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October 2017


Rodney McLeod & Eagles Teammates Dress Up for Halloween for A Good Cause

Rodney McLeod & Eagles Teammates Dress Up for Halloween for A Good Cause

Halloween Ping Pong-A-Palooza Fundraiser at SPiN Philly (ping pong club) benefiting American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation hosted by

Eagles Rodney McLeod (and girlfriend Erika Lee) took place last night and a lot of his teammates came out to support him, and dressed for the occasion

Danielle Triplett, CMP Director, Community Relations and Events for AACR, guest and Mitch Stoller, MA – Philanthropy and Development Executive Director of the AACR Foundation  Michelle Miller, Josh DeMarco, Kim Crawford and Marcus Allen.
OMG MICHELLE did everyone’s make up. That girl is talented.

Marielle Ritchie and John RitchieMcLeod
Morrisa Jenkins and Malcom Jenkins.
(Congrats on their baby due in January)
Nelson Agholor with Jilly a young girl in remission.McLeod
Happy Birthday to MyNEWPhilly’s Kyree Terrell with his team.McLeod
Malcolm Jenkins getting into game mode at SPiN Philly’s social Ping Pong ClubMcLeod
Rodney McLeod and Mitch Stoller, MA – Philanthropy and Development Executive Director of the AACR Foundation with
a $20,000 proceeds from the event being donated to AACR

Torrey Smith and Alshon Jeffery

The winner of Best Costume “The Headless Cowboy” won a pair of tickets to the December 31, 2017 Eagles vs Dallas game at Linc.


A Spooky Good Time was had at The Young Friends of the Academy of Music Monster’s Ball

A Spooky Good Time was had at The Young Friends of the Academy of Music Monster’s Ball
The Young Friends of the Academy of Music held their annual Halloween party “The Monster’s Ball” at XIX at the Bellevue in Center City on Friday, October28th. Co-chairs Martin Ihrig, and Alison Young welcomed nearly 200 fashionably dressed guests — most wearing fancy masks — to the event. The attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Proceeds from the event benefit the Academy of Music Restoration Fund. The Academy of Music’s 161st Anniversary Ball and Concert will be held on Saturday, January 27th, 2018.

Elizabeth Wixted and Kyle Scott


Emile Anderson, Meredith West, Erin Cook, Joe Vaccone and James Delmonico

Martin Ihrig, co-chair Young Friends of the Academy Ball and Alison Young , co-chair Young Friends of the Academy Ball


Billy Rossi and Claire Allamby, senior director, Academy of Music Restoration Fund

Guest, Michael Magnatta and Joy Deibert

The Orchestra’s Young Friends program began about five years ago as an effort to attract more young concertgoers. “We wanted to break down some perceived barriers to concertgoing,” Philadelphia Orchestra Vice President of Marketing Janice Hay says. “Before launching the program we talked to a number of young professionals and found out many of them didn’t know anything about The Philadelphia Orchestra. They weren’t willing to pay for something they weren’t familiar with. They had perceptions that concerts were always sold out, or not affordable. In addition, many people thought you had to dress up to go to a concert and felt the Kimmel Center might be an uptight scene. But it isn’t.”

The Young Friends program was the result. With free membership and the ability to purchase up to two tickets at a reduced rate for most concerts, it brings together dynamic and successful professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who have a love for music and an interest in exploring arts and culture. (source)

Stacey Kracher, Anthony Dodaro , Aida Sparta and Brandon Morrison


Evan Solomon, Ryan Kaysen and Katie Clemm

Ashlee Fuglio and Marquita Eshun

Jackie Raab and Josh Raab


Katelyn Smith, Sirelle Torres and Alyssa Creitz


Mystery Man

About Academy of Music

Known as “The Grand Old Lady of Locust Street,” the Academy of Music is the oldest grand opera house in the United States still used for its original purpose. Each January, the Anniversary Concert and Ball is the primary annual fundraising event for this National Historic Landmark, original home of The Philadelphia Orchestra and current home to resident companies The Opera Company of Philadelphia and The Pennsylvania Ballet. Proceeds provide the restoration and preservation support necessary to maintain the Academy of Music as an architectural and cultural jewel and a tremendous source of pride for our region. For more information please visit

The support of the Young Friends of the Academy of Music is a crucial part of ensuring that this iconic building—that has been an integral part of the fabric of Philadelphia’s arts and culture community for more than a century and a half—continues for generations to come. The Young Friends are truly the future of the Academy of Music! Spooky
Alexander Hankin and Danielle Hankin

Lynsie Solomon, and Kristin Detterline, who with Matthew Malinowski
will be the 2019  co-chairs of The Young Friends of the Academy of Music


Adorable Kids at the 6th Annual East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday

Adorable Kids at the 6th Annual East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presented a double dose of spooktacular fun with free activities for the kids, adults and even fido too! The 6th Annual East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday returns on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Family activities included pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, live music, trick or treating, costume contests (for children and dogs), pet treats and more. For the grown-ups enjoy live music, 40 craft and arts vendors, fall fare, spirited cocktails, and more.

