Newsletter for Friday, Sept. 2
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KENNEY CALLS COP’S APPARENT NAZI TAT ‘DISTURBING’; DEPT. HAS OPENED INTERNAL INVESTIGATION
Philadelphia Police may have a Nazi problem. According to a photo making the rounds on the internet, one of its officers has an apparent Nazi tattoo on his left forearm. The tattoo features the word “Fatherland,” with an eagle symbol underneath. The symbol has been used for centuries by Germans, but this particular kind hews closely to the image of the eagle used by the Nazis. Mayor Jim Kenney has condemned the tattoo, calling it “disturbing,” and the police union has downplayed it. Police have also launched an internal investigation. Here’s everything we know about the officer’s tattoo and what’s being done about it.
DONALD TRUMP IS SPEAKING TO BLACK LEADERS TODAY IN PHILLY
Fresh off a controversial trip to Mexico, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will complete two campaign firsts today: He’ll make a trip to the city of Philadelphia, and he’ll address a majority black audience. Trump’s expected to meet Friday afternoon with African American voters at a gathering space near the Greater Exodus Baptist Church on North Broad Street. A Philadelphia Black Lives Matter leader told Philly Mag that the group is planning a massive protest.
NFL DRAFT 2017 LOCATION: ART MUSEUM; THE REST: TBD
Imagine this: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the first pick of the NFL Draft, and the first player selected hugs his family, then walks through a sea of fans up the Art Museum steps to shake the commissioner’s hand. Or down the steps. The NFL isn’t sure which yet. What they are sure about — what the NFL and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has already agreed upon — is that the Art Museum steps will be a big part of the NFL Draft. Here’s what we know and what we don’t.
A First Friday show (and sale) for cartography lovers, featuring everything from classroom-style pull-downs to canvas pocket travel guides to railroad and shipping charts. There's even a map from 1712.
Where: Jinxed Fishtown at 1331 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: September 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
If you're down the shore today, don't miss this annual co-ed touch football tournament and family fun day in Stone Harbor, NJ. Presented by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philly Sport and Social Club, it's the perfect beach interlude, especially if you're a football fan. Swing by with the family to have an awesome time.
Where: Stone Harbor, NJ at the public park at the corner of 80th St. & First Ave.
When: September 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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HEY, THE HARRY POTTER FESTIVAL IS COMING BACK
Harry Potter fans will descend on Chestnut Hill in late October for the annual Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament. Huffpo has described the locale as a town north of Philadelphia. How precious. The charming little neighborhood of Chestnut Hill probably won’t leave you feeling like you’re directly in the movie, but this’ll be cute, for sure. The Chestnut Hill West line will transform into the “Hogwarts Express.” Which as far we’ve seen means there will be impersonators of characters from the books riding the regular Regional Rail train with you. Here’s what to know about the annual gathering, Butterbeer and all.
WEST PHILLY RAPPER BRINGS SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS MESSAGE TO NIGHT MARKET
A conscious rapper who can really dance? It might seem out of the norm, but Joie Kathos, who produces a lot of her own beats too, is unusually versatile. It’s not always easy for a socially conscious rapper to pop when tackling often heavy political and cultural issues. Kathos, who performed at last night’s Night Market, explained that it has been a challenge in the past, but social tides of this era are making it easier.