Just Plane Fun

Just Plane Fun at PHL Airport – again

 

The Philadelphia Mummers entertain airport visitors during the holiday season at Philadelphia International Airport.

Courtesy PHL

It’s back!

Philadelphia International Airport has kicked off another summer of its customer appreciation program, called Just Plane Fun, which will present live entertainment, magicians, caricature artists, beauty makeovers and demonstrations and fun activities to passengers right through to Labor Day.

There’s plenty to do at PHL even when the Mummers, the magicians and the makeover artists aren’t on duty: PHL has a robust arts and culture program that currently lists almost two dozen permanent and temporary exhibitions around the airport.

Courtesy City of Philadelphia

Courtesy City of Philadelphia

 

Right now, for example, in anticipation of the Democratic National Convention is being held in Philadelphia July 25-28, the airport is presenting an exhibition about the city’s long history of hosting presidential conventions.

The exhibit, Philadelphia’s Presidential Convention History 1848-2016, is in Terminal A-East and will be on display through June 2017.

 

 

 

 

Just Plane Fun returns to PHL Airport

PHL JUST PLANE FUN

Philadelphia International Airport has brought back its popular “Just Plane Fun” series of summertime customer appreciation events ranging from product demonstrations and live music to make-overs and a variety of events with prizes.

The schedule changes weekly, but this week’s events include beauty makeovers and skin consultations for men and women – along with free photos – on Wednesday and live music (and dancing) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

But wait – there’s more!

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has a pop-up garden in the Terminal B/C baggage claim and a new exhibit just opened (in Terminal A-East) with photos illustrating a long list of Philadelphia firsts – including the first lending library, hospital, university, art museum, zoo, U.S. Mint, and children’s hospital.

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First Zoo, 1874, Photo Courtesy phillyhistory.org

Photos in “About Philadelphia: A City of Firsts” also remind travelers that Philadelphia hosted the country’s first World’s Fair, and was where the first ice cream soda was made, and where Mother’s Day was first celebrated.