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54 Ways to Love Summer

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The annual Pop Up Garden is a green oasis in the middle of the city. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

1 An Olfactory-Fresh Idea

If you want to have a themed party that will leave you — and everyone in attendance — smelling like a rose, then we recommend scheduling a Perfumenero Perfume Party. Founder Jeanette Fiumenero will come to you with everything necessary to create individualized scents for you and all of your friends. Pro tip: Fiumenero recommends booking well in advance for Bat Mitzvah receptions if you want to be able to offer her fragrance favors. perfumenero.com

2 The New Brew Revue

Philadelphia has a long, proud tradition of beer gardens, dating back to the days when the city was one of the top producers of beer in the country. The newest chapter of this sudsy history is also bound to be the shortest-lived. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s fourth annual Pop Up Garden will be open seven days a week throughout the summer at 1438 South Street, right next to Jamaican Jerk Hut, which will be providing savory counterpoints to the offerings on tap. There will also be rotating food trucks, live music, Quizzo and much more. phsonline.org/greening/pop-up-gardens

3 Yes, Philly Does Have a Main Street

With a new influx of restaurants, boutiques and events like Chew Philly Food Tours that spotlight the neighborhood’s eclectic mix of cuisines, there has never been a better time to visit Manayunk. And of course, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Manayunk Arts Festival. where 300 artists from across the country will be showcasing their works at the tri-state’s largest outdoor arts festival on June 21 and 22. The festival will also be featuring the Emerging Artist Tent for a third year. The tent will be showing local talent from artists of all ages who are now just entering the art scene. manayunk.com

4 JCC Yourself at the Katz

Not everything happening this summer in new Jersey is taking place in the 609 — the 856 still has plenty going on, as evidenced by the full slate of programming at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. The JCC Maccabi Games, the Life Long Learning institute for active adults, a complete fitness and aquatics program and summer camps for kids and families are just some of the activities youths and adults of all ages, abilities, races and religions have to choose from. katzjcc.org

5 Finding a Happy Meridian

After a summer of carefree living down the shore or in the mountains, wouldn’t it be nice to return to the same kind of low-maintenance lifestyle once September rolls around? That’s exactly what Meridian of Valley Square offers. This 55+ community in Warrington features luxurious condominiums in elevator buildings spread out across 32 acres and in immediate walking distance of Wegman’s and the shops at Valley Square. To check out the furnished models that are open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., call 215.492.7009.

6 Citron and Rose to the Occasions

One of the bright spots of being out of town on a summer weekend: You don’t feel the loss of not being able to eat at Citron and Rose in Merion on Friday and Saturday nights quite so much. When you do get back into town, chef Karen Nicolas will still be creating some of the most exciting meals in the area, kosher or not. And the skilled bartenders will still be mixing up Frisco Kids, Magyar Daisies and our personal favorite, the Kosha Nostra. citronandrose.com

7 A Taste of Camp

You know how great summer camp is, how life-changing it can be, how it has helped shape who you are. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that your child is ready yet to go to overnight camp for the whole summer. B’nai B’rith Perlman camp in Starlight has the solution: the Taste of Perlman. This weekend-long camp runs from July 25 to 27 and is designed specifically for younger campers — those entering second to fifth grade. Just don’t be surprised if you get a call asking if they can stay for the rest of the summer! perlmancamp.org

8 An Amplified Dining Experience

Trying to figure out where to take the family to get something to eat after a day in Center City? Why not check out the Hard Rock Café —part restaurant, part rock-and-roll museum and all-out entertaining? OK, you need more convincing? Kids 10 and under will eat free with the purchase of two adult entrees for the months of June, July and August. Located in the heart of the Convention Center District for over 16 years, the Hard Rock Café has cutting edge décor, outdoor seating (weather permitting), an expanded bar/lounge area, a private function room complete with private bar, a revamped Rock Shop retail store — and an electric atmosphere, natch. hardrock.com/cafes/Philadelphia

9 Go Inside and Play!

For those young thespians who just can’t wait to work on their craft until fall, Arden Theatre continues to offer children’s educational programming through its Arden Drama School through August. Whether your child is interested in one week or the entire summer, the school runs a number of unique summer camps taught by Philadelphia’s top theatre artists. Your child can try their hand in acting, costume design, musical theatre, or improv comedy. And it gives you an opportunity to check out all the cuties who need forever families at the PAWS boutique down the block! ardentheatre.org

