Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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POSTED: Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:49 PM

The 83rd annual Easter Promenade on South Street attracted hundreds of families who paraded down South Street on the Second Street Plaza during one of the city's oldest Easter Traditions. The parade was led by Henri David, wearing one of his signature colorful "sky-high" hats a colorful outfi, followed by the the Freedom Band, lots of Easter bunnies, Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail and many parade-goers dressed in their finest holiday attire.

After the parade, children, adults, families and pets lined-up to walk the stage in hopes of being deemed the city's 'Best Dressed' that day. Councilman Jim Kenney, Independence Visitor Center's Albert Lee, "Top Model" finalist Cory Wade Hindorff, and Krystal Souvanlasy from South Street Headhouse District lead the judging panel on what was one of the most beautiful spring days in quite some time.

POSTED: Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:54 PM
This past weekend, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "Thursdays at Silk City" with DJ Royale and special guest DJ Trayze, winner of the 2013 Red Bull Threestyle DJ competition in Washington, D.C., at Silk City Bar and Lounge, "Friends and Fam" with DJ PHSH, featuring special guest Bey at Kung Fu Necktie, and "NTEL Art Exhibit Opening Night" displaying new works by street artist NTEL at Works On Paper, Inc.
POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 6:32 PM

More than 400 people attended this year’s annual “Get in the Game!” bowling event at North Bowl in Northern Liberties on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The event benefits Philadelphia Futures, a local charity that supports the college dreams of Philadelphia’s low-income, first-generation-to-college students.

Many Philadelphia Phillies players came out to participate in the bowling tournament, including Carlos Ruiz Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cody Asche, John Mayberry, JR, Dominic Brown, Ryan Howard, Jake Diekman, Ben Revere, BJ Rosenberg and Freddy Galvis. The event also held a silent auction, raffle and live auction.

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:06 PM

Jack & Jill of America hosted their “Spring Soiree” at the Stotesbury Mansion on Saturday, April 12, 2014 to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Center of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia honoring Christopher Nunes, who died of cancer at the hospital last October. Christopher attended Germantown Academy, where he won various science awards, and was the VP of the Black Student Alliance. The night consisted of a lively cocktail party, with a silent auction and dancing in the ballroom with DJ Touch Tone spinning, (simply amazing, because he is blind).

The evening was a smashing success, rocking until midnight. Chair for the evening was Marisa Diaz. Jack and Jill of America, Inc., founded in 1938 in Philadelphia, helps African-American children by stimulating their growth and development, allowing for a brighter future.

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 12:06 PM
This past weekend, photographer Tim Blackwell / Shots Fired made a stop at Making Time is Rad at Voyeur Nightclub, "Souled Out" with the Little Big Things Crew at The Trestle Inn, "Thursdays at Silk" at Silk City Bar and Lounge and "Philly Loves Frankie Knuckles Tribute" at The Dolphin Tavern. 
POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 4:41 PM

“Old Bags – Night Out,” hosted by Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School, was at Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia, PA on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The event included a silent auction of gently used, donated bags and a fashion show curated by Ken Downing, the Neiman Marcus fashion director. He pulled together looks from various designers to showcase the latest styles and trends that will be gaining the most attention at this seasons' galas, cocktail parties and outings. According to Downing, pleats, long skirts, turquoise jewelry and culottes are the most happening items. 

Proceeds from the event went to the Boys Latin of Philadelphia, which gives a college prep education to underprivileged boys in the Philadelphia area. Marianne N. Dean and Barbara Barnhart, co-chairs of the “Old Bags” evening, honored Janine Yass, who co-founded the school with CEO of the school David P. Hardy in 2007. In the next few years, Janine hopes to start Girls Latin of Philadelphia.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:21 PM

Bank & Bourbon opened in the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The new restaurant is like dining in a comfy, well-decorated farmhouse. The space is extremely inviting with its exposed wood, book shelves, open air kitchen, and fantastic bar. 350 invited guests dined on oysters, salmon, honey-brined pork chop, dry-aged cowboy steak, and an expansive table of delicious desserts.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:10 PM
City of Hope's delicious & delectable 10th annual "Let Them Eat Cake" competition was held at Double Tree Hotel in Center City on Monday, April 7, 2014. Over 500 people filled the Ormandy Ballroom to sample creations from dozens of professional pastry chefs and student bakers from the tri-state region. Guests and judges voted on the "Best Tasting" and "Most Creative" cake design. Vendors in adjoining rooms showed brides-to-be various stationary options, chair covers, and photographers.
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