<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:33:25 -0400 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:33:25 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[94-Year-Old Man Runs in Penn Relays]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:54:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/George+Scott+Penn+Relays.jpg

Thousands of athletes descend upon Philadelphia each year for the Penn Relays, and this season, a 94-year-old South Philly native was part of the big event. 

George “Scotty” Scott, who now lives at the retirement community Ann’s Choice in Warminster, ran along world-renowned athletes in the annual race Saturday.

Scott first took on running when he was 88 years old and has competed in dozens of races, but his love for staying active developed at a young age.

“Basketball will always be my favorite sport,” Scott said. “There was always a hoop outside of my home wherever I lived and I always played and that’s where my love of fitness came from I suppose. Then it grew into running which I began only a few years ago.”

The senior athlete has earned more than a dozen awards over his six years of running and almost matched a world record set by a 90-year-old approximately 10 years ago.

And he plans on competing every chance he gets.

“As long as I can exercise and compete I’ll do it,” Scott said “I just do the best I can.”

The great-grandfather of seven attributes his good health to his active lifestyle and his dedication to keeping in shape. 

“Between the basketball and dancing I keep young. I want to prove that I can do anything and I tell everyone to stay active so you can stay fit.”



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<![CDATA[Annual Civil War Re-Enactment ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:45:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010124635_1200x675_433833027510.jpg

It may have been 150 years ago that the Civil War finally came to an end, but Neshaminy State Park is honoring history with the 26th annual Neshaminy State Park Civil War Re-Enactment. 

The event, which was originally initiated in 1990, has become one of the largest historical Civil War recreations on the East Coast. 

The re-enactment has raised more than $30,000 to date, helping preserve battlefields, both local and national preservation groups along with monument conservation and maintaining historical societies.

Committee members have carefully selected actors, uniforms, weapons and appropriate terrain to re-create an authentic historical battle of action. 

All funds raised from the event are donated to a non-profit group selected each year by the Neshaminy Event Committee. 

The event takes off Saturday, April 25 through Sunday, April 26 at the Neshimany State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. 

Admission is $20 and walk-ins are welcome until noon on Saturday, April 25. Children under 12 get in for free.

For more information, check out the Neshaminy State Park's website.

Neshaminy Civil War Re-Enactment
April 25-April 26
3401 State Rd.
Bensalem, Pa.  

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<![CDATA[The Paula Boggs Band to Perform in Center City]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:17:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010124603_1200x675_433826371698.jpg Singer Paula Boggs has taken an unconventional route to the stage - serving in the military and even as an attorney at the White House. NBC10's Renee Chenault-Fattah sits down with Paula, who is performing this weekend at World Cafe Live.]]> <![CDATA[Paul McCartney's Coming Back to Philly]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:30:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Paul+McCartney+Wells+Fargo+Center.JPG

Music legend Sir Paul McCartney will be taking the stage in Philadelphia soon.

A banner featuring the Beatle draped along the side of the Wells Fargo Center Friday afternoon made the June 21 concert a reality.

The official announcement came after a series of teases earlier in the day.

A Tweet from a major concert promoter sparked rumors the Beatle was set for a show in the City of Brotherly Love.

LiveNation shared a Tweet Thursday that pictures a violin-shaped bass guitar -- an instrument long associated with McCartney -- outside Philly's iconic LOVE Park.

The teases continued Friday morning, this time with the guitar along Broad Street with City Hall in the background.

Early photos of the legendary musician show him holding a Hofner violin bass guitar. Some even refer to the Hofner 500/1 violin bass as the "Beatle bass" since he is often credited with making that instrument famous.

LiveNation officially announced the Macca show by lowering a 50-foot-by-50-foot banner on the side of the stadium at 4 p.m. Friday.

McCartney's Philly stop follows his headlining slot the Friday before at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

Beatles' lovers can grab tickets starting May 1 at noon.



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<![CDATA[Mountain Resort Unveils New Indoor Waterpark]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:13:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010117493_1200x675_433329219992.jpg Camelback Mountain Resort unveiled it's new indoor waterpark, "Aquatopia," which is one of the largest waterparks in the northeast.]]> <![CDATA[Eat Like The Louisville Locals Do]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:54:16 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-22+at+2.49.06+PM.png Chef Edward Lee gives us a tour of some authentic Kentucky Derby food and drink. We visit Wagner's Pharmacy, Muth's Candy and Milkwood Restaurant.]]> <![CDATA[Montco Launches Bike Share on Trails]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:58:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/175*120/Zagster+Montgomery+County+Bike+Share.JPG

Bicycle, bicycle, want to ride a bicycle? Well you now can along Montgomery County trails even if you don’t own a bike.

