<![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 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:45:42 -0500 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 03:45:42 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[IHOP Celebrates National Pancake Day]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:44:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/national+pancake+day1.jpg

Grab your fork and knife!

Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Diners can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, customers will be asked to consider making a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.

Since starting National Pancake Day 10 years ago, IHOP has raised nearly $16 million for community charities. This year's goal is to raise $3.5 million, according to the IHOP website.

Check here to look up the closest IHOP.

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<![CDATA[Harlem Globetrotters Shoot Hoops on the Delaware]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:08:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_globetrotters_dep_470_265.jpg The famous basketball team will be performing trick shots from the Battleship New Jersey on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Meet Miss Philadelphia]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:33:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Miss-Philadelphia-Crowned.jpg Julia Rae Schlucter of Wayne was recently crowned Miss Philadelphia and will be the new ambassador to the city and the Children's Miracle Network hospitals. She joins NBC10's Vai Sikahema in-studio to talk about her experiences competing while living with cystic fibrosis.]]> <![CDATA[Party With a Purpose]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:42:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009636064_1200x675_406515267967.jpg NBC10's Vai Sikahema was joined by the CEO of the American Red Cross' Southeastern Pennsylvania branch to talk about the Red Ball, an event benefiting transitional housing for people who have lost their homes to fires. The event is this Saturday at the Please Touch Museum and NBC10's Keith Jones will be the emcee.]]> <![CDATA[Know Your Value Tour Kicks Off in April]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:27:48 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009636184_1200x675_406537283650.jpg The Know Your Value Tour, aimed at empowering women will kick-off on April 10 at the Loews Hotel in Center City Philadelphia and will be hosted by MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski. She reveals exciting details including a competition called "Grow Your Value Bonus" that's asking for women to submit their video stories on why they deserve a bonus.]]> <![CDATA[New Monopoly City Up for Vote]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:19:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_06_juguetes_toys_gijpg_bim.jpg

The public is getting a chance to change the game of Monopoly.

Hasbro is hosting a contest as part of Monopoly's 80th anniversary, where you can vote on the city of your choice to be featured on the next version of the game, with the winner getting featured in the "Boardwalk" spot.

The contest ends Wednesday and the final list of cities will be announced on March 19th.

To vote, check out the link here.



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<![CDATA[Atlantic City Restaurant Week]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:47:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/RW-Terzo-Piano.jpg

For a true foodie experience, hit Atlantic City for a night on the town during its annual restaurant week, now through Sat., March 7.

You’ll have the chance to experience AC’s culinary scene as local chefs cook up tasty dishes perfect for each member of the family.

From themed restaurants to unique hole-in-the-wall diners and five-star grand buffets, Atlantic City will transform itself into a flourishing food paradise for the week.

Lunch entrees and other items are priced at $15.15 and dinner specials are $33.15.

If you can’t make it, you can purchase Restaurant Week gift certificates for your friends and family.

So go and celebrate all things food in this week-long celebration, and once you’ve treated yourself to an five-star meal, be sure to check out some AC’s legendary entertainment and performances.

For more information, visit Atlantic City’s Restaurant Week’s website.



Photo Credit: Carly Fisher]]>
<![CDATA[Madonna's Coming to Philadelphia]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:28:57 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Madonna-cantara-en-Puerto-Rico.jpg

Music icon Madonna is bringing her “Rebel Heart” tour to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in September.

The Material Girl will return to the Wells Fargo Center for "Rebel Heart" on Thurs., Sept. 24 for the first time since 2012. Her MDNA tour was the most successful tour that year.

“Madonna continues to be one of the most successful touring artists in history – her shows are legendary and we are thrilled to have her going back on tour,” Arthur Fogel, President of Global Music.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 16 at 10 a.m. exclusively through ComcastTIX online, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 or in person at the Wells Fargo Center box office in South Philly. Pre-sale tickets will be available on March 11 and can be found on ComcastTIX online.
 



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<![CDATA[Popular Bakery's Recipes Stolen]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:12:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0227-2015-Cruffin.jpg

Binders containing hundreds of sweet recipes mysteriously disappeared overnight from Mr. Holmes Bakeshop, a three-month-old start-up in San Francisco's Tenderloin that's growing in popularity.

In fact, on a typical weekday 7 a.m. opening, most goods are sold by 11.

Word got out to the shop's loyal following, and customers were worried those famous "cruffins" -- a croissant and muffin hybrid -- were history.

