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A Rich Past And Possible Green Future For Spring Garden Street

...west side of Front Street, south of where Green Street used to intersect it, near Front and Spring Garden today...

...the Orthodox in 1827 occured at the Green Street Meeting House, which was located at Fourth and Green, next to where Spring Garden Street came to be. Itinerant preacher Elias Hicks visited there...

...to a settlement house for the benefit of Central and Eastern European newcomers. Headquartered at 701 North Eighth Street, Friends Neighborhood Guild has worked to improve housing in the East Poplar corridor since the...

...Washington Circus was a frame structure on Old York Road between Buttonwood and Green—around Fifth and Spring Garden nowadays. It was raised in 1828 for a troupe of equestrians and circus acts. Clowns...

...Dispensary of Philadelphia for the Medical Relief of the Poor was established in 1817 at Sixth and Spring Garden. The facility furnished free services to those who could not afford medical care. It was...

At Second and Spring Garden is the Doughboy statue, a bronze of a soldier carrying a rifle and leading a...

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PW's Weekend Picks: Feria Del Barrio, Peace Day Philly and more!

The singer/songwriter from London, known for her outspoken pop songs, released her third album, Sheezus, this May. Special guest singer/actress Samsaya opens the show. 8pm. $25. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info

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8pm. $13.50-$78.50. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900. manncenter.org

What would football culture be like if the game were played exclusively by women? The production, from New York-based performance troupe Half Straddle, features an all-female cast. 7pm. $29. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. fringearts.com

...respective groups’ views on life in the city. Through Sept. 21. Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. fringearts.com

...psychic gift drops her into a nightmare turned reality. 7:30pm. $7-$15. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org

...of this hilarious and symbolic disease. Through Sept. 21. $15-$25. The Skybox: Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. fringearts.com

8pm. $15. With White Fang. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. r5productions.org

After an early-evening “Artsy-Tartsy” show with nerdcore artists at 6pm, Pittsburgh’s sideshow-queen-slash-jazz-diva Phat Man Dee hosts “Battle of the Five Carnies,” a freak/burlesque throwdown, at 9pm. Free. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org

Three days of splendor in the park, filled with hundreds of artists from across the nation selling their wares directly. P.S. Some haggle. Sept. 19-21. Free. Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut sts. rittenhousesquareart.com

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Weekend Plans: Oktoberfest

There are still a few more days to enjoy the Delaware River views at Morgan's Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd.) this season. On Saturday they're having an autumn beer tap takeover, grilling sausages and firing up fire pits to ensure cozy Oktoberfest vibes.

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Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.) is closing down for a ceremonial keg tapping and neighboring Fette Sau (1208 Frankford Ave.) is joining in on the street fest fun with cans of Oktoberfest beer from Sly Fox and Narragansett and serving up snacks like smoked chicken wings and sloppy joes.

Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave.) is closing down for a ceremonial keg tapping and neighboring Fette Sau (1208 Frankford Ave.) is joining in on the street fest fun with cans of Oktoberfest beer from Sly Fox and Narragansett and serving up snacks like smoked chicken wings and sloppy joes.

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Last chances for Fringe: Which shows to catch

6:30 p.m., Liberty Lands Park, 926 N. American St., ombelicomask.org.

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$20  |  Thu.-Sat., Sept. 18-20, Phila-delphia Soundstages, 1600 N. Fifth St., tangle-arts.com.

$20-$25  |  Through Sept. 21, Main Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., temple.edu/theater.

$7  |  Fri.-Sun., Sept. 19-21, German-town Mennonite Church, 21 W. Washington Lane, yesandcamp.org.

$20  |  Fri.-Sat., Sept. 19-20, 7:30 p.m., Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., revtheatrecompany.org.  

$12  |  Sun., Sept. 21, Biello Martin Studio, 148 N. Third St.

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Our friend Dr. Maya Pirok recently opened her practice Northern Liberties Veteri...

Northern Liberties Veterinary Center Philadelphia - 622 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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PROJECT – THROUGH AN APERTURE (Exosphere): Fringe Review 62

“When life gives you lemons, make… a dance film.” Read the full review on thINKingDANCE.net. [Surface Arts, 966 North American Street] September 12-20, 2014; fringearts.com/project-through-an-aperture.

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3 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 3569 E Thompson St.

1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor

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3 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 3569 E Thompson St.

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2 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 2615 E Schiller St.

1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor

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2 Bedroom in Port Richmond: 2615 E Schiller St.

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2 Bedroom for Rent in Port Richmond: 2855 Chatham St.

