50 min ago

Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substan...

Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substantial investment in the 40th Street business corridor. philly.com takes a look at the evolution of 40th Street and how the corridor blends old and new businesses.

    A look at the old-timers on University City's vibrant 40th Street corridor - Philly
    From Cliff's Shoe Shine to First Decisions barbershop to the body oil shop of Dilwar Hussain, here are some of the businesses that have made 40th Street their home for decades, even as the corridor and neighborhood have changed. - Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

1 hour ago

Play-A-Palooza, Smith Welcomes Power Crunch a...

Play-A-Palooza, Smith Welcomes Power Crunch as 2018 Partner For Play, and more! #smithplays #playapalooza https://mailchi.mp/smithplayground/p9kif8zvc4-898645

    News from Smith Memorial Playground
    Play-A-Palooza, Smith Welcomes Power Crunch as 2018 Partner For Play, and more!
    https://mailchi.mp

1 hour ago

The Franklin Institute added an event.

Join us for an evening of ‘out of this world’ astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. Night Skies in the Observatory is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory and at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on our 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided. Tickets at $10 for the general public and $5 for members. Details here: http://bit.ly/2opkncg Featured programming for this program will be announced soon. IMAGE: The Sword of Orion | 2006 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration This event is part of The Franklin Institute's Night Skies in the Observatory series. http://bit.ly/2EaGARs

    Night Skies in the Observatory
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2 hours ago

Plays & Players shared ReVamp Collective's ev...

This Weekend! ReVamp Collective's Brief (physical) Encounters will feature 8 ten-minute plays by local playwrights focusing on gender roles/stereotypes, from an intersectional point of view, regarding the perception of physicality and body image in our current Western society.

    Brief (physical) Encounters
    The festival will feature 8 ten-minute plays by local playwrights focusing on gender roles/stereotypes, from an intersectional point of view, regarding...
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2 hours ago

In London, around 1800, a Swiss mechanician n...

In London, around 1800, a Swiss mechanician named Henri Maillardet built an automaton that could draw four images and write three poems. This automaton was bequeathed to the Institute in 1928 and is one of the highlights of our permanent collection; it is on view in our Amazing Machine exhibition. http://bit.ly/2nwStJp IMAGE: Henri Maillardet (Swiss, 1745-1830) | The Automaton of Henri Maillardet | ca. 1810 | The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia


2 hours ago

Center City District shared PhillyVoice's pos...

    Report: Philly is one of the best options for women in tech
    Making it in a male-dominated industry isn't an easy feat for any woman, but in Philadelphia, the tech industry is a bit more inclusive than other industries, according to a recent report. For the fourth year in a row, Fintech site SmartAsset compiled its list of the "The Top 15 Cities for Women in Tech," and Philadelphia landed at No.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

2 hours ago

University City District shared The Woodlands...

Check out a cool collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and The Woodlands to grow plants for the Grave Gardener Program.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

3 hours ago

Meet our four amazing Park Champions who make...

Meet our four amazing Park Champions who make their parks the best they can be!

    Park Champions Recognized at our Annual Meeting - Fairmount Park Conservancy
    More than 100 stakeholders joined together on December 4th, 2017 for Fairmount Park Conservancy's first Annual Meeting at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. We were excited to recognize four amazing Park Champions for their determined efforts at this event.
    https://myphillypark.org

3 hours ago

“Government does not on its own change things...

“Government does not on its own change things,” the district attorney said. “Change is hard.” http://ucreview.com/da-larry-krasner-makes-first-stop-of-listening-tour-in-west-philadelphia-p7708-1.htm

    D.A. Larry Krasner makes first stop of listening tour in West Philadelphia
    By Timothy Reilly Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ran his campaign last year on the idea that he'd bring change to the city. At a meeting with West Philadelphia residents last night, he spoke about what those changes would look like and how to make them happen.
    http://ucreview.com

4 hours ago

Center City District shared Curbed Philly's p...

    Most Philadelphians want to buy their next home right here in Philly, report says
    Is this a sign of the times? Philadelphians, who have long had a reputation of hating on their very own City of Brotherly Love, now really want to put down roots in Philly.
    https://philly.curbed.com

4 hours ago

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts share...

    Steve Martin and Martin Short announce August Mann show - The Key
    Longtime friends and collaborators Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to dazzle the Mann center this August. Joining the duo at the Mann is Jeff Babko, keyboardist for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Martin's regular collaborators in bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers.
    http://thekey.xpn.org

4 hours ago

Did you know The Woodlands and the University...

Did you know The Woodlands and the University of Pennsylvania Bio Pond used to connect through open space? We're bringing that connection back through the Grave Gardener Program. Read all about this horticultural partnership on the Penn Current.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

4 hours ago

Check out our Bache-Martin students dancing u...

