Newsletter for Saturday, October 15
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Nothing better than a bright and sunny autumn day in Philadelphia (Instagram via @ayumicron)
READING BETWEEN THE LINES OF BKYO’S INEXPLICABLE TRUMP APOLOGY
Billy Penn readers may not be (hopefully aren’t?) familiar with the oeuvre of Stu Bykofsky, longtime Philadelphia Daily News columnist who’s opined on sex trafficking in Thailand and picked fights with bilingual media organizations here in the city. And so, we thought Stu’s latest work — wherein he grapples with the Donald Trump grab-them-by-the-pussy comments and ensuing fallout — needed annotation. As a public service.
WHY PHILLY CAN’T SOLVE ITS RACCOON PROBLEM
Philadelphia has — and for a long time has had — a raccoon problem. Blame it on vacant homes, littered streets and even Harrisburg. In 2011 City Council passed a bill that ended up more ceremonial than practical because state law got in the way. Five years later, the damn raccoons are still everywhere.
OUR PRO SPORTS YOUTH MOVEMENT, BY THE NUMBERS
Philadelphia professional sports is in the midst of a youth movement. The Eagles starting quarterback is a rookie. The future success of the Sixers is in the hands of rookies. The Phillies have jettisoned most of their aged players. The Union have three players under the age of 20. Even the Flyers have gotten younger. Here all 175 local pro athletes, ranked by age.
ON THE CALENDAR
Di Bruno Bros. is back with a Fall Cheese Crawl, a self-guided tour of all five of its gourmet shops with food and drink at each. It all ends up at the Italian Market for a mini street festival.
Where: Di Bruno Bros. — choose your starting location at one of 4 addresses around the city
When: October 15, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $20
Bring a blanket, chair, yoga mat or cushion and the willingness to look your fellow humans in the eye for a full minute, and join a global movement about connecting with others.
Where: Lloyd Hall at 1 Boathouse Row 19130
When: October 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free
What's Bainbridge Green? Nothing...yet. This big brunch block party will raise money to help turn the patch of Queen Village between 3rd and 5th into an inviting public square. Food and drink from Ela, Whetstone, Sabrina's, Kanella and more.
Where: Bainbridge Green at 350 Bainbridge St. 19147
When: October 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $25 and up
Five mobile kitchens will be slinging treats like cheese curds, waffles, BBQ and cupcakes, and more than two dozen local beers will be available to go along.
Where: Taproom on 19th at 2400 S. 19th St. 19145
When: October 16, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go