8 hours ago

Schuylkill Banks added 4 new photos.

Cruise to Bartram's Garden this Sunday and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science and education. See the city from a new perspective aboard Patriot Harbor Lines, LLC's mini-commuter yacht on your way to and from this National Historic Landmark. Don't forget to check out Bartram's Mile. After your tour, head to Parks on Tap for its last day on the Banks. Boat ticket info: https://bit.ly/2eq5EfF

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    Schuylkill Banks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4.5K likes. Schuylkill Banks is Philadelphia's newest riverfront destination, located on the east side of...
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8 hours ago

Great time of year for local produce, hope yo...

Great time of year for local produce, hope you're all able to enjoy the markets this weekend. Every Farm to City market is open rain or shine. Read the newsletter to see the complete list of weekly Farm to City markets.

    Great Time of Year for Local Produce!
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9 hours ago

Charon, Pluto’s largest known satellite, was ...

Charon, Pluto’s largest known satellite, was discovered on this day in 1978 by James W. Christy. Christy suggested the name “Charon” as a more scientific sounding version of his wife’s nickname, Char. Coincidentally, Charon is the name of a Greek mythological figure, the ferryman of the dead. In Greek mythology, Charon is closely associated with Hades, whom the Romans call “Pluto.” https://go.nasa.gov/2tJJ5Fo IMAGE: Charon Complexity | 2015 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Charon, Pluto's largest known satellite, was discovered on this day in 1978 by James W. Christy. Christy suggested the name "Charon" as a more scientific sounding version of his wife's nickname,...
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10 hours ago

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

    SEPTA considering bus network redesign with faster routes
    Facing rapidly declining ridership on its buses, SEPTA officials published a report Thursday outlining a way to overhaul the bus system and bring the riders back. The list includes ideas like allowing all-door boarding, spacing out stops, and cutting back on excess rush hour buses.
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12 hours ago

Calling all literary gamers! Join us for a sp...

Calling all literary gamers! Join us for a spirited evening of gaming fun on Thursday, June 28. https://rosenbach.org/events/literary-game-nights/

    Literary Game Nights at the Rosenbach
    The game is afoot at the Rosenbach! Join us for an evening of board games, card games, and role-playing games inspired by literary classics. Light refreshments will be provided, and seasoned game-masters will be on hand to guide new players.
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12 hours ago

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, ...

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, right? Let’s be loose, let’s really be ourselves by being someone else. I think Mr. Rogers is a space for permission of feeling.,” - John Jarboe Read more of the WHYY interview at the link below. You Can Never Go Down the Drain is now running through July 1.

    Philly cabaret artist offers neighborly homage to Mr. Rogers
    "When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name is Mitzi. She got to be old, and she died," confessed Fred Rogers in the 1970 "Death of a Goldfish" episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "When she died, I cried."
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14 hours ago

As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlant...

As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that forms the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland is one of the world’s most geologically active places with numerous volcanoes, geysers and other volcanic phenomena found throughout the dynamic landscape of the North Atlantic Island. In fact, Iceland is home to one of the world’s newest Islands, Surtsey, a volcanic island which first reached the surface of the ocean in 1963. http://bit.ly/2JIpTQJ IMAGE: Howell Williams | Surtsey Eruption | 1963 | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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    As a result of its location on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that forms the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, Iceland is one of the world's most geologically active places...
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14 hours ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!

All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~ June 22 – 24 ~ Pay-As-You-Go at Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th Street. The 4-day event features many varieties of barbecue eats, local DJs and live music, outdoor games and activities, a beer garden and more. ~ All American BBQ at Dilworth Park ~

...Aladdin At The Academy Of Music ~ June 22 – July 1 ~ Held at Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street. From the producers of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling...

...Pop Philly ~ June 22 – July 8 ~ 3 pm to 11 pm at the Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street. Enjoy an interactive pop-up exhibit that showcases the creative work of local artists! The...

