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August 9, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
As summer progresses, Philadelphia neighborhoods, from Southeast to Northeast, will be rocking their block in a city abuzz with cordoned-off streets, smoky barbecue grills, tinny speakers blaring loud music, and opened fire hydrants. "That's what makes a classic Philly block party," says Wes Pentz, known these days as Diplo, the internationally renowned DJ/producer who made his bones living in this city's Loft District and started his world-famous touring Mad Decent Block Party modestly enough on North 12th Street in 2008.
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September 10, 1992 | For The Inquirer / LINDA JOHNSON
Friday wasn't just a day to celebrate the start of the Labor Day weekend. It was also Grandparents Day, as the Senior Citizens Association in Bensalem held a block party and open house. There were prizes, food and entertainment, as well as clowns and face painting to provide amusement.
SPORTS
June 4, 2010
A playoff block party is scheduled for 4 p.m. today outside the AT&T Pavilion on the 11th Street side of the Wachovia Center in advance of the Stanley Cup finals. Doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. Game time is 8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The Phillies host the San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park at 7:05 p.m. On the air An hourlong edition of "Flyers Pregame Live" will air on the Comcast Network, beginning at 7 p.m. The Phillies game will air on Comcast SportsNet.
NEWS
July 1, 1988 | By Margaret A. Robinson
For the last 12 years, the residents of the dead-end section of Dickinson Avenue in Swarthmore have held an annual block party in the turnaround at the end of the street. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday at 4:30 in the afternoon. If things run true to form, the weather will be hot and sticky, and the party will start slow. The big plastic garbage cans often show up first. They're followed by a grill of coals for the hot dogs and hamburgers, a cooler of ice and soda, another of ice and beer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 1990 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Special to The Inquirer
You don't have to be Latino to enjoy two high-energy Puerto Rican Festival Week events this weekend. But it will help if you like to dance. Three full orchestras and six supporting acts - all local talent - will gather tomorrow at an all-day block party (from noon to 9 p.m.) to help dedicate the new home of the Latin American Musicians Association (called AMLA after its Spanish initials), at Fifth and Somerset Streets. The bands at tomorrow's party include the brassy salsa orchestras Salseate (Salsa You)
FOOD
September 15, 2011
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: We had an awesome block party Saturday with a long table of great pot-luck eats. My contribution was aglio-olio with zucchini laces, toasted garlic chips, and ricotta salata. And because the produce was so darn irresistible at the Rittenhouse farm market, I followed a day later with my favorite quick tomato sauce: cook a pint (or two) of halved yellow and red cherry tomatoes down fast and hard in EVOO and golden garlic, for about as long as it takes to boil the pasta.
SPORTS
November 30, 1999 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple blocked 13 Florida State shots at the Leon County Civic Center, tying an 11-year-old school record. Sophomore center Kevin Lyde had eight of them, which was four more than his previous career high. It was only two off the school record set twice (both times against Penn State) by Duane Causwell a decade ago. Senior Lamont Barnes had four, which gives him 13 in three games. These are good things, no? Well, not to the only guy whose opinion really counts. The way John Chaney reacted last night, you might have thought his team had just tied a school best for airballs, behind-the-back passes or bargain-basement neckties.
SPORTS
May 15, 1986 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Houston Rockets reached down for something extra Tuesday night as Akeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson reached up and swatted 11 of the Los Angeles Lakers' shots between them. All told, the Rockets returned 12 L.A. shots to sender. A dirty dozen. And with Houston's 112-102 victory in Los Angeles, the NBA's Western Conference finals are deadlocked at 1-1, with Game 3 scheduled for tomorrow night here at the Summit. "I would beat one of their big men, and the other one would come over and block my shot," the Lakers' Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said.
SPORTS
May 13, 2008
"Daily News Live" on Comcast SportsNet will be broadcast at 5 p.m. today from the AT&T Pavilion at the Wachovia Center in advance of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. Host Michael Barkann will be joined by Daily News columnist Rich Hofmann and Flyers beat writer Ed Moran as well as a Flyers player and broadcasters Bill Clement and Steve Coates. The show is part of the block party that begins at 4 p.m. inside and on the 11th Street side of the arena. The block party features live music, food, interactive games and celebrity appearances.
NEWS
July 18, 1986 | By STEVEN A. MARQUEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
A great Philadelphia institution - the block party - is having a resurgence this summer. There are signs of a block party revival all over the city, from the traditional bingo and cotton candy fests in South Philadelphia and Overbrook, to upscale restaurant shindigs in Center City. They are also becoming more common in quasi-suburban Northeast Philadelphia. The city has issued 642 block party permits so far this year, up about 25 percent from 1985, according to Barbara Kirgan, the Streets Department official who handles the permits.
