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Good Fun, Good Food Events – What to Wear, What Is There

Hey guys, sorry I am late posting today, so many events happening and lots of processing of photos going on. I’ll make it up to you like right now. I’m going to tell you about three cool events happening this weekend that you can go to…they’re fun, and delicious. I’ll be shooting each of them so bring your smile.

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9th Annual South Street Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00pm to 8:00pm

For the 9th year in a row, Oktoberfest will be held in front of the restaurant on the 700 block of South Street beneath a massive tent, rain or shine. Guests can attend and purchase beers and food on a pay-as-you-go basis or upgrade to an exclusive VIP package- including no-wait bathrooms, a Bavarian buffet from 1-6pm, six tokens good for beer, official Brauhaus Oktoberfest t-shirt, drawstring bag and a glass liter stein filled with “Oktoberfest survival supplies” to take home, all for $115, tax and gratuity included (limited tickets available).

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With 10 German beers available on draught, a wealth of German food, live Oom-pah music, German dancers and more, it is one of the fall’s most exciting food-and-drink events and a do-not-miss celebration for beer lovers!!

12:00 PM FESTIVAL BEGINS

1:30 PM LITER LIFT COMPETITION

2:00 PM BAND BEGINS

2:00 PM CEREMONIAL KEG TAPPING

3:00 PM SCHUHPLATTLER & FOLK DANCING

3:30 – 4:30 PM BAND

4:30 PM HOLZHACKER, SCHUHPLATTLER & FOLK DANCING

5:00 – 6:00 PM BAND

8:00 PM LAST CALL

 

All of the Oktoberfest fun is open to the general public, but a select number of VIP tickets are available too. WE DO NOT HAVE OUR REGULAR MENU SERVED. FOOD IS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OR THROUGH THE VIP PASSES.

 

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia

Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia presents the 2nd Annual Outstanding in Her Field Farm Dinner, this year honoring local food advocate Ann Karlen. The event will take place on Sunday September 17, 2017 at The Inn at Grace Winery in Glen Mills. Guests will have the opportunity to sample locally sourced cuisine and sip wines made on the property.

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The dinner’s honoree, Ann Karlen, has been long time food advocate in her community, helping to found Fair Food, a non-profit organization formed in 2000 to build a local food economy for the Delaware Valley region by connecting family farms to the Philadelphia marketplace.

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Tickets are on sale now starting at $125 and can be purchased at bit.ly/ticketslesdames2017

Philadelphia has a storied culinary history, and professional women have been integral to the development of restaurants, catering companies, farms and food production since the city was founded.

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In order to honor this heritage, Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia developed Outstanding In Her Field in 2016 to recognize a Philadelphia-area woman for her accomplishments in the food, beverage or hospitality  industry.

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“We are thrilled to return to Inn at Grace Winery for our 2nd Annual Outstanding in Her Field Farm Dinner,” said Les Dames d’Escoffier Philadelphia Event Co-Chair and President Natanya DiBona. “Our annual dinner an incredible event that  brings together chefs, producers and foodies alike in a beautiful setting among the vines of this famous vineyard.  It celebrates the accomplishments of a pioneering woman in food, like Ann Karlen, while raising scholarship money to support the next generation of women in food.”

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Up on the Roof – The Chefs of Passyunk at Bok Bar – NEW DATE!!!!
Monday, September 18, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bok Bar (1901 S. 9th Street)
Presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District
http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/

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Twenty chefs from East Passyunk Avenue come together for a special culinary event at one of the most beautiful rooftop sites in the city. East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents the second year for “Up On The Roof – The Chefs of Passyunk at Bok Bar” on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

 Participating chefs will be serving some of their favorites dishes from their restaurants, as well as one-time specials made exclusively for the event. Tickets will go on sale by the end of August at www.visiteastpassyunk.com. Proceeds from this special community benefit support the programs and activities of EPABID.

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MORE INFO:

Back at Bok, 20 of East Passyunk’s award-winning chefs Up on the Roof at the Bok Bar for hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, a cash bar, and DJ Christophonic Monday, September 18th. Tickets are $40 per person and include hors d’oeuvres prepared and passed by East Passyunk’s chefs. There’s Free Parking across the street from Bok Bar in the school playground.

In the case of inclement weather the event will be held on Tuesday, September 19.

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Spotted at 2nd Street Festival in Northern Liberties

What an amazing weekend, and especially at the 2nd Street Festival where I headed yesterday with Mike and my friend Rahel Solomon. Let’s see who was there…

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The Piazza was happening with bands, and over 40 vendors with great gifts

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Post War Dream

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North Bowl was definitely one of the best beer gardens

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Greyhound Bus was doing an activation and gave out these cute paper visors. It’s so cool when people wear stuff like this.

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We (Mike, Moi and Rahel) stopped by Heritage and said hi to Marilyn Russell. I had so much fun being on WOGL FM with her on Friday.
I’m on again this Friday too.

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Pineapple drinks ready to go

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Seriously this menu is amazing. Anyone have the Alligator Sandwich?

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Kenneth Hilario, Phila Biz Journal (this guy is always smiling) and friends

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I think jumpsuits really are in, a much better trend than say faux hawks

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I gave him a dollar, but how many does he have to collect to buy gold paint, and then gold paint remover

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The ladies told me they had a lovely day, and were so glad to find this great bench

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I ran into some readers. Hi!

 

 

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I signed up for Enterprise Car Share, I need wheels to get me to the studio every week. I used to be with Zipcar, but when I went to their office on 12th Street I found they recently left and everything has to be done online. It wasn’t fun trying to get a human on the phone to explain all the levels. Bye Felicia!

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It was as I said, an amazing day, with an amazing crowd.
See you tomorrow….

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OLD CITY FEST ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016 Returns to the Neighborhood Sunday

Good news – it looks like Hurricane Matthew is heading out to sea and Old City Fest will be going off without a hitch on Sunday.

 

 

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OLD CITY DISTRICT CELEBRATES ART AND DESIGN, FOOD AND FASHION, CREATIVITY AND CULTURE AT OLD CITY FEST ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016

Philadelphia, PA — Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go

 

“Old City Fest highlights our region’s premier arts and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture,” said Old City District’s Executive Director, Job Itzkowitz. “Old City Fest was designed to be different.

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The city has tons of amazing neighborhood-based festivals with food, drink and music. We wanted to take that one step farther and celebrate all that makes America’s most historic square mile unique. We curated the event to give Old City’s merchants, artists, makers and creative community a platform to shine for the region.”

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Philadelphia Independents is sponsoring Independents Row, a special designated area featuring selected artists and makers. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of 35 N. 3rd Street. Independents Row will include:

As the Crow Flies
Betsy Ann Paper
Britta Keenan
The Golden Hen
Mason Made
The Nautical Rose
Philadelphia Independents
Pink Hammers (Family Fun Zone)
Saffron Creations
Sarah Draws Things
Stanley, Chester & Albert
Stitch Prism
Sweet Mama Lew (Family Fun Zone)
Threet Ceramics
Tim Eads
The Tin Goat

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Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. For more info, visit oldcitydistrict.org, tweet @OldCityDistrict or call (215) 592-7929. Old City Fest is produced by Old City District with support from major sponsors Bridge, Colonial Penn, Comcast, Mighty Engine, MRP Realty, Where Magazine, Xfinity, Yelp, plus other sponsors and contributors.

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OLD CITY FASHION SHOW

Old City Fest will host two fashion shows (2:00pm and 3:30pm) beneath the fall foliage of 3rd and Cherry Streets in front of MADE Institute’s Design Studio to highlight the innovation and sophistication that is Old City Fashion. Reannin Celins, from Smak Parlou and Instagram Style Blogger, will serve as emcee. Our first show will feature one of a kind, handmade work from MADE Institute’s current students and members of their Designer Development Program, including Tienel and Harx Four. Wilhelmina models will take the stage once again in the afternoon to share new fall styles from local boutiques and design collectives that celebrate Independent Designers and Diversity through fashion. These boutiques include Smak Parlour, Fason De Viv and shared space boutique, 323 Arch Street Fashion Collective, who will be represented by the brands LELE and National Picnic. The show will be set to music mixed by Cosmo Baker of Philadelphia’s Scratch Academy. Hair and makeup will be provided by Old City’s own Lakshmi Hair Studio. Whether your taste is contemporary, edgy, glam, or bohemian, these shows will not disappoint!

 

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There are lots of fun family events.

