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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival - June 2019

6/1/2019 (Permalink)

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square returns to Philadelphia’s Historic District in 2019 with all-new, handcrafted lanterns that illuminate when the sun sets. It’s truly a sight to see.

From May 1 through June 30, 2019, the park glows with newly made lanterns handcrafted by artisans from China using traditional Chinese methods.

Lantern designs in previous years have included sea creatures, lions, pandas and mythological creatures.

Spruce Street Harbor Park Fest - May 10 through September 29, 2019

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Spruce Street Harbor Park Fest

Lauded as one of the best urban beaches in AmericaSpruce Street Harbor Park has served as a Delaware River Waterfront oasis since the summer of 2014.

The beloved seasonal park offers visitors the chance to lounge on colorful hammocks, enjoy Philly-inspired eats on floating barges, cool off with craft brews in the beer garden and play games – bocce, shuffleboard and more – along a waterfront boardwalk.

Presented by Univest Corporation, the seasonal waterfront park is free and open to the public in the spring through fall.

Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the 2019 season on Friday, May 10 and closes on Sunday, September 29.

Eagles Autism Challenge - Eagles Autism Challenge May 18, 2019

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Philadelphia Eagles Autism Challenge May 18, 2019

Join Philadelphia Eagles players, alumni, coaches, executives, cheerleaders and SWOOP for the Eagles Autism Challenge on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  This event will feature a one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk as well as a Friday Night Kick-Off Party at Lincoln Financial Field.  100% of participant-raised funds will go toward autism research and programs at our founding beneficiary institutions along with other area institutions advancing autism research.https://www.eaglesautismchallenge.org/event/

RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL - MAY 18, 2019

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

RITTENHOUSE ROW SPRING FESTIVAL - MAY 18, 2019

One of Philadelphia’s most popular spring festivals, the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival attracts more than 50,000 people from across the region to Rittenhouse Square for one awesome Saturday each May.

The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival takes over Walnut Street (from Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square) on Saturday, May 18, to showcase the neighborhood’s fantastic food, fashion, arts and entertainment.

Dozens of restaurants set up shop along the sidewalks of Walnut Street to serve up samples of spring fare. Beyond the eats, there’s also lots of live music.

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

South Philadelphia’s Italian Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market. What better way to celebrate its more than 100 years in existence than with a blockbuster street festival?

This year, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to the area for its annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival.

As one of the city’s most popular block parties, the entire neighborhood directs its attention towards the festival for the weekend of May 18-19. Tons of vendors and local businesses set up booths along South Ninth Street, a portion of which closes off to traffic.

Find the area between Fitzwater and Wharton streets free of cars and instead filled with tons of entertainment and food!

Philadelphia Auto Show 2019

2/1/2019 (Permalink)

The Philadelphia Auto Show brings the best and newest in automotive design to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, giving visitors the opportunity to sit in their dream cars, get tips from industry experts and test drive select models from Toyota, Mazda and more.

When:February 2-10, Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia Cost:$14, adults; $11, active military (at box office only); $7, children ages 7-12; free, children under 6, $7 for senior citizens (at box office only; weekdays only)

Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

The Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk draws residents and visitors who want to enjoy samples of Founders Brewing Company beer, Captain Morgan spiced cider, fire pits, live ice-carving demonstrations and a chowder-tasting crawl at 10 restaurants and bars throughout the neighborhood. More activities — indoor and outdoor — go down elsewhere in Manayunk.

When:Saturday, January 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Where:Various locations including Main and Cotton streets Cost:Most activities are free; must be 21 or older to enter the beer garden and participate in the Chowder Crawl: $10 online; $15 on the day of at the booth on Main and Cotton streets

www.manayunk.com

Winterfest Live! at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

More than 75 breweries converge on XFINITY Live! for its annual Winterfest Live!, a craft-beer celebration on Saturday. Featured beers include winter favorites in a number of varieties, including porters, stouts, lagers and more. Cider and gluten-free beer options are also available, and music, games and giveaways round out the afternoon-long event.