The county joined Zagster to launch Wednesday a pilot bike share program along trails that offers docking stations at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, and the Pennypack Trail just off Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland.

"This program will give those without bicycles, or those who might decide on the spur of the moment to ride, an opportunity to enjoy our 60 miles of trails throughout the county,” county commissioner commissioners Valerie Arkoosh said.

And the program, which includes 12 bikes, is set to be expanded.

“We currently have 10 additional miles of trails under design or construction in the county, so this program is being launched at exactly the right time,” commissioner Bruce Castor said.

The Zagster mobile app serves as the key to the program. It costs $5 an hour and up to $25 for a day – bikes not returned within 24 hours will get an extra $25 late fee.



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<![CDATA['Real Housewives' Star's NJ Beach House on Auction Block]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:23:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP090913055555.jpg

Foreclosure proceedings on the Ocean County beach home of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice have begun and the canal-front home is set to go to auction in late-May, according to the Ocean County Sheriff's Office.

The five bedroom, two bathroom home on Sylvia Ln in Manahawkin was listed last October for $315,000 -- that's $30,000 less than what's owed on the house, according to the sheriff's office.

The Giudices listed their beach home just weeks before they were sentenced to prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud convictions. It was taken off the market on April 3, according to public records.

Auction on the home, purchased by the "Real Housewives" star and her husband for nearly $350,000 in 2005, will be held on May 19. The winning bidder must present 20-percent of the final bid price in cash, certified, cashier's or Treasurer's check.

Bidding starts at $1,000, said a representative from the sheriff's office.

Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence in early January. Joe Giudice will start serving his 41-month sentence after his wife's release.



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<![CDATA[Get Inside Cliff Lee's $6.9M Rittenhouse Condo]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:39:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cliff+Lee+Condo+Den+Cliff+Lee+Smile.jpg Injured Phillies favorite Cliff Lee has put his multi-million Rittenhouse Square condo on the market. Take a look inside the three-bedroom, three-bathroom 4,166-square-foot high-rise condominium.

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<![CDATA[Tebow's Eagles Jerseys Already Top Sellers]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:07:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Tim+Tebow+Eagles+Jersey.jpg

Eagles fans wanting to show their love for the team’s newest quarterback can now do so.

The Eagles began selling Tim Tebow No. 11 jerseys on PhiladelphiaEagles.com just hours after the (right now) fourth-string QB signed with the Birds.

The green Tebow jerseys cost $69.95 for youth size, $94.95 for women and $99.95 for men. The three types of Tebow jerseys were already the Top 3 sellers on the site by midday Tuesday.

Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner, who last played a regular season NFL game in 2012 with the Jets signed a one-year deal Monday afternoon.

And, in case you were wondering, the Eagles do offer various sizes of jersey for second-string QB Mark Sanchez while only offering youth sizes for top QB Sam Bradford and third-string QB Matt Barkley.



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<![CDATA[Pulitzer Target Line Sparks Frenzy]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:15:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lilly+pulitzer+for+target.jpg

Lilly Pulitzer's highly anticipated Target collection debut led to disappointment for many shoppers.

For many fans, the Sunday release was filled more with long lines, empty racks and website problems than purchases of the colorfully printed products.

The much-hyped collection was slated to go on sale early Sunday morning, but some online users reported problems with Target’s website. On top of the extreme online traffic, stores across the nation saw large crowds and long lines, with some selling out entirely in just a few minutes.

By Sunday afternoon, Target said products online were nearly sold out.

Target said the response to the debut was “nothing short of remarkable” both online and in stores, but heavy traffic caused slowness on the site that resulted in “an inconsistent experience for our guests.”

The Minneapolis-based company apologized for any disappointment the website troubles caused, but noted the site did not crash. Instead, the company said it took the collection offline for 15-20 minutes to “manage traffic to the site.”

“We took several measures throughout the morning to manage the extreme traffic levels and make the collection accessible to our guests,” the company said in a statement.

The company said it does not plan to replenish the limited-edition collection’s products online or in stores, a move that left many customers disappointed.

The fan frenzy gave several stores a Black Friday feel and had many taking to Twitter using the hashtag #LillyPulitzerforTarget.

Target, which said it would not apologize for items selling out quickly, did address fan frustration as items appeared on eBay for increased prices.

"Seeing items on online auctions reinforces that this collaboration is resonating with customers," the company said in a statement. "Items are becoming collector's items. However, it's disheartening to Target as a brand. Target does these collaborations to make designers available to people at a great price. Putting items on EBay takes away from the entire spirit of the program."
 



