5 hours ago

Every month our Spotlight Tours are devoted t...

Every month our Spotlight Tours are devoted to a different theme, April is devoted to American artists. Nearly a quarter of all the paintings collected by Albert Barnes were created by Americans, among them William Glackens, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, and Charles and Maurice Prendergast. Learn about Dr. Barnes’s relationship with these artists, and why his collection of European modernism was so important to their creative development. Tours are daily from noon to 1pm. After the tour, you’re invited to explore the collection galleries. Book now: http://bit.ly/Spotlight-Tour-April 🎨 William James Glackens. Sunday on the Marne, c. 1915–1916.

7 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation added 3 new photos.

Fact: Women remain dramatically underrepresented in the art world. For #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re joining National Museum of Women in the Arts' #5womenartists campaign to raise awareness about women’s artistic achievements, starting with our very own Barnes staff. Meet Allison Hardt, a painter, mother, and key team player in our Membership department. With a BFA in Painting from Boston University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Allison has exhibited across the US and in Europe. She is our Senior Coordinator for Membership and Programs. Inspired by visits to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion, a place built by Laura Barnes, wife of Albert C. Barnes, she recounts, “I sat by the pond watching all the newly hatched tadpoles flutter under the surface and thought about the freedom Laura must have felt in this space. I remembered her bride book, beautiful but clinical in its descriptions. In this painting, I reference both the pond and the book by using a pattern from one of Laura’s wedding garments to invoke plants following a current and placing the viewer looking simultaneously down at the surface and through it to the figure below. Who is her favorite female artist in the Barnes collection? “Since I started working at the Barnes, I have always been drawn to Laura Barnes. She was a risk-taker who created an incredible living collection, cultivating plant life, which some thought to be impossible to grow in Pennsylvania. Her achievements are often overshadowed by her husband's, and I wanted to shine some light on her life and work.” What advice would she give to young female artists? “It’s difficult to define your voice. It takes time. Reviewing my work over the years has been the most helpful in providing clarity about which interests keep pulling me back again and again to create. Follow those threads, and find someone you trust to discuss and debate the work. Also, never feel diminished by critiques like ‘it’s feminine,’ or ‘it looks like a woman made it.’ I am a woman and I did make it."

8 hours ago

There is still time to see our current exhibi...

There is still time to see our current exhibition "Abloom" featuring Judy Caldwell, Elizabeth Heller, Millicent Krouse, Heidi Leitzke, Bruce Lewis & Kerry Sacco - don't miss it! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/abloom

    Kerry Sacco, Poppy Field, oil on board, 10" x 10" Available Kerry Sacco, Monet's Garden, oil on board, 8" x 10" Available Millicent Krouse, Stargazers, water

9 hours ago

This looks perfect for making... #snowpeople!...

This looks perfect for making... #snowpeople! We’re open, come play!

10 hours ago

This year's Parks on Tap is going to bigger a...

This year's Parks on Tap is going to bigger and better than ever before!

    Everything to know about Parks on Tap 2018!
    Parks on Tap 2018 will kick off on April 25 at the Azalea Garden and will run through September 30, making it the longest season to date. Plus, seven more parks will welcome the traveling beer garden for the first time this year.

10 hours ago

Fairmount Soccer Association shared United Ph...

Welcome to the United Philly Family, Kensington Soccer Club!!!

11 hours ago



    Naked Philly Blog Posts Archive - OCF Realty
    Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the BrightMLS Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms in which OCF Realty participates, and is provided by BrightMLS through a licensing agreement.

11 hours ago

Opinion : Sorry Frank: https://www.phillymag....

Opinion : Sorry Frank: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/03/19/italian-market-philadelphia-9th-street/

    Mural Arts Says the Italian Market Is No Longer the Italian Market
    The neighborhood is now "formerly known as the Italian Market." Say what? UPDATE: Mural Arts sent Philly Mag the following statement: We've updated the language in our survey to say "also known as the Italian Market," given that different people throughout the city may refer to the area in one way or the other.

12 hours ago

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/22/why...

Opinion: https://billypenn.com/2018/03/22/why-arent-needle-exchanges-legal-in-pa-advocates-scholars-and-politicians-are-asking/

    Why aren't needle exchanges legal in PA? Advocates, scholars and politicians are asking
    In Pennsylvania, needle exchange programs like Prevention Point Philadelphia are technically illegal, but there's a growing movement for legalization. The exchange programs, which have been shown to reduce incidence of HIV, fall afoul of the state's drug paraphernalia laws, which criminalize possession of syringes.

