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Fark Party
Host: Paranoia-'
Description: Fark Philly Up - Spend the day in Philly taunting animals and ringing bells, or meet us at night for a couple drinks. Saturday, July 20th at Oscar's. - The Final Countdown
Date/Time: July 20, 2013 - 09:00 PM (local time)
Party Info: Let's Fark Philly Up. On Saturday, July 20th, a group of Farkers will be invading Philadelphia. E-mail, call, Facebook PM, thread-talk, text, or sext your favorite Farkers to find out what they'll be doing and make plans together. I plan on spending the day at the zoo trying to get the monkeys drunk, then meeting up with some Farkers for dinner before the party. You're not invited, but I'm sure someone will hang out with you.

READ THIS PART PLEASE THANKS
Please visit PhillyFarkParty.tk so we can have an idea of what's going on and what needs to go on!
Facebook Event for the party: https://www.facebook.com/events/581864765181068/

DAY EVENTS

I think a day at the zoo would be awesome, followed by a nice hometown bar. We can also pepper in the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, dinner somewhere, and other things. Throw out suggestions, someone will hang out with you.

The zoo is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm. Admission is $20. $15 if we get 15 people or more. Add $5 per person if we want to get a personal guided tour.

From 6:30 pm to 10 pm the Philadelphia Zoo is holding a Summer Ale Festival. During this festival, "you will sample regional craft beers and savor delicious local cuisine while surrounded by brilliantly colored birds, majestic great apes and exceptional big cats that call the Zoo's lush gardens home."

General admission is $65.
VIP admission is $95. The website doesn't specify the difference between VIP and General. I'll find out eventually and update this post.
Designated Driver gets in for $35.
Six GA tickets for $330. 15% discount.

Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. This event is limited to those 21 years of age or older and children will not be permitted. Valid I.D. required.

All tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, on-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station, the most eco-chic way to travel to the Summer Ale Festival.

Night Events/Fark Party

Oscar's Tavern
is in a great location with a parking structure across the street. It's 3 miles from the zoo, 1 mile from Old City, with restaurants all around it. Those participating in the day Farking can meet up for a dinner at the Oyster House or other nearby place and then take a short walk to the bar.

This is a CASH ONLY bar! I apologize if that makes things difficult for anyone. There is an ATM on-scene. I would prefer some place that takes cards but cash-only seems to be really popular with Philly dive bars. I don't get it.

Some info on parking:

On street metering runs until 10 PM. From 4 PM to 10 PM on certain streets, you can park for 3 hours (notable exceptions are Walnut and Chestnut.) Sansom street itself has limited parking on the street due to it being narrow and having a lot of construction going on right now. There are parking garages throughout the area. There's a link in the comments to a parking lot search engine that also lists prices.

It does get busy on Saturday nights in the area. It might be even more crowded since "Wicked" is at the Academy of Music that night.

We have 1 month to go, so we should probably start really stapling down the specifics! Use one of the resources listed above if you'd like to participate in any pre-party activities and we will do our best to facilitate things for you.
 
Location: Oscar's Tavern
1524 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 972-9938
(view map)
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2013-06-20 09:47:45 AM
Just a couple blocks from where I work, but I won't be there. I already have to come into the city for work, I make it a strict rule to stay out of the city on the weekend.
 
2013-06-20 09:52:16 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: I already have to come into the city for work, I make it a strict rule to stay out of the city on the weekend.


Lame.
 
2013-06-20 09:53:09 AM
Is it humid in Philly in July? I forget.
 
2013-06-20 10:04:27 AM

RexTalionis: Is it humid in Philly in July? I forget.


Just Goldbond your balls and come to the party!
 
2013-06-20 10:12:31 AM

kxs401: RexTalionis: Is it humid in Philly in July? I forget.

Just Goldbond your balls and come to the party!


And of course there will be the post-party dip in the Schuylkill to cool things down.
 
2013-06-20 10:28:54 AM

SmellsLikePoo: kxs401: RexTalionis: Is it humid in Philly in July? I forget.

Just Goldbond your balls and come to the party!

