49 min ago

#BARNESMEMBERS already get unlimited visits, ...

#BARNESMEMBERS already get unlimited visits, all year, all for FREE––but we think there’s no such thing as having too much access to art! So we’ve curated a whole lineup of FREE WEEKLY one-hour collection tours just for members. Led by Barnes docents, these tours give an in-depth look into individual artists, artist relationships, and themes. Here’s what’s on in member tours this month: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/members

    The Barnes Foundation
    BARNESMEMBERS already get unlimited visits, all year, all for FREE--but we think there's no such thing as having too much access to art! So we've curated a whole lineup of FREE WEEKLY one-hour...
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49 min ago

Talisker and Laphroaig, the names of two Scot...

Talisker and Laphroaig, the names of two Scottish whiskies, have been used to name features on Mars. http://bbc.in/2EvQJIH

    Nasa rover visits 'Scotland' on Mars
    Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, there is a Siccar Point, Muck, Wick, Sandwick and Holyrood on Mars.
    http://www.bbc.com

2 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their video.

Be sure to submit your ideas for our Nerdy Valentines by today, January 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET to be eligible to win some awesome prizes. http://bit.ly/2FiujMj

    The Franklin Institute
    Do you think you have what it takes to caption our set of Nerdy Valentines in 2018? We want your most romantic science puns for our newest batch of cards (and there are prizes). Learn more:...
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8 hours ago

9 hours ago

Keep Marching: Philly Celebrates MLK with Nine Student-Painted Sculptures Around Town

Location: 440 North Broad street

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Location: 7th and Arch streets

Location: 239 Arch street

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    Keep Marching: Philly Celebrates MLK with Nine Student-Painted Sculptures Around Town
    This post is a part of a paid partnership with Comcast* Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and over the weekend painted busts of Dr. King were installed around Philadelphia to honor his legacy and celebrate his dream. These temporary additions to Philadelphia's public art and monument landscape are a part of a community art...
    http://streetsdept.com

11 hours 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

14 hours ago

To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmounts...

To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmountsoccer.org/

    Fairmount Soccer Association
    To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmountsoccer.org/
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18 hours ago

How are humans changing the face of the Earth...

How are humans changing the face of the Earth? These images show the impact we are having on our environment. http://bit.ly/2jrGyuU

    15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet
    Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We've cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. "To a large extent," two scientists wrote in 2015, "the future of the only place where life is known to exist is being determined by the actions of humans."
    https://www.vox.com

21 hours ago

Learning to Write and Draw | ZERO TO THREE F...

Learning to Write and Draw | ZERO TO THREE For very young children, there are four stages of drawing and writing that you may see as your child grows from 15 months to 3 years old. By offering repeated fun experiences with a variety of art and writing materials, you will see forward progress over time. #earlychildhood #learningthroughplay #playmatters #parenting https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/305-learning-to-write-and-draw

    Learning to Write and Draw
    For very young children, there are four stages of drawing and writing that you may see as your child grows from 15 months to 3 years old. By offering repeated fun experiences with a variety of art and writing materials, you will see forward progress over time.
    https://www.zerotothree.org

23 hours 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

24 hours ago

Today, we honor dreams of freedom and equalit...

Today, we honor dreams of freedom and equality that civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. built with the work of Horace Pippin, a self-taught artist and soldier who fought to make the world a freer place. During the First World War, Pippin served in the 15th New York Infantry and as a corporal in the 369th Colored Infantry, which the Germans called the “Hellfighters.” He said that the war “brought out all of the art” in him. Pippin kept illustrated journals of his experiences in the trenches and also produced peaceful scenes like this tranquil family setting found in room 12 of our galleries. Horace Pippin. Supper Time, c. 1940.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Today, we honor dreams of freedom and equality that civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. built with the work of Horace Pippin, a self-taught artist and soldier who fought to make the world a...
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24 hours ago

“Science investigates; religion interprets. S...

