1 hour ago

Each summer, The Franklin Institute welcomes ...

Each summer, The Franklin Institute welcomes more than 1,900 students to our museum as part of our Discovery Camp program for youths from Pre-K through 9th Grade, and registration for summer 2018 is now open. http://bit.ly/22lh1lz

    Summer Camp
    Get ready to have the best summer ever at The Franklin Institute! Experience the most hands-on, educational, iconic science summer camp in the Philadelphia area.
    https://www.fi.edu

3 hours ago

Our Executive Director, Jamie Gauthier, was a...

Our Executive Director, Jamie Gauthier, was appointed by Mayor Kenney to help select Philadelphia's new school board.

    Kenney names 13 to help pick Philly's new school board
    The school board nominating panel includes parents and educators, activists and one former School Reform Commission member. It must consider applicants and nominees for the school board, presenting to Mayor Kenney by Jan. 31 a list of 27 nominees for the nine board seats.
    http://www.philly.com

4 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us for the first Science After Hours of 2018 as we 'Party Like a Rock Star' and celebrate the science of rock and roll on January 23. http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    Science After Hours
    Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging...
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4 hours ago

Seasonal Job Recruitment Wednesday, January 3...

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: shasmin@smithplayground.org 215-765-4325 x100

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    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...
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5 hours ago

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Is your c...

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/

    Kindergarten Registration - Student Enrollment & Placement
    Enrollment of Students for English who Speak Other Languages (ESOL)
    https://www.philasd.org

5 hours ago

Tomorrow marks the 312th birthday of our name...

Tomorrow marks the 312th birthday of our namesake, Benjamin Franklin. http://bit.ly/2tTiFkq

    The Franklin Institute
    Tomorrow marks the 312th birthday of our namesake, Benjamin Franklin. http://bit.ly/2tTiFkq
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5 hours ago

Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.

...AVE.; Franklin’s, 3521 BOWMAN ST.; South Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

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6802 Old York Rd.

315 N 52nd St.

5101 Germantown Ave.

615 S 56th St.

12319 Academy Rd

1500 Walnut St.

801 Cottman Ave.

306 Market St.

600 E Chelten Ave.

4690 Castor Ave.

625 W Girard Ave.

3231 Powelton Ave.

1001 Chestnut St.

...Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

    Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.
    Just two weeks into the New Year, there are a few familiar names on the list of 13 restaurants, markets and stores that were temporarily closed by Philadelphia Department of Public Health inspectors between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15.
    http://www.philly.com

6 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

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

    A Conversation with Peter Gray, PhD
    This free talk is open to the public. Join us at the Philly Free School to hear Dr. Peter Gray speak on: "Learning Through Play: How Children's Natural...
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6 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared The Discove...

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!

    The Discovery Center Community Engagement Committee
    Join representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School and the community to discuss way that you can get involved with The...
    https://www.facebook.com

8 hours ago

#BARNESMEMBERS already get unlimited visits, ...

#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

    The Barnes Foundation
    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...
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8 hours ago

Talisker and Laphroaig, the names of two Scot...

Talisker and Laphroaig, the names of two Scottish whiskies, have been used to name features on Mars. http://bbc.in/2EvQJIH

    Nasa rover visits 'Scotland' on Mars
    Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, there is a Siccar Point, Muck, Wick, Sandwick and Holyrood on Mars.
    http://www.bbc.com

9 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their video.

Be sure to submit your ideas for our Nerdy Valentines by today, January 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET to be eligible to win some awesome prizes. http://bit.ly/2FiujMj

    The Franklin Institute
    Do you think you have what it takes to caption our set of Nerdy Valentines in 2018? We want your most romantic science puns for our newest batch of cards (and there are prizes). Learn more:...
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16 hours ago

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21 hours ago

To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmounts...

To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmountsoccer.org/

    Fairmount Soccer Association
    To purchase tickets go to: http://fairmountsoccer.org/
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

How are humans changing the face of the Earth...

