Saturday, June 23, 2012

PHS new "Pops Up", Jane Golden Salivates, Mayor Nutter Hot Under the Collar

A tree grows in Brooklyn, and yesterday a garden pops up in Center City at 1905-1915 Walnut St. Years ago this is where a movie theater was located, but was damaged by a fire. I remember the day it happened as I lived at 19th and Lombard and saw it on my way to work.  For years it's been a sad reminder of that day, and the loss of a great movie house in Center City, even though the building was quite ugly as a modern box.
It's surprising that this lot and the two buildings behind it are abandoned because of a failed attempt to build a high rise on these combined tracts. I remember my friend lived in the apartment building on the right, and all the tenants were forced out so they could make way for the new hi-rise that never got off the ground. Kinda Sad. BUT yesterday new memories were being made, a beautiful garden grows in Center City, and it's going to benefit many families through the PHS City Harvest program, which grows fresh produce through a network of community gardens and helps feed more than 1,000 families in need each week. .

IMPRESSIVE: Drew Becher became the 36th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in June 2010. Under his leadership, PHS has initiated the Plant One Million campaign to restore the region’s tree canopy; expanded the City Harvest program, which provides fresh produce to more than 1,000 families in need each week during the growing season; initiated the PHS Pop-Up projects; and introduced exciting new features at the Philadelphia International Flower Show.

Spotted Jane Golden, Executive director of the Mural Arts,

salivating over this blank wall yesterday.

I thought it was a cat, but on closer inspection I see it's a raccoon.
I was impressed by how many people showed up

 and media on such an unbearable hot day, but then again I was there too. It is great they would take over this spot located in the heart of Center City and create a garden that will benefit others on several levels.

The lot has be repurposed. I like that name repurposed, much better than hand me downs or handed off.

Hot under the collar, but not really

Garden Hours
Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11 am to 2 pm
Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 7 pm
The second Saturday of each month from 9 am to 1 pm
Be Part of the Pop Up
To celebrate the Pop Up Garden and its theme of bringing everyone to the table, PHS will create a tablecloth like none other—a patchwork of photographs taken by garden visitors. When you visit the garden, take a picture (or two!) and return to this page to upload it. For a one-time $5.00 donation to City Harvest, your image will be featured on the ever-growing tablecloth that will debut on closing day of the garden. Click here to upload your photo.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is sponsoring the project, focused on PHS City Harvest

Friday, June 22, 2012


Wednesday and Thursday are the belle of the ball, the Rittenhouse Square Ball, which is held under the big tent in the park.
Wednesday night is the Little Friends of Rittenhouse Square party, where kids gather to play games, face paint, and do the bounce house. This year was a little more challenging as the temperatures soared into the 90's. I was surprised that there was still a healthy turnout.
Ryder and Jill Jacobsen

Caroline and Chuck Goodwin enjoyed the bounce house

There was popcorn, hot dogs, Slice Pizza, Krispy Kreme and lots of fun delicious stuff to enjoy. Then I had to run off to the Bernie Robbins 50th Anniversary Party, which I will write about in PhillyMag online Monday or Tuesday. How's that for not definite. But you can see it on Good Day Philly today at 9:20AM

Last night was the big event, the Rittenhouse Square Ball. There are actually two events going on simultaneously, the main party and then across the street is the Young Friends party at Smith and Wollensky.  I cover the main party extensively in my online column in Philly Mag today. (It should be here when it goes live.), but in PhillyChitChat I cover the Young Friends portion of the party. Aaaah those young friends, it's always a wild time when I get to their party. 

David Lucca Bedussa and James Booney

Brian Lipstein, Rachel Innerst, Rachel Hopwoop, Stephanie Smith and Garret Des Jardims

Marco Nyiel and Stacey Kracher, Marketing director from Zarwin Baum.
Tina Lamsback, Amber Goins and Anne Nikolaus
Molly Cowley and Patrick Gangemi
Erica Heilman and KJ
I love that they have table games at the young friends events, that was a great idea. Katrina Lynch and Bryant Hosler

David Freidman and Rebecca Growler
Jackie Seigle, Jackie Bakes Cake and Matt Bean

Ben Prusky, Jackie Balin, Rick Schuch, Emily Busch, Paige Barrow and Ray Jaffe. Then we all headed back to the big tent to join the main party. OK I went home, tired, hot and had to do my columns. I bet it was wild and crazy cause the young friends don't hold back and were ready to rumble.
Evantine Design, every year its something fantastic.
Greg Persichetti and CBS3's Susan Barnett. The duo are parents of 3 children under 5.
Sal D'Angelo and Ivona Percec