FAMILY FUN ZONE

The family fun zone will feature performances from the Give & Take Jugglers, Philadelphia Dance Academy, Music Monkey Jungle and many more. AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate, the historic division of Mars Chocolate, will present the history and preparation of colonial chocolate at the Betsy Ross House. Stop by to experience chocolate the same way that 18th century chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne, did! Check in as special guests will visiting throughout the day. You might recognize some of America’s most famous neighbors!

12:00pm – Gymnastics presentation by students from Relentless Fitness
1:00pm – Arden Drama School
2:00pm – Pirates of Fortune’s Folly Stunt Show SpectaculARRRR!
3:00pm – Philadelphia Dance Academy
4:00pm – Music Monkey Jungle
5:00pm – Give & Take Jugglers

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From its historic past to its artful present to its tech future, Old City is the place to be! Look for vibrant and diverse offerings that make the neighborhood the historic gem of Philadelphia. Old City staples lining the streets will include Buddakan, Continental, Cuba Libre, Franklin Fountain, Old City Coffee, Sassafras, Center for Art in Wood, Clay Studio, Smak Parlour, and Third Street Habit. Start-ups and newer businesses including Conversion, The Little Lion, People Prints and Select Shop 215 are just some of the more than 100 vendors. Mark your calendar, tell your friends and come prepared for a festival unlike any other. For a full list of activities, vendors, schedules and other information, see below or visit oldcitydistrict.org.

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The lineup of Old City restaurants showcases the wide variety of styles and flavors while highlighting some of the best food and drinks. With more than two dozen food vendors setting up shop for the festival there is something for everyone. (*New to Old City Fest for 2016.)

MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE

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Old City Fest will feature live performances from Worldtown Soundsystem, DJ D-ILL, Ernest Stuart and Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio on the main stage located at 4th and Arch Streets throughout the day. Plus, look out for Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint!

* Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio – 12:30pm

Hannah Taylor was born a little orphan girl to a black bear in the Upstate New York woods. She was raised on blackberries and moonshine. As an adult, following her stint as Aretha Franklin’s backup singer, she ventured to Philadelphia and fell in love with our city. Rockabilly, country and rock fans alike agree… Despite a lack of male pompadours, the band knows how to keep the dance floor hopping and the drinks flowing.

* Ernest Stuart – 2:00pm

Philadelphia native Ernest Stuart is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Center City Jazz Festival. Stuart is a graduate of Temple University where he earned a B.A. in Jazz Performance. While attending Temple University Ernest Stuart became known as a versatile trombonist who could play various styles of music from jazz, salsa, R&B, neo-soul to hip-hop.

* DJ D-ILL – 3:30pm

Dylan Curtis, a.k.a., DJ D-ILL was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of nine, D-ILL began to take an interest in DJ’ing.  His previous DJ engagements include; White House’s fifth annual Kids’ “State Dinner”, Host/DJ for Kid Zone at WAWA Welcome America Philadelphia on July 3rd & 4th, opening DJ for Andy Mineo Youth Concert, being host DJ for the 2016 DJ Independence Day and the 2016 Jubilee concert series, featured DJ for BoomBox Life on WildFire Internet Radio and Al Black’s Show on Blazin267 Internet radio, and performing at the Philly Hip Hop Indie Awards.

* Worldtown Sound System – 5:00pm

Worldtown Soundsystem is a unique, high-energy live music experience uniting the spheres of electronic dance music and world rhythms with live, organic instruments. Performing soulful, energizing house music compositions while showcasing influences from Afrobeat, Latin rhythms and classic funk, this electrifying 10-piece band boasts a seasoned cast of musicians from around the globe.

ABOUT OLD CITY DISTRICT

The Old City District is a special services district, managed by a board of directors drawn from area commercial property owners, business people and civic organizations.  Located in the most historic square mile of the United States, Old City is a unique blend of historic influence and modern lifestyles. Old City has reinvented itself from foundries, factories and warehouse spaces into the residential, retail, dining and cultural destination of the city with art galleries, restaurants, and upscale retail boutiques and historic tours. www.oldcitydistrict.org.

(Sponsored Post)

 

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Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

Made in Philadelphia – Free Festival Labor Day Weekend at FDR Park

If you’re looking for a chill festival to attend this week with your friends, something with a little shade and the ability to come and go as you please, parking and close to transportation?  I think FDR Park Music Jam should be on your list of festivals to attend this weekend.

