by: Maryanne Salvat

GarcesGroup_SummerNewsletter_01Luna Farm: Farm to the Table Exclusive Dinner

Chef Jose Garces put together a once in a lifetime Luna Farm dinner as an auction item during the Garces Foundation Gala that will be held on Saturday, June 6. Chef Garces will create a farm to table collaborative dinner prepared by fellow chefs, Rich Landau, Kevin Sbraga, Peter Serpico and Greg Vernick who will cook a private dinner at Jose’s farm with wine pairings.  Tickets are $1500 each and are limited to eight attendees. Chef Eli Kulp was originally planning to join the chefs as one of the collaborators of the dinner, The Garces Foundation will donate the proceeds from the dinner to the Kulp Family Medical Fund. For tickets or more information call 267.284.7905 or visit


The Second Annual Garces Foundation Summer Barbecue 

The Second Annual Garces Foundation Summer Barbecue celebratessummer with a barbecue lunch at Luna Farm in support of the Garces Foundation, the nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community has access to health and educational services. Guests will enjoy live music, farm tours, and much more on Sunday, June 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; for more information or to purchase tickets visit: call 267.284.7905 or visit


skate_234639Open Source: Steps and Pyramid

Paine’s Park, Philadelphia’s premiere skatepark will debut the first completed project in Open Source: Steps and Pyramid, two skateable sculptures by British artist Jonathan Monk. Tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Open Source will be kicking it off with a party at Paine’s Park, featuring food trucks, live music by Chill Moody and DJ Ricochet, and a skate demo with skateboarders from Nocturnal Skateshop. Be sure to RSVP to Philly’s biggest launch party of the summer: Curated by Pedro Alonzo, Open Source offers a bold redefinition of contemporary art, featuring a roster of world-renowned artists who run the gamut from sculpture to community muralism to street art. Throughout October 2015, the city will come alive with new works by 14 extraordinary artists, all of which will illuminate Philadelphia’s diverse urban identity.