Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Welcome America Music and Museums and Movie


Jun. 28 Wawa Welcome America Movie Preview The Dunkirk Prologue Experience! When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came to them. Warner Bros. Pictures will take audiences on a stunning journey into the action of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film “Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. “Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. In advance of the film’s  July 21st theatrical release, The Dunkirk Prologue Experience will give moviegoers a special preview of the epic action thriller. Fans will experience the presentation in a Cinetransformer featuring a Barco cinema projector 15 foot screen 87 stadium style ButtKicker interactive seats (just repeating the description)and 5:1 Dolby digital sound putting audiences in the midst of one of the summer’s most anticipated films. FREE GIVEAWAYS.  Participants will also receive DUNKIRK advance screening passes and promotional items following the FREE experience (while supplies last) 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

Museums Days Free Admission to a museum each day.

Jun. 29 National Constitution Center 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Courtesy of Wawa".

Jun. 30 Penn Museum 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Jun. 30 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Jul. 1 African American Museum in Philadelphia 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jul. 1 One Liberty Observation Deck 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. "Space is Limited".

Jul. 2 Philadelphia Museum of Art 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Pay What You Wish".

Jul. 2 The Barnes Foundation "Courtesy of PECO" 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jul. 2 National Constitution Center 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Courtesy of John Templeton".

Jul. 3 National Liberty Museum 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Jun. 29 Summer Mummers Concert at the Mummers Museum 8 - 10 p.m.

Jun. 30 The Philadelphia Orchestra Concert and Fireworks on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing 8 - 9:30 p.m.

Jul. 1 Performances in Public Spaces in 10 neighborhoods citywide. Check the Welcome America link for locations.

Jul. 1 U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Concert and Fireworks on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing 8 - 9:30 p.m.

Full listing of events at Welcome America including a downloadable schedule. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sand Sculpting and Surf and Swim Competitions Summer 2017

🏰 Sand Sculpture Spectacular at the Shops at Liberty Place in Philadelphia.
Building began June 20th and is expected to be completed by June 26th so get on down to see them. The sand is suppose to represent Philadelphia icons and historic figures. Yo! Who could that be? Famous Philadelphian's? The sculptures are suppose to be up through July but the Gingerbread Houses seem to come and go quickly at pre-Christmas so I say if you want to see them, go.

What is the saying..If your lucky to be at the beach, your lucky. If you happen to be at any of these beaches during this time frame, treat yourself and come out and support those lifeguards that ensure your safety or appreciate and artist building castles in the sand. It's all good stuff.

🏰 Jul. 6 Ocean City, Sand Sculpting Contest Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the 6th Street Beach in Ocean City, N.J. 

🏄Jul. 7 Cape May County Lifeguard Championship 6:30 p.m. at E. Rambler Road in Wildwood Crest, N.J.

🏰 Jul. 8 First Annual Wildwood Crest Sand Sculpting Festival, at Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, N.J. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

🏄Jul. 12 USLA Mid Atlantic Lifeguard Championship (Non Craft) in front of the Rehoboth Beach Patrol Headquarters off of Baltimore Pike and the Boardwalk in Rehoboth, DE.

🏰 Jul. 12 N. J. Sand Castle Contest, Belmar, N.J. 8 a.m. to Noon, at 18th Street beach in Belmar, N. J.

🏄Jul. 18 Red Bull Surf and Rescue Beach Patrol Competition🏰 at Atlantic City, N. J. The event will take place at South Carolina Avenue and the Beachfront.

🏄Jul. 22 The 34th Annual LBTBP Mayor's Cup Lifeguard Tournament at 68th Street and the Beach in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, N.J.

🏰 Jul. 29  Eighth Annual Ashore Realty Amateur Sand Castle Building Contest in front of the Laguna Restaurant at 14th Street south beach in Brigantine, N.J.. Registration begins 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

🏄Aug. 5 - 6  The 55th Annual LBI Lifeguard Tournament at 68th Street and the Beach in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island, N.J. (Weather Date Aug. 7).

🏰 Sep. 9 Sand Castle Contest Rehoboth Beach

🏰 Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 International Sand Sculpting at Virginia Beach 4th - 10th Street Virginia Beach, VA.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Upcoming Events the Week of June 26

Jun. 26 Breakthroughs in Mental Health 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Free Library with Dr. Shivkumar Hatti. Register online or call the library to attend.

