Newsletter for Sunday, June 26
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This gorgeous flower farm that hosts summer parties…is inside the Philly city limits? Thanks, Roxborough (Instagram via @heidiyun)
TRAINED VOLUNTEERS BEGIN PATROLLING SCHUYLKILL BANKS
Saturday was the kick-off for the new program that brings the helpful eyes of volunteers to the Schuylkill River Trail. More than 80 people went through “surprisingly thorough” training, and are now patrolling the path in pairs, hoping to avoid repeats of this month’s face-slashing and other recent daytime assaults.
PHILLY PEACH LOVERS GOT LUCKY THIS YEAR
An unseasonably warm February and March followed by temps that dipped to the teens in April made for a stone fruit farmers’ nightmare, and the upper Northeast U.S. was hit especially hard. Happily for Philadelphia peach lovers, farms in our region were able to avoid a major shortage — here’s why.
WHY THE BARNES MUSEUM WILL GIVE YOU IMMIGRATION PAPERS
Nari Ward is not obscure. In the art world, there has long been talk of his striking, incredibly detailed sculptures primarily made from salvaged items. And yet still, Sun Splashed, the exhibition that opened Friday at the Barnes, is one that asks visitors to look, then look again. It also asks visitors to become part of the exhibition.
ON THE CALENDAR
Kick off Wawa Welcome America with an outdoor screening of this animated classic (especially handy if you've yet to see the sequel). Pre-show, the Franklin Institute presents "The Science Behind Pixar."
Where: Franklin Square at 200 N. 6th St. 19102
When: June 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Bring your own pet to the outdoor seating at the wine-cheese-beer cafe and sip dog themed-wines while meeting pups up for adoption. $1 from every drink goes to the PSPCA.
Where: Tria Fitler Square at 2227 Pine St. 1903
When: June 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
The city's new Parks on Tap traveling pop-up — run by Morgan's Pier's Avram Hornik — launches at the first of 14 locations. One concession truck offers food, the other drink.
Where: Schuylkill Banks at 2501 Walnut St. 19103
When: June 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free / Pay-as-you-go food & drink
After five years in Old City, this locus of video game development is calling it quits, but not without one final fiesta. Expect dancing, drinking, and talking about how to turn adventures into reality.
Where: Philly Game Forge at 239 Chestnut St. 1906
When: June 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to July 1, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Free
The adorable patio behind this farm-to-table pioneer will host a party every Friday of summer. Price includes food — small bites, house-cured charcuterie, cheese, pickles — and fresh juice mixers.
Where: Russet at 1521 Spruce St. 19102
When: July 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $20 per person