10 Shopping With Military Precision

New tent for the camping trip? Check. Sleeping bag for overnight camp? Check. Flags for flying on July Fourth? Check, check and check. I. Goldberg Army & Navy has been the go-to store for, well, more great stuff for more occasions than we can wrap our heads around right now. For 95 years, the good folks there have been able to supply us with everything from delightful duffels to righteous rain gear. It’s one of the few places we still like to go to in person rather than online! igoco.com

11 Sweater Weather

Don’t be fooled by the name — regardless of how hot it is outside, the time is always right to check out what’s on the racks and shelves of Hatboro retail stalwart The Sweater Mill. In addition to having plenty of the titular items on hand, The Sweater Mill also stocks plenty of must-haves for your summer wardrobe, including a large range of T-shirts and dresses all year ’round. Their expert advice: The tunic T-shirt and Hue legging is a smart look in the heat of the summer. They also recommend that you don’t forget the cardigan — everything is always air-conditioned, after all. facebook.com/pages/The-Sweater-Mill/180887340859

12 A Standing-Room-Only Exhibit

A day exploring Historic Philadelphia wouldn’t be complete without visiting the National Museum of American Jewish History. “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American,” the nationally acclaimed exhibition currently at the museum, explores the role baseball has played in the lives of immigrant and minority communities as they sought to understand — or challenge — American culture and ideals. It features 130 objects, including uniforms from Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, and Ichiro Suzuki. Runs through Oct. 26. nmajh.org

13 True Prime 

You don’t have to travel to a shore restaurant to have a blowout seafood extravaganza this summer. Philadelphia’s modern American supper club, Ocean Prime, features a carefully chosen selection of fish from both coasts for dinner. And for those just getting off of work, Ocean Prime is heating up happy hour this summer with specially priced appetizers, cocktails and wines from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. oceanprimephilly.com

14 America’s Next Top Remodel

Forget about spring cleaning — summer home improvements are what we really love to do. If your home needs summer repairs like ours does, then you need to give Italo Pavone a call before everyone else has the same idea. Pavone works with kitchens, back splashes, floors, bathrooms, pools and patios. And with over 45 years of experience, Pavone can definitely make your home great for summer entertaining and relaxation this year. italopavonetile.com

15 What’s in a Name?

The Mary J. Drexel Home has a new name to go along with its complete top-to-bottom renovation. The Bala Cynwyd assisted-living residence is now known as The Hearth at Drexel. To introduce themselves to the community, the staff at the Hearth has issued an open invitation to those interested to stop by for a personal tour of the new facilities as well as a complimentary lunch. thehearthatdrexel.org

16 Gettin’ Buggy with It

Who doesn’t love a trip to Lancaster County? The amazing names of the towns, the Strasburg Railroad, the buffets and our absolute favorite thing to do in Amish country: buggy rides! Now, if you’re like us, you have wanted to go on one of these ever since you saw Witness way back in (gulp) 1985. Our pick for this essential part of trip to Amish country is Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides, a family-owned business with salt-of-the-earth proprietors who will do their best to make sure you have the best buggy ride of your life. amishbuggyrides.com

17 Get a Case of Their Shingles

Not to rain on your parade, but extreme weather is here to stay, like it or not. And with these radical changes in our meteorological future comes the increased potential for real damage to your home if you’re not careful. So be careful by calling the staff at Buxmont Roofing to come check out your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Whether it’s a new roof, a repair or just maintenance, you’ll sleep more soundly — and more drily — afterwards. buxmontroofing.com

18 Fortuna Smiles Upon You

Whether you’re driving down the shore and just realized you forgot your shades or it’s time for a new pair of progressives, the first place you should think of in South Jersey is Fortuna Optical. This independent, family-owned full-service business carries more high-end designers than you can shake an eye chart at, including Prada, Chanel, Oliver Peoples and many more. Isn’t it nice to know that you can look good, see well and support a local business? fortunaoptical.net