12 hours ago

Crime: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crim...

Crime: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/gerard-grandzol-kristin-grandzol-leaving-city-marvin-roberts-maurice-roberts-shooting-spring-garden-20180322.html?mobi=true

    Slain Spring Garden activist Gerard Grandzol's widow: City not safe, we're leaving - Philly
    Kristin Grandzol, wife of slain Spring Garden community activist Gerard Grandzol, is moving with their daughters to Chester County because she no longer considers the city safe. Two other families have left the block since the September shooting. - Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

12 hours ago

Celebrate the Start of Playground Season Next...

Celebrate the Start of Playground Season Next Saturday! #PlayAPalooza -

    Celebrate the Start of Playground Season Next Saturday!
    Play-A-Palooza 2018 | Saturday, March 31, 12-4pm

13 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation shared their event.

Got questions about #letsconnectphilly? Leave them in the comments below or attend one of our info sessions: Friday, March 23, 2018, at 3pm Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 3pm Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1pm

    Let's Connect: Artist Open Call

24 hours ago



    SEPTA preps for a long night of snow removal
    In Philadelphia this year, March is going out like a lamb - covered in the white fluffy stuff. Just a few days before Easter, yet another snowy nor'easter is buffeting the region. That means another busy day and long night fighting to keep the trains and buses running for SEPTA.

24 hours ago



    At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source. The underground detectives are on the case
    Within the next few weeks, workers will be fanning out in neighborhoods of Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Philadelphia to check for defects known as cross connections - essentially plumbing systems that were inadvertently reversed. - Frank Kummer, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

26 hours ago



    Philadelphia public, archdiocesan schools to open on two-hour delay on Thursday
    All School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools will open Thursday on a two-hour delay. Public school buses will operate on a delayed schedule and pick up students two hours later then normal, said the district, which asked parents and caregivers to be patient as certain yellow bus routes may experience moderate to significant delays in the morning.

26 hours ago

In Brewerytown Sharswood: http://planphilly.c...

In Brewerytown Sharswood: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/03/21/preserving-a-building-without-the-building-in-sharswood

    Preserving a building without the building in Sharswood
    A group of historic preservation advocates dedicated to preserving African-American artist Dox Thrash's legacy in Philadelphia are making strides to foster and repurpose the artist's home in Sharswood, writes Starr Herr-Cardillo, contributing to Hidden City Philadelphia.

26 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Cartoons Hub's...

Humor:Just saying! https://www.facebook.com/171060420119750/videos/236524146906710/

    Cartoons Hub
    Cartoon Logic

26 hours ago

The far Western edge of Brewerytown on the bo...

The far Western edge of Brewerytown on the boundary with Strawberry Mansion: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/brewerytown/apartment-building-planned-remote-brewerytown-property

    Apartment Building Planned For Remote Brewerytown Property - OCF Realty
    Baby boomers ran from cities in America, but millennials have embraced the urban living experience, if we may generalize. Ask a random baby boomer (and not an empty-nester that's come back to town in recent years) why they choose the suburban lifestyle, and they may tell you that the city is dirty, or that it's cramped, or that it's dangerous.

26 hours ago

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philade...

Crime: https://patch.com/pennsylvania/philadelphia/woman-robs-burns-man-wheelchair-philadelphia-police

    Woman Robs, Burns Man In Wheelchair: Philadelphia Police
    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman suspected of robbing a man who uses a wheelchair and burning his legs in the process. Tanisha Woods, 35, is wanted for robbing a man on the 11000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard on Monday March 19, police said.

27 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

2 HOUR DELAY THURSDAY. School doors will open at 10am and students should report by 10:26am.

    School District of Philadelphia
    All School District of Philadelphia schools will open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018 on a two-hour delay. All buses will operate on a delayed schedule pushing morning pick up times back by two...

27 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Denise Sedor: The Long Goodbye
    The Long Goodbye, oil on board painting by Collective Member Denise Sedor. From her solo exhibition March 3 - 31, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 24" x W 24"

28 hours ago

"How can opera make the hair on the back of y...

