Vingt. Veinte. TWENTY. We have reached 20 volumes of Philly Finds, uncovering the best and brightest Philly has to offer. Thanks for stickin’ around and for sharing your own Philly Finds. In other Positive Publicity news, several interviews will be hitting the blog over the next few weeks. To be quite honest, I feel both overwhelmed and very excited with these planned interviews (it’s mostly excited). In the words of my new manta, “I’m figuring it out”.
I’m finding so much joy in pieces found on the streets and stoops of Philly. Here are some recent treasures found. I love knowing now that the Russian Tea Room is “slightly left of Carnegie Hall and 6 minutes, 23 seconds from Lincoln Center”.
At first glance, Wonderspaces might seem like an “Instagram photoshoot prop”, which was my initial impression. But I was pleasantly surprised that it really is more of an art installation. They’ve recently re-opened to limited attendees, and are asking all attendees to sign waivers and practice social distancing. My favorite experience was Transition, I wish I could inject it into my brain for continual peace and tranquility. You can view all of their Health and Safety guidelines here. Disclaimer: I attended for free, all opinions are my own
If you follow me on the ‘gram, you may already be tired of my newfound love of making homemade gnocchi (but let me tell you, the recipients of said gnocci are not tired of it!). I’ll be sharing a gnocchi recipe soon, but until let, allow me to recommend DiBruno’s vodka sauce to go with your pasta.
For a sweet summer oasis in Philly, Wissahickon is the spot. I’m ashamed to say that last weekend was the first time I’ve ever explored, and it was the dose of greenery and fresh air I sorely needed.
Supporting the arts
The Kimmel Center is co-presenting a COVID-19 Relief Concert with the one and only Broadway star Chris Jackson, which will be streamed live on Saturday, August 15 ay 8pm. Donations of $40+ grants you access to the livestream, and will support the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ COVID-19 Relief Fund which was created to ensure the continuation of their free arts education offerings that serve the region’s Title 1 schools, as well as their ongoing efforts to protect and preserve their three buildings along Broad Street. More details can be found here.