19 Help in the Home

Although the name makes it sound like it’s a babysitting service staffed by bubbes, Granny’s Helping Hands is actually a home health care provider that provides everything from home health aides to nursing assistants, companions and even live-ins. Their staff can take care of tasks like baths, hair care, laundry, shopping and even light housekeeping. For those Delaware valley residents in need of assistance and their family members who aren’t able to provide that care themselves, an extra pair of hands like these could come in handy. grannyshelpinghands.com

20 Provisionally Speaking

No matter if your weekend plans include the shore, the Poconos, Lancaster County or your deck, they should all start with one word: Henning’s. This Harleysville icon can handle just about any retail request you have: it’s a grocery store, coffee house, bakery, floral/gift shop, caterer, pizzeria, sandwich shop, restaurant, and (deep breath here) an organic/natural food store. And it’s open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. henningsmarket.com

21 Need New Furniture? Chaise You!

We know you love those rusting hulks that you have been trying to pass off as outdoor furniture for the past decade or so, but trust us — if you don’t get rid of them soon, it’s more than likely that someone is going to wind up needing a tetanus shot. Just head on over to the Hill Company’s Chestnut Hill or Worcester locations and see what we — we mean you — have been missing. The Hill Company has an unbelievable selection of outdoor furniture and accessories — including of the non-corroded wrought iron variety. Pro tip: They also have awnings to protect your new furniture. hill-company.com

22 Finding a Home at the Lodge

It is hard to find the right place for your loved ones to live as they get older. Lodge Lane Assisted Living, located in Wilmington, provides a caring atmosphere for who those need some extra help. The facilities celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions, but are also welcoming to those of all faiths with both kosher and non-kosher dining halls. Lodge Lane provides private apartments for those in need of assisted living and a separate secure memory care unit for residents with dementia. lodgelane.org

23 Reside Dockside

When the Philadelphia summer gets too hot, the dock is always the coolest place to be. And Dockside Condominiums, with its location right on the Delaware waterfront, is no exception. Dockside’s luxury condos range in size from studios to 3-bedroom units. What’s your preference? A view of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge, the Walt Whitman Bridge or downtown Philadelphia? With the building’s communal deck, why not enjoy all of them at once? docksidecondominiums.com

24 Diamonds Are Everyone’s Best Friend

Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect accessories, whether it is for a special occasion or just wanting to look special. Accessorize the right way with Jay Roberts Jewelers’ extraordinary selection of watches, jewelry and diamonds. Whether it is for yourself or a loved one, show your appreciation and love this summer with a beautiful piece from their privately designed collection or one of their internationally renowned designers on display in their Marlton showplace. jayrobertsjewelers.com

25 Money Never Sleeps 

Summer is a great time to relax and just be carefree on the beach. While you’re at the shore, you don’t want to be worrying about what is happening to your money. This is as good a time as any to let the team at PNC Wealth Management look after your finances so you don’t have to — unless you want to, of course, by availing yourself of their state-of-the-art online personalized accounts. PNC is here to make sure that while you’re on vacation, your money isn’t. Whatever your current stage in life, PNC Wealth Management will work with you, listening to your needs, thinking about your goals and suggesting comprehensive solutions for a lifetime of wealth management. pnc.com

26 Living With the Law

Long term life planning comes with far-ranging, difficult decisions. The Rothkoff Law Group is here to assist you in making those decisions and lessen the burden for you and your family during this time. Specializing in elder and disability law, the group provides free senior resource guides to help answer some of your questions. The Cherry Hill-based firm also gives a monthly seminar series to help caregivers of the elderly and disabled learn how to cope with the demands of their job — and how to care for themselves. rothkofflaw.com

27 Haddonfield of Dreams

The 22nd Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival will take place Saturday, July 12, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 13, noon to 5 p.m. Artisans exhibit a wide range of arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal, paper, drawing, paintings, photography and wearable art. The center of town is transformed into a festive corridor, alive with artists’ tents, outdoor cafés, musicians and more. downtownhaddonfield.com/events-entries/2014-arts-crafts-festival

