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Date: 5/18/2012
Title: 25 Items (5-18-12) sponsored by Mountain Jam 2012

I have two extra upper level tickets to the Phillies against the Red Sox for Sunday for sale.  If interested, please email me.

Read this article about Native American mascots.  My high school was the Redskins which I believe has changed names - the town (Parsippany) was named after the local Indians.  Curious what people think is the right thing to do.  Is it an honor or a lack of respect?

Rittenhouse Row festival is tomorrow (SAT) and the Italian Market Festival is this weekend too for those that want to hang in town and out doors.

We are sending three full buses to the Preakness tomorrow but I can not go due to a wedding.

Next week I will have some photos for you on my newest house coming to market in west Philly (46th and Locust).  If anyone knows anyone looking to buy (or rent) a very nice, large home in the area, please let me know. - Mark


Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mountain Jam is a four-day, multi-stage event, featuring approximately 50 bands on 4 stages in one of the Northeast’s most pristine natural amphitheaters. Attendance is limited to 15,000 people (camping is limited to under 5000 people) in order to foster an intimate, fan-friendly environment. Rolling Stone Magazine, along with many other noteworthy national publications, consistently rates Mountain Jam as one to the top music festivals in the country.



Shopping & Cocktails in Queen’s Village:

Philly’s Historic Fabric Row is blossoming and now also features some of the city’s best boutiques.  The Award Winning Bus Stop Boutique has moved a few stores down the street into a bigger location.  And, Urban Princess Boutique quickly filled the space with a luxurious line of handmade, organic, vegan soaps, lotions, and scrubs.  Even a fantasic soap for your favorite pets to help neutralize the dander and it’s effects.  Urban Boutique boasts the works of some of the city’s most talented jewelry and accessory designers.  They also feature fun, flirty lines of clothing, denim and summer dresses that won’t break the bank. If you are looking to dress up your house, as much as yourself, Urban Princess features monthly artists and photographers with artwork of all shapes and sizes!  So, for one of a kind gifts for every budget, Urban Princess is a MUST VISIT LOCATION!! Stop in for their nightly happy hour featuring a drink and discount of the day!  When your done shopping, there are hundereds of other stores, bars, galleries, restaurants, etc. within walking distance!!  And…the parking is free on many streets!!  AN EXTRA BONUS FOR MY READERS….MENTION MY NEWSLETTER AND GET A 10% DISCOUNT ON YOUR PURCHASES!!

Event: City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Wall Ball Honors the Roots

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Vie,   600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Price: $200.00

Website: www.muralarts.org/shop

Phone number: 215.685.0754

Presented by lead sponsor Citizens Bank, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Advocates host the 2012 Wall Ball! An evening full of cocktails, dinner stations, silent and live auctions, art making, live entertainment and performances by DJ Statik of the Illvibe Collective, and more, the Wall Ball will provide critical support for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s efforts to continue its work beautifying Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and serving its constituents. Philadelphia favorites, VIPs and celebrities will be in attendance, including: Wall Ball Honorees and Grammy® Award Winning Hip Hop Band, The Roots.General tickets to the Wall Ball are $200. Patron tickets are $300. Benefactor tickets are $500. From 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., the Young Patrons Party will be held featuring cocktails, lite bites, a live breakdance performance, and music by DJ Brendan Bring’em. Tickets to the Young Patrons Party are $40.

3)    RED BILL FLUTAG 2012

Deadline June 15th

9/15 - showtime



May 26th - Philadelphia, PA

6) Dead Sea Scrolls
Through October 14

The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215.448.1200, 


A) Philly Food Trucks Highlighted in NY Times

B) FDA delays rules meant to ease sunscreen confusion

C) Pot might ease MS symptoms

D) N.J. to consider marijuana decriminalization bill


Sunday, MAy 20th

PPL Park in Chester

10) $5 Old City Weekend parking, Free Parking WED Nights

11)  Children’s Crisis Treatment Center hosts 13th Annual Roundup
2nd Title: Western-Themed Event to Raise  Funds for Philadelphia’s Children in Crisis
Date: Friday, June 1st, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Pêche Sherman Mills,  3502 Scotts Lane D15     Philadelphia, PA 19129
Websites: www.phillyroundup.org
Email: johanna.torres@cctckids.org
Giddy-up to Pêche Sherman Mills on Friday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m for the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center’s (CcTC) 13th Annual Roundup! The Roundup is a “must-attend” event filled with dancing, mechanical bull riding, and silent auctions. The Western-themed event will raise finds for CcTC’s efforts to assist children and their families in Philadelphia coping with the impact of behavioral health issues, traumatic events and other challenges that have an effect on childhood development. Tickets are $300.
Price: $300 per person for General Admission (“Partner”)
           $125 per person (for Friends of CcTC)
           $500 per person (VIP or “Deputy”)

12) The Cape May Music Festival

May 28th - June 14th

13) Network After Work at The James Oliver Gallery

Join Network After Work on Thursday June 7th at the James Oliver Art Gallery (723 Chestnut St.) from 6-9pm. The James Oliver Gallery with its ever changing gallery of unique local artists will provide an excellent atmosphere for networking.  Each event attracts professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Events take place monthly which allows guests a chance to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry which allows for easy navigation. Network After Work events allow guests a chance to get their name and brand in front of some of Philadelphia's top business professionals while visiting the city's best after work destinations.  

