Summer is officially in full swing and it is a hot one. Philadelphia temperatures have been reaching the 90s and it has been making us wish we were on a tropical island splashing around in the waves. Although that is not possible, we have fun (and free!) solutions to beat the heat in the city: sprinkler parks.
Sprinkler parks are public spaces across Philadelphia that have in-ground sprinklers, fountains and splash pads to jump around in for those too hot to handle days. Perfect for the whole family to cool down, splash around all while maintaining a social distance from others. Check out three of our favorite spots below!
Dilworth Plaza – Location: 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
On the West side of City Hall, Dilworth Plaza features open space, seating and fountain areas to splash in. The fountains have been set on the lowest water setting to allow children to play safety!
Seger Park – Location: 1020 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Located between South Street and Independence National Historical Park, Seger Park offers sprinklers in addition to separate spaces for toddlers and a dog park. It is the perfect spot for the whole family!
Roberto Clemente Park – Location: 1800 Wallace St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Roberto Clemente Park, located in Spring Garden, is the perfect hang out spot for kids. Equipped with a full spray ground, the park also offers basketball courts and plenty of green space to relax.
To find more sprinkler parks in Philadelphia or the suburbs, visit Mommypoppins.com.
The sun is shining and the blueberries are ripe for picking at Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA. If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly activity this month be sure to stop by for Blueberry Picking at Linvilla Orchards!
Join Linvilla from 9am to 2pm any day in July to pick blueberries for only $6 per quart!
Did you know that just one cup of blueberries contains 3.6 grams of fiber, 25% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C and antioxidants? Blueberry picking is a deliciously rewarding way to support local agriculture and create lifelong memories.
All guests are required to wear masks and follow social distancing protocols. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 W Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063. For more information, visit Linvilla Orchards on Facebook, Instagram, or www.linvilla.com.
The streets of Philadelphia began to buzz this weekend as the restaurant industry took a leap towards normalcy amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants throughout Center City Philadelphia opened their outdoor spaces to allow patrons the chance to experience sit down service for the first time in months.
Fans of the nautical-themed bar, Misconduct Tavern, were particularly excited to grab a spot at the restaurant’s Rittenhouse Square and Logan Square locations. In addition to their large selection of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and more, Misconduct was most excited to start serving up cold draft beers just in time to celebrate the start of summer in Philadelphia.
Enjoy outdoor dining at Misconduct Tavern daily from 12-10 pm at 1511 Locust St. or 1801 JFK Blvd. Visit misconducttavern.com for more information.
Looking for a fun and tasty way to spend a hot summer night? Sweet Molly Mels, the popup ice cream shop on South Street, is now open and serving frozen treats all summer long.
From Wednesday to Sunday every week this summer, Graduate Hospitals’ neighborhood brunch joint, Miles Table, will open their doors as Sweet Molly Mels from 4pm to 9pm. The new ice cream popup serves local favorites such as Bassetts hand dipped ice cream, milkshakes and treats from Weckerly’s!
Sweet Molly Mels will operate out of Miles Table at 1620 South Street and will be giving back to local community organizations. They are coordinating with Greenfield HSA, Anderson Monarchs and many more to donate 10% of their sales in order to fill the gap in their fundraising efforts.
For more information, visit Sweet Molly Mels on Facebook and Instagram.
A cooking lesson with a top Philadelphia chef? Yoga with a small business owner? A tour of your favorite local park? In-person experiences may be on a hiatus for the time being, but NBC10 and Visit Philadelphia have teamed up to develop a platform for locals and tourists to experience Philadelphia’s vast arts and culture scene from the comfort (and safety) of their homes.
Philly Live Weekends is a Facebook livestream series featuring chefs, performers, artists and more working and playing from home. The experiences range from backyard circus performances to margarita tutorials to hippo feedings. Absolutely nothing is off the table when it comes to these Philadelphian’s unique interests and skills.
To see what’s on the docket for this weekend, or to take a peek at some of the past Philly Live Weekends livestreams, visit https://www.visitphilly.com/features/philly-live-weekends/.
Memorial Day Weekend is officially here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the warm weather from home than mixing up your own fruity creation.
Here are three of our favorite mocktail recipes to keep you refreshed this Memorial Day Weekend:
Mimosa Mocktail, Nourish Nutrition Blog
With just two ingredients, this take on a mimosa is a quick and easy way to elevate your spring sips.
