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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Is your c...

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Is your child turning 5 on, or before, September 1st, 2018? Registration for 2018-2019 goes through May 31, 2018! To enroll your child at Bache-Martin you must bring the following information to the Main Office: -Child's name -Parent/Guardian ID (Current Driver’s License/ Non-Driver’s License, Federal, State or Municipal employment photo identification, or Passport) -Child's current immunization record -ONE Document verifying child's birth date** -TWO proofs of residency** The main office will be available for enrollment Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30am. Other times available by appointment; please call the main office at (215) 684-5074 to speak to Ms. Sue. If you know you will be registering, the school asks that you do so as soon as possible so we can plan for out of catchment transfers. For more information, and document options for birth date and residency, visit us at http://thepowerofbachemartin.com/open-houses, or visit the school district's website at https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/services/kindergarten-registration/

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22 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

The Winter Social is this Saturday! Don't forget to reserve your spot, you have until Feb 21st! (you can reserve your spot by sending back the permission slip, or by filling out our online form https://goo.gl/forms/YLc7jWlzORujbR3v2 We need volunteers to help us sign in, and distribute hot chocolate to our students. Want to help us in these fun tasks? http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-bachemartin2 https://www.facebook.com/events/137522800247163/

    Bache-Martin Winter Social
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22 hours ago

Keith Smith at Home

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    Philadelphia Museum of Art - Exhibitions - Keith Smith at Home
    Friendship, love, desire: Keith Smith's life is an open book. For five decades, the artist has used surprising combinations of materials to chronicle his experiences. In this exhibition, explore an array of Smith's mixed-media photographs and prints, and-his specialty-handmade artist's books, most from his own collection.
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23 hours ago

It’s #NationalDrinkWineDay! Pour yourself a g...

It’s #NationalDrinkWineDay! Pour yourself a glass of wine, and picture yourself amid this quiet scene by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1875, the year that Renoir completed the painting, “Luncheon (Le Déjeuner)”, the wine making industry was just coming out of a fifteen year period known as “The Great French Wine Blight,” a devastating blow to France’s economy that destroyed roughly forty percent of France’s vineyards. #LOOKSLOWLY at the wine bottle on the table. While we can’t say for sure what type of wine this is, we can guess. The olive green bottle has vertically parallel sides with long sloping shoulders that do not clearly transition into the neck––typical of a Burgundy style. The wine color is cherry-red, which suggests it may be a lighter red, usually an indication of a Pinot Noir. Red Burgundy is wine that is made in the Burgundy region of eastern France using only Pinot Noir grapes. On your next visit, take the time to seek out “Luncheon” in Room 13, on the west wall of the Collection Gallery. What kinds of wine do you like to drink? 🎨 Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Luncheon (Le Déjeuner), 1875

    The Barnes Foundation
    It's #NationalDrinkWineDay! Pour yourself a glass of wine, and picture yourself amid this quiet scene by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In 1875, the year that Renoir completed the painting, "Luncheon (Le...
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  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    INSTALL NEW FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM COMPLYING WITH NFPA 13 THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BUILDING INCLUDING NEW 6" MAIN FIRE SERVICE LINE, 6" AMES 2000SS BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY, UL LISTED FIRE PUMP COMPLYING WITH NFPA 20 AND TWO (2) MANUAL WET STANDPIPE RISERS COMPLYING WITH NFPA 14 AS PER APPROVED PLANS. ALL WORK SHALL BE PERFORMED BY A FIRE SUPPRESSION CONTRACTOR LICENSED BY THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.

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33 hours ago

Did you forget to enter the Blue Cross Broad ...

Did you forget to enter the Blue Cross Broad Street Run lottery? No worries, you can still get a guaranteed bib AND support Philly's parks🌳 at the same time! More details here ⬇️

    5 Reasons to Run Broad Street with Us in 2018 - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    The Blue Cross Broad Street Run is America's largest 10-mile race and takes place on one single street in Philadelphia; Broad Street. Due in part to its nearly flat-and even slightly downhill route, it has become a favorite race among the running community for beginners and seasoned participants alike.
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40 hours ago

Harmonic Summations: Philippa Beardsley & Bri...

Harmonic Summations: Philippa Beardsley & Brian Boutwell on view through February 24 at Cerulean Arts! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/harmonic-summations

    Harmonic Summations
    Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Harmonic Summations, featuring paintings by Philippa Beardsley and Brian Boutwell. Both artists create beautifully painted s
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41 hours ago

Bethel Bates returns to the Performance Garag...

