52 min ago

Happy birthday to Henri Rousseau, a French Po...

Happy birthday to Henri Rousseau, a French Post-Impressionist painter best known for his vibrant jungle scenes. Interestingly, despite his prolific painting of jungle scenes, Rousseau never set foot in a real jungle, but rather drew inspiration from botanical gardens in Paris, taxidermied animals, illustrated books, and stories relayed by soldiers who had served during the French expedition to Mexico. This is just one of several amazing works by Rousseau that you can see on your next visit to the Barnes! 🎨 Henri Rousseau. “Monkeys and Parrot in the Virgin Forest (Singes et perroquet dans la forêt vierge),” c. 1905–1906

    The Barnes Foundation
    Happy birthday to Henri Rousseau, a French Post-Impressionist painter best known for his vibrant jungle scenes. Interestingly, despite his prolific painting of jungle scenes, Rousseau never set foot...
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1 hour ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Expressive Figure Drawing with Colleen O'Donnell
    Draw from the life model and develop your personal vision. Learn traditional and contemporary techniques using charcoal, graphite and pastel. All levels welcome. Saturday, February 24 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $95 + $10 model fee Register by: February 18 Colleen O'Donnell is a figurative sculptor and draftsperson.
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2 hours ago

Elixr's new coffee roastery will feature an 'omakase' bar

In the works for more than a year, Elixr Coffee Roasters’ new roastery/cafe on 12th Street near Vine in the Goldtex Building (315 N. 12th St.) is just a few weeks from opening.

In the works for more than a year, Elixr Coffee Roasters’ new roastery/cafe on 12th Street near Vine in the Goldtex Building (315 N. 12th St.) is just a few weeks from opening.

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The facility, a bit larger than Elixr’s backstreet flagship location at 207 S. Sydenham St. in Rittenhouse, will feature what owner Evan Inatome calls an omakase coffee-tasting bar, where baristas will conceive and craft five cups of coffee in unique flights for coffee fans.

...Justice and needed Inatome’s help with child care. Elixr’s original location was on 15th Street south of Walnut, where the entrance to SPiN and &Pizza are now. The shop moved in 2012, and...

    Elixr's new coffee roastery will feature an 'omakase' bar
    In the works for more than a year, Elixr Coffee Roasters' new roastery/cafe on 12th Street near Vine in the Goldtex Building (315 N. 12th St.) is just a few weeks from opening. The facility, a bit larger than Elixr's backstreet flagship location at 207 S. Sydenham St.
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5 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared NASA - National...

Watch live as Orbital ATK launches an Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to the International Space Station in the predawn hours. Launches like these from Wallops Island can be seen from locations across the Mid-Atlantic, including Philadelphia, under the right conditions. http://bit.ly/2KChJcD

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    LIVE ROCKET LAUNCH! We're sending science and supplies to the crew living and working on the International Space Station! Watch the countdown to liftoff of Orbital ATK's #Antares rocket with the...
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14 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Fran Lightman Gibson: Mountain and Sky Steps
    Mountain and Sky Steps, oil on canvas painting by Collective Member Fran Lightman Gibson. From her solo exhibition May 12 - June 9, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 24" x W 36"
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15 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio updated thei...

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio updated their cover photo.
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15 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio added 5 new ...

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15 hours ago

The Spring Concerts are here! Join us for ou...

The Spring Concerts are here! Join us for our end-of-the year spring concerts! They're all happening this Thursday, May 24. K-2nd grades - 10 am 3rd-5th grades - 11 am 6th-8th grades - 2 pm Be there, and see how hard our Tigers have worked this year in their music, strings, and band classes!

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17 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Sketchbook Drawing with Michael Kowbuz
    Drawing in a sketchbook or journal helps sharpen your observational skills, enhance your memory and is a pleasurable experience. Learn techniques for making quick drawings in a variety of media including pencil, ink and watercolor. Learn strategies to turn your sketches into larger, finished drawings and paintings. All levels welcome.
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18 hours ago

Thousands of exoplanets have been detected by...

Thousands of exoplanets have been detected by astronomers throughout the galaxy using a variety of different methods over the past three decades. http://bit.ly/2GdhBxm

    How Do Astronomers Discover New Planets?
    With few unexplored regions left on Earth for those with the itch for exploration, planets around other stars are the new terra incognita. Beyond the inimitable coolness of outer space, exoplanets have their own distinct appeal that captures the imagination - what would an alien world look like?
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19 hours ago

West Park Arts Fest returns to West Fairmount...