28 Ben There, Doing That

This summer, visit the Franklin Institute and see the exciting new traveling exhibits. Photographer Brian Skerry’s 50-photo showcase, “Ocean Soul by National Geographic,” will be featured all summer long. “Circus! Science Under the Big Top” is where the physics behind the circus will be revealed for all through Sept. 1. And through Oct. 26, you can see the 101 inventions that have helped shape the modern world. Time-travel through this multimedia exhibit and see how objects like the light bulb, LEGOs, Velcro, and the locomotive have changed the world. fi.edu

29 ’View to a Thrill

We would want to stay at the Amishview Inn and Suites if for no other reason than to send people postcards postmarked Bird-in-Hand, the Lancaster County town where the inn is located. Of course, being situated on Route 340 — a AAA-designated scenic byway — doesn’t hurt either. Add in niceties like an indoor pool, Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast, and you have to wonder why you would stay anywhere else. amishviewinn.com

30 Their Cakes Take the, Well, You Know

We never like to show up someplace without a little something for the host. And whenever possible, that something is a confection from Ann’s Cake Pan, the Montgomery County standout that has been handcrafting cakes for everything from weddings to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to you name it for more than 40 years. Double bonus: Not only will they deliver within the tri-state area, they are also certified kosher. annscakepan.com

31 Mann on Top

Nothing is more fun in the summer than going to an outdoor concert with some friends and listening to your favorite artists. This summer, the Mann Center has much to offer, with conecrts that span every genre. Our top pick for diva devotees: the June 25 return of Diana Ross to Philly for the first time in over 10 years. Other musical acts to appear in West Fairmount Park in coming weeks include II Volo, New Edition, Phish, Queens of the Stone Age, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sarah McLachlan, Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony. manncenter.org

32 Relieving the Region 

Tzedakah is always a great way to stay involved with the Jewish community during the year. With their five locations, the Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) will continue to package and deliver food for the over 3,000 families that they serve. One Sunday a month, the JRA fills its warehouse with volunteers who form assembly lines and pack thousands of boxes of fresh produce and nonperishable kosher food for local families in need. This summer’s Sunday operations will be on July 13, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7. 
jewishrelief.org

33 West Is Best 

University City was Philadelphia’s first suburb (it’s true — why do you think all the trolley lines run through the area?), and to this day it remains home to distinctive neighborhoods of wide porches, tree-lined streets, superior shops and, of course, world-renowned centers of education, medicine and technology. But the neighborhood is also a destination for food lovers and culture seekers, with internationally acclaimed dining, museums, and galleries. Notable events this summer include University City Dining Days (July 17 to 27), the 40th Street Summer Series, which offers free outdoor performances every fourth Saturday through September and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, a street festival featuring dollar deals from the amazingly eclectic range of shops and restaurants on the West Philly thoroughfare. 
universitycity.org

34 For Retiring Types

No, we’re not talking about wallflowers here! If you’re looking for the perfect blend of comfort, ease and amenities, it’s tough to beat Attleboro Community, which has a central Bucks location and its own Main Street. The Langhorne campus features residences for Independent Living for the most active adults; Personal Care for those residents who might need occasional assistance; and Nursing Care and Rehabilitation for those needing a more intensive form of care. attleborovillage.com

35 The Fungus Among Us

It’s like we always say: summer’s not over until you’ve been to the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival. Not that there is a great way to officially end the summer, but this is one of the less painful methods for acknowledging the fact. At this year’s festival, running on Sept. 6 and 7, expect to taste your way through a competitive lineup of soups and other mushroom dishes prepared by local restaurateurs. Celebrity chefs and culinary arts students will also be serving up mushroom-based deliciousness throughout the festival. Kids and adults alike will love the live entertainment, the mushroom farm tours and the Growers’ Exhibit, where the secrets of mushroom cultivation are revealed. mushroomfestival.org

36 Truth in Advertising

Did you know that we have one of the world’s most accomplished “classic” klezmer bands right here in Philadelphia? And that they are available to listen to not just on CD and mp3 but live at your function? It’s true: the Fabulous Shpielkehs Yiddish Brass Band, featuring the legendary Elaine Watts on drums and her daughter Susan Abbe Watts on trumpet, have brought the sounds of 20th-century Eastern Europe to 21st century ears — and to life — across the Delaware Valley and the world. folkloreproject.org/folkarts/artists/fabulous_shpilkes/index.php

