The legendary Patti LaBelle was honored with the renaming of the 200 block of Broad Street yesterday in her honor – Patti LaBelle Way….
Another legend in radio Dyana Williams, (r) who is heading back to the airwaves full time on Monday, July 15. She will host the afternoon drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on Classix 107.9 FM, Monday through Thursday, while continuing Soulful Sundays show on WRNB-FM (100.3) with Derrick Sampson . Congrats Dyana!! More on the good news on Inquirer.com
Welcome America has designed a new layout for the July 4thParty on the Parkway and July 4th Concert &
Fireworks which will offer families and guests an enhanced experience.
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway will now feature dedicated entry points
and a perimeter that will allow guests to enter in a smooth,
more orderly fashion, then roam freely to experience all the iconic Party on the Parkway has to offer.
Party on the Parkway runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th and is followed by the July 4th Concert and Fireworks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Once guests enter the Parkway, they will be able to roam freely and experience all that Philadelphia’s iconic July 4th party has to offer from food and drink, to games and rides, to entertainment. This year’s enhanced family-friendly experience includes the free PECO Kids’ Zone featuring a zip-line, acrobatic dunkers, bungee jumping, games, arts & crafts, storytelling, face painting, and more.
Party on the Parkway runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th and is followed by the July 4th Concert and Fireworks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Once guests enter the Parkway,
they will be able to roam freely and experience all that Philadelphia’s iconic July 4th
party has to offer from food and drink, to games and rides, to
entertainment. This year’s enhanced family-friendly experience includes
PECO Kids’ Zone featuring a zip-line, acrobatic dunkers, bungee jumping, games, arts & crafts, storytelling, face painting, and much more.
As always, guests are permitted to bring picnics and small personal coolers. A full list of prohibited items can be found on
All entrances will be open from noon until 9 p.m. (That means you can not enter after 9PM. So get here early to find your spot for the fireworks, or watch them on the side streets) Guests are highly encouraged to enter through the Main Welcome Gates at Logan Circle. Other entry points include:
20th Street & the Parkway from both the north and south sides
21st Street & the Parkway from both the north and south sides
23rd Street & Pennsylvania Avenue north side
Entry signage will be clearly visible at all gates, and Wawa
Welcome America Ambassadors will be on hand to help guests find their
Road closures and more info about Wawa Welcome America on Philly Mag but I wanted you to see what the fencing looks like on the Parkway. Basically just like Made in America, or when the Pope came to Philly, the area is fenced off and there are entrance points. It’s for convenience and your safety. It’ll definitely be a much better experience than in years gone by when there was a rush of people at the last minute jockeying for a spot to watch the fireworks, as well as folks lighting their own fireworks off in the crowd. Bring the family for the day long Party on the Parkway, then enjoy the free concert and fireworks.!!
Happy day after Fourth of July. I’m so beat, as you probably are as well. If you’re not there’s always SIPS tonight. Thank you City of Philadelphia,Jeff Guaracino and his team from Wawa Welcome America, Melanie Sole, Cashman & Associates, as well as Philly’s Special Events office for planning and excuting an amazing event, with a lot of consideration on the set up of the Parkway. I’ve lived on the Parkway for years, and this was the best set up, and viewing of stage and fireworks ever. I felt safe, yet not trapped or burdened by blockage. The security guards were well trained, and very nice. After the rain some of the people in the front VIP section left, and the security allowed the folks in the back to move into those sections. It was a great time despite mother nature’s dampness. Every year I like to run a column of fashion standouts. This year more than ever, did people dress up in their Red, White & Blue. Let’s see some of my favorites….
Thank you to all volunteers. Here are two from the Red Cross.
Not R/W/B but the best sunblock
Awesome, and on a mission
Love her hat
Can’t go wrong with those socks
OK not in r/w/b at all, but she’s straight up Paula Abdul and she posed for me in the Visit Philly tent.
Not in red/white/blue but a stellar dresser
I ran into this family a couple of times yesterday, they were dressed perfectly for family day. They told me their sons even had a football
catch with the police officers nearby.
Robin Younger,Meryl Levitz, Visit Philly (Thanks for the hospitably last night) and Patty Jackson, the legend from WDAS
Monica Lewis, I love this dress.
Poor Hugo it was so hot yesterday,
but his steaks are delicious at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House at SugarHouse – I just ate there last week
Even in the pouring rain she was a standout
I see those glitter glasses Mary J Blige
We have a winner. This is the outfit of the day.
Happy 5th of July
Escape to the Riviera between February 29 – March 8, 2020 at the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Riviera Holiday," invites you to fall in love with your garden all over again. Explore the Mediterranean-inspired gardens with groves of citrus trees and sweet-smelling varieties of geraniums and roses. Embrace your inner romantic at the Flower Show and enhance your visit with the various experiences offered.
BRAVA Philadelphia! 2020 Gala
Funds raised from each annual Gala benefit the AVA Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition-free training to the world’s most promising opera soloists!
Dancing With The Stars for Character Gala!
Dance the night away with CITRS at our first annual Dancing With The Stars for Character Gala! INFO
Red Ball 3/28/20 at Vie
Red Ball is the American Red Cross’ largest fundraiser in the Philadelphia area and 2020 marks the 20th anniversary! Red Ball is a reception style black-tie gala – it’s elegance without the long sit-down dinner and program! All funds raised support the Red Cross House, the center for disaster recovery in Philadelphia.
The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.’s 2020 Spring Gala