1 hour 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

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

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

“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

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

5 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.


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18 hours ago

There's still time! Apps due February 23rd. Q...

There's still time! Apps due February 23rd. Questions? Email arthurschoolgroup@gmail.com.

    Interesting in joining the FoCA Board? Apply Today.
    FoCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed by Southwest Center City community members who are committed to partnering with the current and future staff, teachers and students of Chester A. Arthur, our local public K-8 school, in order to foster a robust learning environment for our neighborhood's children.
    http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org

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!


22 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.


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/
    https://www.facebook.com

25 hours ago

Trivia: What’s better than a Parents’ Night O...

Trivia: What’s better than a Parents’ Night Out? Answer: A Parents’ Night Out with free wine! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2018, from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life for FoCA Night Out 2018! This year we will be sipping wine from the fabulous Moore Brothers Wine Company!! All proceeds go to Chester Arthur 🤗 So don’t forget to click the link below and get your tickets today! CHEERS! 🍷🍷 #FNO2018 www.501auctions.com/foca

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Trivia: What's better than a Parents' Night Out? Answer: A Parents' Night Out with free wine! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2018, from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life for FoCA...
    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
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26 hours ago

The Study at University City named a top ten ...

The Study at University City named a top ten college town hotel by USA TODAY.

    These college town hotels are in a class of their own
    The best part about college these days just might be the new crop of hotels springing up on campuses around the country. Joining some of the more traditional homes-away-from-home are brands like Graduate and Study, whose hotels pay homage to the colleges - and college towns - they serve.
    http://www.10best.com

27 hours ago

“Why does the doctor always come at night?” -...

“Why does the doctor always come at night?” - we have a few tickets left for our Thursday night screening of VAMPYR accompanied by a live musical score: http://muttr.org/silentfeb18

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    "Why does the doctor always come at night?" - we have a few tickets left for our Thursday night screening of VAMPYR accompanied by a live musical score: http://muttr.org/silentfeb18
    https://www.facebook.com

27 hours ago

When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't he...

When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't help but think about summer movie nights! Email your movie nominations to info@schuylkillbanks.org or comment below and you'll be entered to win a Schuylkill Banks T-shirt!

    Schuylkill Banks
    When it's 75 degrees in February, we can't help but think about summer movie nights! Email your movie nominations to info@schuylkillbanks.org or comment below and you'll be entered to win a...
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

Special open house event just for incoming Ki...

Special open house event just for incoming Kindergarten families-- mark your calendar for Tuesday March 6th at 9am!

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Special open house event just for incoming Kindergarten families-- mark your calendar for Tuesday March 6th at 9am!
    https://www.facebook.com

45 hours ago

A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bro...

A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bronze Sponsorship of FNO2018!!! Thank you so much!!! 🎉🎉🎉

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    A big thank you to @neomindlabs for their Bronze Sponsorship of FNO2018!!! Thank you so much!!! 🎉🎉🎉
    https://www.facebook.com

46 hours ago

International House Philadelphia shared their...

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our Lunar New Year celebration. We received so much press and the event sold out. It was a blast and we thank you. Be sure to check out some photos here.

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
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46 hours ago

International House Philadelphia updated thei...

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
    https://www.facebook.com

47 hours ago

Job Alert: A Blade of Grass is seeking a prog...

Job Alert: A Blade of Grass is seeking a programs and administrative associate who can effectively partner with staff and Fellowship artists to run a smooth office and administer a unique program that nurtures socially engaged art. For more details and to apply, see full details below.

    We're hiring a Programs and Administrative Associate! - A Blade of Grass
    A Blade of Grass is seeking a programs and administrative associate who can effectively partner with staff and Fellowship artists to run a smooth office and administer a unique program that nurtures socially engaged art. Position is full-time, with benefits. Salary up to $36,000, commensurate with experience.
    http://www.abladeofgrass.org

2 days ago

The New York Times previews Drexel University...