...Center ~ June 23 ~ FREE – From 11 am to 5 pm at the Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad Street. Audiences of all ages are invited to explore “Fred,” the largest mechanical pipe organ in...

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Spruce Street Harbor Park & UNIVESTival ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the beer garden and the relaxing waterfront hangout. There will be a weekend-long...

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest ~ June 22 – September 3 ~ Held at the Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard. Enjoy the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with the giant Ferris wheel!) and...

...Cinema ~ June 22 – September 3 ~  FREE on every 1st Sunday. Held at the Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The exhibit explores the relationship between impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir and master filmmaker Jean...

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

PHS Pop-Up Garden ~ June 22 – until fall ~ Relax while enjoying food & beer at two different locations! South Street, 1438 South Street and University City Square, 36th & Filbert streets. ~ PHS Pop-Up Garden ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

Liberty Lands Market ~ June 23 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ June 23 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

40th Street Summer Series ~ June 23 ~ FREE - Starts at 6 pm at 40th and Walnut streets. Enjoy the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Dan Blacksberg’s Hot Klezmers. Guests can enjoy...

...Ale Festival ~ June 23 ~ From 7 pm to 10 pm at the Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Avenue. Enjoy craft beers from the Philly area and beyond, while enjoying live music, food truck...

...visitors to enjoy seating, public art, greenery and elevated city views! The area stretches from Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of...

...Broad and Noble streets, jumps up to the Reading Viaduct overhead and ends above the 1100 block of Callowhill Street. ~ The Rail Park Opening...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ All American BBQ Festival At Dilworth Park, Manayunk Arts Festival, Molestice Block Party, Juneteenth MusicFest and Parade, Philadelphia Irish American Festival and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ June 22 - 28 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
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17 hours ago

“If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you...

“If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing.” -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2tTiFkq #FranklinFriday IMAGE: James Earle Fraser (American, 1876-1953) | Benjamin Franklin Memorial | 1938 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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    "If you wou'd not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing." -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738...
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28 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

After gracing the skies above Philadelphia for just about 15 hours today, the Sun is now setting over the city of Philadelphia. We are providing a live look at the end of this longest span of daylight this year which began at 5:32 am and will come to a close at 8:32 pm. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

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    After gracing the skies above Philadelphia for just about 15 hours today, the Sun is now setting over the city of Philadelphia. We are providing a live look at the end of this longest span of...
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30 hours ago

Score Free Admission To 17 Philly Museums During July 4th Week, June 28-July 4

Where:The Rosenbach, 2008 Delancey Place

Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street

Where:One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street #5700

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Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue

Where:First Bank of the United States, 116 S. 3rd Street

Where:Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th Street

Where:Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

Where:The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street

    Score Free Admission To 17 Philly Museums During July 4th Week, June 28-July 4
    National Constitution Center | Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia Visit incredible cultural institutions for an unbeatable price during Wawa Welcome America... Philadelphia doesn't mess around when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, as the whole week leading up to Independence Day is packed with block parties, fireworks, live music and the chance to check out some of our best museums and attractions on the cheap.
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31 hours ago

In 1998, Koko, a gorilla that had been taught...

In 1998, Koko, a gorilla that had been taught to communicate through sign language, took to the internet in an online chatroom. This was first (and only) “inter-species” online chat ever conducted, and the results were: surprising. The Franklin Institute’s Chief Digital Officer Susan Poulton facilitated the event and tells her story, and, in memory of the extraordinary ape, provided the rare transcript for us to share. http://bit.ly/2KdxiuH Koko, who was born in 1971 and lived to be 46, passed away this week. http://bit.ly/2KdxiuH

    When Koko the Gorilla Chatted Online
    I woke up this morning and learned that Koko the gorilla had passed away peacefully in her sleep last night at the age of 46. Twenty years ago, I had the honor of producing the first ever inter-species online "live chat" with Koko and her caregiver Dr. Penny Patterson, part of a series of internet firsts we achieved at AOL (America Online).
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32 hours ago

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships is ...

