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The Museum of the American Revolution opened ...

The Museum of the American Revolution opened one year ago today! 🎉 The museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community on Thursday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets (walk-up only) becoming available at 2 p.m. for 3 p.m. entry. There will also be festivities throughout the weekend. Congratulations, Museum of the American Revolution! 🎉

    Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary
    Last year on April 19, the Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public. On the one year anniversary, the history museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community. Inside, visitors can explore the history of how America broke free from Britain.

24 min ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).

1 hour ago

Pop-up weed garden on South Street

Where: Third & South streets

    Pop-up weed garden on South Street
    How are you planning to celebrate the marijuana holiday known as 420? If you're not sure, you can always join the South Philly NORML chapter, which is hosting a pop-up "weed garden" for consumers to "celebrate the freedom" they enjoy.

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William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

Give OUT day is the only national day of LGBT giving. In 2018, we are raising funds to replace our ragtag bunch of metal folding chairs. A new chair is just $26! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40

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    ERECTION OF ONE TENT ON 9/7/18, FOR USE ON 9/8/18 AND REMOVED ON 9/9/18. SIZE 20' X 80' - 1600 SQFT.

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Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that engages thousands of people throughout the U.S. to Give OUT in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.

22 hours ago

Penn's Landing shared Race Street Pier's post...

FREE EVENT! Enjoy light bites, drinks, + networking with your fellow yogies at the Yoga On The Pier presented by Aetna Preview Party at United By Blue April 27! Register here 👇

    Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna Preview Party
    Philadelphia's favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna, will return on Saturday, April 28th and we're celebrating its season plus its amazing coordinator, Malik Wilson.

24 hours ago

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Ch...

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Christ Church returns in one month! Opening Day is Wednesday, May 16 🌸 Info: https://bit.ly/2q8BFuO

24 hours ago

Old City District shared KYW Newsradio's post...

Read about Silence Dogood's Tavern's efforts to help Christ Church, Philadelphia at KYW Newsradio:

    Old City Bar Starts Fundraiser To Help Neighboring Church
    Breaking News PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The "Church Lady" will be raising money to help an Old City church paint its steeple. "The Church Lady is a fabulous summer cocktail with some blueberry vodka, fresh blueberries, a little bit of seltzer and some fresh lemonade," said Eric Keiles, owner of Silence Dogood's Tavern at 2nd and Market Streets.

25 hours ago

Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

Today we want to take a moment to honor the life of Barbara Bush who died yesterday at the age of 92. The wife of President George H. W. Bush, and the mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush was by all accounts an outspoken, witty, and formidable women. She was an advocate for many causes, most notably of which was her work championing literacy. The photograph featured here is from the 86th Army-Navy game that was held in Philadelphia in 1985. To then Vice President George H. W. Bush’s excitement as a veteran of the Navy, the Navy Midshipmen won this game 17-7. Barbara is pictured here by his side, where she stood throughout their 73 years of marriage and many years in public service. Barbara is survived by her husband and children, and will be remembered and honored by the entire country. Citation: Vice President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush at the 86 th Army-Navy Game, Box 41, Events, Public Relations, Philadelphia Navy Yard, RG 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, National Archives at Philadelphia, (NAID: 279176) (HMS ID: PH-6334). #barbarabush #bush #41 #georgehwbush #archives #history #army #navy #nara

26 hours ago

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahron...

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahrong Kim for her feature in Ceramics Monthly! Here is a link to the online version of the article: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/2018-emerging-artist-ahrong-kim/#

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We are growing! The new Clay Studio will have...

We are growing! The new Clay Studio will have more classrooms and kilns, expanded studios, a dedicated space for youth programs, plus more upgrades to meet the needs of today’s makers. #ClayTogether with us and learn more here: theclaystudio.org/campaign.

38 hours ago

Sign up here to pick up a free yard tree at s...

Sign up here to pick up a free yard tree at school on April 20th!

    2018 TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway
    Trees are one of the best investments we can make in the future of our city. When properly cared for, urban trees provide valuable and vital services - like clean air, increased property values, and peaceful neighborhoods. TreePhilly's Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers community groups to help restore Philly's urban forest - starting in their own back yards!

41 hours ago

Dewey Garrett is one of the many talented art...

Dewey Garrett is one of the many talented artists in our Museum Collection. Experience Dewey Garrett's Topsy, Turvy and 1,100 + objects in the collection, Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm. . . . . . . . #DeweyGarrett #Centerforartinwood #MuseumCollection #Wood #Art #Sculpture #Cityscape #Objects #Lathe #OldCityPhilly #Explore #SoMuchtoSee

46 hours ago

Philadelphia Magazine names Sassafrasbar one ...

