Thursday: Night Market Philly – Washington Square
Street food is the name of the game tonight in Washington Square. The Night Market is back where you’ll be able to nosh on neighborhood staples like the Italian Market, Mexican taquerias and Vietnamese superstores. But, that’s not all. You’ll also be able to try out Caribbean, Cuban and Venezuelan, French and Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Indian, Midwestern, Southern and Philadelphian amongst the more than 60 food trucks in attendance. Nom, nom, nom.
Friday: Taste of Philadelphia
You are invited to smell and taste delicious Philadelphia foods, listen to the talents of top jazz and blues artists Laura Izibor, Gerald Veasley and Regina Carter, andwatch mesmerizing fireworks light up the night sky. Returning to Taste of Philadelphia 2012 are some of Philadelphia’s most notable restaurants including Darling’s Diner, Gigi Restaurant & Lounge and Marabella Meatball Company along with several of the city’s most popular food trucks, such as Sweet Box, Lil Dan’s Food Truck and Vernalicious Lunch Truck. These exciting additions will line the Chestnut Street Bridge to give guests a more unique “tasting” experience.
Saturday: Penn Treaty Park Fireworks and Music
Get your 4th of July celebrations started early with fireworks and music in the park. Starting at 6:30, you’ll be able to listen to Classic Rock Cover Band, FUSEBOX then after the sun goes down, watch the fireworks over the Delaware.
Penn Treaty Park sits in the heart of Philadelphia’s redeveloping riverfront. Significantly enlarged during the 1980s by annexing a neighboring former industrial site, the park is now several acres and enjoys some of the best views in the city. Penn’s Landing, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the City’s high rise buildings can all be seen from one location.
Between 2006 and 2009, American photographer Mary Ellen Mark visited thirteen high school proms to create portraits of attendees with a 20-by-24-inch Polaroid Land Camera. Only five such cameras exist, and they make extraordinary and unique large-format prints. Approximately sixty of Mark’s portraits are included in the exhibition, demonstrating the egalitarian spirit of her project and the continuing democratic potential of photography.