Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday. Not much to say.....except that I learned recently that NJ is the 7th largest wine creator state in the country. Also, has anyone noticed that Jason Werth is batting .223, 10HR, 27 RBIs - interesting, right?
I almost forgot my first country music experience....went to the Kenny Chesney tailgate a few Saturdays back. Big tailgate scene - people even brought their own sand and pools. Reminded me some of a Jimmy Buffet scene - just larger and without all the shark stuff. - Mark
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1) OPEN BAR (tonight)
Manayunk Social Club Presents RECESS SUMMER SKOOL: 4TH OF JULY EDITION
Thursday, June 30
SELECT OPEN BAR, 10pm - Midnight
Soundtrack by DJ Ronnie D
Recess Lounge is located at 125 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA For more information or to let us know you'll be there, visit www.facebook.com/recessloungephilly
2) PHILLIES FACT :: Phillies Pitchers Smashing Record. When it comes to the all-time record for strikeout-to-walk ratio, our guys are shaming the runners-up. All around, in fact, they are posting some history-making stats. Who better to crunch the numbers than the people at the Journal? [WSJ] http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303936704576395803287618700.html?KEYWORDS=Philadelphia
3) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at The All New Exclusive Chenango, Arrow Swim Club
The Alll New Chenango at The Arrow Swim Club is a unique oasis eatery in Northern Liberties. Chenango is open to the public with free parking and features inspired California cuisine in an relaxed, modern, southwest motif. The Backyard is Open and airy, your summer sanctuary for outdoor dining and socializing featuring a private garden with fire-pit, picnic tables, lounge furniture, mood-lighting and music.The Alll New Chenango at The Arrow Swim Club is a unique oasis eatery in Northern Liberties. Chenango is open to the public with free parking and features inspired California cuisine in an relaxed, modern, southwest motif. The Backyard is Open and airy, your summer sanctuary for outdoor dining and socializing featuring a private garden with fire-pit, picnic tables, lounge furniture, mood-lighting and music.
You are invited to the following event:
The Ultimate Networking Event Live - Chenango at Arrow Swim Club
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM (ET)
Chenango at Arrow Swim Club, 1031 Germantown Ave, Northern Liberties
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4) JOB :: Philadelphia Media Network
PMN is adding two new roles to the digital group in order to bring new and enhanced digital products to the Philadelphia market in two key areas:
Digital Product Manager, E-Commerce/Shopping – This individual will oversee PMN’s E-Commerce & shopping efforts including the legacy classified products.
Digital Product Manager, Verticals – This individual will oversee PMN’s traditional verticals including real estate, automotive and jobs.
Both managers will be responsible for business development, product development, brand management, and sales development in their sector. The Product Managers will develop and enhance digital products in order to attract a robust consumer audience and build an environment rich in advertising opportunities.
The Digital Product Managers will assume the following responsibilities:
- Set and implement the digital product strategy while building and maintaining the P&Ls for all products;
- Work with the Director, Digital Business Development to build the P&L and budgets; work closely with the Director, Digital Advertising and Product Operation to ensure a cohesive product offering that uses appropriate advertising capabilities;
- Work with the digital team to enhance sites, features and advertising inventories that optimize the companies’ web properties’ appeal and value to advertisers while delivering a useful user experience that is consistent with the brands;
- Work with the Editor of philly.com and the Director, Digital Audience Development to integrate content and maximize audience;
- Develop relationships with advertising sales to ensure that all digital products are adequately monetized;
- Participate in strategic planning for new online products and traffic-driving initiatives
For more information please contact: Mary Olson-Menzel, Partner, Ascend Executive Search, firstname.lastname@example.org, office: 914-630-2358 cell: 312-203-4164
5) POPPED MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sept 23 & 24th - FDR Park
