Newsletter for Saturday, July 2
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Storm clouds weren’t enough to dim the fireworks lighting up the crowd of 10,000 at Penn’s Landing last night (Instagram via @stanleyphoto)
PHILLY’S UNDERSERVED STILL SAY INDEGO ‘ISN’T FOR US’
Getting more lower-income people of color to become bike share subscribers has been a challenge across the country. Philadelphia has received grants to enhance service to underserved residents, but even with a $5 monthly plan, fewer than expected take advantage. Here’s a look at who’s using Indego now — and why the divide persists.
YOU CAN BUY BOTTLE ROCKETS HERE, BUT ONLY IF YOU’RE FROM OUT OF STATE
Have “Pennsylvania” listed on your driver’s license? Sorry, you’re relegated to just buying sparklers and fireworks that aren’t allowed to leave the ground. If you’re from N.J., on the other hand, you can pick up all the bottle rockets, roman candles and mortars you want. That’s just how this state’s absurd fireworks laws work.
FLYING FISH BREWING IS COMING TO BREWERYTOWN
One of New Jersey’s biggest and best-known breweries is coming to Philadelphia. Flying Fish Crafthouse is slated to open in the ground floor of the under-construction apartment tower at 31st and Master streets. Here’s what we know about the project so far.
ON THE CALENDAR
As part of the Welcome America fest, some museums are waiving admission fees. Saturday it's the National Constitution Center; Sunday it's the Barnes and the Art Museum (well, that one's pay what you wish).
Where: Several museums at various addresses around Philly
When: July 2, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to July 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Heirloom pork from nearby Stryker Farms make up a special holiday menu of bratwurst, schnitzel, ribs, tacos, empanadas, hot dogs and more. Eat your way through all the dishes and win a prize.
Where: Standard Tap at 901 N. 2nd St. 19123
When: July 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to July 4, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Hit up the overflowing kitchen goods shop to catch an expert showing off how to make fancy bundt cakes in Nordic Ware baking pans, and sample the creations.
Where: Fante's Kitchen Shop at 1006 S. 9th St. 19147
When: July 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Catch sketch, stand up and improv at this special holiday weekend show, featuring Alyssa Truszkowski, Tim Raymus, Period Belly and Low Hanging Fruit.
Where: Philly Improv Theater at 2030 Sansom St. 19103
When: July 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10 in advance; $12 at the door