Fortunately, the shop's recipes were all backed up on a computer.

"Some people were calling up through the day, like 'Hey, if they stole the cruffin recipe, are you going to have cruffins tomorrow? Because if not, we might not come!'" said Ry Stephen, a co-owner of the bakery.

Stephen suspects a copycat may be the culprit.

"There's a sense of competitiveness in pastry just like in a sport or in writing," Stephen said.

No equipment or cash were taken from the bakery. While there were no signs of forced entry, the owners insist this was not an inside job.



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<![CDATA[Dinosaurs of the Deep]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:41:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/183*120/SHARK%21attack.jpg

Take a trip back to prehistoric times when marine reptiles ruled the Jurassic seas.

While dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago, some primordial creatures "survived" – and are on display at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.

Five thousand sq. feet are dedicated to showcasing life-sized replicas of ancient species, including the most dangerous predator of them all, 34-foot Liopleurodon with four inch-long teeth.

This limited-time exhibit includes educational stations and daily live programming, where visitors can learn about dinosaurs and the primeval marine world.

General admission costs are $25.95 for adults and $18.95 for children under 12 and includes all activities offered at the museum.

More information can be found here.

Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ



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<![CDATA[Philadelphia Flower Show Sure to Be a 'Blockbuster']]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:11:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/2015+philadelphia+flower+show+film.PNG Lights, Camera, Bloom! Hollywood is the theme behind this year's Philadelphia Flower Show. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal ventured down to the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a preview of the movie-inspired event.]]> <![CDATA['Preston and Steve' from Atop Philly's Tallest Tower]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/223*120/Preston+and+Steve+Comcast+Center+Roof.PNG

One local morning show got a breath of fresh air while visiting Philadelphia's tallest building.

The 'Preston and Steve Show,' featuring comical morning DJs Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison, were invited to take a tour of the Comcast Center by clients in conjunction with a lunch meeting about their new products, according to Marisa Magnatta, an associate producer for the show.

The team ended up getting a special tour of the rooftop and they posted the unique experience to their YouTube and Instagram accounts Thursday morning.

The video features a truly fascinating look at the City of Brotherly Love from a vantage point few have ever seen. The Comcast Center sits just west of city hall and looks out to the northwest down the historical Ben Franklin Parkway.

The skyscraper does not have an observational tower, so this was an exclusive get for two of the city's premiere voices. Naturally, they put their own little twist on things by jumping up and trying to set the nonexistent record for height above ground in Philadelphia.

Some other sights from their trip include the winding Schuylkill River along I-76, the Rocky Steps leading up to the Museum of art and other skyscrapers in Center City.

Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.



Photo Credit: WMMR
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<![CDATA[Philly's Newest Entertainment Spot Rolls Into Town ]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:17:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/204*120/South+Bowl+Philadelphia+Bowling+Alley.JPG

After months of construction, preparation and working out the menu, the first ball has rolled at Philly’s newest entertainment venue.

South Bowl, with its various bowling lanes, billiard tables, brick oven pizza oven, roof deck and multiple bars opened quietly Tuesday on E. Oregon Avenue, in the shadow of Interstate 95 in South Philadelphia.

On Thursday, the new spot from the people behind North Bowl in Northern Liberties, made it official on Facebook: "Hey Philadelphia! Our doors are officially OPEN and we can’t wait to meet you!!”

The most noticeable feature of the 25,000-square foot, two-story structure is the vaulted ceiling that covers most of the main bowling area. Owners said everything from European architecture to Philly attitude went into the building's design.

During construction, co-owner Oron Daskal told NBC10 about the vibe he hoped to create in the old tomato-packing warehouse:

"We planned on making this a green oasis in the middle of the concrete,” said Daskal.

South Bowl came to fruition nine years after Daskal and his father opened North Bowl along 2nd Street in then still emerging NoLibs. Since then, North Bowl has become a very popular spot for 20-somethings and beyond, hosting leagues on most weeknights and plenty of private events — with its fair share of regulars.

“We want to be like North Bowl where this is like an everyday joint for people — people come to bowl, people come to the bar, people enjoy our employees. It’s a community to itself.”

But don’t expect South Bowl to simply be North Bowl south.

“North Bowl will always be our sweet little home … but this is the next step for us,” said Daskal. “This is defiantly a bit more of a sports environment than North Bowl. We’re close to the stadiums, we hope this is going to be a stop off on the way to games.”