Doc Parghi and Kate Slattery
Kathryn Ott Lovell, executive director of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Mark Focht, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park. Kate Chimicles and Chris Chimicles.
Alison Young and Dave Maser, call it a night and take their Uber Car home. I love this service for a last minute call.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012


Every time I cover the The United Way I learn something new about them. I remember the first time I had heard about them it was through work, it was an organization that my firm, Kohn, Swift & Graf, insisted we as employees donate to our favorite charities through the organization. My boss Harold Kohn wanted to instill in us the responsibility in helping others less fortunate.  I usually donated to a charity that I was more familiar with as the UW gives you that option directing a few dollars to the United Way. But I really had no idea what the United Way did, or who they were. It was just something my boss wanted us to do, as I always opted not to go to the meet and greet meeting.  After photographing them 3 times my eyes have been opened and my friends tell me I have drank the Kool Aid, cause I tell everyone about the amazing programs they have, how they touch many lives, in every phase of their lives, especially children, seniors, low income and underserved communities. 
I've even gone back to Kohn, Swift and Graf to apologize to my United Way administrator (legal secretary - Joan Burt) for all those years I would drag my feet in filling out my forms (usually just out of laziness), it's really an amazing program. All of these people below already knew the great things the United Way did...

Earlier this month the United Way held it's Champions for Impact is United Way’s signature event for recognizing the contributions of local donors, advocates and volunteers whose dedication helps to improve education for our children and youth, create opportunities for families to achieve financial stability, and allow seniors to age with dignity in their own homes and communities. Joan went once as our Firm received an award. We always had 100% participation, the boss and Joan were always proud of that. Susan Van Buren, Jill M. Michal, president & CEO of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Meghan Brown

Gordon Cooney, managing partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Philadelphia office, is the United Way's 2012-2013 Campaign Chair, Ned Montgomery and Marty Freidman

Jack Pyle and Lon R. Greenberg, CEO of UGI Corp.

Sally Lee Community Service Award - Dene Liott, with my favorite quote ever U N I together every day - United Way.  Dene is founder, producer and host of her “What’s Happening” shows that air on PCTV and reaches people in western Montgomery County, northern Chester County and eastern Berks County shows since 2004. She's a community activist and advocate for the rights of the elderly. 

United Way and the United Ways of the Delaware Valley presented the John C. Haas Regional Champion Medals to Distinguished Individual Honoree Mindy Holman, Holman Enterprises
Manus McHugh, manager of Retail Business Integration for Exelon Energy, was presented with the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award. He's surrounded by the important women in his life including wife Joanne (l), daughters Cassie, Susannah, and Meredith; with Jill M. Michal, president & CEO of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania

Champions for Impact also served as a public celebration of United Way reaching its $48.5 million campaign goal under the leadership of the 2011-12 Campaign Chair Mary Stengel Austen, who received the Campaign Leadership Award. After accepting the award, Austen president of Tierney Communications, officially passed along United Way’s Campaign Torch to J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., managing partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's Philadelphia office.
The complete list of people and corporations who were honored that evening.
  • Vanguard Award for Excellence - PECO
  • Campaign Leadership Award - Mary Stengel Austen
  • Best Overall Campaign - Ametek, Inc.
  • Best Overall Campaign - Independence Blue Cross
  • Best New Campaign - CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Employee Campaign Chair(s) of the Year - Joe Geeter and Jim Crossan, UGI/AmeriGas
  • Campaign Cabinet Volunteer of the Year - Bobby Keyes, Enterprise Holdings
  • Corporate Citizenship Award - IBM
  • Live United: Impact in Education Award - Xu Lin, Youth Community Organizer, Asian Americans United
  • Live United: Impact in Income Award - Citizens Bank
  • Live United: Impact in Health Award - Allen Glicksman, Director of Research and Evaluation, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Live United: Impact in Basic Needs Award - Witnesses to Hunger, Drexel University
  • Live United: Partners in Caring Award - CBS Radio and MayoSeitz Media
  • Live United: Partners in Caring Award - Dechert
  • Live United: Partners in Caring Award - Vanguard Information Technology Division
  • Live United Award - Richard Binswanger
  • Live United Award - Susan Van Buren, SEPTA
  • Irv Sannit Labor Award - Richard Howell, International Association of Machinists 1776
John C. Haas Regional Champion Medals
  • Distinguished Individual Champion Award - Mindy Holman, President & CEO of Holman Enterprises and ARI Leasing
  • Distinguished Corporate Champion Award - TD Bank
  • Sally Lee Community Service Award - Dene Liott

