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The 4th Annual Charity Flip Cup Tournament Was Flipping Packed

Good Wednesday. Chatterblast hosted the 4th Annual Charity Flip Cup Tournament took place Friday night at Field House in Center City. Over 48 teams competed to become the champion with The Thots coming out on top. Proceeds from the event went to two organizations enriching the lives and hearts of people throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of the MS Society and Stonewall Sports Philadelphia. Additional photos will be posted on Philly Metro later today, in the meantime enjoy this snapshots….until next year….HD1_6118 (Custom)

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7 Great Celebrity NFL Draft in Philly Parties For You To Attend

Open to the Public: NFL Draft Parties During The NFL Draft

Are you ready to rumble….. it’s finally the NFL Draft. When I heard that Philly had been picked for the NFL Draft I was ecstatic, and I knew Philly would put a show like no other. The Parkway set up looks beautiful, there’s going to be so much to do for families during the day, as well as great opportunities to watch the draft in the open air at night. BUT if you want to hang with our home team players at NFL Draft Parties around town, there are a couple parties going on that are open to the public. I’ve compiled a list according to date:

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Tonight hang out with Quincy Harris from Fox 29’s The Q Show. You never know who might show up.
Join me today for brews, bites & games at ! Must be 21+ to attend, get your tickets:

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The Eve of the NFL Draft there are lots of parties, but the only one I found open to the public is the one at Delilah’s, but I’m sure you’ll
find a few players hanging out at Philly’s favorite entertainment club – Plus meet the guys from The Bleeding Green Nation Podcast.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT

 

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Thuzio Draft Party

APRIL, 27, 2017   6PM – 10PM  VICTORY BEER HALL  1100 PATTISON AVENUE  PHILADELPHIA, PA19148   TICKETS $100 (LIMITED) SCHEDULE OF EVENT  6PM: Program Begins   6:45PM: Moderated Q&A followed by Guest Q&A  7PM: Live & Silent Auctions      8PM: NFL Draft Begins

 

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Draft Party with Donovan McNabb at Coda Philly
1712 Walnut Street
Doors open at 7PM

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Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Lesean McCoy and current player Jason Peters are hosting a draft night party
at Voyeur aptly renamed for the night as House of Hennessy (1221 Saint James Street )
10PM to 3:30AM

House of Hennessy Draft Night

Thursday April 27th Philadelphia welcome’s all 250,000 patrons entering the city for the 2017 NFL Draft. We cordially invite you to attend a star-studded celebration featuring NFL Superstars LeSean “Shady” McCoy, Jason Peters, and their celebrity friends. The world’s most recognized cognac brand Hennessy will be our sponsor. This will be an experience curated for you to be amongst the movers, shakers, elites, and the innovators of the Tri-State area. Join us in the House of Hennessy which was created to be a completely unique experience – a symbol of good taste, sophisticated style and pure distinction for the Hennessy connoisseur.

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Afterwards Malcom Jenkins will be heading to 1925 Philadelphia for a Draft Night Party with his team mate Rodney McLeod. 

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Then Friday Night come out and watch the NFL Draft with everyone’s dream team Eagle’s Players Todd Herremans, Brent Celek and AJ Feeley as their joined by
Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Dennis Kelly
Come Support the Foundation at our Draftin’ with Todd Fundraiser on Friday night. You can get your tickets by going to
https://goo.gl/yy59fF

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But the biggest party of all is on the Parkway, definitely go check it out, take lots of photos and tweet them out to #DraftinPHL and show the world your pride of Philadelphia NFL Draft

The best info on the draft can be found at DiscoverPHL

There’s a very detailed descriptions of events for each day that I havent seen anywhere else:
Thursday, April 27  12:0 0PM: NFL  Draft  Experience  presented by Oikos ®   Triple Zero  –  Opens  3 :00PM —9:00PM:  Autograph Stage  at Draft presented by Panini ( 90 minute sessions )  Location:  Autograph Stage  at Draft presented by Panini /  Von Coll in Park 4 :00PM —7 :00PM:  NFL FLAG Public Clinics (30 mins/each) Location:  Play Football Field  presented by Danimals® 5 :30PM —6:00PM :  Eagles Equipment Manager Demo  Location:  NFC Locker Room

I’m also going to try and hit a few 97.5 Fanatic Events

Also try and stop by to The Mike & Mike show which will air live from 6-10am followed by First Take with Steven A. Smith from 10a-12p at the Chickie’s & Petes on Packer Ave near the stadiums. – And say hello to my buddy Damian Muziani who’s the Emcee warming up the audience. Funny guy. He’s got a long history in TV and is an actor. He’s got a lot of great stories.

