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The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Announces Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Women's March | Office of Special Events
    PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, January 20 th, 2018, the "Women's March on Philadelphia" demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event.
    https://beta.phila.gov

2 hours ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

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Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
    https://www.fi.edu

7 hours ago

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This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

15 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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16 hours ago

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft ...

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft beer trend? Students from Villanova University are looking into how well hops would grow on the red planet. http://bit.ly/2EPnuRi

    If we ever get to mars, the beer might not be bad
    Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. "I don't know if it's a practical plant, but it's doing fairly well," said Edward F.
    http://www.myajc.com

17 hours ago

SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link

...concourse network that the public could use to enter the adjacent Girard Trust Bank (at Broad and Chestnut). The underground passage was on the same level as vaults in the bank’s basement...

...Street Tunnel’s south-side pedestrian concourse provides an entrance to SEPTA’s Headquarters at 1234 Market Street. A connecting tunnel between the concourses on either side of Market Street was once accessible...

...Subway mezzanine, since the Broad Street Line crosses perpendicularly over the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Broad and Locust...

    SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link
    The future is looking bright and shiny for SEPTA's dingy underground lair. Dubbed "Downtown Link," the project is essentially a contemporary rebranding of Center City's weather-protected underground pedestrian concourse network. If you haven't already, you will soon see large signs for this directional and wayfinding system on the walls of transit stations and the many passages interconnecting those stations throughout Center City.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

18 hours ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

18 hours ago

Updated Jan. 18, 2018

Feb. 12- Phila. Young Republicans host Cocktail Party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 6-9 p.m. Featuring former Philly YR & Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Members $50, Nonmembers $75, Silver $125, Gold $250, Platinum $500. For info: PhillyFYR@gmail.com.

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Jan. 25- Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Taking nominations for 2018 City Committee. Free & open to public. For info: (215) 843-4256.

Jan. 30- Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Reception at Ernest Bock & Sons, 2800 Southampton Rd., 5:30-7 p.m. Gold $2,000, Silver $1,000, Bronze $500, General Admission...

Feb. 10- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Black Vets from all wars at Grace Bapt. Ch., 5942 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m.

Feb. 11- 8th Police Dist. hosts Vendor Fair at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd.

    Updated Jan. 18, 2018
    Jan. 20- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., Wolcoff Audit., 10 a.m. Discussing the failure of the State budget and the impact of the national administration on State policy. For info: (215) 482-8726. Jan. 22- State Senate candidate James Williams hosts Campaign Kickoff at N.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

20 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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21 hours ago

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom abov...

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom above visitors, staring straight ahead. Some of their visages are stern and others smiling.” - LNP + LancasterOnline.com http://bit.ly/2FOxCLs “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” is open now through March 4, 2018. Learn more: http://bit.ly/fi-tcw

    'Terracotta Warriors' exhibit brings first Chinese emperor to life at Franklin Institute
    PHILADELPHIA - In 1974, a group of farmers digging a well in a persimmon orchard in central China found pieces of terra-cotta pottery that looked like parts of human figures. They didn't realize that under their feet lay an ancient burial chamber the size of Manhattan.
    http://lancasteronline.com

21 hours ago

According to data just released by NOAA and N...

According to data just released by NOAA and NASA, 2017 had the second warmest global surface temperature since 1880. http://n.pr/2FPVY7B

    2017 Among Warmest Years On Record
    2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures.
    https://www.npr.org

21 hours ago

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20...

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20 list of Amazon HQ2 cities.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
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24 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

The next Night Skies in the Observatory event at The Franklin Institute is coming up on February 13, 2018. Join us for an evening of stargazing and more exciting space-related programing for all ages. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2oZFEg6

    Night Skies in the Observatory
    Join us for an evening of 'out of this world' astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies at the...
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24 hours ago

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Res...