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<![CDATA[Med Student Plans Fairy Tale Proposal]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:23:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Proposal6.JPG

Rachele Palmieri never expected that an after work stop at a Philadelphia book store would rewrite her entire relationship with her boyfriend of seven years, but that's exactly what happened Friday evening, complete with a surprise ending that she never saw coming.

"I just got engaged in Barnes and Noble!" Palmieri said excitedly.

The fairy tale night began when Jon Wilen, a 24-year-old University of Pennsylvania medical student, met Rachele, a 22-year-old analyst at a Center City consulting company, to walk her home from work before heading out for a date.

"It's normal. He said he would walk me home, which always makes me so happy," said Rachele.

As the couple of seven years walked through the city holding hands, Jon asked to stop at the bookstore in Rittenhouse Square. He said he wanted to grab a book that his father had suggested. Again, totally normal, according to Rachele.

"He had just finished a book and I knew he was ready for another one."

When the couple was inside the store, Jonny asked his girlfriend to help him find the book and there, among hundreds of others, Rachele saw, "Our Love Story: Rachele and Jonny."

"I was shaking uncontrollably," Rachele said.

As the two of them, who've known one another since they were 4 and 6 years old, paged through their "Love Story," full of pictures and a poem written by Jon, he reached down and pulled a ring out of his sock. He dropped to one knee and asked Rachele, "Will you marry me?"

"I got the question out somehow and she said, 'Is this real?'" said Jon. "Then there was a lot of hugging and kissing and shaking and I made her say, 'Yes!'"

"Which was really an easy thing to do!" Rachele interjected.

But the fairy tale proposal didn't end there, Jon had another huge surprise up his sleeve.

"My dream proposal was to be surprised and have my entire family there and honestly, I was so happy with the proposal and didn't think he could surprise me anymore," said Rachele.

Walking up to their apartment, Rachele says she was still shaking -- and crying -- and when Jonny opened their door...

"I saw all of my family and Jonny's family and I dropped to my knees!"

The Palmieri and Wilen clans, who have been best friends since Jon and Rachele's brother Vinny met at the ripe age of 6, greeted the newly-engaged couple with hugs and lots of champagne.

"We've known each other our whole lives, Jon and Vinny are best friends, our moms are best friends and this was kind of the culmination of everything," said Rachele. "We've always been family, but now it's official."

Rachele, Jon and their families and friends celebrated through the weekend with lots of love, food and hockey -- making time Saturday to root on their hometown team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jon, since you planned the most romantic proposal ever, we'll forgive you for being a Pens fan).

The couple says they're thinking of a spring 2016 wedding in Pittsburgh.

"With Philly being so special to us, we definitely plan on incorporating it into our wedding somehow," said the excited bride-to-be.

For now, however, they plan on just enjoying the romantic ride.

"Romance has always come pretty natural to me," said Jon. "Hopefully, the ideas keep flowing."

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<![CDATA[Dilworth Park Spring Training Sessions]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:57:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/tlmd_saluddel20138.jpg

The warm weather is here and that means it's time to wake up from winter hibernation and enjoy the outdoors with free spring training and fitness sessions hosted at Philadelphia's Dilworth Park.

The public plaza, which was built last year, is holding free sports and fitness programming every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at 12 p.m. and evening at 6 p.m. now through April 30. 

During noon sessions, personal training tips will be offered by experts followed by a relaxing yoga session every Wednesday. 

In the evening, fitness enthusiasts can expect engaging discussions with guest speakers from the Rothman Institute, boot camp workouts along with Zumba and jiu-jitsu training sessions. 

Check out the full schedule of events here

For more information, check out Dilworth Park's website

Dilworth Park Spring Training
1 S. 15 St. (West of City Hall)
Philadelphia, Pa.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

 

 

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<![CDATA[PHLASH Shuttle Free Opening Weekend Tickets]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:47:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ben+Franklin+Bridge+Instagram+tamaratmf.jpg

If you're looking to experience all of Philadelphia's most awesome attractions, you're in luck because the Philly PHLASH shuttle is returning for its 2015 season on Thursday, April 23.

And this year, the shuttle service is welcoming its new season with free service through opening weekend -- Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26.

The purple bus takes visitors and locals all the way from Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art to the Philadelphia Zoo and the Please Touch Museum.

Other highlights include stops at the Penn's Landing, Eastern State Penitiary and the Barnes Foundation.

The PHLASH bus will operate daily from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. until labor day and then Friday through Sunday from Sept. 11 through Nov. 22. The service returns to its daily schedule on Nov. 27 until Jan. 3.

Pickups are approximately every 15 mintues along the main route, and the Phildelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum stops offer transfer loops every 15 minutes.

After free rides on opening weekend, the rate for the bus is $2 per ride and $5 for an all-day pass.

So hop on a bus and enjoy free transportation to Philly's main attractions!

For more information, check out Philly PHLASH.

 



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<![CDATA[Massive Slip N' Slide Coming to Philly ]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:42:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/999ce90c68c94115a69aa6039bd95b54.jpg

Get your swimsuits on because a massive 1,000-foot-long slip n' slide water party is coming to Philadelphia twice this summer.

The company behind the giant vinyl slide, Slide the City, will be setting up water parties in eight other cities throughout Pennsylvania in addition to Philadelphia. 

Party-goers can expect slip n' slides in Pittsburgh, Allentown, Reading, State College, Scranton, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Waterford. 

A full list of locations can be found here

Once registration for the water slide goes live, participants will be able to purchase passes starting at $15 for early birds and up to $60 for late registration.

Visitors will have the option of purchasing single slider, triple slider and VIP slider passes. 

The packages also come with fun goodies including water guns, T-shirts, inner tubes and other inflatables.

In addition to the huge slide, live entertainment, tasty snacks and drinks will be offered for a true summer experience.

While Slide the City has yet to publish dates of when they'll be in town, gather your friends and family in the meantime to sign up for more information.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Most 'Bro-y' Neighborhoods in Philly]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:49:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/bar-tavern-generic.jpg

Do you live in one of the most 'bro-y" neighborhood's in the city? Now you can find out because data experts FindTheHome figured it out for you!

Using data like bars, gyms and vices per capita and the percentage of 20 to 34-year-olds, FindTheHome has discovered which neighborhoods are all about the "bro."

Being a "bro" in this day and age can apply to any gender and is all about a person's interests and how one carries oneself, according to FindTheHome.

"The modern bro likes to embody a lifestle of debauchery for as long as he or she possibly can, embarking on binges filled with alcohol and other forms of vice before sweating it out the next day at the gym."

Center City West takes the top prize as Philly's most "bro-y," with a score of 82.4 with the Avenue of the Arts South coming in at a close second.

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<![CDATA[High School's Spring Fest Kicks Off]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:02:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010067886_1200x675_430100547845.jpg North Penn High School will host a kid-friendly International Spring Festival Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.]]> <![CDATA['Sound of Philadelphia' Building Coming Down ]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:38:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Demolition-Begins.jpg

Demolition began Saturday on the building that housed "The Sound of Philadelphia."

Philadelphia International Records at Broad and Spruce Streets along the city's Avenue of the Arts met a wrecking ball to make way for a 47-story hotel and condo tower. The demolition on the building began Saturday.

Famous musicians from Philadelphia and around the world recorded music in the record company's studios owned by iconic music producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. They included Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Chubby Checker, Teddy Pendergrass and the O'Jays.

The building was damaged by arson in 2010 and was effectively shut down. It was sold to local developer Dranoff Properties in 2014 who is building an SLS International Hotel on the site.

Adjacent buildings were already torn down leaving only the Philadelphia International Records building standing.

Signed gold bricks will be placed in the tower's foundation as a nod to the site's significance. The new hotel and residences are slated to be opened in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg

Cup, cone or burrito?

Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

The Vermont-based ice cream company will now serve you any two flavors of ice cream tucked into a chewy waffle wrap and topped with fudge and cookie crumbs — just in time for April 20.

The company not-so-subtly timed the treats to the unofficial pothead holiday, promising it will cure "the ultimate case of the munchies."

Thursday, Ben & Jerry's unveiled another new concoction: A special release beer called Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale brewed in collaboration with New Belgium Brewing. It's described as a brown ale laden with chocolatey, salted caramel, vanilla goodness. 

Some of the proceeds from sales of the beer will go to an environmental group fighting the effect of climate change on mountains. More details will be released later this year.



Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[1st Look: Philly's New Wawa Features Seating]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:18:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/184*120/Wawa+Sign+Center+City+Broad+Street+USE.JPG Seating, sleek corners & a Wawa sign on Broad Street!? Take a first look at a new 5,000-foot Center City Wawa store.]]> <![CDATA[Philly's 1 of World's Most Romantic Cities]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:03:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/LOVE+PArk+Generic.JPG "Bustle" magazine named Philadelphia one of the Top 10 most romantic cities on the planet.

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<![CDATA[Blue Rocks Return to Field as Fans Check Out Doughnut Dog]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:27:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/203*120/Delaware+Doughnut+Dog+Blue+Rocks+Krispy+Kreme.JPG Opening night at Frawley Stadium saw the Blue Rocks back on the field, fans in the stands for just 4 cents and a specialty hot dog at the concessions stand.

