Presidential City Renovations Are Complete

Architect joins cocktail celebration

The Post Brothers hosted a cocktail party to toast architect, interior designer and furnishing designer Philippe Maidenberg. The Paris-based designer has just completed his first project in the United States, The Adams Building at historic Presidential City. Guests enjoyed cocktails and light bites as they toured the sample apartments and lobby at the newly renovated complex.


















(Photos from Left to Right) 

 1. Liz Pestronk, Svetlana Pestronk, Philippe Maidenberg, and Mike Pestronk. 2. Sarah Ferenz, Grant Gundlock and Svetlana Pestronk. 3. Lee Plummer. 4. Caryn Liss, Jodee Kelsey and Gabriella Greco. 5. Katherine Curkin, Anthony DeWitt and Kyle Kirkpatrick. 6. Sarah Ferenz and Grant Gundlock. Photos by HughE Dillon.

A Holiday Concert for Our American Heroes

Conductor, Michael Krajewski leads a concert to celebrate those who work for the safety of our city and country.

The Philly Pops “I’ll Be Home For Christmas Spectacular: A Salute to the Military and First Responders” kicked off the holiday season. Over 2000 tickets were given to armed services members, police and firemen to thank them for their service. A VIP dinner was enjoyed at Prime Rib in Center City before the sold out crowd enjoyed the...

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Love Park Celebrates a Decade of Holiday Magic

Your favorite shops return and a new mascot

The annual Christmas Village in Philadelphia celebrated 10 years of being in Philadelphia this past weekend. Christmas Village returned to Love Park after a move to City Hall last year due to the park's renovation. Christmas Village is open every day through Christmas Eve and features 100 vendors from around the world.

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Celebrating Our Destination City

Local tourism industry recognizes success and networks for the future.

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) held their annual luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the National Constitution Center. Rep. Dwight Evans led a toast to PHLCVB's Diversity Division for a decade of raising Philadelphia’s profile as an ethnically diverse convention and visitor destination by showcasing the city’s vibrant multicultural communities. On hand to...

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That’s What Friends Are For

Local and national notables fete Dionne Warwick

The Marian Anderson Award — named for the legendary soprano from South Philadelphia — honored Dionne Warwick this year. The star-studded gala was held at the Kimmel Center. The night began with a cocktail party, then guests settled down for a delicious dinner by Garces Catering. Afterwards, everyone headed into the performance hall for a musical tribute to the iconic star. Her long time friend Clive Davis...

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PAFA Wine Event is Impressive

Annual fundraiser benefits students and the community.

The 19th Annual Bacchanal Wine Gala & Auction took place Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Bacchanal is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ flagship wine affair. The event was attended by over 350 wine and art lovers and raises over $500,000 annually to support PAFA student scholarships and community education programs.

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Circadium Rhythms

Circus school hold first ever gala

The inaugural gala for the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus was held Nov. 4.  The much anticipated gala had over 200 guests, including over 40 volunteer artists.  The sold out event held in West Mt. Airy, at 6440 Green Street, included performances by aerialists, acrobats, jugglers and more to entertain the guests.

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Responsible Revelry by the River

Cause-driven gala benefits cancer research

The Friends of the AACR Foundation hosted a “Party with a Purpose” at the Hyatt Penns Landing. The gala benefitted the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) with this years funds designated to fight Ovarian Cancer. This year’s honorees were Dan and Sarah Keating, and Dr. Gina Mantia-Smaldone.

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Night’s Star-filled Night in Fishtown

Shyamaween had celebrities out to be bad and do good

On Saturday, Oct. 28, film director M. Night Shyamalan and his wife Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, hosted Shyamaween at Punchline Comedy Club in Fishtown. The tagline for the Halloween extravaganza or guest to “Be Bad. Do Good.” Currently Shyamalan is filming “Glass” in Philly, a movie starring Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, and Samuel L Jackson. The stars attended the fundraiser along with nearly...

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Ping Pong-A-Palooza

Halloween cancer research fundraiser is full of surprises

Philadelphia Eagle Rodney McLeod hosted a Halloween Ping Pong-A-Palooza Fundraiser at SPiN Philly ping pong club. The event benefitted the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation. Rodney and his teammates greeted guests, signed autographs and joined in games of table tennis. Guests also enjoyed an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and bid on silent auctions. Rodney is an ambassador for AACR in honor of...

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Season Opens

Powerful play celebrates Philly premiere

The Philadelphia Theatre Company celebrated the opening of their theater season with the Philadelphia premiere of “Wrestling Jerusalem.” The one-man play, written and performed by Aaron Davidman, runs through Nov. 5 at the Suzanne Roberts Theater. Guests at the opening reception enjoyed light bites and cocktails, while enjoying the opportunity to meet the artist and ask questions about the show.

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