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Our Newest Property – UrHip @ Love Park !

We are very excited about our new property. Located in the heart of Center City, UrHip Love Park feature beautiful luxury apartments with modern amenities in a historical gem. Originally the Robert Morris Building, this architectural treasure includes amenities such as a gym, media room, and a business center.  Our homes have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and washer/dryer in unit.

UrHiP Love Park has easy access to the city’s busiest business centers like the Comcast Center, City Hall, and Commerce Square and is steps away from the Museum District and LOVE Park!

Contact us for a availability and a tour.

 

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues With Raphael Xavier And Bobby Zankel & The Warriors Plus The Avalon String Band, Saturday, July 26th

Few things make a better pairing than summer and live music. While some of this summer’s concerts require purchasing a ticket purchase and planning ahead, many are free and open to the public, making for the perfect option for last-minute diversions.

On the west side of the Schuylkill River, University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of July, August and September.

After a great series opening concert with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Music Over Matter in June, the monthly series continues this Saturday, July 26, with a mixed bill of artists sure to appeal to tons of different types of music lovers.

Raphael Xavier W.O.R.X. Meets Bobby Zankel & The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound is African-American fusion act, combining the talents of break-dancing artist Raphael Xavier with the multi-instrumental jazz sounds of Bobby Zankel & The Warriors.

Plus, the show features the Mummer-style sounds of the Avalon String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association and a player of toe-tapping upbeat music that features saxophones, banjos, accordions and percussion.

The free show also includes festive activities and entertainment for both kids and adults like fire artists, face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.

Plus, be on the look out for complimentary (first come, first served) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and pretzels to be handed out during the performance.

All concerts take place on the green behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets, begin at 6 p.m. and are totally free.

Upcoming concerts include Nation Beat and The Highwater Preachers on August 31 and a to-be-determined show on September 27

For more information on these free monthly events, check right here.

2014 40th Street Summer Series
When: Saturdays, July 26, August 30, September 27; 6 p.m.
Where: 40th and Walnut streets
Cost: Free
More info: www.universitycity.org

 

West Fairmount Park Welcomes A Guided Trail Run Series One Saturday Morning Per Month In August, September And October

Explore the trails of Fairmount Park through a guided six-mile run of the lesser-known areas of the expansive park.

One Saturday a month in August, September and October, join a tour guide from West Philly Runners or FixYourRun for a morning run through tunnels, over bridges and past old trolley tracks. Runners will make their way through Belmont Plateau and Chamounix trails.

Runs depart from the Car Barn parking lot at Montgomery Drive at 9 a.m. Click here for information about getting to the Car Barn parking lot via bicycle, car or carpooling from Center City.

Trial runs are completely free for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy and cost an affordable $10 for non-members. Registration is available online.

The next run is slated for Saturday, August 16 followed by a run on Saturday, September 20 and on Saturday, October 11.

West Fairmount Park Trail Run Series
When: Saturdays, August 16, September 20, October 11
Where: Depart from the Car Barn parking lot at Montgomery Drive
Cost: Free for Fairmount Park Conservancy members, $10 for non-members
More info: www.fairmountpark.ticketleap.com

 

The Philadelphia Bacon Fest At The Oval Returns: Live Music, Food Trucks And A Free Outdoor Screening Of A Film Starring Kevin Bacon, This Friday, August 1

This Friday, August 1, The Awesome Fest teams up with The Oval for the second annual Philadelphia Bacon Fest — a full night of bacon foodstuffs with a side of Kevin Bacon.

Gear up for the city’s favorite bacon festival as The Oval hosts themed programming all day long. Enjoy free bacon samples (turkey bacon, beef bacon, maple bacon and chicken bacon!) from Godshall’s Quality Meats, bacon-themed games, a raffle, and photo opportunities with a model of Apollo 13 made entirely out of bacon — wait, a bacon rocket? Yes.

Later in the night, the bacon model of Apollo 13 will be launched into the sky by the good folks of The Franklin Institute.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the party really starts when DJ Apt One and lil’Dave take the stage for a full hour of live music. Following the music, from 6 to 7 p.m., chef Jack McDavid of Jack’s Firehouse and the Downhome Diner whips up one-of-kind bacon dishes and offers up his cooking knowledge with a chat.

Following the cooking demonstration, the two bands resume their jam sessions, leading up to the spotlight on Philadelphia hometown hero, Kevin Bacon.

At 9 p.m., the festivities round out with a free outdoor screening of Apollo 13, starring Kevin Bacon, of course. (No, the actor is not scheduled to make an appearance.)

Throughout the festival, guests are encouraged to fill up on plates from a number of food trucksincluding Sum Pig, Oink and Moo, Undrgrnd Donuts and Braz BQ.

The Oval’s awesome beer garden will be up and running for the event, too, so be sure to get your alfresco drink on.

Bacon Fest at The Oval
When: Friday, August 1, 5 p.m.
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.theovalphl.com

 

The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours Event Returns Tuesday, August 12 With Fire-Breathers, Acrobats, Funnel Cake And More!

Step right up, folks. The Franklin Institute’s adults-only Science After Hours event returns tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12, and it’s going to be a circus.

Designed specifically with grown-ups in mind (nope, no one under 21 allowed) the monthly adults-only events tap the deep resources of the museum to put on experiments, demonstrations, talks and more on a myriad of brainy topics — all accompanied by cocktails, wine and beer from a cash bar.

This month, the museum’s temporary exhibition Circus! Science Under the Big Top inspires the after-hours bash, so partygoers should be prepared for acrobatics, games and plenty of carnival-inspired eats, too.

The first traveling show to christen the brand-new exhibition gallery in the Karabots Pavilion, Circus! Science Under the Big Top explores the world and science of the circus. The temporary exhibition packs up on Monday, September 1, so don’t miss this chance to explore under the big top.

Beyond the exhibition itself, the after-dark soiree includes tons of other opportunities to discover the science of circus arts.

Four times throughout the evening, Olde City Sideshow performs a spectacle of a live show with fire breathing, a human blockhead, eye hooks, and even a bed of nails.

The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts will be on hand, too, with professional demonstrations of acrobatics and amateur trials of juggling, tight-rope walking and aerialist ring flying.

Plus, guests can try their hand at old-fashioned carnival games like ring toss and balloon darts, and snack on circus-appropriate fare like cotton candy, funnel cake and hot dogs.

Tickets, just $15 for those who aren’t members of The Franklin Institute, are available online.

Just remember, it’s a 21-and-over event, so no one with a bedtime should sign up.

And mark those calendars for next month, too, when Science After Hours returns on Tuesday, September 9.

Truly, these science lessons aren’t just for kids.

Science After Hours: Science of the Circus: Fire-Breathers & Funnel Cake
When: Tuesday, August 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: $15; $10 for members of The Franklin Institute
More info: www.fi.edu

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