After 22 months, the transformation of the industrial wasteland at the eastern edge of campus into a lush, grassy, verdant, green, etc. etc. etc. oasis is complete! And Madame President herself wants you to help her celebrate (what an honor!)
This Thursday, head down to Penn Park’s Grand Opening Picnic from 5-7:30pm for food, drinks, live music, FUN with Amy, and a fireworks display to top off the evening. What a perfect way to dedicate one of the centerpieces of Penn’s sustainability efforts — shoot dirty explosives into the sky! There’s more fun and games on Saturday, but we’re mostly just excited to have an excuse to don our favorite picnic getup.
Fling is over, which means it’s time to pick up the pieces of your neon fanny packs and your dignity and rejoin the world. But hey! Life beyond the moonbounce doesn’t have to be such a drag!
One of these days the sun is going to come out and stay put, at which point we hope you’ll have a little pep in your step to get out and enjoy all the fun fair-weather things that Philly has to offer. To give you a little love pat in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of things to do in the great urban outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »
This week Street takes a peak into the lives of the self–made. Ever heard of PennEats? MeepMe? MobileEatz? Well these are the kids who started it all… and not just for the money.
Ego takes one last look at some fashionistas who know how to make winter garb look hot. (Note to the weather gods: wtf, where’s spring?!) While we’re waiting for the warm weather to roll around, Food & Drink gives us something to look forward to: a guide to the perfect picnic! Grab a loved one (read: booty call) and follow these easy steps to find an afternoon of wonder.
Film checks up on the winners of the College Houses film festival while Music teleports us back to soundtracks like The Lion King and This is Spinal Tap.
Arts relives the William Earle Williams’ gorgeous “Party Pictures” at the Print Center. But be on the look out for explicit Lowbrow tabloids. They’re almost as good as the real deal.
shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
If you’re like us, and your summer has been embarrassingly lacking in fairies and donkey costumes, you might want to get your fix in Clark Park this week watching Shakespeare in Clark Park‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the 5th year this merry band of thespians have been doing their thing in the bowl of the park, and the best part is, you don’t have to shell out any mo’ ducats than you want to (meaning: aside from optional donations, this event is FREE)!
Sadly, we missed opening night yesterday, but you still have four more chances to catch a performance! Mosey on down to 43rd & Baltimore at 7pm any night this week, through Sunday, August 1. We hear this thing can get pretty crowded, though, so you might want to get there early to get a good view! We suggest you bring champagne and your best opera glasses and act like you’re at the theatahh. Or, you know, a blanket and picnic basket will probably do just fine.
In a move similar to the nerd-land conquests, Penn laid claim to 24 acres of land between Walnut and Spruce Street. Once serving as some US Postal Service thing, it then became some place east of campus that no one ever really thought about. Until now. Because we’re getting a park!
Set for A-Gut to break ground November 6th (how do you break ground on a park?), the lofty vision for Penn Park includes such things as sprint football turf, a softball stadium, new tennis courts, and “multi-purpose artificial fields (one enclosed by a seasonal air structure).” Tree-lined raised walkways and plenty of scenic Schuylkill River photo ops will almost make visitors forget they’re cozying up to the Amtrak and SEPTA lines that run through the area.
If you can’t wait until the projected 2011 completion to pack your picnic basket, fear not! There’s a really cool website where you can e-frolick to your hearts’ content, as well as look at the other projects in Penn’s pipeline (i.e. a new College House!?). Everything there seems legit, except one suspicious image. What is this, a park for ants!?