Air conditioning is overrated.
What: Gather at In Riva’s new patio bar for Napoletana-style pizza and Italian craft beer overlooking the Schuylkill.
Why: Alfresco dining doesn’t have to be about squished sidewalk tables.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 4116 Ridge Ave. (215-438-4848).
Jerry’s 70th Birthday Bash
What: In honor of the legendary Mr. Garcia, North Bowl replicates the hippie experience with a beer garden, guided meditation, and a mini Shake Down Street.
Why: Wear tie-dye or Grateful Dead gear for a gift at the door.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 909 N. Second St. (215-238-2695).
Sampan’s Scorpion Bowls
What: Slurp new flavors like blueberry lemonade and cucumber margarita from a communal punch bowl (mind your manners and use a straw).
Why: Steady your stool; the drinks pack a wallop.
When: Mon. & Tues., 4-10 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 4-9 p.m.
Where: 124 S. 13th St. (215-732-3501).
Fireworks on the Fantail
What: Board the Olympia, a historic warship with plenty of seating, for a killer view of the sparkling sky.
Why: The Fourth of July went by so fast.
When: Every Fri. in Aug. Doors, 8:30 p.m.; fireworks, 9:15 p.m.
Where: Independence Seaport Museum, Penn’s Landing, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., at Walnut St. (215-413-8655). Admission is $5.
Photo: Danya Henninger / Courtesy of Bar Fiume