A number of Philly institutions provide fantastic night programs (they refer to them as “adult” programs, but that sounds a bit misleading). Last night, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the Mutter Museum and the Wagner Free Institue, put together their monthly Science on Tap. I learned about the early years of photography used to capture motion all while sampling some craft beers at National Mechanics. Perfect.
There’s not really a need to say more than Krimpet Shake, except that you can play on a carousel and get in a round of mini golf while drinking it.
Favorite spot: Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest, continuously occupied street in the United States
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: Between Arch St. and Race St. right off of Second St.
I am: A mom, wife, psychologist and aspiring singer (as my nephew says)
Years in Philly: I’ve been in Philly since ancient times, actually since 1975
Current Home: Melrose Park, which is north of the city by about 3 blocks
My love note: It might be a bit unusual to like a place which is pretty touristy. However, when you are there, especially in the early evening, and you walk down the cobblestoned street and look at the houses, you can picture yourself living in nineteenth or even eighteenth century America. Perhaps it brings out the Luddite in me – but I like the feeling of a complete lack of technology and a sense that everything that was created there had to be created by hand with simple tools. I’d love to time-travel back to 1776 and live on that street!