Just back at my desk after a free Friday afternoon concert. The XPN free at noon concerts is always worthwhile and one of the benefits of Philly. Also learned today about a 13th radio convention that happened this week in town. Some great shows. Next year, I might try to buy a pass. Convention info here.
Another unnecessary murder in Philly this past week. Did you know Ja Rule just got out of prison for having a gun in NYC? And did you know Philly has more gun crime than NYC? How come we can not get control of the situation? My thoughts....after I somehow joined the NRA this week (only cost $25). BTW, seems that our homicides are down this year.
Did anyone see Flyers goalie comments this week? You can read the entire article here, but this quote stood out to me: “There are enough of them. This is not a small part of the city,” Bryzgalov said. “Too many do not work, live on welfare and get food stamps for. They just do not want to work. Their principle is: “Why should I work when I can live, let them raise taxes on the rich, which are injected. I’ll sit on the dole, the year I will get it here, then move to another state – start getting there. Why do I Brokeback ? There will come a new candidate who has promised us all. us such a lot of on the dole, we vote for him, and raise taxes on the rich. ” It’s not even my opinion, and many Americans, with whom I spoke on this topic. “
Anyone heading to see Phish in Holmdel, NJ on July 10th? I know a bunch of people going from Philly. Was thinking about getting a bus to/from the show. Anyone interested?
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival is Saturday....maybe see you there? Or the Italian Market Festival on Sunday?
And lastly, always happy to help you or your friends with buying/selling homes in the Philly area. And happy to provide you with any informaiton on homes in your neighborhood. - Mark
1) WMMR BBQ
Saturday in Camden: Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Buck Cherry, others.
SUNDAY is the Killers in Camden
2) VIDEO OF THE WEEK :: Old schoold 76ers song
This year, Dhyana Yoga is bringing its flow to Race Street Pier on the Delaware Waterfront. The free, all-levels classes kick off at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday in June—that’d be June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, if you don’t have a calendar handy.
The yoga sessions are part of a full lineup of Waterfront events this summer, including outdoor film screenings, free jazz concerts, and FringeArts performances and concerts. The full schedule is here
B) Philly concert venues get named 'Best in America'
C) Philly Ranked 46th on Forbes List of Best City for Jobs
D) Philly Named Fourth-Best Bicycling City in America
E) Got A Parking Ticket? Get Free Noodles!
F) Train-to-Car-to-Beach Link Inaugurated For Atlantic City Daytrippers
G) Philly Cycling Classic sets teams, awards (June 2nd)
H) Phillies' ballpark gets high marks for craft beer
I) USPS says Philly dogs are snippy (Philly #5)
5) Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
Along with the blooming rhododendrons of spring comes the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Walnut Street’s annual fete with food, fashion, music and art, plus a slew of activities for kids.MORE >>
The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Field House
Real world networking is essential for you to build and create relationships. Having the skills to network effectively in today’s challenging business climate, is critical and could make the difference between thriving or losing to your competitors.At The Ultimate Networking Event you’ll meet CEO’s, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of leading companies. You will learn and have opportunities to grow your business from some of the area’s top business networking professional’s.Why Should You Come to Ultimate Networking?We are all only one contact away from our greatest success in life. The funny thing is, we don&rsquot know who that is or where and when we will meet them. That being said, you want to be sure where and when to spend your time wisely in order to maximize your potential to meet that contact. When creating the event, the name had to tell it all and also become the result of the event. What better than The Ultimate Networking Event to meet the Ultimate Pr...
7) Italian Market Festival
The nation’s oldest outdoor market and the already-bustling heart of South Philadelphia welcomes the city for the Italian Market Festival, a foodie’s dream with flavors from its myriad restaurants and shops, along with the Annual Procession of Saints and plenty of activities for kids. MORE >>
8) Brewerytown Spring Festival
Away from the hustle and bustle, celebrate at the Brewerytown Spring Festival held between 27th and Girard to 28th and Girard on Saturday, May 18. From noon to 5 p.m., visit the festival for live music, family-friendly activities, art vendors and 15 to 20 tasty food trucks. MORE >>
9) Devon Horse Show
May 23-June 2
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a multi-day horse-centric event. The Devon Horse show is the largest and oldest multi-breed outdoor horse festival in the country and runs from May 23 to June 2. The Country Fair section of the event incorporates food vendors, super candy offerings, shops, an art gallery and more. A number of events in addition to horse shows occur over the multiday festival. The full schedule of events is available here. MORE >>
10) Philly history of the week :: Academy of Natural Sciences
11) PHILLY Homestead exemption application deadline extended
Philadelphia City Council recently extended the deadline to Sept. 13 for homeowners to apply for the tax exemption of up to $30,000 of the property value of their primary residence. Only about two-thirds of those eligible have applied. Anna Wallace Adams, Chief of Staff to the Finance Director, told a council committee that the Office of Property Assessment is stepping up its outreach efforts by including a brochure in the water bills. The Homestead program would exempt up to $30,000 of property value from the tax, though Council and the mayor have yet to settle on a precise exemption. Nearly 340,000 owners that live in their property are eligible. More information can be found at www.phila.gov/opa.
Source: CBS Philadelphia; 5/2/2013
12) Camden's Third Thursday Art Crawl
Thursday, May 23
5 - 9 p.m.
Coopers Grant Neighborhood, Camden, N.J.
Come across the river and stroll Camden's Cooper Grant neighborhood during its monthly Third Thursday Art Crawl. Visit art galleries and studios for tours, and get a first-hand look at the city's growing creative arts community.
