Newsletter for Saturday, September 3
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
At least the end of summer means ridiculously stunning sunsets (Instagram via @laurenancona)
TRUMP’S PHILLY VISITS BRING OUT PROTESTERS AND A WALL-LOVER
Donald Trump’s meeting with African American supporters at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church on North Broad Street Friday was entirely private, but there was plenty going on outside. “Trump is not welcome here in Philly,” one activist told a small crowd as police lined up across from them. There were three Trump supporters, too, including a man with an ‘I LOVE WALLS’ sign — and a Holocuast denier. A few blocks away, local Democrats denounced the policies and rhetoric of “that candidate.”
HOLIDAY WEEKEND WASHOUT AT THE SHORE?
“Of all weekends for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane to threaten,” writes Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, “Labor Day weekend may be the worst.” But it’s happening, with Hermine looking like it might become a hurricane again. Schwartz is worried Gov. Christie and other officials aren’t doing enough to warn people. His advice? Stay home, or at least leave before Saturday night.
BBQ TALES & PICS FOR LABOR DAY
What better way to kiss summer goodbye with style than in front of a grill? Five talented grillmasters — two pros and three enthusiasts — allowed us to watch them ply their skills this week as they prepared meaty feasts. Here’s what we saw, and why all of them get so juiced about cooking over fire (warning: don’t read this if you don’t want to get hungry).
ON THE CALENDAR
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
Made up food holiday, but who cares? It means brunch specials like candied bacon and bacon-wrapped breakfast dogs, plus deals on bacon-friendly drinks (bacon + vodka, it's a thing).
Where: Devil's Den at 1148 S. 11th St. 19147
When: September 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Yeah, you could say these folks know how to host a beer festival — they've been doing it almost 150 years. Head to Northeast Philly for German food, American food, lots of brew and the famous 3-story-tall column of real fruit.
Where: Cannstatter Volksfest Verein at 9130 Academy Rd. 19114
When: September 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to September 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
If you didn't lay out for a $100 ticket to Made in America, head south for the FDR Park Music Jam. Parks on Tap food and drink trucks will be vending as the lineup of a dozen local artists sing and play.
Where: FDR Park at Pattison Ave. 19145
When: September 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to September 4, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free / PAYG food and drink
Bring the family and seek out treasure boxes hidden around a playground. You'll be helping United Ummah of Philly, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating homelessness. There's also a school bookbag giveaway.
Where: Smith Memorial Playground at 3500 Reservoir Dr. 19121
When: September 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10 adults; $5 for kids; $25 for a family