Check out our Bache-Martin students dancing up a storm with BalletX http://ow.ly/brj530ixG90

    BalletX Teaches Philadelphia Students New Skills, Life Lessons Through Dance
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Local kids are learning life lessons and new skills thanks to a special dance program at one of the Philadelphia's most popular theaters. The BalletX exchange program lets dancers give in-classroom dance lessons to students throughout Philadelphia. "Dance is an outlet for a lot of young people to be amazing.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

4 hours ago

Network with local professionals at the brand...

Network with local professionals at the brand new Danlu restaurant! Enjoy drink specials and complimentary bites inspired by Taiwanese night markets. MIX is free to attend but we encourage you to RSVP.

    University City MIX Networking Happy Hour at Danlu
    University City District's networking event series MIX returns on Thursday, March 22. Join us at Danlu (3601 Market Street) from 5:30-7:30 PM. Network with other professionals in the area and enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers from Danlu, University City's new Taiwanese night market-inspired gastropub.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

5 hours ago

Center City District shared Reimagining the C...

    Reimagining the Civic Commons
    Starting in 2015, Philadelphia collaborated with non-profit and community organizations to create five new civic assets: a riverfront trail, a renovated public library and park, an elevated park, an...
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5 hours ago

Registration for youth play writing after sch...

Registration for youth play writing after school classes spring 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 8TH.


5 hours ago

The first President of the United States of A...

The first President of the United States of America, George Washington, was born on this day in 1732. http://bit.ly/2kVynXn In this painting, Washington is shown presiding over the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which took place here in Philadelphia and led to the current U.S. Constitution. Our namesake, Benjamin Franklin was among the delegates to the convention and pictured in the middle of the painting. http://bit.ly/1Z1Wq64 IMAGE: Howard Chandler Christy (American, 1872-1952) | Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States | 1940 | The United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.


12 hours ago

  • Freire Cs reviewed by a parent

    I feel their lottery process is unfair. Don't tell them anything about your child or it may be used against you.

    Freire Cs (2027 Chestnut St) Published on GreatSchools February 21, 2018 Comment

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12 hours ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    CHANGING OUT 80 MAIN LUG PANELS WITH NEW PER 2008 NEC (MULTI FAMILY)

    2213-25 ARCH ST Issued February 20, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL BASIC TRACK LIGHTING, 1- SWITCH LEG, 1- DIMMER SWITCH .... IN ACCORDANCE WITH 2008 NEC (CONDO)

    2200-28 ARCH ST Issued February 20, 2018 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO INCLUDE REPLACE EXISTING INTERIOR FINISHES AND REPLACING DOORS AND WINDOWS IN EXISTING OPENINGS. APPLICANT AGREES TO LIMIT THE CONSTRUCTION TO COMPLY WITH EZ PERMIT STANDARD FOR INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, DATED JANUARY 2011. DEVIATION FROM THE STANDARD WILL RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THIS PERMIT AND IMPOSITION OF FURTHER PENALTIES. (SFD)

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13 hours ago

13 hours ago

Dalliance with Light (Andy Farmer) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

20 hours ago

Save the date! **Bache in Bloom ** Open hous...

Save the date! **Bache in Bloom ** Open house, raffle, and silent auction (benefiting the give and go recess program). May 10, 2018 This event will benefit the Give and Go Recess program. We will need the help of *parents and guardians like YOU*, to collect donations, in planning, volunteering during the event, and spreading the word! Please contact Melissa (wolfstewart20@gmail.com) or Leila (Leilazinni@gmail.com) if you are interested, or have any questions!


20 hours ago

Calling all artists! We have some Spring and ...

Calling all artists! We have some Spring and Summer openings for our art wall in the Hygge Room. Send us a message if you are interested in showing your work! #supportlocalartists #barhygge


21 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 7 new photo...

It's National CSA Week, the most popular time of year for fans of local food to join a CSA, support a local farm, and begin the wait for all that great local produce. Rambling Roots Farm and Z Food Farm both still have spots available to join their CSAs, and learn more about Tooth of Lion's herbal apothecary CSA and their flower CSA. So many ways to support local farms!


21 hours ago

Bache-Martin is looking to fund a Claymobile ...

Bache-Martin is looking to fund a Claymobile program this school year for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, details below.

    Claymobile for Bache Martin K-1 by Jennifer Zwilling
    With these funds we will bring the world class Claymobile program to all Kindergarten and First Graders at Bache Martin. Claymobile provides high quality ceramic art education that instills a sense of creativity, possibility, and wonder in students.
    https://www.pledgecents.com

21 hours ago

The Winter Social is THIS Saturday! This is ...

