<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSun, 28 May 2017 01:15:31 -0400Sun, 28 May 2017 01:15:31 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Be There for Philly POPS' Memorial Salute]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 12:33:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly_Pops_Memorial_Salute.jpg

The Philly POPS will celebrate Memorial Day with their Memorial Salute. NBC10's Vai Sikahema joins Hugh Panaro and Tiffany Jones to discuss the patriotic event.

<![CDATA[See Inside Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Museum]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:15:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/VSECRET7.JPG A museum featuring the costumes worn by supermodels in the Victoria's Secret fashion show is hidden inside the lingerie brand's Manhattan flagship store.

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<![CDATA[Looking for Something to Do This Holiday Weekend?]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:34:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Memorial_Day_Activities.jpg

NBC10's Rosemary Connors gives us a taste of the memorial day festivities with activities happening in our area.

<![CDATA[See Inside: 'Breaking Bad' Pop-Up Bar Coming to NYC]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 15:03:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/press+1+bb.jpg Take a look inside ABQ, the "Breaking Bad"-themed pop-up cocktail bar coming to New York City this summer after a two-year stint in the UK. All photos courtesy Lollipop UK. ]]> <![CDATA['Breaking Bad' Pop-Up Bar Is Rolling Into NYC in a Lab RV]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:43:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ABQ-Awards6.jpg

Four years after the last episode of "Breaking Bad" aired, fans in New York City are apparently still crazy enough about the show to clamor for a chance to get into a pop-up bar, set inside a recreational trailer, based on the award-winning series.

The "Breaking Bad"-themed bar called ABQ is expected to hit town this summer after a successful two-year stint in the UK, Eater NY reports. It'll be set entirely inside a "meth lab" RV resembling that of Walter White.  

The organizers of ABQ, a UK-based shop called Lollipop, says it's the "world's first cocktail lab in an RV where you can cook your own cocktails using molecular techniques, chemicals and potions."

Inside, visitors will find a "makeshift laboratory to cook cocktails using molecular mixology techniques," organizers say. Among the offerings will be a Saul's C2H60, a semi-frozen cocktail using dry ice and an infusion technique called nitrogen cavitation, and Blue Flynn, a rum-based cocktail consisting of flavored acids and aromas, concocted in an elaborate setup of lab bowls and tubes. 

Bartenders will be dressed in the shows' trademark yellow jumpsuits, with "HEISENBERG" scrawled across the wall. 

Organizers haven't determined exactly where they'll install the RV, but are looking at several places in Brooklyn, they say. ABQ will open for several months beginning in July, with tickets starting at $45 for a two-hour visit and three cocktails in the bar. 

Fans can sign up for tickets on the ABQNY website, although they may have a bit of a wait -- the live waitlist shows over 1,700 people have signed up as of Thursday, and only 30 people at a time can enter the trailer.

The ABQ website says 100,000 people have visited the UK pop-up so far. 

Last month, another pop-up restaurant based on the TV show arrived to a fan frenzy in New York City: Gus Fring's infamous chicken chain "Los Pollos Hermanos" saw huge lines -- just for curly fries, the only offering on the menu -- as AMC promoted the spinoff series, "Better Call Saul." 

Photo Credit: Lollipop]]>
<![CDATA[Free Family Concerts for Summer]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 11:51:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Free_Family_Concerts_for_Summer.jpg

NBC10's Vai Sikahema and Tracy Davidson look at ways to entertain your family for free this summer.

<![CDATA[Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2017 Revealed]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 07:31:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/216*120/74170556_11.jpg Florida’s Siesta Beach, “with some of the finest, whitest sand in the world,” has been selected as the number one beach in America on “Dr. Beach's” 27th annual Top 10 Beach List. Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. U.S. territories like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands aren't included in the rankings. In recent years, he has given extra points to beaches that prohibit smoking, saying cigarette butts are not only environmentally damaging, but can ruin the experience for beach-goers. Safety and environmental management are other major factors, he said. The Sunshine State snagged three spots on the coveted list. Beaches in New York, Massachusetts, California and the Carolinas also earned slots. See the full list.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Panoramic Images]]>
<![CDATA[Upper Darby Summer Stage]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 11:54:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Upper_Darby_Summer_Stage.jpg

NBC10’s Rosemary Connors gets the details on Upper Darby Performing Arts Center's Summer Stage musicals including Madagascar Jr.