AdorableHugh Hefner
Businesses between the Singing Fountain and Mifflin Triangle (Mifflin and East Passyunk) opened their doors to trick or treaters. Most activities were held at the iconic Singing Fountain (EPA and Tasker),

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Love her, makes me want to have some ice creamAdorable
The winner in baby category, yes there’s a baby in there – Cheesesteak with Wiz Adorable Adorable Adorable
Kids crafts

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Tomorrow I’ll have pooches at the Piazza and South Street Headhouse fun. Don’t miss out next year, these three neighborhoods really
created great programing for family fun.


Happy Halloween Week – Plus this weeks Links to Parties You Might Have Attended

Hey it’s Sunday, and rainy so let’s catch up on parties the Philly Chit Chat team photographed this week.



This year The Arthritis Foundation has launched the Bone Bash a Halloween Fundraiser for Arthritis across all their branches, but I’m sure no one had the perfect location to hold theirs as we did at our own bone museum, the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

CBS Philly Bone Bash

The Bone Bash

After the Bone Bash last Friday night, I was enticed by the tunes I heard coming from the Barnes Museum, which is fairly close to my house. I remembered they were hosting their quarterly Young Friends event, this one was to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the museums new location.

It’s always a great time, and crowded with ticket prices at a reasonable $35  with a cash bar and snacks to buy. Mole Street Entertainment provides the music and their DJ and bands always pack the floor.

Young Friends at Barnes Museum

RUSH ART Philly with The Simmons brothers on PSM

AACR Party with a Purpose CBS Philly

Philly Style Mag

Philadelphia Hospitality Honors Paul R. Levy At 2017 Vision For Philadelphia Award Gala

CBS Philly AKA Opening

PSM Photos of AKA Opening

Jeff Erb and friends first outing with an upscale, fun interactive masquerade party was a huge success. I was really impressed that people dressed to the nines to
attend the event. I’m going to write more about this party on PCC this week.

CBS Philly Shadow And Flame Presents Prospero’s Ball At Fringearts’ La Peg

PHOTOS: Prospero’s Ball at La Peg- Metro Philly

Have I mentioned how much I love working with CBS3Philly. I got to go shoot a day of activities with some of the cast of Superior Donuts.

PHOTOS: Stars From The CBS Hit Comedy ‘Superior Donuts’ Visit CAPA And Factory Donuts

All next week I’ll be posting more photos from Halloween parties and other events happening around town, plus some interesting gossip, engagements & weddings


Komen Philadelphia Celebrates The Greater Gatsby While Raising Funds

Komen Philadelphia Celebrates The Greater Gatsby While Raising Funds

On Saturday, October 14, the Susan G. Komen Foundation hosted the 16th Annual Pink Tie Ball to continue their fight against breast cancer at Cescaphe Event Group’s Vie. This year’s theme “The Greater Gatsby”, guests will enjoy an array of activities that play on the popular flapper era including dressing up in the era’s popular flapper and gangster look, their was even a “speakeasy” door with a password that allowed you to enter.

The Smyrna Police Department has a Komen Pink Car

The cocktail party decor was created by Kristine Izak,

while the decor for the ballroom was done by Scott Rothenberger , PLACE


Elaine Grobman, CEO, Susan G Komen Philadelphia and Dr. Sidney Grobman
“We are coming together to support our fight against breast cancer and celebrate the many victories we have achieved together,” says Elaine Grobman, CEO of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia

Dottie Giordano and Frank Giordano, President & CEO of The Philly POPS and President & CEO of Atlantic Trailer Leasing Company
Frank was presented the “Friend of the Fight” Award from Susan G. Komen at the 16th Annual Pink Tie Ball in Philadelphia.



There was a wide array of fun items available to bid on during the silent auction


Jeanette Stephens-El and John Dixon

Gatsby'sStacy and Jules Vorndran

Spirits from Boardroom



Co chairs Thomas Bove and Michele T. Schina  greet the guests as CBSPhilly’s Stephanie Stahl and Natasha Brown look on.
PS Tom and I went to Paul VI together. it’s always so fun to run into him at Komen events. Komen is very near and dear to his heart, and he and his fiance Michele do so much for the organization. He was one of the best dressers in high school, looking dapper above as well; as well as super nice.


Troy Windham, Wendy Newell, MD and Karen Kelly
Troy and Wendy are married, later in life Troy’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and Dr. Newel became her doctor. She saved her sister in law’s life.

Gatsby'sEntertainment followed, then dinner and dancing to complete a great night to raise funds to battle breast cancer.

PS PhillyChitChat readers, sorry I missed Wednesday. Thanks for visiting as I see the numbers were still high. As you know Social Season is kicking my butt. So many events. Tonight oh my, The Philly Mag Whiskey Fest at the Linc. Bruce Willis is being honored by the Phila Film Society, and it’s rumored the whole Glass crew will be there, sadly not me, I’m photographing what is going to be one of the coolest Halloween Masquerade parties this year, and in the future – Prospero’s Ball at La Peg. PhillyChitChat’s Mike Hirata will be shooting Timothy’s School Austic Fundraiser in the burbs and there are a lot of other fun parties happening tonight. This weekend I’ll be shooting 2 events Friday, 3 on Saturday, working all day Sunday, then 2 events on Monday. It’s all fun, and I love bringing it to you. I will again promise to not miss a day, I hate when I do that too. Thanks HughE