13 hours ago

Callowhill Neighborhood Association is at The...

Great night for the Trestle Inn, a lot of history here.

    Callowhill Neighborhood Association
    Callowhill Neighborhood Association. 134 likes. Formed in 2001, Callowhill Neighborhood Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit community organization dedicated to neighborhood improvement.
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22 hours ago

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, ...

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, right? Let’s be loose, let’s really be ourselves by being someone else. I think Mr. Rogers is a space for permission of feeling.,” - John Jarboe Read more of the WHYY interview at the link below. You Can Never Go Down the Drain is now running through July 1.

    Philly cabaret artist offers neighborly homage to Mr. Rogers
    "When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name is Mitzi. She got to be old, and she died," confessed Fred Rogers in the 1970 "Death of a Goldfish" episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "When she died, I cried."
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24 hours ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

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All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~ June 22 – 24 ~ Pay-As-You-Go at Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th Street. The 4-day event features many varieties of barbecue eats, local DJs and live music, outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and more. ~ All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~

...Aladdin At The Academy Of Music ~ June 22 – July 1 ~ Held at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street. From the producers of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling...

...Pop Philly ~ June 22 – July 8 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ June 22 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

Liberty Lands Market ~ June 23 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ June 23 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

...Center ~ June 23 ~ FREE – From 11 am to 5 pm at the Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad Street. Audiences of all ages are invited to explore “Fred,” the largest mechanical pipe organ in...

40th Street Summer Series ~ June 23 ~ FREE - Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Dan Blacksberg’s Hot Klezmers. Guests can enjoy...

...Ale Festival ~ June 23 ~ From 7 pm to 10 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy craft beers from the Philly area and beyond, while enjoying live music, food truck...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ June 22 - 28 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
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44 hours ago

Love City Brewing named a beer after Pathways to Housing PA — the program that helped find homes for people with addiction in Kensington

 1023 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia

    Why Love City Brewing named a beer after Pathways to Housing PA - Generocity Philly
    At least a few of those companies have some charitable slant. Yards donates a portion of sales from its PYNK beer to the breast cancer-focused Tyanna Foundation, for instance, and the maybe-opening-soon Triple Bottom Brewing's entire business model is predicated on social good. Love City, too, has community in mind.
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44 hours ago

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the W...

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV

    The Wilma Theater
    John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV
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2 days ago

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here...

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph’s label reads, “Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.” This photograph is available through NARA’s online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/30249284. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Parks Service and more? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today’s post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. Shenandoah National Park Blue Ridge Mountains #MakeMusicDay #Music #ShenandoahNationalPark #NationalParks #NPS

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph's label reads, "Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National...
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2 days ago

Happy summer! 15 ways to celebrate the solstice in Philly

Where: Roots Philly Yoga at 466 N. 10th St.

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Where: American Sardine Bar at 1800 Federal St.

Where: Parkway Central Library - 4th Floor Rooftop Terrace at 1901 Vine St.

Where: The Schmidt's Commons at 1001 N. 2nd St.

Where: Healing Arts Studio at 15 W. Highland Ave.

Where: Awbury Arboretum at the Francis Cope House at 1 Awbury Rd.

Where: Corner of Race and Mole streets at 100 block of N. Mole St.

Where: Corner of Race and Mole streets at 100 block of N. Mole St.

Where: American Swedish Historical Museum at 1900 Pattison Ave.

Where: Private residence in Northern Liberties at 833 N. 5th St.

Where: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

Where: Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Ave.

Where: a.bar at 1737 Walnut St.

    Happy summer! 15 ways to celebrate the solstice in Philly
    This year, the summer solstice falls on Thursday, June 21, and Philly is ready to celebrate. There are peak sunshine festivities on the longest day of the year and throughout the weekend. The city is marking the cosmic event with music performances, glow in the dark meditation, maypole dancing, Reiki sessions, boozy snowcones, festivals, workshops and pop-up dinners.
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3 days ago

Mt. Joy at Union Transfer on 09/14/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    Mt. Joy - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - September 14th, 2018
    These dreams are more than paper things," sings Matt Quinn on Mt. Joy's infectious folk-rocker "Astrovan," a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside, nursing a roach on his way to only He knows where.
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3 days ago

Come out tomorrow evening for this community ...

Come out tomorrow evening for this community meeting and give your input on development at 800-830 Vine St. and the future of our Chinatown community.

