Archive for December, 2013

December 23rd, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

A Week of Festivities

Check out these festivities throughout the city of Philadelphia this week! While you gear up for the New Year, make sure to not miss out on these fun festive events occurring this week of December, sure to keep you in the holiday spirit!

The Christmas Village

When: Ongoing through Jan. 1  Where: LOVE Park – 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia  Price: Pay as you go

Are you a huge fan of shopping, food, and more shopping?  Have you ever checked out the annual Christmas Village at LOVE Park?  Here is your chance!  Watch Center City transform into a European winter wonderland before your eyes!  More than 60 vendors from all over the world have set up shop in picturesque, wooden booths throughout the month of December.  Enjoy everything from delectable sweets to handmade ornaments to live festive performances from local musical artists.  Get the chance to browse for the perfect gift, and don’t forget your camera!

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

When: Ongoing through Dec. 31  Where: Macy’s Center City – 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Perfect for the entire family, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia holiday tradition that you can see for yourself this holiday season!  During this epic light show, more than 100,000 bright LED lights will come together to form whimsical holiday images. The lighting display is accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ as well.  The show runs every 2 hours on the hour; so make sure to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity!

Comcast Holiday Spectacular

When: Ongoing through Jan. 1  Where: Comcast Center – 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Are you ready to see a visually pleasing holiday showcase fun for those of all ages?  If you have ever walked into the lobby of the Comcast Center, you might have noticed the majestic state-of-the-art video wall.  Watch it transform into a dazzling sight of snowflakes, reindeer and many more festive images!  This year’s show will include special scenes featuring Olympic ice-skaters and performers from the Walnut Street Theatre. Each show lasts around 15 minutes; so you can easily make time to attend this family-filled event!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

When: Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, 6pm  Where: Delaware River Waterfront – 101 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Are you prepared to ring in the New Year in style with not one, but two fireworks displays in Philly?  Presented by SugarHouse Casino (the spot that will have the best view!), don’t miss out on these eye-catching shows along the Delaware River Waterfront.  There will be a show at 6pm and at midnight.  The show will be about 15 minutes in length with a breathtaking backdrop of the illuminated Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background.  So get there early for a good seat, and ring in the New Year with friends and family!

Mummers Parade

When: Jan. 1, 10am – 6pm  Where: Broad Street and Washington Avenue, Philadelphia  Price: FREE (but you can reserve spots for $20)

Have you ever seen the famous Mummers Parade in person?  Do you even know what a Mummer is?  Well, here is your chance!  Come and check out Philly’s famous Mummers Parade as it brings its carnival-like atmosphere filled with colorful floats and performers to Broad Street on New Year’s Day.  Spaces fill up fast, so reserve your spot today for this extensive but fun-filled 8-hour city-wide event!

If you are looking for more ideas of things to do in the Philadelphia region this season, check out our calendar HERE.

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 17th, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

Top 3 Philly Events:
Christmas Edition

Happy holidays CP readers!  Before you gorge in your annual Christmas dinner with your family and friends, don’t miss out on these festive events occurring in Philly!  Check them out below:

1.  Philly Holiday Market

When: Sat, Dec. 21, 2pm – 8pm  Where: Trocadero Theatre – 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia  Price: $3

Are you still looking for last minute gifts for your friends and family?  Trocadero Theatre has got you covered!  Make sure to swing by Brand Bazaar Philly Holiday Market on December 21at Trocadero Theatre.  There will be local vendors with a variety of apparel/clothing, jewelry as well as accessory brands.  There is an entrance fee of just $3, and this is a +21 event only.  So come and shop for gifts for the whole family or score some swag for yourself!  Either way, you won’t leave empty handed!

2.  Being [] at Christmas

When: Wed, Dec. 25, 10am – 5pm  Where: National Museum of American Jewish History – 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia  Price: $12

Looking to change up the traditions this year?  Spend an afternoon at the National Museum of American Jewish History?  As the title of this event states, fill in your own blank and come out for an annual day of fun!  There will be stand-up comedy, story time for the kids, and art projects with The Clay Studio.  The Robert Saligman Jewish Heritage Fund is sponsoring the event.

