Tim Blackwell, philly.com
Young entrepreneurs and investors gathered at the Trocadero Tuesday night for food, dance and drinking as part of the inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit.
The summit is intended to bring the together the energy of young and intelligent leaders in different fields to make connections in a way that impacts the way business is conducted in the nation. Forbes chose to hold the event in Philadelphia because it is the fastest growing city for millennials with an entrepreneurial mindset.
After a day that started with jogging followed by lectures, presentations, panel discussions, networking, Under 30 Summit attendees lined up along Arch Street to enter a party at The Trocadero.
Serge Levin, philly.com
The Made on American Street: A BBQ Rib Competition, hosted by the Philadelphia Homebrew Club, invited local BBQ experts and private brewers to share their craft with the public and participate in a healthy competition on Sunday, October 19, 2014.
While the event was well organized, involving both professional judges as well as a vote by the public, the main draw was the block party atmosphere, which lacked any pretense and felt like a labor of love. It spoke for itself, as the event had a strong community showing appreciative of exceptional food and brews.
Abi ReimoldThe Harry Potter Conference is an annual non-profit event held to appreciate and explore the impact of JK Rowling's Harry Potter book series. This year Chestnut Hill hosted a magical string of celebratory events on Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, including a Quidditch match and a block party on Germantown Ave.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis week, Tim Blackwell stopped by "Sideshow 5: Live Street Art Jam" at Tattooed Mom, "Workout!" at Silk City Bar and Lounge and "Friends & Fam," at Kung Fu Necktie.
Serge Levin, philly.com
The 2014 inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit took place in Philadelphia, and kicked off Sunday, October 19th, with a live music celebration that featured performances by Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP, and OCD: Moosh and Twist.
There were many notable speakers, including the city’s own Mayor Nutter, who endorsed Philadelphia’s conducive environment for young professionals and entrepreneurs.The event was held at a venue that rings true with the targeted demographics of the summit – the Piazza at Schmidt’s – where many of Philadelphia’s own young professionals reside.
Serge Levin, philly.com
The annual Columbus Day Parade held on South Broad Street, Philadelphia on October 12, 2014.
While Philadelphia has not changed the name of the Columbus Day Parade, possibly due to the nature of the debatable historic holiday, it still remains a liveyl tradition in this city. It's the South Philadelphia community's opportunity to bring local organizations together, ranging from school bands and JROTC programs, to well-established groups that frequent all major Philadelphia parades. Both participants and observers were welcome to partake in the atmosphere of South Broad Street being closed and turned into a public space, with the procession ending at the Marconi plaza, where many enjoyed offerings from the local Italian eateries.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
The 24th Annual Outfest Block Party was held on Sunday, Oct. 12. The cool, crisp weather welcomed thousands of people, some even bravely sporting summer-like attire. Over the years the block party has grown from a humble one block gathering on Pine Street near Giovanni's Room to 9 full blocks in the Gayborhood surrounding 13th and Locust.
Each intersection of Outfest had a stage or live entertainment. The main stage was located at 13th and Locust Streets where there was a belly dancing contest, the gayest dog contest (with actual dogs), the very popular drag wars and an appearance by Frannie Price, the original founder of the celebration, as well as the executive director of the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade.
At 13th and Spruce folks could enjoy family fun games and ride a mechanical bull. 12th and Spruce was where the EDM music was pumping and a few club kids took to the streets to shake their groove. At 12th and Locust there was a karaoke stage and in between the two intersections, ICandy had a strippers stage. Around the corner UBar, and other drinking establishments on Camac Street, were overflowing with men in their chaps, jeans and muscle shirts. Down the street at Woody's the windows were were wide open, and the younger crowd socialized on the patio smoking and cruising the crowd to see who might catch their eye. Outside guests were seated at tables in the street enjoying a bite to eat and a few beers.