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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Warm up before & after Tuesday’s College Night skate

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.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia  & Wintergarden at City Hall
The Rothman Rink is right next to the Christmas Village, which is modeled after traditional European open-air Christmas markets, and the giant outdoor maze — America’s Garden Capital Maze

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.

Grab a bite near College Night!

Make a night of this Friday’s College Night at the Barnes Foundation by making plans to eat at one of the nearby restaraunts below!

— Order a slamming pizza pie at Pizzeria Vetri at 1939 Callowhill St.
— Catch good taco vibes at Buena Onda, down the street at 1901 Callowhill St.
— If you’re 21+, fly off to Kite & Key, 1836 Callowhill St., for a low key drink.
— Get the whole experience of the brand  new Whole Foods Market at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave. It’s not just a grocery store, four Philadelphia-area restaurateurs offer prepared foods  from luncheonette-style counters equipped with bar stools!

Walk your meal off along the Schuylkill River between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Water Works. There are beautiful lookout points that are very gram-worthy.

 

This one is for you, music loving do-gooders!

If you’re a civically engaged student who has a passion for all things music, this is where your interests intersect. But first, let’s get you set up with something awesome— a Philadelphia Orchestra  eZseatU membership, which offers full-time college students the opportunity to see UNLIMITED Orchestra concerts all season for only $25!

Now with your membership in hand and your foot in the Kimmel Center’s door, you will be able to see that the Orchestra works inside and outside the concert hall. When it comes to the Orchestra being accessible to the community, eZseatU is just the tip of the iceberg.

Last spring, they rolled out a series of programs called HEAR (Health, Education, Access and Research), which is designed to connect musicians and music with neighbors and neighborhoods. “We’re people who want to share our music-making. We want to be part of the social agenda in Philadelphia,” says President and CEO Allison Vulgamore.

This program will promote Health by sending musicians and music therapists into Broad Street Ministry to work with those experiencing homelessness and trauma. It will enrich music Education by increasing programming in underserved communities and equipping public school students with instruments through a buy-one, give-one instrument program.

Access will work on “eliminating as many obstacles or barriers between people having a chance to love music that we can provide, and be touched by it,” says Vulgamore. The music is being brought to communities through Free Neighborhood Concerts, free citywide PopUp concerts, and other programs. The Research component of HEAR will measure the impact these initiatives have on the community’s welfare.

Doesn’t all this good work make getting your eZseatU membership even better? We sure think so. Get yours today to be a part of this musical movement!

Deals & Tips for Planners Making Plans

Every friend group has a planner– I know this because I’m the unofficial event coordinator in my group. I worry about the stuff that makes the magic actually happen, from buying the tickets and having everyone Venmo me, or making reservations at that super popular restaurant we all want to check out.

The #1 question in our group chat is “How are we going to get there?” It all depends! We hop on a SEPTA train or bus. If all of our tires are full of air, we bike; if it’s close enough, we walk. All great ways of getting around. Oh oh, and Zipcar, we love a ZipTrip! There’s nothing like plugging your phone in, putting on some good jams and driving around the city with your friends.

Planners like deals, so here’s one for you — When you reserve a Zipcar Mon-Thurs from 6pm-8:30am, it is only $29 for the entire period! Get the deets here: http://www.zipcar.com/overnight. Not a member yet? Go to www.zipcar.com/campusphilly for discounted memberships!

We also like recommending things to people like events! There are a lot of those happening this time of year. Here are some of my favorites:

Chrysanthemum Festival | Now until Nov. 20
Have you ever made a trip out to Longwood Gardens? This festival is one of the many reasons to take a road trip there. It features nearly 20,000 beautiful blooms grown in extraordinary ways throughout Longwood’s four-acre conservatory. The centerpiece of the show is a Thousand Bloom Mum, made up of more than 1,500 meticulously arranged yellow flowers on one plant. Look it up, it’s very gram-worthy.


Franklin Square Holiday Festival | Starts Thursday, Nov. 10
Experience the magic of the holiday and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO and enjoy seasonal foods and beers at SquareBurger and the Winter Beer Garden.


Open Arts College Night at the Barnes Foundation | Friday, Nov. 18 | 6-10 p.m. 
You won’t believe how close you’ll be standing to some of the most famous paintings ever. And believe it, this is a free event for college students!  Explore the Barnes collection alongside live music, performance, short stories and a few surprises! Collection access included.


Waterfront WinterFest at Penn’s Landing | Opening Friday, Nov. 25 
“Are we in Philly?” That’s what you’ll be asking when you get to this winter wonderland near the Delaware River. WinterFest is a cold-weather version of Spruce Street Harbor Park, which houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the River, ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with recycled shipping containers, a heated tent, holiday trees, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating.