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NFLDraft 2017 Philadelphia – What To Eat, I have the Menus and it looks delicious

NFLDraft 2017 Philadelphia – What To Eat, I have the Menus and it looks delicious

Philly is excited, the NFLDraft is THIS WEEK. Note to drivers the entire Parkway From the Art Museum to 20th Street will be closed to cars and people until after the NFLDraft. This is so they can finish out the build, as well as secure the area so that everyone can have a safe and fun time during the event. The menu choices are very Philly, and reasonable for an event like this.

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For the Complete NFL Draft Experience check out DISCOVERPHL where you will also find the schedule for fan experience.

 

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NFL Draft Experience presented by Dannon® Oikos® Triple Zero, invites families and fans of all ages to enjoy a FREE admission, three-day football festival held along the half-mile stretch of Benjamin Franklin Parkway from Thursday, April 27 – Saturday, April 29. Representing the largest festival footprint ever created by the NFL, spanning the size of nearly twenty-five football fields, fans of all ages and of all teams will be able to participate in interactive exhibits, immersive games, and virtual reality experiences, free player autograph sessions and more.

 

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Fun and Fascinating gifts to buy at The Museum of the American Revolution

Oddities For Sale at The Gift Shop of The Museum of the American Revolution

As you know the Museum of the American Revolution  101 S. 3rd St.  opened this week.

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Yesterday I published highlights of the opening ceremonies. While I was at the museum I checked out the gift shop, who doesn’t like shopping. Well I found quite a few interesting gifts in there (I’m sure appropriate in their time) and here are 20 of them….

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book, tshirt or one of the oddities I’m about to show you.
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Betsy has never looked so good. All these dolls were around $20

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Ornaments with the log of Museum of the American Revolution
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Pewter Dice, Musket Ball and a Signal Whistle, which also are sold as bracelets and necklaces in the jewelry sectionHD1_5531 (Custom)
Historic telescope  and musket souvenirs
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Personalized Pen Knifes (don’t try and bring these on your flight home.)HD1_5536 (Custom)Paperweights HD1_5540 (Custom)

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I have to have these George Washington Socks. Mom is eyeing the scarves.

Museum of the American Revolution: Homepage

The rumblings of the American Revolution began more than a decade before the “shot heard ’round the world” ignited America’s War for Independence.

Have a great weekend. See you on Sunday for PhillyChitChat Gossip and good times, and as always follow me on twitter and instagram
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Scenes from The Museum of the American Revolution Opening Ceremony

Yesterday I attended the official opening of the American Revolution Museum. I had a chance to see it earlier this month at the Opening Gala, and it’s really something else. You have to go see it. The official opening was special too.

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The Museum of the American Revolution hosted its grand opening celebration on April 19, 2017, the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War in 1775.

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The opening ceremony stretched across Philadelphia’s historic area, starting with a reflective and reverential tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution at Washington Square, continuing with patriotic fanfare at Independence Hall, and then concluding with the official dedication and ribbon-cutting on the Museum’s outdoor plaza at Third and Chestnut Streets.  I caught up with them at Independence Hall.

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Former Pennsylvania Governer Edward G. Rendell; Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; Gov. Tom Wolfe  and the ceremony was hosted by Vai Sikahema, NBC10

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Then the parade headed down Chestnut Street towards the new museum.

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

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The building with the flag hanging down is the The Museum of the American Revolution

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Former Governor of NJ Jim Florio

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Gov Tom Wolfe

 

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Col. John Bircher III, Military Order of the Purple Heart

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Sydney James Harcourt, original cast member of “Hamilton,” performing with local high school students

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Keynote address by former Vice President Joe Biden

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H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Founding Museum Chairman Emeritus and the driving force behind the opening of the The Museum of the American Revolution

Check out the story of the opening at the Phila Business Journal and more of my photos