Make a (Week)Night of It!

Who said you can only have fun on the weekends?! That’s definitely not the case in Philadelphia. Here’s just a teeny tiny sample of what you can do on a weeknight in the city:

Tonight at Pizzeria Vetri: Attend a ‘Game of Thrones’ pizza party before the season finale

Tomorrow night at Fringearts: Louis Bluver Outdoor Movie Night: Independence Day 

Thursday, August 24 in Old City: Old City Eats!

Friday, August 25 at Dilworth Park: Pictures In the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Weekend event/shameless CollegeFest plug: See you all there on Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dilworth Park next to City Hall! Details on how to get express check-in here. Free admission to fourteen museums + cultural venues, games, giveaways and more!

Do Good, Feel Good News from Generocity

Generocity is a local social impact news and events group. Their mission is to build better communities through smarter impact. They do this through news, events and services. Below you’ll find Generocity news and events that matter to you the students!

Monday Motivation Magic

We want to motivate you to have the best Philly experience! Below we have our weekly Top 5 career picks and a handful of events you can check out this week.

Top 5 gigs:
1. En Route | Marketing / PR Internship
2. Grassroots Unwired | Account Executive
3. Technically Media | Business Intern
4. Philadelphia Film Society | Membership & Development Internship |  26th Philadelphia Film Festival
5. The Moyer Foundation | Development Intern


Tuesday, August 15
Taco Tuesday at PHS Pop Up Garden University City
“Tuesday’s are Café Ynez Taco Tuesdays – Featuring specials on house-made tacos by South Philly’s Café Ynez (choose from Pork, Chicken and Brisket).”

Wednesday, August 16 
Passyunk Passeggiata
“Stroll, shop, dine & sip during this weekly Farmers’ Market + late shopping and happy hour!”

Thursday, August 17
Stroll the Street 
“Every Thursday night throughout the summer, Manayunk will host local food trucks, vendors, and live music along Main Street as visitors and residents walk, shop, and eat.”

Friday, August 18
Food and Flicks Fridays at The Oval
“Tasty food trucks and a great lineup of movies every Friday night during the summer season at The Oval+. Movies begin at 9PM.”

P.S. See you at CollegeFest on Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3pm at Dilworth Park next to City Hall! You get free admission to 14 museums and cultural venues plus much more.

An Ice Cream Party, Hogwart’s Magic at The Mann + more!

Chill outside, grab a drink, watch a movie, eat some ice cream– in Philly, you can do those things all at once or one by one!

  1. 21+’ers can catch Center City Sips on Wednesdays, head to the PHS Pop Up Gardens: South Street OR University City (options, yay!), follow the traveling Parks on Tap in Lemon Hill and Jefferson Square Park.

  2. You have to check out Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Run up the Rocky steps to tour the galleries and participate in activities like yoga in the gallery.

  3. To be at Shakespeare in the Park, or not to be– that’s not even a question! You should definitely be there. From Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday, July 30, you can catch a free performance in West Philly’s Clark Park.

  4. Watch a movie under the stars! There are outdoor screenings happening all over Philly. Wednesday night is Clueless at FringeArts; Thursday is Ratatouille at Schuylkill Banks, Purple Rain on the Delaware River Waterfront and  Central Intelligence at Dilworth Park; Friday is Hidden Figures at The Oval+.

  5. Outdoor hang sessions aren’t limited to movies! Check out The Oval+, Spruce Street Harbor Park and Blue Cross RiverRink SummerFest + The Midway.

  6. Pack your chocolate frogs and hop on your broom! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center is happening this Friday.

  7. And a sweet ending to our weekly picks–  The Philly Ice Cream Scoop at Reading Terminal Market is happening this Saturday, July 29. There will be over 15 ice cream specials at various market merchants, an ice cream eating contest with prizes, demos, ice cream shuffleboard and a photo booth.

    P.S. Mark your calendars for the best five hours in Philly at CollegeFest on Saturday, September 9 at Dilworth Park! Once you’ve signed up, share that you’re going on Facebook.

Dining Deals, Free Flicks + More!

