Newsletter for Saturday, July 30
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The DNC is over, but the mile-long mural down the middle of Broad could last another month or more (Instagram via @phillymommaofone)
HOW MANY PROTESTERS SHOWED UP? FEWER THAN EXPECTED.
In the lead-up to the Democratic National Convention, word was the city was on the line to deal with between 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily. The bill for police overtime is expected to pass $8 million for the week. But did that many people actually show up to flex their First Amendment rights? By all counts, no.
WHERE PHILLY SPORTS OWNERS PUT THEIR MONEY IN POLITICS
Elections are decided at the ballot box, but they are often won and lost far earlier. Very rich men, and their donations, will sway national, regional and local elections well before we vote on November 8. The five major Philadelphia sports franchises are owned by some very rich men. Here’s where their money is going.
KATIE MCGINTY UNDERWHELMS IN NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Speaking in one of the earlier slots at the DNC isn’t easy. But Pa. Senate candidate Katie McGinty wasn’t able to muster crowd reaction at all. The arena spoke over top of her and drowned out even some of her money lines that excoriated Donald Trump. It’s not what the Philadelphia native needed.
DNC REPORT CARD: HOW DID PHILLY DO?
Politicians took selfies. There was a lot of shade thrown on Donald Trump. Lots more happened behind the scenes. But now, Philadelphia is back to normal. We survived our second national security event of the last year. How did it go? Coffee shops definitely saw an uptick in business — and here’s letter grades for everything else.
ON THE CALENDAR
This hidden gem Italian Market music joint is taking over the street to toast to a decade with dozens of bands on stages both indoors and out, plus food trucks and drinks.
Where: Connie's Ric Rac at 1132 S. 9th St. 19147
When: July 30, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to July 31, 2016 at 1:00 a.m.
How much: Free / Pay as you go
Bring your pooch out for an afternoon that includes a bath for them and a couple of beers for you. Tunes will be spinning and food trucks will be selling snacks. Proceeds benefit ACCT Philly & New Leash on Life USA.
Where: The Trestle Inn at 339 N. 11th St. 19107
When: July 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $35 with a wash; $20 without
The first open practice of Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp marks the unofficial start of the 2016 football season. The theme is "Kids Run the Show," and young Eagles fans will have special opportunities to participate in helping produce the event. They'll also get an opportunity to go on the field after practice. (Bonus: Parking is free.)
Where: Lincoln Financial Field at 1020 Pattison Ave. 19148
When: July 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
How much: FREE
Terrapin Beer Co. is taking over the taps and three chefs are putting out their best brisket, ribs and pulled pork to go with. Ticket includes a giant platter with sides, a beer of your choice and a commemorative glass.
Where: City Tap House University City at 3925 Walnut St. 19104
When: July 31, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $15