Philadelphia

Dad Vail Regatta

Dad Vail Regatta

The second weekend in May finds Philadelphia playing host to the largest collegiate rowing event in the United States, the Dad Vail Regatta. Named for Harry Emerson “Dad” Vail, a famous college coach of yesteryear, the event has run continuously since 1934, with a respite for WWII. It attracts over 100 teams from the United [...]


Simeone Foundation Museum

Simeone Foundation Museum

Article by Wayne Beck and Photography by Henry Rowan
Treasure hunters often spend their lives searching for rare finds that may elude them forever.  Yet sometimes treasures sit right in front of us and we remain completely unaware of their existence.  A good example of this can be found in South Philadelphia.  Normally, areas like Penns Landing, [...]


The Penn Relays

The Penn Relays

The 2014 Penn Relays are scheduled for April 24-26, 2014
Get your tickets early!
Every April, the area surrounding the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field turns into a swirling sea of amateur athletes and their supporters. Streets are closed, buses block those that are open, and only the foolish try to navigate the area by car. [...]


The Mummers Parade

The Mummers Parade

Uniquely Philadelphian, the Mummers put on a spectacle that is not to be missed.  Every new Year’s Day upwards of 10,000 Mummers march from their haunts on Two Street (2nd Street to the rest of the world) and head up Broad Street to City Hall.  As if the sheer size of the throng weren’t enough, [...]


The Reading Terminal

The Reading Terminal

It’s old, it’s noisy, and it’s crowded. Those may be words that an advertising professional would dread, but they define the simple reality of the Reading Terminal Market in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia. In fact, rather than being negatives, old, noisy, and crowded are the very attributes that make the Market such a good [...]


Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

The rational me says that there are no such things as ghosts. The rational me also says that there is absolutely no way I am spending the night alone in Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) because if any place is haunted, it is this old prison. Make no mistake about it, this place can be scary – even [...]