And Daskal hopes the venue — with 26 lanes spread out in three different areas — can be a place for families from South Philadelphia and surrounding neighborhoods to go as well — even maybe for a birthday party or two.

Daskal said, that like North Bowl, where the place became about more than just tots, that South Bowl offers some different dining options as well, including brick-oven pizza.

“We like pizza,” he said with a smile.

Though the lanes are open to bowling and the bar is open to revelers, there is still one item being worked out: the sign outside.

Using some creativity and a little bit of elbow grease, “Thomas Colace Co.” will become “South Bowl” and be visible from I-95 in the coming days.

South Bowl is open this weekend each day until 2 a.m.



Photo Credit: Facebook - South Bowl]]>
<![CDATA[Camden Comic Con]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/191*120/tlmd_fotogaleria_puerto_rico_comic_con_07_526.jpg

If you're a fan of comics, toys and other collectibles, you're in luck because Camden Comic Con is back for its second year on March 7.

Highlights include industry professionals, local artists, expert panels and fun workshops that bring the entire family together. 

Come in costume, and you'll have the opportunity to participate in the cosplay contest and win some awesome comic giveaways! 

The convention rolls into Camden on Saturday, March 7 at the Rutgers Athletics and Training Center from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The best part? The event is FREE!

For more information, check out the Camden Comic Con tumblr and Facebook page.  

 

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<![CDATA[Camden Students Give Handmade Hugs]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:57:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009610739_1200x675_405094979978.jpg Sick children got a big hug from some students at Saint Anthony of Padua School in Camden.]]> <![CDATA[Local Professionals Celebrate African American Culture]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:43:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009610608_1200x675_405080643737.jpg Federal lawyers celebrated African American culture as local professionals were invited to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Center City to talk about their jobs. NBC10's Monique Braxton spoke at the annual event.]]> <![CDATA[Mummers Prep for First Mardi Gras Parade]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:29:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/2015+mummers.jpg A group of Mummers string band musicians spent the day in Manayunk as they joined the local business leaders to choose the order for this weekend's first ever "Mummers Mardi Gras Parade."

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<![CDATA[KFC to Serve Edible Coffee Cups in U.K.]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:29:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/178*120/kfc+edible+coffee+cup+scoff-ee.jpg

Chicken lovers in the United Kingdom have a new treat to try — edible coffee cups that will be served at KFC restaurants in Britain.

A one-of-a-kind cookie, lined with heat-resistant white chocolate and covered with sugar paper, make up the consumable drink holder — known  as "scoff-ee cup," according to a news release from the Kentucky-based poultry chain.

"We have been experimenting with edible packaging to see if it could be a feasible product to bring to market...and thought that if our customers occasionally like to have their cake and eat it, why wouldn't they want [to] have their cup and eat it instead," said Jocelyn Bynoe of KFC.

Colonel Sanders' team partnered with food scientists at The Robin Collective to develop the new product, which was created to celebrate the launch of Seattle's Best Coffee in its restaurants.

"We've infused different cups with a variety of ambient aromas including coconut sun cream, freshly cut grass and wild flowers, said Brandy Wright, a designer at Robin Collective.

French vanilla and mocha are yummy and popular coffee flavors, but we'll have to wait and see how Brits react to java that puts a hint of mowed lawn on the palette.

The item has not yet been added to British stores' menus and a KFC U.K. spokeswoman told NBC they have no date set for the scoff-ee cup's launch.

A stateside KFC spokesman said their are no current plans to bring edible cups to the United States.



Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon/KFC]]>
<![CDATA[10Qs: Philly's 'Comedic Rock Star' Kevin Hart]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Kevin+Hart+Eagles+Hat.jpg

Philadelphia’s own funny guy Kevin Hart once only dreamed of winding up on the Philadelphia Eagles field. Now the George Washington High School graduate will become the first stand-up comic to ever headline an NFL stadium when he takes the Linc stage in August.

The 35-year-old comic actor returned home Wednesday to tour the football stadium before his historic event. Hart  took a few minutes to sit down with NBC10 in the Eagles locker room that will be his for one night this summer to talk about his love for his hometown, caring for Philadelphia students, his secret desire to be a hand model, and his status as a “comic rock star.”

You grew up here. Did you ever think this would be your locker room for one night?

"Yes! When I was six! (he laughs) No, of course not. There is no way you ever see this day coming, which is why you need to soak it all in — which is why you need to really access the moment and go, 'Wow, I can't believe that I'm actually in the position I'm in.' As a comedian I'm about to perform at the Lincoln Financial Field. This is the first time a comedian has done anything like this.

