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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - On this date in 1947, President Truman signed legislation unifying the two branches of the armed forces into the Department of Defense. The branches merged were the Army and the Navy. The Air Force was separated from the Army at the same time and made an independent force.
     
           

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

  • - A special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially those of the US and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea. The display of the US flag is encouraged on this day.
     
           

Friday, July 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This war is also known as the First World War or the Great War. It was a global war originating in Europe that began on July 28th,1914 and lasted until November 11th,1918. The assignation of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife by a Serbian nationalist is what provoked this war. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was the formal beginning of the war.
     
           

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Jazz, Dance, Dancing, Entertainment, 1920's, Family Fun, Live Music
    - JAZZ AGE PARTY SET TO TAKE-OVER GLEN FOERD MANSION WITH FULL DAY OF 1920’S MUSIC, DANCING, ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, DRINK, VINTAGE SHOPPING AND MORE

    - Philadelphia’s premiere roaring Twenties party to draw guests from around the region to outdoor lawn party at the last Gilded Age mansion on the Delaware River -

    Philadelphia, PA -- Jazz Age on the Delaware will return on Saturday, July 29, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, on the estate of Glen Foerd on the Delaware. Enjoy open-air merriment with 1920’s music and dancing, live entertainment, dance lessons, elaborate picnics, vintage-inspired food and drink, vintage shopping, mansion tours, lawn games, antique automobiles, pie baking and fashion contests, and much more. Plan to step out in your best period attire and celebrate the elegance of the era.

    Tickets are on sale now at click for details. Children 12 and under are free. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Glen Foerd’s new environmental programs.

    Glen Foerd on the Delaware is one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful public parks and historic sites. The Gilded Age estate, which boasts a beautiful mansion and numerous outbuildings, will serve as the grand host for the roaring Twenties party. Step through the estate’s front gates and travel back to a time when the Charleston was all the rage on the dance floor, hemlines and hairstyles were on the rise, and libations went underground with Prohibition.

    “Jazz Age on the Delaware is a day to experience and partake in the free-spirited fun so prevalent in the 1920s,” said Executive Director Meg Sharp Walton. “Guests will come as close as they’ll ever get to an era where it seemed as though good times would never end.”

    Revelers will enjoy an experience that brings together the best of 1920s music, dancing, fashion, food, drink and more. All festivities listed below will take place on the Glen Foerd grounds at 5001 Grant Avenue, and are included with the price of admission (unless otherwise noted). The rain date is Sunday, July 30 th . Tickets are non-refundable.

    For more information about Jazz Age, visit or call (215) 632-5330, follow @phillyjazzage on Twitter and like Jazz Age on the Delaware on Facebook.

    LIVE PERFORMANCES

    Jazz Age on the Delaware presents the bees knees of entertainment from Philadelphia and New York City. The line-up will include:

    Dandy Wellington & His Band - With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance.

    Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society – Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society specialize in playing jazz, blues, and pop music from 1900-1934. With a focus on the Jazz Age, this ensemble boasts an extensive catalog of songs that will surely get you dancing.

    The Gin Canaries – The Gin Canaries have Miss Christa Hackenberg and Paul Salter on vocals (and horns), Louis Marchesani on guitar and banjo, and David Graves on the keys. Each member shares a love of the jazz era and together, these birds bring it back to life.

    The Minsky Sisters – The Minksy Sisters are swingin’ and shufflin’, tappin’ and flappin’ their way around speakeasy street, hoping to give you a glimpse of what has been referred to as “sizzle!”

    The Old City Sweethearts – The Old City Sweethearts are ready to tap their shoes and cut a rug! These lovely ladies from Philadelphia can turn any party or event into a real vintage soirée.

    If your toes start tapping and you find that you don’t know the moves, complimentary Charleston lessons will be provided on the dance floor under the blue skies.

    FOOD AND LIBATIONS

    Prohibition may have been law, but in the Twenties, rules were meant to be broken. Enjoy vintage-inspired cocktails, as well as handcrafter beer, while enjoying the sights and sounds of Jazz Age on the Delaware. Cocktails feature Bluecoat American Dry Gin, handcrafted right here in Philadelphia – the birthplace of America. Bluecoat represents the pinnacle of artisanal craft spirits. The distillery, tasting room and event space is located in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.