Today, we are so happy to report that you all have responded so generously to our call to action-- keeping youth safe and engaged year-round! With the support and encouragement from friends like you, we have raised $14,930 as part of our efforts to serve youth in communities with the greatest needs! But there is still time to reach our goal! We only have $5,070 left to raise before June 30th! Are you ready to join our fight: https://mailchi.mp/779f43c2584e/asap-summer-no-vacation-for-education?e=[UNIQID] . www.phillyasap.org/donate #phillyASAP #ASAPChess👑 #ASAPdebate🗣️ #ASAPDrama🎭 #ASAPScrabble🔠 #afterschool #afterschoolworks

    ASAP Summer: No vacation for education!
    As the school year came to an end last week, ASAP shared the risks youth in Philadelphia face of experiencing summer learning loss. To combat the effects of summer learning loss, ASAP has set a goal of $20,000 to support summer learning opportunities such as the All-Girls Chess Camp and the Summer Debate Academy.
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33 hours ago

“Formerly puzzling telescope observations abo...

“Formerly puzzling telescope observations about real galaxies that raised questions about the standard dark matter hypothesis are being explained in the state-of-the-art facsimiles.” http://bit.ly/2JXfXCX

    The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It
    In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer. They aimed to create a proxy of the cosmos, a Cliffs Notes version in computer code that could run in months instead of giga-years, to serve as a laboratory for studying the real universe.
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34 hours ago

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the W...

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV

    The Wilma Theater
    John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV
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35 hours ago

Dilworth Park added 12 new photos — at Dilwor...

Activate your brand at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia! Imagine your product launch, sponsor tour, branded event at the center of Center City, adjacent to historic City Hall where approximately 35,000 visitors pass through each day. For more information on how to activate your brand email rentals@centercityphila.org or call 215-440-5507. Photo credit Mario Oliveto Photography

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    Dilworth Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 18,136 likes · 2,187 talking about this · 52,099 were here. Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is the...
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36 hours ago

Calling all pre-schoolers and their caregiver...

Calling all pre-schoolers and their caregivers! Join us for a Museum Adventure featuring stories, a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, and more. Thursday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. https://rosenbach.org/events/museum-adventure-at-the-rosenbach-10/

    Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach
    Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We'll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers' glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story.
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36 hours ago

Make Music Philly was live — attending an eve...

1 S 15th St

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    Make Music Philly was live - attending Live at Lunch: Matt Davis at Dilworth Park.
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36 hours ago

We're on a Mission to #SaveCHAD

We're on a Mission to #SaveCHAD

    CHADvocates... IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION! | Charter High School for Architecture + Design
    CHAD is the first charter high school for architecture and design in the nation.
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37 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Tooth of t...

First day of summer!

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    Tooth of the Lion Farm and Apothecary. 555 likes · 44 talking about this. Tooth of the Lion Apothecary is a small business focusing on bioregional,...
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37 hours ago

This Is Philly is at Dilworth Park.

Happy First Day of Summer, Philly!

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    Happy First Day of Summer, Philly!
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37 hours ago

“Across much of the United States, farmers’ m...

“Across much of the United States, farmers’ markets have reported a decrease in consumer participation over the last couple of years, resulting in a decrease in farm sales and income. In an attempt to understand and reverse this slump, a multi-state study is being undertaken. Follow this link to participate in the survey: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_72s6sR6z0cs4D1X"

    Online Survey | Built with Qualtrics Experience Management™
    Qualtrics makes sophisticated research simple and empowers users to capture customer, product, brand & employee experience insights in one place.
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37 hours ago

3 new restaurants to check out in Rittenhouse

37 S. 19th St.

115 S. 18th St.

1804 Chestnut St.

    3 new restaurants to check out in Rittenhouse
    Interested in discovering the newest restaurants to open in Rittenhouse? From fast-casual Korean fare to fresh Mediterranean cuisine, read on for a rundown of the newest spots to debut in this area of Philadelphia. Photo: koreana/Yelp Rittenhouse's Koreana is a fast-casual Korean fusion spot specializing in traditional bibimbap and in-house lunch specials.
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38 hours ago

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here...