"How can opera make the hair on the back of your neck stand up?" Festival #O18 is back and we're pushing artistic boundaries together with Opera Philadelphia. Watch this sneak peek as superstar countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo describes the upcoming "multimedia spectacular art installation" happening at the Barnes this September. Learn more: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/on-stage-2018-2019

    Opera Philadelphia 2018 - 2019 | GLASS HANDEL
    operaphila.org - Discover Opera Philadelphia's 2018 - 2019 season, including an operatic art installation from Anthony Roth Costanzo and Visionaire premiering at Festival O18.

31 hours ago

Love Philly's parks? Please help us meet our ...

Love Philly's parks? Please help us meet our A Community Thrives challenge of raising $6,000 to improve and expand our health and wellness programs like We Walk PHL! https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/fairmount-park-conservancy-we-walk-phl

31 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared a lin...

    Liz Price: Wild Little Plant Painting
    Wild Little Plant Painting, oil on panel painting by Collective Member Liz Price. From her solo exhibition March 3 - 31, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 9" x W 12"

31 hours ago



    AccuWeather: Heavy Snow, Gusty Winds Today
    A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for our entire area until 2 a.m. Thursday. TODAY: Early mixed precipitation will give way to all snow during the morning and afternoon and some of it could be heavy. Meanwhile, our passing nor'easter will also produce gusts up to 30-50 mph which could bring down trees and wires.

31 hours ago

Tai chi and Alexei Borovik Ballet ballet clas...

Tai chi and Alexei Borovik Ballet ballet classes are canceled for tomorrow morning, Thursday March 22nd. Stay warm out there!


31 hours ago

Hygge will be open today at 4. Come in and g...

Hygge will be open today at 4. Come in and get warm and cozy. FYI the kitchen will be closing at 9pm.

32 hours ago

Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' ...

Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds? | NPR Could limited-risk playgrounds like the ones in the UK, Canada, and Sweden catch on here in the US? https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/03/15/594017146/is-it-time-to-bring-risk-back-into-our-kids-playgrounds?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

    Is It Time To Bring Risk Back Into Our Kids' Playgrounds?
    I think it's fair to say that many parents focus a lot of energy - and worry! - on protecting their small kids from risky situations. But it turns out that integrating limited risk into our kids' playtime may be taking a step toward healthier child development.

33 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Save the date! Bache in Bloom is coming!

    Bache in Bloom Silent Auction and Raffle

34 hours ago

NBA: 'Springtime', a Belgian-style wheat beer...

NBA: 'Springtime', a Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with lemongrass (7.3%). It's the perfect beer to welcome springtime, don't you think?

35 hours ago

Food Forest in East Fairmount? Neat-o.

Food Forest in East Fairmount? Neat-o.

    Planting the Seeds of a Food Forest in Philadelphia
    With its myriad public gardens and 40,000-plus vacant lots, many of which have been transformed into community farms, Philadelphia is already a hub for community gardening. Philly also has a shortage of supermarkets in low income neighborhoods, which has made the city an incubator for novel ideas on getting healthy food into people's hands, cheap or even free.

35 hours ago

Fairmount CDC added an event.

Supplies will be provided. We will meet at Fairmount CDC HQ at 29th & Girard to form teams at 11am. Check back for updates & further details in coming weeks! Join Fairmount CDC and area businesses in cleaning up the West Girard Ave corridor, the heart of Brewerytown. This event is held in conjunction with citywide Philly Spring Clean-Up Day and is co-sponsored by the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance (GAMBA). Other opportunities to clean up the neighborhood are available. Check the Streets Department website to browse projects all over the city: http://www.psc.philadelphiastreets.com/1/volunteerProject

    West Girard Ave Spring Clean-Up Day
    Supplies will be provided. We will meet at Fairmount CDC HQ at 29th & Girard to form teams at 11am. Check back for updates & further details in coming...

35 hours ago



    How Philly can restore black communities torn apart by criminalized crack addiction | Solomon Jones
    The Kenney administration's forum on safe injection sites saw neighbors in the Fox Chase section of Northeast Philadelphia raise their voices in opposition to drug use in their neighborhood. And make no mistake. Safe injection sites are places where addicts use illegal drugs.

37 hours ago

Smith is seeking a partner to operate an Urba...