The days are long and the list of things to do this summer is even longer! Below is our boiled down list of what to check out this week.

Monday, July 17 to Sunday, July 23

University City Dining Days  Participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $35. You can dine at a new location every night of the event, or as a tour of the globe without leaving a single neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 18

Campus Philly’s My Philly Summer Party  — Philly’s largest intern party is happening on the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Rooftop Terrace. Update: this event is SOLD OUT!

Taco Tuesday at PHS Pop Up Garden University City Cafe Ynez tacos are 3 for $8 and $5 – Frozen Camenera Mango Margarita! (21+). Yummmm. 

Wednesday, July 19

Louis Bluver Outdoor Movies: Friday at FringeArts — free outdoor movie experience underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge!

Navy Yard Al Fresco 
— enjoy pay-as-you-go food and drinks, live music, lawn games, and local vendors at the Navy Yard’s award-winning park, Central Green!

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — the name says it all! You can tour the galleries and participate in activities like yoga in the gallery.

Thursday,  July 20

Schuylkill Banks Movie Series: Finding Dory —  Movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:30 pm on July 20). Come early to participate in a free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner.

Old City Eats — Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! From 5:00pm to 8:00pm, thirty participating restaurants and bars will offer at least one half-priced appetizer

Any day of the week you can check out beer gardens all over the city, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and The Midway, and free yoga on Race Street Pier!

This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

A Day Tripper’s BFF: Zipcar!

From day trip to a long road trip, cruise through summer with our buds at Zipcar! When you plan a trip with them, you’re getting more than a set of wheels, you get deals like:

— For the month of July flash your zipcard at any United By Blue store to receive a free coffee

— $10 in driving credit for the month of July: CAMPUSPHILLY7 (expires 7/15/17)

With your Zipcard (no keys needed!) in hand, gather your friends and set off on an adventure! Here are our suggestions on where to go this month.

— Head to Medford, NJ to cool off at the Flying W Airplane Pool! As you’re lounging poolside, watch planes take off into the summer sky.

— Catch an outdoor show at the scenic Mann Center.

— While you’re near Fairmount Park, soak up the serenity of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden.

— Do you love a good flea market? Drive up to Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market in Lambertville!  Pro-tip: Get there early to get the good stuff.

— Perhaps Jersey Shore journey is in your future. Here are “25 essential summer must-do’s: Your Jersey Shore bucket list.”

— We don’t know about you, but all we want to eat in the summer is fresh fruits and veggies. Plan to pick up your summer bounty on Saturday at  Phoenixville Farmers’ Market.

— Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, there’s an illuminated fountain show at the beautiful Longwood Gardens. More than 1,700 fountain jets create soaring water in all shapes, sizes, and heights, and infinite color combinations!

When you reserve with Zipcar, you get great deals and give back too! This month, if you reserve a Ford Focus Hatchback “Vendetta Ave” and Zipcar gives a $1 back to Mural Arts for each hour driven.  Zipcar worked with high school students in their Art Education to design a moving mural. The moving mural will be wrapped on the vehicle until July 31, 2017. Pretty cool, right?

Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your road trip adventures on InstagramFacebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly #ZipTrip.

 

You’re Invited to the My Philly Summer Party!

You’re invited to the region’s largest summer networking event for young professionals – My Philly Summer 2017 on Tuesday, July 18th at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s roof deck. Get ready for an unforgettable experience:

  1. Win amazing prizes and snag free swag! Prizes include:

    — Gift cards from Urban Outfitters, Wawa, HoneyGrow, Federal Donuts, and Apple
    — Phillies tickets and autographed ball
    — Lunch with a Philly Startup CEO
    — Individual career coaching session with a fortune 500 recruiter
    — Free Library of Philadelphia gift package
    — And more!

  2. Have fun:

    — Virtual reality pods
    — Selfie station (take advantage of that roof deck view!)
    — Corn-hole
    — Putting green
    — Delicious food from Brulee Catering
    — Meet our very special guest

  3. Bring your crew! All they need to do is register below. It’s free and takes less than 30 seconds to sign up.

Free Hoagies, Fireworks and More to Ring in the Fourth!