"With that being said, do you poke your chest out about it or does it humble you and make your really realize how amazing an loyal your fans are and how lucky you are to have these people in your support corner."

Having grown up here, are you upset you won't be performing at the Vet since it isn't around anymore?

"No, the Linc is new. (he laughs) I want the Linc! I want the Linc all day every day. It's a different venue but it's the same history. At the end of the day this is our football stadium, this is where the pride of Philadelphia lies."

What is it about Eagles fans?

"The fact that we have die-hard Eagles fans despite the fact that our Eagles continue to struggle shows how amazing this city is. I look at myself, not as an Eagle, but something like it because I have die-hard fans that refuse to let me die or go down. You don't take that for granted. You gotta understand how powerful that is and take the time to thank God and constantly thank your fans — constantly do things to make them aware that you don't take advantage of that — that's why I do so much in return."

As a public school product yourself, what does it mean to you to give back (computers, donations, etc.) to Philly schools?

"You want to be a certain level of inspiration and motivation for your city — for the youth in your city.

"I want kids to look at me and go, 'Wow, Kevin made it out of here and he comes back and look at what he's doing — people care.' Sometimes a lot of these kids are put into situations where they feel like no one cares. To see me make the efforts that I make to try and do so much for the city, it just shows that I care, I do want to be involved.

"I'm not just a guy who says things for the moment, I'm a guy that's going to do things long-term — I'm going to be around for quite sometime — and I want to see my city get better and hopefully continuously grow."

Did you ever think you would be at this point in your career after starting out in small venues like the old Laff House?

"I never saw it getting to this point, which is why it's so surreal. You're talking about a guy who started out at restaurants ... Warmdaddy's. You're talking about a guy who performed at the New Market Cabaret, amateur night at the Laff House, and now it's gone from the Tower Theater to Well's Fargo to Lincoln Financial Field — the trajectory is through the roof.

"The hard work and dedication to get me here is not something that I want to be unmentioned or unseen."

You'll be performing on the Eagles field just like our own Vai Sikahema once did. What's your message for Vai?

"I would tell you to take this one to the house but I think I'm going to be able to do it all by myself — I'm not going to need you to run this one back. I want to do it here, on my lonesome Aug. 30, it's going down. If you do not have your tickets you are going to miss history ... Lincoln Financial Field, first comedian to even perform at the stadium ... don't miss this, you don't want to, trust me!"

What tricks do you have for the bigger venue?

"I'm gonna make myself disappear and come back — that's my closer. And in the middle I might set myself on fire. The production for this show is going to be epic."

So can you give us some hints about what to expect as you wrap up your "What Now Tour" in Philly?

"This show will be an event — there's no repeat activity of what you've seen from me in the past ... This is real deal production. I will make people understand what I meant when I said 'comedic rock star' -- I'm going to give you a rock star-like environment in a comedy situation."

NBC10 Twitter follower @DanielleSacco asked about what you spoke to Jay-Z and Beyoncé about after the Oscars?

"Those are close friends of mine, there is always silliness. Probably talking about each other, busting on each other ... it's just silliness, you're talking about a bunch of big kids."

You're playing a football stadium, growing up did you think you would be a football player, a basketball player, a baseball player — was it always a comic?

"No! I was going to be a hand model for quite sometime. I said, 'I'm about to go hand modeling.' Because, at one point, I had beautiful hands. The secret is you have to put Crisco on your hands."


Tickets to Hart’s Aug. 30 homecoming show at Lincoln Financial Field start at $20 and are available now.



Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[47th Annual Polish Heritage Society Concert]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/185*120/chopin.jpg

Celebrate your Polish roots at the annual Chopin Concert hosted by the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia -- an event created to honor Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

The festivities commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the Holy Family University and Technology Center at the intersection of Frankford and Grant Ave.

The featured artist is Katarzyna Musial, a Polish-born and virtuoso pianist living in Canada.

Other highlights include a meet and greet after the show.

Admission is $30 per person and $20 for students.

For more information, check out the Polish Heritage Society’s website or contact Debbie Majka to reserve your spot.

Debbie Majka
215- 627-1391
dziecko@comcast.net

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<![CDATA[Hoboken Pre-St. Patrick's Day Celebration]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:52:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/stpattydaydfwdfw.jpg

Hundreds of party-goers will descend upon Hoboken for the city's pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 7.

