Tourism

(Credit: John James Audubon Center)

Hear Philly: Sweet Time Guaranteed When Maple Syrup-Centric Festival Returns To Montco

The Sapsucker Festival — formerly known as the Maple Sugar Festival — returns March 7th.

02/23/2015

(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

The Midnight Lion Dance Performance kicks off the 2015 Chinese New Year. (Credit: CBS 3)

Week-Long Celebration Rings In Chinese New Year In Philadelphia

There will be parades, dancing and plenty of food in Chinatown over the next week.

02/19/2015

(Harrisburg, seen from across the frozen Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, Pa.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Enjoying the Harrisburg, Pa., Area

Pennsylvania’s state capitol isn’t just for politics. There’s some fun and a fine seafood lunch to be had.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Jason Kang, in the new Miga.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Korean BBQ, German Transit, and a Giant Pig Roast

This week, Hadas tells us about a onetime Korean barbecue restaurant that’s finally found a new Philadelphia home, a new center city spot that’s using German subways as its theme, and what’s coming at the next Reading Terminal Market fundraiser.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

Deadly stabbing outside bar in Philadelphia. (credit: Justin Finch)

Two Members Of Nicki Minaj’s Tour Stabbed, One Fatally, In Philadelphia

Minaj herself tweeted the news, including a photograph of the victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly)

2015 Firefly Music Festival Lineup Announced, But Rumored Headliner Is Missing

The lineup released Tuesday is led by Kings of Leon and the Killers. Other acts include Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People and Modest Mouse.

02/17/2015

MAYBE IT WAS THE WEATHER.  Just a few hardy souls showed up for an ice skating session at Dilworth Park, adjacent to City Hall, hosted by the Philadelphia Flyers.  The thermometer read 10 degrees.  Photo by Mike DeNardo

For A Few, The Perfect Temperature For Ice Skating With Flyers Hockey Players

It was 10 degrees F. out, but members of the Flyers ice hockey team hosted a lunchtime skate outside City Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(The Wilmington Blue Rocks' web site was offering opening-day tickets for 4 cents each.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Temperature-Based Promotion Sends Baseball Ticket Prices To Rock Bottom in Wilmington

A President’s Day promotion for the Wilmington Blue Rocks said that tickets would go on sale at a price based on this morning’s outdoor temperature in Wilmington.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Martice Sutton, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Hotel Monaco, formerly the Lafayette Building, at 5th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia.  File photo by CBS3)

Philadelphia Hotel Industry Elated With Papal and Democratic Convention Windfalls

“This is great news for us. We are on a roll,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(The web site of Visit Bucks County.)

Bucks County Tourism Officials Gearing Up For Full-Court Press For DNC 2016 Business

Jerry Lepping, president of the tourism agency “Visit Bucks County,” says their big push will be with social media, driving people to their web site.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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