When you’re the birthplace of America, you have to bring the party on your birthday! We have lot of years –241, to be exact– to celebrate and events all around the city to do just that. Below are our weekly picks plus Fourth of July festivities.

Pay a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art at visit on Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday.

After you gallery gaze, star gaze while watching  a free outdoor movie screening of E.T. the Extraterrestrial at FringeArts.

21+’ers can cool off with a cold one at any of these outdoor beer gardens.

Meet us on the National Constitution Center’s lawn to celebrate the 25th annual Wawa Hoagie Day happening this Thursday, June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. Enjoy a 6-ton hoagie salute, free Wawa hoagies, a hoagie building competition between police and firefighters and more!

Start your day with hoagies and end it with Old City Eats! Every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., thirty Old City restaurants and bars will be offering great food deals.

F is for Friday and FREE! Enjoy free admission to the Penn Museum and Eastern State Penitentiary. Catch a free concert and fireworks at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concert Series. Speaking of fireworks, be sure to take advantage of all the festivities to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace!

On Saturday, head to 40th and Walnut for a special Independence Day Weekend edition of Philly’s favorite street food festival, Night Market, brought to you by The Food Trust and Wawa Welcome America.

And the cherry on top? Watching a free screening of Rocky at the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art’s steps on Sunday night.


This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

P.S. If you’re interning in Philadelphia, get on the list for Tuesday, July 18’s My Philly Summer Party on the Free Library of Philadelphia roof deck!

It’s Official – Summer Is Here! Celebrate with These Local Events

We have a feeling the Fresh Prince of Philly’s classic “Summertime” was inspired by the best time of year in the City of Brotherly Love! So now that summer, summer, summertime is officially here, cue up that throwback on your Spotify and make plans to check out one or all of the events we’ve handpicked for you.

— Get your barbecue on at Dilworth Park from June 21-25 during their All-American BBQ series.

— Pack your 4.99 Wawa Hoagiefest hoagie, a blanket and invite your friends to one of these FREE outdoor movies! If you want movie AND music, there’s  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Mann Center this Saturday.

— Jam out to good tunes at the Penn Museum, as they celebrate their eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series! Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. And don’t stop there! Keep jamming into Thursday, June 22 at Spruce Street Harbor Park’s Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series.

— 21+! Grab beer with your buds at one of these outdoor beer gardens.

— Ride a Ferris Wheel, hop on a carousel, lace up your skates or get a hole in one at Friday’s grand opening of The Midway at the Blue Cross RiverRink’s SummerFest. After, head over to Philadelphia Magic Gardens for live music and crafting at Twilight in the Gardens.

— Stroll around Main Street Manayunk on Saturday and Sunday during the Manayunk Arts Festival.

This is just a sample of what’s going on this summer! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

P.S. If you’re interning in Philadelphia, get on the list for Tuesday, July 18’s My Philly Summer Party on the Free Library of Philadelphia roof deck!

Flicks, Food, Lanterns & Literature

Our weekly list has a little something for all the film, food and literature buffs out there! Check ’em out below.

Your many chances to catch an outdoor movie are listed in Thrillist’s Every Outdoor Movie Screening in Philly This Summer.”  On Wednesday, June 14 see Dazed and Confused at La Peg at FringeArts and on Thursday, June 15, Movie Night at Schuylkill Banks: Young Frankenstein. 

Take a stroll around the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday, June 15! Walk the avenue for $1 bargains and favorite neighborhood food from signature restaurants.

21+’ers can cool off with a cold one at any of these outdoor beer gardens.

On Thursday, June 15, kick-off Old City Eats— every Thursday from June 15-August 31– with a free block party.

Join the Rosenbach on beautiful Delancey Place for the their annual (and free!) Bloomsday celebration on June 16, the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses.

Get yourself to Franklin Square before the lights go out on the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival on Sunday, June 18!

This is just a sample of what’s going on this month! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Facebook events page  for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.