Great American Solar Eclipse
On August 21, Philadelphia will be able to view the most spectacular astronomical event to be seen from earth: a solar eclipse. The Franklin Institute’s team of expert science educators will help YOU experience this science spectacle and learn about why this event is so remarkable. Solar eclipse-related programming will take place starting at Noon in the Fels Planetarium, Franklin Hall and even along Winter Street, where museum guests will have the opportunity to build a safe solar viewer, learn about astronomy, and prepare for the big moment at 2pm. Free with General Admission ticket purchase.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu
Coming Soon: The Bar Method
The Bar Method is opening its first studio location in Pennsylvania in the fall. A one-hour class provides an inspirational full body workout that not only tones your whole body but forces you to connect your body with your mind, empowering you both inside the studio and out. The Bar Method uses isometric exercises to strengthen and tone all major muscle groups followed by stretching to elongate and lengthen the body. Sign up for a free class and learn more about the discounted Founder’s Membership.
The Bar Method Rittenhouse, 255 South 17th St, 2nd Floor, rittenhouse.BarMethod.com
Urban Oasis Turned Wine Garden
Unwind with friends and begin the weekend early every Friday with the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford Winery wine and hard cider by the glass ($5 to $9), or by the bottle ($10.49 to $21.99. Buy three bottles and save 10%!) in one of Center City's most picturesque parks. Proceeds help support the Center City District Foundation, which owns and maintains the park for public enjoyment.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, 215.440.5500, JohnFCollinsPark.org
Philly Sports Leagues Fall Registration Now Open!
Sign up now with friends or as a free agent and you'll be put on a team. Registration includes team shirts, prizes and post-game bar specials! Fall leagues include: basketball, bowling, cornhole, dodgeball, field hockey, floor hockey, football, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and glow yoga.
Philly Sports Legues, Various Locations, PhillyLeagues.com
Pairings on the Parkway, Thursdays, 5-8pm
This BYOB series at Sister Cities Park presents singer-songwriter style live music each week, 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.
August 17 - Tim Williams
August 24 - Matt Santry
August 31 - John Grecia & Drew Nielands
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.