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Date: 4/15/2014
Title: 28 Items (4-15-14)

Last ski trip call of the season - can anyone get away for a long weekend?  Colorado just got a foot of snow on Monday (Utah received 6") and the temps are still plenty cold along with some nice spring conditions and the mountains are 100% open.  If you can jump on a plane in the coming days, please let me know as I am eyeing my last jaunt of the season.  I know it is hard with 70 degree weather in Philly but warmer temps will be here for the next five months.

Was able to catch the first two home games of the Phillies season - two blowout losses.  The Phils bats are doing better than I had expected so far which is still mediocre and the pitching staff is not getting it done like most people expected.  I saved these stats yesterday before another bad picthing performance:  OFFENSE : RUNS 12th,  BATTING AVERAGE 7th.  ON BASE PERCENTAGE 4th  SLUGGING PCT 12th PITCHING ERA 23rd  QUALITY STARTS 22nd  WHIP 28th  BAA29th.  Going to be a long year.

I attended a nice Sunday afternoon event that next year should be on your radar screen.  Cost was $10 at the door, less in advance: Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival

And last week I had the wrong link to volunteer for the Veteran Wheelchari games

Bunny Hop is Thursday night (#25) - always a fun night out in Fairmount

As always, I ask if you are thinking of buying or selling a home or know someone who is, please keep my services in mind.  Investment real estate seekers as well. - Mark

1)  Flyers vs. Rangers playoff package this Sunday (in NYC)

  • Free parking at the stadiums
  • An Easter “Brunch” served from 8:30 AM ‘til 9:30 AM at Xfinity LIVE! to include:
    • Eggs, Bacon, Home fries, Various breads and bagels, Orange juic, Miller LITE, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s
  • One (1) FREE drink ticket at Xfinity LIVE! upon our return
  • Charter bus to and from Xfinity LIVE! departs at 9:30 AM
  • All the Miller LITE you can drink on the way up (as the tailgate continues on the bus)
  • Your upper level game ticket between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 (lower level seats can be purchased at a premium)
  • And of course…ALL of your black and orange face paint and tattoos!!
For more information about this trip, please contact Alex at alex@greenlegion.com or 215-666-5940. 

*We must have at least 35 people sign up for this trip to happen*

2)  Lunch with Brad Lidge at Sugarhouse (June 7th).  Charlie Manual (August 16th)

3) RENTAL:  Large Manayunk Apartment.

Large apartment on great street in Manayunk.  3 large rooms, full basement, W/d, parking, patio, small yard,  detached garage, plenty of storage.  Available June 1 at $950 per month.  Call/text Steve at 215-275-3365 or email at scatone1@yahoo.com.

4) TRENTON WEED RALLY: 4/20 at 4:20PM


A) University of Pennsylvania  Toast Toss
After the third quarter of football games, fans sing "Drink a Highball", and -- upon hitting the last line, "Here's a toast to dear old Penn” -- they throw toast on the field. Bread that’s then picked up by, no joke, a toast Zamboni. Because nothing but sheer genius and innovation comes out of UPenn, right?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuYG4Ne7sMM

B) The Science Center is the oldest urban research park; what is the oldest research park of any kind?
Only two research parks in the country are older than the Science Center – the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, California (1951) and Research Triangle Park in North Carolina (1959). The Science Center was founded in 1963. https://www.sciencecenter.org


A)  Citizens Bank named one of the best ballparks for craft beer

B) 'Michael Snow: Photo-Centric' debuts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

C) 10 Undercover Stylish Neighborhoods in the US (old city #5)


E) Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia (The New York Times)

F) Philadelphia police having trouble recruiting new officers

G) Report: Marinating meat in beer reduces cancer risk

H) Where to Find Free Workouts Every Day in Philly

I) Union League FYI

7) Historic Franklin Square Park Officially Opens for the 2014 Season


New Exhibition: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello

This week the National Constitution Center opens Slavery At Jefferson’s Monticello, a multimedia exhibition about the hundreds of slaves that worked at the founding father's Virginia plantation 

9) ROC Race 2014 - Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Comes to Philly!

Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ Citizens Bank Park

Sign Up & More Info » http://www.ROCrace.com (Save $5pp - Discount Code "P2N" - Exp 4/18)

10) Ride the Ducks is Back!

On Philly’s only land and water tour, you can see it all from Rocky to Independence Hall. Click here to save $3 per ticket!

11) Free Yoga Classes at Race Street Pier and Schuylkill Banks This Spring 

12) Spring Blooms at Longwood GardensApril 5-23. Kiss winter goodbye as the first flowers of spring bloom throughout the grounds of Longwood Gardens. Take a trip to the Kennett Square botanical gardens for its Spring Blooms festival, running much of the month of April. Take in sights of tulips, daffodils and more of the season’s flowers.

