Uninsured Children to Receive FREE Eye Exams and Glasses During Give Kids Sight Day

Uninsured Children to Receive FREE Eye Exams and Glasses During Give Kids Sight Day

All uninsured and underinsured children can receive free eye screenings and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at “Give Kids Sight Day” on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. All children, 18 and under, will be examined on a first come, first served basis from 8:30am until 2:00pm. No insurance or appointments are necessary.  

Children from Philadelphia and the suburbs who have failed an eye screening at school or have not had their eyes examined in the last year are strongly urged to attend. Registration for this free event will take place at the Hamilton Building at Thomas Jefferson University located at 10th and Locust Streets in Philadelphia.

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South Street Spring Fest Returns with Eight Blocks of Food, Music, Family Fun and More

South Street Spring Fest Returns with Eight Blocks of Food, Music, Family Fun and More

South Street Spring Festival returns for a celebration of South Street Headhouse District’s best tastes, sips, sounds and sights. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 11:00am to 8:00pm, enjoy a free, all-ages outdoor party that will close down South Street (between Front and 8th), and also run along the 2nd Street Plaza (between South and Lombard). At least 30 restaurants and bars will serve signature and special dishes, brews and cocktails, and sweets and treats.  In conjunction with the Festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the second annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a May pole.  Other festivities will include live music from three main stages and eight other performance areas. Children of all ages will enjoy free fun in the Kids Zone. At least 40 artists, crafters, and retailers will cater to your shopping needs. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.

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Serrano Restaurant in Old City District Announces New Executive Chef

Serrano Restaurant in Old City District Announces New Executive Chef

Restaurateur Donal McCoy announces the appointment of Matthew Daggett as new Executive Chef for Serrano Restaurant (20 S. 2nd Street) in Old City District.  Daggett most recently served as Chef de Cuisine at Devil’s Den. Daggett’s spring priorities will be collaborating with McCoy and new bar manager Shawn Gormley (former co-owner of PBR) on a new spring menu emphasizing local and seasonal ingredients, a bar menu to pair with Serrano’s craft cocktails, and a revamp of the menu for Tin Angel upstairs.  In the brief interim, Daggett is already cooking in the kitchen starting today with an interim menu that blends Daggett’s cooking styles and flavors with Serrano long-time favorite dishes. For more, click below. 

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Brat Aid: Hail to the Thief Brings Together Jess Conda's On a Sunday, Birds on a Wire and Teena Geist for Rockin' Benefit

Brat Productions is back for a special one-night-only performance that blends together theatre, rock and dance. Please join us for a special benefit to support the on-going works of Brat Productions. The show will feature a On a Sunday performing Radiohead's Hail to the Thief =Brat Productions mixes a theatre, rock and dance cocktail with Brat Aid: Hail to the Thief on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street). Brat’s Artistic Director Jess Conda reunites her band ON A SUNDAY to perform Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief album in its entirety, including a special dance collaboration with Birds on a Wire. This special one-night-only engagement will feature the vocal stylings of Conda and the musical prowess of Mike Corso, Peter Gaffney, Zach Poyatt and Evan Smoker.  Bizarre meditation guru Teena Geist (alter ego of Mark McCloughan from No Face Performance Group) will kick-off the mayhem. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the show starts at 8:15pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for  tickets that include beer and whiskey. Tickets are on sale now at www.bratproductions.org. Admission is 21 and older. Brat Aid is a special benefit to help support the ongoing work of Brat Productions.

 

Free Cupcakes and Fantasy Cakes Sweeten Up The Shops at Liberty Place

Free Cupcakes and Fantasy Cakes Sweeten Up The Shops at Liberty Place

Let there be free cupcakes for all! City of Hope Philadelphia celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Let Them Eat Cake with a new preview event at The Shops at Liberty Place. Today through March 27th, the Rotunda will be filled with fantasy cakes from past years created by The Merion and The Art Institute. Every day at Noon, score free cupcakes from participating bakeries (first come, first served). The fondant fun is a preview for the main event Let Them Eat Cake: Fantasy Weddings on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hilton. The preview event is free and open to the public during regular mall hours, with cupcake giveaways starting at Noon on all three days. For full list of bakers, judges and more info, click below. 

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