Philly To-Do: College Night at the Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

Philly To-Do: Get Excited for 2017 in the 2-1-5!

Avoid getting the post-holiday blues by getting excited about things to come! Here are some things to get pumped about in 2017:

MLK Day of Service 2017
Monday, January 16 / Citywide event 
It’s a day on, not off! Register through the official website and choose a volunteer opportunity in the Philadelphia region. Volunteering is good for your soul and your community.



College Night at the Rothman Rink

Every Tuesday until February 21st / Dilworth Park
Tuesday nights this winter = College Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Center City District Restaurant Week

January 22-27 and January 29-February 3 / Center City
Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.



Open Arts College Nights
 

Save the dates below and stay tuned for more details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Inclusive Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 11 / Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center
 Temple University and Campus Philly present a one-day leadership conference open to ALL Philadelphia-area college students. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills through presentations, workshops, dialogues, and panels on topics related to inclusive leadership, social change, and collaboration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Philly To-Do: Ring in the New Year Philly-style

Welcoming the New Year in Philadelphia is like the dessert of the holiday season. You think you’re done after opening presents and family get-togethers, but hold up! New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are here for the sweet ending.

Believe it or not, the city doesn’t go to sleep once everyone leaves for the holidays; instead, it comes to life! The city feels powered by an electricity that’s very Philly-specific. (I can go on, but it’s one of those things that you need to experience yourself, and you’ll get what I mean.) From the fireworks to the parades, it’s always a new beginning to remember.

SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

When:  December 31 6PM and 12AM

Where:  Delaware River Waterfront

Residents and visitors will have a chance to enjoy two fireworks shows at 6pm and Midnight thanks to the continued support of SugarHouse Casino. These spectacular fireworks shows will each be synchronized to an official soundtrack on KYW Newsradio. NBC10 will also broadcast the fireworks show live at 6pm and livestream it on NBC10.com.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Year’s Eve fireworks from multiple locations including SugarHouse Casino, Penn’s Landing, Race Street Pier, Independence Seaport Museum, Moshulu, Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing, Dave and Busters, and more, click the button above for more information.


The Mummer’s Parade

When:  January 1, 9AM

Where:  Starting at City Hall all the way to Broad Street and Washington Avenue 

Celebrate New Year’s Day with the largest fete Philadelphia has to offer!  This 117-year old tradition will be livelier than ever in its carnival-like atmosphere and involvement of 10,000 people.  Each Mummer belongs to a division–Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, String Bands, or Fancy Brigades–all of which have there own role in the parade festivities.  The Comics and Wench Brigades satirize issues, the Fancies show off their glamorous and gaudy costumes, the String Bands play a variety of musical instruments, and the Fancy brigades perform choreographed theatrical routines.  Come cheer and dance along the sidelines in this Philadelphia tradition!


The Fancy Brigade Finale

When:  January 1, 11:30 am and 5PM

Where:  Pennsylvania Convention Center

Another New Year’s tradition special to Philadelphia, this intricate performance by the Mummer’s Fancy Brigade takes over the Pennsylvania Convention Center to showcase their talents.  All 11 Fancy brigade Clubs perform and compete in this show that involves elaborate costumes, floats, props, and choreography.  The festivities begin at 11:30AM with a meet-and-greet to take pictures and meet the Mummers before the Family Show begins.  The 5Pm show is when the lavishness intensifies as each group competes for performance honors and prizes.  Don’t miss out on one of Philadelphia’s most unique performances of the year!

Happy Holidays from Campus Philly!

What do you get when you have 12 passionate and festive Philadelphians working in one office?

The Campus Philly holiday video!

Happy Holidays from Campus Philly, 2016 from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

“The Holidays in the Two One Five”
Words by Jen Devor with help from Brynn Monaghan, Debora Charmelus

Dashing through the streets
On an Indego in the bike lane
Stop by Rothman Rink 
Then the cabin for some champagne

At night the lights come on
The tree at Dilworth glows
Rush to Reading Terminal 
To get some fresh fried dough

Oh the holidays, the holidays
In the two one five
Campus Philly wishes you
The best holiday of your lives

Philly To-Do: College Night at the Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

Philly To-Do: Finals Finale

Are you the last person on campus waiting to take the last final scheduled? If you are, we’ve been there and we feel you. But this isn’t a pity party, it’s a party because: 1.) Finals come and go, and 2.) There’s fun to be had! Pick your head up from your book, change out of those sweatpants, and go have a jolly time in our very festive city.

