14 min ago

Big market for this big weekend here in the c...

Big market for this big weekend here in the city, over 20 farmers and food artisans on Walnut Street. Make local food part of the excitement for this Championship game. Read all about it here.

    Rittenhouse Farmers Market: Championship Weekend Farmers Market
    The Rittenhouse Farmers Market is open tomorrow, 10am-2pm.
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17 min ago

The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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46 min ago

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of ...

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" at the Mütter Museum! Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com counts down their weekly picks. Check out our new exhibition in Thomson Gallery - free with your admission to the museum!

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
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54 min ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Announces Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Women's March | Office of Special Events
    PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, January 20 th, 2018, the "Women's March on Philadelphia" demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event.
    https://beta.phila.gov

1 hour ago

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Isla...

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two distinct subjects, one documentary, the other based in invention, which converge unexpectedly. Muellner’s work witnesses the lives of closeted gay men in provincial Russia, while also composing the gothic tale of a solitary woman on a remote tropical island. “Shot along Baltic, Caribbean and Black Sea coastlines, distant landscapes met at the rocky point of Alone,” says Muellner, “From that vista, they ask: what do intimacy and solitude mean in a radically alienated but hyper-connected world?” On view, two exhibitions: By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications and Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné through April 21, 2018. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two...
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2 hours ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
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Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
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7 hours ago

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Economic Outlook 2018 Featuring Michael J. Angelakis

200 S. Broad St., Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Economic Outlook 2018 Featuring Michael J. Angelakis - 1/19/2018
    Learn about the upcoming economic trends that will affect our regional business community at the of Chamber members as well as a 20th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, presented in partnership with Firstrust Bank. The program's three-part agenda features results from the Federal Reserve Bank's economic forecast survey panel of regional business leaders spotlighting the key economic trends that will shape our region in 2018.
    http://www.chamberphl.com

9 hours ago

Free admission to One Liberty Observation Deck

Where: One Liberty Observation Deck at 1650 Market St., 19103

    Free admission to One Liberty Observation Deck
    In honor of Ben Franklin's Jan. 17 birthday, this 57th floor observation deck is opening for a free party. Register in advance online to enjoy the 360 views, along with a chance to chat with Franklin's giant head hologram. Tip: Arrive early, waits can be long.
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14 hours ago

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

15 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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16 hours ago

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft ...

Could Martian Pale Ale be the next big craft beer trend? Students from Villanova University are looking into how well hops would grow on the red planet. http://bit.ly/2EPnuRi

    If we ever get to mars, the beer might not be bad
    Here's an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops - the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer - grow well in Martian soil. "I don't know if it's a practical plant, but it's doing fairly well," said Edward F.
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17 hours ago

7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27

8 p.m. Chris’s Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $10, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com

7:30 p.m. Verizon Hall (additional performances Wednesday and Friday, 300 South Broad St., $37 to $134, 215-731-3333, kimmelcenter.org

This article has 3 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

8 p.m. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad St., $39.50 to $125, 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

6:45 p.m. FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard, $29 general admission, 215-413-9006, fringearts.com

8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, additional performances through Feb. 25, Arden Theatre Company, 40 North 2nd St., $15 to 52, 215-922-1122, ardentheatre.org

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27
    Lana Del Rey and Kali Uchis Headline Rey brings her dreamy pop sound to the Wells Fargo Center. Her performances are both whimsical and sly, so expect to forego the theatrics in favor of something simpler. Opener Uchis is a Colombian-American singer-song writer with R&B chops.
    http://www.philly.com

17 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Dr. Pickle...

Perfect for big Championship game! This Saturday, either print out this coupon or save it to your phone, bring it to the market, and save $5 on purchases over $20 at the Doc Pickle stand. Gonna be a great market, and an epic weekend for Philadelphia!

    Dr. Pickle
    As a thank you to all our wonderful customers, enjoy $5 off your next purchase over $20! Valid only in person at any of our Winter 2018 markets.
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17 hours ago

SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link

...concourse network that the public could use to enter the adjacent Girard Trust Bank (at Broad and Chestnut). The underground passage was on the same level as vaults in the bank’s basement...

...Street Tunnel’s south-side pedestrian concourse provides an entrance to SEPTA’s Headquarters at 1234 Market Street. A connecting tunnel between the concourses on either side of Market Street was once accessible...

...Subway mezzanine, since the Broad Street Line crosses perpendicularly over the PATCO Hi-Speedline at Broad and Locust...

    SEPTA Spruces Up The Underground With Downtown Link
    The future is looking bright and shiny for SEPTA's dingy underground lair. Dubbed "Downtown Link," the project is essentially a contemporary rebranding of Center City's weather-protected underground pedestrian concourse network. If you haven't already, you will soon see large signs for this directional and wayfinding system on the walls of transit stations and the many passages interconnecting those stations throughout Center City.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

18 hours ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

20 hours ago

Love, literature, and libraries: is there any...

Love, literature, and libraries: is there anything more romantic? We're warming up to the theme with a month of affectionate offerings, from love letters to literary couples.

    Romance at the Rosenbach
    Love is in the library: over the holidays, two visitors got engaged while on a tour of the historic house. Admittedly, some of us were in on the plan. One of our artistic staff members created a library display case with a copy of the bride-to-be's favorite book, Jane Eyre, opened to the page with the famous line "Reader, I married him."
    https://rosenbach.org

20 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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21 hours ago

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom abov...

“Standing on platforms, the figures loom above visitors, staring straight ahead. Some of their visages are stern and others smiling.” - LNP + LancasterOnline.com http://bit.ly/2FOxCLs “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” is open now through March 4, 2018. Learn more: http://bit.ly/fi-tcw

    'Terracotta Warriors' exhibit brings first Chinese emperor to life at Franklin Institute
    PHILADELPHIA - In 1974, a group of farmers digging a well in a persimmon orchard in central China found pieces of terra-cotta pottery that looked like parts of human figures. They didn't realize that under their feet lay an ancient burial chamber the size of Manhattan.
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21 hours ago

According to data just released by NOAA and N...

According to data just released by NOAA and NASA, 2017 had the second warmest global surface temperature since 1880. http://n.pr/2FPVY7B

    2017 Among Warmest Years On Record
    2017 was among the warmest years on record, according to new data released by NASA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The planet's global surface temperature last year was second warmest since 1880, NASA says. NOAA calls it the third warmest year on record, due to slight variation in the ways that they analyze temperatures.
    https://www.npr.org

21 hours ago

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20...

BREAKING: Philadelphia advances to the top 20 list of Amazon HQ2 cities.

    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    Amazon announces candidate cities for HQ2
    https://www.amazon.com

23 hours ago

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Ro...

Next week, celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. https://rosenbach.org/events/burns-night-at-the-rosenbach/

    Burns Night at the Rosenbach
    Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, plentiful tipples, traditional Scottish treats, and music. In the event of inclement weather, the Rosenbach will announce any closures on rosenbach.org. Please call 215-732-1600 x0 if you have questions about program status.
    https://rosenbach.org

24 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

The next Night Skies in the Observatory event at The Franklin Institute is coming up on February 13, 2018. Join us for an evening of stargazing and more exciting space-related programing for all ages. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2oZFEg6

    Night Skies in the Observatory
    Join us for an evening of 'out of this world' astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies at the...
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24 hours ago

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Res...

Uwishunu tops this week's to-do list with Restaurant Week and skating at Dilworth Park, and we couldn't agree more! #CCDRW

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

25 hours ago

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006,...

William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications through April 21, 2018. Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné was co-curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center and Cynthia Nourse Thompson, Director of the MFA Book Arts and Studio Art MFA Programs, The University of The Arts. It brings together prints and artist books created collaboratively at Dieu Donné, known for its creation of contemporary art using the process of hand-papermaking. The exhibition features work by Polly Apfelbaum, Chuck Close, Lesley Dill, Ann Hamilton, Eliza Kentridge, William Kentridge, Abby Leigh, Michele Oka Doner, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Do Ho Suh, Mark Strand and Ursula von Rydingsvard. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/

    The Print Center
    William Kentridge, Plate from Receiver, 2006, Photogravure, etching, drypoint and letterpress on abacá paper, Courtesy of Sue Gosin On view, two exhibitions: Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and...
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25 hours ago

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On vie...

Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel A. Aragón, Natasha Becker, Pepe Coronado, Bernard Lumpkin, Jennifer Melby, and Mark Waskow, from a record 1,313 applicants. Artists submitted work from all 50 states as well as Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Congratulations to The Print Center's Gallery Store artists Marianne Dages and Qiaoyi Shi and former exhibiting artist Derrick Adams and to all the artists whose work is on exhibit! When you are in New York check out this exhibition! https://www.ipcny.org/edgingforward/

    The Print Center
    Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter On view through March 28, 2018 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) is pleased to announce Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter, selected by Miguel...
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