Physick, credited as the father of American surgery, created the first carbonated soft drink in America in 1807 as a remedy for stomach pain.
Sixth annual Philly Phyzz Phest, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Physick House, 321 S. Fourth St. Event is free and house tour is $5. Information: 215-760-0630 or www.philalandmarks.org.
Ship tours, concert at Penn's Landing
The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. keeps the Fourth of July holiday momentum going with free ship tours, a concert, and fireworks at Penn's Landing.
The fun begins Friday, when the U.S. Army Vessel El Caney will dock at Penn's Landing and offer public tours from 2 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, the tours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. After the tour, "A Star Spangled Night," a concert featuring the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the RiverStage at the Grand Plaza. The evening will conclude with fireworks as the band plays "The Star-Spangled Banner."
USAV El Caney Ship Tours and "Pershing's Own" Concert at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. Events are free. Information: 215-922-2386 or www.delawareriverevents.com.
Kitchen Science at Franklin Institute
Enjoy a cool demonstration about ice cream Saturday afternoon at the Franklin Institute's Kitchen Science event.
From 1 to 3 p.m. in the main hall, kids can see a demonstration about liquid nitrogen ice cream. Attendees will watch institute staff make ice cream and can ask questions, and can taste different flavors.
Kitchen Science, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. Exhibit hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Institute hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Kitchen Science is free with general admission of $16.50, $15.50 for military with valid ID, $12.50 for ages 3 to 11, free for members. Information: 215-448-1200 or www.fi.edu.
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