Philadelphia after-hours recommendations

Old Jun 24th, 2022, 01:37 PM
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Philadelphia after-hours recommendations

I need to go to Philadelphia for a week in July on business. My days are fully spoken for, 10-4. I would like to stay at a hotel in Center City where I can unwind and relax. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any theater that weekend, so does anyone have any hotel and recreation recommendations? Hotel can be up to $400 a night. Thanks.
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Old Jun 25th, 2022, 05:07 AM
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Which week in July will you be there? There are several theaters in Phila. and it's hard to imagine a week where there are no shows.
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Many theaters do seem to have a summer hiatus.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has some evening hours and events—
Friday lounge at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Garden Bar at the Rodin Museum

This special exhibit has returned after its COVID break—
Lantern Festival at Franklin Square
https://www.inquirer.com/philly-tips...phia-2022.html

You may find some events here—
https://phillyfunguide.com
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Kimmel Center has...

Broadway Series

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

July 12 - July 24, 2022

7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 6:30 pm | Academy Of Music

Find things to do here:
https://www.visitphilly.com/things-t...SABEgI2lfD_BwE
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Johnboy Richard Thomas, from The Waltons will be the star of To Kill a Mockingbird.
An off the radar special thing you may want to see is open from 7-6.
It’s a 50 foot long, 106 year old, 4 ton, glass mosaic by Louis Comfort Tiffany of a Maxfield Parish painting Dream Garden, it’s in the lobby of the Curtis building.
Here’s the link:
https://www.associationforpublicart....-dream-garden/
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Dream Garden—a favorite special marvel in Philadelphia!

If you go to the Academy of Music for To Kill a Mockingbird, consider dining at nearby Estia.
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Before or after your cultural event, for some incredibly good mussels, burgers and beers try Monk's Cafe on 16th near Spruce. Something of a local legend. The chicken liver mousse starter is finger licking good and the beer selection is unrivaled.
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Clearly, it's been ages since I've been to Philly, as I have just learned that Bookbinders and Striped Bass are no more.
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Clearly, it's been ages since I've been to Philly, as I have just learned that Bookbinders and Striped Bass are no more.
Yes, I guess so. Not to worry, the Philadelphia restaurant scene has improved 100x since then. Fri, Sat, Sun from that era is still there and just as good.

The places I ate at last weekend when I was up for the flower show were: Abe Fisher, Tria, and Fiorella. All were fantastic. I’ve also recently enjoyed Kalaya, The Love, and Charley Dove. I’ve tried multiple times to get a table at Zahav and Her Place.
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Today I finally visited Tiffany’s beautiful 50 foot long glass mosaic mural of Maxfield Parrish painting.

How to Get to the Dream Garden mural

The Curtis Center and The Dream Garden are less than a block from Independence Hall, near the corner of 6th Street and Walnut Street and across the street from Washington Square.

If coming from Independence Hall, turn left onto 6th Street, and look for the entrance to The Curtis Center on your right about 3/4 of the way to Walnut Street. The entrance to the building is up a few stairs and through a row of grand marble columns. Above the columns, the word “The Curtis Publishing Building” is carved into the stone.

If you enter through the door here, The Dream Garden will be directly in front of you.

Should you enter through The Curtis Center’s main entrance on Walnut Street, just ask at the guard’s desk how to get to The Dream Garden.

It’s worth noting that since The Dream Garden is located in an office building, you need to make sure you visit during hours that the building is open.

Hours for The Curtis Center are Monday – Friday, 8am-6pm, and Saturday from 10am-1pm. The 6th Street entrance closest to The Dream Garden is often closed on Saturdays. If you should find that entrance closed during operating hours, walk around to the Walnut Street entrance.

While in The Curtis Center, take a few minutes to also check out the atrium, which is quite impressive in its own right
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