And of course there will be the post-party dip in the Schuylkill to cool things down.


Your username is apt.
 
2013-06-20 11:01:09 AM

RexTalionis: SmellsLikePoo: kxs401: RexTalionis: Is it humid in Philly in July? I forget.

Just Goldbond your balls and come to the party!

And of course there will be the post-party dip in the Schuylkill to cool things down.

Your username is apt.


I dunno, it depends on when the last rainstorm was--I dove in with some other people once after a long run and it didn't smell at all. But it was at the end of a long week of calm, sunny days, so all the crap had time to wash away and settle out.

/Also, you want to avoid thinking about it too much.
 
2013-06-20 11:14:07 AM
So zoo or no zoo....
 
2013-06-20 11:44:40 AM

RexTalionis: Not entirely sure if I am going yet.


Dooo eeeeet.
 
2013-06-20 02:48:06 PM

Vanity6: So zoo or no zoo....


It all depends on whether or not you want to! If so, I strongly suggest joining the Facebook event or filling out the Fark Party Survey, both which I linked in my last post, to aid you in meeting up with other Farkers keen to hit up the zoo.
 
2013-06-21 12:09:12 AM
We gotta hit up a bar in Kensington. It is were the real night excitement can be found.  You can actually see herpes run across the streets.
 
2013-06-21 12:27:24 PM
The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!
 
2013-06-21 03:51:10 PM
I'll be crashing at my girlfriend's place in West Philly.

She informed me that on Friday the 19th, the English Beat will be doing a concert at Eakins Oval by the museum, if anyone is interested.
 
2013-07-01 12:11:04 PM
Just a reminder: we DO have hotel rooms reserved and have found other decent hotel rates. Feel free to contact myself, E-Brake, or Bukharin if you are in need of a hotel room. If you're interested in SHARING a room with another Farker please email me. There are other Farkers interested in splitting.

Another reminder: parking can be dicey! I would suggest arriving early to get nearby street or garage parking.

If you are coming via train, plane, or bus and need help getting to the party, fill out the Philly Fark Party Survey. Link can be found somewhere in these comments, or in the big description. I have a couple extra seats in my car still, and other Farkers have also said they're available to chauffeur, DD, transport as needed.

Finally, if you're interested in the pre-Party events, of any sort, and would like to join other Farkers in said events, PLEASE fill out the Survey. A lot of people are not from the area and would like to team up and see the sights. There are museums, restaurants, zoos, memorials, bells, and boats galore.

As always, we also encourage you to join the Facebook Event page as well, where you can discuss your plans and arrange to meet up with other Farkers. We've done our best to make everything as easy as possible for you, so there are no excuses! (I'm looking at you, RexTalionis)

Shalom
 
2013-07-01 12:23:56 PM
I won't be coming this time, my mom is coming to visit for the weekend. \o/
 
2013-07-01 12:29:33 PM

gamergirl23: I think I might be going, but I'm not sure yet.


Really?  I thought y'all were gonna be there!  :(
 
2013-07-01 12:30:51 PM

darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!


I am DEF hitting up Mutter.
 
2013-07-01 12:35:14 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.


The Mutter is pretty fun.  I've probably gone too many times though.
 
2013-07-01 12:36:35 PM

Mr. Murder: casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.

The Mutter is pretty fun.  I've probably gone too many times though.


Will you go with me?  I dont like doing things by myself and I dont know if anyone else is going.  I really REALLY wanna go.
 
2013-07-01 12:37:21 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: Mr. Murder: casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.

The Mutter is pretty fun.  I've probably gone too many times though.

Will you go with me?  I dont like doing things by myself and I dont know if anyone else is going.  I really REALLY wanna go.


THIS IS NOT A DATE THOUGH
 
2013-07-01 12:39:17 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: Will you go with me? I dont like doing things by myself and I dont know if anyone else is going. I really REALLY wanna go.


I'm not sure if I am going yet, but how about I say maybe?  The last time I said I would go, ASF got mad at me because I blew her off for a bachelor party.

And no worries, I am not looking for any "dates" at a Fark party.
 
2013-07-01 12:40:41 PM

Mr. Murder: casey.lurvs.bacon: Will you go with me? I dont like doing things by myself and I dont know if anyone else is going. I really REALLY wanna go.

I'm not sure if I am going yet, but how about I say maybe?  The last time I said I would go, ASF got mad at me because I blew her off for a bachelor party.

And no worries, I am not looking for any "dates" at a Fark party.


HA!!!!  Ok, let me know if you plan on it fo sho.  :)
 
2013-07-01 12:43:55 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.


Hey, I'd be up for going. EIP.
 
2013-07-01 12:44:32 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: Will you go with me?


Oh man, you're gonna be here again? Jeeez my attendance possibility just went up a good deal.
 
2013-07-01 12:47:07 PM
Maybe I'll roll on up...
 
2013-07-01 12:50:05 PM

drkdstryer: casey.lurvs.bacon: Will you go with me?

Oh man, you're gonna be here again? Jeeez my attendance possibility just went up a good deal.


Actually, I would go just to buy you a beer, good sir.
 
2013-07-01 12:53:43 PM

kxs401: casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.

Hey, I'd be up for going. EIP.


as we get closer, I will.  I really wanna go!

drkdstryer: casey.lurvs.bacon: Will you go with me?

Oh man, you're gonna be here again? Jeeez my attendance possibility just went up a good deal.


BRANG THAT shiat HOT STUFF.  You may need to bring some protection too.  Like a suit of armor and some bubble wrap.
 
2013-07-01 01:00:11 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: as we get closer, I will. I really wanna go!


Definitely do! I haven't settled on when I'm going to arrive on Saturday, but I can come in the morning and we can do the museum during the day.
 
2013-07-01 01:04:41 PM

kxs401: casey.lurvs.bacon: as we get closer, I will. I really wanna go!

Definitely do! I haven't settled on when I'm going to arrive on Saturday, but I can come in the morning and we can do the museum during the day.


I'm leaving NC early Friday morning, I'll get there early Friday evening, no plans for that night.  Wanna get out and do stuff and things Saturday, party Saturday night, leaving Sunday to go to Albany to meet a friend, back home Monday.  Looking forward to this.  It is one of my two major trips scheduled for the remainder of this year.
 
2013-07-01 01:06:47 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.


I'll ask.  We haven't really talked about it yet, but he does love the Mutter.
 
2013-07-01 01:08:27 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: kxs401: casey.lurvs.bacon: as we get closer, I will. I really wanna go!

Definitely do! I haven't settled on when I'm going to arrive on Saturday, but I can come in the morning and we can do the museum during the day.

I'm leaving NC early Friday morning, I'll get there early Friday evening, no plans for that night.  Wanna get out and do stuff and things Saturday, party Saturday night, leaving Sunday to go to Albany to meet a friend, back home Monday.  Looking forward to this.  It is one of my two major trips scheduled for the remainder of this year.


Yeah, I've booked a hotel near the bar for Saturday night, I'll train in from Harrisburg on Saturday morning and go back home Sunday afternoon. I'm pretty excited!
 
2013-07-01 01:09:14 PM

gamergirl23: casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.

I'll ask.  We haven't really talked about it yet, but he does love the Mutter.


Puh puh puh PLEEEEEASE????
 
2013-07-01 01:16:07 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: gamergirl23: casey.lurvs.bacon: darkrose: The zoo? Really?

Screw that, we need to go to the Mutter museum!

I am DEF hitting up Mutter.

I'll ask.  We haven't really talked about it yet, but he does love the Mutter.

Puh puh puh PLEEEEEASE????


I asked, but I don't know when we'll decide on it.
 
2013-07-01 01:19:02 PM
gamergirl23:
I asked, but I don't know when we'll decide on it.

gurrrrl, have you not told him who drives the bus yet?  You don't ASK, you TELL.

Says the chick that hasn't had a boyfriend in almost 8 years.
 
2013-07-01 01:28:05 PM

casey.lurvs.bacon: gamergirl23:
I asked, but I don't know when we'll decide on it.

gurrrrl, have you not told him who drives the bus yet?  You don't ASK, you TELL.

