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Did you all hear about this great event happening at Smith Playground this Satur...

Did you all hear about this great event happening at Smith Playground this Saturday?

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The Philadelphia Orchestra is current sitting in the #8 slot of Bachtrack's "Wor...

The Philadelphia Orchestra is current sitting in the #8 slot of Bachtrack's "World's Favourite Orchestra 2014" poll - but we think they deserve to be #1! Show our Orchestra some love and vote to boost Philly's ranking.

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How can you share your love of art with the children in your life? Join the free...

How can you share your love of art with the children in your life? Join the free Young Friends Family Event on Saturday, October 4, and take a closer look at the Museum’s beloved arms and armor collection. You and your little guests will meet Dirk Breiding, The J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor, to get an up-close encounter with Museum objects followed by a tour of the galleries, all centered on arms and armor for children. Click here for more information on the Young Friends Program: http://ow.ly/C55iz

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Check out these cool photos. You will see more photos like these and learn a lo...

Check out these cool photos. You will see more photos like these and learn a lot about Smith Playground's history at the opening the Philadelphia History Museum’s exhibit, How Philly Plays: 115 Years at Smith Memorial Playground. Join us Thursday, October 9th at 5:30.

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Check out our tiny PTMers learning all about planets. They definitely had a blas...

Check out our tiny PTMers learning all about planets. They definitely had a blast!!! #MilkyWay

5 hours ago

“Play is a way to achieve various objectives, including the improvement of physi...

“Play is a way to achieve various objectives, including the improvement of physical health and the development of cognitive and social aptitudes."

5 hours ago

Join us tomorrow for @Target 1st Wednesday which features extra hours of play (4...

Join us tomorrow for @Target 1st Wednesday which features extra hours of play (4-7p) for $2 p/ person!

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The autumn harvest offers a cornucopia of deliciousness. On October 3, taste the...

The autumn harvest offers a cornucopia of deliciousness. On October 3, taste the incredible flavors of fall in innovative dishes by Stephen STARR Events as part of the Granite Hill Dinner Series. RSVP here: http://ow.ly/C54pg

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Please remember that starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st, Smith Playground...

Please remember that starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 1st, Smith Playground's hours change. We'll be open Friday - Sunday from 10:00 - 4:00. New hours are in effect through December.

7 hours ago

Did you have a chance to read this article this morning? We totally agree. See...

Did you have a chance to read this article this morning? We totally agree. See you on the playground soon.

7 hours ago

Make the magic of our just-passed Lorde show last a little bit longer by listeni...

Make the magic of our just-passed Lorde show last a little bit longer by listening to her first offering from the upcoming "Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 1" soundtrack on this #NewMusicTuesday morning!

7 hours ago

Discover the rich symbolism behind this painting that features Ceres, the goddes...

Discover the rich symbolism behind this painting that features Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, during our Spotlight Gallery Conversation this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 11 a.m. http://ow.ly/C4JaD

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  • Frogs for Franklin!

    Mr. Konrad is asking for $353.99:
    My students need frogs for dissection and gloves to complete the dissection.
    Ben Franklin High School Comment

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Go take a hike! Our first Wissahickon hike in the all-levels fall trail hike ser...

Go take a hike! Our first Wissahickon hike in the all-levels fall trail hike series is THIS SUNDAY at 10:00 AM with Brad Maule. Meets at the Allen Lane Train Station (SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West Line).

21 hours ago

Work by Michelle Soslau & Mashiul Chowdhury

Work by Michelle Soslau & Mashiul Chowdhury

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9 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Make Beer at the Art Museum, Chinatown Night Market, Skate Level at Paine’s Park, and More

...free and open to the public. Tuesday, September 30th, 7:30 p.m., Central Library, 1901 Vine Street...

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Four-piece indie rock group hailing from the U.K. Catfish and The Bottlemen will play at MilkBoy this Wednesday. Think crisp guitar riffs and lyrics you'll want to yell out loud. Tickets are available online. Wednesday, October 1st, 8 p.m., 21+, $12-15, Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut Street.

...of the season comes to Chinatown on Thursday, October 2nd. The market is centered around 10th and Race and will include 60+ food trucks and vendors. Among the new faces, including Bao Boy...

25 hours ago

Save the Date. On Thursday October 9, Smith Playground’s exhibit at the Philade...

Save the Date. On Thursday October 9, Smith Playground’s exhibit at the Philadelphia History Museum opens. Keep checking back for more information.

25 hours ago

Happy birthday to François Boucher, born on this day in 1703. A skilled painter,...

Happy birthday to François Boucher, born on this day in 1703. A skilled painter, draftsman, engraver, and designer, Boucher’s idyllic pastoral scenes appear in media, from porcelain to tapestry. See them today at the Museum: http://ow.ly/C3bL5

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A fantastic 2014 Summer Season at the Mann is now complete! For a look back at a...

A fantastic 2014 Summer Season at the Mann is now complete! For a look back at all of this past year's events click below to view our season recap on Flickr.

27 hours ago

Where in the park?? #myphillypark #whereinthepark Be among the first two to corr...

Where in the park?? #myphillypark #whereinthepark Be among the first two to correctly identify this location on Instagram and win a small prize. (Previous prize winners cannot win a prize but are welcome to play!)

29 hours ago

Children learn best through real-life interactions with the adults and items in...

Children learn best through real-life interactions with the adults and items in their environment."

29 hours ago

Look! Can you believe it? We’re wishing a happy birthday to #Caravaggio, who cre...

Look! Can you believe it? We’re wishing a happy birthday to #Caravaggio, who created the original version of this painting in the seventeenth century.

31 hours ago

Good morning friends. We hope you enjoyed the spectacular weather this past week...

Good morning friends. We hope you enjoyed the spectacular weather this past weekend! Did you read this article over the summer about Smith Playground being mentioned as one of the five great playgrounds for kids in the Philadelphia region? Which ones have you visited besides Smith? What other playgrounds would you include?

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"The inherent value which play offers for the emotional well being of kids is as...

"The inherent value which play offers for the emotional well being of kids is as vitally important as the inherent value of exercise for the overall well being of kids."

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