3.  61st Annual Christmas Crossing

When: Wed, Dec. 25, 1pm – 3pm  Where: Washington Crossing Historic Park – 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing  Price: FREE

For all you history buffs out there, have you ever gotten the chance to witness a live reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 crossing over the Delaware River?  Well, here is your chance!  Gather your family and friends, and come and reflect on the historic activities of 1776 and witness this great commemorative event with other spectators!  This event is FREE to the public.  That means you!

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 17th, 2013 by Sarah Mariano

Company Culture: RJMetrics

Startups = people are doing what they love and sharing that passion with others, which is a recipe for an amazing work place. That’s exactly what you can expect at RJMetrics, a motivated and dedicated environment with amazing co-workers who will make the workday fly by.

RJMetrics specializes in data analysis. If a company wants to know what they can do better to improve their business, RJMetrics takes a look at the data and compiles it into an easy-to-read format. Businesses such as Fab.com and others that focus on eCommerce can look at the information on a cloud and use that information to help bring in more customers and keep others coming back.

We sat down with Robert “Bob” Moore, CEO and co-founder, and he explained to us that running a start-up in Philadelphia has plenty of perks. For example, his  job description has changed over the years. He built the original version from his home in 2009 and was very involved with the technical aspect of the company. Now he works on scalable, technology and product issues, while Jake Stein, co-founder and COO, works on customer services, support and sales.

Since its start, RJMetrics has grown from just Moore and Stein working in an attic to a 40+ staffed  company (who are about to move to a larger office space in the next month or so). The number of staff that RJMetrics has from the previous year has doubled and they are still looking for new recruits. Just be prepared to answer questions like the following: “Tell us something about you and teach us about it.” This is a perfect question to show your inner geek, which is highly praised at RJMetrics.

Philadelphia is full of geeks and being in the heart of this city opens up a ton of opportunities for RJMetrics like easy-access to the college city. “We meet tons of students here every year and there are plenty of people who would like to stay here if the opportunity arose,” Moore said about recent graduates. Some leave the city to find jobs elsewhere, but others may stay for situational reasons like family. To encourage students to stay in the city and work for RJMetrics, they make the work environment something to be proud of and enjoy. In the office there is a ping-pong table, a nap room, a dart board and white board paint on the walls. Employees work hard and RJMetrics makes sure there is a balance of work and play. You’ll even find some employees working at “geek desks” (a desk that you can raise to stand at) which is a true reflection of the company culture that RJMetrics want you to be comfortable with your workspace.

That fun and uplifting spirit rolls over into working energy. Everyone wants to see the company grow into the best that it can be. “Our plan is to win,” Moore says about the company’s future.  “For us, I think that means we should be the number one provider of business intelligence for the companies that we sell to.” RJMetrics is not about the money, but about the impact this company can create. It’s about being the best and producing a phenomenal outcome.

Moore’s advice for students graduating? “…[T]here is something to be said for people who can demonstrate a thirst for knowledge that is diverse in some way.” It’s always great to have a strong passion about something, but finding a way to keep that part of your life, even if it’s not your job shows employers a lot about you. Some 9-5  jobs can be draining, but you have to keep up with what makes you happy.  It also brightens your horizons and opens you up to different things. “I always ask people, what is not on your resume that defines you?”

RJMetrics is currently looking for recent graduates to join their fun loving family. This would be a phenomenal place to start your career right out of college. You’ll learn and grow right along side the company. So if this sounds like the place for you, see what they are hiring for here.

December 16th, 2013 by Sarah Mariano

Top 5 Career Listing: A Little Something For Everyone

This weeks Top 5 is so diverse. There is a little something for everyone in a variety of ways. Maybe there is a good one for you.

Campus Philly Communications and Social Media Program Manager
Campus Philly is on the lookout for the next awesome program manager who will guide and manage all student-facing communications for Campus Philly, including social media, website content, e-newsletter content and our annual Insider Guide to Philadelphia. If you’re organized and know the proper use of an Oxford comma, check out this listing.

Campus Philly: Editorial Profiles Beat  
We are also looking for a talented writer to be our editorial profiles intern for the spring semester. This city is full of really cool people making a difference and it will be your job to keep fellow students up-to-date. Talk with everyone from young entrepreneurs to local successful musicians.

RJMetrics: Software Engineer 
Be a part of a fast growing data analysis business. RJMetrics is looking for a full-time software engineer to be part of their amazing family. This would be a great job for recent graduates. Get ready to be in a company that understands the balance of work and play.

