Compiled by Josephine Cardillo
- 5pm. The Bok Bar is open for the season! Enjoy brews with a view and try the new Middle Eastern-inspired bites by Chef Paul Gaberson. Be sure to buy a Founder’s Solid Gold Lager – for every can sold, $0.50 will be donated directly to Southwark Elementary School across the street! Hours vary by day: Friday 5pm – 1am, Saturday 5pm – 1am, Sunday 2pm – 11pm. 800 Mifflin Street.
- Assorted hours. Parks on Tap at FDR Park. Raise a glass to the sunny summer days ahead with fresh-air brews and bites at the Parks on Tap pop-up in FDR Park. Come join your neighbors for food, music, and entertainment. Hours: Friday 4-11 pm. Saturday 1 – 11 pm. Sunday & Monday (extended for Memorial Day!) 12 – 10 pm.
- 11am – 7pm. Sail Philadelphia – Tall Ships Waterfront Festival. See nearly a dozen historic tall ships, with billowing sails at Penn’s Landing. Offerings include ship tours, sailing excursions, and a waterfront carnival. Tickets here.
- 6pm – 11pm. Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. Now through June 30th, experience one of Philadelphia’s most unique spectacles at Franklin Square. Features this year include new lighting technology and displays never before seen in North America. 200 North 6th Street. Timed tickets available online.
- Watch our own Phillies take on the Blue Jays, May 25-27, at Citizens Bank Park.
Friday, May 25
- 7pm. Beethoven, Bartok & Bella Vista Neighbors Association. Poor Richard’s Chamber Music Society hosts a house concert at 710 Warnock St. The $10 suggested donation supports BVNA’s sidewalk cleaning initiatives.
- Dusk/7pm. Hawthorne Park Movie Night This month’s featured film: Academy Award-winner “COCO.” This free event takes place the 4th Friday of every month through September. Hawthorne Park is located at 12th & Catharine streets.
- 7pm – 10pm. – BYOB to the Twilight in the Garden series at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street. This week: create colorful lanterns using recycled glass jars and tissue paper.
Saturday, May 26
- 3pm. Hall & Oates at the Hoagie Nation Festival. See Philly’s own Hall and Oates curate and headline this music festival and celebration of our humble hoagie. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 North Columbus Boulevard.
- 9pm. Fireworks at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Wondering where to watch the fireworks? Check out this helpful guide.
Sunday, May 27
- 3pm – 7pm. Relax to some of Philly’s finest jazz musicians on Sunday afternoons through twilight with Jazz in the Park at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard. Continues through Sunday, September 16.
- Every Wednesday. 3pm – 7pm. Fountain Farmers’ Market. Get your fresh produce and baked goods at East Passyunk Avenue’s weekly farmers’ market. Now through the end of summer, at the Singing Fountain at Passyunk & Tasker Street.
- May 24 through Sept. 3. Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, the Midway featuring the giant Ferris wheel, food and concessions. Pay as you go. 101 South Columbus Boulevard.