27 min ago

Philadelphia Art Alliance updated their cover...

    Philadelphia Art Alliance
    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. 4,655 likes · 29 talking about this · 1,717 were here. Contemporary art and design in a historic mansion located on Rittenhouse Square.
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On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and th...

On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in Paris for the event. Reporting on what he saw, he wrote, "We observed it lift off in the most majestic manner. When it reached around 250 feet in altitude, the intrepid voyagers lowered their hats to salute the spectators. We could not help feeling a certain mixture of awe and admiration." Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Pdx2TO IMAGE: [Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1783 to 1883] | French | ca. 1890 | The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in...
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It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyo...

It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyone can enjoy some time outside before temperatures dip back down!

    Schuylkill Banks
    It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyone can enjoy some time outside before temperatures dip back down!
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Every year we have people call my office in t...

Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through Philadelphia Gas Works?

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through...
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2 hours ago

Center City District shared Curbed Philly's p...

    11 free things to do on Black Friday in Philly
    We get it: Black Friday isn't for everyone. Some folks thrive on waking up at the crack of dawn to snag a discounted flat-screen TV, while others would prefer to stay in bed and do the same on their computers. Our advice? Explore Philly-for free.
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Center City District shared Philly ChitChat's...

    Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times | Philly Chit Chat
    November 21, 2017 by HughE Dillon Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times Last night was the premiere of the Deck the Hall Light Show Presented by Independence Blue Cross, a dramatic light show, synchronized with music and projected onto the West Market Street portal of City Hall.
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Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    Rothman Institute Ice Rink
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
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IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction ...

IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction Tickets Available Now for Saturday, December 2nd Place your Bid Today –visit our website for details! http://printcenter.org/100/auction/ Mark Campbell, Straightening the Schuylkill River, 1998, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin Starting Bid: $1,800 | Value: $3,000 https://501auctions.com/printcenterauction/item/812204

    The Print Center
    IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction Tickets Available Now for Saturday, December 2nd Place your Bid Today -visit our website for details! http://printcenter.org/100/auction/ Mark Campbell,...
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3 hours ago

It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approac...

It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approaching the holiday season means only one thing…conjoined cookies! Don't forget to get your conjoined twin cookie cutter at muttermuseumstore.org. Share your creations and tag them #conjoinedcookie and we'll share our favorites! — Products shown: Conjoined Twin Cookie Cutter.

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approaching the holiday season means only one thing...conjoined cookies! Don't forget to get your conjoined twin cookie cutter at muttermuseumstore.org. Share your...
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3 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 7 new photo...

Open now! Lots of food for the big meal, plus Red Brick Craft Distillery. Hands on the Earth Orchard and Rineer Family Farms: fruits and veggies, apples and cider. And Aurora Grace Chocolates and Bakery.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market, Philadelphia, PA. 2.8K likes. We are open, rain or shine or snow, every Saturday in the winter, 10am-2pm. Our market is great source of fresh, local food.
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4 hours ago

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is t...

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is tasked with protecting Earth from space-based pathogens and preventing the spread of our germs to the rest of the Universe. http://engt.co/2jIriyh

    How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space
    Biological contamination goes both ways, mind you. Just as important as keeping extraterrestrial organisms from reaching the surface (aka "backward contamination") is ensuring that our planetary probes carry as few microbial hitchhikers from Earth as possible ("forward contamination"). To that end, in 1958, the U.S.
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19 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's l...

    Dilworth Park
    DeckTheHall Light Show kickoff presented by Independence Blue Cross with 6abc Action News and Center City District!
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19 hours ago

The Print Center updated their cover photo.

    The Print Center
    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,395 likes · 107 talking about this · 444 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary...
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20 hours ago

Center City District added 2 new photos.

Join us and Independence Blue Cross now at #DilworthPark! #DeckTheHall #Wintergarden #DilworthPark #RothmanRink #RothmanCabin

    Center City District
    Center City District, Philadelphia, PA. 16K likes. Keeping Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive since 1991. CenterCityPhila.org
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21 hours ago

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger...

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) went extinct in the early 20th century after decades of hunting, habitat loss and other factors led to a rapid decline in population. http://theatln.tc/2jyE3vw

    What DNA Says About the Death-and Rebirth-of America's Most Common Bird
    The genome of the passenger pigeon complicates the story of its extinction-and the hopes for its resurrection.
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22 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

    Here's a Sneak Preview of City Hall's Awesome Holiday Light Show
    Center City is about to be lit for the holidays. 'Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: a fancy new light show will debut at City Hall.
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23 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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23 hours ago

The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten’s Final Show

The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what’s going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.

