo @ Urban on Wednesday nights from 9P-11P. Our drinks specials are always $11 pitchers of Miller Lite and $1.50 Miller Lite draft or bottles.

Urban Saloon is located at 2120 Fairmount Ave (across from the Eastern State Peneteniary)


Get ready for the next big step in the Philly Live Music experience with the Walnut Room Unplugged. Join them every Monday night from 10PM to 2AM to chill, drink, groove and dance to some of Philadelphia’s freshest sounds. Every week they will highlight the diverse musical styles and voices of the Philadelphia music scene. Discounted thirst quenchers:

$20 wine bottles, $20 maragrita pitchers, $4 Red Stripes, $3 Miller High Lifes and Yuengling Lagers

1709 Walnut Street

22)  SOCIAL45

Attn: Center City Singles  :: "Hands Up if You're Single"

Party at the American Pub, 1500 Market Street Concourse Level

Come out to the "Hands Up if You're Single" Party at the American Pub and mingle with City and Area Singles! This is sure to be a good time!

Thursday, June 23rd, 5:00 – 8:30 pm

DJ playing your favorite tunes


Convenient location - close to Regional Rail, Market Street Line, Broad Street Line, Patco High Speed Line, Buses Parking in the building Discounted drink prices Light buffet Tons of fun The best pub owners in the City

23) Volunteer at the West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

The West Philadelphia Alliance For Children is looking for volunteers for the 2011-12 school year. WePAC aims to promote childhood literacy through their Open Books, Open Minds program by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries, academic mentoring and after-school enrichment. Only 20% of Philadelphia's elementary schools have full-time, staff librarians. Open Books, Open Minds currently provides programming to more then 3,000 elementary students. This year, WePAC is looking to add additional schools and to staff existing libraries for increased hours. Opportunities are available both during school hours and at after-school activities.

Visit wepac.org for more information about becoming a volunteer.

24)  Cocktails in the Courtyard

I hope you will consider coming out for some G & T’s and music at Cocktails in the Courtyard at the Philadelphia History Museum!  Come enjoy the newly-renovated Museum and some time in the sun on Thursday, June 23rd from 6:00 to 8:30.  Tickets are only $30—you can purchase at www.philadelphiahistory.org/cocktails.   

25) Tackle Bullying with Offensive Lineman Todd Herremans

June 23rd


June 23, 8:00PM - Opening Night

This venerable group will be celebrating 100 years since their first appearance in Philadelphia. One of the largest choirs in the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed for U.S. presidents, sold millions of records and has an interesting historical connection to Philadelphia. Read more...

27)  Network After Work

Join us on Thursday June 23rd from 6-9pm at 32° Lounge (16 S. 2nd St.) in Old City. Our last event was attended by 170 professionals; we are expecting our upcoming event to be even larger as 32° Lounge will provide a great space.

To RSVP please visit:

If you enjoy our events, make sure to invite a colleague by using the Refer a Collegue link in the right column. 


The Network After Work Team

 Network After Work at 32° Lounge 

Join Network After Work on Thursday June 23rd at 32° Lounge (16 S. 2nd St.) in Old City from 6-9pm. This event will draw a diverse mix of professionals from all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional connections while creating new business opportunities. We are expecting this to be our largest event to date and 32° Lounge will provide our most spacious venue since launching in Philadelphia. Events also allow guests an opportunity to get their name and brand in front of some of Philadelphia's top professionals. Color-Coded name tags will be provided to help guests navigate through the crowd. During the first hour complimentary cocktails will be offered.

To RSVP visit:    

Admission Includes:                                                                   

  1. Name Tags Color-Coded by Industry
  2. Complimentary Cocktails from 6-7pm
  3. Complimentary light appetizers from 6-7pm

Admission: $10 with pre-pay / $15 with RSVP at the door / $20 without RSVP

Click here
 for a map to 32° Lounge

28)  Invitation to Taste of Manayunk VIP Celebration

29) BBQ at the Ballpark

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tailgate @ 3pm / Game @ 7:05pm


Baseball. BBQ. Beer.
Does it get any better than this?

Join Rolling Barrel for our 4th Annual BBQ at the Ballpark... our biggest and best yet!

Featuring our very own big four breweries: Philadelphia Brewing Co., Victory, Weyerbacher and Yards, plus Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse provides an amazing all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet!

$90.00 each - Individual Ticket
$85.00 each - Group Rate (4+ Tickets)

$60.00 each - Tailgate Only Pass


Event ticket includes full access to buffet, complimentary beer from all four breweries, non-alcoholic beverages from New Leaf, special Brewmaster Tasting Sessions, live music, tailgating games, a keepsake mug, and a ticket to the game - Phils v. Oakland (Sec. 306).

30) Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon
A multi-sport expo to be held on Smith Field adjacent to the Please Touch Museum is among the highlights of the Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon, one of the nation’s best, June 24-26. Visit www. phillytri.com.



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