So, if somehow none of that has yet made it onto your festivity plan, here are two more ideas to eat deliciousness in celebration of independence, summer, and good food.
Last year’s concert, you might remember, was a star-studded devoid-of-patriotism debacle of expletives and other onstage antics not exactly befitting what should be a family event, which is what the concert was in the past with the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Hall & Oates and John Legend. The 2014 show was lewd and crude, thanks in part to bona fide international celebrity Nicki Minaj, who—just to give one example—stood in front of the Art Museum and rapped the phrase, “If I had a dick, I would pull it out and piss on ’em.” Read more »
On Tuesday at the African American Museum, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the performers for Philadelphia’s 4th of July concert on the Parkway will be The Roots, Miguel and Jennifer Nettles. Read more »
On Friday night, aka the 4th of July, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran and the Roots took to the stage in front of the Art Museum for a pre-fireworks concert. It was a fun show, but what the [expletive deleted] was with all the cursing?
A lot of people are wondering whether the region’s 4th of July festivities will get rained out by Hurricane Arthur, or whatever it will be called by the time it gets up here. And on Thursday afternoon, two Jersey Shore towns announced that their fireworks would be postponed. Read more »
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Friday for the annual “Celebration of Freedom,” part of the Welcome America celebration.
This year’s ceremony, which takes place in front of Independence Hall, will additionally commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. He’ll appear with Mayor Michael Nutter and other local luminaries.
Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival: Starting this July 4th and going through the 6th, the 15th annual Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival will be held at Penn’s Landing. On Friday, July 4th, come out to the first day of this mouth-watering festival and cool off with, well, as much ice cream as you want. Ice cream will be provided by Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Philadelphia Water Ice Company, and many more. A $7 donation is required to enter the festival pavilion and all proceeds go to the Joshua Kahan Fund to fight pediatric leukemia. The festival runs all weekend giving you the chance to enjoy ice cream every day if you wanted to, while supporting a great cause. Friday, July 4th, 12p.m.-6p.m., Saturday, July 5th, 12p.m.-5p.m. and 6p.m.-9p.m., and Sunday, July 6th, 12p.m.-6p.m., Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Read more »
Don your red, white and blue and head over to Shake Shack to celebrate America’s independence and the highly-anticipated return of July 4th Weekend at Shake Shack Philly.
Beginning today, July 3rd through July 6th Shake Shack in Center City, University City, and King of Prussia will be serving up fan favorites like the Shack Corn Dog, a Vienna all-beef hot dog dipped in Shack-made corn batter and served with Rick’s Picks sweet corn relish ($4.50). Don’t forget to finish off your meal with the oh so patriotic and oh so delicious Blueberry Pie Oh My Concrete. This blue and white dessert is a vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of Shack-made blueberry pie (Single: $4.25/Double: $6.50).
Happy Birthday America and a happy 10 years to Shake Shack!
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On Tuesday Tropical Storm Arthur became the first named storm to form in the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, and it’s headed up the East Coast.
Fortunately, Arthur is expected to stay out to sea. But, especially if it’s closer to the western edge of that possible track in the model, it could bring a lot of rain. Here’s the main issue with our region: Arthur is expected to become a hurricane at 8 a.m. on Friday off the coast of North Carolina. Your three-day holiday weekend might get rained on a bit.