Newsletter for Tuesday, Feb. 3
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A longtime fan and supporter bequeathed five of her paintings (including a Cezanne) to the Philadelphia Art Museum; Helen Tyson Madeira died last year, The Inquirer reports. Photo via @parkwaymuseumdistrict on Instagram.
WHERE PHILLY COLLEGE STUDENTS WILL SERVE OTHERS DURING SPRING BREAK
This spring, Temple’s Project Haiti is working on the “chicken project” at St. Francis Xavier Orphanage in De L’Atibonite, Haiti. They’ve been raising funds throughout the year and will visit this March to build chicken coops and purchase chickens. It’s just one location where Philly college students are traveling to help others for their Spring Break. Others are going to the Dominican Republic or Honduras, or domestically to rural areas in Kentucky and West Virginia or urban areas like El Paso. Here’s a breakdown of where area college students are going for alternative spring breaks next month.
SEPTA KEY COULD BE HERE BY APRIL
Within the last month, officials at SEPTA have more than doubled the amount of digital turnstiles and validators installed throughout the city. The agency has now installed 25 percent of its new digital system, signaling a quick pace, as the agency has said the system will go into operation once it’s 50 percent installed. Based on that pace, riders should be able to use SEPTA Key by the end of April, though SEPTA won’t confirm a roll-out date.
TO DO: MUSIC AND POETRY IN NOLIBS
WHAT: Nicole Steinberg reads at the Philebrity Salon
WHERE: The 700, 2nd & Fairmount
WHEN: 10 PM
HOW MUCH: Free but you should buy a drink
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COOL THING: INCOME LINKED TO SEPTA, PATCO STOPS
Spend a few minutes clicking around this interactive map that shows income data (gathered through the U.S. Census) according to stops along SEPTA and PATCO, and you’ll come face to face with income inequality. Start in the suburbs, where the average median income is in the six figures, and then peruse Broad Street Line stops where that figure drops by one decimal place. It’s worth a browse; via PlanPhilly.com.
HOW TO INSTAGRAM YOUR DRINK
It’s not easy to make drinks look good on Instagram, even if the glass you’re snapping is your first of the night. Bars are often dimly lit, booze is usually some shade of brown and glasses just don’t offer that many good angles. However, if you’re going to risk side eye from bartenders or friends who just want you to take a sip already, you might as well make an effort. Budding cocktail photographers, we’re here to help. Follow the Billy Penn guide to Instagramming your drink and start raking in the likes. Cheers.