21 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, June 24

The Crossing premieres Seven Responses in Philadelphia this weekend.

The Crossing premieres Seven Responses in Philadelphia this weekend.

Seven Responses @ Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Philly-based chamber choir The Crossing commissioned seven top composers, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, to respond to Dietrich Buxtehude’s 1680 choral work The Limbs of Our Jesus. The results will be performed along with Buxtehude’s original over two nights. This is the world premiere; next up is Lincoln Center. Read more »

You Can Officially Sign Up for Floating Fitness Classes on the Delaware River

SUP Yoga at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook

SUP Yoga at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook

The ladies of Aqua Vida just released their schedule for the upcoming stand-up paddleboard fitness season at Spruce Street Harbor Park (sidenote: WHO would’ve thought the words “stand-up paddleboard fitness season” would ever be typed in relation to Philly?), and man, oh, man do you have a lot of options to choose from. Read more »

Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens Earlier This Year

Spruce Street Harbor Park

The multicolored lights that enchanted visitors to Spruce Street Harbor Park last summer return in even greater numbers this summer. Photo | Matt Stanley

Mark your calendars for May 6 this year. That’s when Spruce Street Harbor Park, the pop-up park that’s turned Penn’s Landing into the place to be in summer, opens for an extended season.

The three-week head start comes courtesy of Univest Corporation and its local subsidiary Valley Green Bank, who are serving as the park’s presenting sponsors for the first time. Read more »

This Season’s Food and Drink Lineup at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park Returns | Photo via DRWC

Spruce Street Harbor Park Returns | Photo via DRWC

Spruce Street Harbor Park is opening earlier than ever this year, Friday, May 6th. The Delaware Riverfront destination is also expanding its summer restaurant collaborations, adding Chickie’s and Pete’s fries and a Little Fat Ham to a lineup that already includes Franklin Fountain, Federal Donuts, Frozen Delights and Garces Group.

Kevin Sbraga, who just announced a second Fat Ham at the King of Prussia Mall is bringing The Little Fat Ham to the riverfront park. The shipping container-sized Fat Ham won’t be offering hot chicken but will be have hot fish sandwiches, plus pulled pork, beef brisket, spicy pork rinds, corn on the cob, homemade Southern sweet tea and old-fashioned lemonade.

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SUP Yoga Coming Back to Spruce Street Harbor Park This Summer (Along with More SUP Fitness!)

SUP Yoga at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook

SUP Yoga at Spruce Street Harbor Park | Photo via Facebook

We are here to start your day with some great news (You can thank us later): The ladies of Aqua Vida — yep, the same ladies behind this winter’s indoor stand-up paddle board fitness classes at Drexel and the SUP yoga classes at the Spruce Street Harbor Park the past two years — just let us know they will be making their way back to Spruce Street Harbor Park come warmer weather. And here’s the really good news: They are going to be offering way than just SUP yoga this time around. Read more »

A Day in the Life of Spruce Street Harbor Park Mastermind David Fierabend

Chances are, you’ve spent some quality summer hours at Spruce Street Harbor Park (and if you haven’t, well, go). It’s tough not to be impressed by the atmosphere there — the food trucks and hammocks, sure, but also the plantings, perfectly weathered decor and general aesthetic of the place. That’s all thanks to green thumb David Fierabend, the owner of Groundswell Design Group and star landscape architect. So who better to dish on inspiration? We got Fierabend to share his favorite haunts in the city, how he gets inspired, and just how many plants are in the park (15,000)!

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These are a few of Fierabend’s favorite things. | Photography by Courtney Apple.

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Eat Tacos With Melissa Joan Hart Tomorrow at Spruce Street Harbor Park

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Question: What happens when you’re a washed-up child star and you need to make a few extra bucks? You agree to push tacos at Penn’s Landing, that’s what.

Actress and personality Melissa Joan Hart will be in Philly tomorrow, August 13th, to promote Old El Paso wares at Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Sabrina: The Teenage Witch star will be on hand from 12:30 to 3 pm, “sharing tips for a successful family taco night.”

No word if Salem, the sarcastic animatronic black cat, will be on hand.

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Spruce Street Harbor Park Celebrates National Hammock Day

Heads up, hammock hogs: Tomorrow, anyone who visits the Hayneedle Hammock Lounge at Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP) will be (almost) guaranteed at least a half-hour of pure hammock bliss. To celebrate National Hammock Day—on Wednesday, July 22nd from 4-8 p.m.—a team of friendly hammock police will rotate visitors through the lounge to ensure that you don’t spend too much time awkwardly searching for an open spot to recline.

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Spotted: Spruce Street Harbor Park Has a Nesting Goose

goose-chifa-940Did you know Canada geese were big fans of Iron Chef Jose Garces’s pork belly bao buns? At least that appears the case as a goose has built a nest just above the Chifa stand at Spruce Street Harbor Park.

The Spruce Goose has been nesting on the container since it was installed, around May 15th. The Delaware River Waterfront Corp’s Emma Fried-Cassoria says no one has gotten a good look inside the nest to see if there are any eggs or goslings in the nest. But as soon as we find out, we’ll let you know.

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WATCH: Video Captures First Weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park

In the fifth episode of his “Uncover Philly” series, videographer Cory J. Popp brings us the first weekend of Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP)—a perfect minute-and-thirty-second video to get lost in if you haven’t had the chance to check out the glowing oasis on the Delaware Waterfront.

The flick captures everything we’ve heard about SSHP so far: the outdoor roller rink, the food trucks, the hammocks. But it really gets into its groove around the 16-second mark, when the city goes dark and those hanging, light saber-like tree lights illuminate the communal spaces underneath. It’s like something out of a fairyland. Delaware River Waterfront Corporation definitely turned up the notch on SSHP this year. Check out the video above, then head out to experience it for yourself if you haven’t already.

 

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