While you're over there, stop by Flying Kite's On the Ground space at 433 Market Street. In ourTransformation art show, we'll feature the work of artists living and working in Camden. The exhibition is a work in progress and our call for artists has been extended -- share it with your friends. Be sure to come by for the show's grand opening party on June 20.
The locations for Camden's Third Thursday celebration include: Gallery Eleven One, William Butler's studio and gallery space located in a fully restored 1906 firehouse; Stedman Gallery, Rutgers' art exhibition space celebrating the graduate thesis work of the school's fine arts majors; and Cooper River Distillers, a startup rum and whiskey distillery. For the full list, click here.
14) PHAIR Art Market
Saturdays through November 23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
23rd & Arch Streets
PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market, opens this Saturday, May 18. This exciting new venture brings a European-style outdoor market to a space adjacent to Schuylkill Banks. The market will run every Saturday, rain or shine.
PHAIR is designed specifically for the art and vintage loving crowds. Up to 100 vendors will sell art, clothing, vintage finds, salvaged items, antiques, jewelry, photography, crafts, handmade goods, food and more. Rotating vendors mean there's always something new at PHAIR. Like their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information. If you're a vendor who would like to sell at PHAIR, click here.
15) Spring Forward: Contemporary Fiber Art in Historic Houses
May 18 - June 9; opening reception, 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18
Mount Pleasant, 3800 Mt. Pleasant Drive; Lemon Hill, Sedgely and Lemon Hill Drives
The Fairmont Park Conservancy, the City's Department of Parks and Recreation and Love Your Park have teamed up to present Spring Forward: Contemporary Fiber Art in Historic Houses. The fiber art installations span two locations -- Mount Pleasant and Lemon Hill -- both historic houses open to the public in East Fairmont Park. The fiber art, yarn bombing and soft sculpture installations by Philadelphia artists Rachel Blythe Udell and Melissa Maddonni Haims combine yesteryear craftsmanship with contemporary art, drawing attention to the fine spaces and architectural details of the homes.
The project is the result of a design challenge that asked artists to create contemporary art without endangering the integrity the historic mansions -- no nails, screws, tacks or staples. The public opening is a chance to meet the artists and learn more about their vision for the show. Click here for more information about the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park. The installations run through June 9.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:00 am
2nd Street, between Pine and Lombard, Philadelphia, PA, 19147, United States
Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 40 vendors, Headhouse is one of The Food . . . Read More
17) “Pay What You Wish Wednesdays”
Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, Pa. www.philamuseum.org
5 p.m., pay what you want
Check out all of the amazing artwork inside Philadelphia’s famed Museum of Art…for whateverprice you choose! Every Wednesday night starting at 5 p.m., the doors of the museum open to the public for whatever price you’re willing and able to pay. Bonus: “Pay What You Wish Wednesdays” also include live music in the Great Stair Hall.
18) Young Professional Networking event at the Arden next Friday!
19) Wednesday Night Whinos: The Gables at Chadds Ford May 22nd
AroundMainLine.com's official ladies social club gathers at The Gables for an exciting evening not to be missed. Click here to read the full article and to RSVP to Whinos
20) Hidden City: 2013 Festival Opening Reception & Preview at the Water Works
And the actual event: https://festival.hiddencityphila.org/
21) Yoga On The Steps
Sunday, May 19, 2013 @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The heart of Yoga on the Steps is a one-hour yoga class, designed for all skill levels and body types led by Jennifer Schelter, MFA, the founder of Yoga Unites®. The class also features Kirtan music by Yvette and her spirited band of musicians.
After the class, participants and supporters can enjoy refreshments and browse through a Healthy Living Expo featuring health and nutrition experts, event sponsors, yoga and fitness studios, vendors and information about local area nonprofits and service organizations.
22) ABC’s Diane Sawyer Visits Strawberry Mansion in Philadelphia, One of the Most Dangerous High Schools in the U.S.
Reports to Air Tuesday, May 22 on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and on a Special Edition of “Nightline”
23) DiningOut Magazine Cover Party at Zesty's
24) River Horse Summer (Blonde) Kickoff Bash
Friday, May 24, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
We felt SOOO bad about canceling our Shad Fest this year, we wanted to make it up to our fans. So we figured we'd invite a few of our buds over for a Summer (Blonde) Kickoff Bash. Before you have to spend another boring Memorial Day BBQ with your crazy in-laws, come join us at the brewery on Friday, May 24th to get the summer started right!!
We'll be pouring Summer Blonde (obviously) plus the rest of the year round gang! Plus, rumors about a wild firkin or two crashing the party have been going around. On top of that, maybe we can teach you a thing or two about different beer styles (we would know; we brew some pretty awesome ones)?. The tickets cost $12 and are only available online through Eventbrite.com. With your ticket you'll receive your 1st beer and Summer Blonde glass - all beers afterwards will cost $5.
As far as food and non-alcoholic drinks, we'll be supplying soft pretzels and water for no extra charge. So we recommend grabbing a bite to eat at one of our awesome local dining establishments beforehand. In addition, we'll also be selling River Horse swag in our gift shop.
Any questions give us a shout at the brewery: firstname.lastname@example.org or (609)397-777
25) NCAA Lacross Championship in Philly
CLICK HERE AND ENTER CODE "PSC" FOR DISCOUNTED TICKETS!
26) 40th Street Summer Series
All spring and summer long, University City District, The Rotunda and Penn join forces to present a series of outdoor concerts in the warm weather. The 40th Street Summer Serieswelcomes acclaimed performers of all types; from jazz to a ukulele orchestra. The first concert is on Saturday, May 25 and features the Brooklyn Qawwali Party, a jazz fusion group that incorporates the sounds of Pakistani folk music. The next concert is on Saturday, June 29 and features the Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra. MORE >>