Are you thinking maybe you made a mistake not joining a shore house this summer? Or maybe the idea seems appealing, but it's just a little too scary sharing a house with people you don't know?
10) MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, SERVICE and RECEPTION
The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. The entourage will gather at the resting place of General George Gordon Meade, hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, to perform the traditional service honoring all veterans who fell defending the nation. A wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony The event is co-sponsored by the General Meade Society of Philadelphia, the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, American Legion Post #405, Post #1 Society, Union League, and Anna M. Ross Camp #1, Sons of Union Veterans. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served after the service.
The event will take place on Sunday, May 26 at 12:00pm sharp. Visitors can enter through Laurel Hill’s Gatehouse at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
Admission to the event is FREE and open to the public. For additional information, phone (215) 228-8200.
Master of Ceremonies: Andy Waskie, Ph.D.
11) More Than Old Presents Linda Berry's Watercolors of Philadelphia
See images of Philadelphia through the eyes of Lancaster County's watercolor artist Linda Berry at More Than Old, 144 N 3rd St in Old City from June 7 through July 21. Paintings to be shown include such iconic images of the city as Chinatown, the Schuykill River trail, City Hall, 30th Street Station, and Fairmount Park.
Currently Linda is at work on a South Philadelphia scene of Geno's and Pat's Steaks - More Than Old is hoping the piece will be completed in time to be included in its Cityscapes exhibition of her Philadelphia scenes scheduled to open in its space at 144 N 3rd St on First Friday June 7.
The First Friday weekend schedule includes the opening on Friday night, Linda at work in the courtyard at the back of More Than Old on Saturday afternoon from 2-5 pm and an artist reception and wine tasting (Chardonnay in the City) on Sunday afternoon from 2-5 pm.
More Than Old (www.morethanold.com), a gallery space on 3rd Street, is the leading Old City source for vintage barware. Art work, home pieces, and an interesting selection of decorative accessories are always in stock.
For more information, call Beth Gibson at 215-922-0246(215.519.8257c) or email email@example.com.
12) Comic Con
5/30 – 6/2/13
13) Cirque Du Soleil :: TOTEM IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Opens on May 30, 2013 :: The Camden Waterfront
14) Philly Beer Week Opening Event : 5/31/13
15) Rock On Philly: Bands and Bites- May Edition!
Join Us Friday, May 31st, the Rock on Philly: Bands and Bites music showcase will take place at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, spotlighting some of the city’s most promising musical talent. Hosted by Singer/Songwriter, Jennifer Logue and sponsored by Philadelphia- based technology firm, Pumex Technologies, the evening will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and 5 featured musical artists. The audience favorite will be voted to perform at the Rock on Philly Finals in December 2013.PUMEX Technologies has a passion for the arts. In the words of CEO, Robby Chacko, “the arts fuel our excellence in technology and are a great source of inspiration.” In an effort to honor and support artists in the Philadelphia community, PUMEX Technologies is launching the PUMEX <3’s Arts Campaign, and as one of its first major initiatives, will be the Rock on Philly: Bands and Bites music showcase.Taking place on Thursday, April 26th at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia, attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and stellar music performances, all while taking in gorgeous views of the city from the 52nd floor.Hosted by Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Logue, the contest will feature 5 musical artists who will be selected through a contest by Reverbnation, a major music- networking site with over 2.6 million registered artists. The theme of this particular showcase is Singer/Songwriters and preference will be given to artists local to Philadelphia.The Pyramid Club is located at: 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor- Philadelphia, PA 19103.Doors open at 7PM for networking with the showcase beginning at 8PM.Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door.To be considered for a performance slot, artists can submit through Reverbnation at the following link:For more information on Rock On Philly, visit: www.rockonphilly.comFor more information on PUMEX Technologies, visit: www.pumextech.comFor all events- related inquiries, please contact:Jennifer Loguejennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org(917) 334-0741
16) Storytellers Go Head to Head at the Grand Slam! :: 5/31/13
17) The Roots Mural Dedication
Friday, May 31, 2013 :: 11:30 a.m.
World Communications Charter School :: 512 S. Broad Street (use South Street entrance)
Join Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and the entire Roots band to celebrate a monumental mural created in their honor. Designed and implemented by Amber Art and Design featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the mural pays tribute to the world’s most well-known hip hop band and our hometown heroes.
Launched in the Fall of 2011, this multifaceted project included a talkback lecture series, “Roots 101” curriculum for youth in our Art Education Program, and citywide engagement via paint days.
The dedication features food, music, giveaways, and, of course, a special appearance by The Roots.
18) International Great Beer Expo :: 6/1/13
Philadelphia - 25 Countries / 75+ International Brewers/200+ Beers
19) Brooklyn Flea Market :: 6/2/13
20) Philadelphia International Cycling Championship
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
5/31/2013 - 6/2/2013
On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, Philadelphia turns into one big bike lane...It’s the 28th running of North Americas largest single day international pro cycling race. Philadelphia is in for an exciting day of racing as they watch cyclists vie for the lead position in the extremely competitive peloton. The cyclists will complete 7 laps of a 14.4-mile circuit through Philadelphia, which will include 7 climbs up the 17% grade Manayunk Wall. Other events include: 2000+ amateur cyclists in the 43 mile Bicycling Magazine Open - Cyclists from around the United States and over 25 nations compete. Riders in the Bicycling Open may elect to leverage their participation in the ride to raise money for their favorite charity through our Charity of Choice program. http://www.procyclingtour.com
21) East Passyunk Avenue Presents Craft Beer Day and Italian National Day Festival | Spaghetti Eating Contest, Family Fun, Craft Brews + Everything Italian!
On Sunday, June 2, 2013, East Passyunk Avenue will be hopping with two great events - and one great start to summer! Craft Beer Day kicks off Philly Beer Week "South Philly" style with outdoor barbecues, opportunities to meet the brewers, beer-inspired fare, new craft beers and Italian bottle and draft beer specials. Italian National Day Festival will celebrate the Italian culture of the East Passyunk Avenue neighborhood with live music, a spaghetti eating contest, family fun activities, dancing in the street, Italian food and more.
Below please find the full listing of events, vendors, restaurants and entertainment. Images and a Word version of the release can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qbkyupdepz4q7pg/W8KRqoKV9o