 

FDR Park Music Jam FREE Festival: Get away from the crowds on the parkway this weekend and head down Broad Street instead for a free outdoor festival with a laid back environment and phenomenal live music. On Saturday 9/3 and Sunday 9/4, in association with Philadelphia Songwriters Project, Parks on Tap is hosting “FDR Park Music Jam,” a two-day, local music festival at FDR Park, right next to the stadiums. The festival features a list of locally acclaimed songwriters, artists and bands from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In addition, South Philly recording artist, Felicia, will be performing an opening set at 2 p.m. both days.  Here is the full lineup:

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Saturday, September 3

  • 3:00 Adam Web – known for his “optimistic acoustifunk”

  • 4:00 Bernard/BJ Sarkissian Music – plays original, recovery-based music in a method to connect with patient populations

  • 5:00 Ryan Tennis – has opened for Grammy Winners Kenny Loggins & Shawn Colvin. Also performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

  • 6:00 Ginger Coyle – singing since she was 14 with conscious lyrics and soulful pop melodies over acoustic guitar and driving piano

  • 7:00 Angela Burns Music – with a family history in bluegrass music, Angela carries on the tradition with her own folky pop twist

  • 8:00 Ross Bellenoit – toured with Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello as a member of Amos Lee’s band

 

Sunday, September 4

  • 3:00 Alyssa Garcia – playing piano since  she was five and now just at 16 she has two self-produced albums

  • 4:00 Dawn Hiatt – winner of the Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest in 2008 & 2009

  • 5:00 Sharon Bousquet – released 7 albums of original soulful music, placed numerous songs in independent films and  promotional shorts

  • 6:00 Pixel8ter – inspired by the sounds of videogames, Pixel8ter puts on a live show that is dynamic and energetic

  • 7:00 Andrea Nardello – Tri-State Indie’s “Acoustic Artist Of The Year”.

  • 8:00 De Tierra Caliente – Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful trio from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico has released 2 full-length albums and played over 200 shows throughout the US, Colombia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

 

Here is a link to the Facebook Event . We will also have extended hours for the holiday weekend: Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday – Sunday 1 to 11 p.m. and Monday, Labor Day 12 to 10 p.m.

NEXT WEEK

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Barks on Tap: In addition, the following week Parks on Tap will be at Fairmount Water Works from September 7 to 11, and on Thursday 9/8 we are hosting a community dog party “Barks on Tap,” a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). From 5 to 10 p.m., 100 percent of beverage proceeds will be donated directly back to PAWS by the Tuttleman Family Foundation and Parks on Tap. Here is link to the Facebook Event and the flyer is attached.

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Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival

Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Tickets $15 adults, $5 kids 6 – 12; kids under 6 are FREE
Rides priced accordingly

I saw a tweet about this event yesterday and Mike and I went to check it out last night.

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Celebrating our 10th year, the Chester County Balloon Festival is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. Experience Chester County and the unique and historic Del Val Region from the ground up! The Chester County Balloon Festival is a non-profit organization with proceeds going to the Chester County Hero Fund and other local community groups.

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I can’t believe I never heard of this event. So much fun, to do, see and experience. Who doesn’t love Monster Truck rides.

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This was my favorite thing to watch.

The popularity of the Chester County Balloon Festival has experienced incredible growth the past few years. We will be returning to our new home at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon, PA on June 24th, 25th, 26th, 2016. The airport is located at 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, allowing visitors from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York convenient access.

 

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The event was held at an airport, so there were lots of flying machines to check outChester

 They had balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, and other fun flying machines.Chester

Plenty to eat tooChester

I had my first Nick’s Roast Beef sandwich. SOooo good. This is the Nick’s that is located in the NortheastChester

In the evening they did the balloon glow. Normally they would fly higher, but because of the wind the balloons didn’t go up.Chester

There was a great crowd on hand to enjoy the festivities. Tonight they’ll be fireworks.

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Bring your chairs and find a great spot. Speaking of there are plenty of porta potties.

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Parking is a short walk away up on the hill

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You can walk, or take this tractor ride. Go early, stay late, you’re going to love it.

 

The expanded 3-day (Friday-Sunday) schedule highlights over 20+ hot air balloon taking flight twice per day, balloon glow featuring Special Shaped Balloon Rodeo, untethered and tethered balloon rides, and a walk-thru balloon. For a complete schedule of events, see the Festival Information page.