–Glide across Rothman Rink during Tuesday’s College Night! College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends.

–Stop by the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for ‘12 DAYS of Christmas Movie Nights‘ and Wednesday’s Quizzo in the Lodge.

–Explore Philadelphia by taking yourself on your own holiday light-seeing tour. Making your way to all the light show spectaculars will give you a feel for different neighborhoods. We bet you’ll walk away with some twinkling Instagram shots, too!

–If you’re 21+, cheers with your of age friends at “The Most Festive Restaurants And Bars In Philly.”

–Maybe last minute is your thing? This Thursday, take to Old City’s streets for some last minute shopping.

–Illuminate your Friday night at Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Hanukkah celebration, Art after 5: Festival of Lights.

If we inspired you to get up and out, let us know– take a photo and tag us (@campusphilly), or shoot us an email!

TBT Students Across Philly, 2016

Since everyone’s posting 2006/2016 pics, year in-review videos, and Top 9 Instagram collages, we wanted to share some photo highlights from the awesome events Campus Philly hosted this year – the My Philly Summer Party, CollegeFest, our career events SPARK and Create-adelphia, plus the Open Arts College Nights at First Friday and the Barnes Foundation.

If you want to make it into next year’s recap, we have plenty of upcoming Campus Philly events for you to meet students from across the region and explore Philadelphia! We’re hosting Open Arts College Nights with Opera Philadelphia on February 10 and the Kimmel Center on February 15 – stay tuned for updates on openartsphilly.com. In-between, join us on February 11 for the Inclusive Leadership Conference. Spots are filling up quickly, register here.

When you look back on your own year take note of how many memories were made in Philadelphia! We can’t wait to introduce you to more post-worthy places in 2017.

See you then,

Brynn

Communications Manager

P.S. This year’s CollegeFest video has us excited for next year’s edition in September, 2017!

Campus Philly CollegeFest 2016 from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

Students of Philadelphia: Meet Your Campus Philly Interns

“Students of Philadelphia” showcases just a few of the many talented and creative students that inhabit our amazing city. In this mini series, we will introduce you to some of Philly’s young, talented and ambitious students.


Meet Campus Philly interns, Zipporah Dixon and Nakie Uzeiri from Arcadia University:

Students of Philadelphia: The Interns from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

Now that you have a feel for some of the creative students all around Philadelphia, we thought you may like to know about the people who’ve brought Students of Philadelphia to you. We are two of Campus Philly’s interns, Zipporah Dixon and Nakie Uzeiri. We came up with the idea for this piece, because as two seniors in college, we both realize how amazing it has been to be able to be in Philly for the past four years. We wanted to celebrate people we know, people we don’t know, things we love and things that are special to us that many people don’t notice in the city. We’ve interviewed others about the City of Brotherly Love, so now we want you to know a little bit about us:

Zipporah Dixon: So Nakie, is there anything you learned while we’ve interned here at Campus Philly?

Nakie Uzeiri: Campus Philly was more than just an internship experience for me. I learned more about what I want to do post-graduation and definitely did more than just ‘gain experience.’ I was able to connect with the city of Philadelphia in a way I honestly had never done before. I was given opportunities to explore different neighborhoods in Philly and different museums, which allowed me to see a different side of the art scene throughout the city. I really enjoyed the work I did while here; video editing, blogging and representing the ‘student view’ of Philly. In my eyes, Students of Philadelphia was a huge success and if it is continued after I’m gone, I will definitely keep an eye out for it! The best thing about my past semester here would have to be everyone in the office. This is one of the most welcoming working environments I have ever been in and the entire staff cares so deeply about what they do. Seeing people extremely passionate and considerate for the students of Philadelphia is inspiring to see as young professional, and it is how I strive to be when I enter the professional world.

ZD: I’m glad you got a lot out of our time here! I definitely think we landed an awesome place to have an internship.

NU: Yeah me too, what about you, Zeph?

ZD: While being an intern at Campus Philly, I definitely learned a lot about myself not only professionally, but also personally. As corny as it may sound, it’s given me the chance to go out and explore Philadelphia and see all the neighborhoods that I’ve been saying I’d go see. I love art and museums, so I got to go to some ones I’d never even heard of before. I had the chance to just go and find some places around the city that I really love. As Campus Philly’s editorial intern, I’ve been reassured that I really do love writing and reviewing places. I looked forward to doing my “Weekly Picks,” reviewing events or seeing things I thought other college kids would be interested in. I liked being able to give my opinion on things and inform people about what’s going on around the city. I also just really loved everyone at the Campus Philly office, everyone is so nice and helpful and really funny, I’m definitely going to miss coming into the office every week!

