This week on FYI Philly, it’s time to get hopping for the 86th annual Easter promenade. We meet a designer creating the eternal spring. Philadelphia’s so-called seafood whisperer has found a new home in Haddonfield. After the meal, we devour hand-crafted small-batch desserts made in South Jersey. Plus, we’re backstage on Broadway with a look at some family-friendly shows coming to town.
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It all happens on South Street
Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way. And for Philadelphia, there is a LONG tradition of celebrating. We’re talking about the Easter Promenade, now in its 86th year! So break out those fancy bonnets and Sunday best and meet us on South Street.
86th Annual Easter Promenade
Sunday, April 16th 12:30-2 p.m.
The Promenade starts at 5th and South and ends at Headhouse Square on 2nd street, with live music, an Easter egg hunt and a costume competition in 12 categories and prizes. Henri David, aka Mr. Halloween, is the master of ceremonies, and our own Alicia Vitarelli will be there along with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail.
Home and garden fans
Flowers that never fade … that’s the concept behind Nicol Floral Designs. Her silk flower creations can instantly turn any room into a thing of beauty. Karen Rogers goes inside the studio with owner Nicol Segel.
Nicol Floral Design
PO Box 116
Villanova, PA 19085
Big fish in a new pond
There’s a new BYO in Haddonfield called Two Fish. But the restaurant’s chef is well known after earning a reputation in Philadelphia as the “seafood whisper.”
26 South Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, N.J. 08033
Bite-sized snacks are in!
Devour Desserts in Mantua, New Jersey, is taking truffles and chocolate-dipped fruit to the next level. Melissa Magee taste tests these tiny-sized treats.
671 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, N.J.
Instagram: @devourdessertsnj| Twitter: @devourdesserts
Stockton, New Jersey, is home to a year-round farmer’s market that is the perfect place to stock up on an amazing array of handcrafted items while also exploring the area’s trails and bike paths. Tamala Edwards makes a day of it at the Stockton Market.
19 Bridge St, Stockton, N.J.
Hours: Fri: Noon-8 PM | Sat: 9AM-4PM | Sun: 10AM-4PM
Twitter: @stocktonfarmmkt | Instagram: @thestocktonmarket
Pull up a seat at the table
Erin O’Hearn introduces us to At the Table, a new BYO in Wayne, Pennsylvania. It’s an intimate experience driven by passionate owners and a thoughtful menu.
At The table
11 Louella Ct.
Wayne, PA 19087
Broadway Philly: Family Friendly Shows
We head backstage on Broadway to check out some of the family-friendly shows coming to Philadelphia this fall. Also, if you haven’t heard, subscribing to the upcoming season is the only way to ensure you can get tickets to the blockbuster show, “Hamilton”, during the 2018-19 season.
Broadway Philadelphia 17-18 Season Packages
To subscribe by phone: 215-893-1955, Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM.
Some of the country’s most talented classical musicians are coming to Philadelphia to stage one of the self-conducted concerts they’ve become famous for. The concert is presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) an organization has as its mission making concerts with world-renowned artists affordable, with tickets always $25 or less.
ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra)
Friday, April 21 at 8 PM
Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
In this week’s Shelter Me, we meet Belle, a dog who learned how to trust again once she found her forever home.
Pennsville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
94 Industrial Park Rd
Pennsville, NJ 08070