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A Philadelphia Story, South Street Spring Festival, and the Philadelphia Science Carnival Download

Download April 29th, 2016

On this week’s episode…  Lori Litchman’s Philadelphia Book , South Street Spring Festival, and the Philadelphia Science Carnival

Author, teacher and Philadelphia Lori Litchman joins Kristen in studio to talk about her new book ‘A Philadelphia Story: Founders and Famous Families from the City of Brotherly Love.’ The book is a must read for any Philadelphian looking for a little background into the city they where they live. A perfect Quizzo companion for the Philadelphian trivia lover, as this book is full of interesting facts about Philadelphia and its history. Hear all about the book on this episode of BEN Around Philly, and find it at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. HERE is a link to Lori Litchman’s website for more.

Marilyn is joined by Mike Harris, Executive Director of the South Street Headhouse District. he gives you all the details on the fourth annual South Street Spring Festival happening Saturday, May 7th from 11a-8p.  The Free, all-ages festival will span a total of 12-plus city blocks – three more than last year – that will be lined with 125 vendors, 35 participating restaurants that serve up a non-stop flow of delicious food with more than 150 notable chefs, 40 bands, 3 stages, 7 performance areas, and a ton of family-friendly fun. The festivities will run along South Street, beginning at Front Street and concluding at 8th Street, and will also branch off from 2nd and South streets heading west up to Pine Street.  For more info, click HERE.

Finally, Dr. Frederick Bertley returns to BEN Around Philly this year to once again chat with us about the Philadelphia Science Festival’s HUGE (and FREE) outdoor Science Carnival, put on by the Franklin Institute and many others. Dr. Bertley is the Senior Vice President of Science and Education at the Franklin Institute and he gives us the scoop on the 160+ activities and demonstrations featured at this year’s carnival – Saturday, April 30th in Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. The Festival goes from 10am – 4pm and features an explosive ’12 Trashcan Salute’ at noon. Don’t miss it! All of the details can be found HERE.

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