Jun. 27 Guided Bird Walks at Valley Forge National Historical Park 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Jun. 27 - Jul. 1 Our Lady of Peace Carnival at Notre Dame de Lourdes School

Jun. 28 Shark Tank casting at XFinity Live 1100 Pattison Ave. in Philadelphia. Click on link for details.

Jun. 28 - Jul. 2 Concert in the Park Summer Series Rose Tree Park. Check the link for nightly performances.

Jun. 28 Haverford Concert Series Coopertown/Highland Pavilion Highland Ave, Bryn Mawr.

Jun. 28 Broadway and Show Tunes and Jazz at Middletown Free Library 6:30 p.m. Register online or call the library to attend. 6:30 p.m.

Jun. 29 Philadelphia Night Market Spruce Street check link and details 6 - 10 p.m. 

Jun. 29 Japanese Tea Ceremony Tea Bowl Workshop with Veronica Batter of the Rockdale at Center 6:30 p.m. Register online or by calling the library.

Jun. 29 - July 4 Wawa Welcome America opens with Wawa Hoagie Day 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Constitution Center at Independence Mall along with a USO Troupe Show to honor our nations military.

Jun. 29 Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Vision Zero will host a Memorial Walk for Peter Javsicas to begin at Comcast Center in Center City Philadelphia 5 p.m. Mr. Javsicas was killed by an out of control driver on JFK Blvd.

Jun. 30 The Grange Estate holds a picnic supper with George Washington from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Jun. 30 Red White and Blue Happy Hour 4 -7 p.m. at Xfinity Live.

Jun. 30 Fireworks over the Delaware River near Penn's Landing 9:30 p.m.

Jul. 1 Fireworks over the Delaware River near Penn's Landing 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Weekend Events June 24

Jun. 24 Raspberry Celebration at Linvilla. PYO begins at 8 a.m.

Jun. 24 Bookbinding Class at Historic Sugartown  

Jun. 24  Landscapes and Structures + Plein Air Summer Art Series at Valley Forge National Historical Park 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Stirling's Headquarters (Off Yellow Springs Rd).

Jun. 24 Havertown Irish Festival noon - 9 p.m. the Manoa Shopping Center rear parking lot, West Chester Pike in Havertown.

Jun. 24 - 25 Manayunk Arts Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jun. 24 Secrets and Spies at Valley Forge National Historical Park meet at Washington's Headquarters Train Station 12:30 p.m.

Jun. 24 Muhlenberg Living History Days at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Jun. 24 The Super Run at the Navy Yard. Dress accordingly as the super hero you most relate to or aspire to be.

Jun. 24 Yachtstock River Jam, Governor Printz Park, Corinthian Yacht Club, West End Boat Club down by the river in Essington. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia Unit. Noon to 10 p.m.

Jun. 24 Newlin Grist Mill Things to Do
Bird Walk 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Woodturning 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pop-Up Naturalist: "Pond Life" 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Jun. 24 Grains of the World Fundraising Dinner at Newlin Grist Mill $45/person. Proceeds will help with the rebuilding of the water wheel which powers the 107 Grist Mill. Call 610-459-2359 to RSVP.  

Jun. 24 and 25 New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park.

Jun. 24 and 25 Annual Baymen's Seafood and Music Festival at Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton N.J. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

Jun. 24 Night of Light, Addiction Candle Light Vigil at Upper Chichester Recreation Center, 8500 Furey Road in Boothwyn. 6:30 p.m.

Jun. 25 The Color Run at Citizens Bank Park 

Jun. 25 Sierra Club Hike at 1:15 p.m. Mineral Hill 1.5 miles Park at Middletown Memorial Park on the north side of Baltimore Pike just west of Ridley Creek

Jun. 25 Living History Sunday at the 1696 Thomas Massey House Between 1 and 4 Enjoy demonstrations of colonial cooking, gardening, tools, candle making and blacksmithing along with tours of the 300 year house.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beach Buddies

Flip flops

Bathing Suit


Surf Board

Something to toss and catch game


Beach Blanket



and a beach buggy to carry it all...................