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Memorial Day Weekend In Philly

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • May 26, 2011
    • Franklin Square
      • Franklin Square
      • Photo Credit: M. Kennedy for GPTMC
    • The Piazza at Schmidts
      • The Piazza at Schmidts
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for GPTMC
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Memorial Day Weekend In Philly

There’s nothing like kicking off summer with Memorial Day Weekend in Philly--and the forecast is looking good. We’re talking BBQ’s, music, art and more. So grab your family and friends and make a weekend of it.


Here are a couple of our top picks for happenings this weekend.

Fourth Wall Arts Salon

Saturday, May 28

6:30 p.m.

Media Bureau

725 N. 4th Street

Fourth Wall Arts Salon is a monthly series that brings together artists and intellectuals for an night of art, music, dance, theater and lectures at various cultural venues throughout the city. This Saturday, Fourth Wall celebrates its one year anniversary by returning to Media Bureau, which is where they had their first salon. The lineup for this salon includes: visual artist and Philly 360 Creative Ambassador Ernel Martinez, spoken word and visual artist Bernard Collins, dancer Brinae Ali, alternative-rock duo Suspect 9, DJ Supreme and live house band The Jimmy Crack Corn Experiment.


Celebration of Black Writing Festival:

Music Liberation: A Mini-Arts Festival for Communities Touched by Incarceration

Saturday, May 28

1 - 4 p.m.

Church of the Advocate

1801 W. Diamond Street

Join Art Sanctuary for major fun at this “Mini” Arts Festival, as they present performances by Grammy-nominated composer and trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe, trombonist Brent White, and the rest of the local band Napoleon Dolomite. The festival will also include adult writing workshops, arts and craft activities for children and an open mic! 


Watch Phillies vs Mets at the Piazza

Sunday, May 29

1 p.m.

Piazza at Schmidts

2nd Street and Germantown Avenue

Catch the Phillies vs Mets game on the Piazza Jumbotron. While you’re there, you might want to check out the Market at the Piazza which begins at noon, and grab a burger and a shake at P.Y.T.


Summer Breeze: BBQ Edition

Sunday, May 29

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.


1400 S. Columbus Boulevard

Now, this sounds like the perfect way to spend the Sunday night before Memorial Day. A rooftop barbeque with southern cookin’ and good music. DJ AfroDJiak and DJ Mike Nyce will keep the party going all night under the stars, and the ladies behind the popular Inside the Studio series—Flygirrl, Laiya St. Clair and DJ AfroDJiak will be your hosts.


Memorial Day Fun in Franklin Square

Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30

Franklin Square

6th and Race Streets

Grab your family for some fun in Franklin Square. There will also be face painting, fun and games on the Great Lawn. Plus, be a kid again when you play minigolf and have a Tastykake Milkshake from SquareBurger. And did we mention there's a carousel?


Chaddsford Winery Memorial Day Picnic & Tasting Weekend

Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30

Chaddsford Winery

632 Baltimore Pike

Chadds Ford, PA

Looking for a little day drinking and a picnic? Take a trip just outside of the city to Chaddsford Winery for their Memorial Day Picnic & Tasting Weekend. For $10 per person, enjoy wine tastings, a souvenir logo glass to take home and live music.


Free to Be: The Artistry & Impact of African Americans in Paris, 1900-1940

Through September 4
African American Museum
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
From the iconic performer Josephine Baker to Philadelphia native and opera diva Marian Anderson, Free to Be explores the contributions of African American artists in both Paris and Philadelphia during the era of Jim Crow and jazz. You’ll definitely be amazed and inspired by the rich history, remarkable stories and phenomenal art!     


Last chance!

Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion

Through June 5

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA

There are two words to describe this new collection—bold and beautiful! The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a vivid collection of innovative sculptural dresses by Italian designer Roberto Capucci. The exhibition will showcase the evolution of Capucci’s designs from the 1950s to present day including over 80 fabulous dresses, original drawings and sketches.  


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