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Restaurant Week and skating at Dilworth Park, and we couldn't agree more! #CCDRW

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

26 hours ago

Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25

Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., $10 online, $13 at the door, phillyhomeshow.com

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8 p.m. Saturday, Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $30 reserved. 610-649-8389

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Ruba Club, 416 Green St., $25 to $35, 215-627-9831, pinkstallionevents.com

8 p.m. Sunday, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. $39.50-$125. 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., $50 for adults, $45 for students, seniors and military, 215-629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Donna’s Bar, 2732 E. Allegheny Ave. 215-426-7618

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 North American St., free, 215-232-5678, philaphotoarts.org

7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, $35, 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org

    Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25
    Rufus Wainwright with the Philly Pops Rufus Wainwright, one of the greatest vocalists and songwriters of his generation, will be joining the Pops to perform some of his most famous hits. The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will also be performing prior to the show and during the finale.
    http://www.philly.com

27 hours ago

Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology

Where:
 The Pennsylvania Convention Center,
 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology
    Dropping from 17.5 million units in 2016 to 17.2 million in 2017 is not causing a panic among automakers. Technological advances mean buyers still have plenty of reasons to check out the Philadelphia Auto Show. - Scott Sturgis, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

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JumpStart-Before You Start

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

WHERE: Women's Business Development Center, 1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    JumpStart-Before You Start
    The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting regional economic growth, advancing business-friendly public policies, and servicing our members through outstanding programs, benefits and services.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

40 hours ago

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is...

Job Alert: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for a Public Relations Associate. For full details and information, see below. http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/PDF/Jobs/PublicRelationsAssociate.pdf

    http://www.phila.gov

40 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Becoming U.S. - Living in a City of Immigrants
    Ask anyone living in Philadelphia where they live and you're apt to get a unique response. Places like Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion, and Bella Vista are just a few of dozens of small neighborhoods that make up the larger city.
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42 hours ago

We will have some exciting news to share in a...

We will have some exciting news to share in a few days with what's coming up next at The Franklin Institute, but, in the meantime, Happy #MuseumSelfieDay! http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O

    The Franklin Institute
    We will have some exciting news to share in a few days with what's coming up next at The Franklin Institute, but, in the meantime, Happy #MuseumSelfieDay! http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O
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44 hours ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

    Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
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45 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s 312th birthday live with a demonstration of one of Franklin’s most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2

    The Franklin Institute
    We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin's 312th birthday live with a demonstration of one of Franklin's most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2
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45 hours ago

The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have...

The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have this rad woman serve as our fearless leader. Our Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma is off to give birth to a tiny human. Help us in sending her all the well wishes during maternity leave. #SheRocks #WeAlreadyMissHer

    CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
    The CultureWorks team is SO fortunate to have this rad woman serve as our fearless leader. Our Chief Commons Director, Liz Sytsma is off to give birth to a tiny human. Help us in sending her all the...
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45 hours ago

The Franklin Institute plans to go live.

We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s 312th birthday live with some demonstrations of one of Franklin’s most interesting inventions, the Glass Armonica. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2

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46 hours ago

Where to Watch the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game

Cinder Copper & Lace (1500 Locust St.)

Bru/U-Bahn (1318 Chestnut St.)

McGillins (1310 Drury St.)

Varga Bar (941 Spruce St.)

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Interstate Drafthouse (1235 E Palmer St.)

Little Lion (243 Chestnut St.)

Mad Rex (1000 Frankford Ave.)

Nick's Bar & Grille (16 S 2nd St.)

O'Neals Pub (611 South 3rd St.)

Silence DoGood’s (216 Market St.)

Taproom on 19th (2400 S 19th St.)

    Where to Watch the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game
    The Eagles have advanced to the NFC Championship game, which they'll play against the Vikings at the Linc on Sunday at 6:40 PM. If you weren't lucky enough to snag one of the tickets when they went on sale (and can't afford spending $1000s of dollars on StubHub)-we've rounded up where you can cheer on the birds without breaking the bank!
    http://philly.thedrinknation.com

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