    The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten's Final Show
    The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what's going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.
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24 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm drinks will be available for purchase. The Museum will stay open an extra hour until 6:00PM, followed by a tree lighting in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden at 6:10PM. This event celebrates all religions and beliefs, and is open to all ages. Admission to this event is complimentary with your Museum Ticket.

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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25 hours ago

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take th...

Have family in town for Thanksgiving? Take the stress out of your visit to The Franklin Institute with our mobile app. http://bit.ly/tfi-app

    The Franklin Institute's Mobile Apps
    The Franklin Institute's Terracotta Warriors Augmented Reality App is available to download for your iPhone or Android™ device! Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor invites you to take a journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history: the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, First Emperor of China, buried in 210 BCE.
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26 hours ago

Only one week until we share the beauty of th...

Only one week until we share the beauty of the holidays with all of our friends around The Square!! Please join us Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square for our annual Holiday Lighting!! Please don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for CBS 3’s annual Toy Fest campaign.

    Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square
    Only one week until we share the beauty of the holidays with all of our friends around The Square!! Please join us Tuesday, November 28th at 5:00 PM in Rittenhouse Square for our annual Holiday...
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Philadelphia Theatre Company

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Philadelphia Theatre Company

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27 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    Dilworth Park
    A sneak peek at the #DeckTheHall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross! Starting tonight, City Hall will be bathed in color every single night through January 1! Produced by the Center City...
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27 hours ago

Police Arrest 2 Teens Following Violent Flash Mob Incidents In Center City

Police say two separate groups of juveniles became rowdy and violent on the 1700 block of Walnut Street on Saturday around 7 p.m.

    Police Arrest 2 Teens Following Violent Flash Mob Incidents In Center City
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Police have arrested at least two teenagers after violent flash mob incidents in Center City over the weekend. Police say two separate groups of juveniles became rowdy and violent on the 1700 block of Walnut Street on Saturday around 7 p.m.
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28 hours ago

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, w...

Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the field of astronomy was immense. He is particularly well known for observing and describing the expansion of the universe. He was honored by The Franklin Institute with the 1939 Franklin Medal. http://bit.ly/2foMJ0C IMAGE: Hubble Space Telescope | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who was born on this day in 1889, the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important devices for observing the universe. The impact Hubble made on the...
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44 hours ago

Teens Arrested in Flash Mob Attacks in Center City

Police say the ordeal began Saturday around 7 p.m. on the 1700 block of Walnut Street when two large groups of teens became disorderly. One group exited a club and attacked...

The owner of Lazaro’s Pizza, located on the 1700 block of South Street, also told NBC10 a group of teens rushed into his shop shortly before 8 p...

Cleavers Philadelphia, located on the 100 block of S. 18th Street, also closed early Saturday night, claiming there were “riots going on in Rittenhouse.”

    Teens Arrested in Flash Mob Attacks in Center City
    At least two teens were arrested while several people, including a SEPTA police officer, were attacked during flash mob incidents in Center City. Police say the ordeal began Saturday around 7 p.m. on the 1700 block of Walnut Street when two large groups of teens became disorderly.
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45 hours ago

Today, November 19, is International Men’s Da...

Today, November 19, is International Men’s Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women. This day aims to highlight health concerns that can affect men, and also aims to highlight certain social pressures that can negatively affect both men and boys. Check out InternationalMensDay.com for more information. This image is from a pop-up exhibit our Historical Medical Library hosted at last month’s Mischief at The Mütter event. This historical (not contemporary) pamphlet was distributed to boys with information about puberty, sexual health and more. How effectively have these issues been communicated to young men throughout history and today?

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Today, November 19, is International Men's Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women....
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45 hours ago

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, ...

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, engravings in Arabia are possibly be the oldest depictions of dogs known to archaeologists. http://bit.ly/2jBmlrj

    These may be the world's first images of dogs-and they're wearing leashes
    Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man's waist.
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46 hours ago

Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as large Philly crowds wreak havoc

The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said police, who provided few details Sunday.

    Police: One couple and a SEPTA officer assaulted as large Philly crowds wreak havoc
    Two large and disorderly crowds - one of them comprising more than 100 juveniles - caused pandemonium Saturday night near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, assaulting at least three people and committing a robbery, police said. The melee began around 7 p.m. Saturday on the 1700 block of Walnut Street and spread to nearby streets, said police, who provided few details Sunday.
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Enjoy a night among the stars at The Franklin Institute’s next Science After Hours going behind the scenes of your favorite movies and discovering the science of the cinema. http://bit.ly/2xGPEea

    Science After Hours: Hollywood
    The silver screen comes to life at the most glamorous Science After Hours of the year! Discover the secrets behind your favorite films, from the science...
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2 days ago

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past o...

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year’s event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904) | Running | 1883

    The Franklin Institute
    The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year's event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules...
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2 days ago

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