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://onforb.es/1n6X3Oq

    The Franklin Institute
    "Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values....
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25 hours ago

On this day, we honor Martin Luther King Jr.,...

On this day, we honor Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy. If you would like to join a Day of Service event, here are some child friendly activities in our neighborhood, or close by: *** Philadelphia Museum of Art - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service*** 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Free after Pay What You Wish admission) Honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community service at the Museum. Artmaking for MANNA 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Great Stair Hall MANNA will collect your artwork to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need. Conversation of Kings: Strength to Love, a Call to Action 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B Dive deeper into the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a youth-focused conversation on how his legacy can inspire today’s social movements. Presented in collaboration with NewCORE. http://www.philamuseum.org/calendar?id=15&et=39&dt=January_2018#16290 *** Saint Francis Xavier School - MLK Day of Service*** 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Our neighbors at St. Francis Xavier will be having a full day of child-friendly events. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Card making and crafts The cards will be for shut-ins in the neighborhood. You can donate blank cards and stick on foam letters/decorations. Snack and sock rolls making These rolls will be donated to local homeless shelters. They're looking for sock and snack bar donations Shredding truck event 8-10am. A $10/bag donation is requested. They will also have readings about MLK, and a bake sale for their school. *** Greensgrow Farms*** January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm A Plant for Every Home! With your help, we can improve air quality in Philadelphia homes by distributing small air cleaning houseplants. Volunteers are needed to up-pot plant plugs into up-cycled containers as well as decorate pots. We are partnering with local arts educator Kelsie Lilly to help us design and decorate the recycled pots to make them beautiful for recipients homes. http://www.greensgrow.org/event/mlk-day-service-project-plant-every-home/ AND for more events through our region go to Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College (there are some teen-friendly events there!)​ http://mlkdayofservice.org/volunteer-girard/

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    On this day, we honor Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy. If you would like to join a Day of Service event, here are some child friendly activities in our neighborhood, or close by: ***...
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25 hours ago

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run ...

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Thanks to Curbed Philly for creating this excellent list of 40 ways to make Philly a better place (which includes volunteering at your local park!).

    40 small ways to make Philly a better place
    In today's world, it can be easy to feel either under- or overwhelmed-or both-by all the good and bad that's happening around us. But before you throw up your hands and toss in the towel, consider the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."
    https://philly.curbed.com

25 hours 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

41 hours ago

Oil pastel on paper by Cerulean Arts Collecti...

Oil pastel on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Nancy Neill on view now through January 20. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/nancy-neill-untitled-10-17-2

    Nancy Neill: Untitled 10.17.2
    Untitled 10.17.2, oil pastel on paper painting by Collective Member Nancy Neill. From her solo exhibition December 16, 2017 - January 20, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. Image size: H 8" x W 8"; frame size: H 16" x W 16"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

41 hours ago

Who is up for a cosmic road trip? http://bzfd...

Who is up for a cosmic road trip? http://bzfd.it/2Ft91eM

    You Can Visit The Entire Solar System Without Leaving The United States
    And here's how!
    https://www.buzzfeed.com

42 hours ago

Performance Garage shared an event.

New Workshop Alert! Lee-Ann Doncevic's Musical Theater Jazz class begins tomorrow, Jan. 15 at 6 pm #musicaltheater #phillydance http://ow.ly/6ULW30hIwJY

    Musical Theater Jazz with Lee-Ann @ Performance Garage
    Musical Theater Jazz with Lee-Ann focuses on musicality, performance, and traditional jazz dance foundations. Class begins with a warm-up revolved around...
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45 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared their...

Artists' Talk with Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson TODAY at 2pm!

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Please join artists Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson to discuss their work from the exhibition "An Exemplar Model" this Sunday at 2pm!
    https://www.facebook.com

45 hours ago

Trolley updates on the way, to include better...

Trolley updates on the way, to include better access for disabled passengers and consideration of bike lanes.

