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I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jes...

I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy…Where by your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Happy Birthday Shakespeare! This famous scene from Hamlet dates from 1603. The two skeletons depicted here are from 1543 and 1560, respectively. The left is from Vesalius, and the right from Valverde de Amusco. All three are examples of reflection on mortality, known as Memento Mori.

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...Where by your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Happy Birthday Shakespeare! This famous scene from Hamlet dates from 1603....
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"What an opportunity for a travel writer! Tha...

"What an opportunity for a travel writer! That’s what I thought as I chatted up the Ireland people and the leper colony Molokai people." - Thom Nickels http://philadelphiafreepress.com/city-safari-my-safari-to-the-pa-convention-center-p7253-1.htm

    City Safari: My Safari to the PA Convention Center
    As an occasional travel writer, when I heard that the Philadelphia Travel and Adventure show was going to be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, I put on my safari hat and headed into Center City. The Convention Center floor was filled with information booths from many world destinations.
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Check out what we have going on this week

Check out what we have going on this week

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week
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23 hours ago

Looking forward to seeing you all at Saxbys t...

Looking forward to seeing you all at Saxbys today for our final Soup Brunch of the school year! 11-1 2300 Chestnut St Coffee • Sweet treat • Cider • Soup All to support 3 Philly teachers! See you there!

    PhilaSoup
    Looking forward to seeing you all at Saxbys today for our final Soup Brunch of the school year! 11-1 2300 Chestnut St Coffee * Sweet treat * Cider * Soup All to support 3 Philly teachers! See you...
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24 hours ago

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on C...

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on CBS Sunday Morning today? Watch it again online below, then learn more and donate to the program through gravegardeners.org. 🌷🌱🌷

    Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers
    "How Does Your Garden Grow" is the question posed by an age-old nursery rhyme. Tony Dokoupil has our most unusual answer: Every great summer garden really begins in the winter, with a ritual of seeds and shovels. But these gardeners -- volunteers at The Woodlands, a 54-acre oasis in West Philadelphia, have an extra challenge each year.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

27 hours ago

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grav...

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grave Gardeners at approximately 9:23am on NATIONAL TV!! Want to help the program grow? Learn how here: https://www.gravegardeners.org/

    Grave Gardeners
    Information about The Grave Gardeners, a program of The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation in Philadelphia, PA. A group of volunteer gardeners who plant victorian-era gardens in cradle graves at the National Historic Landmark Cemetery.
    https://www.gravegardeners.org

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SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more informa...

SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*
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45 hours ago

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's f...

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

46 hours ago

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Ga...

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Garden Talk: HIDDEN HUNGER & THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY GARDENS and enjoy light healthy refreshments.


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The Print Center added 5 new photos.

If you missed out on The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1 we still have publications available! The beautifully crafted book was published by L'Artiere (Bentivoglio, Italy) in an edition of 700. The 64 pages contain 27 tritone black and white plates reproduced at the 10" x 8" size of Modica's original platinum/palladium contact prints. The luxe black cover is printed with silver ink. The book is available for $72. For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 or visit our website for details and press links. https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


2 days ago

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From ...

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From The Woodlands Archives. Listen and give feedback to students from Villanova University, and help inform future programs at The Woodlands. (Link to podcasts in event).

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Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Shellbark ...

So cool to see the photos from Shellbark Hollow farm, our favorite goat cheese in the world. Beautiful farm, Pete and Jeanne!


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Our special dedication ceremony for the new p...

Our special dedication ceremony for the new plaque honoring the USCT is Saturday April 21 at 11am, at Philadelphia National Ceremony. It's free and all are welcome!

    New Civil War Memorial To Be Unveiled in Philadelphia
    The Mütter Museum is co-sponsoring the dedication ceremony of the interpretive sign as the latest in a series of annual events commemorating the medical dimension of the Civil War. These events augment the exhibition, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia.
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2 days ago

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April ...

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications...
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2 days ago

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first ...

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first major herbal printed in French. Our Historical Medical Library has a 3rd edition copy, from 1498: http://ow.ly/C8kf30jAXer


2 days ago

The Print Center added 4 new photos.

Thank you for coming out to The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1! Congratulations Andrea Modica, and thank you for the beautiful publication that explores the Philadelphia tradition of the Mummers through portraits. Also we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our co-sponsor Photography Program at Drexel University for their support! The images are from Thursday, April 19, 2018, the evening of the book launch, enjoy! The first image is Andrea Modica posing with Ross, who is pictured in the book spread they are holding up! https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


2 days ago

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIG...

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIGHT is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

2 days ago

Schuylkill Banks added 3 new photos.

These green shirts (and the PECO employees wearing them) really brightened up a dreary Thursday. Thanks for your hard work and ongoing support of the trail, PECO!

2 days ago

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate ...

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the newest Schuylkill River Trail segment #onthecircuit this morning!


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In The News! The Print Center is pleased to ...

In The News! The Print Center is pleased to have launched renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1. Thank you Peter Crimmins for this piece and interview. Congratulations Andrea Modica!

    Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches
    Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing "January 1," a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. It features formal, black and white portraits of wenches taken on Two Street immediately after the annual New Year's Day parade.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading...

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading love heading into weekend. Love Now Media has a special exhibition at The Colored Girls Museum, "Urgent Care A Social Care Experience Part Two" opens this Sunday. Gather your friends + family tours are available are every hour from 1:00-5:00pm. http://www.thecoloredgirlsmuseum.com/


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*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Sta...

*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Star Party with experts and family crafts from the Penn Museum and enjoy treats from Lil' Pop Shop! Mini chats will take place INSIDE the Hamilton Mansion! University of Pennsylvania West Philly Local University City District

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2 days ago

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffi...

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffic peaks during the week around lunchtime and late afternoon, the area between Rittenhouse Square and Broad Street peaks on weekends, pointing to its status as a regional destination for retail and entertainment. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click the link below for details and how to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Pedestrian Counts
    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.
    https://centercityphila.org

2 days ago

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut...

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr, Rittenhouse. The ramps season continues at each market. Look for the return of local producers, like Herbal Springs Farmstead at Bryn Mawr. See you at the markets tomorrow.

    Three Farmers' Markets Open Tomorrow
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3 days ago

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recen...

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recent grants to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia.

    Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel's Early Learning Initiative - DrexelNow
    Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University's efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel's West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
    http://drexel.edu

3 days ago

Center City District shared a link.

    15th Street station upgrade is on track
    Shanina Williams deals with the challenges of using public transportation every day. As the 25-year-old mother approached the turnstile at the 15th Street SEPTA station in the concourse below the iconic Clothespin sculpture on Wednesday with a stroller carrying her infant son, Nyair, she faced a familiar obstacle: Stairs.
    http://www.phillytrib.com

3 days ago

There is still time to sign up and help clean...

There is still time to sign up and help clean up Rittenhouse Square Park on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 from 10 am - 12 pm. Email info@friendsofrittenhouse.org to volunteer.


3 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared The Raw Sp...

The Raw Spa is where to shop for locally sourced, natural skin care...

    The Raw Spa
    Hey there #Philadelphia! Looking for #weekend plans? Well, The Raw Spa will be setting up at #Rittenhouse Square this #Saturday from 10 am-2pm! Swing by to check out what #fresh, local made #skincare...
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