Outdoors

Fairmount Park Brings Philly Outdoors to Life

 By: Brian McDevitt

As the spring time arrives, I took a visit to Fairmount Park, one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Philadelphia, to learn some more about what the park has to offer. While I was there, I found plenty of unique opportunities to experience nature, learn about history, and stay active, all of which can be done in a single day.

Alpha Xi Delta Step It Up 5k

By: Breanna Perez

The Iota Chi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Temple University hosted its first 5k to raise money for their philanthropy, Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta is the proud sponsor of the Walk Now for Autism Speaks that happens at Citizens Bank Park each fall. This sorority does so much for their philanthropy. Every semester, this chapter hosts an AmaXing Challenge on Temple’s Campus to continue to raise money and show support for their philanthropy. This spring, they hosted a Step It Up 5k. Over 100 volunteers and participants showed up. It was a very successful event and they raised a substantial amount of money for Autism Speaks. This event was open for all of Philadelphia and even residents outside of Temple’s campus and outside of the city of Philadelphia.

The Burger Brawl 2017

By: Breanna Perez

On June 26, 2017, thousands will crowd around the South Philly area for a day dedicated to America’s favorite bar food – the burger. In this event, the top bars in Philadelphia will battle head to head to find out who has the best burgers in Philly. This event raises money for literacy programs in the city’s elementary schools. Check out this Story Map to see and learn a little about a few of the top participating restaurants.

Link to StoryMap here.

Mardi Gras Festival

On Saturday, February 18, the third annual Philadelphia Mummers Mardi Gras Parade returned to Manayunk to advocate for one of Philadelphia’s greatest and oldest tradition – the Mummers.

Breanna’s story here.

Brian’s story here.

Ana’s story here.