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph’s label reads, “Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.” This photograph is available through NARA’s online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/30249284. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Parks Service and more? 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 Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. Shenandoah National Park Blue Ridge Mountains #MakeMusicDay #Music #ShenandoahNationalPark #NationalParks #NPS

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph's label reads, "Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National...
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39 hours ago

Happy summer! 15 ways to celebrate the solstice in Philly

Where: Corner of Race and Mole streets at 100 block of N. Mole St.

Where: Corner of Race and Mole streets at 100 block of N. Mole St.

Where: a.bar at 1737 Walnut St.

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Where: American Sardine Bar at 1800 Federal St.

Where: Parkway Central Library - 4th Floor Rooftop Terrace at 1901 Vine St.

Where: The Schmidt's Commons at 1001 N. 2nd St.

Where: Healing Arts Studio at 15 W. Highland Ave.

Where: Awbury Arboretum at the Francis Cope House at 1 Awbury Rd.

Where: Roots Philly Yoga at 466 N. 10th St.

Where: American Swedish Historical Museum at 1900 Pattison Ave.

Where: Private residence in Northern Liberties at 833 N. 5th St.

Where: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum at 8601 Lindbergh Blvd.

Where: Philadelphia Zoo at 3400 W. Girard Ave.

    Happy summer! 15 ways to celebrate the solstice in Philly
    This year, the summer solstice falls on Thursday, June 21, and Philly is ready to celebrate. There are peak sunshine festivities on the longest day of the year and throughout the weekend. The city is marking the cosmic event with music performances, glow in the dark meditation, maypole dancing, Reiki sessions, boozy snowcones, festivals, workshops and pop-up dinners.
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39 hours ago

Today is the June Solstice, which for us in t...

Today is the June Solstice, which for us in the Northern Hemisphere is the longest day of the year and the astronomical start of the summer season. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

    What Is a Solstice and What Is an Equinox (and Why Should I Care)?
    Astronomically, our planet's seasons change on four particular days each year, two solstices, one in June and one in December, and two equinoxes (one in March and one in September).
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40 hours ago

The Print Center added 2 new photos.

We Celebrate Naming the Zemel Family Gallery! #NewsLetter https://conta.cc/2JVGjcA

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    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,471 likes · 43 talking about this · 468 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of...
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42 hours ago

The Print Center posted 3 photos.

The Print Center announces the naming of the Zemel Family Gallery, made possible by a generous gift from Jay Zemel to our Centennial Fund. The Zemel Family Gallery is the first such named space in The Print Center's historic home and will be celebrated with a private launch event on June 23, 2018. * Jay's continued dedication to The Print Center honors our legacy as one of Philadelphia's most significant cultural assets. This gift to the Centennial Fund will inspire others to connect with our extraordinary history and ensure that our building, imbued with the spirit of a century of great exhibitions, remains a vital home for many more generations of art, artists and collectors. - Elizabeth Spungen, Executive Director * On view in the Zemel Family Gallery through August 4, 2018 is a solo show exhibition award winner from the 92nd ANNUAL: Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter | Installation view, Photo: Jaime Alvarez * The Print Center will close early on Saturday, June 23 for the Zemel Family Gallery Launch * #ThePrintCenter #ZemelFamilyGallery @ The Print Center

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    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,471 likes · 39 talking about this · 468 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of...
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43 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are staring off this Summer Solstice with a live look at Philadelphia as the sun rises on this longest day of the year in terms of daylight. In the city of brotherly love, the Sun will rise at 5:32 am and will set at 8:32 pm giving us just over 15 hours of daylight today. http://bit.ly/2ynBymy

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    Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are staring off this Summer Solstice with a live look at Philadelphia as the sun rises on this longest day of the year in terms of daylight. In the city of brotherly...
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2 days ago

Target Looking To Hire 100 Workers For New Northern Liberties Store

The job fair will be held June 21-23 at the Sonesta Philadelphia at 1800 Market St.

