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

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

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

Story Telling Comedian Jeff Simmermon Heads to Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia

-Kelley Bregenzer (photo courtesy of The Syndicate) There’s a moment on Jeff Simmermon’s debut comedy album, And I Am Not Lying, where he punctuates stories of his chicken bandmates (yes, actual chickens) and being dissed by the Reverand Al Sharpton to narrow in on what’s inspired him to share his life with others. “If you got something weird and wonderful and creative to do that nobody gets, … Continue reading Story Telling Comedian Jeff Simmermon Heads to Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philadelphia

Contest Alert! Win Tix to Next Week’s Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

On Thursday, June 15th, the 2nd annual Restaurant Festival returns to the Academy of Natural Science. This festival is a food lover’s dream! We went last year and were absolutely blown away by the ability to meet and sample over 100 restaurants, craft beers, liquors, and wines from across the Philadelphia area. This year’s event is three hours of non-stop tastings! Guests can enjoy culinary masterpieces from top local chefs, sip … Continue reading Contest Alert! Win Tix to Next Week’s Philadelphia Restaurant Festival

The League’s Philly Launch Party

-Moriah Kelley Dating- or maybe I should say attempting to date- can be the worst. I am going out on a limb and saying that singles (which I am) are tired of swiping right and left, analyzing endless bios, scrutinize pictures, and trying to decipher if what the potential date is telling us really is true. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a team … Continue reading The League’s Philly Launch Party

Visit the Prayer Grotto at SS Neumann-Goretti High School

To celebrate the arrival of the famous painting The Annunciation by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Saints Neumann Goretti (NG) High School will host a summer long prayer grotto. They invite the community to participate by hanging their prayer petitions on the grotto. Inspired by the Knotted Grotto at the Basilica of SS Peter & Paul during the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia, the NG Grotto will be … Continue reading Visit the Prayer Grotto at SS Neumann-Goretti High School

Making Unity Fly One American Flag at a Time

by Joei DeCarlo South Philadelphia local Jim Jenkins is making it his mission to change the Philadelphia skyline by our country’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Jenkins has a personal goal of hanging at least 20 American flags on high rises throughout our city. With over 200 American flags already hung in various locations, he has been making progress towards his eight-year-long project. Currently, 150 flags … Continue reading Making Unity Fly One American Flag at a Time

NonCOMM Day 3

-Matt Kelchner Acts old and new graced both stages at World Cafe Live Friday night for the final night of this year’s NON-COMMvention. Hosted by local radio stalwart WXPN, the music industry focused event celebrated it’s 17th year with performances from some of the latest newcomers as well as seasoned veterans. The temperatures may have been scorching, but that didn’t stop us from being blown … Continue reading NonCOMM Day 3