Smith is seeking a partner to operate an Urban Nature Preschool and Teacher Training Center in our facility in East Fairmount Park. Smith has been a beloved destination for millions of families for over 100 years, and today welcomes an annual audience of nearly 200,000 children and adults from throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. We are excited to hear from interested and qualified partners to join us in creating and operating the Urban Nature Preschool and Teacher Training Center. Please click here to read more about this project and to access the Request for Proposals. Letters of Intent are due by March 30th, and full proposals by April 20th. Please send questions to meg@smithplayground.org. https://www.dropbox.com/s/utxpyddnrepdi6o/RFP%20UNP%20packet.pdf?dl=0


44 hours ago



    School Closings by Name
    If your school number is not listed, our storm center has not been contacted by your school. Please contact your school, not us, for the correct school number. (Some schools have more than one number.) School closings, delayed openings and early dismissals for Wednesday March 21st.

44 hours ago

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facin...

Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House - facing North from Poplar Street on North Broad Street - Circa 1915

44 hours ago



    Learn about the new Vision Zero Project on JFK & Market | Department of Streets
    The City just announced an exciting new project to improve roadway safety: a pilot project that will test an alternate roadway configuration between 15th and 20th Streets on both Market Street and JFK Boulevard. To reduce speeding and weaving, the pilot project will test reconfiguring the roadway from four traffic lanes to three.

44 hours ago

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewery...

On the Boundary between Fairmount and Brewerytown: http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fairmount/snagged-renderings-upcoming-project-26th-poplar

    We Snagged Renderings For the Upcoming Project at 26th & Poplar - OCF Realty
    When we last updated you on the project a couple weeks ago, we told you that the plans called for 23 homes with "below grade parking," but even with that additional information, we weren't exactly sure what to expect. A couple of commenters attended the most recent community meeting, and provided us with some key intel.

45 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC shared Matt Alba's vi...


    Matt Alba
    I've been looking forward to this park's opening for a while! The Rail Park is essentially Philly's version of the The High Line in NYC. The first part of it is scheduled to open July 1st!...

47 hours ago

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State...

'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/jenice_armstrong/477441213.html

    'We lost an angel,' says family of Penn State senior killed while home on spring break | Jenice Armstrong - Philly
    The family of Dominique Oglesby ought to be preparing for her college graduation from Penn State's Harrisburg campus in May. Instead, they are making plans for her funeral. Oglesby, 23, a senior home from school on spring break, was killed Sunday afternoon following an argument with an unknown female patron inside Galaxy West Bar & Grill at 52 nd and Market Streets in West Philly.

47 hours ago

Cerulean Arts will be closed Wednesday, March...

Cerulean Arts will be closed Wednesday, March 21 due to inclement weather but you can always view our exhibitions online! https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/exhibitions

    Current Exhibitions
    HARMONIC SUMMATIONS Philippa Beardsley & Brian Boutwell January 31 - February 24, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-8pm Artists' Talk: Sunday, F

47 hours ago

Greater Brewerytown CDC added 2 new photos.

Photo of speculative row houses on Pine Street between 15th and 16th Street. These lovely Italianate houses, many of which are still standing, were built around the 1860s. Hemple's Photographic Rooms, photographer (c. 1870).

2 days ago



    DA Krasner's company owed Philly school district $130K in taxes
    When WHYY caught Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner with an unpaid $10,000 property tax bill on his former law office earlier this month, he called it "an oversight." But court records linked to two real estate companies Krasner has a stake in show that the city's top prosecutor is no stranger to tax delinquency.

2 days ago

Friends of Bache-Martin shared Bache in Bloom...

Come join in our first official event!

    Bache in Bloom Silent Auction and Raffle

2 days ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association added ...

Do you love your job? Do you enjoy talking about your career? Come share your knowledge and experiences with the next generation of workers! If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form to sign-up to volunteer. https://goo.gl/forms/ iBzT18AYVbXfTMfg2 Bache-Martin School is seeking parents, alumni, and other community members to participate in its Career Day program on the morning of Friday, April 27, 2018 (from 8:45 to 11am) Volunteers will be assigned to small groups that will visit 1-4 classrooms to talk about their careers and offer advice. Questions? Please contact bachemartincareerday@gmail.com.​​​

    Career Day 2018
    Do you love your job? Do you enjoy talking about your career? Come share your knowledge and experiences with the next generation of workers! If you are...

2 days ago

The Barnes Foundation will be closed Wednesda...

The Barnes Foundation will be closed Wednesday, March 21 due to the winter storm in the Northeast. Safe travels everyone. . 📷 Michael Perez


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