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<![CDATA[ Ben & Jerry's, Craft Brewer Team Up for Ice Cream-Flavored Beer]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:51:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/benjerrybeer1.jpg

If you have a taste for beer and ice cream, you might like Ben & Jerry's latest offering.

This fall, Vermont's Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium Brewing out of Colorado will begin selling a special release beer called Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale. It's described as a brown ale laden with chocolatey, salted caramel, vanilla goodness. 

The brew will come in 22 ounce bottles and contain 6.3 percent alcohol.

"We’re big fans of New Belgium Brewery, their values, and their fun culture, and of course their beer," said Jay Curley, senior global marketing manager of Ben & Jerry’s. "We’re excited for the campaign we’ve developed together."

Some of the proceeds from sales of the beer will go to an environmental group fighting the effect of climate change on mountains. More details will be released later this year.



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<![CDATA['Flavors of Philadelphia' Fundraiser for Liver Health]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:38:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/235*120/flavors+of+philadelphia+liver+health.JPG The American Liver Foundation will host "Flavors of Philadelphia" Thursday night from 6 p.m. 10 p.m. at the Loews Hotel on Market Street in Center City. The fundraiser aims to educate and promote liver health and awareness.]]> <![CDATA[Famous NYC Bakery Heads to New Jersey]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:14:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/juniors-cheesecake1.jpg After 60 years of baking its famed cheesecakes in New York City, Junior’s is moving its baking operation across the river and into New Jersey.]]> <![CDATA[Memphis Taproom Beer Garden Opening]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:35:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/206*120/beersungroup.jpg

If you're a beer lover and have the time, come out to Memphis Taproom Saturday, April 18 for their annual beer garden opening and 7th anniversary celebration.

Festivities kick off at noon with alfresco beers - both canned and craft - and tasty food truck fare. 

Visitors can expect an updated menu featuring fish and chips, staples like cheeseburgers and unconventional faux-chicken sandwiches for vegans and vegetarians. 

Check out the full "Ode to Summer Vacation" food truck menu here.

In addition to a special anniversary draft beer list, acrobatic performers from the Almanac Dance Circus Theaters will showcase their talents outside the restaurant. 

Following the garden's opening, guests can partake in pub trivia games and quizzos every Thursday night at 6 p.m. 

The beer garden is open from 4 p.m. through 10 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. through midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. 

Admission is free and you pay as you go. 

For more information, visit the Memphis Taproom's website

Memphis Taproom 
2331 E. Cumberland St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Saturday, April 18



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<![CDATA[Pay-What-You-Can Yoga on the Schuylkill]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:37:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/tlmd_shutterstock_11739323823_136804714002_484x363.jpg

For a relaxing weekend, join this season's first pay-what-you-can outdoor yoga class at the Schuylkill Banks overlooking the city's riverfront Saturday, April 18.

The donation-based class will celebrate the return of outdoor yoga at the Banks with free water and post-yoga drinks -- such as beer, wine, soda or a shake -- from the Shake Shack. 

The pay-what-you-can classes will expand this season with weekend hours from 11 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

Weather updates can be found on the group's Facebook page

Classes are open to all ages and levels ranging from yogis to absolute beginners. All classes will be held at the Schuylkill Banks on the grass at 25th & Locust Street. 

Don't forget to bring your own mat!

Check out Yoga on the Banks for more information. 

Yoga on the Banks
25th & Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
Saturday, April 18

 

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<![CDATA[Worth the Trip: All-Nude Poconos Beer Fest]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:18:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/craft+beer+getty.jpg

Countless beer festivals are happening around town, but one resort in the Poconos is hosting a beer fest for only the most adventurous beer aficionados -- and it's definitely worth the trip!

The only catch? You have to go naked before your first drink. 

The "clothes-free" Sunny Rest Resort in the Pocono Mountains is celebrating summer with the Bare Beach Beer Bash on Saturday, June 27. 

Guests can enjoy a variety of unlimited local and national beer samples with fellow nudists as they listen and dance along to live entertainment provided by the dynamic rock duo A Pair of Nuts

Admission to the event is $20 and guests must remain nude during the entire event as per the resort's policies. 

The resort also encourages visitors to come out to a late-night pool party following the beer fest  from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. for an all-inclusive experience. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Sunny Rest Resort's website

Sunny Rest Resort
Bare Beach Beer Fest
425 Sunny Rest Road
Palmerton, Pa.
Saturday, June 27

 



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<![CDATA["Lincoln and the Jews": Exhibit Explores President's Push for Equality ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:09:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/LincolnsLastHoursCROPPED.jpg

Books, museums and movies examining Abraham Lincoln's legacy have long focused on his role in emancipating American slaves in 1863.

But now, one new exhibit is highlighting the 16th president's commitment to fostering equality and acceptance for the nation's Jewish community. 