13) Manayunk Restaurant WeekApril 13-25. The Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival serves as a precursor for Manayunk Restaurant Week, slated to run from April 13 through 25. Dinner is served at 22 area restaurants that each are set to dish out three-course menus at varying price points — $15, $25 and $35.

14) Philadelphia Book FestivalApril 13-19. Libraries throughout the city celebrate literacy at the annualPhiladelphia Book Festival. Look forward to book signings, meet-the-author events, movie screenings (of famous books, of course), storytimes and more.

15) Farm Festival at The OvalApril 17-19. The Oval, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s pop-up park that debuted for the first time ever in 2013, is set to return for 2014 with a slew of programming. The weekend of April 17 to 19, The Oval invites guests in for a Farm Festival featuring beer gardens, food trucks, live bluegrass music, hands-on activities, gardening workshops, movie screenings and more.

16) Center City Jazz FestivalApril 19. With a mission to introduce a new crop of Philadelphia’s best up-and-coming artists, the Center City Jazz Festival brings a variety of jazz musicians to bars and lounges around the Washington Square West neighborhood of Philadelphia. This year’s lineup this year includes Tim Warfield Jr., Thumbscrew and Justin Faulkner.

17) South Street Headhouse District’s Easter PromenadeApril 20. Families, celebrate Easter at the South Street Headhouse District’s annual Easter Promenade featuring a parade, live music, costume contests and even a visit from the Easter bunny. The parade leaves from South Street and Passyunk Avenue at 12:30 p.m. and makes its way down South Street to 2nd Street. Dress in your finest Easter attire for the chance to win one of 12 costume categories.

18)  Philly Zombie CrawlApril 20. The undead come out for the Philly Zombie Crawl on Easter Sunday night. The first order of business is the Zombie Pre-Game for face painting and the debut of the Philly Zombie Emporium inside the TLA, followed by a nightlong crawl of South Street from 3rd to 6th Streets for drink specials and ghoulish fun.

19) Philly Black Gay Pride FestivalApril 20-27. The Philly Black Gay Pride Festival returns to celebrate Philadelphia’s LGBT black community through parities, a pageant speed dating, youth events, a kick-off party for the Penn Relays and much more at locations all over the city.

20) Special Discount Promo for FARE: Food, Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival :: April 27th  (Warminster, PA)

21) Earth Day Celebration

April 22
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org

22) 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival

April 25-May 3
Various locations  215.448.1346 PhilaScienceFestival.org

23) FREE WAWA COFFEE - April 16th

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Wawa is kicking-off its 50th anniversary in retail with two in-store celebrations.  The first takes place at Wawa’s very first store in Folsom, PA.  The second will take place at the 17th and Arch Street Wawa store in Philadelphia, where Philadelphia Mayor Nutter will officially proclaim April 16 as Wawa Day in the City of Philadelphia

Free Coffee available all day, chain-wide, at all of Wawa’s 650 stores.

24) Main Line Restaurant Week's
Spring Launch Party at Pacific Prime Restaurant in Valley Forge Casino Resort

Thursday, April 17th, 6pm-9pm


Join hundreds of local foodies at Valley Forge Casino Resort’s popular Pacific Prime restaurant as we kick off Main Line Restaurant Week Thursday, April 17th, from 6pm-9pm. It promises to be a night not to be missed!

25) The 16th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop

Full Event Details & Discounted Parking Info: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/17622/outlookcal/

16th Annual Fairmount Bunny Hop is here! Participate in the area’s favorite spring-time bar crawl with great drink specials and over 2,000 people! Can’t come right at 6:30pm? No problem. Come when you can - we will be going all night long!!!! Sponsored by Blue Moon. Get Your Ears at: Brown Street Pub (24th and Brown) or Urban Saloon (2120 Fairmount). Hop on Your Own to: The Ukrainian League (23rd & Brown), Bishop’s Collar (24th & Fairmount), La Calaca Feliz (2321 Fairmount), Jack’s Firehouse (2130 Fairmount), London Grill (23rd & Fairmount), Rembrandt’s (23rd & Aspen), St. Stephen’s Green (17th & Green), Bridgid’s (24th & Aspen),The Green Room (1940 Green St), and Gallery Wine Bar & Grill (2001 Hamilton). Has benefited a variety of charities, including:ALS Association, American Red Cross for Haiti, American Red Cross for Chile, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Felicia Falcone Memorial Scholarship at Merion Mercy Academy, Make A Wish Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Philadelphia Green, Urban Blazers, and United Cerebral Palsy. PLUS, the following projects in the Fairmount Neighborhood including: Friends of Clemente Park, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park, and Fairmount CDC  

26) Franklin Flea Returns : April 19th

27) Mad River: Riverpalooza (April 19th)

28) Spring Plant & Produce Pop-Up

Sunday, April 20, 10am-2pm
Presented by Greensgrow Farms
Celebrate spring, with plants and produce for sale, plus interactive seed crafts for the kids! There will also be live music from The Guitar Summit




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