The Good

There are good things happening in Philadelphia every day thanks to the creativity of those in different industries and the essential workers who work keep the city running through it all.

Below, find information about some of the good happening in Philly as we navigate through the pandemic. 


This summer, the city welcomes a variety of in-person and online events hosted by museums, neighborhood associations, performing arts venues and other local entities. 

To plan for both in-person and online things to do in the area, check out: 

Do you have an event planned?

Are you ready to invite people back to Philly to do all the things they have missed over the last year? Let’s Get Ready!

Let us know!

Good News Roundup - Episode 12

Carlos Aponte of We Love Philly is your host with the most for this week's Good News Roundup!

  • The latest vaccine news
  • The Kimmel Cultural Campus reopening
  • Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

New Public Art in Center City

Philly's public art installations never disappoint! Located above the pedestrian-only walkway off Market Street between 11th and 12th streets, a new piece by artist Quinha Faria features more than 120,000 feet of colorful car lot streamers that move with the breeze 30-feet overhead. Take a stroll over to East Market and see the brilliant eye-catching installation, which is on display through November 2021.

Parks on Tap at Fairmount Water Works

Soak up some of the last nice days of summer at Parks on Tap! The pop-up beer garden is currently posted up along the Schuylkill River at the scenic Fairmount Water Works. Swing by after work to unwind in the fresh air with a fresh brew, or visit on the weekend for a relaxing afternoon full of sun and sips. 

Parks on Tap is open Monday-Friday from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from noon-10 p.m. Cheers!

Now Open: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Looking for a delicious way to cool off on a hot day? You're in luck: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream — a beloved NYC-based ice cream purveyor — recently opened a new shop at 13th and Sansom Streets!

The brand is known for having many vegan options in addition to its 18% butterfat ice cream varieties. See what all the buzz is about and visit the new shop — the first one in Philly! — for ice cream, vegan chocolate chip cookies, sundaes, and milkshakes.

Good News Roundup - Episode 11

The Good News Roundup returns with Global Philadelphia Association's Zabeth Teelucksingh! This week: 

  • A new opening at Reading Terminal Market
  • Unity In The Community
  • Local businesses requiring a vaccination card