The Miracle on South 13th Street Holiday Light Display | Lights go on at the end of November
I accidentally found out about this holiday tradition! One wrong turn and I was driving down the most festive street ever. Reserve your Zipcar and load your car up with friends to drive down this well-known street! From one planner to another, gather your friends, reserve a Zipcar and explore all the city has to offer during this very festive time!

The Student Guide to the Philly Film Scene

You don’t have to be a film student or a ‘film guru’ to enjoy a good movie every now and then. The Philadelphia film scene is a unique one, so be sure to venture out of your mainstream blockbuster-boasting theater and explore the cinematic scene around the city. There are a handful of famous festivals that come around annually in Philly, so if you have some free time between your studies you can snag a few discounted tickets and enjoy!

Below you can find a bunch of fun, upcoming film opportunities, as well as my favorite thing to do between films; enjoying a nice cuppa’ joe.

FILM FESTIVALS

The 25th Philadelphia Film Festival

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Regretfully, as midterms have consumed my life for the past week, I was unable to attend this festival, but don’t panic! There’s still time to watch this one. You have until Sunday,October 30th. The films are being shown at theaters around the city like Prince Theater, Ritz East A, Ritz East B, Ritz Five and URBN Center Annex. You can find the full schedule here.

Coffee Break: Hit up La Colombe around the corner from Prince Theater. After possibly catching a screening of Short Stay or Backpack Full of Cash, make sure to grab yourself a muffin and a cappuccino!

The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

From November 5 to November 19take a glance at some of the best works in Jewish cinema from around the world that have been presented in Philadelphia for the past 36 years. With venues spread around Philly in Center City, Old City, University City as well as the surrounding suburban areas, you’ll have no problem catching a film conveniently close to you! Not to mention, this festival is (the magic F word) FREE for students, click here for schedule info!

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Running through November 10th to the 20th, this festival is one of a kind and first hit Philadelphia in 2008. Some of the main venues for the festival are the International House of Philadelphia in University City and Asian Arts Initiative in Chinatown North. RSVP for your FREE movie events here!

Coffee Break: Join Reading Terminal Market for Indonesian Night, in partnership with Old City Coffee and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Admission to the event is free; At 6 p.m.,  Old City Coffee will sample “Best of Indonesia” auction winner West Java rare micro lot: Java CIBEBER.

FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia

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With its co-host, Los Angeles having the festival in the spring, Philly takes over the festival from November 11th to the 13th. Head to the Painted Bride Arts Center for a—you guessed it—first glance at independent films like Virtual Revolution and documentaries like Writers Matter. You can pre-purchase tickets and packages online, or pay cash at the door! For the schedule and more information visit FirstGlance here.


MOVIE NIGHTS

BYOB at Roxy Theater

For all of you 21+ film-loving college students like myself, passing up a classy BYO night at a historic theater like Roxy is a difficult task. Every Wednesday after 7pm you can kick back with your favorite bottle of wine and bring your ID with you! Make sure to click here before attending to read all the guidelines of what you can and can’t bring.

Movies at Woodmere

On Tuesday nights at 7:30pm, Woodmere’s main gallery section is transformed into the perfect location for screening the classics. There is a $5 suggested donation which isn’t much for such a unique experience. You can catch films like Schalcken the Painter on November 1st and The Good Fairy on November 8th. Full schedule can be found here. 


GET INVOLVED

Volunteering is not only a great activity to partake in regularly, but it looks great on your resume and can earn you some cool opportunities! You can volunteer with the Philadelphia Film Society for events such as the Philadelphia Film Festival in the fall and Movies on the Block throughout the summer. You can also volunteer with the Philly Asian Film Festival!

This Week with Open Arts

Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a break from the library and engage in events around the city! These events can enlighten your studies and help you come up with new ideas and see things in a new light. From politics, science and Halloween events—here’s what you can expect from Open Arts this week!

If you don’t already know…

Signing up with Campus Philly Open Arts is beneficial not only for students, but arts partners and college staff as well. Students can download free and discounted tickets to Open Arts events that not only encourage the arts but also broaden career opportunities for students. If you aren’t already a member, register here today!

The Supreme Court in Transition: A View from the Frontlines 10/26 at 12:00pm
Meet at the National Constitution Center and attend a discussion with top legal journalists, Robert Barnes, Lincoln Caplan and Marcia Coyle. In this part of the Center’s Election 2016 Program Series, they’ll be examining the state of a 4-4 Supreme Court in transition as well as the differences between a Clinton Court and a Trump Court.
Speed Secrets: Lessons Learned from a Sports Medicine Physician | 10/26 at 6:00pm
At the Parkway Central Library, Dr. Michael Ross, a board certified, non-surgical sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, will be discussing tips on how to improve your times through effective training and physiological tweaks.
Grahame Lesh: Growing Up Grateful Dead | 10/27 at 2:00pm
The National Museum of American Jewish History will be hosting this exciting series of afternoon preview events, this one with son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh. Grahame will be putting on an acoustic performance that includes stories of growing up around the Grateful Dead and how Bill Graham impacted his life.

