Week(end) Guide: 1/27-1/31

Movies at the Market
This winter, historic Reading Terminal Market debuts a very fresh series to allow more people to take advantage of the great space that is the market — this time, after hours. 
Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m.
Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street  / Cost: FREE

Museum Rx at Philadelphia Museum of Art
This Wednesday Night is just what the doctor ordered. Explore medical themes through theater, games, and hands-on activities
When: Wednesday, January 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: PMA, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy / Cost: FREE after Pay What You Wish

Art Dept: Go Figure! Drawing Club
When: Wednesday, January  27 from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: The Art Dept., 1638 E. Berks St. / Cost: $15 per adult

The Barnes Foundation’s Young Professionals Night: Into the Blue
Why fight the winter blues when you can own it? Join hundreds of Philly’s young art lovers and industry leaders and make a bold and beautiful statement in blue at our eighth young professionals night.
When: Friday, January 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Barnes, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $30; members $15; Contemporaries free

Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents  #StreetsDeptTurns5
#StreetsDeptTurns5 is a show aimed at celebrating artists in Philadelphia who put their work up on the streets, as well as the 5th anniversary of StreetsDept.com. To do so, Conrad has asked 10 of his favorite inspiring artists that he’s documented over the last 5 years to show together at Paradigm Gallery.
Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays  from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Paradigm Gallery + Studio, 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor

An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas
Rowan is hosting the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and immigration rights activist and screening his film, Documented.
When: Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
Where: Chamberlain Student Center, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Cost: FREE

Read our blog on the Viaduct Rail Park and this show and support a great cause!
When: Thursday
Feb 4, 2016 / Doors: 7:15 PM at Show: 8 PM
Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. / Tickets here.


Budding PHL-anthropists, this one’s for you

It’s really cool to support a project at its beginning stages and see it through to its ribbon cutting. If you’re looking to have that experience, the Rail Park initiative is a good place to start.

The Friends of the Rail Park are doing something truly transformational to the city’s landscape. Below you’ll find their mission statement, and a 2-minute video that brings their mission to life.

Friends of the Rail Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to cultivate visions and advocate for a continuous three-mile linear park and recreation path in Philadelphia, connecting many neighborhoods and cultural institutions to Fairmount Park along the historic elevated Reading Viaduct and City Branch rail cut of the former Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.

Want to start supporting?  How about kicking off your philanthropy with playing a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon and being one degree away from him and his brother, aka The Bacon Brothers, as they play a benefit concert for Rail Park at Union Transfer? Well, you can do just that on Thursday, February 4th. This event is all ages, and proceeds from the concert support the efforts of the Center City District Foundation and Friends of the Rail Park to construct and maintain the Viaduct Rail Park – Phase I.

Itinerary: See the finish line, be the finish line

If I only knew how cool it is to run past Temple University during the Broad Street Run while I was going there…Don’t be regretful me, reach for the stars and that cup of water at mile 8! Below we’ve rounded up some upcoming races and (FREE) outdoor spots to get your training miles in:

Let’s start with Be Well Philly’s Warm Up: 6 Winter Runs It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For

Sixth Annual Phillies Charities 5K | Saturday, March 26, 2016
Start at Citizens Bank Park and after crossing the finish line, participants will be able to enjoy a cool down lap around the warning track on the field (weather permitting).

The Love Run Philadelphia Half Marathon | Sunday, April 10, 2016
Your love of running combined with all the great sights and sounds you love about Philadelphia. Join thousands from- around the nation for an unforgettable weekend to kickoff the Spring in the City of Brotherly LOVE.

Cherry Blossom 10KSaturday, April 16, 2016
Celebrate the return of spring with a run (or walk) beneath the cherry blossoms. Our 10K and 5K courses wind their way through the historic Centennial District of Fairmount Park. Enjoy great views of Memorial Hall and Shofuso Japanese House and Garden as well as the beautiful blossoms along the Schuylkill River.

37th Blue Cross Broad Street Run | Sunday, May 1, 2016
10-mile, point-to-point course (named one of the fastest 10-mile courses in the country by Runner’s World) starts at Broad St. and Somerville Ave. The course is a pleasing run past the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street. The race finishes inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.

