Fun things to safely do in Philly this weekend

Head to The Bourse every Friday night for movie night.
Emil Moldoveanu

The Bourse’s Baseball Movie Night  

Old City’s own artisanal food hall has a new incentive to head to their venue for baseball lovers and film aficionados every Friday night starting this week. With their new outdoor movie series, ‘There’s No Crying in Baseball,’ Philadelphians will be able to watch 90’s baseball classics on the big screen on their Fifth Street patio for a safe and socially-distanced outdoor movie screening from 7 to 10 p.m. each week in April. Each table seats up to four guests and costs a flat fee of $40, so groups of one, two, three or four only need to purchase one ticket. This week’s film is ‘The Sandlot’, and moviegoers are invited to the patio starting at 6 p.m. to enjoy snacks and refreshments from select food hall vendors prior to the movie.

111 S. Independence Mall E.,

PHS Pop-Up Garden on South Street

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) recently announced the return of their pop-up libation garden on South Street, which officially opens April 1. The space will offer visitors a safe and relaxing garden space, designed to incorporate colorful and architectural foliage with a peaceful atmosphere located in an urban setting, with food and drink being provided by some Philly favorites such as Cantina Los Caballitos and Khyber Pass Pub.

Highlighted menu items span from a garden burger, plenty of vegan options, and new offerings such as their Mexican shrimp cocktail, a lemony artichoke and herb hummus, and the Nashville hot chicken wrap alongside of kid-friendly options like chicken fingers, burgers, and fries. In May, seasonal drink options will also begin to spring up celebrating Cinco De Mayo, and food items ranging from seafood specials to BBQ. On the spirited side of the menu, those who head to South Street can sip on the frozen mojito with Faber rum, mint simple syrup, lime juice, butterfly pea powder and mint sprig and new additions like the Frozen Gritty Marg, made with Lundazi silver tequila, Tang, lime slice and a black salt rim and the Old Fashioned with Larceny whiskey, sugar, lilac bitters, and an orange twist. For beer lovers, the Pop Up Gardens will feature 16 options with a variety of IPAs, ciders, wheat beers and sour beers, with craft beer selections including the Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Cigar City Jai Alai IPA, and Log Yard Blueberry Shandy.

1438 South St.,

South Street’s “urban oasis” is set to open April 1.Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

First Friday

According to a release, in April, three local Philadelphia artists, Evan Greensweig, Aaron B. Cohen, and Lucy H. West, will present the Twenty Twenty – Twenty Twenty One show, an exhibition completely self-generated and curated by the artists, documentative of living through the tragic times of 2020-2021, reflecting each artist’s emotional exploration of tragedy, healing, and the necessary introspection needed to nurture a fruitful future in a scarred world.

Starting this Friday, April 2, Philadelphians will be able to check out the art themselves, which features 21 paintings that were all created in 2020-2021 by the artists in the same studio in the city. The release also states that the show exhibits many works that have never been shown in person, including two, 15 ft. paintings that are collaborative works created by all three artists – the first of their kind. Twenty Twenty – Twenty Twenty One will have an opening from 6 to 10 p.m. this Friday and will otherwise be on display at Cherry Street Pier until May 2. 

121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.,

Bunny Hayrides at Linvilla Orchards 

Families are invited to explore ‘Bunnyland’ at Linvilla Orchards this weekend in preparation for the Easter holiday this Sunday. Photo opportunities will be available for those looking to snap a picture with the bunny himself, and visitors will also enjoy a story and a special treat during their allotted time. After the ride, guests can also stop by the Garden Center for Easter plants, flowers and accessories or the Farm Market for fresh bakery items or a homemade chocolate treat. The Farm Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, timed tickets are required and come out to be $10 per person. 

Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation

Although this takes place next week, free tickets can be reserved for this virtual event now. According to a release, with this event, Philadelphians can explore the life and dress of Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War, in a discussion co-presented by American Repertory Theater featuring A.R.T.’s Sarah Schofield-Mansur as moderator, Afro-Latino 1776 costume designer Emilio Sosa (of Project Runway fame), and transgender author/advocate and Sampson descendent Alex Myers. Viewers can then see Deborah Sampson’s actual wedding dress in a virtual look at the museum’s current special exhibition ‘When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807′, which closes April 25. The event takes place April 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

The wedding dress of Deborah Sampson.Courtesy of Historic New England

101 S 3rd St.,


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