Philadelphia Magazine names Sassafrasbar one of Philly's Best Jazz Joints 🎷🎶

    Philly's Best Jazz Joints
    13 bars and restaurants where the best players play. While it's a genre often overlooked in the mainstream, Philly has a deep history of jazz musicians - and great spots to hear some of the best locals and touring acts over drinks or dinner.

46 hours ago

Collection Highlight: Title: Topsy, Turvy Art...

Collection Highlight: Title: Topsy, Turvy Artist: Dewey Garrett Date: 2006 Materials: Oak Dimensions: 5" X 14" You can see this piece by Dewey Garrett and more in our Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects. You can also view and search our Collection online at http://ow.ly/My8u30jxiyh Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

2 days ago

Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costume...

Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costumes in a “Dress-Your-Best” Contest sponsored in 1954. Marlene Dillman won a trip to Paris--click on the links to see photos of her winning outfits in the City of Lights. According to a McCall’s study at the time, the "average woman who sews" is a housewife between 20 and 39 years old, who has one or two children and a family income above the U. S. average. She makes 21 garments a year – 14 of them for herself. In addition, she makes six garments for her children and one for her husband. Did your mother sew outfits for you when you were a child? Do you sew? https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/22/13074/

    Fashion Forward at the National Archives
    Today's post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. Although fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of government records and the holdings of the National Archives, fashion and dress has, and continues to be, a significant aspect of life for many...

2 days ago

"the challenges in this play are to have the ...

"the challenges in this play are to have the audience leave the theater with a lot of questions and very few answers... to have them try to understand another human being and to connect in a very spiritual and knowing way.” - Lindsay Smiling in The Philadelphia Tribune The World Premiere of PASSAGE by Christopher Chen begins this Wednesday, April 18. Get your tickets today --> https://goo.gl/957aNr #WilmaPassage

    Temple grad hopes play will help people connect spiritually
    Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the world premiere of "Passage" to the Wilma Theatre in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. "Passage" is described as a fantasia of E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India," a 1924 novel that described the British crown rule in India and addressed racial discrimination and the ensuing resentment.

2 days ago

Happy #mugshotmonday with this new piece from...

Happy #mugshotmonday with this new piece from Michael Connelly Michael Connelly and a hint of Ryan Greenheck in the corner. Come see these pieces in our current exibition "Philadelphia Urban Potters & Guests" and shop more of Michael's work here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/shop/artist/2318/Michael%20Connelly

2 days ago

Join PSCA for a very fun evening!

Join PSCA for a very fun evening!

    Passyunk Square Art Auction 2018
    On Friday, April 27, 2018, from 7-10 p.m., the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host the 7th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction! Thank you to our sponsor - Pat's Steaks! The auction will feature sculpture, prints, jewelry, photography and paintings from more than 30 incredible South Philly artists!

2 days ago

Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Goo...

Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Good Karma Cafe owner Shawn Nesbit discuss their partnership that grew into a thriving cafe on Broad Street. Check out the full interview on Kyw Newsradio 1060

    Positively Philadelphia: A Taste of Wilma Theater's New Cafe
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a small oasis on Broad Street with a big personality. The Wilma Theater has opened a cafe in its lobby. "Previously, we were dark most of the time in this great venue on the Avenue of the Arts (265 S.Broad Street)," said James Haskins, managing director.

2 days ago

Don’t miss the 8th annual Philly Tech Week st...

Don’t miss the 8th annual Philly Tech Week starting April 27 through May 5! Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties, including several events in Old City. Throughout its entirety, attendees can learn about various aspects of Philadelphia’s technology community through informative workshops, networking events and panels looking at the impact of the creative class: http://2018.phillytechweek.com/

3 days ago

Awesome events are happening in Philly and Ol...

Awesome events are happening in Philly and Old City this week, including Museum of the American Revolution's First Anniversary celebration! 🎉🎉🎉 via Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com

    25 Terrific Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, April 16-22
    Morgan's Pier | Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia The Philadelphia Science Festival, Modern Times at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 76ers and Flyers playoff games and more... From Morgan's Pier to Main Street in Manayunk, awesome events of every sort are going down in Philly this week.

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3 days ago

Here's a great group shot of our awesome Clay...

Here's a great group shot of our awesome Claymobile staff!

3 days ago

Cherry Blossom season is here, and they're sp...

Cherry Blossom season is here, and they're springing up all over Philly, including the waterfront! 🌺🌸🌺

    Where to See Cherry Blossoms at Peak Bloom in Philadelphia
    Article One of the first signs of spring in Philadelphia is the prevalence of blooming cherry blossoms everywhere you look - the parks, the streets, the sidewalks. It's a stunning sight to see.

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