Get Around Center City in a PHLASH
The Philadelphia PHLASH buses are now running 10am-6pm daily, through September 5! Hop on and off with service every 15 minutes at 22 locations throughout Philadelphia. Pay only $5 for an all-day pass or only $2 per ride to begin exploring Philadelphia’s most popular cultural institutions and attractions. Children 4 and under and seniors are always free. SEPTA pass holders ride free. For more details and a route map, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.
PHLASH, Various locations, 800.537.7676, PhillyPHLASH.com
Ideas for Philadelphia's Transportation Future?
Join PlanPhilly for a discussion with former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on May 4 at WHYY.
During her time as Transportation Commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City striped 365 miles of bike lanes, and installed over 50 pedestrian plazas—the most sweeping change to the city's streets in a half-century. This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with one of the world's most respected leaders in urban transportation and leave with some lessons and inspiration for Philadelphia. Reception and registration will begin at 5:30pm. The program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a book signing of Sadik-Khan's new book Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Click here to RSVP.
WHYY, 150 North 6th Street, 215.351.1200, PlanPhilly.com
Thanks to the Nurses
In honor of National Nurse Appreciation Day on May 6, Garces Trading Company will be serving a complimentary sangria to the neighborhood nurses! Did you know Garces Trading Company offers a 10% discount to healthcare professionals, with employee ID, every day? Stop in so they can say thanks for taking such good care of everyone.
Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street, 215.574.1099, GarcesTradingCompany.com
Pennsylvania Ballet Presents: A Program of Firsts
On May 12-15, experience a milestone in the history of dance with George Balanchine’s Serenade, set to the classic score of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48. The first original ballet Balanchine created in America, Serenade incorporates unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography such as students falling or arriving late. Then, in Asphodel Meadows, a company and North American premiere, Liam Scarlett presents three compelling pas de deuxs, which mirror Francis Poulenc’s vigorous dialogue between two pianos. This contemporary interpretation of classical style closely follows Poulenc’s score and quickly shifts in mood throughout the piece.
Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, PABallet.org
Art On the Schuylkill
Art in the Open brings the action and intrigue of artists making their art directly to Philadelphia's Schuylkill riverbanks, May 13-15. Here, free to all audiences, selected artists will work with brushes, cameras, sewing machines, pens, and hammers, to respond to this historic and environmentally unique local setting. The public is invited to walk among the artists and observe their process of creation and craft up close. Park visitors can also make their own art at select locations along the riverbank path and join in related events offered by a wide partnership of the city's cultural organizations.
Art in the Open, Various locations, ArtIntheOpenPhila.org
Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Kimmel Center
On May 15 at 8pm, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will debut new arrangements and revisit favorites from Miles Davis' legendary body of work. The diverse, label-defying Davis, who would have turned 90 this year, remains the pinnacle of transformative expression, musically and beyond. From Birth of the Cool to Miles in the Sky, the famously versatile Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will offer fresh perspective on some of Davis' groundbreaking concepts and timeless masterpieces.
Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.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.