The Piazza


The Piazza Events Move Across The Street to the new Pod Park

NOW WE KNOW what the big sculpture across the street from The Piazza complex is, it’s part of a new pop up park called The Pod Park. The Pod Park features 35,000 feet of outdoor space featuring dining, art, civic space, kids and fitness components, as well as regular entertainment and events.

Waving from the Center of Piazza Pod Park will be BEBOT, a 33-foot tall, 13,000-pound robot statue from Burning Man that was flown in special for this park. Events that were traditionally held in The Piazza Courtyard will move to the street on Germantown Avenue and into Piazza Pod Park.

The Pod Park will bring with it nearly a dozen exciting food, drink and coffee vendors – with some of the biggest names in the city. The first list of early vendors is below like Dim Sum House, Spread Bagelry, French Toast Bites by Lokal Artisan Foods, Tiki Tacos, Mama Maria’s Italian Ice, New Liberty Distilling, Urban Village, Empanada Box and others to be announced. Plus Tildie’s Toy Box, from East Passyunk Avenue, will offer opportunities for fun for the whole family. Piazza Pod Park announces Osayi Osunde’s newest location for Fit Academy at Piazza Pod Park. Look for HIIT-inspired boot camps in a specially designed pod that opens from top to bottom, and faces the inside of the park.

Starting in the middle of May, Pod Park is open seven days a week, from 7:00am to 10:00pm, and until Midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more about Piazza Pod Park, visit http://piazzapodpark.com/.
Photos and Drawings provided by Post Brothers/Aversa Pr.


We finally got a Slip & Slide in Philly, and a Zip Line at the same time

We finally got a Slip & Slide in Philly

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Sunday afternoon, Schmidt’s Commons hosted the Ultimate Summer BBQ. Recently the former Piazza underwent a name change to The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St), so this was one of the first events to happen under the new moniker, and it drew a nice crowd from the neighborhood as well as the City, despite the ominous clouds.


There were food trucks on hand, as well as entertainment including DJs from Creep Records Store and live tunes from West Philadelphia Orchestra.


The eateries and retail stores were open, and their were community and promotional tables for attendees to peruse.

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Did I mention the Zip Line, yes there was one of them and people lined up to experience the thrill. I was working so I didn’t get it a try, it had nothing to do with my fear of heights, I swear. hmmm


There was also a slip & slide – whew we finally got one here in Philly

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The Ultimate Summer Cookout aims to be a new annual tradition where neighbors and visitors can come together to celebrate the end of summer in the city. The party is part of the new events schedule, managed by the property’s first full-time events coordinator, and designed to create a more vibrant community of local residents and business owners. This summer, The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons also announced new tenants including WeWork and debuted a renovated courtyard featuring modular furniture.


Food trucks on hand included

Johnny Bravo’s Seafood
Sweet Lavender
D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats










Slip Slip

Gato Espinel  and Marcos Matos


Apricot Stone
Crabby Cafe & Sports Bar
Bar Ferdinand
El Camino Real Philadelphia
Gunners Run
Samwich NoLibs
Wahlburgers Philly Slip

The West Philly OrchestraSlip Slip

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Sunday Funday