Bethel Bates returns to the Performance Garage with her new original stage play on Feb. 24th

    Performance Garage
    Bethel Bates returns to the Performance Garage with her new original stage play on Feb. 24th
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46 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden shared th...

Our 1st Annual Seed Swap is NEXT WEEK! Saturday, February 24, 10am-noon Clemente Recreation Center Classroom, 18th & Wallace Streets Discover new varieties of seeds Learn about seed starting and viability Take home free seed • Bring your vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds, in original packaging (if possible) or saved open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds. • Bring as much information about your saved seeds as possible • Do not bring hybrid, outdated, (no more than 3 years), GMO or invasive seeds. See you at the sharing table!

    1st Annual Seed Swap
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46 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden added an ...

1st Annual Seed Swap Saturday, February 24, 10am-noon Clemente Recreation Center Classroom, 18th & Wallace Streets Discover new varieties Learn about seed starting and viability Take home free seed • Bring your vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds, in original packaging (if possible) or saved open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds. Bring as much information about your saved seeds as possible • Do not bring hybrid, outdated, (no more than 3 years), GMO or invasive seeds. See you at the sharing table!

    1st Annual Seed Swap
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46 hours ago

Fairmount Soccer Association shared United Ph...

Playing college sports enhances the collegiate experience. However, the process necessary to prepare for college recruitment can seem confusing and daunting. The process seems complex because there are many steps that prospective student-athletes and their parents must take during their high school years. To better prepare our players and parents for the College Student-athlete experience, we’ll be holding a College Info night on Monday, March 5th. This event is FREE and open to ALL!!!

    United Philly Soccer
    Playing college sports enhances the collegiate experience. However, the process necessary to prepare for college recruitment can seem confusing and daunting. The process seems complex because there...
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46 hours ago

Did you miss last week's Spring signup meetin...

Did you miss last week's Spring signup meeting? Do not fret! The Plot Assignment Committee will mail your renewal voucher, waiver, and instructions to you in the next few days. ***Payment is due on or before March 15th*** Please refer any questions to plotassignment@thespringgardens.org Didn't get the email about the meeting? It might have been sent to spam (we've been having this problem lately). To ensure that you consistently receive garden emails, please add communications@thespringgardens.org to your contacts. If your email changes, please contact Communications and Plot Assignment ASAP, as not all information is posted on Facebook, or on the public part of our website! We are looking forward to seeing you all in the garden!

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2 days ago

  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF THREE STORY ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH CELLAR, ROOF DECK, AND ACCESS PILOT HOUSE (FOR STAIRS AND LANDING ONLY). USE AS TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING.

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  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    NEW CONSTRUCTION OF THREE STORY ATTACHED STRUCTURE WITH CELLAR, ROOF DECK, AND ACCESS PILOT HOUSE (FOR STAIRS AND LANDING ONLY). USE AS TWO FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING. SEE PLANS APPROVED UNDER PERMIT AP# 839164.

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2 days ago

Reminder to all 2014 parents. The Saturday pr...

Reminder to all 2014 parents. The Saturday program for this age will meet at 9:45 am for the last two weeks (Feb. 17th and Feb. 24th). Thanks so much and we will see you in the morning.

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2 days ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association added ...

NEXT WEEK!!! Don’t miss BalletX’s annual Dance Exchange​ performances at Prince Theater​, Feb. 20 & 21, featuring 200 participating Philadelphia Public School students, including Bache-Martin, and a special appearance by BalletX dancers💃✨🎶 RSVP at: https://www.balletx.org/dance-exchange/

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    Bache-Martin Home & School Association. 351 likes. To support the goals and objectives of Bache-Martin Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA.
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2 days ago

Today Feb. 16 marks Chinese New Year, a holid...

Today Feb. 16 marks Chinese New Year, a holiday traditionally honoring household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. In room 19 of our collection gallery hangs a Chinese painting made with black ink and heavily applied pigments on silk. #Lookclosely: A woman in white and pink sits on a porch that overlooks a body of water. Two ducks swim in the water that is covered by blossoming lily pads. A gnarled tree grows at the banks of the water at the left. Most late-nineteenth-century genre paintings made in China, such as this, were probably produced in commercial workshops and intended either for general popular consumption or the international market. 🎨 Copy after Qiu Ying. Seated Girl on Porch, Late 19th century.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Today Feb. 16 marks Chinese New Year, a holiday traditionally honoring household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. In room 19 of our collection gallery hangs a Chinese painting made with...
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2 days ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy added an event.

