6 hours ago

Vogt Rec Center: A home away from home for kids, teens and seniors

The building, nestled at the intersection of Cottage Street and Unruh Avenue, houses a variety of programs for community members of all ages.

Location: 6700 Cottage Street

    Vogt Rec Center: A home away from home for kids, teens and seniors
    Billy Penn is highlighting some of Philadelphia's recreation centers, ranging from Southwest to the Northeast. We're including spaces that were recently renovated and others that have long lists of needs. We've already featured Kingsessing , Happy Hollow , Vare , Athletic , Martin Luther King Older Adult Center and Olney Rec .
    https://billypenn.com

10 hours ago

Bill Cosby, on a charm offensive in advance of his April retrial, performs at Philly jazz club

150 N 6th Street

    Ahead of retrial, Bill Cosby performs in Germantown
    Bill Cosby delivered a surprise performance at a Germantown jazz club on Monday night, a spectacle marking the first time Cosby has performed publicly since 2015, when numerous accusations of sexual misconduct began to build against the entertainer.
    https://whyy.org

30 hours ago

4 ways Philly is fighting the opioid epidemic in Fairhill and Kensington

...the opioid epidemic in Fairhill and Kensington. The meeting — held at the Salvation Army on Mascher Street near Allegheny Avenue — was intended to inform and educate attendees about the city’s existing efforts against substance...

Lehigh and Aramingo Ave., abandoned train tracks

    4 ways Philly is fighting the opioid epidemic in Fairhill and Kensington
    Michael DiBerardinis tried to hold back tears at a community meeting on Saturday morning. DiBerardinis, the managing director of the City of Philadelphia, was one of the first panelists to speak at El Barrio Es Nuestro, a community meeting geared toward combating the opioid epidemic in Fairhill and Kensington.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

Hear a Holocaust survivor's story at Penn

Where: Hillel Steinhardt Hall at 215 S. 39th St., 19104

    Hear a Holocaust survivor's story at Penn
    Peter Stern was born in Nuremberg, Germany in March 1936. His family was deported to a holding camp in Latvia, then later transferred to Ravensbruck concentration camp. Though Stern's father died, he and his mother and brother were eventually freed. He'll talk about the experience and how it affected him - and the world.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

Gay wedding cakes: The debate

Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St., 19106

    Gay wedding cakes: The debate
    One of the most-watched Supreme Court cases this term - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission - involves free speech, religious liberty and equal rights. You probably know it as the question of whether a bakery can refuse to make wedding cakes for same sex marriages.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

Italian happy hour at the Divine Lorraine

Where: The Divine Lorraine Hotel at 699 N. Broad St., 19103

    Italian happy hour at the Divine Lorraine
    Chef Joe Cicala and pastry chef Angela Ranalli (formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa) have struck out on their own with a private cooking and travel business. They're popping up on North Broad with a late "happy hour Italian style," featuring aperitivo and stuzzichini, (drinks and light bites) and discussion about future tours to Italy.
    https://billypenn.com

2 days ago

Meet King Magnetic, master of the Lehigh Valley underground rap scene (yes, there is one)

...a single from the album. In the visual, he posts up with his boys on 7th & Chew streets in his native Allentown. A Notorious B.I.G. sample provides the song’s...

    From prison bars to spitting bars, rapper King Magnetic finds his lane
    The age-old epigram states: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. For a long time, it seemed like this was a common theme in the 39-year-old rapper's life. It started with probation as a teen, which happened after he slapped one of his classmates.
    http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com

3 days ago

Pregame with 'Wing Things' at Sidecar

Where: Sidecar Bar & Grille at 2201 Christian St., 19146

    Pregame with 'Wing Things' at Sidecar
    You'd think it might be slumming for a sushi master to cook wings, but Royal Izakaya's Jesse Ito is all about crispy comfort. He'll collaborate with chef Brian Lofink at the Grad Hospital tavern on a special recipe for Japanese karaage-style wings, fried up crisp and served with soy-chile vinegar sauce.
    https://billypenn.com

3 days ago

Philadelphia Sinfonia concert to benefit Puerto Rico

Where: Temple Performing Arts Center at 1837 N. Broad St., 19122

    Philadelphia Sinfonia concert to benefit Puerto Rico
    Acclaimed youth orchestra Philadelphia Sinfonia is donating a third of all ticket sales from the first concert of the year to the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The program includes a Weber clarinet concerto and Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 5.
    https://billypenn.com

3 days ago

Donut party at The Clay Studio

Where: The Clay Studio at 137-139 N. 2nd St., 19106

    Donut party at The Clay Studio
    Join Carol Ha, owner of Okie Dokie Donuts, at this NoLibs art studio for hands-on lessons about how to glaze her gluten-free, small-batch treats. Tickets include snacks along the way plus a unique ceramic dessert plate made on site. Where: The Clay Studio at 137-139 N.
    https://billypenn.com

4 days ago

SEPTA is selling a special $4 pass for the Eagles game — good for 2 rides on Sunday

1234 Market St (Friday only)

    SEPTA | News & Events
    Use SEPTA Key and make your trip to and from the Eagles game a snap when you tap. If you already have a SEPTA Key Card, load it with a Transit Pass, Convenience Pass, or Travel Wallet funds and you're ready to tap and ride the Broad Street Line.
    http://septa.org

4 days ago

Free admission to One Liberty Observation Deck

Where: One Liberty Observation Deck at 1650 Market St., 19103

    Free admission to One Liberty Observation Deck
    In honor of Ben Franklin's Jan. 17 birthday, this 57th floor observation deck is opening for a free party. Register in advance online to enjoy the 360 views, along with a chance to chat with Franklin's giant head hologram. Tip: Arrive early, waits can be long.
    https://billypenn.com

5 days ago

Harm reduction advocates: Philly's opioid lawsuit looks like 'scapegoating'

Lehigh and Aramingo Ave., abandoned train tracks

    Harm reduction advocates: Philly's opioid lawsuit looks like 'scapegoating'
    When Paul Cherashore first heard about Philly's lawsuit against drug companies, three words popped into his head: Low. Hanging. Fruit. Wednesday morning, the city announced it would sue several national pharmaceutical companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the part they played in Philly's opioid epidemic.
    https://billypenn.com

5 days ago

Philly's 'sanctuary city' fight is back in court as Feds appeal local win

150 N 6th Street

    DOJ appeals decision in Philadelphia's win in 'sanctuary city' case
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an appeal to the 3rd U.S. Circuit in a case that pitted the federal agency against so-called "sanctuary cities." "We've received notice that the DOJ has appealed Judge Baylson's ruling, and we will vigorously defend the judge's well-reasoned decision," said Ajeenah Amir, spokeswoman for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
    https://whyy.org

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