SOLEA: Marketing Research Assistant  
SOLEA, a cleaning product and a chemical research company creating environmental friendly products, is searching for a marketing research assistant intern. Get fantastic marketing and research experience while knowing that the work you’re doing is helping to make the world a a lot greener.

Gannett Fleming: Engineering/CAD Intern
Gannett Fleming is in need for an intern who can assist with CAD project in their engineering department. The hours are very flexible, great for students with a heavy work load, and the internship is paid.

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Follow @CareerPhilly on Twitter and we’ll keep you posted about new opportunities. You can contact Sarah Mariano for more info at sarahkm90@gmail.com

December 16th, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

Philly Love Note: Campus Philly

Favorite Spot: Campus Philly

I am: Drexel senior

Years in Philly: 5

Current Home: University City

When I first came to Philadelphia from a small town in southern New Jersey to study at Drexel University, I knew that I wanted to take advantage of all the fun events not only Drexel had to offer but the city had to offer as well.  I hadn’t found an outlet to locate these events, both social and professional, happening in the city.  Then Campus Philly came into my life!

I started seeing flyers and hand-size student Insider Guides being posted throughout the lobbies at my university.  I would stop and see what the entire buzz was about.  It was then I discovered that Campus Philly was just the resource I was looking for!  This organization not only partnered with Drexel, but it also partnered with all other local universities, disseminating pertinent information, regarding the cool events going on in the city, awesome people making a name for themselves, and career opportunities right under my nose!  Campus Philly became my one-stop-shop for everything Philly!

One of the first events hosted by Campus Philly I attended was its annual College Day.  With hundreds of other Philly college students and my best friend, we got the fantastic opportunity to check out places like the Moore College of Art & Design, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Eastern State Penitentiary for free with our Student IDs.  It was a fun-filled day, where I could take in the city with other Philly students.

I recently have had the fortunate opportunity to intern with Campus Philly as its Profiles & Events Beat Writer for the fall semester, and my time here has been such a blast!  I have been able to work alongside a team of supportive individuals, like my supervisor – Melissa Gregoli.  With her continual guidance, I interviewed some awesome people in the city like David Silver, a recent Temple grad who founded Broad Street Music Group.  I have also gotten to promote exciting events in the city like BalletX’s Fall Series at Wilma Theater.

As my internship with Campus Philly comes to a close, looking back, I am so fortunate to have worked with such a wonderful establishment.  Campus Philly is such a positive tool that all Philly college students should take advantage of!  If you want to find a cool event going on in the city, Campus Philly has got you covered!  If you want to learn more about someone doing big things in the city, Campus Philly has just the answer for you!  If you are looking for THE resource of all resources, fellow Philly college students, then keep your eyes out for Campus Philly!

Interested in checking out more Philly Love Notes?  Check out PhillyLoveNotes.com to read more and submit you own!

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 12th, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

Top 5 Philly Events: Tis the Season to be Involved

Seasons greetings CP readers!  While it may be getting colder outside, Philly’s events are heating up this season, and you should be a part of it all!  Whether you are seeking a new job, looking to showcase your musical talents, or wanting to show off your new ugly Christmas sweater, we got you covered!  Check it all out below.

1.  3rd Annual Cancer is Ugly! Ugly Sweater Party

When: Sat, Dec. 14, 7pm – 10pm  Where: City Tap House – 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $50

Have you been looking for a positive excuse to show off your brand new ugly Christmas sweater?  City Tap House has just the thing for you!  Show your support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and attend the 3rd Annual Cancer is Ugly! – Ugly Sweater Party.  Tickets are $50 and includes a three hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres & live music by Philly’s own 12:01 Social.  Raffles will be taking place for festive gift baskets.  All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  So throw on your most ugly sweater, and show up for this fun +21 event!

2.  Christmas with The Philadelphia Singers

When: Sun, Dec. 15, 3pm – 5pm  Where: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul – 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia  Price: $10

Have you ever gotten the opportunity to listen to the famous Philadelphia Singers live?  Here is your chance!  Make your way to The Cathedral Basilica right on the Parkway to get the chance to spend an early Christmas, listening to the melodic sounds performed by The Philadelphia Singers.  This year’s theme is “Christmas Across America” featuring Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.”  Lucky for you, student tickets are being offered for just $10!  Don’t miss out on this festive occasion!

