Terror Behind the Walls – Halloween in Philadelphia

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

'A Massive Haunted House in a Real Prison'  It's that time of year again, Halloween will be upon us before you know it. Do you scare easily?  If you answered no, you might want to rethink your answer again prior to visiting Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. Terror Behind the Walls kicks off on September 16 and continues until November 5! Terror Behind the Walls Experience & Atmosphere Once the most famous … [Read more...]

“Rhythm and Hues” ~ 2016 Summer Fun At The Oval

The Oval at Eakins Oval 2016

‘Summertime Fun At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway’  Eakins Oval, the public space across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is transformed into a summer oasis from July 15 to August 21, 2016. The Oval, presented by PNC, is a partnership of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The 2016 Summer Season is highlighted by “Rhythm & Hues,” a colorful mural that is meant to signify musical rhythm and music, which is an installation created … [Read more...]

Bastille Day in Philadelphia

Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary

'A Long Day Party at Eastern State Penitentiary & Much More' What is Bastille Day? It's a French holiday, which in France, is called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration). It takes place every year on July 14. This day represents the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; which was a French prison and is seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation that took place back then in Paris, France. Bastille Day, an annual celebration, has become very popular all over the … [Read more...]

Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia

Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta - Schuylkill River in Philadelphia

'Largest Intercollegiate Regatta in the United States' The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is a rowing event that takes place on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on the second Saturday of May annually. This event is the largest collegiate rowing event in the United States and has become a Philadelphia tradition for decades and takes place on May 13 and 14, 2016. Dad Vail Regatta History The Dad Vail Regatta started in 1934 with "Rusty" Callow, then coach at the University of Pennsylvania, and … [Read more...]

Sports Bars in Philadelphia for March Madness

Sports bars in Philadelphia - March Madness

'March Madness in Philadelphia' Who doesn't love March. You have spring fast approaching, St. Patrick's Day, American Red Cross month, Women's History month and of course, there is March Madness. The 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament kicks off tonight with a few play in games. Then the real excitement takes place March 17 and ends on April 4 with the National Championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. This is the time of year that many businesses actually dislike this week because so … [Read more...]

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia - BT01 Daytime Facade

'U.S. National Historic Landmark' The Eastern State Penitentiary, once known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world, held some of the most notorious criminals in America.  Eastern State was considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary and is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. History of Eastern State Penitentiary Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829, becoming the most expensive public structure ever built and quickly becoming a model for 300 … [Read more...]

Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change at The Barnes Foundation

Pablo Picasso Exhibit at The Barnes Foundation

'Experience 50 Works By Picasso Highlighting Pieces From World War I' This majestic Picasso exhibit: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, is being shown at The Barnes Foundation from February 21 to May 9. This special Picasso exhibit in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art will examine the dramatic variance in Pablo Picasso’s style during the period surrounding World War I. Visitors will be able to travel back in time to witness his fluctuation between cubism and a more … [Read more...]

Summer Kaleidoscope ~ Summer Fun At The Oval in 2015

The Oval in Philadelphia

'Summertime Fun At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway'  As you go round and round - enjoying the colorful patterns - it's summertime fun at The Oval and this year's theme, "Summer Kaleidoscope." See the brand new 25,000 square foot mural, "Summer Kaleidoscope," commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program! The centerpiece of The Oval, called the Kaleidoscope, is an art installation by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn. The Baltimore-based duo creates large-scale, colorful … [Read more...]

Night Market Philadelphia

Night Market Philadelphia

'Excellent Street Food Festivals Presented by the Food Trust' Night Market Philadelphia is one of the city's premier street food festivals. It has grown into more than just a few food festivals a year. Each Night Market Festival spotlights a different Philly neighborhood, showcasing excellent food from local restaurants and Philly's finest food trucks. These events also include live music, the vibrant arts and culture scene. It's basically become a food party that will take place three … [Read more...]

Philly Beer Week 2014 Cheat Sheet

Philly Beer Week

'Beer Enthusiasts - Start Your Engines' It's that time of year again when Philadelphians get excited about Philly Beer Week. Not only those from the city or the surrounding area, but those who specifically come to this week long event for a specific reason from far away. Did you know that Philly Beer Week is the largest beer celebration of its kind in the United States. All of this would make perfect sense since Philadelphia has been recognized as one of the World’s Best Cities for … [Read more...]