The end of the semester is here and while many of us will be heading home, a lot of us will be still staying around Temple and in Philly this summer. A nice break from classes isn’t enough to celebrate, but luckily Philadelphia is a great summer spot and always has something going on to entertain us. With the warm weather sweeping in, keep reading for a list of fun things to do around Temple this summer!
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1. Practice Yoga in the Magic Gardens.
Enjoy yoga? Like the outdoors? Join Pop Up Yoga Philly, while they host a yoga class in the Magic Gardens on May 12th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Afterwards enjoy a tour of the gardens! Tickets are available here.
2. Talk with local artists and enjoy unique artwork displays.
Come view beautiful and uniquely mastered works of art where ubran art meets nature. Converse with local artists as you gaze at their pieces. Art In The Open in Philadelphia is from May 13th to May 15th and is held right by the Schuylkill River Trail from 9a.m-5p.m. The event is free! Anyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and engage in the art.
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Artist Spotlight: Oki Fukunga is a #Japanese artist who earned a #BFA from the #Osaka University of the Arts, then moved to the U.S. "Hanged Crystals" art piece sticks hangers together with geometric rule to create the new shapes which are far away from hangers themselves and new values for daily commodities. It expresses that it is possible to accomplish with a mass of something (or someone), even though they don't have abilities for it. http://www.okifukunaga-art.com/ – #aiophilly# #aio2016 #artistspotlight #philly #artintheopenphila #schuylkillbanks #schuylkillrivertrail #geometricart #visualart #fineart #abstractart #japan
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3. Be one of the first to enjoy Harbor Park!
Apparently Harbor Park will be opening early this year, starting in the beginning of May. Be sure to be one of the first ones there! Lay out on a hammock, try some delicious ice cream, and take a walk around Penn’s Landing.
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4. Embrace your inner Italian.
Calling all my fellow Italians or anyone who can appreciate Italian culture!! Head out to 9th street on the 22nd of May and embrace the Italian Market Festival! Even if you aren’t at all Italian, who can resist eating gelato and pizza?
5. Watch Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa perform in Camden!
On August 5th celebrity musician performers Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko will be in Camden for their High Road Summer Tour. Definitely not something you want to miss!
6. Listen to Drake perform on his Summer Sixteen tour!
Drake, Future, and others will be performing at the Wells Fargo Center on the 21st of August as part of their Summer Sixteen tour! Tickets went on sale April 29th at 10am, so try to find some on sale at a discounted price now!