3.  Philadelphia Job Fair

When: Mon, Dec. 16, 11am – 2pm  Where: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West – 4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia  Price: FREE

Are you still setting your sights on landing a new job but haven’t found the right fit?  Then you better not miss out on this convenient opportunity!  On December 16, Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West will be hosting its own Philadelphia Job Fair, featuring local recruitment employers from prestigious companies in the region who are looking to recruit people just like you!  You must register first to view a full list of employers, who will be present at the event.  This fair is FREE.  Don’t forget your resume, put on your your nicest smile, great attire and attend this event!

4.  The Harvest: Spoken Soul 215 Open Mic

When: Tues, Dec. 17, 8pm – 11pm  Where: World Café Live Philadelphia – 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: Open Arts members: $5 tickets available when free tickets run out. All others: $9 – $11

Are you looking for an outlet to showcase your musical or poetic talents?  Well, you are in luck!  The Harvest: Spoken Soul 215 Open Mic is back and bigger than ever at World Café Live, and this is where you come in.  If you have a passion for performing poetry, spoken word, singing, etc., then you better not miss out on this event!  This is your chance to show the world (or at least the local Philly community) what you are made of!  Share your talents with other local artists or simply attend this event as a spectator.  Either way, it is sure to be an entertaining night at World Café Live!

5.  Continental Army March-In to Valley Forge

When: Thurs, Dec. 19, 6pm – 8pm  Where: Valley Forge National Historic Park – 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, Route 23 and North Gulph Road, King of Prussia  Price: FREE

Have you ever gone up and visited Valley Forge outside the city of Philadelphia?  Grab your family and closest friends for a night of fun festivities and historical appreciation.  Join living history interpreters for candle light tours and a “march” to up to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts. Re-enactors, along with park staff and volunteers in period clothing, will demonstrate common camp life. Enjoy refreshments in the Visitor Center as well as holiday shopping and free gift-wrapping at the Encampment Store.   This event is FREE so don’t miss out!

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 11th, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

From Team Adam to Team Matt Cermanski

If you have been watching the popular singing competition The Voice, this season, you may have noticed one contestant from our neck of the woods.  After performing the rock classic, “Have a Little Faith in Me,” Matt Cermanski immediately caught the attention from judge and Maroon 5 lead singer, Adam Levine.  After joining Team Adam, Matt got the chance to showcase his musical talent.

Hailing from Phoenixville, PA, Matt’s dream has always been to make and play his own music.  Now after The Voice, Matt sits down with us to share his story and hopefully inspire other young aspiring musicians.

Matt Cermanski, 21, attended Montgomery County Community College, where he was a Liberal Arts major.  When his face wasn’t in the textbooks, he enjoyed working out and songwriting.  Matt’s passion is music, but he always finds the time to grab a cheesesteak while in Philly.  “This is the city of Brotherly Love!  The food is always a good thing here,” he says.

Aside from being featured on Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, Matt has also been featured on NBC 10 the 10! Show.  But what has influenced Matt to pursue his career in music?  “The main thing is that I love music.  I enjoy being able to wake up and know that writing music and playing out live is my job!”

Matt has gotten the opportunity over the years to perform at some of the area’s biggest venues, such as Colonial Theatre and World Café Live.  However, his all-time favorite hot spot is Trocadero Theatre.  “The sound is incredible, and the vibe of the place is just so cool!  It screams rock and roll.  Also, so many rock legends have performed on that stage.”

Even with the glitz and the glam of being a part of The Voice, Matt faced a huge challenge, but his coach Adam was there to talk him through it.  Matt says, “A big challenge was finding me as an artist.  Being on the show helped me find it because Adam coached me to realize my potential as an artist.”

Now back to his everyday life, Matt Cermanski is excited to be working on new material and focusing on his music career.  His says, “Fans can expect new music soon!  I have some exciting things coming up in the near future!”  In the meantime, you can purchase his debut album, “Long Road Home” on iTunes.

With regards to his fans, especially those looking to break into the music business, Matt had this to say, “Believe in yourself, and give it everything you have.  If you really want it, you have to work hard because there is too much competition to not give it your all!”  He follows his dreams and is doing what he loves, and you can too!

