Newsletter for Sunday, July 24
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TOP HOTEL CONCIERGES SHARE TIPS FOR DELEGATES
If you’re one of the 50,000 people visiting for the Democratic National Convention, don’t rely on outside sources as a guide. Instead, take it from Philly’s top hotel concierges, people who spend their entire careers helping tourists. Get their best recs for easy breakfast, hot coffee and late drinks right here.
THIS BOAT-BUILDING FACTORY IS TEACHING KIDS ABOUT TEAMWORK
The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory mentors local middle and high school students from Port Richmond, Kensington and Frankford, teaching boat-building, sailmaking, sailing and environmental studies. The idea is to let students build relationships in a safe environment while also learning a new skill.
HOW TO FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DNC
It’s gonna be a crazy week in Philadelphia, but keeping up with the news as the Democrats make their way to an official nominee is easy. Bookmark our DNC 2016 story page — it’s where you’ll find all the Billy Penn coverage, plus the best links to others. You can also click “FOLLOW THIS” to get updates via email.
ON THE CALENDAR
Truth to Power features works by nationally famous street artists plus lots of local stars. Browse the exhibits or check out the performance and discussion schedule.
Where: 990 Spring Garden at 990 Spring Garden St. 19123
When: July 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to July 27, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Humane League is hosting a panel with a slew of Pa. and NJ elected officials, who'll discuss ways legislation can help improve and protect the lives of all animals. Plant-based lunch will be served.
Where: 1905 Locust St. 19103 at Philadelphia City Institute Free Library
When: July 26, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
How much: Free with registration
View a Taller Grafica Popular art show, eat free food, listen to live music and shop farmer Tom Culton's veggies at a pop-up market.
Where: South Philly Barbacoa at 1703 S. 11th St. 19148
When: July 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to July 28, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Free; Drinks are pay as you go
Get your hands dirty at this outdoor wheel throwing class, where expert potters will show you how to make cool bowls and vases.
Where: Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at 3401 Filbert St. 19104
When: July 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free