<![CDATA[Students Open Ice Cream Shop]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 07:56:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/University_of_Delaware_Students_Open_Ice_Cream_Shop.jpg

Can an ice cream cone save a city? NBC10 Delaware Bureau Reporter Tim Furlong spoke with a group of students hoping to scoop up success.

<![CDATA[NBC10 Morning Team on the Road at Wawa]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 11:55:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/179*120/Ted+Greenberg+Tracy+Davidson+Vai+Sikahema.JPG

Tracy Davidson, Vai Sikahema, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington and NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley took the #NBC10Mornings show on the road visiting an Atlantic County Wawa Wednesday.

The fifth stop on the months-long on-the-road tour was the new convenience store at 275 W. White Horse Pike (at Pomona Road) in Galloway, New Jersey.

Wawa mascot Wally Goose joined in on the fun as the Morning Team, plus NBC10 Jersey Shore reporter Ted Greenberg, handed out free cups of coffee. Ted also shows how Wawa is helping out an area autism group.

Some folks from nearby Stockton University also stopped by to say hello.

What a great ride it's been.

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<![CDATA[Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:14:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/181*120/disneywater38.jpg

Photo Credit: SEPH LAWLESS]]>
<![CDATA[6 Days of Free Fun for Wawa Welcome America]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 20:39:23 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/PennsLanding22.jpg

Singer Mary J. Blige, Philly legends Boyz II Men, the Philly POPS and fireworks highlight Philadelphia’s FREE Independence Day celebration — but there is so much more to the 2017 Wawa Welcome America festival.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined other city officials and folks from the beloved convenience store chain Tuesday to announce 50 free events over six days this summer.


The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks features Blige – the queen of Hip-Hop soul — Boyz II Men, Kidz Bop and the Philly POPS Big Band for the Party on the Parkway.

The family-friendly festivities get underway at 1 p.m. at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Families can enjoy “the Strider Bikes obstacle course, zip line, games, and make-and-take arts and crafts,” organizers said. [[420037303, C]]

The main event gets going at 7 p.m. and features the POPS, joined by Hamilton actress Mandy Gonzalez and pianist Tony DeSare, along with a ceremony honoring Boyz II Men. Blige then headlines in what is her only free show on her “Strength of a Woman” tour. There will be beer gardens for the 21+ crowd and various food and music on the Philly Groove side stage. There is even the Amtrak Pet Friendly Area where you can bring your furry friends.

The night wraps up with two patriotic (and simultaneous) fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. over the art museum and over the Delaware River sponsored by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico.

The Party on the Parkway will air live on NBC10, NBC10.com and Telmundo62 on July 4th. NBC10 and Telemundo62 are official partners of Wawa Welcome America.

Before the parkway party, there will the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony in front of Independence Hall in Old City at 10 a.m. The city will recognize the music and philanthropy of Boyz II Men. The Philly POPS Big Band will also play. Mayor Kenney will present the Magis Award to Philadelphia Hometown Hero Ralph Galati. "Galati’s service has been honored with The Silver Star, The Bronze Star with Valor with one Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Cluster, The Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster and The Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster,” organizers said. You can also see the presentation of the Wawa Foundation Hero Award.

Following the Independence Hall ceremony, the Independence Day Parade featuring 4,000 marchers will parade through historic Philadelphia.

Other free events in Old City on July 4 include the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony (1 p.m.) where the Liberty Bell will be tapped; the 6th Annual Birthday Party at the Independence Visitor Center (9 a.m.) hosted by Betsy Ross and Termini Bros. Bakery, featuring a massive cake in the shape of the American Flag; and a children’s naturalization ceremony (1:30 p.m.) where 13 children will become citizens at the Betsy Ross House.

The Independence Day Festivities are all part of the theme of the 25th-annual festival, “Everyone Is a History Maker.”

The festivities begin with a 6-ton hoagie salute at Wawa Hoagie Day at the National Constitution Center on Thursday, June 29 from noon to 2 p.m.

