Rocky didn’t run up the 72 steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the view of City Hall. Stair climbing is a great way to work in cardio and up your leg strength. And to withstand the onslaught he took from Apollo Creed, he must have been doing something right. Now imagine what you’d be capable of doing after climbing over 1,000 steps of Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society wants to help you find out with their inaugural BIG CLIMB PHILLY event, raising money for blood cancer research. Read more »
Tomorrow night before the tree-lighting ceremony at Christmas Village, locals will gather at the Comcast Center with glowing lanterns to embark on a Christmas carol-backed parade to LOVE Park. There’s a whole itinerary involved, with multiple locations and rules about what kind of lanterns to bring, so I thought I’d put together this nifty guide so you can show up well-prepared to celebrate this first-of-its-kind — and really cool sounding — Lantern Parade.
If you’re more of a treat-driven fitness fanatic than an “I just genuinely love working out” workout person, take note: Starting this Saturday, October 3rd, the Market & Shops at Comcast Center (1701 JFK Boulevard) is hosting an eight-week-long flash boot camp series where you pay $10 per class to get your sweat on, then get a $10 gift card to use at the Market & Shops in return. So basically, you get free food from Di Bruno Bros (or Sook Hee’s Produce or, if you’re feeling indulgent, Termini Bros) just for working out. Ah-mazing, right?
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If you’ve yet to try CrossFit, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you: Tomorrow evening, Northern Liberties’ CrossFit Love is hosting a free fitness fair at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, complete with all-levels classes plus juices, smoothies and Paleo treats. How’s that for the perfect post-work happy hour? Read more »
The flame in our jack-o-lanterns is still going strong, and we haven’t even begun to think about what we’re serving for Thanksgiving, but local businesses are already announcing plans for the holidays to give eager elves the chance to get the ball rolling on their [insert your winter holiday of choice] plans.
We all have those days—the ones when the only thing that can snap you out of your Criminal Minds marathon and get you into your sneakers for a workout is the promise of a delicious free meal afterward. And lucky for you, we’ve got just that: Starting this Saturday, The Market & Shops at Comcast Center is hosting a nine-week boot camp series where you pay $10 to attend each hour-long class, and then at the end of each class you get your money back in the form of a $10 voucher to spend at The Market & Shops that day. That’s a chunk of fancy-shmancy cheese from Di Bruno’s or a nice big bag of fruit from Sook Hee’s Produce—all for free, you guys!
Chops Restaurant, which has been operating as an open air cafe at the Comcast Center, has now opened its indoor space as well. The restaurant that succeeded Table 31 opened yesterday and will only be serving its Restaurant Week menu over its first two weeks. That means there will be a $20 three-course lunch option and a $35 dinner prix fixe as well.
The look is modern but more casual than Table 31 ever was. Once Restaurant Week ends, there will be a grander opening.
Chops Restaurant [Foobooz]
Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Comcast can’t wait for its giant new tower to rise and give a big old middle finger to everybody in West Philadelphia — the company needs office space now.
Or at least by October.
Philadelphia magazine’s Best of Philly Taste Tests are set for tomorrow, June 12th on the lower level of the Comcast Center. Head there at 12 p.m. and help crown the Best Juice, Best Whoopie Pie and Best Tomato Pie winners.
Get there right at noon as the free samples are sure to go fast.