Wednesday and Thursday are the belle of the ball, the Rittenhouse Square Ball, which
is held under the big tent in the park.
Wednesday night is the Little Friends of Rittenhouse Square party, where kids gather to play games, face paint, and do the bounce house. This year was a little more challenging as the temperatures soared into the 90’s. I was surprised that there was still a healthy turnout.
Ryder and Jill Jacobsen

Caroline and Chuck Goodwin enjoyed the bounce house

There was popcorn, hot dogs, Slice Pizza, Krispy Kreme and lots of fun delicious stuff to enjoy. Then I had to run off to the Bernie Robbins 50th Anniversary Party, which I will write about in PhillyMag online Monday or Tuesday. How’s that for not definite. But you can see it on Good Day Philly today at 9:20AM

Last night was the big event, the Rittenhouse Square Ball. There are actually two events going on simultaneously, the main party and then across the street is the Young Friends party at Smith and Wollensky.  I cover the main party extensively in my online column in Philly Mag today. (It should be here when it goes live.), but in PhillyChitChat I cover the Young Friends portion of the party. Aaaah those young friends, it’s always a wild time when I get to their party. 

David Lucca Bedussa and James Booney

Brian Lipstein, Rachel Innerst, Rachel Hopwoop, Stephanie Smith and Garret Des Jardims

Marco Nyiel and Stacey Kracher, Marketing director from Zarwin Baum.
Tina Lamsback, Amber Goins and Anne Nikolaus
Molly Cowley and Patrick Gangemi
Erica Heilman and KJ
I love that they have table games at the young friends events, that was a great idea. Katrina Lynch and Bryant Hosler

David Freidman and Rebecca Growler
Jackie Seigle, Jackie Bakes Cake and Matt Bean

Ben Prusky, Jackie Balin, Rick Schuch, Emily Busch, Paige Barrow and Ray Jaffe. Then we all headed back to the big tent to join the main party. OK I went home, tired, hot and had to do my columns. I bet it was wild and crazy cause the young friends don’t hold back and were ready to rumble.
Evantine Design, every year its something fantastic.
Greg Persichetti and CBS3’s Susan Barnett. The duo are parents of 3 children under 5.
Sal D’Angelo and Ivona Percec

Doc Parghi and Kate Slattery
Kathryn Ott Lovell, executive director of the Fairmount Park
Conservancy, and Mark Focht, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park. Kate Chimicles and Chris Chimicles.
Alison Young and Dave Maser, call it a night and take their Uber Car home. I love this service for a last minute call.

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