Thank you to Matt Cermanski for taking the time to connect with us, and congrats again on all his success!  In parting, Matt had this to say to his fans, “Thank you everyone for your love and support!”  Continue to support Matt by following him on twitter @MattCermanski and checking his website HERE for new updates and music.

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 10th, 2013 by Sarah Mariano

Top 5 Career Listing: Still Time To Find Work

The end of the year is coming! Finals will be done, school will be out and everyone will be enjoying winter break. But don’t forget to secure your internships and/or jobs before you leave.

Campus Philly: Editorial Local Event Beat
Campus Philly is looking for a talented student to be their Editorial Local Events Beat intern for next semester. The intern will be giving the 411 to other students about what’s happening in the city and where you can find all of the fun. Enjoy a work schedule that works around your classes and combines real-world experience.

Fairmount Community Development Corp: Community Development Intern
Do you love giving back to the community? Fairmount Community Development Corp is looking for a student to be their Community Development Intern. The intern will help with community projects like revitalizing public space, real estate development and more. This is a great internship for anyone who is a communications major.

The McDevitt Company: Research Intern
Research time! The McDevitt Company needs the right person to fill their research intern position. The intern will be entering data into the Sites Library database, operating GIS applications for clients and creating maps and reports.

KPInterface: Computer Tech Support Internship
KPInterface is searching for a gifted student to work as their computer tech-support intern. This is a great first-step for anyone who wants to work in the IT field because it may also lead to a full-time position. Another great part is that the workload will be 12 hours per week planned around your classes and it is paid.

Lockton Companies: Account Administrator Commercial
Lockton Companies is looking for someone to fill their full-time account administrator position. You’ll be assisting with the day-to-day servicing of existing accounts and learn the ins-and-outs of commercial brokerage. This is a fantastic opportunity for recent graduates

Follow @CareerPhilly on Twitter and we’ll keep you posted about new opportunities. You can contact Sarah Mariano for more info at sarahkm90@gmail.com

December 3rd, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

Cram No More For Finals Week!

Hey there CP readers!  Do you smell what’s in the air?  Could it be the smell of late night cram sessions in the library?  Maybe it’s the smell of caffeine in the morning.  Either way, this means Finals Week is upon university students, which means stressing, cramming, and procrastination.  But it doesn’t have to be this way!  Campus Philly is here to share its tips on tackling Final Exams Week.

We recently connected with a few Philly college students like yourself, who are here to share with you their experiences and advice to help you overcome the woes of Finals Week!  We spoke with the following students:

 
We all have our own formula to tackle finals.  This might include treating yourself to a healthy meal or hitting the gym early in the morning.  It could even involve spreading out one’s study habits.  “I don’t like to study for everything the day before.  I study a few days in advance and then change the subject based on which final is next.  Spreading out the material makes it easier to review and retain all the information,” says Toni Garcia of Drexel.

Kara Itaas of La Salle adds on, “I also like to study in increments and then reward myself by watching an episode of one of my favorite shows on Netflix.  It helps with keeping a clear mind, and it lowers anxiety.”  Studying a little over time is a key to success.

Making a list of tasks to be done is valuable to prepare for final exams, too.  Toni Garcia of Drexel says, “I usually make a list of everything I have to do.  This way I can keep track of everything that has to be done.  Plus, the feeling you get when you can cross something off the list is wonderful!”  Making lists and sticking to them can alleviate stress and can help you prioritize better.

Each Philly university has its own resources available to students, whether it is a tutoring center or a 24-hour open library.  “This is the place to be during finals week.  I’ve actually seen students bring pillows and blankets into the library, like a huge slumber party, minus the party!” says Toni Logro of University of the Sciences.

However, what about non-traditional tools to help you prepare for final exams?  For example, the University of the Sciences hosts a bubble wrap popping event, and Drexel University’s Campus Activities Board offers free back massages during finals week.  Kara Itaas of La Salle points out, “Peer Educators at La Salle hosts a stress buster called Kissing and Petting, where faculty, staff, and students are able to bring their pets to campus during finals week and fawn over them.  One year my professor even brought his ferret!”  Whether it’s cuddly animals or not, find what helps you to distress.

How about the dreaded all-nighter?  Is it really all that effective?  Jaise John of Drexel had this to say, “All-nighters should be avoided.  They only do more harm than good.  If you simply organize your work and understand what needs to be studied a week in advance, you won’t underestimate the amount of work you have to get done.”