Winterfest Live! at XFINITY Live! PhiladelphiaWhen:Saturday, January 12, 2-6 p.m. Where:XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, 1100 Pattison Avenue Cost:$45, general admission, $60, VIP admission; $35, groups of 8 or more

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Animal lovers of all ages flock to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center for the family-oriented Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo. The three-day-long event features educational seminars, rescue groups, pet adoptions, entertaining exhibits and more. On Friday night, children ages 12 and under get free admission for Family Night.

The Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo at the Greater Philadelphia Expo CenterWhen:January 11-13 Where:Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks Cost:$11, adults; $5, children; $20, adult weekend pass; $8, child weekend pass

www.phillyexpocenter.com

PRE-HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

11/4/2018 (Permalink)

PRE-HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA

Philadelphia to Rehoboth Beach
1429 N 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122   
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Start:   Friday, December 7, 2018  8:15 AM
End:   Sunday, December 9, 2018  8:15 PM

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Event Features: Bus TripShoppingTrips / Travel

Neighborhood: Fishtown/KensingtonNorth PhillyNorthern Liberties

PRE-HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA In REHOBOTH BEACH December 7-9, 2018 Your Trip Includes -Roundtrip video motor coach from Philadelphia to Rehoboth Beach. 
-3 days / 2 nights accommodations at the beautiful Brighton Suites -Hotel located just 1 block from the beach and boardwalk
-Trip to Dover Shopping Mall en route on Friday
-Shop until you drop at Rehoboth Outlets and surrounding stores on -Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. *****No Taxes in Delaware*****
-Moore-Amour Get Acquainted Get –Together with Line Dancing, games and fin Galore on Saturday Evening
-Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning

Departure Point - St. Malachy F.R.C—1429 N 11th Street, Phila PA 19122 @ 8:15am

COST: $245.00 per person. Double occupancy– Due by November 1

Cancellation Policy-NO REFUNDS

For Reservations and Additional Information: Contact-Lois Harris –215-375-4599

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Read more: http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/phil

11/18/2017 (Permalink)

Did you know that the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country!  

The 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition. The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more. And Santa himself arrives in grand fashion, ushering Philadelphia into the holiday season.

Now in its 98th year, the annual Thanksgiving Day parade promises another visual and celebratory feast. So bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat.

Best Places to Watch
1. One of the best places to watch is at the parade’s finish at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

2. The south side of Eakins Oval (in front of the Art Museum) is also recommended.

3. Other locations along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, like Logan Circle, are also good bets.

4. If you need to warm up, head to the nearby Comcast Building and catch the Comcast Holiday Spectacular on the massive Comcast Experience Video Wall.

Fishtown Taco Challenge on October 28, 2017

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

There is a fun event coming up...Fishtown Taco Challenge on October 28, 2017 at the Piazza at Schmidt's Commons between 2:00 and 6:00 pm.  There is no cover charge.   Two for $5 tacos.  This event is hosted by El Camino Real Philadelphia.  It was decided to get all the great chefs in the neighborhood together to see who makes the best tacos. 

El Camino Real is thrilled to host chefs from
Loco Pez
Cantina Dos Segundos
Johnny Brenda's
Standard Tap
Urban Village Brewing Company
Heritage
and more for this epic throw down.
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Judging will be done by Michael Klein, David Ansill, Rocco Lugrine at 4pm.

No cover $5/2 Tacos, come cheer on your favorites.  This will be a fun event for all in the fishtown neighborhood!

8th Annual Philly Spring Clean-Up

4/26/2016 (Permalink)

Philly Spring Cleanup - SERVPRO Spring Garden volunteers and clean parks throughout Philadelphia.

SERVPRO of Spring Garden voluntered to clean up the community we service. Our staff spent four hours cleaning up parks and streets by the historical Eastern State Penitentiary.  

It is a great event to be a part of each year. Philadelphia is a beautiful and we are pleased to help keep it that way.  Our Staff had a wonderful time and look forward to next year.

Last, the FCA (Fishtown Community Association) whom helps organize this event was wanderful! they provided supplies, water, snack's, and more.