West Park Arts Fest returns to West Fairmount Park on June 9 for a day of arts, performances, history, and more! Hope to see you there! http://bit.ly/2wPr6U3

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    West Park Arts Fest returns to West Fairmount Park on June 9 for a day of arts, performances, history, and more! Hope to see you there! http://bit.ly/2wPr6U3
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21 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Jack Ramsdale: Waiting
    Waiting, giclee archival print on photo rag paper by Collective Member Jack Ramsdale. From his solo exhibition May 12 - June 9, 2018. Note: Photograph will ship at end of exhibition. H 20" x W 24"
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21 hours ago

Join us for Field Day on Friday, June 1, at V...

Join us for Field Day on Friday, June 1, at Von Colln Field! Was your Tiger on time, and in school 95% of the time? Then look out for a "Field Day Ticket" on green paper. This means they DON'T have to pay the $5 fee to get a shirt and pretzel! So please look for this ticket in your child's backpack or homework folder. (if you would still like to contribute, the HSA would be grateful) Don't forget, you can also volunteer during the day; from walking the students from the school to the field and back, chaperoning the event, and helping with the various games and activities. Help us make this Field Day memorable for all of our Tigers! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4aafae28a02-bache9

    Bache Kindergarten Families: Bache Martin Field Day
    Join us for a spectacular end of the year celebration on the Parkway! The annual Bache Martin Field Day will return to Von Colln Field on Friday, June 1st. Students from K to 8th grades will walk down to the field for a day of fun and games.
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21 hours ago

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off ...

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart continued to fly strictly by instinct. While working to improve her aviation skills, she and her husband planned a solo flight across the Atlantic. In 1932, they announced that on the fifth anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s across the Atlantic, Amelia would attempt the same. Earhart landed in Ireland after a thirteen hour flight. Learn more: http://bit.ly/N8x5HT IMAGE: George W. Harris and Martha Ewing | [Amelia Earhart in airplane] | 1936 | Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off for Ireland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Even as new technology for radio and navigation was developed, Earhart...
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23 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Plein Air Cityscape with Larry Francis
    Capture the picturesque urban landscape while working outside or "en plein air." Instruction will focus on drawing techniques as well as gouache, an opaque watercolor paint with a high pigment content, as seen in such great masters as Winslow Homer and William Trost Richards. Saturday, June 30 (Rain date: Saturday, July 7)9 a.m.
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24 hours ago

Henri Edmond Cross was born on this day in 18...

Henri Edmond Cross was born on this day in 1856. Originally named "Delacroix," he changed his name to the anglicized "Cross" to avoid confusion with the earlier artist. In 1884, Cross co-founded the "Société des Artistes Indépendants" where he met and befriended the neo-Impressionist painters Seurat and Signac, all of whom are represented in the Barnes Foundation collection. These artists, inspired by new optical theories, emphasized the use of separate, but interwoven touches of paint and a bright palette of contrasting hues to achieve greater vibrancy of color in the viewer’s eye. 🎨 Henri Edmond Cross. “Two Women by the Shore, Mediterranean,” 1896

    The Barnes Foundation
    Henri Edmond Cross was born on this day in 1856. Originally named "Delacroix," he changed his name to the anglicized "Cross" to avoid confusion with the earlier artist. In 1884, Cross co-founded the...
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25 hours ago

Toddler Soccer in ON for today, May 20th!

Toddler Soccer in ON for today, May 20th!

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37 hours ago

Center City District shared Billy Penn's post...

    Naturally Philly: All the trees, shrubs and flowers you'll find at the Rail Park
    Naturally Philly is a new Billy Penn column that explores the city's wildlife and plants - both familiar and extraordinary - that thrive or struggle in our urban environment. It won't be your typical walk in the park.When the ribbon is cut on June 14 for the city's newest open space, the Rail Park, visitors will experience a very different kind of village green.
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42 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Alla Prima Painting with Roger Chavez
    Learn the exciting technique of "alla prima," or direct oil painting, while working from an engaging still life subject. Topics include establishing a composition, palette organization, and mixing color, as well as discussion of appropriate supports and mediums. Saturday, June 23 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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42 hours ago

Scientists believe the Great Pacific Garbage ...

