Around Town 4/7- 4/13

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I love love love Philadelphia. I am always looking for new (and ideally FREE) things to do around the city. I’ll be sharing my top pick weekly with a focus on fitness, food, festivals, and a smattering of the arts.

So without further ado… here are my top picks for this week!

Phillies Home Opener

Need I say more? The game got bumped from today because of the rain so tune in tomorrow. I’ll be going to my first game Thursday night and can’t wait to cheer on my favorite Philadelphia team! 

When: First pitch is tomorrow at 4:05!

Where: CBP of course!

Tree Philly

If you’re lucky enough to have a little green space in Philly, you can spruce it up (bad pun I know) by getting a FREE tree this weekend! The giveaway, organized by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with the help of Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, is a part of a larger initiative to plant 1 million new trees in the region. Pretty awesome. For more info check out


  • Saturday, April 12th, 10 a.m.-noon, Columbus Square Playground (1200 Wharton Street)
  • Saturday, April 12th, 10 a.m. to noon, Bartram’s Garden (54th and Lindbergh Boulevard)
  • Saturday, April 12th, noon -2 p.m., Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Avenue)
  • Sunday, April 13th, noon – 2 p.m., Gorgas Park (6300 Ridge Avenue)

Down Past Passyunk

A tragic comedy set in South Philadelphia abounding in cheese steaks, language barriers, and addressing the difficult question of what it means to be “American.”  I’m intrigued. For more info. check out:

When: April 4-27
Where: The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost: $15 (students) – $36

Yoga on the Pier

The ever popular yoga on Race Street Pier is back and with a huge expansion of classes! I never went last year (shameful) but I’m going to try it out ASAP… maybe even this weekend. Any takers? Want more info? Join the Facebook group.

When: Saturday and Sunday at 9:30; Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 7 a.m.;  and Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Where: Race Street Pier (Columbus Blvd. and Race St.) // Rain Location: Level 1 Fitness (110 N. 2nd St.)
Instructor: Dhyana Yoga’s Malik Wilson and others

Yoga on the Banks

Want a change of scenery from Race Street Pier? Head to the Schuylkill River park and get your chaturanga on. *Classes are free, but donations will be accepted. For more info. join the Facebook group.

When: Saturdays at 11 a.m. First class is Saturday, April 5th.
Where: By the Schuylkill River at 25th and Locust.
Instructor: Molly O’Neill, Dhyana Yoga and Sweat Fitness.

Philly Farm and Food Fest

At the 3rd annual festival there will be over 100 farms, food artisans, and sustainable products.  Best of all you can  enjoy small batch ice cream, locally roasted coffee, handmade biscotti, sourdough breads, and more. Gluten-free treats, grass-fed meats, artisan cheeses, jams, jellies, and sauces and more will be available to purchase. Proceeds benefit Fair Food and PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) whose work supports local farms and food. For more information go to

When: Sunday April 13 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: PA Convention Center, Annex Hall G

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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