Draw to Action
The creative team behind one of Philadelphia’s most iconic anti-advertising campaigns – “Track Takeover”: a series of 30 inspirational art pieces signifying social unity and belonging along Philadelphia’s SEPTA station walls – is at it again with “Draw to Action,” a coloring book featuring original designs from (30) Philadelphia-based artists to raise funds for our city’s most underserved communities. 100% of proceeds from sales will be donated to (15) local non-profit and grassroots social impact organizations which focus on a variety of causes, from mental health advocacy, to social justice reform, to transgender rights.
The Draw to Action coloring book will be available for purchase via This Corner’s e-commerce and retail store (1613 Pine St.) for $20.00. At checkout, customers will be given a choice of which of the 15 organizations their purchase will benefit.
Beneficiary organizations include: Amistad Law Project, Everybody Eats Philly, The Evoluer House, GALAEI, Juntos, Micah’s Mixx, NAMI Philly, Phreedom Jawn, Philly Bail Fund, Philly for Real Justice, Philly Unknown, Project LETS, RHD Morris Home, Spirits Up!, and The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project.
Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square achieve GBAC-STAR Accreditation
Lancaster’s hotel & convention center have been recognized on a global stage for implementing the strictest safety standards through the GBAC-STAR Accreditation. This third-party endorsement ensures the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations and is the industry’s highest standard of preparedness. The achievement signifies Lancaster’s dedication to creating safe and memorable experiences for its guests as it prepared to welcome back in-person events in 2021.
Read more about this achievement at https://www.exhibitoronline.com/news/article.asp?ID=21156
Distrito is offering a BYOB (bring your own blanket) promo for outdoor dining on their patio. Guests who bring a blanket will get a free Mexican Hot Chocolate + one complimentary churro (chocolate or caramel)!
Happy Hour at Distrito
Chef Jose Garces’ authentic Mexican restaurant in University City that just recently opened a brand-new, vibrant 80-seat patio along Chestnut Street and, as of September 15, is open for indoor dining, just re-launched its happy hour offerings.
Available 7 days a week from 4—6 p.m. the Distrito Happy Hour includes:
- $2 Tectate beers
- $5.50 Feliz Margs
- $7 Devil’s Margarita
- $4 Sonoran Dog *NEW menu item
- $15 Taco Flight—four unique tacos: Mahi Mahi, Adobo Chicken, Pork Belly, Shrimp & Chorizo
Full HH menu can be found at https://www.distritophilly.com/menus/#happy-hour
Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Opens, Accepting Reservations
August 3, 2020
The city officially welcomes Pennsylvania’s first Canopy Hotel by Hilton, a 236-room hotel that is uniquely Philly. Canopy Philadelphia offers a robust art program that’s heavily inspired by Philadelphia’s modern street art and refers back to the hip-hop genre that was used to create the hotel’s modern Beaux-Arts hybrid design of the Historic Stephen Girard Building. The hotel itself is bold, conveniently located and offerings exciting amenities such as Canopy’s signature bike program. Book your stay today! Here.
Latinx Small Business Relief Fund
The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has created the R+ Latinx Small Business Relief Fund to support micro businesses in the Philadelphia Region that need to Retool, Restock, and Redesign as they Reintegrate into the economy. Donate here.
A Philadelphia resident started a virtual tip jar to help LGBTQ service industry professionals and performance artists who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Donate here.
James Beard Foundation’s “Open for Good”
Through Open for Good, the Foundation is creating new programs to help the food & beverage industry survive, rebuild, and thrive. Programs include workshops, training, expert advice, best practices and restructuring; continued advocacy efforts to support federal, state, and local legislation; and financial support for restaurants. Donate and learn more here.