A) Lansdale house for rent; 4 bedroom, 2 full bath lots of outdoor space with detached garage and work shop area. $1600 month plus utilities. Contact email@example.com
B) BRAND NEW 1 BR CONDO FOR RENT AT THE MARINE CLUB/CENTER CITY-Includes 2 gym memberships (July 1 or August 1)
I am renting out my beautiful one bedroom condo at the Marine Club, located at Broad and Washington (1100 S Broad Street). The condo is available for July 1 or August 1. The condo is only one year old. The condo has cherry hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has tan granite counter tops and cherry wood cabinets, an oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, all stainless steel and top of the line. The bathroom has a stand-up shower/whirlpool tub with jets combo. The shower walls are tan marble and the bathroom floor is brown marble. The toilet and sink are Kohler. The condo has a stackable washer/dryer in the closet. The condo has one closet for clothes, but plenty of space for an extra wardrobe. The bedroom has two huge windows that face the courtyard. The bedroom has tons of light. I installed cherry blinds that will stay with the condo. The bedroom is large enough to support a queen bed, three dressers and a futon. The living room has enough room for two sofas, a coffee table, desk and one large TV. The condo is 500sq feet. The condo comes with 24/7 Concierge (super safe building, no access without electronic key), 2 gym memberships (gym in bldg is 110over70.com, brand new flat screens on machines, sauna, spin room, yoga room, amazing gym), lounge, coffee shop/cafe in the building, bike storage in the garage, tons of elevators, courtyard access (which includes a brand new DOG PARK, exercise area, benches, tables for eating, bbq, two fish ponds and a fountain). The condo also has a locked mail slot with a key. The building has ramps and steps. There is plenty of street parking and you don't need a permit. Garage parking is available for $120 extra. The condo is 1/2 a block to the subway. The bus lines are right out front. I will allow one person or a couple to share the bedroom. I will allow a small dog or cat. (The whole building is pet friendly.) If you rent from the building, you would have to pay first month's, last month's, security deposit and an application fee. This is a very fair price for a one bedroom. If you rent from me, I require ONLY ONE MONTH SECURITY DEPOSIT. The condo is ready on July 1 or August 1, need 1 yr. lease or longer. Tenant pays for electric only. The bill is about $50-$60 a month for PECO for everything. Call 215-350-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org to come see the place. SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY
7) Liberty Lands Summer Movie Series
They're back - 10 movies in 10 weeks, free on a big screen at Liberty Lands! First up: Labyrinth, Tuesday June 21; and The Philadelphia Story, Tuesday June 28.
Movies begin at dusk, currently about 9PM. Get the full schedule and info at the Liberty Lands page of the NLNA web site.
A) A.C. casinos' first gay nightclub
B) Philadelphia not near top of latest best places for young adults survey
C) PPA Workers Need Grammar Tutor
D) Center City gets younger
E) Happy hours to expand in bill sent to Corbett
F) The $25 Billion Art Move
G) Philadelphia region population to hit 6 million next month
H) Bridge tolls, PATCO fares rise this week
9) DISCOUNTED MAGAZINES
And: MAGAZINE DISCOUNT: July 4th Sale! All Subscriptions as low as $8!
UNCLE SAM JAM at Mad River Manayunk
Sunday, July 3rd
12) 30th ANNUAL HISPANIC FIESTA BRINGS A WEEKEND OF HISPANIC HERITAGE TO PENN’S LANDING
The 30th Annual Hispanic Fiesta, hosted by the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc. (Concilio), will include a variety of folkloric music, dancing, entertainment, art, crafts and cuisine. As part of the PECO Multicultural Series, the history and heritage of Hispanic culture will be celebrated on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
As in prior years, the Hispanic Fiesta will feature the various rhythms of Latin Americaincluding Salsa, Merengue and Bachata. In addition, the Fiesta will showcase artisan crafts and authentic foods from several Latin American and Caribbean countries such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
On Saturday July 9, everyone will be dancing to the music of headliner Henry Santos from the popular Bachata band, Aventura. Also on Saturday, the main stage will vibrate with the music of Zol y Luna. Formed in 2009, Zol y Luna's music repertoire is a mix of several musical genres including Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggae, Pop and R&B. www.delawareriverevents.com.
