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Thursday, April 6, 2017

This week on FYI Philly, it's time to get hopping for the 86th annual Easter promenade. We meet a designer creating the eternal spring. Philadelphia's so-called seafood whisperer has found a new home in Haddonfield. After the meal, we devour hand-crafted small-batch desserts made in South Jersey. Plus, we're backstage on Broadway with a look at some family-friendly shows coming to town.

FYI Philly airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. with encore shows Sundays at midnight. Here are the details on this week's features:

It all happens on South Street

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way. And for Philadelphia, there is a LONG tradition of celebrating. We're talking about the Easter Promenade, now in its 86th year! So break out those fancy bonnets and Sunday best and meet us on South Street.

86th Annual Easter Promenade

Sunday, April 16th 12:30-2 p.m.

The Promenade starts at 5th and South and ends at Headhouse Square on 2nd street, with live music, an Easter egg hunt and a costume competition in 12 categories and prizes. Henri David, aka Mr. Halloween, is the master of ceremonies, and our own Alicia Vitarelli will be there along with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Cottontail.

Home and garden fans

Flowers that never fade ... that's the concept behind Nicol Floral Designs. Her silk flower creations can instantly turn any room into a thing of beauty. Karen Rogers goes inside the studio with owner Nicol Segel.

Nicol Floral Design

PO Box 116

Villanova, PA 19085

Phone: 484.431.4044


Big fish in a new pond

There's a new BYO in Haddonfield called Two Fish. But the restaurant's chef is well known after earning a reputation in Philadelphia as the "seafood whisper."

Two Fish

26 South Haddon Ave

Haddonfield, N.J. 08033

(856) 428-3474

Bite-sized snacks are in!

Devour Desserts in Mantua, New Jersey, is taking truffles and chocolate-dipped fruit to the next level. Melissa Magee taste tests these tiny-sized treats.

Devour Desserts

671 Bridgeton Pike, Mantua, N.J.


Instagram: @devourdessertsnj| Twitter: @devourdesserts

Market watch

Stockton, New Jersey, is home to a year-round farmer's market that is the perfect place to stock up on an amazing array of handcrafted items while also exploring the area's trails and bike paths. Tamala Edwards makes a day of it at the Stockton Market.

Stockton Market

19 Bridge St, Stockton, N.J.


Hours: Fri: Noon-8 PM | Sat: 9AM-4PM | Sun: 10AM-4PM

Twitter: @stocktonfarmmkt | Instagram: @thestocktonmarket

Pull up a seat at the table

Erin O'Hearn introduces us to At the Table, a new BYO in Wayne, Pennsylvania. It's an intimate experience driven by passionate owners and a thoughtful menu.

At The table

11 Louella Ct.

Wayne, PA 19087


Broadway Philly: Family Friendly Shows

We head backstage on Broadway to check out some of the family-friendly shows coming to Philadelphia this fall. Also, if you haven't heard, subscribing to the upcoming season is the only way to ensure you can get tickets to the blockbuster show, "Hamilton", during the 2018-19 season.

Broadway Philadelphia 17-18 Season Packages

To subscribe by phone: 215-893-1955, Monday through Friday, 9 AM-5 PM.

Love Arts

Some of the country's most talented classical musicians are coming to Philadelphia to stage one of the self-conducted concerts they've become famous for. The concert is presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS) an organization has as its mission making concerts with world-renowned artists affordable, with tickets always $25 or less.

ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra)

Friday, April 21 at 8 PM

Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater

300 South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Twitter: @TheArtsInPhilly

Shelter Me

In this week's Shelter Me, we meet Belle, a dog who learned how to trust again once she found her forever home.

Pennsville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

94 Industrial Park Rd

Pennsville, NJ 08070

(856) 851-1100