“Lincoln and the Jews," staged by The New York Historical Society to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination, documents Lincoln’s relationship with Jews and details the expansion of the Jewish population in America, which coincided with the famed leader's emergence onto the national political stage.

The number of Jews living in the U.S. grew from just 3,000 when Lincoln was born in 1809 to more than 150,000 at the time of his assassination in 1965, according to "Lincoln and the Jews: A History," the 2015 book that inspired the exhibit. While many in America treated the Jewish community as "second-class citizens and religious outsiders" in the face of the demographic shift, the book argues, Lincoln "exhibited precisely the opposite tendency." 

“When we think of Lincoln's embrace of humanity writ large we tend to think of his advocacy of freedom for African Americans, and his friendship with Frederick Douglass,” Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, said. “But this exhibition shows that Lincoln's embrace included American Jews in the face of extreme anti-Semitism."

The exhibit, a collaboration with The Shapell Manuscript Foundation, opens with a wall quote by Lincoln, who in a public letter dated May 17, 1855 protests restrictions on immigration.

“I have some little notoriety for commiserating with the oppressed condition of the negro; and I should be strangely inconsistent if I could favor curtailing the existing rights of white men, even though born in different lands, and speaking different languages from myself," he wrote.

Personal and signed letters, portraits, paintings and artifacts bring to life Lincoln's stories.

One such personal letter is from Lincoln to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, dated Nov. 4, 1862.

In the letter, Lincoln notes to Stanton, “I believe we have not yet appointed a Hebrew" and informs him that he is appointing C.M. Levy – the son-in-law of Rabbi Morris Raphall of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a well-known Orthodox Jew in New York – “Assistant Quarter Master, with the rank of Captain." Lincoln describes the candidate as “a capable and faithful man.”

Lincoln’s Jewish friends, including Julius Hammerslough, Henry Greenbaum and Abraham Jonas, are also profiled as patrons throughout the exhibit. In one letter, the president calls Jonas, a Jewish lawyer whom Lincoln met in 1843, "one of my most valued friends.”

Grace Oh, a junior at Roslyn High School who was exploring the exhibit as an extra credit assignment," said she found the relationships highlighted in the exhibit enlightening.

“It’s not talked about as much,” she said. "I never knew that Lincoln was [as] supportive of Jews."

While Civil-War savvy visitors may be familiar with Lincoln’s Jewish friendships, Mirrer said, she’s not surprised to hear those reactions. In fact, that's part of the exhibit's goal. 

“I would also hope that by recalling, as this exhibition does, Lincoln—whose assassination shattered the nation's spirit at the very moment it began to taste victory and the return of peace—visitors will be reminded of the causes for which Lincoln lived and died, and by which his countrymen should live henceforth,” she said.

The exhibit runs in New York through June 7 before traveling to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.



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<![CDATA[Tax Day Freebies and Discounts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:28:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP0910251102942.jpg

Wednesday is the deadline for filing income tax returns, a day long associated with the dread of rushing to fill out complicated forms and, perhaps, making a payment to Uncle Sam.

But don't let Tax Day get your down. There are a number of freebies you can cash in on.

The most practical of all tax season freebies is the IRS' Free File program, which allows those who have an adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less to file for free through the agency's website.

Once you have Uncle Sam squared away, you can reward yourself with some Tax Day freebies:

Office Depot is offering two pounds of free document shredding. Staples will do the same for up to five pounds of documents.

Meanwhile, the stressed and the overworked can claim a free massage at participating Hydromassage locations.

Now that you have worked up an appetite, you can enjoy one -- or all -- of the following food freebies:

Boston Market: Buy One Individual Meal and Get One Individual Meal FREE

Bruegger’s Bagels: Big Bagel Bundles are just $10.40 – a $3.50 deduction.

California Tortilla: Free Chips and Quesos.

Great American Cookie: Free Regular Sugar Cookie.

Hard Rock Cafe: Free meal for tax paying singers.

KFC: FREE red velvet cake with the purchase of a 10-piece (or larger) family meal.

McDonald’s: Buy one Big Mac or Quarter Pounder with Cheese and get one for a penny.

Pizza Hut: Visit pizzareturn.com for a chance to win Pizza Hut gift cards.

Schlotzsky’s: One free small The Original sandwich with the purchase of a 32 oz. drink and a bag of chips.

If you want to use your refund to get away from it all (well, maybe just away from your house if you live in D.C.), some area hotels are offering discounts and freebies for Tax Day.

Marriott: Anyone who books a room on marriott.com can get 25 percent off the chain's best weekend rate for hotels in Washington, D.C. and Arlington from May 2 until Sept. 8.

