Break up the week and spend this Wednesday, June 19th, at the Race Street Pier Promenade from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and presented by AP Construction, the event will feature a night of music, food, fireworks, and fun. Dinner, snacks, desserts, and drinks will be provided by some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. So bring your appetite and your dancing shoes, because PhillyBloco, an energetic and exciting Brazilian music group, will provide a night of incredible entertainment. The evening will be capped off with fireworks over the river, provided by Saul Ewing. The event will be held at the Race Street Pier on North Columbus Boulevard just one mile north of our Residences at Dockside. If you don’t feel like walking, a complimentary valet parking service will be provided. Tickets are just $15 and proceeds benefit the Arts Programing on the Waterfront, so spend your Wednesday enjoying good music and food while supporting a great cause. For more information on sponsors and restaurants and to buy your ticket go to http://www.racestreetpierpromenade.com/.
A big shout out to all the dads who live at Dockside… and to all fathers everywhere! This is your day to relax – and our day to celebrate how great Dads are. Enjoy!
This Monday, June 17th, you can celebrate the opening of the first segment of the Delaware River Trail at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Michael Nutter and other local leaders will be there to commemorate the event, at Delaware Avenue and Penn Street. (Parking can be found at Festival Pier, Spring Garden Street and Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard.)
This event will mark the opening of the first segment of the planned 5-mile trail that will run along the Delaware River – just another fantastic reason to love living on the river! The area will feature spacious paths for biking and walking, will connect the East Coast Greenway and the Circuit, and will provide a larger bicycle network for the city. There will also be gardens designed to collect rainwater and fitted with bike racks and innovated solar lighting.
Join us if you can in celebrating the opening of this great city initiative and supporting the continuation of this project. For more details, visit http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/delaware-river-trail-opening.
Father’s Day is just around the corner! Living at Dockside, you’re in the best location to take advantage of some fun events throughout the city – whether you are a dad, or you’re celebrating with your dad. From the great outdoors to great museums… sporting events to fine restaurants, our city has what you need to create a memorable Father’s Day.
What dad doesn’t love Philly cheesesteaks or pretzels? On Saturday morning, head over to the Reading Terminal Market on Arch and 12th Streets for a fascinating 75-minute walking tour led by a local food writer. Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 116-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold. Tours start at 10:oo a.m. and cost is only $15.95.
Later, check out the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology to get a feel for ancient Egypt. Take a guided tour of the “Egypt of the Pharaohs” exhibit from 1:30-2:30 and experience the magnificence of 5,000 years of ancient Egyptian culture presented in galleries on two grand floors – including a 12-ton sphinx, the third largest in the world!
Finally, enjoy a special three-course Father’s Day brunch on Sunday at Jack’s Firehouse on 22nd Street and Fairmont Avenue, for a true Philadelphia dining experience. Set in a 19th Century Firehouse in Philly’s Fairmount neighborhood, Jack’s Firehouse offers a unique setting with an elegant old neighborhood feel. For reservation information visit http://www.jacksfirehouse.com.
Whatever you do and wherever you go, have fun… be safe… and celebrate Dad in all his greatness!
This weekend get a feel for historic and cultural Philadelphia at the annual Philly Beer Week, with great events happening all weekend throughout the city. Tonight, June 6th, from 5-8 head over to the Four Seasons Hotel, at 1 Logan Square, for a beer tasting and great company at “Philly’s Backyard Beer Garden.” On Saturday, June 8th, from noon to 8 enjoy food, music, beer, and games at the “Fishtown Festivale” hosted by Johnny Brenda’s at 1201 Frankford Ave. The event wraps up this Sunday, June 9th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the “Dock Street Free Music Fest” hosted by the Dock Street Brewery at 701 S. 50th Street. Spend this weekend enjoying Philadelphia tradition – and some great beer! Of course, if you would rather just relax at home take a cool drink to our Dockside terrace and lay back as you soak in the sun and our amazing city views. For more information on Philly Beer Week and its many other events, visit www.phillybeerweek.org!
Now that the heat wave is finally over, take advantage of this beautiful weather and get outside! Bring your bike just south of our residences to the beautiful and developing Washington Avenue Green or across the river to the Dr. Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park for a leisurely ride along the Delaware River.
The Washington Avenue Green is a recently redesigned pier that the city has remade into a park with beautiful biking and running paths directly along the water. This growing yet still hidden gem is located just a few minutes south of Dockside on South Columbus Boulevard.
Across the Ben Franklin Bridge in Camden, the Dr. Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park offers miles of national parkland for sporting, walking, running, biking, or relaxing on the river’s bank. Spend your day enjoying the sun, fresh air, and sweeping views of the city and, when you return, remember that we provide convenient bike storage here at Dockside!
Sure it’s hot and humid out there. Welcome to summer. But you can always cool off at Dockside. Our indoor pool is the perfect place to relax, unwind and feel refreshed on those dog days of summer. Dive in, cool off… and enjoy some of our incredible city and river views from the comfort of your spectacular pool. See you this weekend… by the pool!
Wishing all our Dockside residents and friends a very Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy time with family and loved ones… and let’s honor those who gave all in service to our great nation.
Memorial Day weekend is here – the unofficial kickoff to summer! Parades, picnics, BBQs… what are you planning for the holiday weekend?
If you’re not traveling, Dockside is a great place to celebrate… at the pool, enjoying the views on our outdoor terrace, or maybe a nice walk along the Delaware.
And of course, Philly has plenty of activities lined up for the holiday weekend – whatever your interest! For a complete list of activities, visit:
Here are a few events that sound fun to us:
Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens: Saturday, May 25 at 9:15 p.m. The Memorial Day event marks the first in the summer series of fireworks. The show is coordinated to music by Elton John (including Philadelphia Freedom). Tickets available online and also include all-day access to Longwood Gardens.
Memorial Day Weekend at Franklin Square in Old City: Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Family-friendly festivities for all to enjoy. Train rides around the park for kids, rides on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, mini golf, food
Memorial Day in Historic Philadelphia: The Historic Philadelphia Center has several events planned Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Each day at 3:45 p.m. listen to a live reading of the Declaration of Independence located behind Independence Hall. At 10 benches throughout the historic district, listen to stories about America’s history from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children are invited to march to a militant drum at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. where they will learn marching and musket etiquette at the Signers’ Garden. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell will also be open all weekend long for visitors.
Memorial Day Parade, Service, and Reception at Laurel Hill Cemetery: May 26. The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. A wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony. Complimentary beer and refreshments will be served after the service. FREE and open to the public.
Whatever you do, wherever you go… enjoy, have fun and be safe!