Parks on Tap: Don't Worry Be Hoppy!

Parks on Tap: Don't Worry Be Hoppy!

Meet your neighbors, find out what is going on in your community, and give back with Parks on Tap, a rotating pop-up beer garden in 23 different Philadelphia parks.

Apples, Blues Music, and Crafts: Festival Celebrations in Manayunk

Apples, Blues Music, and Crafts: Festival Celebrations in Manayunk

Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the canal and tow path, Manayunk is an urban experience with small town charm. Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, a short scenic drive out Kelly Drive or a quick train ride away. 

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Cuisine, Markets, and Festivals: Exploring Bella Vista

Known for being the first Philly neighborhood settled by Italian immigrants, Bella Vista is one of the most diverse and exciting communities in Philadelphia. Bella Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful sight’, gets its namesake for its gorgeous view of the Center City Skyline. Its history dates to the colonial era, where protestant Italian immigrants from Sicily began to settle in the area, but it only grew into a thriving Italian hub in the late 1880s, where a vast amount of Italians traveled to the U.S.

Lofty Aspirations in Old City

Lofty Aspirations in Old City

Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly.  If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs.

Travel Woes: The PHG Guide to Pope Week - Updated

Travel Woes: The PHG Guide to Pope Week - Updated

It’s here. You’re either very, very excited or very, very afraid. The World Meeting of Families aka the aptly named Pope Week is happening from Sept 22-27, 2015. This is Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States, and with an estimated amount of over a million visitors coming to Philadelphia to see him, this is certainly going to be an event to remember.Considering that the Archdioceses of Philadelphia states that at least 10,000 volunteers will be needed for this event, we have one word of advice for you: hit the gym now, as you’re going to be doing a lot of walking or running...