Says the chick that hasn't had a boyfriend in almost 8 years.


LOL
 
2013-07-05 11:27:27 AM
Ok, a definite for me. Not sure about terrorizing the animals at the zoo, but I'll be at the bar. If someone gets Fife, Ruca, Ami, and Casey.lurvs to go, then I'll extra commit. Fife isn't too hard, free booze. Griffer, I'll have to do some talking too.
 
2013-07-05 12:23:29 PM
I have been summoned, for a PARTY??!!??!!!


Grrrrrrrrr
 
2013-07-12 08:33:42 PM
So I was totally planning to come on down for this, but then I discovered that the Ben Folds Five / Barenaked Ladies / Guster concert at PNC Center is that evening as well, so I'm going to that instead.
 
2013-07-13 01:10:04 AM
200+ comments and not one whiff of Tommy D'Nic's Roast Pork with Provalone and Raab? farking savages.
 
2013-07-13 08:35:56 AM

casey.lurvs.bacon: kxs401: casey.lurvs.bacon: as we get closer, I will. I really wanna go!

Definitely do! I haven't settled on when I'm going to arrive on Saturday, but I can come in the morning and we can do the museum during the day.

I'm leaving NC early Friday morning, I'll get there early Friday evening, no plans for that night.  Wanna get out and do stuff and things Saturday, party Saturday night, leaving Sunday to go to Albany to meet a friend, back home Monday.  Looking forward to this.  It is one of my two major trips scheduled for the remainder of this year.


I'll wave to you when you are in Albany
 
2013-07-13 05:33:11 PM
Hmmmm....maybe.....sounds fun!
 
2013-07-14 02:03:43 PM

The last stop on the pub crawl will be at Paddy's Pub.


www.teesforall.com

 
2013-07-14 02:37:22 PM
Plenty of room in my basement for anyone who needs a place to crash. My address is 3520 North Marshall Street. Just knock on the door and ask for Gary Heidnick.
 
2013-07-14 02:40:04 PM
Dammit, I have plans that day. It's the release party for a pr0n film I did the camera work for, and there's no way I'm missing that.
 
2013-07-14 03:43:23 PM
oi40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-14 04:10:13 PM
OK, is anyone going to this who knows NO ONE else going?  That would be my situation.  Besides a "welcome to fark" type welcome, are you all accepting of new farkers? (lurker for a long while).  And how would I find you all?
 
2013-07-14 05:25:58 PM
The Zoo's a bit of a jaunt, not to be confused with "jawn," from center city.  It's also inconvenient timing for an evening get together.  I'm up for the taxi ride but would prefer other, more local, activities.

Museums (not just date day at Mutter, hit the BF Parkway or galleries to the east), Penn's Landing/Old City, South Street (East and West versions), Reading Terminal Market for mid-activity food fueling, firing range, Italian Market, Eastern State Penitentiary, brewery tour or local food/pub crawl would be fun, too.
 
2013-07-15 12:21:59 AM
Hm.
 
2013-07-15 12:34:48 AM

julysurprise: OK, is anyone going to this who knows NO ONE else going?  That would be my situation.  Besides a "welcome to fark" type welcome, are you all accepting of new farkers? (lurker for a long while).  And how would I find you all?


You'll be fine. =) Fark parties, in my experience, are very laid back, open, and welcoming. Also, you should recognize us pretty easily. I'll be supplying "Hello, My Name Is..." cards. Get excited!
 
2013-07-15 09:25:49 AM
My girlfriend had suggested Pod in University City (very near the Inn at Penn) on Friday evening for conveyor-belt sushi.  I'll likely be getting in around 7-7:30 depending on the traffic.

Plenty of decent bars in University City as well to gather at and mingle. Shouldn't be too crazy now that school is out.

We're planning on hitting the Mutter on Saturday with whoever wants to go.  Remember that you can't take photographs and it's pretty quiet.

We are also happy to help out with daytime day-drinking excursions on Saturday.
 
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