By Dan StoberThe perpetual night party is back in Philly, where Philadelphiaans are finally getting their nightlife fix after a decade of having to walk across the street for an open bar.
For decades, the annual night party has been held at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, which has been the place for the longest time, since it opened in 1973.
Now, however, it’s opening its doors to the masses.
The Fillmore has had a reputation for hosting endless hours of live music, but the Philadelphia Public Library says it’s getting its day in the sun.
Now the library is planning to open its doors at 6 p.m. every night to the public for a perpetual nighttime party.
The library will also open a permanent night party on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Library, which is also home to the Reading Room.
There will be music from DJ’s like DJ Mustard, DJ Bungle and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and special guests like the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
“We’re excited to open the library and celebrate Philadelphia’s nightlife heritage,” Philadelphia Public Libraries director of programming Michael Kohn said.
“It’s a great opportunity for the community to experience the nightlife culture of Philadelphia, the library’s long history and the city that has given it its name.”
For the next two months, the Library will open its door to the general public for nightly events.
The Library will host its first permanent night time party on Saturday, Nov: 30.
The night party will include live music from DJs like DJ Willy and DJ Will, as well as special guests, including the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, the Philadelphia Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theater and the Philharmonia.
Philadelphia Public Libraries plans to open a second permanent nighttime event, on Sunday Nov: 29.
Kohn says the Library wants to make sure the nighttime crowd knows what the night is all about.
“There will be no need to walk to the library or park your car, because the night will be on display and everyone will have a chance to enjoy a night at the library,” he said.
The Library is also planning to host a permanent evening party on Monday, Nov.: 30.
The library is currently the home to a permanent open bar, the Art & Craft Bar.
Kraft is making a big push to attract people to its Philadelphia headquarters.
The company recently opened a temporary building on the second floor of the Philadelphia headquarters, and the company says it is also opening an open-air restaurant at the space.
“Our Philadelphia headquarters is a great destination for our employees and customers, and we are thrilled to partner with the Philadelphia Library to offer visitors the opportunity to experience an open and open-access experience,” Kraft said in a statement.
The Perpetually Night Party will be held on the first floor of The Philadelphia Library, where it will be open to the community for the duration of the party.
Koch and other city leaders are excited about the possibility of a permanent nighttime party.
“The Philadelphia Public libraries is a city that celebrates its nightlife history and has always been a pioneer in nightlife,” Mayor Nutter said in the statement.
“The city’s night-time music culture is one that is rooted in Philly’s history, traditions and values, and I believe that with the dedication of our staff and our residents, the city of Philadelphia will continue to become one of the most vibrant places to live and work.”
Kraft and others hope to attract more nightlife lovers to the city.
“It will allow us to continue to bring the Philadelphia Nightlife experience to our community and encourage our residents to explore their own nights and nights of entertainment,” Kraft added.