Join us for a Bring Your Own Mat yoga class at the beautiful Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Classes are free for members of Fairmount Park Conservancy (learn more about membership here: http://bit.ly/1fIhUD0) or $10 for the general public. You must register in advance. **You must be pre-registered to attend.** **This class is not appropriate for brand new first time yogis** Please bring your own yoga mat and water! Please note that the floor of the Horticulture Center is similar to an outdoor surface. You may want to bring something to place under your yoga mat (both for padding and to keep your yoga mat clean) or be prepared to clean your yoga mat after the class because it will get dirty! Please direct all questions to shirschler@myphillypark.org About Fairmount Park Conservancy Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. Our mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve the parks and recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We fulfill our mission by leading capital projects and historic preservation efforts, fostering neighborhood park stewardship, attracting and leveraging resources for the parks, and developing innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Getting to The Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park: We encourage participants to walk, bike or take public transit to The Horticulture Center in West Fairmount Park. The Horticulture Center is a five-minute walk from the Please Touch Museum, in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Take Septa Bus 38, Septa Bus 40, or the PhillyPhlash to the Please Touch Museum. Walk through the Please Touch Museum parking lot on the left of the building Turn left onto Lansdowne Drive Pass through the black iron gate The Horticulture Center will be directly ahead. More info at SEPTA.org Parking is also available at the Horticulture Center.

    Yoga in the greenhouse
    Join us for a Bring Your Own Mat yoga class at the beautiful Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Classes are free for members of Fairmount Park...
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2 days ago

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts share...

Brett Dennen's new EP ‘Let’s…’ is out today.

    Brett Dennen
    Hello friends, I'm so very thankful to have you as an audience. You are on my mind when I am writing, recording, and thinking about the music I want to make. Here comes my new EP, 'Let's...'...
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2 days ago

Performance Garage shared Sensation Zouk's ev...

Nado's African Dance Boot Camp begins tomorrow! Strengthen your dance skills, stay fit, and celebrate cultural diversity with Sensation Zouk #phillydance #phlarts http://ow.ly/9K1z30is1X9

    African Dance Bootcamp\ Afro-Beats
    Join the African Dance Bootcamp on Saturday, February 17th to learn about different dance styles while strengthening your dance skill. Whether your goal...
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2 days ago

We toured DC's 11th Street Bridge Park a few ...

We toured DC's 11th Street Bridge Park a few months ago and got to learn about the project's strategies to bolster economic and cultural equity.

    Can parks do the work of combating gentrification? - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    In late November 2017, a few staff members at the Fairmount Park Conservancy had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C.
    https://myphillypark.org

2 days ago

Happy birthday to Edith Dimock who was born o...

Happy birthday to Edith Dimock who was born on this day in 1876. Edith Dimock was an American painter who is most known for her watercolor genre scenes with humorous depictions of characters. Dimock was married to William Glackens, also a renowned American artist and childhood friend of Dr. Albert Barnes. 🎨 Edith Dimock. Women with Eggs, 1928. ©2018 Estate of Edith Dimock.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Happy birthday to Edith Dimock who was born on this day in 1876. Edith Dimock was an American painter who is most known for her watercolor genre scenes with humorous depictions of characters. Dimock...
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2 days ago

Remember, NO SCHOOL MONDAY, February 19. We...

Remember, NO SCHOOL MONDAY, February 19. We will see you on Tuesday!

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2 days ago

Ink drawings by Collective Member Ian Wagner ...

Ink drawings by Collective Member Ian Wagner from his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/ian-wagner

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Ink drawings by Collective Member Ian Wagner from his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/ian-wagner
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2 days ago

On sale now: bask in the GOOD VIBES with soul...

On sale now: bask in the GOOD VIBES with soulful, folk-pop singer Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at the Mann on Saturday, August 11th 🌞

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    On sale now: bask in the GOOD VIBES with soulful, folk-pop singer Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at the Mann on Saturday, August 11th 🌞
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2 days ago

Yes! And... CAMP presents Winter Sort of Thin...

