Tag: Old City
Mar. 17, 2017
Gotta get down on First Fridays
There are a lot of things you might look forward to during the weekends: going out, treating yourself to a nice dinner or even just staying in and binge watching the newest episode of “Quantico” (Priyanka Chopra, anyone?). But who would’ve thought that something like First Friday could be fun, educational and something of an adventure?
Nov. 18, 2016
Exhibit displays plight of refugees
The Forced from Home interactive exhibit, created to offer insight into the plight of international refugees, ran in Old City by Doctors Without Borders Nov. 5 to Nov. 13.
Nov. 7, 2014
Franklin Fountain charms guests with traditional atmosphere
The Franklin Fountain, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, is by far one of the most pleasant ice cream shops I have ever been to. The Franklin Fountain opened in 2004 by the Berley family, who had a passion for antiques and were inspired to build an ice cream parlor and soda fountain. After buying a building in 2002 in the heart of Old City, Ryan and Eric Berley recognized that the original porcelain mosaic tile floor and decorative tin walls and ceiling of the first floor would be the perfect setup.
Dec. 6, 2013
What’s Happening In Philly
University Chorus, Chamber Singers and Concert Band perform
Nov. 15, 2013
First Person Arts puts on annual storytelling show
First Person Arts, a local nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal through storytelling, hosted its Grand Slam event Nov. 7 at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. This particular Grand Slam happened to coincide with the end of First Person Arts’ 12th season. Grand Slam events are the culmination of a year’s worth of StorySlams. Eleven finalists from the season told five-minute stories to a sold-out audience.
Oct. 11, 2013
Scavenger hunt goes to Old City
The Campus Activities Board hosted its first scavenger hunt for the undergraduate student body in Old City Oct. 4.
Dec. 7, 2012
The greater Philadelphia area is characterized by artistic culture and creativity on every street. Whether in University City or all the way down in South Philadelphia, there are countless beautiful stores and boutiques to admire. US*U.S., a boutique located in Old City, is no exception.