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2 Bedroom for Rent in Port Richmond: 2855 Chatham St.

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4 Bedroom for Rent in Northern Liberties: 2006 N Mascher St.

1033 N 2nd St 5th Floor

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4 Bedroom for Rent in Northern Liberties: 2006 N Mascher St.

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Pols On The Street: Low Registrations Sign Of Low Vote?

Another jumping into the Mayor’s race is Ken Trujillo, who announced yesterday morning at School District, 440 N. Broad Street.

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Next Exit Shore Guide (Sept. 18-30)

Attendees can enter the "Shard of the Year" contest for a $1000 cash prize. Admission is $5, with proceeds benefitting Clean Ocean Action and the Wetlands Institute. Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 714 Beach Ave., Cape May, N.J.

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Updated Sept. 18th

Sep. 18-           City of Hope Tri-State Labor & Management Council Award Reception at Tendenza, 969 N. 2nd St., 6 p.m. RSVP $250 per person, open bar and dinner and VIP valet service. Honoring Ron Donatucci, Keith Holmes and Larry Pitt, Esq. For info (800) 344-8169 or (215) 985-0869.

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Sep. 18-           Kelvin A. Jeremiah, PHA CEO and President, is guest speaker for monthly GOP Breakfast Series at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., 7:15 a.m. Event free. Light breakfast. For info Denise Furey (215) 387-5641.

Sep. 18-           Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., hosts Emerging Leaders Reception at Vango Lounge & SkyBar, 116 S. 18th St., 5:30 p.m.

Sep. 18-           Fundraiser for State Rep. John Sabatina, Jr. at Café Michelangelo, 11901 Bustleton Ave., 6-8 p.m. Gold Sponsor: $1,000, Silver Sponsor: $500, Tickets: $50. Checks payable...

...Tickets: $50. Checks payable to: “Committee to Re-Elect John Sabatina, Jr.” and mailed to 7720 Castor Ave., 2nd fl., Phila., PA 19152. RSVP Dan (732)670-3299...

Sep. 18-           GOP fundraiser for Bill Pounds at Kildare’s in Manayunk, 4417 Main St., 6-9 p.m. $50 per person, couples $85. Open bar and light appetizers. Make checks payable at door to Friends of Bill Pounds.

Sep. 18-           FOP Lodge 5 President John J. McNesby hosts Cocktail Reception for Councilman Brian O’Neill at Lodge Ha., 11630 Caroline Rd., 6-8 p.m. $100 up. For info call Samantha Vivarina (215) 629-3639.

Sep. 18-           LaSalle Univ. presents Disney Inst.’s approach to quality service, stressing attention to detail makes difference, at Union League, 140 S. Broad St. For fees and other info Blair Saba (215) 991-3575.

Sep. 19-           Al Stewart hosts 11th Ward Fish Fry at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Park Ave., 5-9 p.m. Donation $10. Sponsored by V. Tutie Edwards. For info (215) 228-3134.

Sep. 19-           State Sen. Mike Stack hosts Senior Expo at National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Businesses, health and government agencies on hand to provide seniors with information. Refreshments provided.

Sep. 24-           United Republican Cl. hosts Philly Philm Phunctions at 3156 Frankford Ave.,7 p.m. Great networking event for everyone in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Open to all. Nick’s Roast Beef of 2nd St. has award-winning foods for purchase. For info (215) 739-7475.

Sep. 25-           State Rep. Ron Waters sponsors Job/Career Fair at Kipp Charter Sch., 5900 Baltimore Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sep. 25-           Dee Adcock For Congress hosts Fundraiser at Paddy Whacks, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Food, beer, wine and soda. Tickets $35.

Sep. 25-           Megan Rath is hosted Fundraiser for Congress at Waterfall Rm., 2015 S. Water St., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $50/$100/$250/$1,000. Checks payable to “Megan for Congress”.

Sep. 25-           10th, 22nd & 50th Ward GOP hosts Fundraiser for Robin Gilchrist for State Senate at Commodore Barry Cl., 6815 Emlen St., 6-9 p.m. Cash bar. Tickets $50.

Sep. 26-           Insulators Local 14 holds Mesothelioma Fund Golf Tournament at Philmont C.C., 301 Tomlinson Rd., Huntingdon Valley, Pa., 10 a.m. Registration, 11 a.m. Lunch, 12:30 p.m...

Sep. 26-           Marian Tasco hosts Great “Party For The People!” at H & H Banquet Ha., 2036 Haines St. at Limekiln Pk., 8 p.m. BYOB. Tickets $35 in advance. For info deanbrown333@verizon.net or (215) 437-4294 ext. 209.

