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September 2018

FEASTival

By | Lincoln Square

Are you ready for this year’s FEASTival?

Audi FEASTIVAL is Philadelphia’s premier annual fundraiser benefiting FringeArts, which brings the hottest movers and shakers in the city’s business, culinary, and arts scenes into one exclusive, unforgettable party on the Delaware Waterfront. Feastival is scheduled for September 27th, rain or shine. This usually means a sprawling indoor-outdoor party with all of the city’s best chefs representing their brands and restaurants. This year, however, they’re shaking things up a bit.

This year, the 9th year of FEASTival, it’s founders wanted to push the creative envelope even further by challenging chefs to collaborate outside of their category and cuisine of expertise, to cook with their peers, to dream up something truly collaborative, and to use this as an opportunity to give guests an experience they won’t find anywhere else in Philly.

So what does this mean? Well, this year, instead of each chef representing their respective restaurants, the chefs — all 60 of them — will represent the eclectic neighborhoods of Philadelphia and the cuisines largely associated with them. So chefs who are assigned West Philly will get to cook Caribbean, African and Indian inspired foods. Chefs assigned South Philly will go with Italian, or Cambodian, or Vietnamese, or Mexican. Each chef will be paired off with a teammate and, together, they’ll work on creating a dish that best represents them, their style of cooking, and the neighborhood they’ve been assigned to.

The epic blowout party that wraps up the Philly Fringe Festival blends art, entertainment, and food with live performances and cuisine from the best chefs in the city. Described as a “completely delicious and amazing” evening and named “one of the best events in the last decade,” Audi FEASTIVAL celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes – two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward. Audi FEASTIVAL has been hailed as “the cultural event of the year,” “best party in Philadelphia” and “a party from a different world”.

Labor Day Weekend

By | Lincoln Square

Summer gets a suitable send-off this Labor Day weekend with loads of incredible events at both indoor and outdoor attractions citywide in Philadelphia.

Residents and visitors alike descend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the impressive Made in America music festival on Saturday and Sunday.  One of Philadelphia’s biggest music festivals hits the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for another year of live music from some of the biggest names in hip-hop, EDM, rock and pop. The festival weekend is jam packed with performances by Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Alessia Cara and more.

Labor Day weekend also brings the last few days of the season for the fun-filled Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Head to the Delaware River waterfront destination by Monday — its last day open of the season — for boardwalk eats, craft beer and cocktails, roller skating, mini-golf, arcade games and the 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel.

Explore Philadelphia’s multifaceted maritime history at the Independence Seaport Museum, located along the scenic Delaware River waterfront and open all weekend long. Stop by Deck — the museum’s pop-up beer garden — for top-notch views of the Delaware River, drinks, live music and fun for the whole family on Friday and Saturday. Nearby, Admiral’s Tavern — a pop-up beer garden on the historic Cruiser Olympia — is another superior place for craft beer, cocktails, wine, games and music on Friday and Saturday as well.

Both spots provide great views of the Labor Day Fireworks show on Saturday. They will be popping off after an entertaining end-of-summer concert featuring the U.S. Army Band Downrange at Penn’s Landing. This festive fireworks show, hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation illuminates the sky above the Delaware River to commemorate Labor Day and is a not to be missed, long standing Philly tradition.

Also, every Labor Day weekend, the Canstatter German society in Torresdale hosts a three-day Oktoberfest party with crafts and lots of German food and beers in a jovial setting. And, if that’s not enough to keep you busy, a cultural festival and sustainable living celebration takes over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on Sunday. 

There’s plenty to do in Philly over Labor Day weekend, so chill out at your Lincoln Square apartment, invite over some friends & family and enjoy the outdoor amenities before and after checking out the festivities throughout the city.

Blue Corn Lifestyle Fest

By | Lincoln Square

The PECO Energy Multicultural Series has yet another event coming up on the weekend of September 2nd.

Celebrating sustainable living, the Blue Corn Lifestyle: Green and Organic Fest centers around traditional Mexican indigenous customs as well as modern Mexican farmer practices encompassing corn.

Gather your friends at Lincoln Square and go down to Penn’s Landing to savor authentic Mexican foods and take part in their culture.  Everyone is welcome to learn about the importance of sustainable farming and will have the opportunity to see how ancient traditions blend with more contemporary techniques.  

Agricultors, green market owners, restaurant owners, artists, musicians as well as tribal groups come together to share their talents and expertise with the community. The Blue Corn Lifestyle Fest is a completely free event sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center, Tortilleria San Roman, Circle of Hope, Secretaría De Relaciones Exteriores, Green Mountain Energy, Hello Fresh, Grid Magazine and more. Traditional dancing, music, and food will be available for attendees to enjoy.

Other upcoming PECO Multicultural Series events that you should check out are Brazilian Day on the ninth of September and Mexican Independence Day on the sixteenth of September. Brazilian Independence Day is another event that celebrates all the different aspects of Brazilian culture. Grab a partner and learn to dance the Samba or Forro while listening to Pagode and Samba-Reggae. Performers, artisans, and chefs will be entertaining and offering goods and delicious foods for you to enjoy.

Much like Brazilian Day, Mexican Independence Day the next week will also be a celebration but of the Mexican culture. Mexican rock bands will be headlining. You will be able to purchase traditional arts and crafts, eat food, drink, dance and just have an all around good time. Bring the kids as well! There will be tons of activities to keep them busy at one of the most popular events at Penn’s Landing.