Post Brothers Brings New Piazza Pod Park to Northern Liberties with Civic Space, Art Installations, Family Play Areas and Al Fresco Dining

Post Brothers Brings New Piazza Pod Park to Northern Liberties with Civic Space, Art Installations, Family Play Areas and Al Fresco Dining

Post Brothers announce the launch of Piazza Pod Park, located on Germantown Avenue at N. 2nd Street. This mixed-use community destination will feature 35,000 square feet of outdoor space that is uniquely Northern Liberties, featuring dining, art, civic space, kids and fitness components, as well as regular entertainment and events. Capturing the artistic and design-centric character of the Northern Liberties neighborhood that surrounds it, the Pod Park will feature retail spaces made entirely of recycled shipping containers, two mega-scale installations from internationally acclaimed artists, and a local artists in residence program with regular classes.

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Philadelphia's 86th Easter Promenade Set To Hop Down South Street On Easter Sunday

Philadelphia's 86th Easter Promenade Set To Hop Down South Street On Easter Sunday

Hop on down to South Street Headhouse District for some FREE, egg-citing family fun during the 85th annual Easter Promenade on Sunday, April 16, 2017.  Come dressed in your Sunday Best and promenade down South Street in this grand and popular tradition that last year drew record crowds. Master of ceremonies Henri David returns to lead the parade from the corner of Passyunk Avenue/South Street down to Headhouse Square (2nd Street). Enjoy Easter treats, live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band, the Bunny Hop, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail and much more until 2:00pm. Bring your camera and stick around to meet the Easter Bunny himself, and see who wins the best dressed contests!

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Valley Forge Casino Resort Welcomes Canadian Rockers Barenaked Ladies To Valley Forge Music Fair On April 22nd

Valley Forge Casino Resort Welcomes Canadian Rockers Barenaked Ladies To Valley Forge Music Fair On April 22nd

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) welcomes Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies to Valley Forge Music Fair on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The band is still together after nearly three decades, producing 14 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single (“One Week”) and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, “The Big Bang Theory.”  Doors open of The Event Center at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Ticket prices range from $40-$65 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

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Dim Sum House Announces Grand Opening In University City This Wednesday

Dim Sum House Announces Grand Opening In University City This Wednesday

Jane Guo and Jackson Fu announce the grand opening of Dim Sum House by Jane G’s at 3939 Chestnut Street in University City this Wednesday, January 11, 2017. This expansive and stylish Old Shanghai inspired restaurant, bar and lounge features 6,000 square foot of space and will seat over 225 people in five unique dining spaces. Three talented chefs will show off their expertise in the kitchen with a menu that focuses on two authentic styles of Chinese dim sum (Shanghai and Cantonese), plus fried rice, noodles, chef specialties and familiar Chinese favorites. At the bar, look for a full line of spirits, 19 beers, 10 signature cocktails, and wine by the glass and bottle. The restaurant is located on the second floor, with the entrance found between 39th and 40th streets on Chestnut.

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The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons Celebrates New Chapter with Ultimate Summer Cookout

The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons Celebrates New Chapter with Ultimate Summer Cookout

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St) celebrates a new chapter with The Ultimate Summer Cookout in Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Get ready for the grand finale of summer with a brand new, all-day, backyard party featuring summer eats and sips, live music, DJs, sand pits, lawn games, hand-made shopping, end-of-summer sales and more. Plus, look for surprises in the water and up in the air with a slip n slide, water slide and zip line. All ages are welcome for this family friendly event. Twenty-one and up to drink, with identification only. Admission is free, with food and drink pay as you go. Rain or shine. For information, call 267-246-0618 or visit www.theschmidtscommons.com.

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Inis Nua Theatre Partners with Free Library on American Premiere of Spine by Clara Brennan at New Drake Theater

Inis Nua Theatre Partners with Free Library on American Premiere of Spine by Clara Brennan at New Drake Theater

Inis Nua Theatre Company turns a new page at The Drake with the American premiere of Spine, by English playwright Clara Brennan. Spine is a heart-warming, funny and defiant love-song to libraries, an increasingly endangered species under Britain's austerity government. A fiery and wise-cracking teenager forges an unlikely friendship with an elderly widow living in a house of stolen books. Together, the two discover they may be each other’s last resort in life. Spine opens on Friday, February 19 at 8:00pm, with previews on Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm. Spine runs for a total of 16 performances, through March 6, 2016, at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake (1512 Spruce Street). Tickets are on sale for $25-$30 by calling (215) 454-9776 or visiting inisnuatheatre.org. Patrons will have their choice of $5.00 off tickets at the door for Spine (or off upcoming The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning) by donating a new children’s book to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Collection bins will be available at all performances.

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Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $147,000 in Grants for 17 Local Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

Philly AIDS Thrift Announces $147,000 in Grants for 17 Local Organizations Fighting HIV/AIDS

Philly AIDS Thrift, in South Street Headhouse District, is pleased to award 17 local organizations with $147,000 in grant funding for their work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Delaware Valley. Funds announced this week will bring PAT’s total contributions to the community to $1,470,000. Monies for the awards comes from two retail operations that turn gently used thrift items into retail sales that fund AIDS Fund and 19 other AIDS service organizations in the five-county region. The new semi-annual grant program started in 2014 as another way to serve the local community and give back. The next request for grant proposals will take place in fall for winter 2016-2017. For more information about grant awards, donations or how to get involved, please visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com or call 215-922-3186.

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Returns to LOVE Park Early in 2015 with More Decorations, Expanded Seating, New Food, Other Holiday Surprises

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Returns to LOVE Park Early in 2015 with More Decorations, Expanded Seating, New Food, Other Holiday Surprises

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG Home will again transform Philadelphia’s LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Sunday, December 27, 2015. For the first time ever, the market will open early for a special preview on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2015. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, the LOVE Park Christmas Tree, live music, children’s activities and photos with Santa Claus. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot cocoa while enjoying European food and drink. Watch for new decorations, seating, vendors and tasty treats! Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.

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Nick's Roast Beef Announces Pennsylvania's Tastiest Bacon and Beer Fest in Old City

Nick's Roast Beef Announces Pennsylvania's Tastiest Bacon and Beer Fest in Old City

Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City (16 South 2nd Street) announces the return of the 2nd Annual Bacon and Beer Fest on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Bacon lovers will enjoy all new bacon-centric dishes, early fall beer releases, an appearance by Piggy Pat and other surprises. Must-try dishes will include the Bloody Mary Ground Bacon Burger, Warm Bacon Salad, Bacon Crusted Cheesecake, Pumpkin Bacon Chocolate Brownies and more. All dishes and pairings are pay-as-you-go. Admission is free, 21 and up to drink. For more information, call (215) 928-9411, visit nicksoldcity.com, Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille on Facebook, or @nicksoldcity on Twitter.

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20 Restaurants Go Grill to Grill in Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off by South Street Headhouse District

20 Restaurants Go Grill to Grill in Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off by South Street Headhouse District

Twenty of the region’s top restaurants and food trucks will go grill-to-grill in the summer’s ultimate hot-dog competition. South Street Headhouse District, in conjunction with Hot Diggity!, will host the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, under the historic Headhouse Square Shambles (400 Block of South 2nd Street between Lombard and Pine).  Sample the most flavorful, unique and inventive hot dogs while enjoying craft beer, live music, an amateur toppings contest and other summertime fun. VIP passes are $30 and include early access at Noon, a VIP gift and 20 food/drink tickets. General admission is free, with food/drink tickets costing 4/$10 and 15/$30. Funds raised will support the preservation of the historic Headhouse Square Shambles. VIP passes are on sale at dogdays14.eventbrite.com. For updates, follow #DogDays14 @officialsouthst on Twitter.  

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