This year’s festival includes Culture on Tap, a pop-up beer garden in the City Hall Courtyard on June 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. and the Food Trust's Night Market Spruce Hill: Independence Day Weekend Edition at 40th & Walnut Streets from 6 to 10 p.m. in West Philly.

Free museum days and nights at the movies return for this year’s festival.

Other events include fireworks shows on at 9:30 p.m. on June 30 and July 1 that will be visible at spots along the Delaware River and SugarHouse Casino’s Red, White & Brew event geared toward 21-and-over millennials on July 1.

A full calendar of events is available at WelcomeAmerica.com or search below for information from organizers:

New Events
More Fireworks! Four Fireworks Shows including two simultaneous July 4th Shows at 9:30 p.m. on the Delaware River and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Schuylkill River – Three fireworks shows, presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico, will paint Philadelphia’s skies red, white and blue. In 2016, USA Today named Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America Fireworks on their list of “10 of the nation’s Best 4th of July Fireworks Shows.”

• Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico will take place over the Delaware River Waterfront. Official viewing areas include the Delaware River Waterfront, SugarHouse Casino, and One Liberty Observation Deck. Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1 at 9:30 p.m.

• The grand finale includes two simultaneous shows, the Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Schuylkill River partners with The Freedom Festival Fireworks at Wiggins Park over the Delaware River Waterfront sponsored by the Camden County Chosen Board of Freeholders. Official viewing areas include the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Schuylkill River, the Delaware River Waterfront, SugarHouse Casino, and One Liberty Observation Deck. Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

New! Events for Millennials 21+

SugarHouse Casino’s Red, White & Brew will feature an evening of great food, drinks, and entertainment by Mo Lowda and the Humble along the Delaware River Waterfront. Following the food and music, attendees can enjoy the spectacular fireworks show as SugarHouse Casino is an official viewing area for fireworks. Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 9 p.m.

New! Red, White and Blue Happy Hours & Brunches – A new version of the previous Wawa Welcome America event called “Taste of Philadelphia” returns in a brand new format of Fourth of July themed happy hours and brunches with food, crafty cocktails, and live entertainment at individual restaurants. Participating restaurants include: Moshulu, Art Bar | Sonesta, City Tap House Logan, Cafe Cret, Midtown Continental. For a complete list of restaurants and bars, visit WelcomeAmerica.com.

• Friday, June 29 from 4 – 7 p.m. kick off the holiday weekend at a featured happy hour location for the chance to grab some July 4th swag and enter to win two tickets for a VIP experience at the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Visit WelcomeAmerica.com for a complete list of happy hour locations.

• Sunday, July 2 enjoy a Red, White and Brunch at featured Philly favorite brunch spots. Visit WelcomeAmerica.com for a complete list of brunch locations.

New! The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Independence Weekend Salute to Musical Theater at Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on July 3 on the Freedom Stage – For the first time during Wawa Welcome America, Broadway shows will be performed in Philadelphia’s Historic District. The star-studded lineup gives audiences a sneak peek at the 2017-2018 Broadway Philadelphia season featuring performances from some of Broadway’s hottest shows coming straight to Philadelphia. Monday, July 3. Time TBD.

New Twist! A Wawa Welcome America Favorite Returns, the Sand Sculpture Spectacular – 2017 will see the return of the art of sand sculpting. Beginning June 20, world-renowned sculptors will transform the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place into a Sand Sculpture Spectacular with hand-carved scenes depicting Philadelphia icons and historic figures out of 24 tons of sand. Attendees can also see a pop-up sculpture in the neighboring One Liberty Observation Deck. Debuts June 20 through the month of July.

New Events in More Philadelphia Neighborhoods Presented by Wells Fargo and produced by The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, and Wawa Welcome America – Citywide Community Day Performances in Public Spaces, will showcase ten performers in ten different neighborhoods across Philadelphia as well as a fun activity for attendees to enjoy. Performances are FREE and family friendly ranging from hip hop dancing, jazz, capoeira, and storytelling performed in historic homes, public parks and squares, and plazas that are in the heart of these communities. Saturday, July 1. Times vary.

Wawa Wekcome America Traditions
PECO GO 4th & Learn – Wawa Welcome America is about engaging children throughout Philadelphia with educational activities, to encourage learning while school is out for the summer. Courtesy of Books In Homes USA, 9,000 free books will be provided to children. Beneficial Bank and Beneficial Foundation games and activities on financial literacy will travel to all events, and additional free giveaways will be provided for kids to enjoy. Go 4th & Learn’s fun educational interactive activities and demonstrations highlight American history, financial literacy, STEM, Spanish language, fitness & health, and arts & culture at the Mummers Museum, Fairhill Square, and the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Free Museum Days – Five days of free admission to ten museums including the National Constitution Center (courtesy of Wawa), the Penn Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site (evening), the African American Museum in Philadelphia, One Liberty Observation Deck (morning), Philadelphia Museum of Art (pay what you wish), The Barnes Foundation (courtesy of PECO), the National Liberty Museum, the Philadelphia History Museum, and The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University.

Philly at The Movies presented by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – When the sun goes down, the screens go up for free movies under the stars. Three free outdoor movie screenings will take place at The Piazza at Schmidt’s, the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Franklin Square.

Free Concerts – The highlight of every Wawa Welcome America festival is all the free musical entertainment. This year’s concert lineup includes:

• Free family-friendly performances citywide including The Mummers Museums’ Summer Mummers Concert, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” June 29 – July 1 at 8 p.m. Various Locations.

• Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party on July 3 will feature three performance stages for artists to showcase their freedom of expression; the arts, music and speech. The Block Party will be followed by a performance by The Philly POPS in front of Independence Hall at a new time beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your picnic baskets and your friends. Monday, July 3 from 12 – 8 p.m.

Photo Credit: Joseph Kaczmarek]]>
<![CDATA[Free and Fun Tours for the Family]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 08:36:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Free_and_Fun_Tours_For_the_Family.jpg

We are taking a look at different factory and museum tours the whole family can enjoy including crayons, animals and, even, snacks.

<![CDATA[Sale Pending for Walt Disney's Technicolor Desert Retreat]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:02:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/knbc-walt-disney-palm-springs-house-tn-2.jpg A Palm Springs home where Walt Disney and his wife spent their twilight years is in the process of being sold.

Photo Credit: Klint Watkins/Associated Press]]>
<![CDATA[See Inside Cyndi Lauper's Connecticut Estate, Now for Sale]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Cyndi+Lauper+and+house+1.jpg Cyndi Lauper’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, is for sale, listed at $1.25 million. The French Country Colonial-style estate sits on the 1.58-acre property. The 3885-square-foot home's interior was designed by Howard Kaplan, and includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces.

Photo Credit: Berkshire Hathaway and Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Broadway Comes to Philly This Summer]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 12:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Broadway_Comes_To_Philly_This_Summer.jpg

NBC10's Tracy Davidson interviews Frances Engler, director of Broadway Philadelphia programming. about why you don't have to head to New York to see a Broadway show.

<![CDATA[Looking for Free (and SUPER Cheap) Summer Fun?]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 09:41:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/harbor_park_20140624_1416690791.jpg

This week, NBC10 looks into free and super cheap summer activities throughout the area.

Concerts are a popular summer activity, and multiple locations are providing them for free.

May 22, World Café Live Philadelphia will be hosting Monday Jazz Jam at 5:30 p.m. June 17, July 22, August 19 and September 16 at 40th and Walnut in Philadelphia, there is free admission to free outdoor concerts, acitivities and giveaways. There will be free samples of Ben and Jerry’s, Honeygrow and free cold brew coffee from Saxbys.

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On July 4, Mary J. Blige will headline Wawa Welcome America along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival runs multiple days and features plenty of free fun.

Media in Delaware County, Pennsylvania has many free concerts all throughout the summer.

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The Philadelphia area also has many free attractions and tours, so feel free to travel around.

Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the Rocky Statue and steps, LOVE and AMOR sculptures and Philadelphia’s Historic District’s "Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches."

Free, and SUPER cheap, Philadelphia art and culture events are also very affordable.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park and Summerfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink provide for walking around in the summer air, swinging on hammocks and buying snacks. The Park and Rink are free entry.

At Race Street Pier there are free yoga classes every day of the week.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art allows visitors to Pay-What-You-Wish every Wednesday after 5 p.m.

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Camden County has over 100 free events taking place including free concerts, exercise events and shows for toddlers, and in South Philly, Smith Playground and its playhouse are free as well. 

Photo Credit: Kimberly Paynter]]>
<![CDATA[Inside Look on Enjoying Some Free Family Fun]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 08:10:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/186*120/Spinning+Kid.JPG

NBC10 is bringing you options that can keep you active during the summer without breaking the bank. Reporter Katy Zachry gives a preview of Camden County's events this summer.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[April the Giraffe's Baby Is Probably Bigger Than You]]> Sun, 21 May 2017 10:23:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_17105735261797.jpg

Watch out, Mom. He'll be bigger than you in no time.

In just over a month, the baby giraffe that gained a following when his mother, April, was pregnant with him, is growing up big and strong.

Tajiri (Swahili for "hope") is now 6-foot-4-inches tall and 200 pounds. The baby stood at 5-foot-9-inches tall when he was born on April 15.

He is happy and doing well with April and his dad, Oliver, at Animal Adventure Park in upstate New York.

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The zoo is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

April gave birth to Tajiri on April 15 at the privately owned zoo. It was her fourth calf, but the first for Oliver.

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Visitors are expected to flood the zoo for its fifth season after April's pregnancy became the second most livestreamed channel in YouTube history, with more than 232 million live views during a seven-week period.

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Photo Credit: Animal Adventure Park via AP
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<![CDATA[Area Beaches Are Top Summer Hot Spots: TripAdvisor]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:44:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/193*120/Wildwood+NJ3.jpg TripAdvisor released its 2017 Summer Vacation Value Report. The report lists 50 summer hot spots in the United States based on costs and increased hotel booking interest.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['The Billboard Boys']]> Fri, 19 May 2017 14:15:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/The_Billboard_Boys.jpg

Filmmaker Pat Taggart speaks about his new movie "The Billboard Boys." It's a movie about three guys who spent months on a Lehigh Valley billboard in hopes of earning a home.

<![CDATA['Golden Girls' Clue Game]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 08:52:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Golden_girls16x9.jpg

A new edition of "Clue" will go on sale soon, and feature characters from the iconic "Golden Girls" sitcom.

Photo Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank]]>
<![CDATA[America's Favorite Pizza Chain, Mexican Spot, More Revealed]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:10:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/torta+thumb.jpg Five Guys dethrones In-N-Out Burger, Starbucks narrowly defeats Dunkin' Donuts and more trends revealed in Harris Poll's latest EquiTrend Study on brand health longevity. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. consumers assessed more than 4,000 brands (including 90 restaurant brands) across more than 450 categories. Click here for details on the methodology and scroll through the photos to see the top restaurant brands of the year in eight major categories.

Photo Credit: Marco Ugarte/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 13:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Whisky_Wine_and_Wildlife.jpg

NBC10’s Vai Sikahema learns about the upcoming Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife benefit for the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

<![CDATA[Annual 'Preakness at the Piazza']]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:48:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/5th_Annual__Prekness_at_the_Piazza_.jpg

NBC10’s Rosemary Connors gets the details on the upcoming 5th annual Preakness at the Piazza.

<![CDATA['Dirty Dancing': Classic Story on Stage in Philly]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:21:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dirty_Dancing_the_Classic_Story_is_on_Stage_in_Philly.jpg

NBC10’s Rosemary Connors gets the details on "Dirty Dancing” at the Merriam Theater from stars Christoper Tierney and Rachel Boone.

<![CDATA[7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns This Weekend]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:18:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/byocslurpee.jpg

Slurpee fans, rejoice!

7-Eleven is celebrating the start of "Slurpee season" with Bring Your Own Cup Day.

Customers can bring their own cup to fill up with their favorite Slurpee flavor for $1.50 on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

But don't go grabbing a cooler to fill up just yet. While customers are encouraged to get creative, there are some rules.

Only one clean, watertight container is allowed per person. The container must also fit upright through a 10-inch slot.

7-Eleven's new cinnamon-flavored Pepsi Slurpee will also be available to try during the two-day event.

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<![CDATA[Customers Getting Chance at 'Marshmallow Only' Lucky Charms]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:15:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-455979736.jpg

For fans of one classic cereal, your dream has come true: Lucky Charms is giving away boxes full of just marshmallows.

General Mills announced that, starting this month, 10,000 boxes of the sweet treats will be available. You can enter the drawing for one of the coveted limited edition items by entering a 14 digit code found on normal boxes sold in stores.

After entering the code at MarshmallowOnly.com, you are eligible for the contest that runs through December.

In 2015, a similar promotion was organized with just 10 marshmallow only boxes.

The appeal to nostalgia comes as cereal makers are battling a trend toward products with healthier ingredients like yogurt and energy bars, Adweek reported

According to General Mills' most recent annual report, cereal sales were down 1 percent in fiscal year 2016. That percentage grows to 4 percent when compared to 2014 sales.

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<![CDATA[Lucky Charms to Give Away Boxes with Marshmallows Only]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 13:45:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/luckycharms.jpg

General Mills is holding a contest to give away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms filled with only marshmallows.

<![CDATA[Summer Vacation Safety Tips]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:23:49 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020834670_1200x675_945949251798.jpg

When traveling this summer, the key is to plan in advance. With a busy schedule, a travel agent can do a lot of work. You also should make sure your passport is up to date.

<![CDATA[Delaware Wants You to Visit]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:05:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020834758_1200x675_945968195571.jpg

Delaware has a lot of fun things to do in the summer. NBC10’s Tim Furlong reports what those fun ideas are and how you can access tourism ideas on your smartphone.

<![CDATA[NBC10 Morning Team on the Road at Wawa]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:10:50 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/198*120/Waw+Wednesday+Delaware.JPG

Tracy Davidson, Vai Sikahema, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington and NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley took the #NBC10Mornings show on the road visiting a New castle County Wawa Wednesday.

The fourth stop on the months-long on-the-road tour was the convenience store at 2754 Pulaski Highway in Newark, Delaware.

Wawa mascot Wally Goose joined in on the fun as the Morning Team, plus NBC10's Delaware reporter Tim Furlong (representing the 302), handed out free cups of coffee. Tim even signed Vai's "Delaware" shirt.

Next week they will be stopping by the Wawa along White Horse Pike in Galloway, New Jersey.

<![CDATA[200 Nude Models to Descend on Times Square]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:47:30 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/173*120/7916naked.jpg

Nude and semi-nude people in Times Square, no big deal. 

Two hundred nude people in Times Square ... that's a little less ordinary.

A non-profit called Human Connection Arts said Tuesday it plans a "public art project" called Body Notes on June 9. The event would gather hundreds of fully nude male and female models and let each of them be "painted with a personal message of his or her choosing," the group said in a statement.

Andy Golub, the artist behind the project, is also the founder of NYC Bodypainting Day. In 2011, he and one of his models were arrested during a bodypainting project in Times Square; the city was ultimately forced to pay the model a settlement and Golub was allowed to continue his work

As for the backers, an outfit calling itself the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society said it is co-sponsoring the event. The group stages topless group readings at parks, mostly recently in Central Park earlier this month. 

A spokeswoman for the society said they had obtained all the necessary permits to hold the event, which will be held on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets.

<![CDATA[Frank Lloyd Wright's Home in Chicago Suburb Listed at $1.07M]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 21:37:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/flw+house+thumb.jpg Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Laura Gale house is up for sale in a Chicago suburb.

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<![CDATA[Do You Know a Community Hero?]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 17:31:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WawaHero2.jpg

Wawa wants to recognize heroes in the community giving away $80,000 in grants.

The Wawa Foundation is asking people to share heroic stories about the work being done by Philadelphia-area non-profits "serving the greater Philadelphia area by assisting others and building stronger communities through preserving our independence, protecting our safety and mentoring and inspiring our youth."

The winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant with three runner-ups getting $10,000 each. The winners being announced on July 4th at the Wawa Welcome America festivities, said Wawa.