Yes! And... CAMP presents Winter Sort of Thing 2018: The Song of Silence | February 22-24 at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center Humming? Not allowed. Singing? Even worse. Dancing? Absolutely not! - Not in this musical. A town once set to the tune of adventure and merriment suddenly goes silent, hidden away behind a wall - and for hundreds of years, it stays that way. The thing is, no one really remembers why ... only that it's for their own good. But when a group of kids dares to dream of what lies beyond, they might find that the adults aren't always right! Details and Tickets: http://www.yesandcamp.org/wsot #childrenstheater #musicaltheater #theater #kids

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Yes! And... CAMP presents Winter Sort of Thing 2018: The Song of Silence | February 22-24 at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center Humming? Not allowed. Singing? Even worse. Dancing?...
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2 days ago

Can't visit Bamberg? Bar Hygge and Brewery Te...

Can't visit Bamberg? Bar Hygge and Brewery Techne have the consolation prize: 'Chainsmoker Rauchbier', our homage to the wonderfully dark and smokey lagers from Franconia. Crafted from 93% German beechwood-smoked malts and fermented with an esteemed German lager yeast, it's also great a companion to our house-made food. Come and get it before the fire dies down.

    Bar Hygge
    Can't visit Bamberg? Bar Hygge and Brewery Techne have the consolation prize: 'Chainsmoker Rauchbier', our homage to the wonderfully dark and smokey lagers from Franconia. Crafted from 93% German...
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2 days ago

Buy your tickets early and you won’t miss a n...

Buy your tickets early and you won’t miss a note of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ – in Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra on July 26th at the Mann. Tickets are on sale now!

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    Buy your tickets early and you won't miss a note of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ™ - in Concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra on July 26th at the Mann. Tickets are on sale now!
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2 days ago

Today marks the Chinese New Year! Based on th...

Today marks the Chinese New Year! Based on the Chinese calendar, each new year is marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiac animals. Guess what 2018 is? Year of the DOG––or should we say for Philly, year of the UNDERDOG? 🎨 Zhao Ji. Dogs, Late 19th century.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Today marks the Chinese New Year! Based on the Chinese calendar, each new year is marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiac animals. Guess what 2018 is? Year of the DOG--or should we say...
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2 days ago

Today marks the #ChineseNewYear! Based on the...

Today marks the #ChineseNewYear! Based on the Chinese calendar, each new year is represented by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiac animals. Guess what 2018 is? Year of the DOG––or should we say for Philly, year of the UNDERDOG? 🎨 Zhao Ji. Dogs, Late 19th century.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Today marks the Chinese New Year! Based on the Chinese calendar, each new year is marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiac animals. Guess what 2018 is? Year of the DOG--or should we say...
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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    MAKE SAFE PERMIT - PERMIT APPLICATION IN RESPONSE TO UNSAFE VIOLATION(S) AS PER CASE # 617968. TO COMPLY VIOLATION(S), COMPLETED WORK IS TO BE INSPECTED AND APPROVED AS AN APPROPRIATE REPAIR TO EACH VIOLATION, NO ENGINEER'S REPORT SUBMITTED. LICENSED CONTRACTOR TO ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY OF WORK. EXTERIOR EAST SIDE WALL - REMOVE LOOSE AND BULGING STUCCO, REPAIR CRACKS AND SEAL. PLEASE CALL THE INSPECTOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF WORK. PROVIDE THE INSPECTOR WITH THE ENGINEER'S FACADE REPORT. EXTERIOR STUCCO WALL COVERING PERMIT REQUIRED TO INSTALL NEW STUCCO & MURAL.

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3 days ago

Don’t miss BalletX’s annual Dance Exchange​ p...

Don’t miss BalletX’s annual Dance Exchange​ performances at Prince Theater​, Feb. 20 & 21, featuring 200 participating Philadelphia Public School students, including Bache-Martin, and a special appearance by BalletX dancers💃✨🎶 RSVP at: https://www.balletx.org/dance-exchange/

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    Don't miss BalletX's annual Dance Exchange​ performances at Prince Theater​, Feb. 20 & 21, featuring 200 participating Philadelphia Public School students, including Bache-Martin, and a special...
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3 days ago

Oil paintings by Collective Member Jeff Thoms...

Oil paintings by Collective Member Jeff Thomsen, included in his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/jeff-thomsen

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Oil paintings by Collective Member Jeff Thomsen, included in his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/jeff-thomsen
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3 days ago

It’s brisket sandwich day! Get in here and si...