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


This is for me as much as it's for you. I need to be in the know. It's my FAVORITE time of year!! (I'll be adding to it as things pop up of interest, so check back. Follow me on Twitter @iphillychitchat for updates and on the site reporting. thanks HughE

Wawa Welcome America! Announces Details of 10-Day Celebration of America’s Birthday in Philadelphia
Wawa Welcome America! 2012, the country’s largest, free July 4th celebration, will feature two fireworks displays, ‘The Largest Free Concert in America,’ the nation’s most diverse Independence Day Parade and unparalleled Taste of Philadelphia food event
(PHILADELPHIA) April 26, 2012 – Whether it is July 4, 1776 or July 4, 2012, Philadelphia is the only place to celebrate America’s birthday. People of all ages are invited to the City of Brotherly Love to make lifetime memories at Wawa Welcome America! -- the nation’s largest, free 4th of July festival -- from June 25 to July 4, 2012. With 10 patriotic days packed with free, family fun, Philadelphia rolls out the “red, white and blue” carpet to area natives and visitors from the Greater Philadelphia region and across the nation.
A detailed event schedule follows below.  All events are free, unless otherwise noted.
Philly @ the Movies - Special Movie Preview: “The Amazing Spider-Man™”
Ritz Movie Theatre, Date and Location to be announced, 7 p.m.
Be one of the first people to watch as one of the world’s most popular characters returns to the big screen and a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed. A limited number of ticketed Wawa Welcome America! guests will have the opportunity to see this film several days before its release date of July 3.

Monday, June 25, 2012
Go 4th & Learn about History
Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets,
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Storytelling
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wawa Interactive Dairy and History Area
Go 4th & Learn is an exclusive series of five free educational programs for young children and their parents.  The first Go 4th & Learn installment, Go 4th & Learn About History, will begin at Franklin Square. Children will hear stories and alsolearn about the history of dairy, courtesy of Wawa. Lessons in cow milking,photo opportunities with a milkmaid, make-and-take arts and crafts, face painting and more will be available throughout the day.

Philly @ the Movies - “The Great Gatsby”
Rittenhouse Square, 9 p.m.
ThePhilly @ the Movies series offers visitors and residents the “blockbuster” opportunity to enjoy free, family-friendly cinematic classics on the big screen at great venues across the city. For the exciting kickoff to the 2012 Philly @ the Movies program, bring the whole family to Rittenhouse Square to see the classic film “The Great Gatsby” starring RobertRedford and Mia Farrow.  Before the movie, enjoy a free fashion show at one of Philadelphia’s most “see and be seen” locations.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Go 4th & Learn About Your Imagination  
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Go 4th & Learn continues with a morning of interactive exhibit zones designed to encourage learning through play at The Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.  

Philly @ the Movies - “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”
Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 North Hancock Street, 9 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of one of Philadelphia’s bustling neighborhood hubs, The Piazza at Schmidts.  Please check for updates.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Go 4th & Learn about Fitness
SmithMemorial Playground & Playhouse, East Fairmount Park, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Break a sweat in the third installment of the Go 4th & Learn educational series! Kids can enjoy the 6.5 acre playground which includes the legendary, one-of-a-kind Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide and more than 50 pieces of unique, age-appropriate and accessible pieces of play equipment.

Wawa Hoagie Day - Stars, Stripes & Hoagies Forever!
Independence Visitor Center Lawn at Independence National Historical Park, 520-525 Chestnut Street,
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Hoagie Day returns to the Independence Visitor’s lawn across from the Liberty Bell, Mayor Nutter will join Wawa associates and hoagie-lovers across Philadelphia to celebrate ourfamous Hoagie Day! 

This year’s Hoagie Day will increase our focus on honoring our troops and expanding on Wawa’s partnership with the USO. Wawa will present a check to the USO that represents the proceeds from our in-store collection campaign for the USO. During the event, guests will again have the chance to visit the “letters from home” station and extend their gratitude, thoughts and thanks to our troops.  Philadelphia police officers, firefighters, and branches of the military will compete in a hoagie-building contest to benefit local charitable organizations. 

