Free Services for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture

Free Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga and More for Grand Opening of South Philly Community Acupuncture

South Philly Community Acupuncture announces the grand opening of their third location at 519 S. 9th Street inside the Healing Arts Collective.


Adrian King, Healing Arts Collective and Lauren Buckley, South Philly Community Acupuncture

Owner Lauren O. Buckley, LAc, MSOM was one of the region’s pioneers in acupuncture that is responsible for acupuncture gaining in popularity and becoming more mainstream in recent years. She has an almost cult-like following of loyal patients and customers at her existing two locations – seeing more than 150 people per week. The new location will aim to double that number in year one.

This weekend, to celebrate the third new location off of South Street – AND to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Healing Arts Collective – SPCA and HAC will host a special Grand Opening Wellness Day and Open House on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The public is invited to come out for free services all afternoon – including free community acupuncture, massage, bodywork, sound healing, Reiki, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, meditation and more.

On top of free services guests will enjoy healthy snacks from Fuel and P’unk Burger, plus other restaurants and places in the neighborhood – plus fresh juices, wine, lemonade and other sips.

Healing Arts Collective, as mentioned, celebrates its third anniversary.  Healing Arts Collective is owned and operated by health and wellness professionals, practicing a wide range of therapeutic modalities all under one roof and operating as a health and wellness community or village. With the addition of South Philly Community Acupuncture, owner Adrian’s vision for this healing and wellness community comes full circle.

The Grand Opening Wellness Day this weekend on Saturday, April 21st, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm is free and open to the public, no registration required. The line-up for Saturday’s free events and workshops is as follows:

– Adrian King – Myofascial Release – 1:30-2:30pm
– Paul Millwood – Integrative Massage –  12-4pm
– Lauren Newmyer – Thai Massage – 12-4pm
– Douglas Garcia – Integrative Massage – 12-4pm
– Victoria Powell – Reiki – 12-4pm
– Jennifer Binford Johnson – 30min Gyrotonic sessions 1:00-4pm

– Lori Hedrick – Kundalini Yoga – 12:30-1:15pm
– Gail Kotel – Stump the PT: Q&A session, and Pilates Demo – 1:15-2:00pm
– Amy Edlestein – Mindfulness Meditation – 2:15 – 3:00pm
– Iron Gump w/ Adrian King – Sound Journey – 3:15 – 4:00pm

– Haylee Warner – Gemerosity – Vendor (gemstone jewelry)
– Art opening by artist Eddy Rhenals

All workshops and services are complimentary and will last between 15 and 20 minutes. Guests are encouraged to sign-up for time slots when they arrive. Guests are invited to enjoy one or more services as time allows, plus tours of the building, sips and snacks. Thank you to P’unk Burger on East Passyunk who will be provided Pulled Portobello Organic Vegan Sliders and Fuel who will be provided salads, snacks and fresh juices. Other refreshments and bites will also be available.

For questions or more information, please call 215-279-3932.


Photos: Cancer Support Community 4 th Annual Monte Carlo Night

Photos: Cancer Support Community 4 th Annual Monte Carlo Night

Approximately 200 guests came out and tried their luck at Cancer Support Community Greater
Philadelphia’s 4 th Annual Monte Carlo Night on Friday, April 13th. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, music and
the very energetic MC! Players tried their hand at games such as Black Jack, Craps, Double Roulette,
Three Card Poker and many more.


All night players were able to scope out the prizes they were hoping
to win such as Disney Hopper Passes, a 2010 Stanley Cup Chris Pronger jersey and a two night stay in Las
Vegas. Monte Monte Monte

While taking a break from all of the games and fun guests were able to have a chance for a photo
op both by Tara Lessard and her crew from Freedom G Photography and a photo booth! CSCGP was able
to surpass their fundraising goal thanks to the generosity of those who attended!


PIFA Patron Party on Tuesday, April 10 & Info on Events

PIFA Patron Party on Tuesday, April 10

says the website, and having been to the previous 3 I have to agree. PIFA 2018 Schedule of Events – MAY 31 to JUN 10

Last week they had the sponsor party at the Comcast Center. I couldn’t make it as I was shooting the Sidney Kimmel’s Men’s Event at Prime Rib, but they were nice enough to send me a few pixs. I’ll be shooting their gala coming up in May.
The Kimmel Center also announced the centerpiece of PIFA 2018 – the return of Transe Express, the French performance troupe that PIFA lovers will remember from their amazing spectacle during the 2011 Festival when more than 200,000 visitors packed the Avenue of the Arts to witness the ‘jaw-dropping sensation.’ The group will bring the World Premiere of Crystal Palace – a 30-foot human chandelier with more than 50 live performers and dancers. Crystal Palace will be a full, 90-minute performance that artistically recreates the history of dance – from The Waltz and Tango, to the Charleston, the Swing and Disco – through air acrobats and integrated dance groups.


Dilworth Park

June 3, attend anytime between 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

A new landmark for Philadelphia – built by Philadelphians! The public will help build the fantastical, epic, temporary People’s Tower and watch in amazement as it soars above Dilworth Park. The People’s Tower will stand overnight and be demolished at 7:00 p.m. the following day. For previous examples of Olivier Grossetête’s work, visit

Kimmel Center’s Hamilton Garden

June 4, 2:00 p.m.

Hear a panel of star-studded public artists, place makers, and arts administrators discuss what exactly is public space, and what it means to create art within it. Learn how public art is different from art presented in a traditional theater, and how it connects an audience.

Panelists include:

Jane Golden – Founder and Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia

Robert van Leer – Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning, The Kennedy Center

Rachel Chanoff – Director, THE OFFICE performing arts + film

Linda diPietro – Artistic Director Indisciplinarte, Terni Festival (Terni, Italy)

Pierre Sauvageot – Director of Lieux Publics (Marseilles, France)

Werner Schrempf – Artistic Director, La Strada (Graz, Austria)

Anna Anderegg – Founder and Choreographer, Asphalt Piloten (Berlin, Germany)

Olivier Grossetête – Installation Artist (France)

Jay Wahl – Artistic Director, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

PIFA 2018 Schedule of Events – MAY 31 to JUN 10