By pulling all-nighters, you miss out on some much needed sleep.  “Sleep is your friend.  Though pulling an all-nighter may seem like a good idea, you will probably spend half the time wishing you were asleep, which will make it more difficult to study.  You can always wake up early and study more.  You will thank yourself later!” says Toni Garcia of Drexel.

If you are a freshman, and you are prepping for your first set of final exams, take this helpful tip from Drexel’s Jaise John.  “Don’t post on social media about how much you have to study.  It only tells people you aren’t the best at time management.”  So log out of Facebook, get off YouTube, and shut off your phone, and just focus on the work at hand.

All in all this finals season, find what works best for you to overcome finals stress.  Whether it is walking around or grabbing a snack, find what makes you comfortable and relax.  In closing, Toni Logro of University of the Sciences parted with this, “Finals, although very stressful, are just a small part of your college experience.  College is the time to make your own decisions, understand yourself, and explore.  Take what you learn, and apply it to the world around you in a way that no one else can.”

In the meantime, don’t miss out on this fun Campus Philly stress relieving event!  On Tuesday, December 10, take a Study Break at Waterfront Winterfest at Blue Cross RiverRink of Penn’s Landing from 5pm to midnight, with 1 and 1/2 hour skate sessions.  Waterfront Winterfest features ice skating, food and hot drinks by famed Philly Chef George Sabatino, a light show on the hour from 5-11PM, and fire pits to keep you warm and toasty.  Admission is FREE with your student ID! Skate rentals are available if needed.

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu.

December 2nd, 2013 by Jeffrey Urbano

Top 5 Philly Events:
Seasons Greetings!

How’s it going CP readers?  With the countdown to the new year underway, how are you taking in some holiday spirit?  Whether is it theater productions or family-filled events, check out the exciting and warm holiday-filled events Philly has in store for you this week!

1.  Christmas Glogg Party!

When: Thurs, Dec. 5, 6:30pm – 9:30pm  Where: Racquet Club of Philadelphia – 215 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia  Price: $20

Have you ever heard of Swedish Glogg?  The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia will be hosting its annual Christmas Glogg Party at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on December 5.  Homemade Glögg with Gingerbread cookies and several hors d’oeuvres will be served at this festive event.  Student discounted tickets are being sold for just $20!  Get yours today!

2.  Christmas at the Farm

When: Sat, Dec. 7, 11am – 5pm  Where: Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation – 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square  Price: $10

Would you like the chance to see the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation before the end of the year?  Invite your family and friends, and get the chance to check out this historic site before the holidays end!  There will be Free Tea Tasting, Gingerbread cookies and colonial hot chocolate for sale, textile, candle making, woodworking, and long rifle demos, and so many more fun activities for all ages!

3.  ContemprDance Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up”

When: Sun, Dec. 8, 3pm – 5pm  Where: The Wilma Theater – 265 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia  Price: $25

Are you a fan of the classic, The Nutcracker?  Have you heard that Philly is putting on a new contemporary and humorous spin to this classic?  ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is a comical dance-filled spoof of The Nutcracker.  After the matinee, get the chance to meet the cast of this production and get their autographs.  It is sure to be fun for the whole family.  Get your student discounted tickets priced at $25 today!

4.  Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience: Opening Night

When: Tues, Dec. 10  Where: Prince Music Theater – 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia  Price: $35 to $85

Familiar with Potted Potter?  Do you know all things Harry Potter?  Don’t miss out on Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience as it comes to the City of Brotherly Love this season!  This spectacular show will take on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes!  December 10 is Opening Night, and it will be playing until January 5.

5.  Study Break at Waterfront Winterfest

When: Tues, Dec. 10, 5pm – 12:30am  Where: Blue Cross RiverRink – 201 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia  Price: FREE admission with student ID

Are you looking for a fun way to spice up this holiday season and break away from studying?  Waterfront Winterfest features food and hot drinks provided by Philly Chef George Sabatino as well as a light show each hour from 5-11pm. And on December 10th we are promoting that you take a study break. Admission is FREE with your student ID for you to enjoy 1 and ½ hour skate sessions starting at 5pm. Bring your friends along, and sit by the fire pits to keep warm and toasty! If you left your skates at home, no worries, you can rent a pair there!

 

You can contact Jeffrey Urbano for more info at jru25@drexel.edu