Now that Trump has issued the order to stop separating parents from children at the border, what happens to the families? Many of them will be held in places like the Berks detention center. Currently, 25 immigrant families seeking asylum are being held at the controversial facility, which has been dogged by issues of maltreatment. A chorus of advocates and legislators have been calling on Gov. Wolf to shut it down. Wolf says he supports that effort — yet the center is still open. Here's why.
It seems like new beer gardens pop up in Philly nearly every week, but what’s coming to the space behind the Crane Arts building in Kensington is slightly different. Since it’ll be operated by New Liberty Distillery, you might call it a “booze garden.” Starting next month, the pet-friendly outdoor courtyard will be open five days a week, serving spirits made on site and food by Di Bruno's. Here's more on the new spot, including when to get a preview.
Heard of the Philly character Jelloman? Apparently he’s a staple in the music scene, famous for selling jello shots at concerts and making “jello murals” to celebrate his favorite bands. He also happens to be the brother of famous Philly musician Kurt Vile. And now he's getting an entire documentary made about him, by local filmmaker Colin Kerrigan. If you always wanted to know how to make thousands of jello shots inside a motel room, this movie has you covered.
- A cyclist was killed in Hunting Park by a driver in a dump truck making a right turn.
- The Pa. Senate passed the ‘clean slate’ bill, designed to give low-level, nonviolent offenders a second chance.
- Gov. Wolf has signed the state budget (with no new taxes) into law.
- There's now a permanent doggie restroom at PHL Airport.
- Props to this homeowner, who apparently felt the new sidewalk in front of their house needed some Philly bling.
Whew, busy Saturday. Mayor Kenney will kick off the city's daylong Millennial Advisory Committee Forum at Temple (9:15 a.m.); speak at the fifth annual Caribbean Day at Reading Terminal (10 a.m.); talk to talented young artists at the Muslim City Fest in Millbrook (noon); give remarks at the Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival at the Lovett Library (1:30 p.m.); and appear at Philly's first citywide coding competition for high school students, held at the Saxybys HQ on Chestnut Street (3 p.m.). Nothing on the sked for Sunday.
🚚 Preview New Liberty Distillery's new courtyard space in Kensington (see above) with a kid-friendly, pet-friendly, all you can eat food truck fest. Tix are $20, here or at the door. (Sunday, June 24, 1 to 4 p.m.)
🤖 The Pennovation Center and NextFab are hosting a mini Maker Faire, a modern show-and-tell session where engineers, artists, scientists and crafters show off their creations and play games. (Sunday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
💵 Attic Brewing Co., the brewery opening in Germantown with a neighborhood crowdfunding model, is hosting a tasting for potential microinvestors. Anyone is welcome to sample and learn more. (Monday, June 25, 5 to 8 p.m.)
❓ We're hosting another Quizzo night! Come out for three rounds of Philly-inspired questions at the uCity PHS Pop Up Garden. Prizes, fun and knowledge about your city — all entirely free. (Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m.)
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