Kimpton: You will get "The Procrastinator" cocktail for free at Kimpton's 12 hotels in D.C., Alexandria and Baltimore if you can show that you've sent in your taxes.



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<![CDATA[Billboard Calls for Bacon Ban at Lehigh Valley's 'Bacon, USA' Ballpark]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:08:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Coca+Cola+Park+Bacon+Billboard+Ironpigs+Allentown.jpg

#BanBacon!

That’s the message a national physicians group has brought to a minor-league ballpark where a Phillies minor-league affiliate not only serves up plenty of pork but revels in bringing home the bacon.

The Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine erected a billboard across from Coca-Cola Park, the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs ballpark in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Monday. The billboard reads: “Keep Bacon Off Your Plate. One serving a day may increase risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.”

The group, which is comprised of about 12,000 physicians, hopes fans traveling to the park see it as they drive over the Tilghman Street Bridge and guess twice about the pork treats on the menu at the ballpark that hails itself as Bacon, USA.

At Coca-Cola Park there are concession stands including the “Pig Stop,” “Hog Heaven,” “Pork N Chips” and other less pig-themed eateries that offer a wide-range of pork-tastic treats like “Nachos Porker,” “Bacon on a Stick” and the “Porker Sandwich.”

“Consuming just one serving of bacon a day can dramatically increase the risk for colorectal cancer, heart disease, and diabetes,” warned Physicians Committee dietitian Cameron Wells, M.P.H., R.D. “This baseball season, don’t let bacon strike you out.”

The IronPigs, the Phillies Triple-A affiliate that wears hats feature a piece of sizzling bacon during some games, stands by the swine.

"It’s a 'Pork' Race. We are IronPigs, and we are simply hog wild about all the pork offerings here within Bacon, USA," said a statement from IronPigs president & general manager Kurt Landes.

"We are also proud of the usually unreported health benefits provided by bacon -- from the protein, to essential vitamins and minerals such as Choline and Niacin, to even being a mood elevator and lowering stress. Many studies have found that bacon actually increases one’s life expectancy."

The doctor's don't believe what the baseball team is cooking.

“By moving broccoli into the starting lineup, the IronPigs would knock one out of the park for the health of their fans,” says Wells.

So it doesn’t seem the Physicians’ recommendation of replacing bacon with broccoli – all the way down to the mascot – in a hope of lowering Pennsylvania’s Top 20 obesity rate – they also mention that 63 percent of people in the Lehigh Valley struggle with their weight – isn’t going to happen and that’s OK with the IronPigs.

"Ultimately, our goal is to provide choices for our fans’" said Landes. "We strive to make the experience a 'nine-inning vacation,' offering fans a reprieve from everyday life. Fans can indulge if they so choose. If not, we offer plenty of healthy options, too. But, we are not in the habit of dictating to our fans and their families what they should eat. We believe in our fans and their ability to make their own choices at the ballpark."



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<![CDATA[Be the Match Walk+Run to Help Fight Cancer]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:21:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010029392_1200x675_427803203841.jpg Sarah Brooks Hart, Development Coordinator for Be the Match Walk+Run and Chad Gehman, a cancer survivor, talk about the run taking place on Saturday with the goal of helping find a cure for cancer.]]> <![CDATA[Cool Off With Free Ice Cream]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:21:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/Web+Ice+Cream.jpg

With temperatures in the 70s today, a warm weather tradition returns as Ben & Jerry's gives away free ice cream for its annual Free Cone Day promotion.

From noon until 8 p.m. Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop locations, including stores in Philadelphia and at the Jersey Shore, are offering customers a cone or cup -- on the house!

“It’s free, it’s fair, it’s everywhere, and it is one of the most exciting days at Ben & Jerry’s,” said Ben & Jerry's Chief Marketing Officer Dave Stever. “We’re always striving to show our fans that we love them more than they love us... and Free Cone Day gets the job done.”

Not every Ben & Jerry's store participates in Free Cone Day, so be sure to ask ahead!

Happy Free Cone Day!



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<![CDATA[Philly's Lisa Scottoline Talks New Psychological Thriller]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:02:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Scottoline+book+every+fifteen+minutes.JPG Best-selling mystery author Lisa Scottoline, who is from the Philadelphia area, is set to release her newest psychological thrilled called "Every Fifteen Minutes" and the novel takes place in our area.]]> <![CDATA[Worth the Trip: Haverford Spring Fest]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:25:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP894466877922_4_ObamaEaster.jpg

Get to Delaware County for a better Haverford Spring Fest than ever before with tons of family-friendly fun and foods -- lots of food!

