Newsletter for Saturday, March 5
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Because a Liberty Bell made out of red, white and blue flowers is what Philly always needed (see it at the Flower Show); photo via @chrisolstein on Instagram.
UPPER DARBY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS REALLY SORRY FOR THAT VIRAL KKK PHOTO
The Upper Darby School District issued a public apology after a photo of its students dressed as the KKK went viral on social media. In the pic, which was snapped last year but reposted to Twitter recently by an Upper Darby senior (who has since deleted her account), a trio of kids are pointing at the camera and striking a pose, showing little awareness of their costumes’ significance. Superintendent Dr. Richard Dunlap wrote in a statement that the intention of the skit was to illustrate “the historical impact of the 1920s,” but acknowledged that “the project was in poor judgement.”
ARE PHILADELPHIA NEWSROOMS LIVING UP TO ACEL MOORE’S LEGACY?
Pioneering Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and NABJ founding member Acel Moore died last week, and for journalists of color, he was a hero. But while Philly media has changed tremendously since the day in 1962 when he informed a colleague he was not to be called “boy” ever again, severe underrepresentation of minorities in newsrooms persists. Here are the stats.
FLOWER SHOW: LIKE A PRETTY THEME PARK WITH BEER
If there was a giant indoor pop-up beer garden in Philly right now, would you go? Good news: There is. If you enjoyed the PHS pop-up gardens over the summer, the Flower Show is like that but on steroids, says the Disney alum in charge of putting it together. Here’s what you’ll find when you visit.
ON THE CALENDAR
Ever tapped for sap? Learn about the trees that produce your favorite breakfast condiment, and taste freshly tapped maple syrup on a waffle.
Where: Tacony Creek Park at Ramona & I streets, 19124
When: March 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: Free; RSVP in advance
Philly harpist Mary Lattimore is a Pew Arts fellow who coaxes music you might not expect out of the old-fashioned instrument. She'll perform with several others at a record release party/show.
Where: PhilaMOCA at 531 N. 12th St. 19123
When: March 5, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
The first Sunday of the month means gratis access and activities at the museum, including Afro-Cuban percussion and a One Book, One Philadelphia discussion. (Free tix available on-site starting at 9 am.)
Where: The Barnes at 2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: March 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free
This year, Day 1 of Drexel's Philly Chef Conference is open to the public. Join the city's resto crowd for talks by cocktail historian Derek Brown, kitchen science guru Harold McGee and more food luminaries.
Where: Drexel Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium at 3201 Market St. 1904
When: March 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $20