PHILLY CHIT CHATTER – MAY 13, 2009 – WHAT’S UP
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Hello, there are a couple things that should be on your radar this weekend. First on Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th, dozens of Old City shops will bring their wares out onto the streets in celebration of the second annual “Old City Stroll & Sidewalk Sale”. From 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. visitors are invited to explore the neighborhood’s eclectic character through shopping, dining, and cultural enrichment during this family-friendly event. (You probably think I should have a photo of Old City there, and well you’re right.)While you are in the neighborhood: Bart Blatstein, founder and president of Tower Investments, Inc., the city’s leading development firm, will open The Piazza at Schmidts (2nd Street and Germantown Avenue, www.atthepiazza.com), a beautifully landscaped, 80,000 square foot open-air plaza with free events year-round, surrounded by three new buildings including 35 artist’s studios and boutiques, four new restaurants, 500 apartments and 50,000 square feet of office space in the Northern Liberties neighborhood on Saturday, May 16. Opening day festivities will include: a Trunk Show with 150 emerging artists, crafters and designers from 10 am to 4 pm; and a not-to-be-missed line-up of musical talent with Illvibe Collective from 1 pm to 4 pm, The Northern Liberties Dance Band from 3 to 4 pm, and Gina Ferrera presents Worlds in Collision from 6 to 10 pm. On Sunday the action will continue with a live broadcast of the Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Washington Nationals baseball game from 1 to 4 pm, live Big Band music and dancing from 4 to 8 pm, and a showing of the movie Cinema Paradiso from 8 to 10 pm.FINALLY A VERY IMPORTANT CHARITY EVENT On Sunday, May 17, 2009, breast cancer survivors Cheryl Dudley and Beatrice Marx will join over 500 women, caregivers, friends and families on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (at 8AM – 12PM) to support women affected by breast cancer while experiencing the healing effects of yoga. This event features a basic, outdoor yoga class and Healthy Living Expo. It is a unique event in that it is collective in nature and people of all ages, skill levels, and walks of life can participate. This year, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has set a fundraising goal of $100K and is taking a grassroots approach through encouraging people to form fundraising teams or donate money in honor or memory of a loved one.
The event will feature a basic, energizing yoga class led by Jennifer Schelter, founder of Yoga Unites®, master teacher and executive director of Yoga Schelter Studio in East Falls; music by Samadhi Kirtan; a light breakfast; and a Healthy Living Expo, where participants can find information about yoga and fitness studios, healthful foods, natural cosmetics and other complementary goods and services.
The Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer lead sponsor is Yoga Schelter. The benefactor sponsors are Philadelphia City Paper and Olga and Warners. The presenting media sponsor is PumpTop TV.
Early registration (by May 14) is $30 for adults and $15 for children under age 12. Event day registration will be $40 for adults and $25 for children. Sign up at yoga4livingbeyondbreastcancer.org or call (610) 645-4567.