1 hour ago

There is still time to see the Philadelphia A...

There is still time to see the Philadelphia Assembled exhibition before it comes to a close on December 10th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! Philadelphia Assembled tells a story of active resistance and radical community building through the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric. These narratives will be explored through a collaborative effort between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a team of individuals, collectives, and organizations as they experiment with multiple methodologies for amplifying and connecting relationships in Philadelphia’s transforming landscape. For more information:

    project
    Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with a collaborative team of artists, makers, storytellers, gardeners, healers, activists, Museum staff and community members, Philadelphia Assembled explores social issues that resonate in "The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection."
    http://phlassembled.net

3 hours ago

#GivingTuesday is in one week! Support Intern...

#GivingTuesday is in one week! Support International House Philadelphia! For more information: https://www.classy.org/campaign/givingtuesday-at-international-house-philadelphia/c149394

    International House Philadelphia
    GivingTuesday is in one week! Support International House Philadelphia! For more information: https://www.classy.org/campaign/givingtuesday-at-international-house-philadelphia/c149394
    https://www.facebook.com

16 hours ago

Sharing this from our friends at Freely Magaz...

Sharing this from our friends at Freely Magazine. Buy your tickets now for a wonderful evening supporting the education of displaced students around the world! Hosted by Temple Refugee Outreach, UNICEFx Temple, and She's The First, and sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and Global Studies, this formal event will feature a number of guests, speakers, and performers who will share their stories and celebrate their cultures. With international food included, and all for only $15, you won't want to miss out! Tickets can be purchased online at: https://give.karamfoundation.org/events/-/e148186

    Temple University BNB Fellowship Fundraiser
    Please join us for a fundraiser at Mitten Hall, supporting the Books Not Bombs Fellowship, a new fund that will help displaced students cover gap exp...
    https://give.karamfoundation.org

22 hours ago

#GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support Internation...

#GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support International House. http://ow.ly/bwGQ30gJ44r

    International House Philadelphia
    GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support International House. http://ow.ly/bwGQ30gJ44r
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

Looking for a holiday gift for the beer-lover...

Looking for a holiday gift for the beer-lover in your life? Local 44 is starting a beer club.

    Shop Now: Beer Club Packages
    Welcome to Local 44 in West Philadelphia. We are a neighborhood craft beer bar with tasty chow and a killer little craft Bottle Shop.
    http://www.local44beerbar.com

27 hours ago

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS :...

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, PennFuture and some of the other great organizations that have volunteer opportunities!

    7 Places to Volunteer in Philly
    We celebrated the holidays with our Fall Harvest Happy Hour last Thursday. Six local organizations shared volunteer opportunities with over 40 attendees to get involved and give back locally. (Spec...
    http://www.greenphillyblog.com

28 hours ago

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click ...

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click below for details and to sign up.

    Help Clean Your Neighborhood with a Community Cleanup on Saturday December 2
    We are once again partnering with the City of Philadelphia on a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, December 2nd. We will assist block captains, students, volunteer groups and neighbors by providing trash bags, brooms, work gloves, and trash pickup. Help the city-wide effort to beautify Philadelphia by cleaning your block or street from 9am - 2pm.
    https://www.universitycity.org

37 hours ago

39 hours ago

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was e...

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. This day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

    Universal Children's Day, 20 November
    http://www.un.org

47 hours ago

University City District shared Baltimore Ave...

Get an early start on your holiday shopping AND support local businesses on December 2nd with the Winter Express Shopper's Trolley! The trolley will offer free rides along Baltimore and Lancaster Avenues.

    WEST
    The Baltimore Avenue and Lancaster Avenue Business Associations have teamed up to host WEST (Winter Express Shoppers' Trolley), a holiday shopping...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

International House Philadelphia shared a lin...

    Immigration: Artist Mobilizes Immigrant Communities For Social Justice
    Ten years ago, Michelle Angela Ortiz hoped to be where she is today - a successful visual artist, skilled muralist and community arts educator. For more than 18 years, Ortiz has been using art as a tool for communication between communities.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

2 days ago

This is the last week to see Cultures in the ...

This is the last week to see Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum! This special exhibition created in conjunction with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people—and what’s being done to prevent the loss of this history and cultural identity. For more information check out the link below:

    Penn Museum - Cultures in the Crossfire
    Explore amazing art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy, Mesopotamia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas and more at this world renowned museum.
    https://www.penn.museum

2 days ago

International House Philadelphia updated thei...

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,677 likes · 51 talking about this · 14,278 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
    https://www.facebook.com

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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.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

5 days ago

A great writeup from Hidden City Philadelphia...