    Councilmember Helen Gym
    Come out tomorrow evening for this community meeting and give your input on development at 800-830 Vine St. and the future of our Chinatown community.
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3 days ago

The Frights at Union Transfer on 10/04/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    The Frights - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - October 4th, 2018
    A couple of months after graduating from high school, Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar) and Richard Dotson (bass) got together as The Frights to play a one off 30 minute set as sort of a joke. The feeli
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3 days ago

The Growlers at Union Transfer on 09/20/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    The Growlers - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - September 20th, 2018
    Since the release of their first LP Are You In or Out? In 2009, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus of p
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4 days ago

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in Ja...

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in January 2016, History Hub is an active community of researchers and experts which has become a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. You can learn more about it on the Archivist of the United States’s blog post, History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference. https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/05/24/history-hub-a-21st-century-model-for-archival-reference/

    History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference
    When the National Archives launched History Hub in January 2016, we hoped it would be a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. I'm pleased to share that what started out as an experimental project has become an active community of researchers and experts.
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4 days ago

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborho...

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborhood.

    Philly's queer cabaret examines the truths (and myths) of Mister Rogers' signature kindness
    The first black-and-white frames of Morgan Neville's Won't You Be My Neighbor show the familiar Fred Rogers at the piano, coolly attempting to place value and meaning on his approach to communicating with children by way of modulation. As a trained classical composer, he knew that some key changes could be managed with ease, and others could not.
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4 days ago

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma The...

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma Theater is one of the recipients of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's 2018 project grants. The grant will fund THERE, an ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, which adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem 'There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other' and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The work will premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. #PewArtsGrants

    THERE
    An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan's book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.
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4 days ago

Sometimes you need to take a look around...af...

Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.

    The Wilma Theater
    Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.
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4 days ago

Asian Arts Initiative added 5 new photos.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Saturday to check out the Neighborhood Crawl + Youth Arts Workshop Showcase! It was also exciting to unveil Shared Spaces, a pilot project of cooperative spaces that will provide low- or no-cost access to residency, rehearsal, or meeting space for Callowhill/Chinatown North based cultural groups. Shared Spaces emerged as a community priority from the People:Power:Place cultural planning process. Rentable spaces in the pilot program include: Asian Arts Initiative, Studio C, G, Theater, & 3rd floor; Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School, 1st floor; Phield House; and Arts & Craft Holdings, 448 N. 10th Street, 2nd floor. Email Dave Kyu at Dave@asianartsinitiative.org for more information.

    Asian Arts Initiative
    Asian Arts Initiative added a new photo.
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5 days ago

Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 18 – 24

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

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...Aladdin At The Academy Of Music ~ June 18 – July 1 ~ Held at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street. From the producers of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling...

...Pop Philly ~ June 18 – July 8 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ June 18 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ June 18 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ June 18 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 18 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 18 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~ June 21 – 24 ~ Pay-As-You-Go at Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th Street. The 4-day event features many varieties of barbecue eats, local DJs and live music, outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and more. ~ All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

...Center ~ June 23 ~ FREE – From 11 am to 5 pm at the Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad Street. Audiences of all ages are invited to explore “Fred,” the largest mechanical pipe organ in...

40th Street Summer Series ~ June 23 ~ FREE - Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Dan Blacksberg’s Hot Klezmers. Guests can enjoy...

...Ale Festival ~ June 23 ~ From 7 pm to 10 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy craft beers from the Philly area and beyond, while enjoying live music, food truck...

    Free and Exciting Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 18 - 24
    It's going to be a fun packed week of things to do in Philadelphia from June 18 - 24, 2018.
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5 days ago

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Yo...

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank you, Just Salad! #thanksdad

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank...
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6 days ago

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward mean...

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don’t go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey doesn’t stop when Pride is over. To make a reservation or learn more: www.zipcar.com/pride2018?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social_local&utm_campaign=phi_con_williamwaypride2018_06/05/2018.

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don't go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey...
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Jun 15

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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Jun 15

Whethan at Union Transfer on 09/22/2018 08:30 PM EDT

1026 Spring Garden St.

    Whethan - Tickets - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA - September 22nd, 2018
    17-year old Chicago native Ethan Snoreck, better known by his stage name Whethan, has wasted no time in releasing some of this year's most upbeat electronic tracks. His Soundcloud is already adorned w
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Jun 14

National Archives at Philadelphia added 4 new...

