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.


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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.


FREE CANNOLI’S for National Cannoli day at Potito’s Italian American Bakery – Center City, Fairmount & South Philly

Philly’s own
Potito’s Italian American Bakery is celebrating National Cannoli day on
June 16th by giving out a free mini Cannoli at all Potito’s location, Center City (1315 Walnut St), Fairmount (547 N 20th St) and South Philly (1614 W Ritner St). 

will also be introducing their new line of flavors for cannoli’s including their already popular flavors: ricotta”original”,chocolate Italian cream and Vanilla Italian Cream, and new flavors: Pistachio,
Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Tirimisu, Lemon,Amaretto, Pignoli,hazelnut,
Chocolate Ricotta, Passion Fruit, Peach,Strawberry,Chocoalte Mousse, Red
Velvet, Caramel, Oreo, White Chocolate Mousse. For a total of 20
different flavors of Cannoli’s.


 Photo Credit: Jacqueline Passaro

PARTY LIKE YOU’RE GOLDEN 10 Arts’ Red Carpet Party on March 2, 2014 – Oscar awards ceremony

10 Arts’ Red Carpet Party on March 2
The 3rd annual party
includes Peroni Nastro Azzuro, cocktails from Casamigos Tequila &
Caliche Rum, lite fare, a dessert bar, best-dressed awards and is hosted
by Philly fashionistas Kristin
Detterline and Jimmy Contreras
must RSVP: 

The Red Carpet Party is free for guests age 21 and over who RSVP. RSVP is requested by Thursday, Feb. 27, email
10arts@vlahospr.com or call 267-687-0224. Space is limited. 10 Arts Lounge is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts at 10 S. Broad Street.
More details below:


2014) – The Academy Awards, Hollywood’s biggest night of glamour,
fashion and celebrity, is just a weeks away, and Philly will be rolling
out its own red carpet at
10 Arts Lounge to celebrate.

On Sunday, March 2, 10 Arts Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, will play host to the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Red Carpet Party during the 86th
Annual Academy Awards.
The event will feature complimentary beer from Peroni, cocktails made
with Casamigos and Caliche, lite fare and a dessert bar by Chef Nathan

The party
– free for guests 21 and over – begins at 6pm with the complimentary
cocktails, food and desserts during red carpet arrivals, followed by $8
drink specials, champagne bottle service
and a live screening of the Oscar awards ceremony at 7pm. (Unlike in Hollywood, guests are invited to arrive at any time during the event.)

“The Oscars
red carpet is one of the most-watched, and most elegant, events in
Hollywood. Honestly, what better place to take all of that glamour in
than with a fashionable crowd of your
friends in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia?” said co-host
Jimmy Contreras.

Contreras and
Philadelphia Style magazine Editor-in-chief Kristin Detterline
will be offering live commentary – sassy and unedited – as guests watch
the broadcast projected on big screens in the soaring rotunda. The
evening will also include red carpet looks by Saks
Fifth Avenue and complimentary gift bags for the first 200 guests.

The dress code is
“cocktail chic” and Contreras and Detterline will select a best-dressed
lady, best-dressed gentleman and best-dressed couple at the party
for awards. The prizes will include
dinner for two at 10 Arts, a spa gift certificate from Richel D’Ambra
and, for the lucky couple, an overnight stay at The Ritz-Carlton,

UBER – the on-demand car service – is offering new users a ride to or free the party up to $20. (When requesting the car via the smartphone app, use code 10REDCARPET.)

The Red Carpet Party is free for guests age 21 and over who RSVP. RSVP is requested by Thursday, Feb. 27, email
10arts@vlahospr.com or call 267-687-0224. Space is limited. 10 Arts Lounge is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts at 10 S. Broad Street.

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using the Twitter hashtag #RitzRedCarpet. Guests (and those watching
from home) are also invited to weigh in on the red carpet styles using
the hashtag.

For more information, contact:
Matthew Vlahos/MVPR, 267-687-0226 or matthew@vlahospr.com
Bradley Pacana/The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, 215-523-8272 or bradley.pacana@ritzcarlton.com




Friday | October 19, 2012 | 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M
33 South 18th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103


Usually more modest than its brethren, third Friday evenings in Center City take on a smooth new
persona from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., beginning
October 19, with Replica Creative’s Replica After Dark: A unique collaborative where creativity meets
arts and culture. Enjoy a cocktail and delectable hors d’oeuvres as our space is transformed into a chic
and intimate gallery,
showcasing the best 2-D presentations from local artists each month. Meet up with other business
professionals or simply unwind with friends and give your third Fridays a stylish makeover with the
sights of Philadelphia. Be a part of the scene and stir up some mid-month excitement where art lovers
cultural connoisseurs can add Replica to their list of weekend stops.

Calling all artists!

Are you interested in having your work displayed for a Replica After Dark exhibit? We’re currently accepting
2-D art, including

I remember as a first time artist – I photographed City landscapes, fall leaves, and life,

I was so excited when I had my work exhibited the first time.  I knew someone at Borders Book Store and they asked me. Well now you have a chance to exhibit your work and here’s how. (That was my most popular shot exhibited)


Send all inquiries to mail@replicaglobal.net, and please include your
full name, email address, website or portfolio, and details of your medium.

Our mailing address is:


33 S. 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103



As I left work yesterday, I notice many of the people passing me had big smiles on their faces as they sucked on various colored round ice cream pops. I then came to the culprit, who I later found out was James Hampton who’s job it was to give out FREE M&M’s Ice Cream Treats, and it wasn’t even the first day of summer? Remember when Good Humor or Rita’s used to give out ice cream on the first day of summer. The new treats came in the same 5 colors that M&M’s came in, which looked familiar, but weren’t chocolate inside at all, just vanilla.
This guy actually stopped traffic, got out of his $25,000 gas guzzling SUV and snagged two of the free treats, one for mom he said. Note the traffic light is red for the opposing traffic and cars have to go around his truck, maybe he heard about the delicious sweet tasting bar that made him do it. Ought oh, here comes trouble
The PPA officer told James that he might want to go back to his truck.
And we all did the perp walk ’cause I wanted to know what was going on (It was all for you guys, not my own curiosity, I swear)

Turns out that the M&M giveaway truck was in a NO Parking Lane, and it didn’t matter that they were spreading joy & happiness, they had to move it. I asked James where would they go, he didn’t know, but they had 6 cases of bars to give out and they were going tonight. I asked the PPA officer if he realized how many folks were going to miss out on this freebie, and did he have one. He mumbled something like he doesn’t eat that stuff, and they could park where ever they wanted, but it had to be a legal spot if it was going to be on his watch. So once again the PPA ruins the day, by taking candy out of the mouths of babes. With that the M&M Ice Cream truck was off to it’s next destination, and as it passed by these two kids and their mom they just stood there cried as it went by. (OK they didn’t cry, but they did look at it drive by and seemed sad, I know I was sad.) Officer John Doe went to the next offending vehicle, who was moving boxes into the US Post Office. I overheard PPA asking them to move their truck and they refuses, as they sucked on their M&M ice cream. He wrote them a ticket. So that’s it from the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly affection, for this week. Thanks for my booming numbers, I will try and continue to post interesting stuff, celebrities sightings, Philly’s Social Diary, tidbits, friendly gossip and whatever else seems pertinent at the moment. PS: If I didn’t post your event this week, I will be getting them all out next week so that I can get up to date. Don’t forget to check out the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival over in Northern Liberties this weekend.