13) Chinatown Block Party - July 2nd
The mystery of Asia has always been enticing—filling our imaginations with fire-breathing mythical dragons, ass-kicking kung fu masters and traditions as ancient as the majestic scenery. Yet we can sometimes forget that the intrigue of the Orient is right in our own backyard. Celebrate the ethnic eclecticism that sculpts America’s cultural landscape by heading to Philly’s little Eastern jewel: Chinatown. The Block Party is a celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant Asian community and offers up delicious dim sum and other food from Chinatown restaurants, including a traditional nine-course Chinese banquet. The main stage will feature a slew of performances, including opera, Chinese folk dancing, traditional Chinese music, a puppet show and the amazing “Changing Faces” traditional dance in which the dancer seems to magically change faces with the swipe of a silk robe. On the street level, enjoy the colorful lion dance, play some ping-pong and badminton or be a spectator at a Mahjong tournament. -Jessica Herring
Noon-4pm. Chinatown, 10th and Race sts. 215.922.2156. chinatown-pcdc.org
Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-June-29-July5-124666454.html?page=2&comments=1&showAll=#ixzz1Qg8UQBr1
14) Ice Cream Festival
Sunday, July 3
Five hours of eating all the ice cream you want AND it’s for a good cause? Yep. Just $7 get you as many scoops of Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Good Humor and Turkey Hill as you can handle. Penn’s Landing plays host to the 13th annual Let’s Lick Leukemia ice cream fest to benefit the Joshua Kahan fund to fight pediatric leukemia and the oncology unit of CHOP. Past years have raised more than $900,000. Stop by more than once during the three-day event and help reach the fund’s goal of hitting the million-dollar mark this year. Walking home to burn off calories highly recommended. -Brenda Hillegas
Noon. $7. Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. at Walnut St. 856.310.5674. jkf.org
15) Seaport Fireworks Spectacular
Independence Seaport Museum - 211 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/7924/
Celebrate America’s birthday at Independence Seaport Museum’s Fireworks Spectacular, Saturday July 2nd from 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm. Join us for an evening of food, fun and libations, followed by the best view of the the fireworks over the Delaware river from our 2nd floor balcony. Kids room features a face painter, balloon artist and special activities. Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website or by calling 215-413-8655. No tickets will be available at the door.
16) Philadelphia Sound Konnosseurs
Before the Roots celebrate Independence Day on the Parkway, ?uestlove will be hosting an underground, all-star evening of hip-hop featuring DJ Spinna, J Rocc and Philly’s own Diplo. DJ Jazzy Jeff will join ?uest for a special performance. That same night, the Roots will be presenting local group Work Drugs over at Johnny Brenda’s.
Sun., July 3, 9pm. $29. Club Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St. 215.735.5772. voyeurnightclub.com
17) RANDOM SUMMER THINGS
18) UNIVERISTY OF DELAWARE EVENT
Philadelphia Alumni Club Outdoor Movie Night
Thursday, July 7, 8-11 p.m.
Schuykill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge
Bring your friends, family, blanket, chairs, food and drink for a great time watching a movie under the stars. The movie being shown is Spider-man and a spot for our group will be reserved, so look for our Blue Hen flag!
Schuylkill Banks is the 8-mile stretch of riverbank along the Schuylkill River that runs through the heart of Philadelphia, south of the Fairmount Dam. The landscaped trail and greenway is located on the east (Center City) side of the river between Locust Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard (below the Fairmount Water Works).
Register now for this event
19) University City Dining Days Sizzles for Two Weeks this Summer!
Twenty-nine of University City’s most popular dining destinations – including newcomers Biba Wine Bar, Baby Blues BBQ, and JG Domestic - are now preparing for University City Dining Days which will take place Thursday, July 14 to Thursday, July 28. Participating restaurants will offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $30. www.ucdiningdays.com
20) Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan, Through July 31, 2011
Penn Museum presents the U.S. premiere of Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan. During decades of conflict that continues today, Afghan people have borne witness to war by weaving unprecedented images into their rugs. Flowers have turned into land mines, birds into fighter planes. Like TV news, these rugs are often seen as a medium to “report” current events.
21) OTHER RANDOM THINGS TO DO
Friday, July 1:
There's nothing not to love about a free night-time screening of Hairspray in Love Park.
Saturday, July 2:
Take a 90-minute trolley tour through Valley Forge, including a stop at George Washington's headquarters.
Sunday, July 3:
Long Story Short is directed by Jerry Seinfeld and tells the history of the world in 75 minutes.
Monday, July 4:
Visit the Welcome America! website for a complete listing, but don’t miss the free concert and fireworks!
Tuesday, July 5:
The musical adaptation of Robin Hood steals the stage at Media Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Wednesday, July 6:
Catch classic Monty Python sketches accompanied by food, games and prizes at the County Theater.
Thursday, July 7:
Don't miss rapper Kid Cudi on his Philly stop at the Mann Center.