Weekend events primer – May Day edition

Friday, May 4 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm. 3rd Annual Spirits & History at Gloria Dei (Old Swede’s Church), 916 Swanson St. Hear stories of the Swedish trailblazers now resting at Old Swede’s graveyard while tasting spirits matched to their life-and-times. Food & drink, story telling and jazz. Proceeds benefit the preservation

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South Philly’s ‘Secret’ Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces

  Now that Spring is finally here you might be looking for a quiet green space where you can enjoy the sunshine.  Curbed Philly posted a great list of 25 ‘secret’ parks and green spaces in the city.  South Philly was represented by eight sites from six neighborhoods: Hawthorne Park

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Former Cooley’s Bar in Whitman to reopen as Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy

The owner of the Spring Garden-based bar The Institute is planning a new concept for Whitman. Owner Charlie Collazo is in the process of renovating the former Cooley’s Bar location at 3rd and Porter. This new bar, called Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy, is expected to open in January of 2017.

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