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Museum of Illusions is Spectacular

Stacy Stec, Marketing Manager at LOL Entertainment (the parent company of Museum of Illusions) , Job Itzkowitz, executive director of Old City District, Rob Cooper, CEO of LOL Entertainment, ,Sheila Hess, City Representative for the City of Philadelphia and
Jason Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer at LOL Entertainment

A magical mystery museum opened this past weekend in Old City, the new 5000 square foot Museum of Illusions officially opened at 4th and Market ; it boasts 80+ visual and educational exhibits featuring holograms, stereo-grams, optical illusions, immersive rooms and special Philly installations unique to this location.

Jonathan Benjamin. Chief Executive Officer at Museum of Illusions, Councilman Mark Squilla and Jason Mitchell, Chief Operating Officer at LOL Ente

“We are very excited to be bringing the Museum of Illusions to Philadelphia and happy to be able to provide the city with such an engaging and exciting new museum concept,” said Rob Cooper, Philadelphia native and founder of LOL Entertainment, the parent company of the Museum of Illusions Philadelphia. “We are confident that people of all ages will love seeing and experiencing the Museum’s unique illusions and exhibits.”

I had a ball

Job Itzkowitz, executive director of Old City District is just hanging around in the Anti-Gravity Room

Michael Newmuis, COS Visit Philly “climbs” a Philadelphia row home at the Museum of Illusions.

The Museum of Illusions MOI is for all ages and offers visual and educational exhibits designed to tease the senses. Visitors will learn about vision, perception, and the human brain and experience firsthand the science of how the eyes can trick the mind.

Janelle Burrell the morning and noon co-anchor of CBS3 Eyewitness News hung out for a bit.

We weren’t sure how this exhibit worked, until Ray suddenly ran into the adjoining room and crawled through a tunnel popping up for a feast for our eyes.

They have a cool gift shop too

Don’t take my word for it Metro Philly WHYY and then head to the MOI website

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Scenes from Diner en Blanc 2021 (opps wrote 2020 at first)

Co-Hosts and organizers of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia Natanya DiBona and Kayli Moran pose at one of several photo stations at the Annual Diner en Blanc in Philadelphia, Pa., on Thursday, Aug., 12, 2021. These two women, attended a Diner en Blanc in the late 00s, and worked together to bring it here in 2012 for our enjoyment.

Dîner en Blanc was started in Paris in 1988 by a man who wanted to meet his friends for dinner in a public place. He asked them all to wear white so they would be able to find each other. 30 years later it is still a celebration of diversity, friendships, and encourages making new connections. Last Thursday, despite the record heat, nearly 3,000 attended the Philadelphia version. The last time it was held was in 2019 with a record of 6,000 Philadelphians.

Diner Attendees dress in white and bring their own picnic and white table settings to a secret location. Here they wait at designated locations waiting for the call to bring them to the final destination.

Guests must bring a table, two (white, of course) chairs, and a white tablecloth. You can bring your own picnic basket of food or you have the option to pre-order food that can be picked up at the caterer site. 

To see more photos I took from Diner en Blanc Philadelphia head to : Philly Voice CBSPhilly
Philly Metro Philadelphia Tribune and look for photos in print in Mainline Today and Philly Style Magazine in the fall.

Le Dîner en Blanc was happy to align with the following organizations for this year’s event. Feast Your Eyes Catering delicious cuisine with a plethora of dining options like cheese plates, entrees, and dessert samplers were a few of the menu options for a tasteful evening. Petit Jardin en Ville returned to offer flower bouquets. One Hope is a proud partner of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square. Le Dîner en Blanc guests were encouraged to buy a bottle of wine from One Hope, an online wine store that donates a portion of their sales to organizations that provide access to clean water, hunger relief, health research, and education. To Keep Up to Date on Event Announcements, Visit philadelphia.dinerenblanc.com