Happy Flag Day! Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. This pamphlet provided instructions on how to properly display and respect the United States’ flag. Printed in 1968 by the United States Printing Office, the pamphlet was issued by the United States Navy Recruiting Service. #FlagDay #StarsAndStripes #OldGlory Citation: Our Flag; American Flag, History & Display; 30; Navy Yards, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Public Relations; RG 181 Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 279176) and (HMS ID: PH-6334).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    National Archives at Philadelphia added a new photo.
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Jun 13

Your Guide To The Rail Park, Philly’s Game-Changing Elevated Greenway

The section curves southeast from Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets.

The section curves southeast from Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets.

Entry to the Rail Park is free, with entrances at Broad and Noble streets, 13th and Noble streets and Callowhill Street between 11th and 12th streets.

Phase I’s footprint stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street.

    Your Guide To The Rail Park, Philly's Game-Changing Elevated Greenway
    The time has come, Philadelphia: The Rail Park is opening. On Thursday, June 14, a quarter-mile stretch of new urban greenspace opens to the public where the Reading Railroad once ran. Thereafter, the awesome new public space welcomes visitors daily into the free and open-to-everyone park.
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Jun 13

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to ...

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to the Wilma on June 20th in this Mr. Rogers-inspired cabaret.

    Inspired by Mr. Rogers: Bearded Ladies' latest queer cabaret promises it won't mock Fred
    Fred Rogers is having a moment. The creator of PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died in 2003, is the subject of the buzzed-about documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the in-the-works biopic You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks, and You Can Never Go Down the Drain, a new performance at the Wilma Theater.
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Jun 13

Gentrification will follow the Rail Park's launch. Here's why some neighbors welcome that.

...of Phase 1, a quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Viaduct that starts at Broad and Noble Street and curves southwest to Vine and 11th Street, the park will give the formerly industrial...

...the former Reading Viaduct that starts at Broad and Noble Street and curves southwest to Vine and 11th Street, the park will give the formerly industrial neighborhood a much-needed public green space. At...

The Goldtex Building, located at 12th and Wood Street, stands next to the viaduct

The Heid Building, an old hat factory located at 13th and Pearl Street, is being redeveloped into a mixed use building

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Photo Pop Philly belongs on Hollywood Boulevard, not 13th and Walnut

    Gentrification will follow the Rail Park's launch. Here's why some neighbors welcome that.
    This week brings the long-awaited opening of the Rail Park, a rails-to-trails project in Philadelphia's Callowhill neighborhood that's been in the works since 2003. With the June 14 launch of Phase 1, a quarter-mile stretch of the former Reading Viaduct that starts at Broad and Noble Street and curves southwest to Vine and 11th Street, the park will give the formerly industrial neighborhood a much-needed public green space.
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Jun 13

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to h...

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to highlight this fascinating story, Unsung Heroes of World War I: The Carrier Pigeons,” from our colleagues in the National Archives History Office. https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/08/unsung-heroes-of-world-war-i-the-carrier-pigeons/

    Unsung heroes of World War I: the carrier pigeons
    Today's post comes from Garet Anderson-Lind from the National Archives History Office. World War I was one of the first great wars during the industrial revolution. From the introduction of airplanes to the use of tanks and railway guns on the battlefield, soldiers had to contend not only with each other but with the productions...
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Jun 12

Won't you be our neighbor? Join us at the Wil...

Won't you be our neighbor? Join us at the Wilma this June with The Bearded Ladies for a musical healing ritual You Can Never Go Down The Drain. Begins June 20.

    The Bearded Ladies Cabaret presents You Can Never Go Down The Drain | The Wilma Theater
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Jun 12

Where to Drink Near Philadelphia's New Rail Park

On Thursday, June 14, the former Reading Railroad Viaduct space at 13th and Noble will become Philadelphia's Rail Park, the city's answer to New York's High...

Stop in for the excellent cocktail list, extensive whiskey selection, bar snacks, and laid back atmosphere, and stay for the go-go dancers. (339 N 11th St; 267-239-0290)

Prohibition Taproom Though Prohibition Taproom is best known for its craft beer menu, don't overlook its cocktail program or its seasonal food menu. (501 N 13th St; 215-238-1818) 

Love City Brewing A new addition to Spring Garden's brewery scene, Love City Brewing is housed in a former rail parts factory, serving their signature brews alongside other local beers, bar snacks, and a rotating list of food trucks. (1023 Hamilton St; 215-398-1900)

This Chambersburg brewery's barrel house, decorated with murals from local artists, offers a full selection of Roy Pitz's beers as well as a full food menu. (990 Spring Garden St; 215-992-6792)

W/N W/N Coffee Bar This cozy cafe serves coffee during the afternoon but stays open late, hosting special events (including pop-ups from Pizza Gutt) and offering a full menu of beer, wine, and cocktails. (931 Spring Garden St)

This secretive, cash-only Chinatown speakeasy is home to some of the city's best cocktails — but make sure you follow the rules to the letter, or you may not be allowed back. (1029 Race Street)

    Where to Drink Near Philadelphia's New Rail Park
    On Thursday, June 14, the former Reading Railroad Viaduct space at 13th and Noble will become Philadelphia's Rail Park, the city's answer to New York's High Line Park.
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Jun 12

Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers ...

Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers as young as 6 can explore living, adventurous art this July through August. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/XCScHB

    The Wilma Theater
    Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers as young as 6 can explore living, adventurous art this July through August. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/XCScHB
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Jun 11

Mayor Kenney schedule June 12, 2018

Where: 325 N. 9th St, Philadelphia, PA.

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Where: Weccacoe Playground, 400 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA.

Where: Sugarhouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney's Public Schedule for Tuesday
    11:00AM Mayor Kenney to Speak at Bethel Burying Ground Memorial Announcement The Mayor will deliver remarks to officially announce the development of the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial.
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Jun 11

The Wilma Theater added 3 new photos.

Tonight at the Wilma, meet the folks of Philly Thrive and join the fight for a cleaner, healthier, safer Philadelphia at A Breath of Fresh Air: Benefit Concert hosted by Philly Thrive. Artists Brian Ratcliffe, Rachel Camp and Pax Ressler will host an evening with local musicians (including HotHouse Company members Matteo Scammell & Sarah Gliko) singing powerful songs of environmental and social justice.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater added a new photo.
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Jun 11

27 Fantastic Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 11-17

Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Where:The Rail Park, Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets

Where:The Rail Park, Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets

Where:Kickoff Party: Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street; Art for the Cash Poor: 10th Street from Buttonwood Street to Hamilton Street

Where:The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street

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Where:Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street

Where:Various locations including Booker's Restaurant & Bar, 5021 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland Street

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue

Where:Various locations including Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue

Where:The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place

Where:Johnson House Historic Site, 6306 Germantown Avenue

Where:The Schmidt's Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street

Where:Taller Puertorriqueno, 2600 N. 5th Street

Where:Various locations including the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street

    27 Fantastic Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 11-17
    The Rail Park | Photo courtesy The Rail Park Grand opening of the Rail Park, the Clark Park Music and Arts Festival, Juneteenth Festival in Germantown and so much more... The Besty Ross House and Historic Philadelphia, Inc. fete the American flag for a full week with Flag Fest 2018.
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Jun 10

Hey, runners! There's just 40 minutes left to...

Hey, runners! There's just 40 minutes left to pick up your Philly Pride Run bibs before 10 am. We are keeping calm while waiting for you. #namasteallday

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Hey, runners! There's just 40 minutes left to pick up your Philly Pride Run bibs before 10 am. We are keeping calm while waiting for you. #namasteallday
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Jun 09

Mx. Rogers is coming to the neighborhood on J...

Mx. Rogers is coming to the neighborhood on June 20. Won't you be our neighbor? Learn more --> https://goo.gl/So65DV

    The Bearded Ladies Cabaret presents You Can Never Go Down The Drain | The Wilma Theater
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Jun 06

Office district rising north of Center City, built of beer, barbecue and exposed brick

...Starr’s early ventures, and three apartment houses, among them the 74-unit property at 1217 Spring Garden St. the group acquired just last month...

So far, Arts & Crafts has renovated the seven-story former medicine warehouse at 990 Spring Garden St. that had long served as drably appointed office building for city agencies, playing up its mushroom columns and polished cement floors.

Nearby, at 448 N. 10th St., the former Haverford Cycle Co. building has also been converted into offices, with tenants that include Made Institute, a state-licensed fashion-design academy that moved from Old City, and a branch of Kismet, a shared-office operator with a space in Chestnut Hill.

And 1025 Hamilton St., an industrial building most recently used as a mixed-martial-arts studio, is now home to Love City Brewing Co. on its ground floor, with office tenants including Momentary Ink — an online seller of temporary tattoos — in the space above.

...by property investor Mark Rubin, including the Northern Saving Fund & Safe Deposit Co. building at 600 Spring Garden St., where Stephen Starr operated a nightclub in the late 1980s and 1990s...

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Also included was a large tract at 444 N. Third St. that already has zoning permissions for a pair of residential high-rises that Rubin commissioned architect Cecil Baker to design. Grossman said the group has no immediate plans to embark on that project or any other new construction.