More than 20 well-known bars and pubs will participate in the all-day party including Teak on the Hudson, Reign, Tally Ho and Hoboken Bar & Grill.

Most bars will open their doors at 10 a.m., -- and crowds are expected. To avoid standing in line, be sure to purchase an all-access pass.

Get ready to set time aside and enjoy being Irish (or pretending to be Irish) for the day with friends and family!

For more information, check out the official website for the celebration or call 201-630-0111.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Wine and Dine With the Man Behind Magic Gardens]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:18:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Isaiah+Zagar.jpg

In case you missed it last year, Magic Gardens founder Isaiah Zagar is opening his mosaic wonderland for another dinner soiree, celebrating his abundant mosaics and murals throughout Philadelphia.

Gather your friends and head out to Zagar’s private Watkins St. studio on March 9 for a four-course meal to kick off the Philadelphia Mosiac Conference.

The all-inclusive dinner will be specially prepared by Chef Damon Menapace of Kengsington Quarters, who will be working alongside Kristina Huber of Erdenheim Farm.

While the menu is still in the works, there will be cocktail hours before dinner at 7 p.m. and following the meal.

Reservations are $50 per person and include cocktail hour, dinner and beer to be served with your meal.

For a lively night out and flavorful ambience, you can purchase your tickets here.

Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
1005 Watkins Street
Philadelphia, Pa.



Photo Credit: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Chicken Selects Returns]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:58:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mcdonalds+chicken+selects.jpg

Watch out, Chicken McNuggets. Soon there will be a new breaded chicken dish in the house.

Oak Brook-based McDonald's announced Wednesday that Chicken Selects will return to menus nationwide next month.

"The Chicken Selects will make a national return in early March and be sold as an order with three pieces. We look forward to bringing back this customer favorite made with chicken tenderloin," Terri Hickey, a McDonald's spokesperson, said.

McDonald's describes Chicken Selects as "crispy strips of all white chicken breast, premium dipping sauces...this is luxury lunching."

The menu item will only be available nationally for a limited time, but markets will have the option to keep them on the menu if they want, Hickey said.

Chicken Selects were first introduced in 1998 and were pulled from the menu in February 2013.

The menu item previously came with a variety of dipping sauces to choose from, including chipotle barbeque, creamy ranch, hot habanero, honey mustard, hot mustard, spicy buffalo, sweet chili, sweet 'n sour, honey and tangy barbeque.

The fast food company's announcement comes just two months after company officials said they were planning on trimming their menus. This decision was prompted by a decline in U.S. sales that many attribute to McDonald's unhealthy image and an increasingly health conscious society.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Forecast Postpones Mummers Mardi Gras Parade]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:22:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/m-+mummers+11.jpg

This weather stinks! Not only has it made going outside very uncomfortable and even unsafe, now a rainy, cold forecast has forced the postponement of the first ever Mummers Mardi Gras Parade.

The parade, which was to be held in Manayunk this Sunday, was rescheduled due to an all day rain forecast, the Manayunk Development Corporation announced Thursday night.

"All of us who have worked so hard on this great event are disappoingted that the Mummers Mardi Gras Parade will not be going forward this Sunday as planned, but Mother Nature has a way of changing the best laid plans at the last minute," said Executive Director of the Manayunk Development Corp.

The new Mardi Gras parade was added last Dec. in the hopes that the increasingly expensive Mummers tradition can stay sustainable for years to come.

The rescheduled parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 on Main Street.



Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Phillies Tickets Go on Sale]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:34:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/CBPedit.jpg Phllies' single-game tickets went on sale Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Recently Discovered Dr. Seuss Book to Be Released]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:15:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/3076610.jpg

More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.

Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called "What Pet Should I Get" on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author's home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary.

The author whose real name was Theodor Geisel died in 1991.

Random House associate publishing director Cathy Goldsmith says "What Pet Should I Get?" was likely written between 1958 and 1962. The book features the same brother and sister seen in Dr. Seuss' 1960 classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish."
 



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<![CDATA[Sculptor Makes 'Goddess' Out of Ice Along MLK Drive]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:08:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Don+Harrison+Ice+Sculpture.JPG Artist Don Harrison is trying to bring a little bit of warmth to motorists along the Martin Luther King Drive by creating a goddess out of ice naturally occurring off a rail bridge near Montgomery Drive in Fairmount Park.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Stallone Spotted in South Philly Shooting 'Creed']]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:06:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Stallone-AP.jpg

Actor Sylvester Stallone was spotted on the streets of South Philadelphia on Tuesday shooting his new spin-off movie from the "Rocky" franchise, "Creed."