    SEPTA's billion-dollar plan for new trolleys takes a step forward
    An ambitious plan to remake Philadelphia's trolleys took a step forward with a preview of how modernization will change not only how people ride, but also how they drive, bike, and park on the city's six streetcar routes.
    http://www.philly.com

45 hours ago

REMINDER: Send us your Nerdy Valentine ideas ...

REMINDER: Send us your Nerdy Valentine ideas and you may be rewarded with some amazing prizes (Contest ends January 16, 2018 at 12 pm ET). http://bit.ly/2FiujMj

    The Franklin Institute Nerdy Valentines Contest
    Here at The Franklin Institute, we are already getting ready for the Giant Heartiest of holidays, Valentine's Day, and we need your help!
    https://www.fi.edu

2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared Philadelphia Sc...

Mark your calendars, Philadelphia! The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival takes over the City of Brotherly Love from April 20, 2018 through April 28, 2018. http://bit.ly/2jeeCL0

    Philadelphia Science Festival 2018
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2 days ago

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    1-SUPPLY FAN 1-EXHAUST FAN 20 HEAT PUMP FAN COIL UNITS 3-CONDENSING UNITS

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    1 DVR,1 POE SWITCH,15 DOME CAMERAS,1 IP CAMERA,1 VANDAL DOME CAMERA AND 1 ACESS CONTROL SYSTEM PER 2008 NEC (OFFICE SPACE)

    1600-26 JOHN F KENNEDY BLVD Issued January 12, 2018 Comment
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    1 DVR,1 POE SWITCH,8 DOME CAMERAS AND 1 ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM PER 2008 NEC (OFFICE SPACE)

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2 days ago

SEPTA 5761 posted 18 photos to Flickr:

2 days ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Bache-Martin's Tiger Tech FLL teams were at Central High School earlier today for the qualifying competition! Go Tigers!! (A huge thanks to Ms. McCracken for the pictures!)

    Charlotte McCracken
    The Bache-Martin Tiger Tech FLL teams are ready for today's qualifying competition!
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2 days ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared Belmont Pla...

Looking for a way to lend a hand in Fairmount Park for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Head to the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance Day of Service to help out along the Trolley Trail!

    BPTA Martin Luther King Day of Service
    Please join us for our inaugural Martin Luther King Day of Service! We will be completing finish work on the newest section of the Trolley Trail and...
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2 days ago

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian bo...

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian born artist renowned for his expressionist paintings. Dr. Albert Barnes purchased this painting from the French dealer Paul Guillaume on January 5, 1923, and then went on to buy over 50 canvases by the artist. Barnes exhibited this painting just three months after he purchased it in his first and only exhibition at PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibition was extremely controversial; the critic Edith Powell described the paintings by Soutine in particular as “the creations of a disintegrating mind.” What do you think? Share your comments below! 🎨 Chaim Soutine. The Pastry Chef (Baker Boy) (Le Pâtissier), c. 1919

    The Barnes Foundation
    Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian born artist renowned for his expressionist paintings. Dr. Albert Barnes purchased this painting from the French dealer Paul Guillaume on January 5, 1923,...
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2 days ago

Great tips from Philly Weekly for checking ou...

Great tips from Philly Weekly for checking out Center City District Restaurant Week, starting tomorrow! #CCDRW

    The Scene: Center City District Restaurant Week
    Unleash your inner foodie with over 100 participating restaurants, and indulge in a prefixed three-course lunch or dinner at a low price. Dine at some of Philly's swankiest eateries, from steakhouses to French bistros, Greek cuisine to American fare.
    http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com

2 days ago

In the battle of the raptors, who do you thin...

In the battle of the raptors, who do you think reigns supreme? http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR (We are partial to Eagles)

    The Franklin Institute
    In the battle of the raptors, who do you think reigns supreme? http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR (We are partial to Eagles)
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