    Office district rising north of Center City, built of beer, barbecue and exposed brick
    A craft brewery in a warehouse last used as a martial arts studio. A fashion-design and sewing school in a factory where bicycles were once assembled. A restaurant bound for a long-empty quick-lube garage. To a casual passerby, these might look like signs of a neighborhood coming into its own.
    http://www.philly.com

Jun 06

Rail Park opens, carrying the freight of a changing neighborhood

...opens on June 14, follows the gentle curve of a former rail spur, rising from Noble Street just east of Broad to the middle of the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. Ultimately, the Rail Park is...

...rail spur, rising from Noble Street just east of Broad to the middle of the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. Ultimately, the Rail Park is envisioned as a three-mile linear park that might someday...

    In common: Rail Park opens, carrying the freight of a changing neighborhood
    This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. What does it mean to create a new park in a changing, sometimes contested neighborhood? Next in our series about Philly's changing public spaces, Ashley Hahn takes a deep dive into the Rail Park's growing pains and lessons learned. The Rail Park's first section will open June 14.
    https://whyy.org

Jun 06

The featured document here are pages 8-9 of t...

The featured document here are pages 8-9 of the 1998 Annual Report submitted by the U.S. Mint. The pages discuss the release of the 1998 Silver Dollar celebrating the life of the late Robert F. Kennedy on the 30th anniversary of his death in 1968. The pages show the obverse and reverse images of the commemorative coin and also reveals how many of the coins were struck and how much they sold for. Today, June 6, 2018, marks the 50 th anniversary of the death of Robert Francis Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy; the 64 th Attorney General of the United States; and U.S. Senator from the State of New York when he died. Robert F. Kennedy had just won the California primary held on June 4, 1968 and was mortally wounded by Sirhan Sirhan shortly after midnight on June 5 while greeting well-wishers in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. He succumbed to his wounds at 1:44 AM PST the following day and was later buried at Arlington National Cemetery close to his brother John. 1998 Annual Report, Folder 1998, Box 220; Record Group 104-Records of the U.S. Mint; National Archives at Philadelphia, PA. NAID 651044 #otd #onthisday #thisdayinhistory #tdih #rfk #assassination #archives #history #USMint #mint

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    The featured document here are pages 8-9 of the 1998 Annual Report submitted by the U.S. Mint. The pages discuss the release of the 1998 Silver Dollar celebrating the life of the late Robert F....
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Jun 06

Do Yoga and Drink Free Beer All Summer Long at This Brewery Yoga Class

Love City Brewing Company is located at 1023 Hamilton Street in Callowhill.

    Do Yoga and Drink Free Beer All Summer Long at This Brewery Yoga Class
    Join Roots Philly Yoga for a class at Love City Brewery and enjoy a free draft beer with your ticket. I'm not sure who the genius was who decided to combine alcohol - or really, any kind of food or beverage - with yoga, but I applaud them.
    https://www.phillymag.com

Jun 06

Don't worry, she means well. :) Becky is back...

Don't worry, she means well. :) Becky is back at the Wilma on our main stage. Be a part of her studio audience on June 25. -->

    The Wilma Theater
    Don't worry, she means well. :) Becky is back at the Wilma on our main stage. Be a part of her studio audience on June 25. -->
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Jun 05

What will $1,700 rent you in Philadelphia, right now?

Next, take a look at this one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode that's located at 1016 Hamilton St. It's listed for $1,700/month.

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Here's this one-bedroom, one-bathroom situated at 1236 E. Columbia Ave. It's listed for $1,700/month.

Check out this 650-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom at 1927 Spring Garden St. that's also going for $1,700/month.

Located at 301 Race St., here's a 740-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment that's listed for $1,700/month.

    What will $1,700 rent you in Philadelphia, right now?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Philadelphia? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating an apartment in Philadelphia if you've got $1,700/month earmarked for your rent. Take a look at the listings, below.
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Jun 05

The National Archives at Philadelphia team di...

The National Archives at Philadelphia team digitized and made available in the National Archives Catalog all photographic exhibits from the landmark civil rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, et al. – which was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court, along with three other school segregation cases, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Our Education Department colleagues have made many of them available on DocsTeach for students and teachers to utilize inside and outside the classroom. You can learn more by reading the National Archives Education Updates blog: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/05/29/davis-photographs/

    "Separate but Equal" in Photographs
    In April 1951, students at Moton High School in Prince Edward County, VA, led by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, went on strike to persuade their local school board to build them a better school. This eventually led to the landmark civil rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v.
    https://education.blogs.archives.gov

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