All summer, organizations across the city are setting up their projectors to host free screenings of American classics, mega blockbusters and even a few Philly premieres. Spray on the bug repellant and lay out under the stars. If you’re looking for a cheep date or an evening activity the whole family can enjoy, here are some options to choose from.
UPDATE: Franklin Square will begin operation this Friday, but, due to the impending snowstorm, organizers have moved its spring kickoff festivities to Thursday, March 26th at noon.
ORIGINAL: Franklin Square has announced it will open for the season on the glorious first day of spring, this Friday, March 20th, at noon.
Whether you want to party all night, spend a quiet evening enjoying the arts, or have some kiddies in tow, there’s something to do in Philly on New Year’s Eve. Why stay in to watch the ball drop when you can celebrate with the rest of the town?
The Delaware River Port Authority has approved a half-million dollars in its budget next year to study re-opening the Franklin Square PATCO stop. If opened, the current “ghost station” would be the first stop in Philadelphia on the PATCO High Speed Line. The current first stop is at 8th and Market.
Re-opening that station has long been a goal of Johnny Doc, who Philadelphia’s magazine Robert Huber recently profiled. He represents Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on the Port Authority board.
It is believed to cost about $12 million to refurbish and re-open the PATCO stop.
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Professional actor Billy Edwards has spent the past 15 years entertaining Philadelphia as some of the city’s most beloved figures. He has worked as a costumed History Maker and Storyteller at Historic Philadelphia Inc., a Duck Boat guide at Ride the Ducks, a Santa at Macy’s Dickens’ Village, a Phanstormer for the Philadelphia Phillies, at Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary and much more.
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Ticket has the details on tonight’s pre-Labor Day weekend pop-up beer garden and food truck festival at Franklin Square. In addition to the food trucks and beer there will also be games like volleyball, horseshoes and badminton.
Fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes to 8 p.m.