2 hours ago

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that K...

Throwback Thursday video--don't forget that Kindergarten registration is now open!! Stop by the school to enroll your child.

    Chester Arthur Kindergarten Confessions 2014
    The 2013-2014 kindergarten class at Chester Arthur Elementary has a lot to say about how much they love their school in Southwest Center City, Philadelphia. Find out more at our open houses every month. Take a tour of the school (20th and Catharine Streets), meet the staff and ask questions of the principal, Ms. Kimberly Newman.
    https://www.youtube.com/

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    1127 CARPENTER ST Issued January 16, 2018 Comment

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17 hours ago

Brotherly Love: Free Gym Classes For People In Recovery

On Saturdays at 3 p.m., The Phoenix holds CrossFit classes at the Fearless Athletics South Philly location, 744 South 11th Street.

This article has 1 other Philadelphia location (Show)

Fearless Athletics hosts The Phoenix classes several days a week at their Penn’s Landing location at 126 Race Street:

    Brotherly Love: Free Gym Classes For People in Recovery
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Volunteers are holding free exercise classes in Philadelphia to support people in recovery, encouraging each other to feel stronger than stigma. A few years ago, Leyla Mortazie wouldn't have imagined herself at Fearless Athletics in Philadelphia. "I showed up and I couldn't believe that I'd been missing out," Leyla said.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

19 hours ago

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching arti...

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching artists, Grimaldi Baez and Ricky Yanas, involved in this. Read more about their discoveries and don't miss the exhibition, which is on view at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Kensington through February 17.

    In Puerto Rico, Philadelphia artists find activism in wake of hurricanes
    In the aftermath of the multiple hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year, a group of Philadelphia artist rallied $14,000 in donations, used to send solar powered lights and water filters to the island. "That's what was asked for. Those were the things that were needed," said Grimaldi Baez, who was born on the island and still visits frequently.
    https://whyy.org

19 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.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

23 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.
    http://giphy.com

25 hours ago

Weather update: all afternoon and evening cla...

Weather update: all afternoon and evening classes will run as scheduled today.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we pr...

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we promise we won't complain about trash delays. (ICYMI, collection 1 day behind this week due to MLK holiday)

    News of Bella Vista Jan. 17
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
    http://mailchi.mp

26 hours ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult 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. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

January 17, 1706

    Parkway Museums District
    On this day in 1706, our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was born! To honor Philadelphia's most celebrated adopted son, the City officially changed the name of the Fairmount Parkway to...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Good snowy morning! Our morning classes will ...

Good snowy morning! Our morning classes will run as scheduled today. We will be keeping an eye on the weather and will post further updates about the status of our afternoon and evening classes.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

28 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
    https://www.facebook.com

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45 hours ago

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Star...

    Starr Garden Neighbors and Friends
    Starr Garden Neighbors and Friends, Philadelphia, PA. 975 likes · 12 talking about this · 432 were here. Starr Garden Friends and Neighbors: Community group dedicated to maintaining and improving...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

It's not uncommon to see our little friends f...

It's not uncommon to see our little friends from The Giving Tree Daycare and Preschool in our galleries, where their inquisitive little voices can be heard asking questions about the work hanging there. We're still in awe of the gingerbread version of Fleisher they constructed with their teacher, Cori, for the Center / Architecture + Design's Gingerbread Architecture Challenge. Receiving an honorable mention is a huge achievement. Looks like we might have the next crop of design professionals on our hands!

    2017 Winning Entries | Center / Architecture + Design
    AIA Philadelphia, AIAPhiladelphia.org AIA Bookstore and Design Center, AIAbookstore.com Charter High School for Architecture & Design, chadphila.org Community Design Collaborative, cdesignc.org
    https://www.philadelphiacfa.org

2 days ago

Kindergarten registration opens TODAY! Stop b...

Kindergarten registration opens TODAY! Stop by the school to enroll your child and introduce yourself to the amazing Chester Arthur staff.

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Kindergarten registration opens TODAY! Stop by the school to enroll your child and introduce yourself to the amazing Chester Arthur staff.
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: The Indictment of Samuel Maccubbin involved in the Baltimore 'Riot' of 1861: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/278869 Deposition of John Snyder: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806 Information provided by Lester Matz and John C. Childs filed in the U.S. Attorneys' Records on Spiro T. Agnew: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279167 Complaint Against the Prince Edward County School Board of Virginia: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279098 Fire Island National Seashore: A Proposal: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304849 History of Langley Air Field, Inception to March 1, 1935: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/66956741 John B. Gruelle's Patent Drawing and Oath for an Ornamental Design for a Doll: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23902323

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Who is playing at our Happy Hour this Thursda...

Who is playing at our Happy Hour this Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course, the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Get your tickets today: https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com/winter-2018-happy-hour/ And invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/508337462876444/ (photo credit: Stephen Tolton)

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday?...

Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Get your tickets today: https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com/winter-2018-happy-hour/ (photo credit: Stephen Tolton)

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Can ya dig a live band?! Join us on March 24,...

Can ya dig a live band?! Join us on March 24, 2018, from 7p-11p for some Beer • Wine • Silent Auctions • and Live Dancing 🕺🏿💃🏼 at FOCA NIGHT OUT. Tickets are $50 online and $60 at the door! So put on your dancing shoes and boogie your way over to the link in our profile and get your tickets now! We can’t wait to see everyone there 👋🏻👋🏻

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Can ya dig a live band?! Join us on March 24, 2018, from 7p-11p for some Beer * Wine * Silent Auctions * and Live Dancing 🕺🏿💃🏼 at FOCA NIGHT OUT. Tickets are $50 online and $60 at the door! So put...
    http://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/citizen-archivist-service-week/

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Just a reminder that we are closed today. We ...

Just a reminder that we are closed today. We hope you have a good holiday and we will see you tomorrow!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in fai...

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith ‘twas strange, ‘twas passing strange.” – OTHELLO, Act One, Scene 3 Take a deep dive into the world of PASSING STRANGE in Walter Bilderback's (Production Dramaturg and Literary Manager) Open Stages blog post. #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing through February 18.

    OPEN STAGE ONLINE: PASSING STRANGE
    by Walter Bilderback "My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange." - Othello, Act One, Scene 3 Passing Strange is, first and foremost, a coming of age story. Although it shares some moments with Stew's real life, it is not autobiographical.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association upda...

Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Cold weather got you down? Get out of the hou...

Cold weather got you down? Get out of the house this week and meet up with neighbors at our Happy Hour. Buy your tickets today.

    Winter 2018 Happy Hour
    Winter is great for cocooning, not so great for meeting up with neighbors. We have a solution: a Wintertime Happy Hour - the perfect way to catch up with friends and meet new people, conveniently right in the neighborhood. Join us at Al Zaytouna ("the Olive Tree"), an Eastern Mediterrranean BYOB restaurant near 9th & Christian.
    https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com

4 days ago

Nico Westerdale shared a photo to Bella Vista...

    Nico Westerdale
    Nico Westerdale updated the group photo in Philadelphia Domino Topplers Club - at Charles Santore Library.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Our neighborhood is home to many of the @mura...

Our neighborhood is home to many of the @muralarts masterpieces. Here you can see one of their many tours that comes through to see them at our very own Sartain Garden!

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Our neighborhood is home to many of the @muralarts masterpieces. Here you can see one of their many tours that comes through to see them at our very own Sartain Garden!
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Closed and Services Curtailed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Office of the Mayor
    PHILADELPHIA - All City of Philadelphia offices will be closed and City services curtailed on Monday, January 15, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recyclables will not be collected on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
    https://beta.phila.gov

5 days ago

The National Archives at Philadelphia will be...

The National Archives at Philadelphia will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Feel free to call us at (215) 205-2044 or visit www.archive.gov/philadelphia for any changes in our hours.

    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Kindergarten registration opens on Tuesday. S...

Kindergarten registration opens on Tuesday. Stop by the school to sign up your child. We can't wait to meet the newest members of the Arthur family!

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Kindergarten registration opens on Tuesday. Stop by the school to sign up your child. We can't wait to meet the newest members of the Arthur family!
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Andr...

    Jackson MLK Day of Service
    Come join fellow families and community members at Jackon's MLK Day of Service. We will be doing a deep clean of the building, painting, refurbishing...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Tonight it's Beer Night! Get to the Wilma ear...

Tonight it's Beer Night! Get to the Wilma early to sample Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s finest beers at the Good Karma Cafe's bar. Tasting begins at 7pm, and hour before PASSING STRANGE begins. #wilmapassingstrage #beernight #phillytheatre #phillybeer

    The Wilma Theater
    Tonight it's Beer Night! Get to the Wilma early to sample Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s finest beers at the Good Karma Cafe's bar. Tasting begins at 7pm, and hour before PASSING STRANGE begins....
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

The humble pencil is a requirement on nearly ...

The humble pencil is a requirement on nearly every Fleisher class and workshop supply list. Have you ever thought about how they are made? This beautiful photo essay looks at how General Pencil Company takes raw wax, paint, cedar planks, and graphite to create art's most ubiquitous tool.

    Inside One of America's Last Pencil Factories
    Over the past few years, the photographer Christopher Payne visited the factory dozens of times, documenting every phase of the manufacturing process. His photographs capture the many different worlds hidden inside the complex's plain brick exterior. The basement, where workers process charcoal, is a universe of absolute gray: gray shirts, gray hands, gray machines swallowing gray ingredients.
    https://www.nytimes.com

6 days ago

If your trash or recycling was not picked up,...

If your trash or recycling was not picked up, report your block to the Streets department customer service line or via the 311 app.

    Philadelphia Streets:
    Learn what residents and businesses need to know about trash collection and recycling.
    http://www.philadelphiastreets.com

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