Black Magic Bash at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | 10/29 at 7:00pm
This one’s for you all 21 and over, get into the spooky spirit this Halloweekend at this breathtaking mosaicked warehouse! With music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, food from South Philly Barbacoa, and drinks from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company all included in your ticket, your night will without a doubt be spook-tacular!
World Premiere. Justin Gonzalez is “Telling Stories” | 10/30 at 2:00pm
The Multicultural Arts Exchange of CultureTrust presents the composer with a story that begins before the pen hits paper. Justin Gonzalez, known as Philadelphia’s “treasured tenor”, is known for his “expressive mastery” that tells stories before the performance of songs that cross languages and styles.

Science After Hours: Creature of the Night  | 10/31 at 7:00pm
Another 21 and over event, learn and have some fun this Halloween at The Franklin Institute! Science with a twist includes experiments, demonstrations, games and innovative science curated by the museum in collaboration with organizations across Philly. Head over with your best costume and be prepared to have some fun.

Tuesday Nights at the Movies – Schalcken the Painter | 11/1 at 7:30pm
The Woodmere Art Museum presents the Gothic film that will pull the audience into a “shadowy fantasy world” of real-life painters Gerrif Dou and Godfried Schalcken. Tuesday Nights at the Movies is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local and presented with the Chestnut Hill Film Group.

Get a special access to The Barnes Foundation on Nov. 18

Looking for a new museum to explore? Well do I have just the place for you! The Barnes Foundation on Benjamin Franklin Parkway holds some of the most beautiful art you’ll ever see.

If it’s a nice  day, I’d recommend walking to the museum, as you get to pass the cutest cafes, see some busy city life, pass Logan Square fountain and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Before I headed out on my journey, I grabbed a muffin at Capriccio at Cafe Cret. All muffins aside, the biggest treat of all is the free admission for college students during the week!

The founder of the museum, Albert C. Barnes, assembled a collection of early modern, impressionist and post impressionist artwork by some of the most renowned artists. Van Gogh, Renoir, Modigliani, Monet, Manet, Cézanne, and Matisse are just some of the many artists you’ll find.

The gallery starts off with one main room that spiders off in different directions. You’ll notice that each room is set up differently and the art isn’t necessarily grouped by artist or time period; rather, it’s organized by line, color and light to give off the most pleasing look. There aren’t descriptions for every painting, but The Barnes does have a free app that you can download for your own personal tour of the art.

Being in the gallery is probably one of the most incredible feelings. You are so close to such famous artwork, you can basically touch it (side note: DO. NOT. TOUCH.). Student, and fellow Campus Philly intern, Nakie Uzeiri joined me on my trip. She was equally as awestruck as I was. She said, “It was just the most amazing feeling in the world, I was just inches away from my favorite Van Gogh painting.” It truly is amazing, you get to see pieces of art you usually only see on a presentation slide or textbook.

P.S. Check out Nakie’s video from the day here:

If my Barnes recap has you wanting to visit, come join us and all other college students during Open Arts College Night at The Barnes on Friday, November 18th from 6-10. You can find out how to register for this free event here. At College Night, you’ll be able to explore the Barnes collection alongside live music, performance, short stories and a few surprises! Bonus: collection access is included! See you there!

P.S. If you’re hungry, here are some grub spots near the Barnes

An event for budding architects, designers and planners

Many moons ago at one of my internships, my supervisor gave me some sage advice. She said, “Make a point to surround yourself with people who are in the field you want to be working in.Whatever you’re into, place yourself in that scene. Join a club or go to meetings with like-minded people. When you do this, you’ll always be in the mix.”

To all the future architects, designers, city planners and public health professionals: FitCityPHL 2 is the place to be on Thursday, October 13 at the Center for Architecture & Design. The people you want to know will be there.

fitcity2_goodThis full-day symposium  invites attendees to explore design strategies in our workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating.
Architects, developers, designers, landscape architects, planners, City officials, and public health professionals will connect to learn from one another – and from panels of experts about how public officials are integrating health into policy and planning.

Admission is $15 for students for a full day conference and it’s really going to be remarkable – as it brings together designers, planners, funders, and government officials to discuss how to make a healthier Philadelphia through design.


FitCityPHL 2 is a collaboration between: Health Promotion Council & Public Health Management Corporation, Ballinger, Community Design Collaborative, AIA Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health, Center for Architecture and Design, Drexel University, American Diabetes Association, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.