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April 2018

Microbreweries in South Philadelphia

By | Lincoln Square

Spend an afternoon or night out at one of the many micro-breweries at your disposal in South Philadelphia.

Walk out your front door at Lincoln Square and take a short walk to Fountain Porter. This wonderful South Philadelphia micro-brewery is fully decked out in old-school bar style décor. And if you are hungry there are plenty of bar food options for you to choose from like burgers, fries and wings. If you are looking for a homier bar to frequent, the Devil’s Den is another nearby bar that you can warm up in. Sit by the fire and order some delicious homemade bar bites. You will never get tired of the choices of beer since they have different drafts every week that you can try. Check out their events that are always successful and fun too!

If you happen to be vegan and do not mind a little bit of a walk for a delicious beer and a good time, you should visit Second District Brewing Company on the other side of South Broad Street. Some of the food you can enjoy include…If you are not a fan of beer, you can order other types of alcoholic drinks too like wine or cocktails.

Try the Newbold Brew for an awesome selection of international craft beers. If you’re looking for something to do, you should look up the website for Newbold Brew and check when they are having a tasting or a “meet the brewer” event.

Head east towards the Delaware River to 2nd Street Brew House for a great time with friends and meet some other locals at this casual bar. Play bar games with your newfound friends and enjoy Happy Hour food and drinks of more than a dozen rotating taps.

With all of these micro-breweries to choose from, you will not have any trouble finding your favorite haunt near Lincoln Square.

Philadelphia Voices at the Kimmel Center

By | Lincoln Square

Even though the Lincoln Square Apartments are not done being constructed yet, it is never too early to find out what events are nearby that you may want to attend.

From April 5th to April 7th, you can attend the Philadelphia Voices performance at the Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall. Tod Machover, an MIT professor and inventor of new technology for music, leads the performers in this concert.

The concert will include Philadelphia Voices, Chichester Psalms, and Pictures from an Exhibition. Machover decided to create this program after the visit by the Pope in 2015 and he heard the hundreds of thousands of voices singing in unison. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will be conducting the musicians. The Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Keystone State Boychoir, the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, and the Sister Cities Girlchoir will all be lending their voices for the audience to enjoy. Joe Miller is the overall director of the program while Steven M. Fisher and Alysia Lee both take on the role of Artistic Director.

Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein will also be sung as a part of the program. It is one of the most religious works by Bernstein but will be added to this program for the overall plea for peace that it encompasses. The psalms are sung in original Hebrew which lends itself to the performance and have a beautiful sound.

The finale of the entire event is Pictures from an Exhibition which was orchestrated by Maurice Ravel Eulenburg and created by the composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. Pictures from an Exhibition was an ode to Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky’s dear friend who died suddenly at the age of 39 from an aneurysm. This beautiful score, dedicated to a beloved friend, is a wonderful way to end the night and showcase the Philadelphia Sound.

Take some time to attend this event and others that will be in the area of your new home at Lincoln Square.

Phillies Opening Day Block Party

By | Lincoln Square

Baseball Season’s Greetings! Join the Phillies at the Opening Day Block Party at Citizen’s Bank Park.

There will be a festival from 12 to 3 in the afternoon with tons of things to do to celebrate the 2018 baseball season. Before the game, take a ride on the ferris wheel while listening to Go Go Gadget. The kids can also have fun before the game by going into the funhouse and trying their hand at the Coca-Cola Speed Pitch.  Make sure to stay for the game at 3:05 when the Phillies will be facing against division rival the Miami Marlins.

Your day will begin with Mickey Morandini pumping up the crowd. After the crowd is completely stimulated the Phillies will walk through for the Lead-Off Walk and high five anyone who wants one. The National Anthem will be sung at the Harry Kalas statue by Harry Kalas’s son, Kane. This is a fitting tribute to the late broadcaster who led as the play by play announcer for the Phillies from 1971 until he died in 2009. A new attraction called “The Yard” will also be opened during the festival where children can play “major league baseball” but miniaturized. Doug Pederson and the Super Bowl trophy will also grace the park with their presence. Pederson will prove his sports acuity by throwing the first pitch of the season to Rhys Hoskins.

If you are more of a baseball and sports fan rather than a theater person you are lucky to have found your home at the beautiful Lincoln Square Apartments. With so much to do at the apartment complex sometimes you just need to get out to enjoy the day. Going down to Citizen’s Bank Park is the perfect way to do that, especially since it is so easy to get there from Lincoln Square. Start your baseball season off right by joining in the Opening Day Block Party, you will not be disappointed!

Grace & Grandeur at Merriam Theater

By | Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Apartments is going to be its own community with shopping, grocery stores and, of course, living spaces.

The only thing missing is a stage theater. Luckily, the Kimmel Center is less than a mile north of the apartments and there is always an event happening. From April 5th to April 8th a spectacular performance will be staged at the Merriam Theater on the Kimmel Center campus. Grace & Grandeur is a three-part production that will include Paquita, For Four, and Theme and Variations.

The show starts with Paquita, a ballet that focuses on the dedication and talent of the amazing ballerinas who perform. Paquita is the story of a young gypsy girl who lived in Spain during the occupation of Napoleon’s army. As a baby, she was kidnapped by gypsies and did not know anything about her heritage. Later in life, she saves young French officer Lucien d’Hervilly from assassination by Iñigo, a gypsy chief. She falls in love with Lucien and soon discovers from a medallion she had since she was an infant, that he is her cousin. Being from royal lineage Paquita can marry her cousin, Lucien.

The night is not over with Paquita and the performance is soon followed by For Four. Female ballerinas usually garner a lot of attention during a ballet while the men are overlooked. However, For Four is a ballet focused specifically on the importance and roles of men in ballet. The show concentrates on four different schools of dance – Cuban, Russian, Danish and American in the Balanchine style. Essentially, the importance of men in ballet is highlighted in this show.

Theme and Variations by George Balanchine will end the event. Ballerinas will dance to music by Peter Tchaikovsky that celebrates ballet in Imperial Russia in order to round out the night.

You will fully enjoy this mixed collection of ballets and will want to keep your eyes open for more like it in the future once the Lincoln Square Apartments have opened.