Philly @ the Movies - “Rocky”
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 9 p.m.
Yo! The free Philly @ the Movies series continues with “Rocky,” the beloved boxing film shot in and around Philadelphia. Bring your friends and family and watch the film right at the famous steps where the Rocky legacy lives forever.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Go 4th & Learn about Mummers
The Mummers Museum, 1100 South 2nd Street, South Philadelphia, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bring the whole family to this morning event to learn about the unique history and culture of Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition, the Mummers.

Friday, June 29, 2012
Go 4th & Learn about Animals
The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come visit with more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world at “America’s First Zoo.” Kids will discover educational experiences, entertaining activities and interactive fun while learning about the many different animals that call the Philadelphia Zoo home.  

PHL Photo Exhibit
Philadelphia International Airport (Terminal To Be Announced) 10 a.m.
Check our website for further details.

Taste of Philadelphia Kickoff Featuring Jazz and Blues on the Waterfront
Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Blvd, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wawa Welcome America! invites visitors and Philadelphians alike to ignite their taste buds at Taste of Philadelphia, a signature three-day food sampling event that begins this evening. Each year, Taste of Philadelphia continues to expand its food offerings, family friendly activities and free music entertainment – with 2012 set to be the “biggest bite” for food lovers yet.

In addition to some of Philadelphia’s most notable restaurants, Philadelphia’s famous food trucks will line the Chestnut Street bridge offering a unique twist on the traditional sidewalk cart. As guests dine on local favorites, their eyes and ears will take “note” – not only of the sounds of some of the nation’s most storied jazz and blues musicians but also of the beautiful views of historic Philadelphia. Entertainment and admission to Penn’s Landing for Taste of Philadelphia are free -- with bite-sized dishes from restaurants and food trucks offered at a few dollars each.

Throughout the duration of Taste of Philadelphia, world-class blues and jazz artists will entertain guests on two stages -- the RiverStage at Penn’s Landing and the Old City Stage at Front and Chestnut Streets. Musical line-up for Taste of Philadelphia will be announced soon, so check back frequently for updates.

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Fireworks Spectacular, Sponsored by Adventure Aquarium
Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Blvd, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Local Philadelphia culinary favorites are served up for another day as our headliner lights up the stage with a soulful performance.

During the afternoon, Taste attendees will be the first to hear performances from thefinalists of the 2nd Annual Wawa Welcome America! Singer/Songwriter Competition. The acts will perform before Philadelphia music industry judges on the RiverStage in the hopes of being crowned the 2012 winner.

Later that evening, Taste will end with a bang – literally – as a brilliant fireworks display, sponsored by Adventure Aquarium, illuminates the sky over the Delaware River.

Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
Walnut West Parking Lot, at Columbus Blvd. and Walnut Street, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Guests are invited to enjoy an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet benefiting the Joshua Kahan Fund, fighting to cure pediatric cancer. $7 admission is required to enter.  

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Taste of Philadelphia Gospel Sunday
Penn’s Landing, 301 S. Columbus Blvd, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Come back for a third round of local culinary favorites as the Taste of Philadelphia celebration dishes out food nirvana, courtesy of local eateries. Enjoy the sights of the Delaware River waterfront and the sounds of some special gospel choirs which will perform inspiring and uplifting sets along the waterfront at the RiverStage.

Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
Walnut West Parking Lot, at Columbus Blvd. and Walnut Street, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Guests are invited to enjoy an all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet benefiting the Joshua Kahan Fund, fighting to cure pediatric cancer. $7 admission is required to enter.  

Monday, July 2, 2012
Philly @ the Movies –“Why Did I Get Married?”
The Dell Music Center, North 33rd Street, 9 p.m.
Once the sun goes down, the big screen goes up for a night of movie entertainment under the stars. Enjoy Tyler Perry’s 2007 hit, “Why Did I Get Married?,” at the Dell Music Center.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
MuralArts Paint Day
Check out our website for further details.

“POPS! on Independence”
Independence Hall, 8 p.m.
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops!® return to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace with “POPS! on Independence,” a free concert at Independence Hall. As one of Philadelphia’s most popular Fourth of July traditions, seating is first come, first served. Note: Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Celebration of Freedom Ceremony
Steps of Independence Hall, 6th and Market Streets, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Come pay tribute to our great nation with a celebration of music, inspiring remarks and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, among other special elements.

Philadelphia Independence Day Parade
Throughout Historic Philadelphia, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
An annual Philadelphia classic takes freedom to the streets with more than hundreds of participants from states across the nation, including marching bands, floats, military organizations and several special performing teams. This visual feast is the most diverse 4th of July Parade in the country, and people of all ages will surely enjoy the patriotic pageantry as it winds through the nation’s most historic square mile.

Come witness Patriotic Pageantry as over 5,000 participants from across the nation celebrate America’s Birthday in America’s Birthplace. This year’s parade features a “Heroes Salute” honoring the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 – The United States Military, veterans, firefighters and police officers. You won’t want to miss the 2012 Independence Day Parade!

Party on the Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th Street to Eakins Oval, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The highly anticipated day-long Party on the Parkway kicks off at noon on the BenjaminFranklin Parkway from 20thStreet to Eakins Oval, featuring blocks and blocks of exciting and educational activities, games, entertainment andfood for the whole family until 7 p.m.
The festival offers three music stages, a wealth of music programming throughout the day, sporting events, an art pavilion incorporating an array of eclectic talent that performs and interacts with the crowd and many more activities. A Go 4th & Learn area for children presented by Radio Disney also will be offered, bringing education to life through interactive games, make-and-take arts and crafts, a Radio Disney Music Stage and face-painting. Food vendors will fill the Parkway cooking up delicious food to delight the whole family.

Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th and Eakins Oval, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Roots will serve as the house band for the Wawa Welcome America! Philly 4th of July Jam – “The Largest Free Concert in America.” The festival’s Musical Director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson will perform alongside an incredibly talented array of the brightest and boldest talent on the national music scene including Queen Latifah, Daryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas and more special guests, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Following this spectacular performance will be an amazing fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Wawa Welcome America! is a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia, and is produced by Welcome America, Inc. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at @July4thPhilly.


At the Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show I ran into
Hunter Pence with girlfriend Savannah Swetland (She told me some people pronounce it sweatland, and others sweetland). Seems more than just batting practice went on in Clearwater, as that’s where this new couple met. Savannah tells me she lives here now and loves Philly.

She's gorgeous, and sweet to boot (I'll call her Sweetland.) Congratulations to them for finding each other. At one point she said to me that the fans really loved him and that was so nice. She didn't know he was so popular. (very sweet)
Check out Hand & Stone for all your spa & massage needs. (Thanks for advertising.)

Check out my Philly Mag column on the Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show for lots of other fun photos, and stories you won't hear any where else.(I know you've seen the photos everywhere else, but you haven't heard my stories.)

High Balls and High Heels Happy Hour at 10 Arts. Plus a $230 LOUIS XIII EXPERIENCE, & 1518 B&G Has Frank on Friday's

I'm a little behind in my blog entries as it's been a hectic, and I'm grateful, Social Season.
The High Balls and High Heels Happy Hour was held at 10 Arts inside the Ritz Carlton
on Friday June 1st.
Mixologist Steve Diaz and Chef Nathan Volz

 Boyds provided designer heels, while a Mixologist Steve Diaz taught the women
how to make skinny cocktails.  Caitlyn Shubert and Stephanie Clark.

Carol Drumstas, Brown & Forman, Kristin Conrad and Andrea Dubusky, Captial Wine and Spirits.
Cianel Palmer, Director of First Impressions at Northwestern Mutual Promotional Specialist at Capital Wine & Spirits and Nicole Cook.
Upcoming Ritz Carlton Happenings: TUESDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2012
THE LOUIS XIII EXPERIENCE A rare and intimate LOUIS XIII experience will be presented by Pierre-Antoine Bollet, LOUIS XIII Ambassador. Six-Course dinner and wine pairings presented by Chef Nathan Volz

6:30 PM

Seating is very limited, contact Wendy Wilhelm at

Jessica Loschky and Chelsea Plesnitzer. Today check out SIPS at 10 Arts, and get 10% off your dinner.
Lavonna Reed and daughter Jasmine Reed.
Mackenzie Parker, Jamal Parker, and Jenna Rossi. The Parker's are heading back to their old stomping ground, Sin City. They've already gotten a McMansion crib with a few guest rooms for visitors.

Sonya Bright, David Maser, and Rachel Davidson (Did these peeps coordinate their soft patel outfits. Looking very fashionable as usual.) Another favorite hangout for SIPS is Table 31 (I just went to an event there last night. I loved the set up on the Plaza >> . Check out 1518 Bar & Grill. I ran into the owner yesterday who told me that on Friday's he has a singer Steven, who sings Frank Sinatra from 6 - 10PM. Sounds good, Italian food, and Frank on Fridays. It's gonna be hot out for the next few days, stay hydrated and be careful with your spirits and caffeine, the Red Cross tweeted me yesterday.