A great writeup from Hidden City Philadelphia on the Cret Illustrated Show hanging in the Hamilton Mansion. Come check it out at the opening tonight from 5:30-8:00

    Cret Exhibition Captures Vibrations Of The City
    Editor's note: Architectural drawing is a dying art. Before the digital revolution gave birth to drafting software, renderings of buildings, bridges, barrel vaults, and bell towers were meticulously illustrated by hand. And although most of the technical work done for architectural and engineering firms in the past left no room for emotion or expression, a human touch, and a physical object, remained.
    https://hiddencityphila.org

5 days ago

University City District shared West Philly L...

This weekend Saturday's half and Sunday's full marathons will disrupt traffic in University City.

    Road closures, detours, cheer zones for 2017 Philadelphia Marathon | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 November 2017 The 2017 Philadelphia Marathon will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19, and the half-marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18. Here's some important information on road closures, bus detours, and cheer zones. Marathon Races, Activities, Cheer Zones Here you can find information on the marathon and here on the half-marathon.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

5 days ago

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    LEVEL I STRUCTURAL REPAIRS (NO CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY) TO EXISTING UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE AND UTILITY TUNNELS BENEATH EXISTING EDUCATIONAL FACILITY (GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION) AS PER APPROVED PLANS.

    3700-34 WALNUT ST Issued November 15, 2017 Comment

6 days ago

University City District shared West Philly L...

Traffic advisory.

    West Philly Local
    Traffic advisory: 3700 block of Spruce Street will have crews conducting emergency repair work from now until the end of day on Friday, November 17th. Spruce Street will remain open but there may be...
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6 days ago

University City District shared West Philadel...

Thanks to The Penn Current for their feature on our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative program!

    Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training
    Operated by the University City District, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative connects unemployed West Philly residents looking for work with employers looking for talent, including Penn. She fell in love with the trees. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she would pass through Penn as a curious and attentive child.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

6 days ago

Dr. Amy Gutmann Penn President posted 3 photos to Flickr:

6 days ago

University City District shared Baltimore Ave...

It's never too early to start planning your holiday shopping!

    Baltimore Avenue Business Association
    Baltimore Avenue Business Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 674 likes · 6 talking about this · 1 was here. The Baltimore Avenue Business Association seeks to promote, attract, assist and share...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Survival of the trees on an urban campus

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Survival of the trees on an urban campus | Penn Current
    Close to 20 unique, young specimens have been planted since the program began, including live oak trees, Chinese ash, cherry, and Jefferson elms. Planted in March or April, the trees are placed in the ground when they are between five and 10 years old, and put in protected, interior locations on campus away from vehicular traffic, such as on College Green, Locust Walk, and by Claudia Cohen Hall.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

6 days ago

Check out the SEPTA detours for this weekend's Philadelphia Marathon

Westbound: regular route from 38th St. and Spruce St.

Westbound: regular route from 34th St. and Spruce St.

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Eastbound: Regular route to 7th & Pine St. (last stop eastbound)

Northbound via 20th Street: Right/Pine St., Right/Broad St., layover on Broad Street south of South Street.

Westbound: Regular route from Walnut St. at 10th St.

Eastbound via 34th Street: R-Indiana Ave./R- Ridge Ave./L- City Ave. Ramp, Regular route to 40th & Brown St. /Via 40th St./L- Market St., R-38th St., L-Spruce St./South St. Left/Broad St., Right/Pine St., Left/9th St., Left/Walnut St., take recovery on Walnut St. between 9th St. and 10th St.

Route 38(pull-out to 34th Street and Clearfield Street) Regular Route To City Ave I-76 east to Route 1 North, R-Wissahickon ave. Exit, R-Wissahickon Ave., R-Huntingpark Ave., R-Allegheny Ave., L-34th St., to Clearfield Street.

Route 38(pull-out to 34th Street and Clearfield Street) Regular Route To City Ave I-76 east to Route 1 North, R-Wissahickon ave. Exit, R-Wissahickon Ave., R-Huntingpark Ave., R-Allegheny Ave., L-34th St., to Clearfield Street.

Northbound via Vine St.: R- 11th St./Regular route to Ridge & Midvale Ave./R- Midvale Ave./L- Henry Ave./L- Roxborough Ave../R- Ridge Ave../L-Leverington St./R-Flat Rock, Regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Henry and Walnut Ln. , then via L- Henry Ave./ R- Midvale/ R- Ridge Ave./ Left onto City Ave. Ramp then Regular route.

Buses will operate between 63rd & Girard and 40th & Market Sts.

Buses will operate between 29th & Girard and Richmond & Westmoreland Sts.

