This Summer, Bask in a Book!
Whether you're at the beach, abroad, on a road trip, or having a staycation, you can bring the Free Library with you—so this summer, show them what you're reading! Snap a photo and share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #FreeLibraryAnywhere. Be sure to tag the @FreeLibrary! And while you're reading, why not participate in the Summer of Wonder summer reading program? It's for all ages, at your neighborhood library and online!
Free Library of Philadelphia, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org
“Let them eat Tastykake!”
Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies to present the French Revolution as a spectacle of song, dance, and raining Tastykakes for the penitentiary's annual Bastille Day festival on July 15. This "completely historically accurate" reenactment will include appearances by Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, Sojourner Truth, and a six-foot French Baguette. The performance will begin at 5:30pm, culminating in a reenactment of the storming of the Bastille. This event is free and open to the public, though VIP tickets (Which include reserved seating, beer and refreshments, heckling from the lower classes, and revolution goodie bags) are available. For more information, visit EasternState.org/bastille.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org
Pairings on the Parkway, Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB series at Sister Cities Park presents singer-songwriter style live music each week through August, 5:30-7:30pm.
Logan Square Café inside the park will offer a special summer grilling menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will offer extended hours. Chaddsford Winery will be on-site every week of the series, so for your convenience, you don’t have to BYOB- you can buy a bottle or glass at the park.
July 6- Joy Ike
July 13 - Minerva
July 20 - Elliven
July 27 - Kwesi
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org
Philadelphia's great 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.