A fan captured video of the 68-year-old actor checking out the 1300 block of Wharton Street, which was shut down for filming.

CHECK FOR CASTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FILM HERE

Victor Cafe, an Italian restaurant along the block, was converted into the fictional eatery "Adrian's" -- complete with a hanging sign and green cloth awnings. Stallone waved hi before snapping a photo of the street with his smartphone.

Film crews have been filming the movie in several locations around Philadelphia recently. Stallone  snapped a selfie with fans who raced him up the "Rocky" steps outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art last month.

"Creed" focuses on the grandson of Apollo Creed, the fictional rival of the famous Rocky Balboa, who is now working with Balboa to help become a boxing champion. It will be the seventh film in the "Rocky" franchise. It is scheduled to be released on November 25.

Here's pictures and video from the set:



Photo Credit: Associated Press/Rusty Kennedy]]>
<![CDATA[Party at Reading Terminal Market]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:51:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000009518431_1200x675_399847491582.jpg NBC10's Rosemary Connors talks to Vice-Chair of the Board for Reading Terminal Market, Brent Cossrow, about the 5th Annual Party for the Market event taking place Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. with proceeds going towards sustaining the market and preserving its rich Philadelphia history.]]> <![CDATA[German Society Bierfest]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:37:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Philly+Bierfest.jpg

Salute Pennsylvania’s cultural ties to Germany on Saturday, Feb. 21, during the fourth annual bierfest at The German Society of Pennsylvania.

The festivities begin at the German Society’s historic Northern Liberties mansion at 2 p.m. through 5:30 p.m.

You can join dozens of brewers to taste an assortment of German-style beers, all of which are locally-produced in the state. Pilsner and Dunkel, Kolsch and Bock, and Schwarzbier and Altbier are among the beers featured on the menu.

Some highlights of the event, which is hosted by the Philly Roller Derby team, include roller derby arm-wrestling, live music, Berlin-style “beerlesque,” in addition to traditional German fare from Wursthaus Schmitz.

Three different types of tickets are currently available for purchase, starting at $20 for the “Beer-less” option for designated drivers and children over 10. General admission is $45 per person and the VIP Plus package is $75 per person.

The VIP Plus Package includes a beer tasting seminar, Bierfest stein and early entrance at 1 p.m. 

For parents looking to partake in the event, complimentary childcare will be available for the entire duration of the festival.

For more information and to reserve your spot, check out the German Society’s website.

The German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA



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<![CDATA[Harvest Ridge Winery Tour & Tasting]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:11:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Harvest+Ridge+Winery.jpg

Take a drive out to Delaware this weekend where you can enjoy time with friends and family while sipping on your favorite glass of locally-made wine.

For only $5, you can sample an assortment of five wines at this unique East Coast winery. 

The Harvest Ridge Winery is a family-owned vineyard and production site in the countryside of Marydel, Del., offering flavorful seasonal wines.

All wines are produced from homegrown grapes, starting from the rich terrain of Delaware extending to Maryland, crossing the historic Mason-Dixon Line.

Once you’ve satiated your taste buds, embark on a free guided tour of the vineyard and production facility between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The wine tasting kicks off at 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Regular hours are Sunday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Harvest Ridge Winery
447 Westville Road
Marydel, DE
(302) 343-9437

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<![CDATA[SoCal Flash Mob Tango's in LAX]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:45:51 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Terminal-Tango-021515.JPG

There's probably no other dance that conveys the message of romance and passion better than the tango.

To help spread the love, a group of 40 local dancers took the Argentine tango to a SoCal airport terminal on Sunday.

"Tango is symbolic of Valentine's, of relationships, of love, of passion, of everything that is joy in your life," said dance instructor and event organizer Ilona Glinarsky.  "We wanted to bring a little bit of joy and maybe a little love to a place that seems to be a little dry and a little stressful at times."

Although it was the day after Valentine’s, the group of dancers from Living Tango dance studio in El Segundo put on quite a show in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Men and women dressed in red and black performed the highly improvisational dance.

The first few bars of the song were choreographed, but the rest of the performance was completely improvised, Glinarsky told NBC4.

In addition to a free show, the Living Tango dancers treated travelers to Valentine’s candy.



