Making plans for Memorial Day and the Summer - FYI Philly

WPVI logo
Friday, June 2, 2017

This week on FYI Philly, it's Memorial Day weekend so we're getting summer ready with a roundup of ways to get outdoors and have fun. Plus, we hit the pit for some legendary barbecue and get our Philly cheesesteaks down the shore!

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


Longwood Gardens' iconic main Fountain is open

Longwood Gardens is hosting a Summer of Spectacle to celebrate the reopening of its iconic Main Fountain Garden! The fountain is open to the public beginning May 27, timed tickets are required. Musical fountain performances occur daily, every two hours from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Evening shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays)

Longwood Gardens: A Summer of Spectacle

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square


Enjoy some cheesesteaks at the Shore

Frankie Perry has taken his Philly style sandwich shop down to the shore. Melissa Magee shows us his new spot in Wildwood Crest.

Frankie's Steaks

6200 New Jersey Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260

(609) 770-7033

The mouthwatering flavors of Fat Jack's BBQ

Summertime is barbecue season. Alicia Vitarellia checks out Fat Jack's, where they've been smoking pork butts and briskets since 1993.

Fat Jack's BBQ | Facebook

8120 Old York Rd, Suite 150 Yorktown, Elkins Park

(215) 885-8600

Other locations

6391 Oxford Ave, Suite A7, Philadelphia

(215) 613-7091

Shops at Red Lion

10090 Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia

Seven cool and fun things to do outdoors this summer

It's nearly summertime when the living is are six fun ways to get outside and enjoy!

Morgan's Pier | Facebook

221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd (below Ben Franklin Bridge)

Assembly Rooftop Lounge (Logan Hotel) | Facebook

1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

PHS Popup Beer Garden | Facebook

1438 South Street

Spruce Street Harbor Park | Facebook

301 S Columbus Blvd

King of Prussia Town Center | Events calendar

155 Village Drive, King of Prussia

DUTS: Dining Under the Stars in Media (Wednesdays, May-Sept)

State Street from Jackson to Orange

Center City Sips

Weds, 5-7pm, June 7-August 30th

Chinese Lantern Festival

6th Street, Philadelphia

Win tickets: Chinese Lantern Festival sweepstakes | Facebook

Hop on Parks on Tap mobile beer garden

Parks on Tap has kicked off a new season. And this year, the mobile beer garden is visiting 20 parks in 20 weeks through Oct. 1.

Parks on Tap

(215) 422-3561 /

Instagram: @parksontap | Twitter: @parksontap

Philly Beer Week (June 1-11)

All aboard for dinner and drinks on Moshulu

The Moshulu at Penn's Landing has always been known as a fine dining destination. This year, they've added the Deck at the Moshulu, a more casual outdoor hangout with views that can't be beat. Karen Rogers goes aboard the only tall ship in the world that doubles as a restaurant.

Moshulu | Facebook

401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia

(215) 923-2500

Expert tips for your patio

Cambridge Pavers

Jerome Avenue, Lyndhurst, N.J.

They say home is where the heart is. We get some expert tips from Cambridge Pavers on creating the perfect patio just in time for summer.

6abc Loves the Arts

Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Summer season at the Mann has officially kicked off! Here's a look at what's on tap in June!

52nd & Parkside Ave, Fairmount Park

Shelter Me

It's Yappy Hour and to get out and about with your four legged friends!

Queen Village K9 | Facebook

PSPCA | Facebook

Philadelphia Headquarters

350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

(215) 426-6300

Fishtown Center

1546 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19125

(215) 309-6851

Central PA Center

2801 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 17821

(570) 275-0340