7 hours ago

Looking for a great end-of-the-year team buil...

Looking for a great end-of-the-year team building activity for you and your coworkers? Check out Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2qo9nOY

    Escape Room Teambuilding Options
    It only takes 60 minutes to break down barriers and bring your team together. Escape Rooms at The Franklin Institute are the perfect solution to your organization's teambuilding goals. In just 60 minutes, our fun, interactive, inclusive Escape Rooms break down communication barriers, release inhibitions, spark critical and innovative thinking, and increase productivity in teams of all backgrounds.
    https://www.fi.edu

8 hours ago

Historic designation lost for PREIT-owned Robinson building in Market East

A city government panel has ruled against designating the former Robinson department store at 1020 Market Street as a historically significant structure, opening the way for the modernist building’s unique wave-like facade of sweeping purple glass tile to be demolished.

    Historic designation lost for PREIT-owned Robinson building in Market East
    A city government panel has ruled against designating the former Robinson department store at 1020 Market Street as a historically significant structure, opening the way for the modernist building's unique wave-like facade of sweeping purple glass tile to be demolished.
    http://www.philly.com

9 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

Our annual Thanksgiving potluck starts at 1 pm. There's always room at the table on the holidays. Call 215-732-2220 to tell us you're coming.

    Thanksgiving Potluck
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10 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philadelphia Parking Authority
    After Thanksgiving, we're offering FREE meter and discounted garage parking every Saturday until we hit the year 2018! Get all the details here 👉 http://bit.ly/2A0qdsc
    https://www.facebook.com

11 hours ago

Meet a member of the CultureWorks Community, ...

Meet a member of the CultureWorks Community, We Are the Seeds! They are dedicated to educating the world about art and culture as it relates to understanding Indigenous people, the history of the United States On December 6 We Are the Seeds is hosting Holiday Soirée with Zachariah Julian. Enjoy a beautiful night of of music, art, food, and drinks at Jerry's Bar in Northern Liberties. Tickets are free but must be reserved by December 1. http://www.wearetheseeds.org/

    CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
    Meet a member of the CultureWorks Community, We Are the Seeds! They are dedicated to educating the world about art and culture as it relates to understanding Indigenous people, the history of the...
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11 hours ago

In Philadelphia this weekend? Join us at The...

In Philadelphia this weekend? Join us at The Franklin Institute for a variety of special programs and activities in addition to our special exhibition, “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor,” which is open through March 4, 2018. http://bit.ly/fi-tcw

    China's Terracotta Army is coming to Philadelphia
    This fall, Philadelphia 's Franklin Institute Science Museum will be the only East Coast US venue to host Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, showcasing ten life-sized clay figures from China's legendary Terracotta Army, in addition to over 170 other ancient artefacts.
    https://www.lonelyplanet.com

14 hours ago

Happy birthday to astronaut Guion Bluford, wh...

Happy birthday to astronaut Guion Bluford, who was born on this day in Philadelphia in 1942. Bluford, seen here with our own chief astronomer Derrick Pitts, became the first African American in space as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2fhzmhF

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy birthday to astronaut Guion Bluford, who was born on this day in Philadelphia in 1942. Bluford, seen here with our own chief astronomer Derrick Pitts, became the first African American in space...
    https://www.facebook.com

16 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philly's proposed mixed-income housing bill, explained
    Next week, City Council will host a public hearing on a proposed mixed-income housing bill that has caused a spirited debate between housing advocates and developers over the past few months. Bill No. 170678 was proposed in June, just before City Council dismissed for summer recess.
    https://philly.curbed.com

21 hours ago

Open or Closed for Thanksgiving

Postal service**    Closed   Closed   * Arraignment court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St., will be open.

    Open or Closed for Thanksgiving
    Pennsylvania New Jersey Banks Optional Optional Savings & loans Optional Optional Federal agencies Closed Closed Federal courts Closed Closed State agencies Closed Closed Local/state courts* Closed Closed Liquor stores Closed Optional Postal service** Closed Closed * Arraignment court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St., will be open.
    http://www.philly.com

22 hours ago

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22 hours ago

Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue posted 9 photos to Flickr:

22 hours ago

30 hours ago

Home Page Fifth position

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    Home Page Fifth position
    http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

30 hours ago

Please note that the Athenaeum will close at ...

Please note that the Athenaeum will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a warm and joyous celebration. We will reopen on Monday, November 27, at 9:00 AM.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Please note that the Athenaeum will close at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish everyone a warm and joyous celebration. We will reopen on Monday, November 27,...
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31 hours ago

The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursda...

The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursday (November 23, 2017) so our staff can observe the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. Be sure to join us this weekend, we will have some incredible science ready for you! Plan your trip: http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursday (November 23, 2017) so our staff can observe the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. Be sure to join us this weekend, we will have some incredible...
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31 hours ago

Center City District shared America's Garden ...

    America's Garden Capital - Greater Philadelphia Gardens
    America's Garden Capital - Greater Philadelphia Gardens. 2,701 likes · 88 talking about this. The Philadelphia area has more public gardens than any other region on the continent, with 34 gardens...
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32 hours ago

One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyo...

