BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.
On this week's episode, Dining Out For Life to benefit Action Wellness, Brickfest Live returns to the Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, and the 86th Annual Easter Promenade on South Street and all of the yummy brunch spots to check out before and after!
April 20th, 2017 is an important fundraising day for HIV and AIDS service organizations in the area, specifically Action Wellness - who invites you to join over 200 participating Philadelphia area restaurants (donating 33% of the day's proceeds) at this year's Dining Out For Life (DOFL). Founded in Philadelphia in 1991, Dining Out For Life is now produced in over 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada and raises over $4 million annually for HIV/AIDS services. Last year in Philadelphia alone, Dining Out For Life raised $200,000. Listen as Kristen speaks with Kevin Burns, the Executive Director of Action Wellness about this year's event, the participating restaurants, the Food Truck Pop Up, the new products and dishes specifically made for DOFL, and the first ever Makers Market at the event. Find all you need to know HERE. You can make an additional donation to Dining Out For Life using your cell phone! Just text DINE to 50155, and follow the instructions. You can text to donate now through May 30.
Then, Kristen speaks with Chad and Jordan Collins, creators of Brickfest Live - which began in Philly and has expanded to cities all over the country. If you're a LEGO® enthusiast, join BEN-FM at Brick Fest Live on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd at the Greater Philly Expo Center (100 Station Ave). Witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of LEGO® bricks and see how these little plastic bricks open up a world of imagination and creativity. For tickets and more info, Click Here. Public show-time hours (Brick Fest Live) will be Saturday 4/22, 10am - 6pm & Sunday 4/23, 10am - 5pm. Have fun!
Finally, the city of Philadelphia knows how to throw a party, and Easter is no exception. This year marks the 86th Annual Easter Promenade down South Street and it's going to be the best Easter celebration yet! Listen as Kory Aversa, of Aversa PR goes over all of the fun to be had, then hop on down to South Street at 12:30pm this Sunday, April 15th for THE Easter Bunny, Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail, Henry David and his Easter finery leading the parade, a free egg hunt, costume contests, prizes, brunch specials, the bunny hop (with thousands) and lots more. Check HERE for details on the parade, and HERE for an incredible list of great brunch spots with specials going on for the Easter celebration. 'Hoppy' Easter!