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  • Nation’s #1 Lego event returns to Philly area this weekend

    OAKS, PA – For Lego lovers in the Philadelphia area, the return of Brick Fest Live! to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks is your chance to build with over a million different Lego pieces. Fresh off an exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, Brick Fest Live! will offer four football fields of LEGO to more than 25,000 super fans at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center April 21-22, 2018. Day passes start at $22.50 and VIP tickets […]

  • Banana Day at West Chester University

    WEST CHESTER, PA – At West Chester University, a not-so traditional tradition has students going bananas before finals week. Wednesday marked the 22nd annual, award winning, Banana Day, on campus.  Banana Day is a special student rite of spring at WCU, and features the doling out of 3,000+ free bananas at almost every corner of campus, peeling around corners in banana and gorilla costumes, and competing in a bunch of banana-themed games all over the University to win coveted limited-edition Banana Day t-shirts. As a limited edition with […]

  • Adoptions From The Heart Gets New Mural in Wynnewood

    WYNNEWOOD, PA – The Philadelphia branch of Adoptions from the Heart is getting a new mural on their building in Wynnewood this week. Muralists from GoodSpace Murals have flown in from Minneapolis to create a unique mural for the adoption agency’s building next to Whole Foods. Candida Gonzalez is the co-owner of GoodSpace Murals and explained, “You can see in the design a lot of weavings. We have this red thread that represents the connection between birth families and adopted families […]

  • New at Citizens Bank Park for 2018

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Over the offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies enhanced their ballpark by adding a 13,000 square foot interactive kids’ baseball experience at Citizens Bank Park. They’ve named it “The Yard” and it’s located in Ashburn Alley in right field. Citizens Bank Phan Field: A Wiffle ball field complete with a major-league-class dugout and MLB-quality padded outfield wall, as well as an AstroTurf-covered field that stretches 70-feet deep. This authentic play area resembles the Phillies big-league field, with the diamond-orientation […]

  • Pier on Columbus Blvd. will get makeover & plans to open this summer

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – The century-old dilapidated Municipal Pier 9, which sits next to the Race Street Pier and Ben Franklin Bridge, is getting a big-time makeover. Developers of the Cherry St. Pier on Columbus Blvd. say they plan to open the renovated  pier by the end of summer to the public. The pier will soon feature a market, 14 shipping container workspaces for artists, a venue for events, a park with plants and green space, and it will also feature […]

  • “I hope Philly isn’t getting tired of parades!” says Villanova coach Jay Wright

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tens of thousands of Villanova students, alumni, and fans packed Market Street Thursday morning for Villanova’s second NCAA Div I. National Championship parade in three years. The parade began at 23rd and Market around 11:00 a.m. and ended at City Hall around noon. PHL17’s Matt Alba was there to speak with Nova coach Jay Wright about the parade. Wright said, “You kind of know what to expect this time, but it’s still a thrill. You know, for […]

  • Thousands of Villanova students welcome back NCAA March Madness champs!

    VILLANOVA, PA – The Jake Nevin Field House was decked out in blue Tuesday night, as Nova Nation welcomed home the Wildcats, who are once again NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Champions. Villanova fan favorite and star of the NCAA men’s national title game, Donte DiVicenzo, who scored 31 points, the most by a sixth man ever in a national title game, thanked fans for their unwavering support throughout the season. Over at the Villanova campus bookstore, students were snatching […]

  • Game Masters exhibit at Franklin Institute features over 100 playable video games

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – The newest exhibit at The Franklin Institute is a video game lover’s dream. The 14,000 square foot exhibit explores the evolution of gaming with arcade classics such as Space Invaders and Pac-Man, to iconic console games like Sonic the Hedgehog.  With over 1,200 square feet of interactive programming, Game Masters: The Exhibition will have kids and their parents busy for hours. The exhibit celebrates five decades of the world’s most ingenious video game designers and the games they […]

  • Instagram says it will go back to a more chronological timeline

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Over the past two years, countless people around the globe have complained about Instagram’s algorithmic timeline, which shows you popular posts, or things the algorithm thinks you want to see, rather than chronological, timely posts. However, that is changing. Last week Instagram announced in a blog post that they’ll be moving back to a more chronological timeline. PHL17’s Matt Alba spoke with Conrad Benner, a popular Instagrammer and blogger from Philly who operates @StreetsDept, about the upcoming changes […]

  • CrossFit University City gets PHL17 in shape for summer

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – With Spring days away, and beach season right around the corner, PHL17’s Matt Alba is getting some help from the coaches at CrossFit University City to get in shape for summer! If you’ve already given up on your New Years resolution, coach and co-owner of CrossFit University City, Terrence Fenningham says, “It’s not too late!” CrossFit combines weightlifting, cardio, plyometrics, and even gymnastics into a fun competitive workout. Fenningham told PHL17, “We say that routine is the […]