What’s Up in Philadelphia? July 1st-15th

Posted by on July 12, 2012

And The Winner Is…

Dr. William Hite will be the superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia. The other contender, Pedro Martinez was offered and accepted a job in Washoe County, Nevada at the end of last week. Hite has experience as a superintendent, principal and teacher and it seems he was the default winner with many philadelphians showing support because of his education background. I think he will face difficulty dealing with the skeptical Philadelphia community, but I hope he does his job well. More information here.

July Weekends in Philadelphia

Sunday July 1, I went to the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival on Penn’s Landing and it was a lot of fun! The event was held as a benefit for the Joshua Kahan Fund set up to help fight pediatric cancer. It cost $7 to enter, as a donation to the charity, but it was so worth it. I went with two of my housemates, and even though we had to walk 20 minutes to get to the train into Philadelphia, trying our best not to have the heat get the better of us, it was so worth it. There was Ben and Jerry’s, Bassett’s, Edy’s, Turkey Hill, various types of water ice, Hagan Daaz, and much more to choose from. The event was held in a tent near Penn’s Landing. There were all sorts of people in attendance; families, young couples, high school students, and people just wanting some good ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Definitely keep an eye out for this event if you are in Philadelphia next summer, If you like ice cream, you won’t regret it.

This past weekend I was cooped up in my room, staying away from the high temperatures and glaring bright sun, choosing to stay hydrated and sunburn free in the safety of my own home.

Just for Fun: Check Out One of These Events!

University City Dining Days
When? July 12-26
Where? Location Varies (University City)
Description: From celebrity chef-owned restaurants to quaint hidden gems, University City has some of the most diverse dining options in Philadelphia. University City Dining Days is a two-week dinner promotion, featuring 3-course prix fixe menus from 34 participating restaurants for either $15, $25 or $30 per person.
Find more information here

Bastille Day

When? Sat, July 14, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Where? Eastern State Penitentiary (map)

Description: Grab a Super Soaker and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or an aristocrat, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French!
Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité!
Find more information here

Our Town

When? Sun, July 15, 7pm – 8pm

Where? LOVE Park (map)

Description: The  Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company has a Free theater in Parks series that will be in LOVE Park on July 15! Come enjoy a free show under the stars in one of Philly’s most famous park.
Find more information

An Opportunity to Share

Do you have siblings in the Philadelphia area or around Camden New Jersey? Tell them to consider registering for the TeenSHARP Early Action Team (TEAN)

Description of the program:

“TEAN is designed to increase high school students’ awareness about the college admissions process and help them prepare the essential components of their college applications early and with excellence. The program will allow students to receive peer support as well as college prep consultation from experienced advisers. By the end of the 3-week-long program students will have increased their awareness of college admission requirements and the college application process; developed a database of colleges of interest; completed a personal resume; completed a draft of their personal statement essay; developed a database of scholarship opportunities; and designed a college prep action plan.

Participants of the program will meet 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays via webinar and phone conference. TeenSHARP is hosting two sessions of TEAN:  July 11th-July 31st and July 25th-August 14th, 2012. There is a $25 registration fee for the program. Registration may be completed online via this link: TeenSHARP Early Action Network Registration Form

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at teensharp@gmail.com or via phone (609) 557-7477”

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