From cheesesteaks to Tastykakes, Stephen Starr to Marc Vetri, the Reading Terminal to the Italian Market, Philly food gets a decent amount of attention. But one area of the city that has been virtually written off deserves recognition for its impressive lineup of hidden gems.
If you happened to walk by Ken Geiser these days, he wouldn’t fault you for not recognizing him.
Last summer, I started a program called Philly Play right here in the Northeast. I did so because I was concerned about both the lack of access and information surrounding active play and the growing rate of childhood obesity in our city. We held play-oriented events around the 6th District, hosted community conversations around play and health and ended with a block-long street festival for families.
Even when Juan Namnun expects to lose, he still wins.
CELTIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF BRISTOL May 12. New York City. $85 includes bus trip to the 9/11 memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, the Irish Hunger Memorial, and lunch at Ryan McGuire’s Irish Restaurant. 215-788-5232.
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Select dates in April 2014. Disney World special packages. Three days and four nights, or 5 days and four nights. Prices from $859 per person include roundtrip airfare between Philadelphia and Orlando, Disney magical express transfers, hotel accommodations, Disney four day park hopper pass, one free piece of baggage per person each way, taxes, fees, and insurance. 610-892-1133.
What are the odds?