How are humans changing the face of the Earth? These images show the impact we are having on our environment. http://bit.ly/2jrGyuU

    15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet
    Human beings have replaced nature as the dominant force shaping Earth. We've cleared away forests, dammed up mighty rivers, paved vast roads, and transported thousands of species around the world. "To a large extent," two scientists wrote in 2015, "the future of the only place where life is known to exist is being determined by the actions of humans."
    https://www.vox.com

28 hours ago

Learning to Write and Draw | ZERO TO THREE F...

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

    Learning to Write and Draw
    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.
    https://www.zerotothree.org

32 hours ago

“Science investigates; religion interprets. S...

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://onforb.es/1n6X3Oq

    The Franklin Institute
    "Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values....
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32 hours ago

Today, we honor dreams of freedom and equalit...

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.

    The Barnes Foundation
    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...
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32 hours ago

On this day, we honor Martin Luther King Jr.,...

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/

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    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: ***...
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33 hours ago

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run ...

“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!).

    40 small ways to make Philly a better place
    In today's world, it can be easy to feel either under- or overwhelmed-or both-by all the good and bad that's happening around us. But before you throw up your hands and toss in the towel, consider the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "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."
    https://philly.curbed.com

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2 days ago

Oil pastel on paper by Cerulean Arts Collecti...

Oil pastel on paper by Cerulean Arts Collective Member Nancy Neill on view now through January 20. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/nancy-neill-untitled-10-17-2

    Nancy Neill: Untitled 10.17.2
    Untitled 10.17.2, oil pastel on paper painting by Collective Member Nancy Neill. From her solo exhibition December 16, 2017 - January 20, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. Image size: H 8" x W 8"; frame size: H 16" x W 16"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

2 days ago

Who is up for a cosmic road trip? http://bzfd...

Who is up for a cosmic road trip? http://bzfd.it/2Ft91eM

    You Can Visit The Entire Solar System Without Leaving The United States
    And here's how!
    https://www.buzzfeed.com

2 days ago

Performance Garage shared an event.

New Workshop Alert! Lee-Ann Doncevic's Musical Theater Jazz class begins tomorrow, Jan. 15 at 6 pm #musicaltheater #phillydance http://ow.ly/6ULW30hIwJY

    Musical Theater Jazz with Lee-Ann @ Performance Garage
    Musical Theater Jazz with Lee-Ann focuses on musicality, performance, and traditional jazz dance foundations. Class begins with a warm-up revolved around...
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2 days ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared their...

Artists' Talk with Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson TODAY at 2pm!

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Please join artists Kristin Balmer, Colleen O'Donnell & Leo Robinson to discuss their work from the exhibition "An Exemplar Model" this Sunday at 2pm!
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Trolley updates on the way, to include better...

Trolley updates on the way, to include better access for disabled passengers and consideration of bike lanes.

    SEPTA's billion-dollar plan for new trolleys takes a step forward
    An ambitious plan to remake Philadelphia's trolleys took a step forward with a preview of how modernization will change not only how people ride, but also how they drive, bike, and park on the city's six streetcar routes.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

REMINDER: Send us your Nerdy Valentine ideas ...

REMINDER: Send us your Nerdy Valentine ideas and you may be rewarded with some amazing prizes (Contest ends January 16, 2018 at 12 pm ET). http://bit.ly/2FiujMj

    The Franklin Institute Nerdy Valentines Contest
    Here at The Franklin Institute, we are already getting ready for the Giant Heartiest of holidays, Valentine's Day, and we need your help!
    https://www.fi.edu

2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared Philadelphia Sc...

Mark your calendars, Philadelphia! The 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival takes over the City of Brotherly Love from April 20, 2018 through April 28, 2018. http://bit.ly/2jeeCL0

    Philadelphia Science Festival 2018
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2 days ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Bache-Martin's Tiger Tech FLL teams were at Central High School earlier today for the qualifying competition! Go Tigers!! (A huge thanks to Ms. McCracken for the pictures!)

    Charlotte McCracken
    The Bache-Martin Tiger Tech FLL teams are ready for today's qualifying competition!
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3 days ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared Belmont Pla...

Looking for a way to lend a hand in Fairmount Park for Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Head to the Belmont Plateau Trails Alliance Day of Service to help out along the Trolley Trail!