    Our beer sponsor, Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, is a craft brewery and taproom operating in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Saint Benjamin’s interprets classic styles and design new creations such as the India Cream Ale and Junto, a coffee kolsch. The brewery, taproom and restaurant is located in the historic carriage house and stables of the defunct Theo Finkenauer Brewery.

    Jazz Age tips the hat to Prohibition days with no outside spirits allowed on premises. All guests must be 21 or older to drink.

    There are two options for your dining pleasure. Bring a picnic basket chock full of your homemade cuisine, or choose from delicious dishes from the area’s best food trucks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket to relax on the lawn! NO outside alcohol is allowed.

    PIE BAKING CONTEST

    Dust off your grandmother’s recipe box, get out your rolling pin and enter the Jazz Age on the Delaware’s pie baking contest.

    Pies will be judged on the day of the event by a panel of esteemed judges that will include the region’s top bakers. Organizers are looking for the flakiest and most tender crusts. Pie categories will include fruit and sweet pies, savory pies and most original pies. Upon arrival, contestants will drop off their pies by 12:30pm at the porch of the mansion. All Jazz Age guests can watch the judging at 1:30pm.

    Here are the rules:
     You must be an attendee of Jazz Age on the Delaware to enter.
     All pies must be made from scratch.
     Entries will be accepted on the day of the event.
     You may register as many times as you’d like, but each pie can only be submitted into one category.
     A list of ingredients must be submitted with your entry, but measurements are not required. We just want to know what we’re getting into.
     Pies should not need heat or refrigeration.
     Pies should be delivered in disposable pie tins.

    FASHION CONTEST

    What’s better than being the best dressed in high school? Being the best dressed of the 1920s!Put together an outfit that will steal the show! It’s easy to enter the fashion contest. Just give your name to the judges at the fashion contest table when you arrive. Prizes will be awarded to the “Most Dapper Gent” and the “Most Fashionable Flapper.”

    One runner up will be selected in each category. Contestants will be sorted by the gender of their outfit, not the gender of the contestant. The criteria for our judges include: design, authenticity, and flair so come dressed to the nines and win some prizes!

    As part of the authentic Jazz Age experience, all guests are strongly encouraged to dress in 1920’s attire.

    MANSION TOURS

    Step inside the beautiful Glen Foerd mansion for guided tours that show off notable features, including cantilevered grand staircase, impressive pipe organ, stained glass skylights, and even a rathskeller (translation: basement beer hall). Hear about the people, both wealthy and working class, that are part of the Glen Foerd story.

    SHOPPING, SIGHTS, GAMES AND MORE

    On the ground surrounding the mansion, look for vendors selling their vintage fashions, decor and memorabilia. Antique cars from the 1920s will be parked in the grand circle in front of the mansion’s main door. Stoll over to the riverside garden terrace and relax at the cigar bar. Join your pals in a game of croquet or a rousing game of badminton.

    SPONSORS

    Jazz Age on the Delaware is presented by Glen Foerd on the Delaware, with support from Crown Holdings, Inc., Cunningham Piano Company, Philadelphia Distilling, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, SureShade, St. Benjamin Brewing and Urban Engineers.

    PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

    Jazz Age on the Delaware is easily accessible by train, bus and car. Glen Foerd is conveniently located one block from the Torresdale Train Station, or by taking the 19 or 84 busses. Off-site parking will be available at available at the Torresdale Train Station SEPTA lot (Grant Avenue and James Street) located only one block from Glen Foerd. Please do not park in the neighborhood surrounding Glen Foerd. Street parking is available on State Road.

    ABOUT GLEN FOERD ON THE DELAWARE

    Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Glen Foerd, one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful public parks and historic sites. The 18-acre estate is Philadelphia’s only remaining historic Delaware River estate open to the public.

    Glen Foerd will be introducing environmental programs and bike-to- boat adventures over the next couple of years. Your ticket to Jazz Age this year will fund the development of new programs that explore the consequential relationship between the environment and people. Experiencing the river and participating in fun, creative programs will increase appreciation for, and understanding of, the environment, resulting in healthier and more livable communities.

