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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Free water ice on the Fourth of July from D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats in Pennsport

To celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, a new Pennsport water ice spot called D’Emilio’s Old World Ice Treats will be giving out free water ice at their grand opening at 1216 S. 2nd St.

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Photo of owner Chris D’Emilio from Facebook.

Not only will they be handing out their ice treats at that location, but owner Chris D’Emilio will also be handing out water ice around the city.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Graduate Hospital 

Erace brothers of Green Aisle Grocery are getting a Food Network show

The Erace brothers opened the first location of Green Aisle Grocery back in 2009 at 1618 E. Passyunk Ave. Since then, they opened a second location at 2241 Grays Ferry Ave. in 2014 and are soon expanding beyond South Philly with a new location opening in Fishtown.

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Pic from Green Aisle’s website

Now owners Andrew and Adam Erace will be expanding to a national audience with a show called Great American Food Finds coming to the Food Network.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Kids night bike parade and movie night at Jefferson Square Park

Now that summer is officially here, kids are likely to be hopping on their bikes, cherishing their time off from school and the hot summer weather.

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Jefferson Square Park, 4th Street at Washington Avenue 

Jefferson Square Park at 4th and Washington is hosting an event to gather the neighborhood kids for a bike parade on Wednesday, July 8.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

East Passyunk car show and street fair to celebrate 10th year on July 26

The annual car show and street fair on East Passyunk Avenue will be kicking off its 10th year with festivities on July 26.

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Photo from last year’s event.

The event, held between Broad and Dickinson Streets, will of course feature plenty of cars, in addition to live music, crafts, circus performers, plenty of food options and more.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

New CHOP center location at Broad and Morris was once an orphanage

We’ve been following the development of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s new multi-use wellness complex being built at Broad and Morris for a while now.

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Rendering courtesy of CHOP

While it was previously the site of a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia (this new complex will include a library, as well), the history of the location doesn’t stop there. Prior to the library being built on the property in the 1960s, the location was the home of The Southern Home for Destitute Children, an orphanage.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Bearded Ladies Cabaret performances at PHS pop-up gardens

Now that it’s officially summer, the PHS pop-up gardens are full of activity. With two South Philly gardens, located at 9th and Wharton and on South Street, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

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A look at the 9th and Wharton pop-up garden.

To add to the enjoyment of grabbing some drinks with friends here, you can catch performances from the Bearded Ladies Cabaret at the gardens on select dates throughout July.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Townhomes to replace parking lot at 7th and Bainbridge

The area around 7th and Bainbridge will be seeing some changes in the near future.

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Last week we told you about the small warehouse at 7th and Kater that will be demolished for apartments and retail. In addition to that development, the parking lot across the street will soon be gone, with seven townhomes, all with parking, set to replace the lot.

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