10 Activities to Try Over the Summer

Watch a Movie on the Big Screen

If you’re comfortable or able to go see a movie in theatres, there are plenty of new movies that are out or are coming out soon like A Quiet Place II, In the Heights, Cruella, Raya and the Last Dragon, Demon Slayer, and Black Widow. There are also options for drive-in theatres in Philadelphia like at the Navy Yard.

The Navy Yard Will Host a Drive-In Movie Theater Until October Including a  “Black Experience” Movie Series - News Break

Taste Something New

Try a new food or drink like rolled ice cream, air fryed snacks, soup dumplings, dim sum buns, or whatever has been catching your eye in your area.

Deep Fried Oreos® | Allrecipes
Deep Fried Oreos

Learn a New Programming Skill

There are plenty of useful tools available to learn through Drexel and packages in R that you can dabble in over the summer.

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R Shiny Dashboard

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to get out, meet new people, and contribute to the community in activities like community clean ups, blood drives, food packaging and delivering, vaccine sign ups, and advocacy.

Volunteer Opportunities in Philadelphia: Charities, Organizations & More -  Thrillist

Return to the Trail / Visit a Trail

Get back to nature with local or national trails that can take you through beaches, wetlands, forests, mountains, and deserts.

Explore the City

Visit parks, museums, restaurants, historical landmarks, and outdoor art that your city has to offer. Bring a phone or camera to capture new memories or create artsy photographs.

Read a Book

There are plenty of public domain books that are freely available on the internet or available through online interlibrary loan through Drexel Libraries.

Bake for Friends, Family, or Yourself

Bake some new goodies for your friends and family, or watch a new recipe on shows like the Great British Bake Off and try it out for yourself.

Who is Liam Charles from Bake Off: The Professionals?

Start a Journal

Start tracking your daily habits, exploring your thoughts, create new stories, or help organize your future plans.

Grow Your Plant Babies Collection

Bring color to your living space with house plants. Some plants like spider plants can easily be propagated (create new baby plants from the original) that will quickly grow your collection.

How to Propagate Your Houseplants | Modern Farmer

A Blueprint to End Racism

Join the Ending Racism Partnership on Wednesday, June 16th at 12:00PM EDT via Zoom!

Join us as we share the results from our city-wide sentiment survey, sharing how our community views their experience with race and racism in our region. Then tune in to hear from the region’s top health experts as they share what they’re doing – and what we need to do – to further equity in health to end racism.

This is the second in a series of round table discussions and events geared to inform and engage Philadelphia citizens and regional stakeholders in the work of the Ending Racism Partnership. 

Register

The Ending Racism Partnership is a citywide, participatory collaboration of Philadelphia residents, leaders, and influencers from community, business, government, and philanthropy to end racial injustice and economic inequality, starting with our city.

Learn more at endingracismpartnership.org.

Summer Kickoff

Join SGO for an outdoor Summer Kickoff at Rittenhouse Square on Friday, June 11th, beginning at 4PM!

This event is a chance to meet your classmates and enjoy one of Philadelphia’s best parks. Rittenhouse Square is accessible via public transportation and is nearby many awesome Philly restaurants. Please RSVP here so SGO can provide updates to the event due to weather. Directions can be found here. Hope to see you there! 

If you have any further questions, please reach out to Tommy Ferrari (tdf46@drexel.edu).

7 New TV Series To Watch After Finals

Sweet Tooth

In this post-apocalyptic world, Sweet Tooth, a 10-year old half-human and half-deer hybrid, and Tommy, a former football player turned protector, travel to a safe haven and avoid poachers. On Netflix.

Sweet Tooth (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb

We Are Lady Parts

The show follows the triumphs and failures of Lady Parts, an all-female Muslim punk band, as they gain a new lead guitarist, Amina, who works on the side as a microbiology graduate student. Streaming on Peacock.

We Are Lady Parts boss Nida Manzoor opens up about new sitcom

iCarly (reboot)

The new iCarly follows Carly as she and her friends and brother restart their internet webshow and explore life as young adults. Releasing June 17th on Paramount+.

The Trailer For The iCarly Reboot Is Here - Kiss

Invincible

This is an adult animated TV Show where Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) learns to control his developing superpowers, guided by his father, the most powerful superhero on the planet. Free if you have Amazon Prime.

Invincible': Amazon's Superhero Series Receives New Promotional Poster;  Check! – Designer Women

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Set after the events of Endgame, this mini series explores who and what it means to take on the mantle of Captain America among the backdrop of post-Thanos humanitarian crisis with the buddy-cop dynamic of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Out on Disney +.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: What Do the Normies of the MCU Know  About the MCU? - Den of Geek

Housebroken

This show follows, Honey, a poodle, as she helps neighborhood pets and stray animals like Diablo, an anxious, sweater-wearing terrier, and Chico, a chonky and co-dependent cat, work through their issues in group therapy. Premieres 6/14 on Fox.

HouseBroken' TV Review – The Hollywood Reporter

Loki

Want to know what trouble Loki’s been up to after disappearing in Endgame? This mini series follows alternate Loki as he is forced to fix the universe’s altered timeline by traveling through time and changing human history. Premieres today on Disney +.

Loki (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb