South Street Spring Festival attracted a record number of people to its 3rd annual event as 55,000 plus festival goers enjoyed a day with Philadelphia’s best sounds, tastes, sips, shopping and sights on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
The eight-block party closed down South Street from Front to 8th Streets, and also took over Headhouse Plaza (between South and Lombard) which included a stage with a giant lawn complete with grass, chairs, games and beach balls.
More than 30 eateries, bars and food trucks served signature and special dishes and drinks and 40 bands will rocked three stages and seven performance areas. There were over 100 vendors selling goodies from tie-dye shirts, to fragrant soaps to art work.
Thursday night, April 30, the annual Spring Awakening party was held at Stratus Rooftop Lounge to kick off warmer months at Philly's highest party place.
The weather was fantastic, with a bit of chill in the air, but NBC Philadelphia's Sheena Parveen promises us warmer days a head.
Guests enjoyed music by a DJ alongside a band that included several drum solos to get the crowd on the dance floor.
On April 24, 2015, the annual Philly Tech Week Signature Event, a cocktail reception, took place in the lobby of the Comcast Center, located at 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd. Hundreds of people filled the space to check out local tech participants including Art by Algorithm, Biomeme (DNA Testing), EvoLabs, Hive76, Photobot 3000, Cipher Prime, Video games! and ExCITe, with its full digital simulation of a giant Hubo robot.
This year’s menu featured street food from Di Bruno Bros. serving hot nuts, freshly popped popcorn, mini pretzels with artisan dipping sauce, gourmet hot dogs, mini meatball brioche sandwiches, vegan, gluten free pasta, and an ice cream bar. There was also a selection of wine, soda and beer courtesy of Evil Genius Beer Company.
The cocktail party concludes the 5th annual Philly Tech Week 2015, which was presented by Comcast and included over 150 events celebrating innovation and technology.
Tim BlackwellThis past week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at MIGHTY" party at Silk City Bar and Lounge and Sarah Louise Davey's new solo exhibition "The Garden of No Distant Place" at Paradigm Gallery on Friday and the "United Party" at The Dolphin Tavern on Saturday.
D'Artagnan, the largest U.S. distributor of foie gras, game meat, organic poultry, pâtés, and sausages, is marking its 30th anniversary with celebratory dinners in its key cities.
The $200-a-head Philadelphia dinner - April 20 at Le Cheri, the tony French restaurant in the Art Alliance on Rittenhouse Square - was a benefit for Philabundance, the food charity.
Le Cheri chef Pierre Calmels was joined in the kitchen by chefs Konstantinos Pitsillides of Kanella, Lee Styer of Fond, and Greg Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink.