27 min ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

    Pennsylvania Parent-Child Home Program
    PCHP families in North Philadelphia had a great time tonight at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse as part of the Informal Learning Initiative sponsored by William Penn Foundation! Looking...
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32 min ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out 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. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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1 hour ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

    Read by 4th
    Here are some ways you can increase your child's vocabulary & strengthen the foundation for their reading success: https://goo.gl/BPiuAG
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1 hour ago

URGENT: We need YOUR help TODAY! The Friends...

URGENT: We need YOUR help TODAY! The Friends of Bache-Martin have a big donation of books coming into our school today, Tuesday, January 23! These books are the first step in their goal of reopening the library. We need help bringing unloading books. The delivery will take place at **2:30pm**; it should take about 30 minutes. If you can help, or know someone that can help, can you please contact Janice (janhunt5@verizon.net). Also, please spread the word! Thank you for supporting our goals!!

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2 hours ago

Today's friendly reminder from our friends at...

Today's friendly reminder from our friends at Uwishunu: Don't miss Center City District Restaurant Week, continuing through Friday! #CCDRW

    15+ Spectacular Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week, the Philadelphia Auto Show, Villanova basketball and more... The atmosphere is electric in Philly this week. (Might that have anything to do with the Eagles playoff win and forthcoming Super Bowl appearance?)
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2 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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2 hours ago

On this day in 1832, Édouard Manet was born. ...

On this day in 1832, Édouard Manet was born. The French painter faced a great deal of rejection in his early career, like many of the founding impressionists. The French Academy disliked Manet’s abstracted painting style as well as his disregard for classical tradition. #LOOKSLOWLY at “Young Woman in a Garden.” Note Manet’s penchant for flattened surfaces, bright colors, and gestural brushwork. See the white color of the woman’s glove and scarf? That’s actually the unpainted preparation layer for the canvas! The artist intentionally left this part of the canvas unpainted––a break from artistic tradition that scandalized many about Manet’s paintings. Later, his work became pivotal to the modernist movement. 🎨 Édouard Manet. Young Woman in a Garden (Jeune femme dans un jardin), 1879

    The Barnes Foundation
    On this day in 1832, Édouard Manet was born. The French painter faced a great deal of rejection in his early career, like many of the founding impressionists. The French Academy disliked Manet's...
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4 hours ago

Open now through April 3, 2018, ‘3D Printing ...

Open now through April 3, 2018, ‘3D Printing the Future’ is a special limited gallery experience at The Franklin Institute highlighting how additive manufacturing is changing the world in which we live. http://bit.ly/fut3d

    The Franklin Institute
    Open now through April 3, 2018, '3D Printing the Future' is a special limited gallery experience at The Franklin Institute highlighting how additive manufacturing is changing the world in which we...
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4 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
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15 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

This afternoon our students made, and programmed, this LEGO Robo Dog in the Snapology of Philadelphia & The Main Line after school program. While Snapology is full for this session, there are other After School Programs that are still open for enrollment! Go to http://thepowerofbachemartin.com/after-school-programs, and don't forget to check with us here so your Tiger doesn't miss a chance to participate in Snapology next session!

    Snapology of Philadelphia & The Main Line
    Kids in Bache-Martin Home & School Association made & programmed this #LEGO Robo Dog in their after school class today!
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16 hours ago

Brewing up some menu changes...

Brewing up some menu changes...

    Bar Hygge
    Brewing up some menu changes...
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16 hours ago

Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Col...

Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Jeff Thomsen. Join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/jeff-thomsen

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Jeff Thomsen. Join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/jeff-thomsen
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17 hours ago

***WINTER BOOK FAIR!*** Enjoy reading? Help ...

***WINTER BOOK FAIR!*** Enjoy reading? Help us spread the love for books both at school, and at home! We need parents like YOU to make the book fair happen. You can help us as little, or as long as you'd like, on any of the following tasks: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-bachemartin1 SET UP - Help us set up, and arrange books each morning. CHAPERONE - Help the kids walk to/from the book fair. Help staff the fair as well. PACK UP -Help us take down the book fair for the day. Questions? Please contact Ms. Stone - cstone@philasd.org

    Bache-Martin Book Fair
    Enjoy reading? Help us spread the love for books both at school, and at home! We need parents like YOU to make the book fair happen. You can help us as little, or as long as you'd like, on any of the following tasks: SET UP - Help us set up, and arrange books each morning.
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18 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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20 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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20 hours ago

Installing acrylic paintings by Cerulean Arts...

Installing acrylic paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Gary Jenkins. Hope you'll be able to join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/gary-jenkins

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Installing acrylic paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Gary Jenkins. Hope you'll be able to join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm!...
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20 hours ago

Renting In Logan Square: What Will $2,000 Get You?

...2,000 / month, this 851-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 1600 Arch St. In the unit, you can anticipate hardwood floors, high ceilings, in-unit laundry, a balcony...

Here's a 674-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 200 N 16th St., which is going for $1,995 / month. The building has garage parking, outdoor space, a...

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Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment situated at 2001 Hamilton St. It's also listed for $2,000 / month for its 716 square feet of space...

Located at 1900 Arch St., here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's listed for $1,930/ month...

    Renting In Logan Square: What Will $2,000 Get You?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Logan Square? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in this Philadelphia neighborhood if you've got $2,000 / month earmarked for your rent.
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20 hours ago

“Only six decades after Sputnik's launch into...

“Only six decades after Sputnik's launch into pristine skies, the orbit around Earth is now filled with nearly 18,000 objects tracked by the United States Strategic Command.” http://bit.ly/2rm8Pv1

    Pollution is endangering the future of astronomy
    OXON HILL, Md. - Even as technological advances allow astronomers to peer more deeply into the cosmos than ever before, new technologies also have the potential to create blinding pollution. Three sources of pollution - space debris, radio interference and light pollution - already are particularly worrisome. And the situation is getting worse.
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20 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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21 hours ago

the Mann is... a community, impacting the Phi...

the Mann is... a community, impacting the Philadelphia region through a platform of multicultural festivals and education programs ✏️

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    the Mann is... a community, impacting the Philadelphia region through a platform of multicultural festivals and education programs ✏️
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22 hours ago

Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Col...

Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Daniel Dallmann. Join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/daniel-dallmann

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Installing oil paintings by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Daniel Dallmann. Join us for the opening reception this Saturday, January 27, 2-5pm! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/daniel-dallmann
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23 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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23 hours ago

Mid Mod Façade On Chestnut Conceals History Of Wheels

...Pennsylvania. The city’s only distributor of Fiat automobiles operated at this time out of 325 North Broad Street, which was recently heavily renovated for the Louis Reed Center for Dance of the Pennsylvania...

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...has caused an interesting influx of overbuilds on short Center City buildings. One such property, 2207 Chestnut Street, is an odd building. Its diminutive size and glassy, deadpan façade would lead one...

...windows facing Chestnut Street. A surface parking lot along the side of the building at 2209 Chestnut Street was used to store and display vehicles. A large garage door on Ranstead Street was...

    Mid Mod Façade On Chestnut Conceals History Of Wheels
    Potential building sites in Center City are becoming more and more scarce as real estate development within the city's core continues to march forward. This has caused an interesting influx of overbuilds on short Center City buildings. One such property, 2207 Chestnut Street, is an odd building.
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23 hours ago

Experience the more animated side of science ...

Experience the more animated side of science with The Franklin Institute’s channel on GIPHY. http://gph.is/2rja1PC

    The Franklin Institute
    Experience the more animated side of science with The Franklin Institute's channel on GIPHY. http://gph.is/2rja1PC
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23 hours ago

When Do Babies Learn Self-Control? | The Atla...

When Do Babies Learn Self-Control? | The Atlantic A new study looks at when kids are able to use social cues to regulate their behavior. #earlychildhood #parenting #playmatters #learningthroughplay #education https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/when-do-babies-learn-self-control/381249/

    When Do Babies Learn Self-Control?
    A new study looks at when kids are able to use social cues to regulate their behavior.
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24 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation added 7 new photos.

Today, we're painting the city green with a selection of paintings showing off their green spirit. #gogreen #gobirds #goeagles Did you know you can now search our online collection by color? Click on the green spectrum to see more images like this: http://bit.ly/barnes-collection

    The Barnes Foundation
    Unidentified artist. Two Birds, 19th century.
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24 hours ago

The Franklin Institute is live now.

Excited about the Eagles? Did you know that the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides live streaming looks at a pair of your favorite birds that are nesting not far from Philadelphia in Hanover, PA. http://bit.ly/2rxzVzi

    The Franklin Institute
    Excited about the Eagles? Did you know that the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides live streaming looks at a pair of your favorite birds that are nesting not far from Philadelphia in Hanover, PA....
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25 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

Vote for Smith for a "Most Loved" Award Now Through February 2! Thanks to Hulafrog for including us in their 2018 "Most Loved" Awards. Find Smith in the "Places to Go/Parks and Playgrounds" section and vote for your favorite "Place to Go" by February 2! #smithplays #indoorplay #outdoorplay #playground #hulafrog

    Hulafrog Eastern Main Line, PA
    Oh the places parents go with kiddos in tow! What're your faves? Museum? Zoo? Bowling for two? Vote for the Most Loved Place to Go now!...
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26 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us at The Franklin Institute on Valentine’s Day for our popular Wine Lab workshop. http://bit.ly/2FRkepW

    Wine Lab at The Franklin Institute
    Spend Valentine's Day at The Franklin Institute with an evening dedicated to delving deep into the barrel of the science of wine. With The Giant Heart as...
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34 hours ago

41 hours ago

TOMORROW!!! You're Invited to an Open House ...

TOMORROW!!! You're Invited to an Open House with BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet, Jan. 22 or 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Performance Garage! Join BalletX to meet choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie and the company's ten dancers, and receive a special offer after the rehearsal. To learn more and RSVP, go to: www.balletx.org/a-sopenhouse Attend an open rehearsal and receive a voucher for a $5 ticket to our spring series.

    Art Sanctuary Open House | BalletX
    Ever wonder how a dancer remembers so many steps? Or where choreographers get their ideas? BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet, invites you to join us for two free Open Houses to see our company in action during a working rehearsal of Darrell Grand Moultrie's upcoming World Premiere.
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44 hours ago

The Franklin Institute has gone green to show...

The Franklin Institute has gone green to show our support for the Philadelphia Eagles (and, if all goes according to plan, we’ll be sporting this stylish color through February 4). http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute has gone green to show our support for the Philadelphia Eagles (and, if all goes according to plan, we'll be sporting this stylish color through February 4)....
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44 hours ago

The City needs passionate and dedicated Phila...

The City needs passionate and dedicated Philadelphians who are committed to improving education opportunities for all students. If that’s you, apply to be on the Board of Education here ⬇️ http://bit.ly/boeinterest

    Board of Education interest form | Office of the Mayor
    Apply to be a Board of Education appointee.
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47 hours ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
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47 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association added ...

Hold onto your skates! The Bache-Martin Annual Winter Social HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED! Saturday, FEBRUARY 24th 9:30-11 am Dilworth Plaza Ice Skating Rink Join fellow students & families for some morning fun. Current Bache-Martin Students skate FREE, courtesy of the HSA. Family and friends skate for $12.

    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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47 hours ago

Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Ph...

Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Philadelphia Inquirer with Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak on their book “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.”

    How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A
    Jeremy Nowak, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Bruce Katz, the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, have coauthored a new book, "The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism," published by Brookings Institution Press.
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2 days ago

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical p...

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait | 1984 | American | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait |...
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Whether you’re interested in guitar riffs or seismic rifts, our first Science After Hours event of 2018 is perfect for you. Join us for ‘Party Like a Rock Star' on January 23. http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    Science After Hours
    Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging...
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2 days ago

"Geranium", oil on panel painting by Leo Robi...

"Geranium", oil on panel painting by Leo Robinson on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/leo-robinson-geranium

    Leo Robinson: Geranium
    Geranium, oil on panel painting by Leo Robinson. Included in the exhibition An Exemplar Model, January 5 - 27, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. H 16" x W 12"
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2 days ago

"Phenomenal", bronze sculpture by Colleen O'D...

"Phenomenal", bronze sculpture by Colleen O'Donnell, included in our current exhibition "An Exemplar Model". https://ceruleanarts.com/products/colleen-odonnell-phenomenal

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    "Phenomenal", bronze sculpture by Colleen O'Donnell, included in our current exhibition "An Exemplar Model". https://ceruleanarts.com/products/colleen-odonnell-phenomenal
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Before they take to the field this Sunday, come to The Franklin Institute to discover some of the science that will lead your Philadelphia Eagles to victory. http://bit.ly/2ri1r3L

    Go Green on Game Day
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2 days ago

"Seedpod", oil on panel painting by Kristin B...

"Seedpod", oil on panel painting by Kristin Balmer, included in the exhibition "An Exemplar Model" on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/kristin-balmer-seedpod

    Kristin Balmer: Seedpod
    Seedpod, oil on panel painting by Kristin Balmer. Included in the exhibition An Exemplar Model, January 5 - 27, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. H 12" x W 12"
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2 days ago

"Just as generations before us have done, it’...

"Just as generations before us have done, it’s important that we also do our part." Great opinion piece from Evelina Bodon and Felicia Harris about getting involved within our communities.

    Most neighborhood volunteers are seniors. The time is now for millennials to get involved | Opinion
    These public spaces are gems and can be part of what makes living in a neighborhood so attractive; and they have only survived for so long because of the commitment of those few neighbors, many seniors, who are dedicated volunteers, advocates and members of friends of groups or recreation advisory councils.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Final day to see these five terrific exhibiti...

Final day to see these five terrific exhibitions - on view through 6pm tonight.

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Final day to see these five terrific exhibitions - on view through 6pm tonight.
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2 days ago

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Al...

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the “magnificent desolation” of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on this day in 1930. http://go.nasa.gov/1OVBz1c IMAGE: Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012) | Buzz Aldrin Deploys Apollo 11 Experiments | 1969 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the "magnificent desolation" of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on...
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3 days ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
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