What’s Up Wednesday!

F is for 4:30, FREE and 40th St.  Starting at 4:30, you can grab yourself a free water ice from Trolley Car Ice Cream at 40th and Baltimore Ave.  See what else is happening in West Philly!


Run up the Rocky steps to check out Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5-8:45 p.m. You can tour the galleries and participate in activities like yoga in the gallery. While you’re there, check out the neighborhoods around the museum.


Catch a free outdoor movie at FringeArts at La Peg. Tonight’s screening is Friday! Before showtime, stroll around Old City.


It’s a beautiful day for an outdoor drink, 21+’ers! Check out Parks on Tap: Schuylkill Banks , PHS Pop-Up Beer Garden: South Street and Navy Yard Al Fresco.


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.

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.

Cheers to Summer! Grab a Drink Outside at One of These Spots

21+’ers! There’s a buzz around Philadelphia and it’s the bees in the beer gardens popping up all over the city! We take pleasure in the small things in life like chilling outside and having a cold drink with our best friends. Lucky for us, there are many places for us to do just that. Below see where we go to have a relaxing time outside.

PHS Pop Up Gardens
15th & South Streets | uCity Square, 36th & Filbert Streets

The PHS Pop Up Gardens are blooming in two locations this year that offer enticing menus, drinks and special entertainment throughout the summer and early fall.

Both gardens will host a wide range of special programming designed by PHS and our partners including educational gardening workshops, family-friendly activities, live entertainment  and special events.


Uptown Beer Garden
1735 Market Street

Plan a Center City hang out at Uptown! They have happy hour deals ($5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers) and a number of free samples.


Parks on Tap
Various Philadelphia parks

20 weeks, 20 different parks! They provide fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages in a festive outdoor environment featuring comfortable chairs and hammocks, and clean restrooms.Check out the full 2017 season SCHEDULE.

Curbed Philadelphia mapped out  All 20 Parks on Tap locations here.


CCD Sips
Every Wednesday, June 7 to August 30 | Various locations in Center City 

All summer long. Wednesdays from 5-7 pm. Participating bars and restaurants are offering $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers


Brews &Views
Thursdays starting May 18 to June 29 | Skyline Terrace at Free Library on the Parkway

Enjoy drinks on the Skyline Terrance and take in spectacular views of the city during the spring rooftop mini-series of a beer garden at the Free Library on the Parkway! 

Local craft beers and refreshing cocktails are available to purchase along with a menu of snacks and from Brûlée Catering. Live entertainment will be provided to get everyone energized.


The Cira Green Beer Garden 
Fridays from May 26 to Friday, June 23 | 128 S. 30th Street

Loved the view at Thursday’s Brews & Views? Friday offers scenic sips at Cira Green!


This is just a sample of what’s going on in Philly! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar, Facebook events page and Arts & Culture picks for May 15-22 for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

Straight from the Hoagie’s Mouth: Philly Sandwich Spots

We encourage our interns to explore different ways of presenting Philadelphia exploration to other students. Our multimedia intern, Haley Monson from UArts’ Animation program created the “Campus Philly Creatures series,” which brings Philly staples to life.

In our first installment, you met Dolly Donut, Pam Pretzel and Wanda Water-Ice as they talked about their favorite Philly treats. Now hear from Hal the Hoagie and friends talk about sandwiches.

Campus Philly Creatures: Sandwich Spots from Campus Philly on Vimeo.

Locations mentioned: 
Meltkraft at Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Hershel’s at Reading Terminal Market
DiNic’s at Reading Terminal Market
4th St. Delicatessen, 700 S. 4th Street
Paesano’s, 1017 S. 9th Street
Sarcone’s Deli, 736 S. 9th Street
Nam Son, 1601 Washington Avenue

Stay tuned for more creatures! We will be releasing a new one every Thursday. And if you think you have what it takes to be a Campus Philly intern, create your free profile on our Launch site and check back for fall internship opportunities.

Hey You, Take a Hike!

What immediately comes to mind when you think of Philly? We bet it’s not the nearby trails you can hike or bike on or weekend street closures for pedestrian activities. Yeah, we have all that! That’s why we’re going to give you a different, greener view of the area surrounding Philadelphia.

Weekends on Kelly Drive
From April through October, MLK Drive, which runs through Fairmount Park, is closed off to cars every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that runners, cyclists and pedestrians can use the lanes freely. Read more here.


Field Guide: 8 Hikes Near Philadelphia With Waterfalls and Gorgeous Views
As a Northeastern PA native, I am partial to Ricketts Glen State Park! Who doesn’t love a good waterfall? This summer,  I am definitely checking out the other 7 spots.


Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
Katie Monroe, founder of the Facebook group Women Bike PHL, spills on her favorite less-crowded bike trails around town.


The top three hiking destinations within 10 miles of Philly
On a nice weekend, you’ll probably find some of Campus Philly’s staff hiking or biking along the Wissahickon.


Free Saturday Public Boating at Bartram’s Garden 
Every Saturday from 11am–3pm (in season), the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse. Our 2017 season runs from April 22 to October 28.

Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your adventures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly.