Lace Up your Skates, Dilworth Park’s Ice Rink is Opening Soon

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park will open for its second season on Friday, November 13. This year the rink will offer expanded hours, special events, the opportunity to learn to ice skate and the all new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can take a break from the ice to warm up and enjoy delicious [...]

Traveling Brain Scan Unit to Give Free Screenings

On Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Philadelphians will have the opportunity to get a free brain cancer screening courtesy of the Brain Tumor Foundation’s one-of-a-kind traveling brain scan unit. The traveling unit, a 70-foot truck, will be scanning people (by appointment) in front of the Comcast building on JFK Boulevard in [...]

Scary Fun-Run Through Philly

Philly runners beware, the second-annual #Run4UrLife 3K Fun Run isset to take place in the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 p.m. This spooktacular event will include scary ghouls and goblins behind every grave and crypt as runners make their way through the cemetery course. All proceeds from #Run4UrLife will benefit MANNA, which prepares and delivers [...]

Inflate Your Bike Tires and Join the PopeRide

Transportation may be halted and roads may be closed in Philadelphia this weekend for Pope Francis’s visit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the city. Why not make the best of it and join the PopeRide, a fun bike ride to be held on mostly-closed-to-traffic city streets on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. “It’s [...]

Grab Your Running Shoes, It’s Time for the Philly 10K

The thousands of runners registered for the Philly 10K are likely breathing a sigh of relief as they read the forecast of warm and sunny weather for Sunday, August 30 – the day they’ll all take to the streets of Philadelphia for a 6.2 mile race. Put on by Philadelphia Runner, a local running store [...]

Walk/Run with the American Red Cross at the Philadelphia Zoo

The Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives is a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk taking place inside the Philadelphia Zoo on September 13 at 8:00 a.m. As one of the fundraisers for the Red Cross, the Walk & Run supports programs and services to help you, your family, and your neighbors prevent, prepare for [...]

Sustainable Living Made Easy

Imagine living in a world where everyone was focused on sustainability and reducing their use of the Earth's natural resources. A world where we all thought about the kind of car we take to work, how much energy we use in our houses/apartments, what we eat and how we dispose of our trash. It’s a [...]

Smoking Rates on the Decline in Philadelphia

A recent Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey reported great news for Philadelphians – the percentage of adults who smoke in our city has dropped from 27.3 percent in 2008 to 22.4 percent in 2014-15! Much of the improvement can linked to the Clean Indoor Air Worker Protection Law requiring restaurants, bars and workplaces to be smoke-free; [...]

Paddling Around Philly

The first river you paddle runs through the rest of your life. It bubbles up in pools and eddies to remind you who you are. -- Lynn Noel If you’re an outdoor enthusiast living or visiting Philadelphia and its surrounding area then you’ve probably heard buzz about our waterways. City dwellers and visitors can enjoy these waterways [...]