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The Northern Liberties store, located near 6th and Spring Garden at 456 N. 5th St., is set to open on Aug. 19.

The Northern Liberties store, located near 6th and Spring Garden at 456 N. 5th St., is set to open on Aug. 19.

    Target Looking To Hire 100 Workers For New Northern Liberties Store
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Target is holding a job fair on Thursday for their new Northern Liberties location. The company says they will be hiring roughly 100 team members. "We are excited to build a talented team of about 100 new team members who will help us serve the residents and visitors of Northern Liberties and surrounding neighborhoods.
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2 days ago

Mayor Kenney's schedule for June 21, 2018

Where: Shops at Liberty Place Rotunda, 1650 Market St, Philadelphia, PA.

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Where: Carpenters' Hall, 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA.

Where: 1001 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney's Public Schedule for Thursday
    10:00AM Mayor Kenney to Speak at the David McCullough Prize Announcement The Mayor will deliver remarks at this event to announce the Carpenters' Company establishment of the David McCullough Prize for Excellence in American Public History.
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2 days ago

Dilworth Park is at Dilworth Park.

The All American BBQ is here!

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    The All American BBQ is here!
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2 days ago

Schuylkill Banks added 4 new photos.

Many thanks to the volunteers from the CORE Finance Program within Comcast/NBCUniversal who came out today to pull 28 bags worth of weeds from the South to Christian trail segment!

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    Schuylkill Banks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4.5K likes. Schuylkill Banks is Philadelphia's newest riverfront destination, located on the east side of...
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2 days ago

Using the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Sq...

Using the Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Square as a starting point, we mapped out what the whole Solar System would look like at a Philly Scale. http://bit.ly/2JUezRj

    The Philly Solar System
    We all know that Earth is one of eight planets in the Solar System orbiting a star that we call the Sun, which is one of the more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
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2 days ago

Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness

133 S. 18th St., 3-6 p.m. weekdays.

...an “upcake.” Dixie Picnic started in Malvern (215 Lancaster) and last year branched out to 1306 Chestnut St.

Dizengoff (1625 Sansom St.) will open your world to the possibility that hummus can be an exciting meal for $11 or less. As the sibling of Zahav, it’s also an affordable way to taste one of our top chefs in Michael Solomonov.

...of getting to know Philly, though, my pick from her list is the Oyster House (1516 Sansom St.), where the buck-a-shuck oyster happy hours will introduce you to the last of...

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...has gone the pun route to name its simple but elegant BYOB Ngon Ngon at 615 S. Third St. in Queen Village. Pun? Ngon means “tasty.” Menu hits the basics (pho, salads, vermicelli bowls...

Cafe at 459 W. Butler Ave. features a huge variety of egg rolls, starting at breakfast, plus espresso.

Jake’s Sandwich Board’s last day at 122 S. 12th St. is Wednesday, June 20 as the changeover to Hatch & Coop – a chicken-and-egg specialist – is pegged to launch Monday, June 25.

Underground pub at 727 Walnut St. is closed, pending a rebranding as a restaurant called Sedition.

...s John’s Roast Pork, 14 E. Snyder Ave.), hoagies (Pastificio Deli is my pick, 1528 Packer Ave.), and classic Italian red gravy cuisine...

Try Mr. Joe’s Café (1514 S. Eighth St.) for that throwback Italian luncheonette feeling, with the sweet bonus of a cannoli from Termini’s Bakery across the street.

...while there are lots of upscale restaurants there, the fantastic British meat pies at Stargazy (1838 E. Passyunk Ave.) are one of the city’s best values. I also love the authentic Malaysian flavors...