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<![CDATA[Weekend Spa Retreat]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:00:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Buttermilk+farms+inn.jpg

If you’re looking for a tranquil getaway, look no further than the Buttermilk Falls Inn in Milton, New York. It's the perfect weekend retreat where you can experience farm life, eat at a farm-to-table restaurant and enjoy relaxing spa treatments.

The 75-acre Hudson River Estate comes equipped with hiking and snowshoeing trails, near Hudson Valley scenic parks and winery tours.

You can enjoy fresh farm-grown food and stroll through the gardens featuring your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables. Afterward, brunch at the Henry's at the Farm for a hearty organic meal accompanied by an afternoon tea at the inn. 

You’ll also have the option to the tour the Aviary House, which shelters heritage breed chickens along with peacocks.

Finish the day off at the eco-friendly Buttermilk Spa, offering views of the Hudson River, where you can treat yourself to a facial, massage and a swim at the indoor swimming pool for an all-inclusive experience.

So whether you’re looking for a peaceful weekend trip or go on a hiking adventure, this may be the perfect getaway – and it’s definitely worth the trip!

Buttermilk Falls
220 North Road
Milton, New York
(845)795-1310

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<![CDATA[Manasquan Mid-Winter Beach Run]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 15:10:40 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/generic+beach+resized.jpg

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beach. Take a refreshing run along the Jersey coastline for the 12th annual Mid-Winter Beach Run and Walk.

The two-mile long race starts at First and Whiting aves and eads participants through the streets of Manasquan. Runners finish their last quarter mile on the beach with the finish line next to Leggett’s Sand Bar.

All race proceeds benefit Manasquan First Aid. Last year, the race raised more than $26,000.

The event commences Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Pre-registration is already open, and anyone who registers in advance will receive a complimentary hoodie.

Tickets are $35 up to February 19 and $38 on race day.

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<![CDATA[Get Your Race on at Speed Raceway Go-Karting!]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:48:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/190*120/speed+raceway.jpg

If you're looking for an out-of-the-box, exciting new experience, check out Speed Raceway, the East Coast's largest indoor electric kart racing facility!

Speed Raceway is open all year, and it features eco-friendly go-karts that are cleaner, safer, and get your adrenaline pumping more than a typical go-kart.

Races can last anywhere from 8-10 minutes as you loop around the course in either a junior art or adult-sized kart. Helmets are provided for all drivers.

They have two locations: one in Horsham, Pennsylvania, and the other in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. The Horsham location is a two-track facility that covers over 100,000 acres.

The Arrive-and Drive format is their most popular, where people show up without ever having driven with Speed Raceway before. It's sure to be a blast for anyone looking for a quick bit of fun!

Speed Raceway can host birthday parties, fundraisers, corporate events, or other groups, and they also run an adult racing league for people who can't get enough of the chase! Their private parties get rave reviews, and the birthday parties can accomodate children or adults!

For more information, please visit the Speed Raceway official website here.



Photo Credit: Brandon Whiting]]>
<![CDATA[True Love, Caught on Camera: Creative Public Proposals Go Viral]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:41:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ellen+proposal.jpg

In the mood for everlasting love as Valentine's Day approaches? Here's a look at public marriage proposals over the past year that are sure to get the waterworks (of joy) going.

Epic Proposal from 26 Countries, 4 Years in the Making 

"I'm going to marry this girl eventually," is what Jack Hyer says he wrote in his travel journal shortly after his first date with his girlfriend Becca. Over the next four years of the relationship, he filmed himself singing 1980s hit "I'm Gonna Be" as he traveled the world, with clips from places as far as China, Tanzania and Thailand. He used the reel to propose to her, also on camera in a restaurant, and posted the entire feat on YouTube.

Man Chases Love with 5K Proposal

This finish line was extra sweet for one runner who finished the Phillies Charities 5K, when her boyfriend pulled off what the sponsoring baseball team says was the first-ever proposal at the end of the event.

NASA Love

Talk about a lift off! This man taped himself proposing in front of Pad39 A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, which he notes on YouTube was "where we sent Apollo to the moon and Space Shuttles launched." You can't hear the words, but he says he wooed his wife-to-be with,"Some of mankind's greatest journeys started right here - I want to start my next journey with you -- will you marry me?"

On Bended Knee on "Ellen"

Is there any better place to propose than in front of a studio audience with Ellen on hand? There must be dancing after a life changing event like this. 