To RSVP please visit:  http://philadelphia.networkafterwork.com

Admission Includes:                                                     

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


14) Happy Hour Club at Revolution House
Join PW's Happy Hour Club at Revolution House on Thursday, May 24th. 6-8pm 200 Market St Located on the second floor with deck. Harpoon Keep the Pint Night $12, unlimited refills. RSVP for samples and drink specials!...


Saturday, May 19

Philadelphia On Parade
Before this city turns into a sweltering summer sewer, the Mann Center wants to help you make the most of these pleasant springtime temps. This Saturday, grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic, rally up all your favorite companions and head to Fairmount Park for an extravagant afternoon of festivities. There will be five stages of live entertainment from more than 800 performers including the Keystone Chinese Lion Dancers, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble and Swift Technique. There will also be dance workshops, arts and crafts stations, face painting and a craft marketplace. At the Independence Blue Cross Health Pavilion, you’ll find instructors sharing life-saving techniques and healthy eating tips as well as yoga, Zumba and line-dancing demos. -N.F.

11am. Free. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900. manncenter.org

16) Italian Market Festival
Besides being the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the U.S., the Italian Market is home to more than 100 merchants; it’s one of the very few places in the city where you can get a bushel of bananas, a vinyl record and a slice of pizza all on the same block—and for less than $5. Celebrating the unique charm and diversity Ninth Street has to offer, this annual event guarantees to stimulate all of your senses simultaneously. In addition to the array of vendors lining the street and serving up every Italian delicacy possible, there will be a craft market featuring the handmade creations of local artists and three stages providing a mix of live music around the clock—from popular party hits to classic rock. -N.F.

10am. Free. Saturday Through Sun., May 20. South Philly, Ninth St. between Fitzwater and Federal sts. italianmarketphilly.org

17)  YIP Happy Hour @ The Arts Garage

WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:30-8:30pm

WHERE: The Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Avenue

It has already been a busy year and Young Involved Philadelphia wants to kick back with you for some laughs and libations in Francisville (not far from the Fairmount neighborhood). This happy hour will take place at The Arts Garage which is an incredibly unique space and great venue for any party. Also come learn more about how you can get engaged in our third annual State of Young Philly series.  Drink Specials include $3 draft beers, $4 house wine & $5 well drinks. 

RSVP on Facebook

18) YPN-Success in the City

Monday, May 21, 2012
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Program

University of the Arts
Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad St.
Hamilton Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Over the next four years, the Greater Philadelphia region anticipates $76 million in revenue from multicultural events, conferences and meetings. Join YPN and a panel of diversity experts to explore the economic impact that diversity initiatives are having on day to day business across the region.

19)Cocktails with the City's Chefs: Meet Chef David Boyle

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  5:00 PM 

Davio's Italian Steak House in Philadelphia, PA

Center City Proprietors Association

Join us for an intimate networking experience with Philadelphia's culinary innovators. Hear personal stories from Chefs, network with CCPA members and friends, and leave inspired to delve into business and new cuisine!

Includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres featuring Davio's sign... [more »]


20) Q102 Springle Ball

Tuesday, May 22:   Camden, NJ



22)  Pennsylvania Innocence Project Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Pennsylvania Innocence Project's 3rd Anniversary Celebration Highlights Justice and Science

Science has become an indispensable ally in the fight for justice. DNA test results have lifted up the gates to freedom for hundreds of the imprisoned innocent. Because of the undisputed accuracy of DNA testing, we now know that wrongful convictions are a recurring phenomenon with systemic and correctible causes. At the same time, some forensic tests relied upon by the prosecution in wrongful conviction cases have proven to be "junk" science.

Join us for our 3rd anniversary party on Wednesday, May 23rd, at the Power Plant in Old City, as we celebrate the serious role that science plays in forwarding our mission, while allowing you to experience some "scientific" methods that may, or may not, be admissible in court.

For sponsorship opportunities from the Friends of PIP to the Pillar of Justice level, please contact event producers Taluva at info@taluvapr.com or 267-886-8888. To obtain individual tickets at a minimum contribution of $125 per ticket (lower for public interest lawyers and students), please use the Click To Register tab below.

Pennsylvania Innocence Project 3rd Anniversary Celebration
May 23rd, 2012
Power Plant 230 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Click to Register


Northern Liberties 5/24

24) Young Professional Networking Event at The Arden

Friday 5/25


WHEN:             Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday May 26th 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 27th    1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Race Street Pier,  Columbus Boulevard at Race Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19106

WHAT:  In addition, the new programming schedule on the Race Street Pier will feature public art and craft shows, yoga, unplugged musicians, strolling performers and a monthly series of screenings of 16 mm classic and art house films. 

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas will present “Strong Roots: A Latin Arts Explosion” featuring live musical performances by Johnny Cruz’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, Zumba exercise sessions, cultural crafts, spoken word performances, and children’s activities.

During programs and events, visitors will be able to find food concessions and a variety of food trucks parked on select weekends just outside the Pier.

FOR INFO:       Visitors and fans of Race Street Pier, can visit www.racestreetpier.com for up-to-date event calendars and information. Stay in touch facebook, Twitter and Google+ for up-to-the-minute event information all summer long! facebook.com/RaceStreetPier 













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