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William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.

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Moon + Arrow

754 S. 4th St.

    Moon + Arrow
    Shoppers could spend hours browsing through this Queen Village boutique, stocked to the rafters with interesting finds like hand-made statement jewelry, refinished antique furniture and vintage duds-all with a focus on ethical sourcing. Look for workshops and events, and don’t miss the s

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4/20 'holiday' events in the Philly region

Details: Cannabis aficionados gather at the intersection of 3rd and South for a moment of reflection at 4:20. South Philly NORML chapter leader Lauren Reilly...

Location: His & Hers Restaurant, 216 South Street Philadelphia 19147

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Location:  1431-39 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia 19131.

Location: Connie’s RicRac, 1132 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, 19147

Location: 215 N. 11th St., Philadelphia  19107

Location: National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, 19106

Location: The Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

    4/20 'holiday' events in the Philly region
    Ahh 4/20. A lovely, all-encompassing, festive day that pays homage to the marijuana in all of its natural glory. It has, in many regards, become an international holiday celebrating the plant. The celebration of April 20 - and for some people anytime it's 4:20 - goes back decades.

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Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delawa...

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delaware River Waterfront is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to Delaware River Waterfront’s newly created Program Operations Team! Think you'll be a good fit? Apply today! 👇

    Event Operations Intern
    The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to DRWC's newly created Program Operations Team. DRWC produces nearly 100 events inclusive of concerts, festivals, fundraisers, performances and art installations along the Delaware waterfront during the summer season.

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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).

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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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Here's What's Happening in Queen Village - Meet Your Committee Person Candidates on Thurs, April 19th at 7pm. Join QVNA at St. Philip Neri's Community Room, 218 Queen Street. Did you know your neighbors are running for Political Office? Find out who! https://mailchi.mp/c5bf29f0147f/heres-whats-happening-in-queen-village-1330269

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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...

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"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.

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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!

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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.

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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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"This promises to be a special event, conside...

"This promises to be a special event, considering the Wilma’s HotHouse Company is in on the act." #WilmaPassage begins Wednesday, April 18. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/957aNr

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from April 15 to 21 - Philly
    Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Enjoy bites from more than 50 food trucks and tour some of Manayunk's best restaurants during this kickoff to Manayunk Restaurant Week. You'll also be able to stock up on homemade oils and spices, as well as fresh produce. There will be live music, too.

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National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

While searching through the Beneficiaries Files of the U.S. Naval Home in Philadelphia, we found the file of Frank George, which included over a hundred documents such as letters, certificates, a Christmas card, and even a photograph! These records are a genealogical goldmine, offering incredible details about the life of Frank George and his loved ones. George was born on September 25th, 1876 in Detroit, Michigan. A crew member on the U.S.S. Helena during World War I, Frank served as an Engine man First Class in the U.S. Navy until he retired to the U.S. Naval Asylum on May 21st 1932. The U.S. Naval Asylum was located in Philadelphia, and the campus included a home for retired sailors, a hospital, and an academy. Frank died from Parkinson’s disease on December 14th, 1932, but we were able to uncover some really fascinating information about his life. In 1909, he married an Argentinian woman named Mary during his deployment in China, where she continued to live until her death. Mary’s passport and their marriage certificate were included in the file, along with correspondence confirming that, shortly after his wife’s death, Frank moved back to the States and retired at the Asylum. In his will, he left all he had to the fund for the Children’s Annual Holiday Party that the Asylum held every year. The National Archives at Philadelphia has many under-used genealogical resources such as these Beneficiaries Files chock-full of stories waiting to be discovered. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) or our website (www.archives.gov/philadelphia. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to make an appointment to view our holdings by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #USNavy #Navy #NavalAsylum #NavalHospital #Genealogy #NARA #PhillyArchives #FamilyTree Citation: Beneficiary File of Frank George; Box 22; Other Establishments, U.S. Naval Home; Record Group 181: Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 3275894) and (Record Entry ID: PH-6374).

Apr 13

Weekend Things To Do In Philly ~ Food Truck Friday The 13th, Sixers Playoff Game, Dining Out For Living Food Truck Event, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, Sakura Sunday, Flyers Playoff Game and More!

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

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Food Truck Friday the 13 ~ April 13 ~ Held at Industrial Food Truck at 5200 Grays Ave from 6 pm to midnight. Come out for the 1st Indoor/Outdoor Food Truck Friday...

...at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 6825-31 Norwitch Drive. Savor a diverse range of American-made whiskeys while exploring one of the world’s...

Liberty Lands Market ~ April 14 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ April 14 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

...at the Academy of Music ~ April 14 – 15 ~ Held at the Academy of Music at 240 S. Broad Street. This Broadway musical is based on the music and life of Emilio and Gloria Estefan...

...Roof Top Mini Series ~ April 25 – 27 ~ Held at the Free Library of Philadelphia at 1901 Vine St. Enjoy drinks on the Skyline Terrace and take in spectacular views of the city at...

...suggested donation $10)  From 5 pm – 8 pm at The Academy of Natural Sciences at 1900 Benjamin Franklin parkway. On the fourth Friday evening of every month this winter and spring, the Academy...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philly ~ Food Truck Friday The 13th, Sixers Playoff Game, Dining Out For Living Food Truck Event, Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, Sakura Sunday, Flyers Playoff Game and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ April 13 - 19 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in or nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.

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Apr 12

Weigh anchor, the Tall Ships are off again! T...

Weigh anchor, the Tall Ships are off again! The race continues today in Pensacola, Florida.To keep the wind in your sails, enjoy 20% off all Ship Tour tickets with promo code TallShips20 today through April 15. Book your adventure at sailphilly.org before these historic vessels dock on the Delaware River Waterfront Memorial Day weekend! ⛵

    Sail Philadelphia | Tall Ships Sail to the Delaware River Waterfront
    Live music, food vendors, beer gardens, and family-friendly programming all within an anchor's throw of tall ships from U.S. and international ports. Tickets include same-day admission to the Independence Seaport Museum.

Apr 12

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