“The Wawa Welcome America! Festival is built around activities and events celebrating the everyday heroes who have made our country and city great, so we are thrilled to present the second annual Wawa Foundation Hero Award during this very appropriate time,” said Chris Gheysens, Wawa’s President and CEO.

Complete the online registration form and share a video of 4 minutes or less to sumbit your nomination. The deadline for entries is May 21.

You can also see the stories of last year's winner and finalists.

NBC10 and NBC10’s parent company Comcast are partners in Wawa Welcome America.

<![CDATA[Ducklings Waddle Up New Ramp at US Capitol Reflecting Pool]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 20:33:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cms-%281%294.jpg

Ducklings are in luck! Two new ramps have been installed at the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool to provide easier water access to families of ducks -- and the ducklings have already figured out how to use the new amenity.

Warmer weather has allowed for an increase in the pool's duckling population, but its slanted edge was making it difficult for them to get back into the water.

The Architect of the Capitol consulted with City Wildlife, an organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating animals in the District, and held a design contest to find the best solution to the ducks' problem.

The ducks apparently approve of the ramps. A gaggle of ducklings was shown waddling quickly up the ramp in a short video posted Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.

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"Duckling update: Ramp in Use!" read a tweet from the @uscapitol account.

According to the Architect of the Capitol, four families of mallard ducks are   living in the pool. While the ramps are in place to keep the ducks around, officials also warn the public against feeding them.

Photo Credit: Architect of the Capitol
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<![CDATA[Huge Harry Potter Convention Coming to New Jersey Next Month]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/184*120/pottercon+on+facebook.jpg

Dust off your wands and get ready to sip on some Butterbeer. A Harry Potter convention is coming to the Garden State. 

PotterCon is set to take place at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on June 10.

Fans of the hit franchise can participate in events related to the series, including a live sorting ceremony, a costume contest, trivia and more, according to the event’s Facebook page.

The traveling 21 and older festival is being promoted as "the official day-drinking and mingling interactive destination for witches, wizards, squibs, and magical creatures alike."

Spark your interest? You can purchase tickets for the event for $15.

There will also be a PotterCon in Long Island this June, according to the event's website

In 2016, over 3,500 fans of the franchise gathered at the PotterCons hosted in New York City and Memphis.

PotterCon was created in 2012 by writer, Margaret Kaminski. The event is not affiliated or endorsed by the Harry Potter franchise. 

Photo Credit: Pottercon on Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Why Is Scaffolding Surrounding 'Billy Penn'?]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 08:52:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/205*120/William+Penn+Billy+Penn+City+Hall+Scaffold+8.JPG The iconic statue above Philadelphia's City Hall is getting a needed cleaning and that means that "Billy Penn" will be surrounded by scaffolding.

Photo Credit: SkyForce10]]>
<![CDATA[The 'Donut Man' Draws Crowds to His Route 66 Shop]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 03:48:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-566026249.jpg

Nearly every morning since 1972, Jim Nakano has started his day at his Glendora doughnut shop with a cup of coffee and a fresh buttermilk doughnut, NBC News reported.

The two in hand, he greets new and longtime customers as they wait in line picking between the nearly two dozen types of doughnuts The Donut Man sells. He then heads to the back of the shop to taste-test some of his stock, making sure everything is handled with care and fried to perfection.

"I don't eat all the donuts," Nakano told NBC News. "I eat part of it, look at it, and taste it. I look at the consistency."

The Donut Man is located on Route 66 in Glendora, California, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for major holidays.  

Photo Credit: Mark Boster/LA Times via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 18:14:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/blackeyedsusan.jpg

The Black-Eyed Susan is the official drink of the Preakness. Find out how you can make one of your own while watching the race.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it.

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA['Clue' Brings Mystery to the Stage]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:08:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/_Clue__Coming_to_the_Stage.jpg

"Clue," the popular murder mystery, will be playing at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope through May 20.

<![CDATA[How to Write a Good Mother's Day Card]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:48:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/cardsGettyImages-488591684.jpg

You may not have decided on what to do for Mother's Day. But at least your mom can expect a card. 

Nearly 80 percent of Americans plan on purchasing greeting cards for the special women in their lives, according to the National Retail Foundation. 