    For more information about Glen Foerd, visit click for details or call (215) 632-5330.
    Glen Foerd on the Delaware
    5001 Grant Ave Philadelphia PA 19114
    Meg Sharp Walton 215.632.5330 jazzage@glenfoerd.org

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate this special day by going out with your girlfriends, to a movie, out to eat or shopping.
     
           

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - August 3rd-6th. Grant Park, Chicago, IL. Music festival started in 1991 by Perry Farrell. Today's Lollapalooza spans more than 115 acres, a diverse array of more than 130 artists, multiple stages and lots more! Annually, the last weekend in July or first weekend in August.
     
           

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sisters Day is your chance to celebrate the spirit of sisterhood. Show your sister whether by birth, adoption or best friend that is like a sister, appreciation and recognition for the special relationship that is shared. Sisters day is annually the first Sunday in August.
     
           

Monday, August 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - August 7-13 at Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC. The 99th championship conducted by the Professional Golfers' Association of America. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Known as the sturgeon moon by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:11 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Partial eclipse of the moon. Visible in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
     
           

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - August 9-13. Among the best-known and most spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids, peaking about Aug 10-12. As many as 50-100 may be seen in a single night. Wish upon a "falling star"!
     
           

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The most popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th. This delicious, sticky and gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States. Traditionally, S'mores consist of roasted marshmallows, a slab of chocolate and is enclosed by graham crackers making a yummy sandwich! Credited with creating the sandwich is Girl Scout Loretta Crew, her recipe for 'Some Mores' was published in 'Tramping and Trailing With The Girl Scouts'.
     
           

Monday, August 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 9:15 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - The anniversary of President Harry Truman's announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies, which had set off celebrations across the United States.
     
           

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and do something fun with your best friend! Go to a movie, shopping, get something to eat, play a game, or just hang out and be together.
     
           

Friday, August 18th, 2017

  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, 60s music, beatles, paul mccartney, john lennon,
    - The two greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time face off as the Keswick Theatre hosts tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits. “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown” performs on Friday, August 18 at the Keswick Theatre at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $35 - $55, plus ticket fees, and available online at click for details, by phone at 215-572-7650 or at the Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is open Wednesday - Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm and three hours before shows. The Keswick Theatre and box office is located at 291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038. The show is appropriate for all ages.
    Kewsick Theatre
    291 N. Keswick Ave. Glenside PA 19038
    Box Office 215.572.7650

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

  • | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Waffa-looza, Waffatopia, Julia's Grace Foundation, Fundraiser
    - Gear up for National Waffle Day at Waffa-looza to benefit Julia’s Grace Foundation®! The event will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 5 PM at Waffatopia’s Waffary, Conshohocken, rain or shine. This event pays homage to #8 on Julia’s list – “Have waffles and ice cream” and features a peek behind the scenes at the Waffary, music, games, and raffles. Admission is free, but a $5 suggested donation will entitle you to a serving of waffles and ice cream. The Waffary is located at 1050 Colwell Lane, Suite 302, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Register at click for details. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.
    Waffatopia
    1050 Colwell Lane Conshohocken PA 19428
    Julia's Grace Foundation juliasgracefoundation@gmail.com
  • | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, History, Tour, Tombstone symbols
    - Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. presented by Tammy Schane
    @
    HISTORIC MONTGOMERY CEMETERY
    One Hartranft Avenue
    Norristown, PA 19401

    Tickets: $15 per person includes: Walking Tour, Refreshments and Presentation

    Tickets are limited: to reserve a space by phone: 610-272-0297; online: hsmcpa.org; or email: contact@hsmcpa.org.

    Ms. Schane lectures on her research of 18th and 19th century cemeteries. She is also the author of “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols”.
    Historic Montgomery Cemetery
    One Hartranft Avenue Norristown PA 19401
    Barry Rauhauser 610.272.0297 contact@hsmcpa.org

Monday, August 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:30 PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Total eclipse of the sun. Visible in North America, northern South America, norther/western Africa, wester Europe. Pacific ocean, Atlantic Oceans and the Arctic.
     
           

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate dogs for all they do in our lives, the joy they bring us while loving us unconditionally. For more information on celebrating our furry friends checkout the website click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the right for women vote throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law.
     
           

Monday, August 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Flushing Meadows, NY. Part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments. Est attendance: 720,000.
     
           

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