relaxing river activities + 2 charity events
→Now that hump day is pretty much behind us, we’re thinking ahead to the weekend. Since the forecast is full of sunshine, we’ve got some great ideas about how to spend your downtime outside, and we’re also putting the spotlight on a couple charity events worth knowing about.
Outdoor Fun (river style)
On the Schuylkill:
- Get the weekend started early tomorrow evening with Movie Night on the banks (how can you say no to Rocky?)
- Take a riverboat tour to Bartram’s Gardens (home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram) on Saturday
On the Delaware:
- Tomorrow evening at Penn’s Landing, watch The Avengers under the stars
- On Friday, grab lunch from Reuben on Rye, Cupcakes 2 Go and two other food trucks during Food Truck Friday at the Adventure Aquarium parking lot (Camden Waterfront)
On the Brandywine:
- Enjoy beautiful views of Chester County (and dinner, if you’d like) during a hot air balloon flight
- Take a trot, er walk on the wild side with a horseback ride and picnic along the water
This Saturday evening, Bebashi—Transition to Hope and Urban Angel Foundation (UAF) will host Halos for Hope from 8PM-12AM at PAFA. (You may have seen/heard us buzzing about this event because we volunteered PR services.) The black-tie fundraiser will feature entertainment from Urban Guerilla Orchestra, fabulous silent auction items, a VIP lounge, open bar, food by Jimmy Duffy and more. For more information and tickets, please click here. Monies raised will help Bebashi continue to provide culturally sensitive health information and services, as well as education, direct services, research and technical assistance aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS transmissions and other health disparities in the urban community. Urban Angel Foundation will use funds to maintain and grow the pro-bono services that the organization offers to urban communities in Philadelphia.
If you’re into cars, this Sunday is the (free to the public) 4th annual 4UDREW Car Show & Festival in Doyelstown. Browse cool vehicles (all years, makes and model cars, trucks and motorcycles) and enjoy music, vendors, food, games and raffles while you’re at it. 4uDREW was established in the memory Richard Andrew Panettieri, who died tragically in a motor cross accident in March of 2006. His passion was drifting, and he was actively involved with Tony Angelo, a professional driver and President of Drift Alliance. Proceeds from the event (and all 4UDREW events) will directly impact several of the charities where Drew used to volunteer, including the Mother of Sorrows and Saint Vincent’s soup kitchens in Philadelphia.