Haverford Spring Fest takes over Brookline Blvd. on Sunday, May 17 from noon until 7 p.m. and will feature a whole lot of live music, like Ashley Leone, David Uosikkinen's "In the Pocket," The End of America, Charlie Gracie, Cat's Pahamas, Cabin Dogs, The End of America and Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble and a whole lot of food from restaurants in the area!

Plus, adults can enjoy art and beer gardens while kids can take advantage of the Fun Zone for just $10 for all-day access.

The event will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately! A minimum of $2 per person donation is requested upon entry.

For more information, take a look at the event's website.

 

 



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<![CDATA[Worth the Trip: Get 'Cha Doughnuts!]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:21:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/federal+donuts.jpg

Have a late night craving for doughnuts or coffee? We've got a short drive that's definitely worth the trip!

For the next weeks, Federal Donuts in West Philadelphia is staying open later than usual to accomodate students studying for finals, but those of us lucky enough to be done with school can reep the benefits as well!

The extended hours will be April 17 and 18 and April 30 through May 8 from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Delivery service is also available from Federal Donuts delivery partner, Caviar, until 10:30 p.m. on those days.

For more information or their menu, click here.

Federal Donuts - West Philly
3428 Sansom Street

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<![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: Mika Brzezinski's 'Know Your Value' Tour]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:30:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/222*120/mika+solo+shot+philadelphia+know+your+value+tour.JPG

Mika Brzezinski brings her nationwide "Know Your Value" tour to Philadelphia Friday, April 10.

Guest speakers include Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) at five conferences across the U.S. The tour begins April 10 in Philadelphia before stops in Washington, D.C. (May 15), Chicago (Sept. 25), Boston (Oct. 23) and Orlando (Nov. 20).

Warren, Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb, actress Brooke Shields, TV personality Donny Deutsch and a slew of others are scheduled to appear at the all-day event at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Three finalists will be chosen from each tour stop to receive professional coaching from Brzezinski, the Knowing Your Value author.

Each conference also includes workshops designed to help women "attain a higher level of confidence and ultimately achieve success," including negotiating and body language, according to NBC.

NBCUniversal is the parent company of NBC10 and MSNBC.



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<![CDATA[Former Flyers Stars Fight to Put Hunger in Penalty Box]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:47:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Watson+Propp.jpg

Former Philadelphia Flyers All-Star Brian Propp is teaming up with the NHS Human Service Foundation to celebrate the 11th annual Goals for Giving Hockey Benefit Sunday.

The charity event, which has raised more than $300,000 in the past 10 years, is gearing up to put a halt on hunger in the nation by donating proceeds to Pantries of Pride, a program supported by the foundation.

Propp, an NHS board member and Philadelphia Flyers Alumni leader, is participating in the event, along with other alumni team members, as they take on employee-led team NHS Human Services Blues in a hockey challenge.

Admission for the hockey game benefit is $10 per person. The game runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia.

Fans can meet their favorite Flyers alumni after the game at Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar at 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard. Tickets for the after-party are $20 per person and can be purchased online or at the door.

Benefit organizers expect to raise more than $100,000 at this year’s event.



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<![CDATA[Northern Liberties Bar Closing]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:40:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/McFaddens+DRust.jpg

McFadden's Philly, the popular Northern Liberties bar, plans to abruptly close at the end of the day Thursday.

The bar, located along North 3rd Street in the Northern Liberties section of the city, has been pouring beers and Irish whiskey shots for 14 years.

The bar has been a popular party spot — hosting guest bartenders, happy hours and holiday events like Running of the Santas and McPatty Fest.

CEO John Sullivan, in a Facebook statement, said the company chose not to renew its lease and would instead open a new bar in a different location.

The message did not say whether the new bar would carry the McFadden's name.



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<![CDATA[Ready to Roll at Penn's Landing This Summer]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:23:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Generic+Roller+Skates+Generic+Rollerskates+Generic.JPG

Forget the beach this summer, just roll over to Penn’s Landing instead.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter joined representatives of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and others Thursday to reveal plans for the city’s first-ever outdoor roller skating rink.

"It's going to be fun in the city and that's what the summer is supposed to be all about," said Nutter.

The Blue Cross RiverRink will open Memorial Day Weekend along Penn's Landing and stay open seven days a week through the end of summer, said the DRWC.

In the middle of the rink – which will be built on the existing footprint of the winter ice skating rink – will be the landscaped Summerfest feature featuring plants and trees.

The fun will spread from the first-ever skating rink to the second-annual edition of the Spruce Street Harbor Park – featuring a flower meadow, hammocks, food, boardwalk, floating barges and expanded bicycle parking – that will open on May 22 through the end of September.

The park is free but skating will be ticketed and available for purchase online or in-person.



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