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For the past three years, Opera Philadelphia’s seasons began with Festival O, and as is the case this year O19. On September 21, 2019 Opera Philadelphia held their annual gala, this year at the iconic Academy of Music, the Grand Old Lady of Locust Street with ticket prices beginning at $1,000.
Many guests arrived promptly at 5:30pm for Maestro’s Reception in the grand ballroom of the majestic building, a start to the magnificent evening which unfolds over the next few hours.
After cocktail hour guests enjoyed a concert by soprano Brenda Rae and pianist Grant Loehnig, before heading to the stage for a sit down three course dinner prepared by Garces Events. Festival O19 is over now, but tickets are available for the 2020 season with the fabulous Requiem and Madame Butterfly opera’s Look for info HERE Then next year Festival O returns September 17–27, 2020 – O20
For the 11th year, the South Street Oktoberfest was held in front of the Brauhaus Schmitz, on the street and beneath a massive tent with seating in the 700 block of South Street. Festival goers enjoyed 10 German beers, lots of German food, German dancers and live music, with lots of sing a longs.
A half dozen guys participated in the LITER Lift Competition to win $500
Don’t Miss The 2019 Armory Oktoberfest
Brauhaus Schmidtz made some changes for this years event Our Beer Partners Hofbräu are returning, we have changed up the layout so VIP & UBER VIP receive a more efficient service, and the dance floor is being moved to the middle (EVERYBODY DANCES!!) Think BIGGER & BETTER! The Maipole might even make an appearance in disguise!
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30pm to 11:30pm Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30pm to 11:30pm
Ticketing Options: General Admission 22 South 23rd Street $25 Includes: entry, first Liter of beer and a pretzel. Food is pay as you go. Plenty of communal seating for everyone. Table service will also be available in GA.
VIP $70 (per person, groups of 2-8) Includes: reserved seating, table service, Commemorative glass liter mug to take home, 2 liters of beer, private bathrooms and 1 food ticket good for an entrée platter. Choice of sausage, roast pork or ½ chicken with sauerkraut and potato salad. (Get this, get this, you won’t regret it!!) See you there Friday night wear comfortable clothes as it gets fun, wild and crazy.
The honor recognizes women for their accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality industry. Proceeds from the dinner benefited the LDEI Scholarship program.
The evening begins with a cocktail reception where guests caught up on their summer happenings, bid on wonderful silent auction items, followed by a three-course farm dinner on the beautiful grounds of Bartram’s Garden. The meal was created by twenty area chefs using locally sourced ingredients- including from The Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden. Menu includes vegan and gluten-free dishes. Wine, signature cocktails and spirit-free beverages included.
Since it’s beginning in 1976, the organization has grown to more than 1,350 members in 27 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, its grants, scholarships, mentoring and community service programs continue to be LDEI’s hallmarks. Through chapter fundraising efforts, nearly $4 million has been awarded in grants and scholarships and other philanthropic endeavors and countless volunteer hours have been logged on behalf of chapter communities.
The Fifth Annual Julius Erving Golf Classic was held over the weekend September 7-9 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. On Saturday the Erving Youth Basketball Clinic was held at the state-of-the-art Sixers training complex in Camden, NJ. Youth participants enjoyed an incredible experience with the 76ers dunk team, Q&A session with Dr. J, a gifting from Converse and lunch was provided. On Sunday night, the annual Red Carpet & Pairings Party was held at Premier Nightclub at Borgata.
On the final day, September 9, all golf participants headed to the Atlantic City Country Club to tee-it-up in the Official Julius Erving Golf Classic Tournament. Let’s check out the photos from the golf day. Proceeds from the weekend supported Grab a Ball and Play and The Salvation Army
reads a bit of history about Dr. J on this signs which were posted at
each hole. He’s an American retired basketball player and the former
head coach of California State University, Northridge. He formerly
served as head coach for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and New Mexico
State University’s men’s basketball team.
“It is such an honor to be able to come here each year for Julius. We started out thinking that we didn’t have much of a chance, but as the round went along, we really made some clutch putts and had great team energy,” said NBA Legend and Philadelphia 76ers Star Gerald Henderson Sr., who’s team won of the 2019 Erving Classic.
The Post Brothers‘ new luxurious living quarters is open and accepting tenants now. The Irvine Apartments, in a century-old former warehousing facility at 780 South 52nd Street near the Baltimore Avenue corridor.
According to a Globe Street article “This isn’t one of your cookie-cutter, ground-up luxury high-rise buildings. The Irvine has history and roots in industrial Philly. Our mission was to honor its history and character while creating an elevated, yet practical living experience,” says Michael Pestronk, CEO and co-founder of Post Brothers. “We’re keeping in line with the ever-growing cultural renaissance of West Philly, where we’re seeing an influx of new residents who really care about health, sustainability, and the concept of community, so we wanted to create an experience that echoes those values.”
Neon is prominent through out the building as it is here in the community room. Also on each floor when you get off the elevator their is a neon sign with the floor number illuminated.
The property includes a variety of both indoor and outdoor amenities, including:
A fitness center equipped with top-of-the-line cardio and exercise equipment such as Peloton bikes, Precor treadmills, stair-masters, HIIT options, and a variety of selectorized, plate-loaded and free weight stations.
A community garden where residents can plant and grow their own flora and produce
Fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with grills, dining tables and lounge areas
A K9 turf lawn and pet park
A co-working space that features a large open area with ample seating, natural sunlight and custom artwork
Concierge services including dry cleaning, package storage and online services
The windows let a lot of light in making the living space bright and spacious. They must have knocked out a lot of walls to create these windows since it was a storage facility. The official word: The interiors include roller shades for apartment windows and customizable mill work for closets, along with full-size stainless steel appliances, antimicrobial quartz countertops, and tile backsplash in the kitchen.
“The building was originally designed for storage,” says Post Brothers Asset Manager Josh Guelbart. “And then it sat vacant for 15 years, and people started painting really cool graffiti” on its walls. (Philly Mag Article)
Work has begun on a joint project with Brandywine Realty Trust and Coscia Moos Architecture at 650 Park Avenue . A few weeks ago the two companies held a “Demolition Party” to kick off the re development of the building, with plans to build a state of the art office complex in place of the outdated, decades old building.
The current building is 3 stories, a bit dated and not wired for today’s modern technology. Whereas in 16 months the new four-story, 100,000 square-foot workplace structure will have the much desired amenities which companies desire and need to operate in modern times.
Guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, DJ music and a chance to take a whack at the old building via sledgehammers, rocks and even throwing an ax, mostly at a target but there was a few that went astray.
In close proximity to the Passyunk Ave corridor bustling with a plethora of restaurants, nightlife, coffee shops, gym, shopping and Columbus Square Park, a new townhouse project, Roman Square, was built. Located on the southwest corner of 11th and McKean Streets, Roman Square is a community featuring only eight exclusive town home residences with garage parking for one or two cars. Buyers are able to chose from several different floor plans featuring 3 or 4 bedrooms by acclaimed architects, Canno Design.
The town-homes feature 10 ft ceilings and oversized Pella Windows allowing maximum flow of natural light throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. Each unit features a gourmet kitchen equipped with every modern amenity including French door refrigerator, 5 burner gas range, eat in, dishwasher, canopy hood and slide out microwave, all clad in stainless steel. Additional features include hardwood flooring and recessed LED lighting throughout all living areas and bedrooms, quartz countertops and more .
There’s a 10-year tax abatement and one year builder warranty included for added piece of mind. A superb walk score of 96, bike score of 78 & transit score of 79 providing easy access to the Broad St line and other public transport. Contact
Diner en Blanc, the most desired dinner party to attend says 6,000 people. All the RSVP’s are in, and you haven’t received yours. There is another way to get in and you don’t have to carry your table, food or schlep through subways (although I always have fun doing that as well.)
Once again this year, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Dîner en Blanc International to bring a new level of luxury to this iconic occasion. Guests in 6 North American cities will be able to claim a highly coveted ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc and skip the carrying of tables, chairs and dinnerware – to seek out the extraordinary, an exclusive dining experience fashioned by Sofitel and inspired by the elegance and sophistication of high French culture, right in the heart of Dîner en Blanc. Places are extremely limited. To learn more, visit www.sofitelenblanc.com.
Experience the new French art de vivre. Experience Sofitel en Blanc.
Exclusive Sofitel en Blanc Package includes:
Highly Coveted Ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc
Welcome Champagne Toast at Sofitel
Luxury Transport to Preferred Meeting Spot
Elegant Tablescape at Le Dîner en Blanc (Pre-Set; No Carrying Required)
Gourmet Menu Curated by one of Sofitel’s Premiere Chefs
Selections of Fine Wines
An Evening of Revelry & Dancing
Pricing is $600.00 per pair**.
Learn more about our partnership with Dîner en Blanc International, click here.
** Sofitel en Blanc All-Inclusive Passes have a maximum
capacity of 50 pairs for the Philadelphia event. Sofitel en Blanc Passes
are non-refundable and based on per pair pricing of $600.00 USD
($300.00 USD per guest). For complete terms and conditions, click here.
Many of us are counting down the days til the 8th annual Dîner en Blanc, which rolls around every August.
Last week the folks at Dîner en Blanc held their annual sponsor party at the Bourse Food Hall in Old City. Unlike the main event in August, the preview party is open to all without registration. It’s a great way to be introduced to all that is fun and stylish of the summer white party, although I did meet a lot of people who have already been to one, to all of the parties.
The highlight of the evening were the 9 tables on display and decorated by Dîner en Blanc table captains. The table decorating contest theme was “Philadelphia’s Festivals and Outdoor Celebrations.” A panel of judges chose the best decorated table, and guests at the party chose the “People’s Choice.”
Miguel Martinez-Valle, Emmanuel Capó, Syrmarie Villalobos and Alondra Anaya– Comcast/NBC10/Telemundo team.
Event date is Thursday, Aug 22nd (4th Thursday instead of the usually 3rd Thursday)
Number of Guests – 6,000 making us the largest Diner en Blanc in United States. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW, they’re accepting 500 new guests this year.
At the event they gave away 8 free registrations for this year’s event through drawings that encouraged participants to purchase from the Bourse Food Hall vendors and raffle ticket purchases that benefited Broad Street Ministry raising $1,000 for Broad Street Ministry through the raffle. This is the second year in a row we are supporting Broad Street Ministry through raffles and auctions that will continue through registration and the actual event. At the the May Franklin Square Gala, two seats for Diner en Blanc were auctioned off and received over $5,000, with funds going towards the mission of Franklin Square Gala.
A DEB team also volunteered earlier this month at Broad Street Ministry for their Breaking Bread lunch service.
Join the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for the largest indoor cycling event to raise money for cancer research at The Fillmore! AACR Revolutionsfor Research brings together cyclists of all levels, led by high energy instructors. Let’s get moving and #PedalToBeatCancer!
Louie Louie – French Inspired Restaurant
3611 WALNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104 (267) 805-8585
Parx Casino Near Philadelphia
Parx Casino and Racing is a thoroughbred horse racing venue with the largest casino gaming complex in Pennsylvania, and entertainment center. 3001 St Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020
Go Beyond Celiac Gala & Concert
Beyond Celiac is a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease. Gala 10/24 Honoring Carole Haas GravagnoPerformance by Arturo Chacón-CruzEvent Chair: Martha Snider
Richard Sandoval’s Aqimero at the Ritz Carlton
Our kitchen features Latin inspired notes that enhance the tastes of an eclectic menu, while a stunning atmosphere encourages guest-to-guest connections over shareable plates and carefully crafted cocktails.
10 Avenue of the Arts | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 | 215.523.8200
Monsters Ball Masquerade 10/11/19
Monsters Ball Masquerade
One of the first Halloween Parties of the season is on October 11. Don your finest cocktail attire and mask in support of one of the city’s most iconic historical and cultural landmarks – The Academy of Music. TICKETS