4 hours ago

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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    MAKE SAFE PERMIT- PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF REAR PORTION (1 STORY) AND STABILIZE WALL OF EXISTING BUILDING AS PER DEMOLITION PLAN TO RESOLVE CASE #607841. A SEPARATE PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ANY ADDITIONAL ALTERATIONS THAT ARE NOT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED ON CASE #607841. NO OTHER WORK ON THIS PERMIT. CALL THE INSPECTOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF WORK.. NO RECONSTRUCTION ON THIS PERMIT. STREETS DEPARTMENT APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR ANY WORK IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY

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10 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 But that impression is untrue and outdated.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

10 hours ago

Our latest post comes from guest blogger and ...

Our latest post comes from guest blogger and photographer, Terrance Snap Shot Anderson, about his experience at last month's community event at Hatfield House.

    Hatfield House: Let the neighborhood speak - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    On December 8, 2017, artists, community leaders, and neighbors came together at the Hatfield House, located at 33rd and Girard, to have a much needed Q&A about the Strawberry Mansion community and the many changes that have been occurring in the area.
    https://myphillypark.org

11 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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11 hours ago

You're Invited to an Open House with BalletX,...

You're Invited to an Open House with BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet, Jan. 22 or 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Performance Garage! Join BalletX to meet choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie and the company's ten dancers, and receive a special offer after the rehearsal. To learn more and RSVP, go to: www.balletx.org/a-sopenhouse Attend an open rehearsal and receive a voucher for a $5 ticket to our spring series.

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    You're Invited to an Open House with BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet, Jan. 22 or 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Performance Garage! Join BalletX to meet choreographer Darrell Grand...
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12 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.
    http://www.myajc.com

13 hours ago

We're nearly finished with our 20 Years, 20 S...

We're nearly finished with our 20 Years, 20 Stories series, but not before we check in with Mariposa Food Co-op. Check out how the cooperatively owned grocery has stayed in business for 45 years, what are some of the staff members' favorite items, and learn more about Mariposa's evolution from operating out of basements to their popular Baltimore Avenue store.

    Mariposa: The Little Co-op that Could
    A recent frigid morning didn't stop shoppers from making their way into Mariposa Co-op. The cooperative grocery store fills the building at 4824 Baltimore Avenue to bursting with farm-fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, bulk grains, nuts and pasta, high-quality meats and cheeses, and much more.
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13 hours ago

"It's going to be a hectic few weeks.” http:...

"It's going to be a hectic few weeks.” http://philadelphiafreepress.com/statelevel-collaboration-is-next-step-for-philadelphias-amazon-hq-bid-p7087-115.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

13 hours ago

Cocktail of the week is our Iced Mexican Hot ...

Cocktail of the week is our Iced Mexican Hot Chocolate with Espolon Tequila - cool and refreshing on the outside, makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. #espolontequila #barhygge #phillycocktails

    Bar Hygge
    Cocktail of the week is our Iced Mexican Hot Chocolate with Espolon Tequila - cool and refreshing on the outside, makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. #espolontequila #barhygge #phillycocktails
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14 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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14 hours ago

University City District shared Greensgrow We...

Help Greensgrow West get ready for spring + enjoy breakfast and lunch for helping!

    Volunteer Day at Greensgrow West
    Registration required. Join the team at Greensgrow West as we prepare for Opening Day. We need your help with seasonal clean up, set up and maintenance...
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15 hours ago

the Mann is... music for everyone. Every seas...

the Mann is... music for everyone. Every season, we strive to bring you world-class performances and this year is no exception. Stay tuned as we continue to announce our exciting 2018 season! 🎶

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    the Mann is... music for everyone. Every season, we strive to bring you world-class performances and this year is no exception. Stay tuned as we continue to announce our exciting 2018 season! 🎶
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16 hours ago

Thanks to everyone who attended the Artists' ...

Thanks to everyone who attended the Artists' Talk for our exhibition "An Exemplar Model" this past Sunday. If missed it, you can still hear Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson talk about their work here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnIeL6MC0TY

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Thanks to everyone who attended the Artists' Talk for our exhibition "An Exemplar Model" this past Sunday. If missed it, you can still hear Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson talk...
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16 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

17 hours ago

ICYMI: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Societ...