Looking to get out of your school’s gym and explore the city while working out?!
See these lists for places to train outdoors:


Feature: Run with Your Pack

It’s so much easier to get motivated about doing anything fitness related when you have a friend by your side. We all have those days when you just don’t want to workout but your bud is counting on you, so off you go. You love-hate this person, but mostly love because you feel and look 💯.

(We realize the article graphic is of a biker, but…)For our first fitness feature, we’ll be covering running. If you want to run any spring or summer races or just get into running, here are some* Philadelphia-based groups that can be your friendly motivator:

City Fit Girls
City Fit Girls was created to connect  women with health & fitness resources and inspiration to live healthy lifestyles at home, school and in the workplace.

Fishtown Beer Runners
The Fishtown Beer Runners® combine responsible running and consumption in the interest of science. We gather once a week to run three to five miles, and conclude each run at a pub for a beer or two.

honeygrow Run Club
On the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., they gather at Philadelphia Runner’s 16th and Sansom location to set off on a three-to-five-mile out-and-back fun run. After the run, you’re invited to head over to Honeygrow and make use of a 25 percent off discount on your post-run dinner. 

Run 215
Run 215 is all about community, and advancing the positive culture of  running in Philadelphia. P.S. They’re super active on Facebook. Even if you don’t participate in their group runs, they’re a great online motivator.

TEAM PHILLY Race Training
TEAM PHILLY Race Training was created to support the Philadelphia area’s beginner to intermediate runners in their aspirations of improving their running and living healthier lives.

West Philly Runners
Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, we meet at 45th and Locust (in front of Abyssinia) for a group run. We run a new set of 2, 4 and 6 mile routes each week. All three distances start together and end at the same place.

*We gave you a short list of groups we at Campus Philly are familiar with, and we know there are many more! For more, see Philadelphia Runner’s extensive running group list.

If you decide to join one of these groups, share your experience with us by sending a little blurb to brynn@campusphilly.org or tagging @CampusPhilly with #meetphilly.


Blizzard Coming? Snow Problem!

If you haven’t heard, it’s going to snow, and quite possibly a lot. We’re not scared one bit because we look back fondly on blizzards past, and are excited about snowy rituals– walking in the middle of the street to a neighborhood spot, snowball fights on the way there and sledding!

Sledding: Our all time favorite spot is the Art Museum. You think running up the steps is the only thing we do? Think again!  Here are more popular sledding spots around the city.

Snow Ball Fight: Have you ever heard of an organized snow war? Get ready for the battle at Liberty Lands for  The Spirit News’ Second Annual Snow War!

Staying Warm: Hot Chocolate, check! Soup, double check!

We wish you a safe and fun weekend. Let us know if you try anything we’ve listed. Just tag #meetphilly and we’ll see what you’re up to.

P.S. Keep the winter vibes going and join us on Tuesday for College Back to School Night at the Rothman Rink!

Meet the Interns: Abby, Kristen, Logan & Ryan!

Abby Zweigle | La Salle University ’16

Abby is working as the Communications intern at Campus Philly. Fresh off the Semester at Sea ship, traveling the world, she’s back on land and has just started her last semester at La Salle University. She will graduate in May with a degree in Marketing and minor in Communications.

In her college career, she’s been very proactive with gaining professional experiences early on, landing 5 internships working with companies in multiple fields such as event planning, public relations, online marketing and even a local startup.

“I take advantage of Philadelphia and all it is able to offer to me professionally.”

She’s thrilled to be working with a company that has direct access to the city and it’s events, and most importantly, the students. Being a student, Abby is excited to offer her outlook and ideas to the Campus Philly team and to make opportunities more exciting and purposeful for you! She hopes to learn how to better serve our city through social and professional events, opportunities offered for internships and jobs, being an outlet for colleges and universities, and of course, learning ins and outs of Philadelphia along the way.

Abby’s perfect Philly day: “Breakfast at King Oaks, head on Kelly Drive for a afternoon walk, visit Reading Terminal Market, and finish my day off at Morgan’s Pier for some nice weather and views!”