37 Pray It Again, Sam 

Tracing your eastern European Jewish heritage no longer involves a plane ticket. During the end of the 19th century, many eastern European Jews sought refuge in the rural South Jersey town of Woodbine, where they developed an agricultural colony and built lives in their new homeland, thanks to the philanthropist Baron von Hirsch. The Sam Azeez Museum of Woodbine Heritage, housed in the town’s historic synagogue, has been, in their own words, “committed to preserving the memory and teaching the history of those who created the legacy of Woodbine.” The museum also serves as a teaching center for the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, providing onsite and in-classroom programming to students from fifth through 12th grade. thesam.org

38 Monaco Comes to Philly

The Hotel Monaco bills itself as “A Philadelphia hotel like no other.” And with awards and accolades like a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and one of the city’s most engaging bars in the rooftop Stratus Lounge — in addition to its top-notch rooms and amenities, of course — who are we to argue? monaco-philadelphia.com

39 Stringing His “A” Game

If you have ever wanted your chance to have an “I knew him when” moment, then engaging Jeremy Spielman to play the viola and/or the violin at your function is the way to go. The 2012 graduate of Mansfield University has already played for numerous orchestras, including the Philadelphia Sinfonia, and he is equally adept at playing anything from baroque to romantic, opera to Broadway, religious to standards. Just be sure to get the video proof for future skeptical friends. facebook.com/pages/Jeremy-Spielman-Viola-Violin/620129254711160

40 On the Waterfront 

Penn’s Landing: the home of outdoor concerts, festivals, waterfront restaurants, great theater … Oh, what’s that? You didn’t know about the Penn’s Landing Playhouse? Well, let us remedy that forthwith. The city’s newest major facility is located inside the Independence Seaport Museum (at Delaware Avenue and Walnut Street), and brings to the stage shows like the Rob Becker perennial favorite, Defending the Caveman, from July 17 to Aug. 24; and the New York smash, Old Jews Telling Jokes, which will leave audiences plotzing from Oct. 8 to Nov. 9. plplayhouse.com

41 An Inn-sanely Fun Time

Bed-and-breakfast inns are always a great choice for vacation lodging. But what about a B&B that offers hot air balloon rides? Then look no further than the Fairville Inn Bed & Breakfast, which has great specials for lovers and adventurers alike. For those of you who like to stay grounded (literally), there are tons of other great specials at this Chadds Ford destination, including spa treatments, massages, wine tasting and restaurant deals. The inn also has specials for local businesses in the area that include museums, gardens, hiking, golfing, biking and horseback riding. fairvilleinn.com

42 Party with Real Patriots 

Watch the Revolutionary War in real time at the New Hope Liberty Canal Festival from June 20 to 22. The event will feature a reenactment of General George Washington’s 1778 encampment and the Delaware River crossing with live artillery cannon fire. There will also be rifle demonstrations, a veterans’ and military parade, Colonial period-specific crafts, a treasure hunt for children, a 5K run and a Patriots’ Ball. 
visitnewhope.com

43 Showing True Grit

Over 100 teams will be competing in one of the most crowd-pleasing contests on any beach this summer, the Rehoboth Sandcastle Contest. On Aug. 2nd at Fisherman’s Beach, you can watch as the competitors mold and sculpt for the title of best sandcastle. You can even join the fun and show off your own sandcastle building skills — the contest is open to all ages with categories for businesses, adults and children. The day before the event, sandcastle artist Darrell O’Conor will be giving lessons and demonstrations to help you gain a competitive edge for the contest. O’Conor will also be there the day of the contest making a community sculpture — and he is looking for assistants! beach-fun.com

44 Zeal in Steel

Art is a huge part of Philadelphia’s culture and that includes the exhibits featured at the Seraphin Gallery, which showcases dozens of artists’ pieces every year. This summer through July 20, the gallery, located on Pine Street’s Artists’ Row, will be showcasing sculptures by local Philadelphia artist Joe Mooney. Mooney molds steel figures in what he calls “the romance of the soul filtered through the rationality of thought; exploring myths and personal experiences through steel.” seraphin.squarespace.com

