Now Open: Arterial Agents
Located on the corner of historic Jewelers' Row, Arterial Agents coffee & shop brings together a full coffee bar, a careful selection of independent magazines, and specialty groceries from Green Aisle Grocery. Stop in for a super smooth cold-brew coffee or refreshingly tart iced hibiscus ginger tea! Hours are Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8am-8pm.
Arterial Agents coffee & shop, 700 Sansom Street, ArterialAgents.com
Broad to Schuylkill Scavenger Hunt
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Wagner Free Institute of Science on July 9 for Broad to Schuylkill, a competitive cultural scavenger hunt. Round up your most clever friends (21+) and create a team of up to five people to conquer lists of challenges at 14 arts and cultural institutions located between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River. Get points for Instagramming your completed challenges. Find out the winners and collect prizes at an after-party in celebration of all things Philly culture. Registration ($20/person) begins at the Academy of Natural Sciences at 11:30am and the scavenger hunt runs 1-5pm. Prizes include goodies and discounts to cultural institutions. Click here to register.
Broad to Schuylkill Scavenger Hunt, Various Locations, ANSP.org
The Oval Opens in July!
Open July 15-August 21, The Oval presented by PNC will feature a mix of free movies, live music, kid-friendly activities, interactive games, a rotating lineup of food trucks, a beautiful beer garden, and an original mural across 25,000 square feet of concrete, all located on the southeastern edge of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Eight acres of London Plane trees, grass lawns, and public art encompass Eakins Oval, a public space which is transformed into a summer oasis. For hours and a full schedule of events, visit TheOvalPHL.org.
The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.422.4169, TheOvalPHL.org
"Let them eat Tastykake!"
Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the French Revolution in a spectacle of song, dance, and beheading for the penitentiary's annual Bastille Day festival on July 16. Attendees can expect confetti cannons, stilt walkers, a cardboard horse, and a catwalk so long it divides Fairmount Avenue. The performance will begin at 5:30pm in front of Eastern State Penitentiary, and will culminate in a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit EasternState.org/bastille.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org
transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel,
shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes,
fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.