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May 26, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden's Night Gardens will take over the plaza in front of City Hall on Friday with an "Intergalactic Block Party" that includes colorful light projections, art installations, live music, and more. The free outdoor event, from 7 to 10 p.m., is the third annual Night Gardens festival, but the first time it will be at Roosevelt Plaza. It's also the start of a series of summer events, including outdoor movies, concerts, and Tuesday evening yoga on the waterfront, that are part of the city's "Connect the Lots" program.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Valerie Russ, Staff Writer
AS HE shoveled trash and debris from a narrow alley between a community center and a rowhouse on Catharine Street near 58th, Hakeem Ruiz found the trash was so thick, he couldn't see the ground. There were juice bottles, wrappers, empty potato-chip bags. "About everything people sell at the corner store looked like it wound up in that alley," he said. As Ruiz and a group of friends cleaned further into the West Philadelphia alley on April 16, the trash got heavier, and included fallen branches.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
When Gilberto Gonzalez started getting into trouble as a kid in South Kensington, his father responded by getting him a camera. Peering through the viewfinder gave him a new perspective. "I saw a bigger world once I had my camera," said Gonzalez, 51, still an amateur photographer, and now a designer for Community College of Philadelphia. The photos saved him, and he saved the photos - for years, though he wasn't sure for what. "But I found the need for them now," he said recently.
NEWS
January 6, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Jim Kenney celebrated his inauguration as the city's 99th mayor Monday evening in a huge atrium of the Convention Center that was filled with songs from the 1960s and '70s, and featured dancing mascots, colored spotlights, and 1,500 people. "How do you like the block party?" Kenney asked to cheers. "No black tie, no gowns. We're good, we all come from neighborhoods, we know how it is. " The block party-theme celebration, necessarily indoors on a 33-degree evening, felt more like a megabar mitzvah and wrapped up around 8 p.m. after about 21/2 hours.
NEWS
October 9, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
The first time Chuck Volz went to OutFest, he pushed his baby in a baby carriage. Volz's baby is now 23. Volz himself went from passer-through to senior-most volunteer and adviser to the event, the nation's largest National Coming Out Day festival, slated to celebrate its 25th year this Sunday. OutFest began in 1990 as a block party outside longtime LGBT bookstore Giovanni's Room. About 1,000 people attended. A few years on, Volz and fellow organizer Franny Price moved the fair north to 13th and Locust streets.
NEWS
September 28, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer and Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writers
The 365 voices from parishes in Newark, Elizabeth, and Linden, N.J., were triumphant as they marched across the Ben Franklin Bridge on Saturday, eager to arrive for the papal festivities. "Glory! Glory! Glory!" the group sang, accompanied by guitars and drums, as the crowds parted to let them pass. The 1.8-mile span was like a fall block party - thousands of joggers, in-line skaters, cyclists, dog walkers, and families pushing strollers - and then there were the faithful headed to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
NEWS
September 6, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday STONE HARBOR If the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Discovering the Impressionists" exhibition put you in the mood for paintings of that style, you'll love Ocean Galleries' (9618 Third Ave.) latest show, "Renoir: Modern Day Impressionism," on display through Sept. 7. The exhibit features the colorful still-lifes, landscapes, and seascapes of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's great-grandson Alexandre Renoir. Alexandre, who was born in France and trained in Canada as an artist, will appear from 7 to 10 p.m. for a special reception, where he'll paint live for guests.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2015
I'VE LIVED in Philadelphia all my life, and I can say with reasonable certainty that the solutions to our city's social ills can't be found in academic studies. Try as they might, researchers will never right our ship using phone surveys or focus groups. They won't find answers in science labs. Nor will social answers come through social media. There's only one way for us to find the solutions to our social problems, and that is to socialize. I don't mean fake socializing, either.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Philadelphia expatriate DJ/producer/performer Wes Pentz - musical name, Diplo - brought his touring Mad Decent Block Party home to Festival Pier on Thursday and Friday, and showed how much his soiree - and he - have grown since the bash's humble beginnings. The Mad Decent party, thrown by the eponymous label, began at a mausoleum showroom (now PhilaMOCA) in 2008. It was so humble that the show-runner helped sweep up. This time, Diplo and friends brought a bigger show. On Thursday, Diplo played as Jack Ü with Skrillex, with Flosstradamus and ILoveMakonnen bringing up the rear.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Madeline R. Conway, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stretch of Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets transformed Thursday night, as thousands of city residents came out to taste hard apple cider and corn on the cob at a semiannual block party that made the street bustle. A crowd of people made their way down the block, some dressed in business attire, sipping a beer at the end of the workday. Others grabbed a meal in T-shirts, their dogs and children in tow. The party was called Night Market, a project run by the nonprofit Food Trust and in its fifth season.
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