45 Carbon Dates

Now this is what we’re talking about! In a perfect world, all county fairs would be like the one in Carbon County, Pa. Held from Aug. 4 to 9 in Palmerton, there’s everything you could ever hope for from your classic county fair: music, rides, ventriloquists, fireworks, lots of tribute bands, “Farmer for a Day,” a demolition derby, professional wrestling and more. Sold! carboncountyfair.com

46 Movie Night Done Right

Get your friends and picnic gear ready because the Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights are back for another season. Make sure to bring your kids on June 19 to the screening of Despicable Me 2. Another film being shown is the ’80s classic, Back to the Future, which will be projected on the big screen on July 17. The rest of the slate features Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on July 31; the original 1984 Karate Kid on Aug. 14; and Pitch Perfect on Aug. 21. schuylkillbanks.org

47 Foodie Fun

A clambake with Marcus Samuelsson. A burger bash with Martha Stewart. The annual Blues, Brews & BBQ blowout with Robert Irvine. The Grand Marketplace, where you can watch cooking demonstrations and buy professional-grade equipment. The Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, which runs July 25 to 27, has these events and much, much more. Whatever your level of prowess and love of all things culinary, this is the place to be that weekend. caesars.com/acfoodandwine

48 Fare Thee Well Done

Once again the restaurants of Mt. Airy and Germantown are taking it to the streets. The 2014 Street Fare, which will take place on Sept. 18, offers you the opportunity to stroll through historic Germantown Avenue as the neighborhood’s tastiest treats are made to order. Some of the many restaurants at the fair will be Earth Bread and Brewery, Avenida Cantina and Jyoti Indian Bistro.
gomtairy.com/events/street-fare

49 Enjoy These Pigs Guilt-Free!

Lehigh County is full of fun this summer for every age and interest, with a large range of parks and museums for you to choose from. You could spend the day at Dorney Park, or go for a bike ride at the Rodale Fitness Park or maybe just unwind with some baseball at an Iron Pigs game. Maybe it’s a hot day and you’d rather do something inside? The Da Vinci Science Center specializes in fun educational activities for kids of all ages. lehighcounty.org

50 Boutique and Beyond

You want to look great for special occasions, and this is especially true in the summer, when you can say so much more by wearing so much less. Jan’s Boutique has all you could ever want with great sportswear options, and every dress for any occasion from weddings to Bat Mitzvahs and pageants. jansboutiqueonline.com

51 The Wealth of Good Health

You try to take care of your body, especially in the summer when the weather is warmer and the clothes are smaller. Make sure that everything is working for you inside and out with the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The staff at Jeff — recently ranked No. 17 out of the nation’s 5,000-plus hospitals — works day and night to make you healthy and keep you that way, specializing in an array of different healthcare fields. hospitals.jefferson.edu

52 The Sound of Musik

Be there when international superstars rock The Sands Steel Sage at the PNC Plaza in Bethlehem, which will be the setting for Musikfest 2014, raging on from Aug 1 to 10. Genre-bending performers include ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, The Moody Blues, Jason Derulo, Steely Dan and Keith Urban. musikfest.org

53 Gardens Galore 

If you’ve been thinking that you would like to do something different with your garden, but you haven’t had the time, inspiration or inclination to delve more deeply yet, now would be the time to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. Their gorgeous array of exhibitions includes the Idea Garden, as well as the Hillside Garden, Rose Garden and many more. They also feature educational programing for people of all ages and interests who want to learn in an al fresco classroom. In addition, the gardens will host live performers like Tony-winning tap dancer Savion Glover on Aug. 14. longwoodgardens.org

54 Now This Is a Marketing Plan

There’s “going to the market,” and then there’s “going to Rice’s Sale & Country Market,” which has been wowing shoppers since 1860, first as a farmer’s auction site, and today as a flea market paradise in Solebury Township, Bucks County. With as many as 400 vendors selling to upwards of 8,000 shoppers at the 30-acre outdoor market, chances are you’re going to walk out with a whole lot more than what you originally needed. ricesmarket.com

Greg Salisbury had editorial help with this article from Ashira Naftali Greer. This article originally appeared in This Summer, a Jewish Exponent publication.

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