The Winter Social is THIS Saturday! This is your last chance to reserve a spot for your Tiger, fill out our online form BEFORE MIDNIGHT TODAY https://goo.gl/forms/YLc7jWlzORujbR3v2 We need volunteers to help us sign in, and distribute hot chocolate to our students. Want to help us in these fun tasks? http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44aca722a6f58-bachemartin2 https://www.facebook.com/events/137522800247163/

    8TH ANNUAL BACHE-MARTIN SCHOOL WINTER SOCIAL
    Bache-Martin's 8th Annual Winter Social has been rescheduled to February 24th.*** We were notified on Friday that the rink will be closed due to city work this Saturday 1/27 (original date). We are disappointed by and sorry for the last minute change, but we hope you will be able to join us next month for a fun morning on the ice next month instead.
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21 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 9 new photo...

Crazy to think that this Saturday will be our last market in February. We're having a great time at the winter markets, despite this wacky weather. A special thanks to the shoppers, the farmers, and the food artisans that come every week! See you Saturday.


22 hours ago

#Repost @brewery_techne ・・・ Phoebe's back on...

#Repost @brewery_techne ・・・ Phoebe's back on the menu! #phillycraftbeer #bierdegarde #beer


22 hours ago

“Opportunity is just one of two rovers curren...

“Opportunity is just one of two rovers currently functioning on the Red Planet, along with NASA’s Curiosity rover.” http://bit.ly/2olnNwm

    NASA's Opportunity rover surpasses 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet
    On Saturday, NASA's Opportunity rover celebrated a monumental anniversary all by itself on the surface of the Red Planet: surviving 5,000 Martian days. It's an incredibly significant milestone for the little-wheeled robot, given the fact that it was only expected to last just 90 days.
    https://www.theverge.com

23 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared their video...

This warm weather has us daydreaming about Love Your Park Week! Save the dates for May 12-20. https://loveyourpark.org/

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    We're pretty sure these amazing park volunteers will inspire you to sign up and lend a hand at a park near you on November 4th for Love Your Park Fall Volunteer Day! bit.ly/LoveYourPark17
    http://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

The Woodlands shared their event.

Explore the Food of the Dead with author Sarah Lohman and the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley. From the home parlour to the funeral parlor; from Irish wakes to sitting Shiva, consumption offers comfort in a time of grief. In this talk we’ll look at the culinary traditions surrounding funerals throughout American history, and we’ll taste beer from Midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and Mormon funeral potatoes. Register here: http://bit.ly/2EJbJ3e

    Food of the Dead
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23 hours ago

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Ce...

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/
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24 hours ago

Brewed a wheat beer today with lemongrass

Brewed a wheat beer today with lemongrass

    Bar Hygge
    Brewed a wheat beer today with lemongrass
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25 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

With the temperature in Philadelphia right now at 74° F (23° C), we figured we would give you a live look from our EarthCam of this beautiful (but unseasonable) weather. http://bit.ly/2EJsXJE

    The Franklin Institute
    With the temperature in Philadelphia right now at 74° F (23° C), we figured we would give you a live look from our EarthCam of this beautiful (but unseasonable) weather. http://bit.ly/2EJsXJE
    http://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio added 2 new ...

Final days to see our current exhibitions - all on view through 6pm Saturday.

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 2.1K likes. Cultivating an appreciation for art by presenting exhibitions, offering unique decorative and fine art for sale and providing art...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Prince Theater shared Philadelphia Film Socie...

Hey #Philly! Reserve your #FREE ticket to the February #Philly Film Showcase taking place TOMORROW in the Prince Theater Black Box! More information: http://filmadelphia.org/philly-film-showcase/

    Philly Film Showcase - February Short Film Program
    Philly Film Showcase - February Short Film Program
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

Just Announced! DISPATCH returns to the Mann ...

Just Announced! DISPATCH returns to the Mann on September 19th w/ special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People and Scatter Their Own. Tix go on sale next Friday, March 2nd at 10AM 🎶

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    Just Announced! DISPATCH returns to the Mann on September 19th w/ special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People and Scatter Their Own. Tix go on sale next Friday, March 2nd at 10AM 🎶
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

HSA Open Meeting TOMORROW! Haven't been able...

HSA Open Meeting TOMORROW! Haven't been able to make it to the monthly HSA morning meetings? Here's your chance to participate! HSA OPEN MEETING THURSDAY, 6:15pm The Library (Bache building, 2nd floor) See you there!

    Bache-Martin Home & School Association
    HSA Open Meeting TOMORROW! Haven't been able to make it to the monthly HSA morning meetings? Here's your chance to participate! HSA OPEN MEETING THURSDAY, 6:15pm The Library (Bache building, 2nd...
    https://www.facebook.com

26 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

At our next Night Skies in the Observatory event on March 6, 2018, The Franklin Institute’s Chief Digital Officer Susan Poulton will be joined by science educators JoEllen McBride and Meredith Drosback to discuss their experiences as women in the field of astronomy. http://bit.ly/2Bu2FMM

    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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