Non-Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito, A Sweet Pea Chef
This spin on the classic mojito skips the alcohol and adds some raspberries for a refreshing treat you can drink all day long.
Strawberry Limeade, Fifteen Spatulas
With the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, this drink is sure to get you feeling that great spring energy.
At Linvilla Orchards, the Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden usually serves as a spot where guests can play Corn Hole and Giant Jenga, and even share a pint around the bonfire. In the age of social distancing, Linvilla Orchards and Ship Bottom Brewery are teaming up to release a specialty hard cider that not only reminds us of the great times we’ve had at the Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden, but lets us bring the fun home.
Ship Bottom Brewery takes pride in handcrafting every batch of beer they make. Every ingredient they use is hand-selected by their head brewer in Beach Haven, NJ to ensure freshness and quality. The new Linvilla Orchards Hard Cider will be a year-round offering, made with a mix of freshly pressed apples for a crisp-sweet cider. The cider is gluten-free and has an ABV of 5.5%.
Linvilla Orchards Hard Cider will be available on Saturday May 16, 2020 from 12-5pm via contactless curbside pickup. 6-packs and cases will be sold for $11 and $44 respectively. For more information on how to pick up the new release, visit the official Facebook event by clicking here.
When the impact of COVID-19 on the food and beverage industry began to hit Philadelphia, restaurateurs assembled. A digital hub, Save Philly Eats, was built from the ground up to generate income for the city’s restaurants and bars. What started as a small group of restaurants offering gift card discounts and exclusive experiences rapidly grew, now housing over 100 offers at restaurants across Philadelphia.
As Save Philly Eats continues to expand, so does their programming, with the announcement of their biggest event yet: Take Home the Eats Week. A play on Center City District Restaurant Week, restaurants participating in Take Home the Eats Week are compiling price fixe dining options for pickup Wednesday, May 6 through Sunday, May 10, 2020. Breslow Partners client, Vietnam Cafe, is offering their Ultimate Happy Hour Sampler, which serves four and includes favorites like crispy pork spring rolls, fried shrimp, beef stuffed grape leaves, and more.
To learn more about Save Philly Eats, Take Home the Eats Week, and the current offerings, visit www.savephillyeats.com.
The city of Philadelphia, as well as the country and the world at large have seen the profound impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak firsthand. Breslow Partners is no exception, as the industries in which we specialize, hospitality and restaurants, have suffered astronomically throughout the outbreak.
Seeing this impact on our industry and many others, Max Raiken, an Account Manager at Breslow Partners, decided to spring into action and do what he could to slow the spread of the outbreak.
Alongside his mom Courtney, Max decided to head to the sewing machine and start making and distributing masks. The family’s purpose is multifaceted. They wanted to help the community by providing protection for those conducting essential duties, but they also wanted to contribute to the nearby Cooper University Hospital, where a member of the Breslow family, Brett Breslow, was recovering from COVID-19.
The Raikens are donating 100% of the proceeds from the custom masks to Cooper University Hospital, the Food Bank of South Jersey, and other organizations supporting those in need during COVID-19. So far, they have sold hundreds of masks in all different styles. Some of the Breslow Partners team has already purchased masks so they can social distance in style. To purchase your own mask and support The Raiken’s cause, please visit @justcgifts on Facebook or Instagram.
For a volunteer-led civic association, fostering community is tough when volunteers can’t engage in their normal events, attend their scheduled meetings, or even roam the streets of their neighborhood. As the COVID-19 outbreak made its way to Philadelphia, Center City Residents’ Association started brainstorming ways members could engage with one another from the comfort (and safety) of their own homes.
CCRA members flocked to Facebook to participate in a Facebook Photo Competition. Members posted their favorite photos of their pets on social media and friends and family helped to choose a winner by hitting “like” on their favorite photos.
At the end of the week, Sara King-Dowling and her dog Penelope (shown above, top left) were chosen as the winner of the contest with a total of 248 likes. Sara received a gift certificate from CCRA Business Member Di Bruno Bros., as well as a gift certificate from local small business, World of Animals at Rittenhouse.
Overall, over 50 CCRA members posted photos of their pets to enter the contest, which received hundreds of “votes” via Facebook comment likes, as well as hundreds of comments from members chatting with one another about their favorite pet photos.
The opportunity to have some lighthearted fun with neighbors is invaluable during such a difficult time. To stay up to date with future Center City Residents’ Association photo contests, visit facebook.com/CCRAPhilly.