SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

by Matt Kelchner What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than by opening a brand new beer garden? SugarHouse Casino unveiled their new outdoor dining and drinking destination Wednesday evening with a small preview party before it officially opens today. Located directly along the riverwalk and behind the casino itself, Fishtown Hops offers some of the best waterfront views in the city. Pair that … Continue reading SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

South Philly Born and Raised by My Heroes!

by Lou Pinto Happy Father’s Day, beautiful downtown world! A big shout out to all you dads out there, and to the moms who have filled the “dad” role too! This is the 34th time I have celebrated Father’s Day! On March 26, 1983 when my Ashley was born, I became a father. Now…anyone can become a father, but it takes some work to be a dad! Of … Continue reading South Philly Born and Raised by My Heroes!

Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16

by Matt Kelchner Touting a new, slimmer lineup of just three members, Icelandic post-rock masters Sigur Ros proved this past Friday night that they can be every bit as awe-inspiring as they were with 5+ ensembles. As threatening storms held off, the skies made way for a perfect summer evening at the Mann Center. You couldn’t have asked for a better setting to take in … Continue reading Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16

Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

by Geno Thackara It’s really not fair. Dozens of restaurants, pubs, bars, sandwich shops and barbecue joints with wares to sample, almost as many wineries and craft brewers on top of that, plus a generous helping of desserts? The smorgasbord on offer at the Philadelphia Restaurant Festival was simply an embarrassment of riches. No, I’m not complaining about any of that, just the fact that … Continue reading Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION Contact: Alain Joinville, 267-886-3032, Alain.Joinville@Phila.gov Six of Seven Children in Our Area May Go Hungry This Summer Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs Philadelphia, PA,  –Hundreds of thousands of kids in the Delaware Valley who receive school meals may go hungry this summer, according to a newly-released study from the Food Research … Continue reading Local anti-hunger organizations look to fill the gap with feeding programs

Fun Home Comes Home to Pennsylvania

by Brenda Hillegas Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s childhood home on Maple Avenue exists in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania. It’s also a main setting in the musical Fun Home, which is based on her 2006 graphic memoir FUN HOME: A Family Tragicomic. From now until June 18th, you can catch it here in Philadelphia. Alison and her father don’t always see eye to eye, yet as she grows up, she … Continue reading Fun Home Comes Home to Pennsylvania

The Philly Pops Welcome Rufus Wainwright

by Moriah Kelley When organizations and artist unite, the bond of community grows and their passion shines bright. The Philly POPS announced today at William Way LGBT Community Center that they will perform a one night only concert with the internationally-acclaimed artist Rufus Wainwright. The Philly POPS Presents Rufus Wainwright will be held on January 19th, 2018 at the Kimmel Center. An exciting addition, The … Continue reading The Philly Pops Welcome Rufus Wainwright

Richi Ingui: The Celebration of a Soulful Man

by Laura Dupler If you love a little soul, that smooth jazz with lush string melodies and the vibrant burst of brass, you’ll want to join the Philadelphia’s soul community this Sunday on a road trip back to the 1960s as they honor the much-loved Richi Ingui of The Soul Survivors. Richi passed away suddenly at the age of 70 earlier this year. This year … Continue reading Richi Ingui: The Celebration of a Soulful Man

Crops in the Farm

by Stephen Pagano As the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies possess one of the worst records in Major League Baseball, my friend Pat and I decided to take the one-hour trip and check out their Triple A affiliate, the first place Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown, PA. The IronPigs play Minor League Baseball in Coca Cola Park. It’s a beautiful stadium that opened in March 2008 and … Continue reading Crops in the Farm

The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s

by Lou Pinto Yesterday was hot day, but that didn’t deter about 300 people from showing up for the 5th annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s. Stogie’s has been host to this event since 2013, held to raise funds for the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation. Founded in 2010, the CWMF was established and named in memorial after Coach John “Wags” Wagner. Coach Wags … Continue reading The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s