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Jonathan Biss and friends play for a good cause

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust St. Donations of $20+, $10+ for students/seniors, collected at the door. The concert benefits Saint Mark’s Church Food Cupboard. 678-447-1000, www.musicforfood.net.

    Jonathan Biss and friends play for a good cause
    Another concert in spring will raise funds to ease food insecurity. - Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

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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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Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Food & Fer...

Congratulations, Food & Food & Ferments!

    Food & Ferments
    🍾🍾🏅🎖🏆🎈What a night, what an honor! Thank you Good Food Awards. Our Hearts On Fire Kraut got the nod! It was a beautiful night meeting with fellow fermenters and food makers, celebrating the amazing...
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31 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 15 new phot...

Happy Saturday! Market Open 10am-2pm! See You Soon! ✨👨‍🌾✨

    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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IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ...

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate linework of Janet Towbin’s etchings to Lois Lane’s bold and graphic woodcut, there is sure to be something you love. Come in to see our full selection. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. Image: Janet Towbin, Swirls, 2005, Etching, 19 ¾” x 26 ¾” framed, Edition of 10. Regularly $550, in January this framed print is available for $495.

    The Print Center
    IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate...
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Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important medita...

Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important meditation on white culture and isolation". Come see The Sabbatical tonight! Or tomorrow!

    The Sabbatical- Bright Metal
    The Take Away Skilled Performances Simple, effective and cohesive design Important meditation on white culture and isolation In Our Pockets Cara A weird thing to take out of my pockets is that I am a member of a church that has an interim pastor right now, so the plot was strangely relevant to me....
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2 days ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

Feeling inspired by our newest exhibit, Woven Strands? Limited spots in our February 24 hair art workshop open up Monday, January 22 at 9am. Be ready—the last workshop sold out in four minutes!

    Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Karen Bachmann (February)
    Due to the popularity of the April workshop, a second date has been added! In support of our newest exhibition Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair...
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2 days ago

Explore Today's Cheapest Rentals In Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia

Listed at $1,095 / month, this 700-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom single-family home, located at 713 S 19th St., is 21.8 percent less than the $1,400 / month median rent for a 1-bedroom in Graduate Hospital.

Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom single-family home at 912 S 16th St., which, at 1,920 square feet, is going for $1,200 / month. In the unit...

...there's this 2,655-square-foot townhouse with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom at 1611 Christian St., listed at $1,395 / month. In the first-floor unit, look for air conditioning, hardwood...

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This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 749 S 23rd St., is listed for $1,200 / month. In the unit, which comes furnished, you're promised...

Listed at $1,395 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom address is located at 2209 Carpenter St. In the unit, anticipate central heating, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring and granite counter tops...

    Explore Today's Cheapest Rentals In Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
    Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, there are deals to be had. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Graduate Hospital look like these days--and what might you get for the price?
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2 days ago

The Rosenbach shared Free Library of Philadel...

Edward G Pettit, the manager of Public Programs at the Rosenbach, talking about our Frankenstein & Dracula exhibition, open until Feb 11.

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    What better place to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein than here at The Rosenbach?! Come see the exhibition through February 11!
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2 days ago

Fuel Your New Year’s Resolutions at These Philly Eateries

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    Fuel Your New Year's Resolutions at These Philly Eateries | Philly PR Girl
    Fact: the majority of people we know make a "health" resolution every year. Though let's be honest... the majority of us have a hard time staying on track throughout the year. We feel ya. That's why we rounded up a list of best Philly eateries to go when life gets
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2 days ago

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We hon...

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We honor him with a close-up of one of his famously macabre but surprisingly humorous tales--which you can see for yourself on view in FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA!

    Unwrapping Poe's Mummy
    When we think of Edgar Allan Poe, we think of his horror tales. His face is the icon of macabre fiction. And so when we see that he once wrote a tale about a mummy, we expect the full panoply of ...
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2 days ago

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the...

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our one-night-only screening of NOSFERATU with organ accompaniment! https://rosenbach.org/events/nosferatu/

    The Rosenbach
    This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our...
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2 days ago

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologis...

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations: https://rosenbach.org/events/in-conversation-with-the-rosenbach-its-alive/

    The Rosenbach
    A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations:...
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2 days ago

Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for...

Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for our winter general meeting. General meetings take place on a quarterly basis and are open to anyone wishing to learn more about FoCA, HSA, and the school. Kids are welcome and pizza will be provided!

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for our winter general meeting. General meetings take place on a quarterly basis and are open to anyone wishing to learn more about FoCA, HSA, and the...
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2 days 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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2 days 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.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

2 days 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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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

2 days 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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3 days ago

New Bar 'Keen Philly' Now Open In Rittenhouse

There's a brand-new bar in town. The fresh addition to Rittenhouse, called Keen Philly, is located at 1708 Lombard St.

    New Bar 'Keen Philly' Now Open In Rittenhouse
    There's a brand-new bar in town. The fresh addition to Rittenhouse, called Keen Philly, is located at 1708 Lombard St. This new spot--run by husband and wife team, Chris and Caitlin Rorer--features an eclectic pub fare-style menu with starters, burgers, entrees and homestyle sides.
    http://6abc.com

3 days 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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3 days 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

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