ZD & NU: Well, we’re signing off, folks. This has been a great experience and we hope you enjoyed learning about people just like you, the students of Philadelphia!


We will miss you, Nakie and Zipporah! The special thing about interning at Campus Philly? You can always come back and visit. We look forward to getting our first post-intern visit from them! Do you know an inspiring, Philadelphia-based student who we should keep our eye on for a future profile? Send them our way!

Philly To-Do: Celebrate the Holidays

This time of year has a way of pushing time’s fast-forward button, so it’s never too early to start bringing out the tinsel, miseltoe and lights. From pop-up shopping nights to holiday light celebrations, there are plenty of Philly happenings to get you in a festive mood. Below are our picks that we’re looking forward to checking out! 

Holiday lights across the City 

If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite things about the holiday season is all the lights and decorations spread across the city. So, if you are indeed like me, you’ll be excited to know that this is an ongoing event going on throughout the city. Grab some friends, bundle up, and make a nice hot chocolate to go, and explore the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and the amazing decorations that’ll truly wow you. (My personal favorite is the Longwood Gardens lights)

Check out Visit Philly’s list of  The Top Places to View Holiday Lights in Philadelphia and head to the ‘Parade of Lights at the Seaport Museum’ on Saturday, December 10!


Franklin Flea Holiday Market 2016 

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts? Stop by the Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building happening on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 5 pm! In addition to great gift finds, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors and enjoy live music performances throughout the day.


Historic Holiday Nights in Old City 

Head to Old City this Thursday for Historic Holiday Nights, which runs every Thursday until December 22nd. 45 shops, restaurants and museums open up their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. with special deals and an extended happy hour for those of age. This is a great way to explore Old City, and cross a few people off of your Christmas list!


Ice Skating at City Hall

Another holiday tradition, ice skating at Rothman Rink at City Hall!  If you can’t skate they even offer a five week session of skating lessons on Sunday mornings that include skates and admission. You can also warm up after skating for awhile with food and drinks around City Hall. 

In addition to Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park, lace up your skates at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest!


Christmas Village at City Hall

Not much of a skater? You can still hit up City Hall for the Christmas markets starting later this month. More than 80 vendors will be out selling little trinkets and gifts perfect for the holidays. Not only will there be shopping but you can expect side-street performances and other special events throughout the entirety of the markets stay in Center City.


Catch the annual holiday show at Walnut Street Theatre

Want to catch an awesome show and see some history as well? Hit up Walnut Street Theatre, which just so happens to be America’s oldest theatre and catch a classic, Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’! Maybe take a stroll to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, which are just a quick walk away before settling in for a bit to watch an awesome cast perform one of the most classic Christmas favorites of all time.


Have “A Very Philly Christmas” at Fairmount Park

Music. Friends. Neighbors. Family. These four elements are the four most important ideas to our lovely city. Head to Fairmount Park to see some of the historical homes decked out for the season with these ideals in mind. Fairmount Park will also be hosting some really awesome events based around those four elements. Grab your friends, your family, your neighbors and head to Fairmount Park (while listening to some awesome music) and enjoy some of the things that make the City of Brotherly Love the best city to be in.

There you have it, Z’s holiday picks for this upcoming season.  For more events, you can always check out our calendar page. If you’re looking to take a road trip, check out For Planners Making Plans: Holiday Edition. If you have any suggestions or want to share your experience at one of these places, let us know!

Find Your Voice at the Inclusive Leadership Conference

What is your voice? How and when do you use your voice? Why use your voice?

We all come from different experiences, backgrounds, and are born with different skills and passions. No one voice is the same. Some may protest racial injustices by walking in solidarity and others may organize the protest, getting all the proper documentation in order. Some may write a song for gender equality and others may perform that song. The beauty is, no voice is better than another.

The theme for this year’s ILC is Finding Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion & Respect and it’s all about how to find and use YOUR VOICE!

ILC will take place at Temple University’s Howard Gittis Student Center on February 11th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Last year we saw close to 400 student leaders from 22 different schools in the Greater Philadelphia region. You can find more info at campusphilly.org/leadership. Check to see if your school has a group registration and sign up with them, or you can register yourself here.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email or phone.

Peace!

Cory Dulaney

Campus Philly Program Manager
215-988-1707 || cory@campusphilly.org