The New York Times previews Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust's forthcoming Schuylkill Yards.

    Philadelphia's First Step to a Platform of Innovation
    "Our hope was that we could connect the city, eliminating the river as a historic dividing point," Mr. Sweeney said. "We hope Schuylkill Yards is going to move the physical perception of the city west."
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their S...

🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their Silver Sponsorship of #FNO2018!! Thank you! 🤩 You are the bees knees 🐝

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    🗣 SHOUT OUT to Sort it Out Philly for their Silver Sponsorship of #FNO2018!! Thank you! 🤩 You are the bees knees 🐝
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Curalate lays off 14 staffers amid quest for profitability

On Wednesday, Feb. 7, an all-hands conference was called at Curalate’s offices at 2401 Walnut St.

    Curalate lays off 14 staffers amid quest for profitability - Technical.ly Philly
    On Wednesday, Feb. 7, an all-hands conference was called at Curalate's offices at 2401 Walnut St. At the rare 1 p.m. meeting - normally held Fridays at noon - with Curalate's three other offices in New York, Seattle and London dialed in through conferencing apps, CEO Apu Gupta told the company a decision was made to let 14 staffers go.
    https://technical.ly

2 days ago

Prince Theater shared Philadelphia Film Socie...

Join Philadelphia Film Society in celebrating the year in film with our Best Picture Weekend at the Prince. Catch eight of the #BestPicture nominees, all on the biggest screen in Center City from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25: http://filmadelphia.org/best-picture-weekend-at-the-prince/

    PFS Presents Best Picture Weekend at the Prince!
    PFS Presents Best Picture Weekend at the Prince!
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2 days ago

University City District shared Shakespeare i...

Check below to see what play Shakespeare in Clark Park will perform this year!

    Shakespeare in Clark Park's 2018 Show
    Join us this summer in Clark Park!
    https://vimeo.com/

2 days ago

What can you learn from the brain of a genius...

What can you learn from the brain of a genius?

    Who Stole Einstein's Brain?
    Einstein's brain has been on a bit of a journey, and most people aren't aware of it. There's a lot of debate as to whether or not the late, famed intellect had a unique brain structure, but few would argue that the story that began following his demise is anything other than a cloak-and-dagger thriller.
    http://www.iflscience.com

2 days ago

Come check out UConnect, which connects commu...

Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM. Check out the flyer for more details to schedule your appointment today!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM....
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

15 Wonderful Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, February 20-25

Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

This article has 10 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Marian Anderson Historical Society & Museum, 762 Martin Street

Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street

Where:The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street

Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street

    15 Wonderful Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, February 20-25
    Reading Terminal Market | Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia Last call for Dilworth Park Wintergarden, beer festivals, Reading Terminal Market's 125th birthday celebrations and more... The short week (due to the Presidents' Day holiday) kicks into high gear right away with fun wintertime attractions, cool performances, beer festivals and so much more.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

2 days ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared their even...

    Ending Cash Bail Town Hall at Myers Rec Center
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Plays & Players shared Plays and Players Gall...

A Women-only exhibition in celebration of Women’s History Month, ”Her Creativity” is an exhibition to show the revival of the divine feminine. Plays & Players Gallery's new show opens Saturday afternoon! You like openings!

    Her Creativity Opening Party!
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3 days ago

Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked...

Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked to take friends on late night walks around Washington, D.C., sometimes as late as three or four in the morning. It was rare for him to be in bed before two o’clock!! So in honor of President’s Day, Chester Arthur, and his penchant for late nights - click on the link and join us for FoCA Night Out on Saturday March 24th, 2018 from 7-11pm at the Trinity Center for Urban Life! We promise to have you home before 2am 😜 #FNO2018 #partylikeChesterArthur www.501auctions.com/foca

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Did you know: President Chester Arthur liked to take friends on late night walks around Washington, D.C., sometimes as late as three or four in the morning. It was rare for him to be in bed before...
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3 days ago

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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