It’s brisket sandwich day! Get in here and sink your teeth into this beautiful house smoked brisket with rye horseradish slaw. Only on Thursdays at Bar Hygge! #brisketme #phillysandwiches #barhygge

    Bar Hygge
    It's brisket sandwich day! Get in here and sink your teeth into this beautiful house smoked brisket with rye horseradish slaw. Only on Thursdays at Bar Hygge! #brisketme #phillysandwiches #barhygge
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3 days ago

Abstract acrylic on canvas paintings by Colle...

Abstract acrylic on canvas paintings by Collective Member Gary Jenkins, from his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/gary-jenkins

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Abstract acrylic on canvas paintings by Collective Member Gary Jenkins, from his current solo exhibition at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/gary-jenkins
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3 days ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse added 2...

Our Director of Community Programs and Fun, Kate, shared some insight on the therapeutic values of play and Smith's mission to provide opportunities for unstructured free play for children in an NBC10 Philadelphia interview with Rosemary Connors promoting Monday's free Play With Purpose event hosted by Temple University PRSSA and TU With Purpose at Smith! Catch us on #NBC10 this weekend and join us on #PresidentsDay this Monday, February 19th from 11am-3pm! #Smithplays #owlswithpurpose #playmatters

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Philadelphia, PA. 15,073 likes · 106 talking about this · 36,675 were here. Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse provides and promotes opportunities for...
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3 days ago

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ wil...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ will be shown in high-definition on a 40-foot screen, while The Philadelphia Orchestra performs John Williams' score live. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10AM ✨

    Orchestra to perform score for 'Prisoner of Azkaban' at movie-concert
    The Harry Potter Film Concert Series will return to the Mann Center this summer. This year, the third film, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," will be shown in high-definition on a 40-foot screen, while the Philadelphia Orchestra performs the score live.
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3 days ago

Fairmount CDC shared MMPartners, LLC.'s post....

Great opportunity for local construction industry workers to receive free OSHA training at the Brewerytown-Sharswood Community Civic Association!

    MMPartners, LLC.
    We are so excited to partner with Brewerytown-Sharswood Community Civic Association offering FREE OSHA Training!
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3 days ago

Performance Garage shared Grace Dance Theater...

Join Grace Dance Theater and their many talented guests in their Annual Black History Celebration, Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3:00 or 7:00 PM #phillydance #blackhistorymonth #phlarts

    Grace Dance Theater 6th Annual Black History Celebration
    Grace Dance Theater 6th Annual Black History Celebration
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3 days ago

Hidden City Philadelphia shares an in-depth l...

Hidden City Philadelphia shares an in-depth look at the return of two statues in their former locations at the iconic Fairmount Water Works. The project to fabricate and install the statues, "Mercury" and "Allegory of the Schuylkill (Nymph and Bittern)," was made possible thanks to the William B. Dietrich Foundation.

    Replicas Of William Rush Originals Return To Fairmount Water Works
    Two long-anticipated events have recently occurred at Fairmount Water Works marking a milestone in decades of restoration. Reproductions of two historic statues were installed in their former locations, essentially completing the exterior restoration of the site. While maintenance and ongoing conservation work will continue inside, the placement of the sculptures represents the capstone of efforts that began in the 1970s.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

3 days ago

The Barnes Foundation added 2 new photos.

How do artists speak to each other across different cultures and periods of time? In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’re exploring this idea central to our #KieferRodin exhibition by asking local artists to share classical influences on their contemporary practice. Meet Philadelphia based artist Tim McFarlane Art––a painter and adjunct professor of painting at the Tyler School of Art. His paintings and works on paper examine the fluid nature of memory, time and place, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems and process. It was Tim’s high school art teacher (also a Barnes instructor at that time) who introduced him to the Barnes collection. Tim enrolled as a Barnes student in the late ‘80s right after high school. On classical influences: “Two artists who have had the greatest visual influence on my art are Monet and Cézanne. In high school, I was introduced to the use of color via French impressionists and post-impressionists, and those two still hold sway over how I think about color to this day. One example is a painting from 2010 titled, “Lagoon.” Measuring 70” x 130,” this piece, implying a quiet body of flowing water, invokes Monet’s use of color and natural elements. On advice to young artists: “Make a lot of work. Make as much artwork as you can stand because it’s through the making that you learn about yourself as an artist. Embrace what you think of as “mistakes” (there are no mistakes in art) and learn to see them as opportunities to grow and possibly carve out unexpected paths for discovery.”

    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. 58K likes. Open in Philadelphia. For tickets, call 215.278.7200
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