3 hours ago

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Freedom Train

Penn Museum's P.M. outdoor Summer Nights Concert Finale is Wednesday, September 7, 5pm-8pm, with Philadelphia Caribbean music ensemble Trinidelphia, blending Trinidadian Soca, Calypso, Latin jazz, reggae, salsa, and American top 40 sounds, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia.

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...as the manuscript of Langston Hughes' "Freedom Train" protest poem. On view through November 1, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. Pictured: Photograph of Sally Fickland viewing the Emancipation Proclamation, 1947. Image courtesy of the...

Night Market Philadelphia is back "Under 95" at Front Street and Snyder Avenue, Thursday, September 1, 6pm-10pm, a street food festival featuring many of the city's...

...Time in the World Festival, Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm, Vox Populi Gallery Black Box, 319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia. Groups include Horse Lords (pictured), Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Tom...

...colorful flowers in the Arboretum's garden, open every day through Labor Day, September 5, 100 Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Photo by Marie Ingegneri...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Freedom Train
    Robin Bloom offers 14 things to do this week in the Philadelphia region! What's Happening "Freedom Train" at the Rosenbach The Freedom Train brought 126 of our nation's most iconic documents to 3.5 million people across the country, with the goal of promoting pride in America, its political and economic systems, and to encourage civic participation.
    http://www.newsworks.org

3 hours ago

On the Record: Q&A with Paul Steinke on the state of preservation in Philly

...to add to the supply and to rehab. But when a developer, like on the 4000-block of Chestnut Street, is confronted with fully taxable and occupied apartment building there’s a real incentive to...

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...so. The convention center authority was formed and decided, among several choices, to build at 12th and Arch. There was an immediate reaction from the merchants and the public to save the market...

702-710 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA

    On the Record: Q&A with Paul Steinke on the state of preservation in Philly
    Paul Steinke's first few months at the helm of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia have been more exciting than he, or anyone else, anticipated. After less than two months on the job, the news broke that a corner of Jewelers' Row could soon face the wrecking ball.
    http://planphilly.com

4 hours ago

A Post Office Moves, And Our Civic Realm Loses Another Piece of Its Soul

...to the University of Pennsylvania, it moved its counters into the 1950s garage diagonally across 30th and Chestnut. This space is certainly serviceable, and it’s bright thanks to a wall of windows...

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Chances are you’ve gotten impatient waiting in what seems like interminable lines at the William Penn Annex post office at 9th and Market streets.

Thanks to the United States Postal Service’s announcement that it is proceeding with plans released last month to move the William Penn Annex to a 19th-century commercial building in the 700 block of Arch Street, that saving grace will disappear.

    A Requiem for a Post Office - and a Piece of Our Civic Soul
    The Postal Service's decision to move the William Penn Annex to smaller quarters may be practical, but it's also yet another example of the ways in which we value civic space less and less by the day. Chances are you've gotten impatient waiting in what seems like interminable lines at the William Penn Annex post office at 9th and Market streets.
    http://www.phillymag.com

4 hours ago

What If Shakespeare Isn’t Sexist? Talking TAMING OF THE SHREW at the Fringe

...of this festival’s Shakespeare @ the Bar: The Taming of the Shrew. [City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street] September 11, 2016; fringearts.com/shakespearebar...

    What If Shakespeare Isn't Sexist? Talking TAMING OF THE SHREW at the Fringe
    Is it an insightful look at love, a not-to-be-taken-seriously farce, or a workable anachronism of misogyny? The Taming of the Shrew continues to divide critics and perplex directors. Fringe practitioners Tommy Riordon and Phil Cerroni of Margo Jones Syndicate look at it through beer-colored lenses and see a loving partnership featuring a strong independent woman.
    http://phindie.com

5 hours ago

Volunteer Afterschool Ceramic Assistant, West Park Cultural Center

The Ceramics class will begin in October on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the School of the Future located at 4021 Parkside Avenue. Arrival time each class for Assistant is 3:15pm. There will be three 16 class sessions during the school year (fall, winter, spring).

    Volunteer Afterschool Ceramic Assistant | Philaculture.org
    The process of designing and building works in clay is used to explore and develop the students' creative thinking process and to help them to focus their ideas and intent while building technical skills. They are introduced to the uses of ceramic materials in science, industry and contemporary life, the techniques of several clay artists and some historical clay works.
    https://www.philaculture.org

6 hours ago

Post Brothers have big plans for historic Hamilton Court at 39th and Chestnut

The Post Brothers, a real estate development firm that has been gobbling up residential properties in West Philly, is shopping around plans for a newly renovated Hamilton Court, the historic apartment building complex at 39th and Chestnut.

    Post Brothers have big plans for historic Hamilton Court at 39th and Chestnut | West Philly Local
    Posted on 31 August 2016 The Post Brothers, a real estate development firm that has been gobbling up residential properties in West Philly, is shopping around plans for a newly renovated Hamilton Court, the historic apartment building complex at 39th and Chestnut.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

6 hours ago

Penn celebrates grand opening of Perry World House

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Penn celebrates grand opening of Perry World House | Penn Current
    The idea of what is now Perry World House began about five years ago, and a 2013 gift from University Trustee Richard C. Perry and his wife Lisa made it possible. The 19th-century workers' cottage on Locust Walk has been transformed into a state-of-the-art hub for advancing interdisciplinary, policy-related approaches to the world's most pressing global issues.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

8 hours ago

Penn’s New Dorm Has Flat-Screen TVs in Every Suite

Penn’s new college house, New College House, sits at the corner of 34th and Chestnut streets | Photo: Kara Lindstrom

    Penn's New Dorm Has Flat-Screen TVs in Every Suite
    New College House, the recursively named new Penn dorm, has a bevy of amenities to attract students. But it doesn't have The Black Eyed Peas. Classes started at Penn yesterday, and students have been filtering back into West Philly for a few weeks now.
    http://www.phillymag.com

8 hours ago

Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Outdoor Movies, Nightscape At Longwood Gardens And More

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

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Where:La Peg, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street

Where:Bud & Marilyn's, 1234 Locust Street

Where:Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue

    Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Outdoor Movies, Nightscape At Longwood Gardens And More
    Philadelphia closes out the month of August with a bang - outdoor movie screenings, garden concerts, happy hour and more. Starting at 5 p.m., Center City Sips hits popular bars throughout the city with deals on cocktails, beer, wine and event some food.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

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