One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyoulove #mygivingstory #phillynonprofits

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    One week left until #GivingTuesday! #whodoyoulove #mygivingstory #phillynonprofits
    https://www.facebook.com

32 hours ago

DYK - we have FREE PARKING right now. You c...

DYK - we have FREE PARKING right now. You can park for up to 2 hours in the Hilton garage at 11th and Arch totally free as long as you purchase $10 worth of products at the Market and get your ticket validated before you leave. This offer only lasts until tomorrow so take advantage!

    Reading Terminal Market
    DYK - we have FREE PARKING right now. You can park for up to 2 hours in the Hilton garage at 11th and Arch totally free as long as you purchase $10 worth of products at the Market and get your...
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33 hours ago

The Refuge is closing at 3pm today, but you c...

The Refuge is closing at 3pm today, but you can stop by PetSmart Center City (1112 Chestnut Street) and meet even more adorable adoptable cats, like cool kitty Chance who's snoozing the day away just waiting for you to show up!

    Morris Animal Refuge
    The Refuge is closing at 3pm today, but you can stop by PetSmart Center City (1112 Chestnut Street) and meet even more adorable adoptable cats, like cool kitty Chance who's snoozing the day away just...
    https://www.facebook.com

33 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared AARP...

To those of you interested in the LGBT Cultural Competence event featuring Jason Collins, we got work from our partners at AARP Pennsylvania Office that there is space still available. Hope to see you today at 5:30!

    Cultural Competence and the LGBT Community
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33 hours ago

To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share...

To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share this pumpkin pie recipe from "All Around the House" by Mrs. H.W. Beecher (1878), one of our nineteenth-century cookbooks.

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    To get you ready for Thanksgiving we'll share this pumpkin pie recipe from "All Around the House" by Mrs. H.W. Beecher (1878), one of our nineteenth-century cookbooks.
    https://www.facebook.com

34 hours ago

In Philly galleries now: Craft, collage, and an out-of-the-way show worth the trouble

Through Jan. 27 at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, 1216 Arch St., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 215-545-7562 or www.fleisherollman.com.

    In Philly galleries now: Craft, collage, and an out-of-the-way show worth the trouble
    A two-person show where there's a synchronicity between the artists' efforts is always a thrill, like listening to a perfectly matched duet. In that way, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery's current "Collage as Painting," pairing Kate Abercrombie and Trevor Winkfield, is brilliant. There's an unmistakable sense of like-mindedness in the two artists' intensely solitary preoccupation.
    http://www.philly.com

35 hours ago

SEPTA released its Thanksgiving day parade schedule

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    SEPTA | 2017 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Due to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the SEPTA Bus Routes listed below will operate on temporary detours. Please note, some detours will begin the day before Thanksgiving to accommodate parade set-up. Click on the detour links for specific route information.
    http://septa.org

35 hours ago

On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and th...

On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in Paris for the event. Reporting on what he saw, he wrote, "We observed it lift off in the most majestic manner. When it reached around 250 feet in altitude, the intrepid voyagers lowered their hats to salute the spectators. We could not help feeling a certain mixture of awe and admiration." Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Pdx2TO IMAGE: [Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1783 to 1883] | French | ca. 1890 | The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in...
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36 hours ago

Every year we have people call my office in t...

Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through Philadelphia Gas Works?

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through...
    https://www.facebook.com

36 hours ago

Center City District shared Curbed Philly's p...

    11 free things to do on Black Friday in Philly
    We get it: Black Friday isn't for everyone. Some folks thrive on waking up at the crack of dawn to snag a discounted flat-screen TV, while others would prefer to stay in bed and do the same on their computers. Our advice? Explore Philly-for free.
    https://philly.curbed.com

36 hours ago

Center City District shared Philly ChitChat's...

    Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times | Philly Chit Chat
    November 21, 2017 by HughE Dillon Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times Last night was the premiere of the Deck the Hall Light Show Presented by Independence Blue Cross, a dramatic light show, synchronized with music and projected onto the West Market Street portal of City Hall.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

36 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    Rothman Institute Ice Rink
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    http://centercityphila.org

37 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Wood...

Thank you to everyone who planned and participated in last night's #TDOR gathering at the Center.💙❤️💟❤️💙

    Philadelphia Community Honors Those Killed In Anti-Transgender Violence
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Transgender Day of Remembrance was recognized all over the world Monday, including in Philadelphia. "(It's) an event that was started to acknowledge the deaths, the murders of transgender individuals," explains Dejalynn Alvarez, who helped organize Philadelphia's gathering at the William Way LGBT Community Center.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

39 hours ago

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is t...

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is tasked with protecting Earth from space-based pathogens and preventing the spread of our germs to the rest of the Universe. http://engt.co/2jIriyh

    How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space
    Biological contamination goes both ways, mind you. Just as important as keeping extraterrestrial organisms from reaching the surface (aka "backward contamination") is ensuring that our planetary probes carry as few microbial hitchhikers from Earth as possible ("forward contamination"). To that end, in 1958, the U.S.
    https://www.engadget.com

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