Scientists believe the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains more than 79,000 tons of plastic spread over an area three times the size of France. https://nbcnews.to/2G6ntZD

    The Pacific Ocean has a plastic problem. Here's the bold plan to fix it.
    In the Pacific Ocean halfway between California and Hawaii lies what's become known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge jumble of fishing nets, bottles, bags, and other plastic items as well as tiny bits of plastic debris. "It's a vast plastic soup," says Kahi Pacarro, executive director of Honolulu-based Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
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44 hours ago

#FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was...

#FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was mirrored after Francis Ford Coppola, who directed Apocalypse Now and The Godfather. 5 days and counting until Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres at the Prince Theater!

    Prince Theater
    FunFact Han's reluctant hero personality was mirrored after Francis Ford Coppola, who directed Apocalypse Now and The Godfather. 5 days and counting until Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres at the...
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45 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Jeanne O'Shell: Happy Meal
    Happy Meal, oil on canvas painting by Collective Member Jeanne O'Shell. From her solo exhibition May 12 - June 9, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 20" x W 16"
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45 hours ago

Final day to see "Beyond Time and Place" feat...

Final day to see "Beyond Time and Place" featuring paintings by Michael Smith & Karen Stabenow - don't miss it!

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Final day to see "Beyond Time and Place" featuring paintings by Michael Smith & Karen Stabenow - don't miss it!
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45 hours ago

“What I loved about science was that you didn...

“What I loved about science was that you didn’t have to believe in it. It was an evidence-based system. It was an antidote to superstition. There were rules, and those rules were somehow comforting. I found just enormous solace in that.” -Dr. Paul Offit, Pediatrician. This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories

    The Franklin Institute
    "What I loved about science was that you didn't have to believe in it. It was an evidence-based system. It was an antidote to superstition. There were rules, and those rules were somehow comforting....
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46 hours ago

Bar Hygge is at Iron Hill Brewery & Restauran...

Ready at the Brandywine Beer Festival. What's a little rain?? The entire fest is under tents. They got you covered.

    Bar Hygge
    Ready at the Brandywine Beer Festival. What's a little rain?? The entire fest is under tents. They got you covered.
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46 hours ago

Less than two weeks until Party in the Park F...

Less than two weeks until Party in the Park Fundraiser at LOVE Park! Join us to celebrate the park's return with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square ArtBar, raffle prizes like Live Nation Philadelphia tickets, and more!

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Less than two weeks until Party in the Park Fundraiser at LOVE Park! Join us to celebrate the park's return with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square ArtBar, raffle prizes...
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2 days ago

Don’t forget that keen-eyed and early rising ...

Don’t forget that keen-eyed and early rising skywatchers in our region will be able to watch the launch of an Antares rocket heading to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 4:39 am ET. Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2GeAPD6 IMAGE: Patrick Black | Liftoff of Orbital ATK's Antares Rocket From NASA Wallops on Nov. 12 | 2017 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Don't forget that keen-eyed and early rising skywatchers in our region will be able to watch the launch of an Antares rocket heading to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia...
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2 days ago

Rain, rain go away! Sorry, but the Playground...

Rain, rain go away! Sorry, but the Playground will be closed today due to the forecast. Join us inside the Playhouse!

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Rain, rain go away! Sorry, but the Playground will be closed today due to the forecast. Join us inside the Playhouse!
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2 days ago

Intramural soccer is cancelled for today, May...

Intramural soccer is cancelled for today, May 19th due to weather. Have a great day!

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2 days ago

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    AMEND BUILDING PERMIT AP# 722914 TO PROVIDE A FIRE RATED SPRINKLER PUMP ROOM IN THE BASEMENT.

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    FOR MECHANICAL ALTERATIONS TO INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF NEW SPLIT SYSTEMS WITH ASSOCIATED DUCTWORK AND REGISTERS/DIFFUERS, AS PER APPROVED PLANS.

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2 days ago

“I am as curious about color as one would be ...

“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country...” —Henri Matisse On #internationalmuseumday, here’s to all the ways art can transform how we see the world. We ❤️ this moment of a young art lover #seeingtheBarnes by @rebeccabooholden

    The Barnes Foundation
    "I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country..." -Henri Matisse On #internationalmuseumday, here's to all the ways art can transform how we see the world. We ❤️ this moment of...
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2 days ago

Center City District shared a link.

    Construction to Begin on Market JFK Vision Zero Safety Project | Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems
    PHILADELPHIA - The Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS) announced today that restriping and safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 21 for the Market JFK Vision Zero Pilot Project. Restriping and installation of flexible delineator posts and signage are expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting.
    https://beta.phila.gov

2 days ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Ruth Wolf: Pond
    Pond, acrylic, spray paint and carbon paper on canvas painting by Collective Member Ruth Wolf. From her solo exhibition May 12 - June 9, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 12" x W 12"
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2 days ago

“The rats and mice were voracious, eating bir...

“The rats and mice were voracious, eating birds alive - albatrosses, petrels, prions; anything they could get their teeth into, and that included chicks that were often several times their own size.” https://bbc.in/2G9iQxA

    Restoring South Georgia's wildlife paradise
    They have gone, or so it seems. The biggest rat eradication programme ever undertaken appears to have rid South Georgia island in the South Atlantic of its pest problem. A survey of the British Overseas Territory has found no trace of the rodents that had been attacking the local birdlife.
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2 days ago

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an incre...

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an incredible night with Yanni!

    Yanni Is Still Chilling, 25 Years After the Acropolis
    PHILADELPHIA - The mustache is back. Yanni, the Greek-American god of sweeping, symphonic-ish musical light syrup, says he goes back and forth about keeping his signature facial flourish. He shaved it off a few years ago; it's disconcertingly absent from the cover of his 2016 album "Sensuous Chill."
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

Fairmount CDC added 2 new photos.

May showers bring #fairmountflowers 💦🌸 . .. ... #fairmountphl #fairmountforever #artmuseumarea #whyilovephilly #citygarden #urbanhorticulture

    Fairmount CDC
    Fairmount CDC added a new photo.
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2 days ago

On Sunday, May 20 (the last day of Love Your ...

On Sunday, May 20 (the last day of Love Your Park Week!) explore the culture, history, and architecture of Philadelphia’s parks with FREE admission to 10 unique historic houses and museums throughout the park system! http://bit.ly/2KCIHAX

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    On Sunday, May 20 (the last day of Love Your Park Week!) explore the culture, history, and architecture of Philadelphia's parks with FREE admission to 10 unique historic houses and museums throughout...
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2 days ago

Tickets are on sale now to catch Ziggy Marley...

Tickets are on sale now to catch Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse and Tribal Seeds at the Skyline Stage on September 6!

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    Tickets are on sale now to catch Ziggy Marley with Steel Pulse and Tribal Seeds at the Skyline Stage on September 6!
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute is asking for donation...

Happy International Museum Day from The Franklin Institute! http://bit.ly/1j9UnfV

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy International Museum Day from The Franklin Institute! http://bit.ly/1j9UnfV
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2 days ago

Only three spots available - sign up today!

Only three spots available - sign up today!

    The Urban Landscape with Mashiul Chowdhury Summer Session
    Capture the mood and abstract nature of the urban landscape using oil paint and charcoal from photo references. Use drawing to build structure and form in combination with paint to create interesting textures and atmosphere. Some gesture drawing of the figure will be mixed in to the painting experience.
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2 days ago

Tickets to see the “Empress of Soul” Gladys K...

Tickets to see the “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight live at the Mann with The O’Jays on Sunday, August 12 are on sale now! 🎤

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    Tickets to see the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight live at the Mann with The O'Jays on Sunday, August 12 are on sale now! 🎤
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2 days ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Stephanie Rogers: Party at the Reef
    Party at the Reef, acrylic on gesso board painting by Collective Member Stephanie Rogers. From her solo exhibition May 12 - June 9, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 30" x W 30"
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2 days ago

🚨 Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 pre...

🚨 Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 presents All Time Low and Dashboard Confessionall at the Skyline Stage on Friday, August 17 🙌

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    🚨Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 presents All Time Low and Dashboard Confessionall at the Skyline Stage on Friday, August 17 🙌
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2 days ago

🚨Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 pres...

🚨Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 presents All Time Low and Dashboard Confessionall at the Skyline Stage on Friday, August 17 🙌

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    🚨Tickets are on sale now for Radio 104.5 presents All Time Low and Dashboard Confessionall at the Skyline Stage on Friday, August 17 🙌
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