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This Week In Philly

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All week, Philadelphia is celebrating its love for our nation. Check out outdoor musical performances, fun workshops, and tons of holiday festivities! Tag your events out and about in Philadelphia with #ThisWeekinPhilly.

Monday, June 26

  • DIY projects and waterfront views, what better way to enjoy a relaxing Monday night before the holiday weekend? Join Beaucycled for a DIY succulent workshop at Morgan’s Pier.
  • Catch the legacy of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Perelman Theater before it’s over on July 9. The musical includes hit songs such as Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Words of Love, and more.

Tuesday, June 27

  • In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, join Sate Kampar as they host the inaugural Muhibbah Dinner Series. Through these communal meals, the mission is to build communities and conversations to celebrate diversity. Each one will sponsor a different organization; the first dinner benefits the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of PA.
  • Green Philly’s Beyond the Blog series continues with Paris Postmortem: How to Make Philly a Clean and Energy Efficient City. In the dawn of the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement on a federal level, this event brings together local energy leaders to share best practices for saving resources.

Wednesday, June 28

  • Center City District Parks presents Grow Up Green at Sister Cities Park for children ages 3 and up. All attendees receive an activity book to explore the park, their imagination, and cognitive skills.
  • PNC presents Live at Lunch, a showcase of local music. Every Wednesday afternoon Dilworth Park features live musical performances. This week features Philly native, Temple University alum and well-traveled jazz musician, Jacob Kelberman.

Thursday, June 29

  • The  Wawa Welcome America celebration begins today! The festival takes over Philadelphia and brings fun for all ages for nine whole days. Festivities include more than 50 free events.The celebration kicks off with the 25th annual Wawa Hoagie Day! Enjoy a piece of a six-ton hoagie and salute our troops for their services.
  • Spirit of Philadelphia Cruises presents the fourth annual Drink Philly booze cruise. Kick off your Independence Day weekend aboard the Delaware River. Beers, Boats, and Fun at the Drink Philly Red, White, and Blue Boat Party is a three-hour ride featuring an open bar, dinner buffet, live DJ, and deck games!
  • Philly has a new elevated public park on the way. Have a drink and support the rail park at Prohibition Taproom to help close the project’s funding gap. Proceeds from select beer drafts and a signature cocktail will go directly to support construction.

Friday, June 30

  • In honor of the 4th of July weekend, take advantage of free museum day savings . Adventure through the  Eastern State Penitentiary and Penn Museum.
  • Thanks to Wawa Welcome America, when the sun goes down, the movie screen goes up. Philly @ the Movies presents The Lego Batman Movie for a family-friendly movie night under the stars.
  • It wouldn’t be 4th of July weekend without fireworks! Wawa Welcome America presents the weekend’s first firework display on the Delaware River Waterfront.
  • World Cafe Live hosts their last pop-up beer garden at Cira Green from 5 – 9 p.m. Take in stunning views of the city skyline with live music and a featured specialty cocktail.
  • The Barnes Foundation unveils a new exhibition, Mohamed Bouroissa: Urban Riders. In his first solo exhibition, Bouroissa’s collection features more than 80 pieces of art activism.

Saturday, July 1

  • Wawa Welcome America continues to bring the excitement with Red, White, and Brew Fest at Sugarhouse Casino. Enjoy great food, drinks, and entertainment by Mo Lowda and the Humble. Stick around until 9:30 p.m. for a spectacular firework display on the waterfront.
  • The Food Trust’s popular Philadelphia Night Market takes over Spruce Hill neighborhood in West Philadelphia. New trucks include Phyllodelphia, Wishbone, Really Reel Ginger, Cynful Bliss, Revolution Taco, and more. Be sure to use their brand new Snapchat geofilter!
  • Hawthorne Cafe celebrates the eighth year of its IPA, Champagne & Rosé Block Party. New breweries added this year are Single Cut and Hubbard’s Cave, and the list of sparkling wines, champagnes, and rosés is bubbly and refreshing. This event is dog and family friendly with a Kids’ Zone set up for the little ones.
  • Howl at the Moon hosts Red, White and Brew Bash! All you have to do is wear red, white and blue for free admission. Drink specials include Sam Adams Summer drafts, 1800 Howlin’ Margaritas, and 86 oz. Firework Buckets.

Sunday, July 2

  • The National Constitution Center will offer one-day free admission, courtesy of the Templeton Foundation. Join Revolutionary War re-enactors for The 1776 Experience as you step into a re-created military encampment right on the front lawn.
  • The Barnes Foundation presents Free First Freedom Calling, Philadelphia jazz violinist Diane Monroe leads her ensemble in a performance of reimagined protest songs: “What is This Thing Called Freedom?”. The afternoon will also include a preview of Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival and panel discussion led by the festival’s curator.
  • Make it a Sunday Funday at Pinot Boutique. Enjoy mimosas, wine, and post-brunch cocktails like Bloody Marys and French 75s. This new series runs from 1 – 6 p.m. every Sunday.
  • Bufad Pizza is packing up an extra pie (on them) when you pick up two to take home. This special runs every Sunday through Thursday at this Spring Garden St. pizzeria.