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Thinking about warm weather fun ☀️ like the Blue Cross Broad Street Run? Skip the lottery and run with our team of 🌳Park Champions🏆 raising funds for trail improvements in Fairmount Park! Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2BaE63R
4 hours ago
Attention educators, administrators, and interested neighborhood groups! Keep Philadelphia Beautiful offers Litter & Environmental Education programming, and requesting a presentation is easy. Head to their website to read more, or visit this link http://bit.ly/2D8fQlo to apply directly.
6 hours ago
We ❤️ this photo of the Barnes building by @anabaezs––just one of many winter wonderland scenes on the Parkway! Have snaps like this to share? Enter the My Parkway Photo contest for a chance to win cash prizes plus a 2-night stay at The Logan - Philadelphia's Hotel. Open to all Instagram users worldwide! 1 winner picked every season + 1 grand prize winner at the end of the contest. Just follow Parkway Museums District on Instagram and tag your snaps #parkway100 and #myparkwayinwinter by Feb. 1. Go to www.parkway100.org/my-parkway-photo-contest/ for more details.
6 hours ago
Just Announced! ✨ WXPN welcomes The Decemberists with special guest M.Ward to the Mann on June 7th in support of their new album 'I’ll Be Your Girl'. Tickets go on sale this Fri 1/19 @ 10AM.
7 hours ago
Francisville Neighborhood Community Meeting Notice
7 hours ago
Just Announced! Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and The Head and The Heart co-headline the Skyline Stage @ the Mann on June 6th. Tickets go on sale next Friday, January 26th @ 10AM 🎶
8 hours ago
Please note that tonight's community meeting about the Discovery Center has been cancelled due to heating issues. Stay tuned here or follow The Discovery Center for updates about the next meeting.
9 hours ago
Flashback Wednesday. This is when she was just an apprentice. Now she's running the brewhouse and just brewed another iteration of 'Phoebe', a biere de garde flavored with cracked pepper and orange peel.
10 hours ago
ATTN BUSINESSES: Don't miss tonight's GAMBA Happy Hour at Bar Hygge. Great discussion + great drinks = a great time. Hope to see you there!
11 hours ago
TEACHERS, looking to plan an unforgettable field trip in 2018? General one-hour gallery programs are available to K–12 students from all school districts and educational settings. We tailor lessons to meet the needs, abilities, and grade level of each group. Gallery lessons run October–June. Price is only $5 per person, including chaperones. District of Philadelphia schools can visit free of charge—bus transportation included! Learn more and schedule your visit: www.barnesfoundation.org/teachers
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A perfect little heart on my latte! I ❤️ you, too, OCF!!
30 hours ago
Our Executive Director, Jamie Gauthier, was appointed by Mayor Kenney to help select Philadelphia's new school board.
31 hours ago
Seasonal Job Recruitment Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 10am – 4pm Join us to learn more about Smith’s open positions in Visitor Services and Visitor Programs. Candidates are required to bring a printed resume to be considered for employment. RSVP by Monday, January 29 to Shasmin Lewis: email@example.com 215-765-4325 x100
32 hours ago
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Is your child turning 5 on, or before, September 1st, 2018? Registration for 2018-2019 began today January 16, 2018 and goes through May 31, 2018! To enroll your child at Bache-Martin you must bring the following information to the Main Office: -Child's name -Parent/Guardian ID (Current Driver’s License/ Non-Driver’s License, Federal, State or Municipal employment photo identification, or Passport) -Child's current immunization record -ONE Document verifying child's birth date** -TWO proofs of residency** The main office will be available for enrollment Monday through Thursday from 9-11:30am. Other times available by appointment; please call the main office at (215) 684-5074 to speak to Ms. Sue. If you know you will be registering, the school asks that you do so as soon as possible so we can plan for out of catchment transfers. For more information, and document options for birth date and residency, visit us at http://thepowerofbachemartin.com/open-houses, or visit the school district's website at https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/services/kindergarten-registration/
32 hours ago
Join us at the Philadelphia Free School to hear Dr. Peter Gray speak on: "Learning Through Play: How Children's Natural Curiosity, Playfulness, and Sociability Serve Their Education" Learn how children's instincts to explore, play, and bond with others provide the natural foundation for education and the conditions in which these instincts seem to operate best. Free and open to the public, childcare is available. RSVP required. Details: A Conversation with Peter Gray, PhD
33 hours ago
The Discovery Center invites you to their first community meeting to hear about the ways you can get involved with this exciting natural area reopening in the fall!
35 hours ago
#BARNESMEMBERS already get unlimited visits, all year, all for FREE––but we think there’s no such thing as having too much access to art! So we’ve curated a whole lineup of FREE WEEKLY one-hour collection tours just for members. Led by Barnes docents, these tours give an in-depth look into individual artists, artist relationships, and themes. Here’s what’s on in member tours this month: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/members
2 days ago
To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmountsoccer.org/
2 days ago
Learning to Write and Draw | ZERO TO THREE For very young children, there are four stages of drawing and writing that you may see as your child grows from 15 months to 3 years old. By offering repeated fun experiences with a variety of art and writing materials, you will see forward progress over time. #earlychildhood #learningthroughplay #playmatters #parenting https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/305-learning-to-write-and-draw
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Today, we honor dreams of freedom and equality that civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. built with the work of Horace Pippin, a self-taught artist and soldier who fought to make the world a freer place. During the First World War, Pippin served in the 15th New York Infantry and as a corporal in the 369th Colored Infantry, which the Germans called the “Hellfighters.” He said that the war “brought out all of the art” in him. Pippin kept illustrated journals of his experiences in the trenches and also produced peaceful scenes like this tranquil family setting found in room 12 of our galleries. Horace Pippin. Supper Time, c. 1940.
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On this day, we honor Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy. If you would like to join a Day of Service event, here are some child friendly activities in our neighborhood, or close by: *** Philadelphia Museum of Art - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service*** 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Free after Pay What You Wish admission) Honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with community service at the Museum. Artmaking for MANNA 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Great Stair Hall MANNA will collect your artwork to distribute with the meals they deliver to those in need. Conversation of Kings: Strength to Love, a Call to Action 11:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. South Terrace Conference Rooms A & B Dive deeper into the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a youth-focused conversation on how his legacy can inspire today’s social movements. Presented in collaboration with NewCORE. http://www.philamuseum.org/calendar?id=15&et=39&dt=January_2018#16290 *** Saint Francis Xavier School - MLK Day of Service*** 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Our neighbors at St. Francis Xavier will be having a full day of child-friendly events. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Card making and crafts The cards will be for shut-ins in the neighborhood. You can donate blank cards and stick on foam letters/decorations. Snack and sock rolls making These rolls will be donated to local homeless shelters. They're looking for sock and snack bar donations Shredding truck event 8-10am. A $10/bag donation is requested. They will also have readings about MLK, and a bake sale for their school. *** Greensgrow Farms*** January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm A Plant for Every Home! With your help, we can improve air quality in Philadelphia homes by distributing small air cleaning houseplants. Volunteers are needed to up-pot plant plugs into up-cycled containers as well as decorate pots. We are partnering with local arts educator Kelsie Lilly to help us design and decorate the recycled pots to make them beautiful for recipients homes. http://www.greensgrow.org/event/mlk-day-service-project-plant-every-home/ AND for more events through our region go to Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College (there are some teen-friendly events there!) http://mlkdayofservice.org/volunteer-girard/
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“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr. Thanks to Curbed Philly for creating this excellent list of 40 ways to make Philly a better place (which includes volunteering at your local park!).