Yesterday I went to the
charming Betsy Ross House courtyard where Betsy Ross and one of her
Colonial friends, John Bill Ricketts (founder of the American Circus),
raised the thirteen-star flag with pomp and circumstance. Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street. It happens everyday at 10AM throughout the summer, and really is a cute tradition, fun for kids and adults.
Betsy Ross, Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications and John Bill Ricketts, an Englishman who brought the first modern circus to the United States
1 minute clip of the ceremony. Not all of it as you really should go see it.
Party on the Parkway Features All Day Fun, Food and Entertainment on July 4 – NOON
Wawa Welcome America! will conclude its 10 days of free family fun with “The Largest Free Concert in America,” as thousands come together to rock out to the hits of THE ROOTS, QUEEN LATIFAH, DARYL HALL, COMMON, JOE JONAS, and more at the Philly 4th of July Jam. After the Jam, the festival will end with a “bang” as fireworks illuminate the night sky over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
New Hope, Pa
The house in the rear view mirror is the house on the bay I grew up at in Stone Harbor, NJ. Folks sold it a few years back and headed South. I visited it the other day. I know the people who own it, and they’ve asked if I wanted to see the inside, but it’s only been a couple years. Maybe someday at the 10 year mark or something.
1PM Cake Shake Eating Contest & Pie Eating Contest @FranklinSquare plus Patriotic Pet Parade. Fun kid things to do. Carousel, choo choo train rides. Starts at 12PM. More info at bottom.
spectacular five-tier cake will be decorated at the Visitor Center
throughout the day prior to the celebration at 1 p.m. This will be the
first time Termini Bros. will be off-site decorating one of their cakes
in plain sight for passers-by to observe and get a sneak peak at the
inner workings of what makes Termini Bros. a local icon and one of a
kind. In addition to a custom designed cake, Termini Bros. will also
give-away 2,500 cupcakes!
19th & Delancy
When I took this shot, the owner was just driving up, and we chatted. He told me that he purposely chose the white flowers so there would be a red/white/blue theme.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1 pm
Independence Day Celebration in Franklin Square – Celebrate America’s birthday with free activities for the whole family, including pets!
Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets
· Cake Shake Eating Contest & Pie Eating Contest – Who loves SquareBurger’s Cake Shakes the most? Join in some old-fashioned fun with these two fun events. Entry fee.
· Enjoy a performance by Image Fix, a classic rock jam band, and a dance performance by the P.S. Dolls
· Patriotic Pet Parade
· Patriotic Crafts – Enjoy a variety of patriotic crafts for kids. FREE!
· Carnival Games and Dunk Tank – Try your luck at the various carnival games around the Square.Tickets required.
· Lightning Bolt Express– Take a ride on the Lightning Bolt Express, a fun train excursion around the Square. Tickets required: $5adults/$4 children.
HughE Dillon, Hired Publicity Photographer for media placements – During Covid19 Pause I am showcasing Charities on blog Pro Bono
Animal protection organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) passionately serves the emotional needs of children and families at risk beginning in early childhood.
Teal Butterfly Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Teal Butterfly is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness about the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer by educating the public through community events and social media campaigns
Our Mission Statement: Kelly’s Kidz, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the community to fund the resources needed to provide children in pediatric hospital settings items for play.
Build Jake’s Place – Creating Inclusive Play Experiences
Jake’s Place is a nationally ranked, award-winning, all-inclusive playground located in Cherry Hill & Delran, NJ. Join our Miracle League @ccnjml Build Jakes Place
Variety-the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley would love to be considered for one the 20 spaces that you are donating. Variety works to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.
The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI)
The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a Philadelphia based nonprofit organization with a 40-year mission to procure and distribute human biospecimens to support biomedical research worldwide.
Steppingstone Scholars Philadelphia
Steppingstone Scholars, working with families and school partners, provides rigorous educational programming and support for talented underserved students in the Philadelphia Region to achieve academic success, opportunity, and a college degree.
Career Wardrobe – Donate & shop
Using clothing to inspire change - donate & shop in Philly, DelCo & Bucks. Open to all
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show – Nov 2020
The 44th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Show Chair Robin Blumenfeld Switzenbaum and Show Manager Nancy O’Meara.