...love the authentic Malaysian flavors of skewered meats grilled over coconut charcoal at Saté Kampar (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) Bop across to the west side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian...

...side of Broad Street for another taste of Southeast Asian flavors at Indonesian standby Hardena (1754 S. Hicks St....

...you’ll also want to know. The Fishtown branch of Asian fusion-minded Cheu Noodles (1416 Frankford Ave.) is one of the most creative quality meals you can get for $15 or less...

Just up the street, check out beautiful Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.), the Lebanese café and restaurant I’m reviewing this weekend. The lunch menu, in particular...

Center City has good values, too. Kanella Grill (1001 Spruce St.) consistently serves one of the best flavor-to-dollar quotients around, with Cypriot cooking that...

    Let's Eat: Life, Libertine and the pursuit of happiness
    The chef who helped create the Manayunk dining scene a quarter-century ago is back in business, and he's moved to Center City. Also this week: word of tasty Vietnamese cooking in Queen Village, a solid Mexican cantina in Montco, and an easy-on-the-wallet lunch spot with locations in Center City and Malvern.
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2 days ago

Hummus Republic brings fast-casual Mediterranean fare to Center City

A new fast-casual Mediterranean spot, offering salads and more, has opened up shop in Center City. Called Hummus Republic, the fresh arrival is located at 115 S. 18th St. With locations in six states, this is the California-based restaurant group's first outpost in Pennsylvania.

    Hummus Republic brings fast-casual Mediterranean fare to Center City
    A new fast-casual Mediterranean spot, offering salads and more, has opened up shop in Center City. Called Hummus Republic, the fresh arrival is located at 115 S. 18th St. With locations in six states, this is the California-based restaurant group's first outpost in Pennsylvania.
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2 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 7 new photo...

A few highlights from the Facebook feeds of the farmers and food artisans coming to the market. Hope you're following them all on social media. Like their pages or follow them on Instagram and every day it's a colorful and mouth-watering feed.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    Farmers Market in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. People talk about fresh fish, heirloom tomato sauce and apple pies. See reviews and recommendations.
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2 days ago

Home to many of the world’s tallest, oldest a...

Home to many of the world’s tallest, oldest and largest trees, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park recently reopened after a nearly three year restoration project that was designed to better limit the impact humans have on the endangered trees. http://bit.ly/2JWm0HP IMAGE: Al Golub | New trail and boardwalk in Mariposa Grove after restoration | 2018 | National Park Service

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    Home to many of the world's tallest, oldest and largest trees, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park recently reopened after a nearly three year...
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2 days ago

Philadelphia (Film)

Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

One Liberty Place, 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia.

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Additional filming locations included 1218 Arch Street (now the Center for Architecture) for the movie’s Action AIDS Center and 1901 Chestnut Street for Joe Miller’s office.

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    As a form of cinematic activism, Philadelphia (1993) attempted to reform the public understanding of AIDS in a time when ignorance and fear of the disease fueled prejudice and hate. The film is not merely set in the city of its title, but in a large part, the people of Philadelphia performed it.
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The Franklin Institute added 4 new photos.

The Franklin Institute is one of the Delaware Valley’s most unique wedding venues and each year about 40 couples will say ‘I do’ in locations throughout the museum including the historic Fels Planetarium, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Giant Heart and even on our roof overlooking Philadelphia. http://bit.ly/21WH8it

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    The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rated 4.5 of 5, check 10,500 Reviews of The Franklin Institute, Science Museum
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Celebrate #PrideMonth with #AKidLikeJake at t...

Celebrate #PrideMonth with #AKidLikeJake at the #Prince Theater! The movie navigates an emotional and ethical minefield for two parents who's top priority is their “gender expansive” child, Jake. Tickets and Showtimes: http://filmadelphia.org/events/a-kid-like-jake/

    A KID LIKE JAKE in the Prince Theater Black Box - Tickets on Sale
    SILAS HOWARD | USA | 2018 | 87 MIN | NR Brooklyn parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative-and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans.
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Center City District shared The Architect's N...

    Philadelphia cuts the ribbon on its own "High Line" park
    After years of planning and handwringing over fundraising, the first phase of Philadelphia's own " High Line," the transformation of the Reading Viaduct rail line, was opened to the public last Thursday. Although the Rail Park 's first spur is only a quarter mile long, the rail line will be twice as long and wide as New York's High Line when fully built out.
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#OTD in 1794 Declaration of Independence signer Richard Henry Lee died in his home in Chantilly, Va. In this autograph letter dated [May] 4, 1778 to John Page of Williamsburg, Va Lee expresses concerns about the states’ recent treaty with France and its possible effects on Britain’s policy toward them. [Rosenbach AMs 776/13] Our copy of the first Rhode Island printing of the Declaration of Independence will be on view for our WAWA Welcome America open house on Saturday, June 30.

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In case you’ve ever wondered what a narwhal s...

In case you’ve ever wondered what a narwhal sounds like, researchers in Greenland now have the answer. https://nyti.ms/2JHMa0K

    Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science
    As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of toothed whales. You'd think that narwhals couldn't be more enchanting. These elusive, ice-dodging, deep-diving whales have 10-foot snaggletoothed tusks, and they see with sound.
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Last Call: Be sure to submit your application...

Last Call: Be sure to submit your application for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Project Stream. The 2018-19 Project Stream applications are due TOMORROW June 20, 2018. See below for full Eligibility and Guidelines. https://philaculture.org/projectstream?utm_campaign=grants&utm_medium=email&utm_source=culturewire

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    Any individual artist, nonprofit, or fiscally-sponsored organization in the 5-county Philadelphia region is invited to apply for a Project Stream grant for up to $2,500 in funding for an arts-specific project. Funded by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and administered through the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Project Stream makes competitive grants for innovative, community-based arts projects in any genre, including performances, exhibitions, readings and more.
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Center City District shared a link.

    SEPTA shows off new look for City Hall transit center
    SEPTA introduced Tuesday the first stage of its multiyear, multimillion dollar project to remake the tunnels beneath Center City into a more attractive pedestrian concourse through the heart of Philadelphia. "SEPTA long saw the potential to transform these corridors into a place with a clear and welcoming identity," said Jeff Knueppel, the transit agency's general manager.
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For the second year in a row, the Free Librar...

For the second year in a row, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer of Wonder summer reading initiative is teaming up with us to offer free admission for families to the museum! Learn more: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/3371

    Blog: Journey Around the World at the Rosenbach This Summer!
    For the second year in a row, Summer of Wonder is teaming up with the Rosenbach to offer free admission for families to the museum! Once you step through the museum's stately front doors, you'll find a house filled with wacky and wonderful things that will delight and enchant the entire family.
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The Franklin Institute is asking for donation...

Automata, including the Automaton of Henri Maillardet that is on view in our “Amazing Machine’ exhibit, demonstrate mankind's efforts to imitate life by mechanical means—and are fascinating examples of the intersection of art and science. http://bit.ly/2nwStJp IMAGE: Henri Maillardet (Swiss, 1745-1830) | The Automaton of Henri Maillardet | ca. 1810 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

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    Automata, including the Automaton of Henri Maillardet that is on view in our "Amazing Machine' exhibit, demonstrate mankind's efforts to imitate life by mechanical means-and are fascinating examples...
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LAST CALL for tickets to the Young Friends Ba...

LAST CALL for tickets to the Young Friends Ball on the Square this Friday 7:30pm on Rittenhouse Square. Don't miss this incredible evening filled with dining, dancing, and celebrating the Square!

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    LAST CALL for tickets to the Young Friends Ball on the Square this Friday 7:30pm on Rittenhouse Square. Don't miss this incredible evening filled with dining, dancing, and celebrating the Square!
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