    BPTA Martin Luther King Day of Service
    Please join us for our inaugural Martin Luther King Day of Service! We will be completing finish work on the newest section of the Trolley Trail and...
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3 days ago

Historic Strawberry Mansion is at Historic St...

Good luck today Philadelphia Eagles! #FlyEaglesFly

    Historic Strawberry Mansion
    Good luck today Philadelphia Eagles! #FlyEaglesFly
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3 days ago

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian bo...

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian born artist renowned for his expressionist paintings. Dr. Albert Barnes purchased this painting from the French dealer Paul Guillaume on January 5, 1923, and then went on to buy over 50 canvases by the artist. Barnes exhibited this painting just three months after he purchased it in his first and only exhibition at PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibition was extremely controversial; the critic Edith Powell described the paintings by Soutine in particular as “the creations of a disintegrating mind.” What do you think? Share your comments below! 🎨 Chaim Soutine. The Pastry Chef (Baker Boy) (Le Pâtissier), c. 1919

    The Barnes Foundation
    Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Lithuanian born artist renowned for his expressionist paintings. Dr. Albert Barnes purchased this painting from the French dealer Paul Guillaume on January 5, 1923,...
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3 days ago

In the battle of the raptors, who do you thin...

In the battle of the raptors, who do you think reigns supreme? http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR (We are partial to Eagles)

    The Franklin Institute
    In the battle of the raptors, who do you think reigns supreme? http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR (We are partial to Eagles)
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3 days ago

Inkjet print on dura-lar over enamel on panel...

Inkjet print on dura-lar over enamel on panel by Collective Member Jacob Lunderby on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/jacob-lunderby-untitled-1727

    Jacob Lunderby: Untitled (1727)
    Untitled (1727), inkjet print on dura-lar with enamel on panel work by Collective Member Jacob Lunderby. From his solo exhibition December 16, 2017 - January 20, 2018. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. H 16.5" x W 13"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

3 days ago

Did you know that besides calling Lincoln Fin...

Did you know that besides calling Lincoln Financial Field home, Eagles can be found locally in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum located close to the Philadelphia International Airport. http://bit.ly/2ExLrwk #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Ron Holmes | Bald eagle holding a fish in its talons at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 2009 | United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    The Franklin Institute
    Did you know that besides calling Lincoln Financial Field home, Eagles can be found locally in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum located close to the Philadelphia International...
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3 days ago

Jan van Goyen was born on this day in 1596 (t...

Jan van Goyen was born on this day in 1596 (that’s nearly 420 years ago!) in Leiden, the Netherlands. An influential landscape artist of the “Golden Age” of Dutch painting, he is represented at the Barnes by “The Square Watch-Tower,” painted in 1651. #LOOKSLOWLY: This large river scene is one his most outstanding works in an American collection. Pay close attention to Van Goyen’s accomplished use of earth tones––note how they seem dredged from his depiction of the riverbed, but are contrasted against a delicate, broken sky of pale blue. 🎨 Jan van Goyen. The Square Watch-Tower, 1651

    The Barnes Foundation
    Jan van Goyen was born on this day in 1596 (that's nearly 420 years ago!) in Leiden, the Netherlands. An influential landscape artist of the "Golden Age" of Dutch painting, he is represented at the...
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3 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us this coming Monday for special programming celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. http://bit.ly/2FhcQnq

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at The Franklin Institute
    Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at The Franklin Institute with special daylong activities designed to pay tribute to one of...
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3 days ago

2017 was a headline making year for the Art M...

2017 was a headline making year for the Art Museum Area PHL!

    Art Museum Area PHL
    Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the small businesses in the Art Museum Area invite you to eat, shop, and explore everyday.
    http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com

4 days ago

“There’s often a point during the winter wher...

“There’s often a point during the winter where the cold relaxes, and that’s what often people think of as the January thaw.” http://ti.me/2Exy4wh

    Here's Why You're Seeing 'Wild Swings' From Freezing to Really Warm Weather This Week
    After frigid temperatures during Winter Storm Grayson, large parts of the U.S. will see a January thaw. Here's why the temperature changed.
    http://time.com

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