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POSTED: Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:41 AM
This week, Tim Blackwell went to Thursdays at Silk City, and The Bounce at The Barbary.
POSTED: Monday, June 30, 2014, 2:01 PM
This week, Tim Blackwell made a stop at MIGHTY #toca at Silk City Bar and Lounge, Philly Loves MJ at Johnny Brenda's and opening weekend of the Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn's Landing.
POSTED: Monday, June 30, 2014, 1:32 PM

The national Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk for suicide prevention kicked off Saturday night with nearly 3,000 walkers from around the US and as far away as South Africa. The evening started off with an opening ceremony where Brian Yeh spoke about his mother, who took her life in 2009.

Then, former Bachelorette contestant Craig Robinson told the story of fellow former contestant Gia Allemande, who he memorialized through the walk. Robinson also introduced Allemande's mother Donna, brother Dylan, and fiance Ryan Anderson (NBA) to the attendees. 

There was an emotional "Bead Ceremony" where loved ones paid tribute to those they lost with colorful beads which represented whether their loss was a spouse, parent, friend, or if they themselves were struggling with suicide. The walk then kicked off and wound its way through 17 miles of scenic Philadelphia returning to the Art Museum, where walkers were greeted by a path of luminary lights—each created by a walker in honor of their loved one.

POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014, 1:54 PM

I just found my new hangout this summer.

The new Spruce Street Harbor Park, which was created by the Delaware River Waterfront Corp., which officially opens to the public today.

The new pop-up waterfront park features hammocks, floating barges with gardens, a bar, a restaurant and lots of seating alongside the Delaware River. There's a mist walk, fountains, and a boardwalk where you can play bocce and shuffle board for a nominal fee. There are also plenty of game boards to be played, life-sized chess, Jenga pieces and a bean bag toss. I love the shipping containers which contain the game rooms where there are skeeball machines, a Ms Pac Man, air hockey and other shore favorites. 

POSTED: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:59 AM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "SIPS / Marathon Patio Happy Hour" with DJ Royale featuring Sonny James at Marathon Grill on Wednesday, "Friends and Fam" with Matthew Law featuring DJ Sega at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday and "Sundae Block Party #195" with Everyday, DEL, Lee Jones & Francisco Collazo at Wall St. International on Sunday.
POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014, 2:11 PM

Thursday evening, the very well dressed and philanthropic residents and supporters of Rittenhouse Square celebrated their annual ball. This year was the especially exciting as the organization reach its goal of 1 million dollars to restore, rejuvenate and maintain the popular park. Chairs of the gala were Janice Birenbaum and Nina Stanley. A delicious dinner by Starr Catering was served in a room beautifully decorated by Evantine Design. Across the street from the main party, the Young Friends of Rittenhouse gathered in the ballroom of the Rittenhouse Hotel for a cocktail party. The lower-priced ticket went to raise funds to restore the park's rose garden. Later in the nimageight, folks headed across the street to the square for dessert and dancing to the tunes of the Eddie Bruce Orchestra. After parties were held at Rouge and D'Angelos, located nearby.

POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014, 1:55 PM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Duke and Winston, Silk City Bar and Lounge and The Piazza at Schmidts. 
POSTED: Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:43 PM

The AL DÍA News Media: World Cup Party! Brasil 2014 was an afternoon of soccer viewing on Friday, June 13, 2014 at The Hub Commerce Square.

The party kicked off with Netherlands beating Spain 5 - 1 and ended with Chile winning 3 - 1 on the big screens located throughout the new business center and event space. The guests enjoyed a nice food spread from Starr Catering and an open bar featuring Caipirinha's from Leblon Cachaça (a Brazilian favorite), Yards beer, Moletto Prosecco, Dad's Hat Rye, and other spirits to keep the party lively.

All of the proceeds benefited the AL DÍA Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting scholarships for students of journalism and promoting excellence in multimedia and multicultural journalism.

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