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Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Aug. 15

August 15, 2014 12:01 AM

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Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

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Pier 53 Ribbon Cutting

Pier 53 Park

1301 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, Pa.

10 a.m., FREE

Pop-up Spruce Street Harbor Park is awesome, but today, the Delaware River Waterfront opens a new permanent park up to the public in South Philly. Called Pier 53 at Washington Avenue Green, the new outdoor space features an upgraded path and raised boardwalk at the site of Philly’s first immigration station. Stop by and get a glimpse of the park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony complete with opening remarks from Mayor Nutter.

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(credit: Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Affogato Days

Elixir Coffee

207 S Sydenham St
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pay as you go

Espresso meets Little Baby’s Ice Cream for one wonderful summer treat. For today only (okay, and on one other Friday at the end of August), Elixir Coffee is offering the eye-opening treat for those in need of both a caffeine jolt and a cool-down.

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(Credit: Hal Bergman, Getty Images)

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy

Lovett Library Park

6945 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa.

8:30 p.m., FREE

Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and head to serene Lovett Library Park in Mt. Airy for a free al fresco movie screening. Tonight, catch the classic film “Annie,” plus treats from food trucks Poi Dog and Undrgrnd Donuts.

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