If snarky messages are your thing, joking and rude cards abound online. One card on Etsy reads, "I love you more than dad," while another says, "You may have carried me for nine months, but you'll always carry me financially." Others reference giving birth and "ruining" mom's body, while some explicitly say, "I hate you." 

Crafting a more uplifting Mother’s Day card that speaks to you can be a challenge. But don't worry. American Greetings and Hallmark, two of the nation’s largest stationery retailers, have plenty of advice for penning that note. 

Anne McEvoy, a senior writer at American Greetings, said people are finding it pays to be "honest and real." 

She said there’s no way to pinpoint whether a more sentimental card is better than a cheesy, humorous card. But humorous cards often sell more for Father’s Day than Mother’s Day, she said. 

When picking the perfect card for your mom, go the "simple and sincere" route, she says. 

Keely Chace, a Hallmark Master Writer offers tips for writing cards to mothers, mother figures, grandmothers and more in a blog post on the stationery company's site. 

Some of her suggestions for writing out cards for mothers include simple phrases such as: 

"You're my one and only mom, and I'll always have a special place in my heart for you." 

"Sorry if I drove you crazy sometimes. I only did it because I love you!" 

"To my mom, my friend, my angel." 

McEvoy said that when she sits down to write a card, she tries to think of a particular type of mother — but when it comes to crafting a message for your own mother, it all comes down to individual relationships. 

"Nobody knows your mom like you do," she said, "So trust your instincts." 

She added that relationships with people who aren't necessarily a mother, but are like a mother, are important to celebrate, too. Stationery companies offer selections of cards that cover such relationships. 

Some of Chace's recommendations for writing out a card for mother figures include: 

"With love to an amazing lady…from someone who hopes to be one someday." 

"Happy Mother’s Day to an amazing woman I'll always admire, appreciate and love!" 

But as McEvoy said, nobody knows your mother — or mother figures — like you do. So keep it sincere and write from the heart.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Hallmark Signature, File ]]>
<![CDATA[Philly POPS! Memorial Day Salute at The Mann]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 08:05:51 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly_Pops%21_Memorial_Day_Salute_at_the_Mann.jpg

For the second year in a row, the Philly pops will present the Memorial Salute at the Mann. Tracy Davidson joins Frank Giordano and Carol Eggert to discuss the event.

<![CDATA[NBC10 Morning Team on the Road at Wawa]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 13:27:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/190*120/Tracy+Davidson+Vai+Sikahema+Montco+Wawa.JPG

Tracy Davidson, Vai Sikahema, NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington and NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley took the #NBC10Mornings show on the road visiting a Montgomery County Wawa Wednesday.

The third stop on the months-long on-the-road tour was the convenience store on DeKalb Pike in Center Square, Pennsylvania.

Wawa mascot Wally Goose joined in on the fun as the Morning Team, plus NBC10's Montco reporter Deanna Durante, handed out free cups of coffee. Jessica even got to hold a very cool trophy won by local students.

More stops on the tour -- next week the team will be at the Wawa on Pulaski Highway in Newark, Delaware -- are coming so stay tuned.

Photo Credit: NBC10 - Deanna Durante]]>
<![CDATA['Go Red for Women' Luncheon, Health Expo]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 10:09:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000020746093_1200x675_941474371687.jpg

Nearly 1,000 Philadelphians will gather Friday to help women take control of their health. It’s all part of the 14th annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and health expo. Heart disease survivor Alanna Gardner and Joanne Magnatta joins Tracy Davidson to discuss the luncheon.

<![CDATA[See Inside: Chris Bosh's Pacific Palisades Estate]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 18:54:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chris+Bosh+Pacific+Palisades.jpg

Photo Credit: Sotheby’s International Realty/Shen Schulz/Getty]]>
<![CDATA['Run to Rebuild' 5K Helps Repair Homes]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 14:11:04 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/_Run_to_Rebuild__5K_Helps_Repair_Philadelphia_Homes.jpg

Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is hosting a 5K run and 2-mile walk toward the end of this month to help revitalize communities and repair homes. Executive director Stefanie Seldin and homeowner Ruby Beckett are in our NBC10 Studios to tell us more.