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Summer Fun

Latest Philly Summer Fun

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers demonstrates safe grilling practices.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philly Fire Commissioner Urges Safety As Summertime Grilling Season Peaks

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers wants Philadelphia residents to use care when firing up the outdoor grill.

07/03/2013

(Artist's rendering of the beach-like area of The Oval.  Image provided)

Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For Summer

Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.

07/03/2013

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Top Spots For An Outdoor Summer Date

It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy. The dating? Not so much. For some help, check out our list of summer date ideas in Philly.

07/03/2013

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4th Of July Suburban Fireworks Guide

The best part about Independence Day? The fireworks! Here’s where to watch the night sky light up in the Philly suburbs.

06/30/2013

(Dr. Christopher Brady of Wills Eye Institute, in Philadelphia.   Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Our Eyes Need Special Care in Summertime, Wills Eye Expert Warns

Dr. Christopher Brady says eyes are subjected to many more hazards in the summertime.

06/28/2013

(A dinner cruise ship berthed along the Toronto waterfront.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Run To Toronto

If you crave big city summer getaways, here’s a single word of advice: Toronto.

06/27/2013

(Jeff Kahn enjoys an ice cream pop.  File photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Welcoming Summer and the 4th of July

With the arrival of summer and the approach of Independence Day, Hadas reports on an ice cream festival, fireworks dinner cruises, and a wacky celebration of the season.

06/27/2013

(Kayaking on Sand Lake, in Ontario, Canada.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Relaxing Lakeside in Southern Canada

If you own a recreational vehicle or plan to rent one this summer, here’s an idyllic place to park it in a land of lakes and Canadian sunsets.

06/20/2013

(Jodie Milkman, VP of programming for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, on the Race Street Pier, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Free Monthly Summer Concerts Announced For Race Street Pier

Jodie Milkman, with the DRWC, says the new summer concert series is called “Third Thursday, Live and Local,” and features live, local music the third Thursday of every month.

06/19/2013

(The new "Freedom Tower," rising above lower Manhattan, seems close enough to touch from Woodside, Queens.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Woodside, Queens, NYC

Twenty minutes from Times Square puts getaway seekers in a New York City neighborhood brimming with authentic ethnic sights, sounds, and flavors.

06/06/2013

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Pop Music Expert Handicaps The Likeliest Summer Hits of 2013

What will be the song of the summer this year? One music insider thinks it may be a Daft Punk tune.

05/31/2013

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Guide To Beating The Heat

When the weather gets very hot, staying cool isn’t just about being comfortable. Excessive heat can cause exhaustion, heat cramps, a stroke and other heat-related illnesses.

05/30/2013

(Kayak fishing off Cape May Point.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Cape May Point, NJ

Cape May Point presents a placid side of the otherwise bustling Jersey shore.

05/30/2013

(Michael Neal, left, and Joe Cohen with their "Gozen" frozen yogurt truck.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Top Roving Treats For Summer

While we’ve got Mister Softee trucks galore in Philadelphia, here are some local roving faves to add to your roster this (seemingly-endless) summer.

05/23/2013