Kristen Willie | Temple University ’18

Kristen is a sophomore Advertising major with a concentration in Research and Strategy from Temple University. She have two minors in dance and general business studies, not to mention she’s in the process of applying to study abroad in Rome in Fall 2016!

Kristen is a Philadelphia native who says, “there is no place I love more than the City of Brotherly Love!”

At Campus Philly, Kristen will be working as the Open Arts Events and Marketing Intern. She will have a chance to work on many different marketing projects and have opportunities to attend events for Campus Philly. She’s already been able to apply some of her research background to help Campus Philly better connect and reach our Open Arts members!

During her time here, she hopes to learn how to plan and organize events, as well as, learn how to effectively market to students through Campus Philly.

Kristen’s perfect Philly day:  “When I am not studying, my perfect day in the city would include eating Franklin Fountain ice cream in Olde City, shopping in Eye’s Gallery on South Street, and taking photos to upload to Instagram.”

Logan Beck | Temple University ’17

Logan is acting as the Online Promotions Intern for Campus Philly’s Open Arts program. She’s a junior Journalism major at Temple University (go Owls!), and she couldn’t be more excited to help connect my classmates and fellow college students to all of the sights and sounds Philly has to offer!

In true millennial fashion, Logan loves social media, and she can’t wait to have a hands on experience with our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

Logan’s perfect Philly day: “My perfect day in the city would involve sunshine, and reading a classic novel in Rittenhouse with macarons from Miel Pattiserie in hand.”

Ryan Murray | Temple University ’15

Ryan is a creative mind that likes to be unorthodox in his design methods.  As a recent Temple University graduate with an Advertising degree, he hopes to become an Art Director. In Ryan’s spare time, you can find him playing guitar, watching Philadelphia sports, playing Xbox with friends, or hanging out with his Corgi.

“Philly is my city and I hope to stay here for a long time. That’s why I’m glad to be working at Campus Philly where I can help others see all that Philadelphia has to offer.”

Ryan’s perfect Philly day: “A warm, early-summer day that starts off with a bike ride to Spruce Street Harbor to get lunch and hang out in the hammocks with a view of the waterfront. When dinner comes around, my friends and I would head over to the Brazilian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao and get our fill of all they have to offer. Finally, to wind down and relax we would all head over to Frankford Hall for drink specials before heading back to my apartment at Temple University to end the day hanging out together.


Itinerary: Spots to warm up to before and after your skate

A gazillion laps around the Rothman Rink, and stopping by these Center City spots will warm you up on a winter day. 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.

One more thing, it’ll be Center City District’s Restaurant Week! See below to learn more about the week and check out the participating restaurants.

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.

Center City District Restaurant Week | January 17-22 and 24-29, 2016
Participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many will also be offering a three-course lunch for $20. Pro tip: Make reservations ASAP, spots fill up quickly.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.
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.
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.

The Week(end) Guide 1/11 – 1/17

2016 is in full swing and we want to set you up with events that are worth checking out! Get crafty at Pay What You Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, dive into the culinary culture of Restaurant Week, or get a good stretch session in at Winter Yoga at the Horticulture Center. Whatever you decide to do, be sure to share it with us– tag your posts with #meetphilly!

Wednesday, January 13th
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Make Stuff: Wish You Were Here
Leave behind the Philly freeze and create your own tropical escape.

Thursday, January 14th:
The  Franklin Institute: 3D Printing Workshop
Learn how to turn those designs you’ve imagined into physical formations with just the click of a button!

Thursday, January 14th:
The Franklin Institute: Night Skies in the Observatory 
Pluto: Newest Dwarf Planet of the Solar System. Come learn about what’s new at Pluto and get a better understanding of why it’s still a Dwarf!

Saturday, January 16th – Monday, January 18th:
Eastern State Penitentiary: Reading of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Special readings from the landmark text and opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance today.

Sunday, January 17th
Winter Yoga at the Horticulture Center: “Beat the Winter Blues” Yoga:
In this all-levels yoga class, you will be led through a sequence that creates internal heat, stimulates the immune system and helps you to reconnect with inspiration and joy.

Sunday, January 17th – Friday, January 22nd
Center City District Restaurant Week Winter  2016
Every winter and fall, participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20.