ICYMI: The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) have joined forces to create the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition. http://ucreview.com/philadelphias-animal-welfare-leaders-announce-philadelphia-nokill-coaliti-p7631-1.htm

    Philadelphia's Animal Welfare leaders announce Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

17 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.
    http://lancasteronline.com

17 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

18 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

18 hours ago

There is still time to see the works of Alysa...

There is still time to see the works of Alysa Bennett, Meghan Cox, Mary Powers Holt, Jacob Lunderby and Nancy Neill! All on view through Saturday, January 20.

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    There is still time to see the works of Alysa Bennett, Meghan Cox, Mary Powers Holt, Jacob Lunderby and Nancy Neill! All on view through Saturday, January 20.
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18 hours ago

We are proud of our Executive Director, Jamie...

We are proud of our Executive Director, Jamie Gauthier, who was appointed by Mayor Kenney to serve on the nominating panel for Philadelphia's new school board!

    Kenney names nominating panel for new Philly school board
    Philadelphia's new Board of Education started to take shape Tuesday with the naming of a 13-member nominating committee, the latest step toward re-establishing local control of city schools. The board would replace the School Reform Commission that has voted to dissolve itself.
    https://whyy.org

19 hours ago

Philadelphia has made the shortlist of cities...

Philadelphia has made the shortlist of cities Amazon is considering for their second headquarters, and two of Philly's proposed locations are in University City.

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

19 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

19 hours ago

Greenfield Home and School Association added ...

Don’t miss Greenfield's Third Graders on stage at BalletX’s annual Dance eXchange performances at Prince Theater February 21, with special appearance by BalletX dancers! Learn about Dance eXchange here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bYpbTXREs0&feature=youtu.be

    Greenfield Dance eXchange Performance
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20 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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20 hours ago

#Iresolve to give #Renoir a chance. Revered o...

#Iresolve to give #Renoir a chance. Revered or reviled? Regardless of how you feel about Renoir, you’re in for a lively discussion! Join us for the 4-session class “Renoir: A Painter’s Painter” led by accomplished painter, printmaker, and author Bill Scott, who will offer his personal reflection on why Renoir resonates so deeply with painters. Discover why many contemporary artists still find themselves gravitating to Renoir as a source of inspiration, marveling over his ever imaginative use of color. Starts Monday, Feb. 26. Register: barnesfoundation.org/classes/renoir-a-painters-painter 🎨 Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Composition, Five Bathers (Composition, cinq baigneuses), c. 1918.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Iresolve to give #Renoir a chance. Revered or reviled? Regardless of how you feel about Renoir, you're in for a lively discussion! Join us for the 4-session class "Renoir: A Painter's Painter" led...
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20 hours ago

Restaurant Week, Marigold Kitchen's winter me...

Restaurant Week, Marigold Kitchen's winter menu and Eagles Championship specials. http://ucreview.com/philly-dines-out-a-minimenu-of-the-philly-restaurant-scene-p7628-145.htm

    Philly Dines Out: a mini-menu of the Philly restaurant scene
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

20 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

21 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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21 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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22 hours ago

CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz is wi...

Come see ComedySportz this Saturday January 20th at 10pm. It's National Cheese Lover's Day. Don't BRIE all (PROVO)LONE, hang with us and have a GOUDA time! #NationalCheeseLoversDay (One too many puns, right?) www.CSzTix.com

    CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz
    Come see ComedySportz this Saturday January 20th at 10pm. It's National Cheese Lover's Day. Don't BRIE all (PROVO)LONE, hang with us and have a GOUDA time! #NationalCheeseLoversDay (One too many...
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz added...

Volunteer Player - 1/7/2018 at 2:00pm

    CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz
    CSz Philadelphia is proud to present The ComedySportz Minor League Matinee! Every Sunday afternoon @ 2PM, two teams, The Philadelphia 676ers and The New Jersey Pine Barons battle for the laughs of...
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Aaron Mott posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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Thinking about warm weather fun ☀️ like the B...

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

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    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...
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