Sometimes You Have to Say Yes on the Subway

Subway trains can be gross, slow and crowded, but the chance to witness a proposal on board the train is sure to put your commute (and day) on the right track. Robert Waters told Gothamist that he planned to propose to girlfriend Carley Frese on the train, complete with a hired gospel choir, because "wanted to make it a special place for her the way that it is for me." 

A Musical Flash Mob 

The message was clear: "Who cares baby, I think I want to marry you." The groom-to-be surprised his future bride with a dancing flash mob proposal at Tivoli Village in Las Vegas, according to the videographer who captured the special moment.

Wildflower 

After surviving the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Bonnie Kate was proposed to by her filmmaker boyfriend inside a movie theater. He told Today.com that he decided to stage the elaborate proposal, complete with a video documenting the ups and downs of their relationship, because he  "had to in some way shine light on the darkness."

 Rose Bowl Proposal Spectacular

This proposal took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where the couple met years before. But that was far from the only special detail of the event. Her boyfriend surprised his wife-to-be with a scavenger hunt that included pampering, lunch with friends, shopping spree and a meeting of the future in-laws before popping the question, according to the film company that captured the event.

Surprise Scavenger Hunt Engagement 

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel helped stage a proposal by selecting a "random" audience member to go on a scavenger hunt. The woman comes back with Elmo, but this was no joke. The man under the mask was her future husband. 


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<![CDATA[Dog Runs Away From Home, Tracks Down Owner With Cancer in Hospital]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:53:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_hospitaldog0212001_700x394.jpg A miniature Schnauzer ran away from its Iowa home to track down its owner, who was recovering from cancer in a nearby hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.]]> <![CDATA["Death Star" is Legoland's Latest Mega Addition]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:51:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Death+Star+Legoland.JPG

Legoland’s latest attraction is made up of more than 500,000 Lego pieces, weighs more than 1,900 pounds and took a crew of construction workers to assemble.

Rest your eyes on the Death Star, the planet-shaped model that’s the latest addition to the LEGO Star Wars Miniland. You can check it out for yourself starting March 5.

Workers used a fork lift to perch the Death Star above the Star Wars display, which was no small task, as the model is 8-feet wide and 13-feet high.

The Death Star is inspired by Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, which featured the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker steered his X-wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star.

The opening of the Death Star is a precursor to the Star Wars Days even on March 7 and 8, which will include various activities centering Star Wars.

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<![CDATA[NoCal City's Humorous Traffic Signs]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:45:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/signs2.jpg

A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention.

The City of Hayward has placed traffic signs along a downhill boulevard that read "35 — It's a speed limit, not a suggestion'' and "Heads up! Cross the street, then update Facebook.'' Another sign warns: "Downhill: Use eyes, brakes, brain.''

The Oakland Tribune reports city workers installed the offbeat traffic signs in January along Hayward Boulevard, which is known for cars zipping down from the hills.

City spokesman Frank Holland says authorities hope using humor will get people to do a double-take and be careful on the hill.

A recent survey found speeding was a top concern for residents in the area.



Photo Credit: Josh Keppel]]>
<![CDATA[Philly's New Bike Share Gets a Name]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:53:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Bike-Sharing-Program.jpg Mayor Michael Nutter will make an announcement on the new bike share program coming to Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Newest "SNL" Ice Cream: Wayne'Swirled]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:12:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/229*120/wayneswirled.jpg

Party time! Excellent!!

Ice cream lovers and "Saturday Night Live" fans, rejoice! Ben & Jerry's has unveiled its final "SNL"-inspired flavor, Wayne'Swirled — a caramel- and fudge-laden homage to sketch comedy's favorite metalheads.

Wayne'Swirled's blend of dark caramel and vanilla ice creams with fudge and caramel swirls is, the creamery says, "an ode to the yin and yang that are Wayne and Garth."

It's currently available only in Ben & Jerry's ice cream shops.

Wayne'Swirled marks the final installment in a line of four flavors marking the landmark NBC sketch comedy show's upcoming 40th anniversary.

Last year, Ben & Jerry's offered up Two Wild & Crazy Pies, a pie-heavy tribute to the classic recurring Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd sketch about two overeager Czech brothers' antics.

Before that came two others: Lazy Sunday, full of cupcakes and frosting, and Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, with caramel clusters, fudge-covered almonds and a marshmallow swirl.

The three-hour "SNL" 40th Anniversary Special will air live Sunday at 8/7c on NBC.



Photo Credit: Ben & Jerry's]]>