Sep. 27-           State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Senior Information Day at Christian Stronghold Ch., 4701 Lancaster Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Affordable Care Act, housing, disability, safety, funerals discussed.

Sep. 27-           Phila. International Action Ctr. hosts Giant Rummage Sale at Calvary Ch., 48th & Baltimore Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For info (610) 352-3053.

Sep. 27-           Comedy Night at the Knights benefits Mike Driscoll, at Regina Coeli Knights of Columbus Ha., 9617 James St., 7 p.m. Featuring Joe Conklin. Tickets $50. Tables of 10 available. For info Terry Devlin (215) 439-4619, Joe Fox (215) 429-0193 or Friends of Mike Driscoll (215) 817-1670.

Sep. 28-           Democratic 65th Ward Pre-Election Gala at Three Monkeys Café, 9645 James St., 4-8 p.m. Tickets $30 per person. Watch Eagles on Giant screens. Checks or...

...screens. Checks or money orders payable to Friends of 65th Ward, mail to John Donohue, 9215 Hegerman St., Phila., PA 19114. For info John Donohue (267) 334- 3775. Tickets also at door...

Sep. 30-           State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts “State of the N.W. Community Mtg.” at 1st Presbyterian Ch., 35 W. Chelten Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Sep. 30-           Dr. Robert Cavoto, Jr. hosts reception for State Sen. Mike Stack at Cuba Libre Restaurant, 10 S. 2nd St., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $50, Sponsors $500 and $1,000. For info RSVP Lindsey (267) 275-2120.

Oct. 2-             Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is Guest of Honor for Diversified Community Services Fundraising Cocktail Reception at Univ. of the Arts, 320 S. Broad St., 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets $85. Includes cocktails and light fare. For info (215) 336-5505, ext. 114.

...GNPCC welcomes Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, Republican candidate for reelection, to breakfast at Wesley Ha., 8401 E. Roosevelt Blvd. in rear, registration and networking 8:15 a.m., breakfast 8:30 a.m. Tickets...

Oct. 3-             State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Public Policy Hearing on Workforce Development Best Practices at Lutheran Theological Sem., Benbow Ha., Brossman Ctr., 7301 Germantown Ave., 9-10:30 a.m.

Oct. 8-             Republican City Committee hosts Candidates Night at Downey’s Pub, 526 S. Front St., 6-9 p.m. All current GOP candidates are invited to present on their campaign. For info David Lynn (215) 821-1156.

Oct. 9-             State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Resumé Writing Workshop at Coleman N.W. Regional Lib., 678 W. Chelten Ave., 10 a.m.-12 m. Call (215) 849-6592 to register.

Oct. 23-           66A Democratic Ward Leader Shawn Dillon hosts Pre-Election Celebration at DC 21, 2980 Southampton Rd., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $35. Checks payable to Friends of the 66A Ward.

Oct. 23-           64th Ward GOP hosts Fall Fundraiser at Parish Pub, 3508 Cottman Ave., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $30.

Oct. 28-           Republican City Committee hosts Fall Cocktail Party at Romano’s Catering, 1523 E. Wingohocking St., 8 p.m.For info Joe DeFelice (215) 756-4158.

Oct. 25-   State Reps. Dwight Evans and Stephen Kinsey with Councilwoman Marian Tasco present N.W. House Party (housing & job fair) at W. Oak La. Charter Sch., 7115 Stenton Ave., 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Concert Review/Photos: Black Prairie @ Tin Angel

At the corner of Orianna and Poplar streets, next to a bustling dog...

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Man found shot dead in Chester

It happened around 6:30 Wednesday night in the 1100 block of Hancock Street.

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  • Kearny Gen Philip School reviewed by a parent

    My daughter has been at Kearny since Kindergarten. She was a shy timid little lady who has sense blossomed into a lively, talented, strong minded 5th grader. With the help of Kearny's staff and awesome former principal Mrs. Spagnola of course. The new principal is rather nice. I haven't had much interaction with him but for the most part he's getting the job done. I just wish he didn't make the kids stand in the rain in the morning. That kinda sucks. They used to be allowed to go straight to the auditorium.

    Kearny Gen Philip School (601 Fairmount Ave) Published on GreatSchools September 16, 2014

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Feeding Frenzy

...for the films of Godard and Truffaut. Open daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., 447 Poplar St., 267-639-4761...

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...Sat., 9 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 233 Chestnut St., 267-457-2854...

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