1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    SEPTA | Philadelphia Marathon
    The Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon return to Center City Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017 (see schedule below). Due to the course routing, several SEPTA Bus Routes and the Route 15 Trolley will operate with detours before and during the events.
    http://septa.org

6 days ago

Q&A with Howard Stevenson

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Q&A with Howard Stevenson
    The Graduate School of Education professor discusses microaggressions, racial literacy, and increasing instances of racial harassment and abuse across the nation. For some people, experiencing a racial encounter can be so stressful that it's as if they are facing a tsunami or a venomous snake.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

Nov 15

Friday evening we are excited to host the fre...

Friday evening we are excited to host the free opening reception for our first gallery show, Cret Illustrated: Revisiting a Philadelphia Icon in Sketches by artist Ben Leech. Join us Friday, November 17th, from 5:30-8:00PM to be the first to view 20+ architectural illustrations of Paul Philippe Cret’s Philadelphia at The Woodlands, site of Cret's final resting place.

    Cret Illustrated: Revisiting a Philadelphia Icon in Sketches
    OPENING RECEPTION: November 17th, 5:30-8:00pm ON VIEW: November 17, 2017-January 13, 2018 20+ architectural illustrations of Paul P. Cret's...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 15

Kenney clarifies timeline for 4601 Market St.

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

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Kenney clarifies timeline for 4601 Market St.

His administration cancelled plans in May to move the police headquarters to the building, opting instead for the old Philadelphia Inquirer building at 400 N. Broad St. Those plans were devised during the administration of Michael Nutter.

    Kenney clarifies timeline for 4601 Market St. | West Philly Local
    Posted on 15 November 2017 Mayor Jim Kenney told the audience gathered for the Spruce Hill Community Association annual meeting last night that the city would likely to have a handful of serious proposals for the old Provident Mutual Insurance building at 4601 Market St. by early January.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Nov 15

Staff Q&A with William Whitaker

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Staff Q&A with William Whitaker
    Drawn to Penn for the architecture greats who taught and trained here, William Whitaker moved across country in the early 1990s to pursue a master's degree in what was then known as the Graduate School of Fine Arts.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

Nov 15

Student Spotlight with Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

    Student Spotlight with Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon | Penn Current
    PROBLEM-SOLVERS: In their first year of medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine, Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon attended Problem Night, a Penn HealthX event designed to pair people who had been thinking about health care problems with those who wanted to help solve them.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

Nov 15

Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training

Suite 200 3901 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3608

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She grew up around 52nd and Market streets, on the border of University City, in a hard-working, working-class African-American neighborhood that was ravaged by drugs. She felt unsafe and uncomfortable. Penn looked secure and serene.

    Skills initiative gives unemployed West Philadelphians job training
    Operated by the University City District, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative connects unemployed West Philly residents looking for work with employers looking for talent, including Penn. She fell in love with the trees. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, she would pass through Penn as a curious and attentive child.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

Nov 15

International House Philadelphia shared Light...

Birthright: A War Story is screening tomorrow at Lightbox Film Center! for more information check out: http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/lightbox-film-center-calendar/birthright-a-war-story

    Birthright: A War Story
    Uploaded by Abramorama Inc on 2017-07-27.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Nov 15

There are many worse ways to start a chilly W...

There are many worse ways to start a chilly Wednesday than with a platter of bagels from our friends at Schmear It!

    University City District
    There are many worse ways to start a chilly Wednesday than with a platter of bagels from our friends at Schmear It!
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 14

Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Co...

Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Community Association will distribute over 150 turkeys to residents in need at the Max Paul Farm from 11:30-2:30pm. Want to help? Donate non-perishable food items at The Enterprise Center.

    University City District
    Next Monday, November 20th the Walnut Hill Community Association will distribute over 150 turkeys to residents in need at the Max Paul Farm from 11:30-2:30pm. Want to help? Donate non-perishable food...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 14

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

Come join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for our annual holiday community dinner – a night filled with laughter, joy, and amazing food catered by our friends at Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management. We’re also continuing our book swap – please bring your pre-loved books to donate and get some new ones while you’re at it. Bring the whole family to enjoy and don’t forget to come festively dressed! Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for check in. Raffles will take place throughout the dinner.

    Holiday Community Dinner
    Come join us on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for our annual holiday community dinner - a night filled with laughter, joy, and amazing food...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 14

Reader Response: On the West Chestnut Street Protected Bike Lane

...mail/package delivery truck double parked outside the apartment building at the NE side on Chestnut St. just east of 38th St. This is a real traffic hazard for drivers. Either there should be no parking at...

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    Since its installation this summer, the West Chestnut Street parking-protected bike lane has been a huge success. People who ride bikes in, out, and through, West Philadelphia have been using the lane with relative ease, and the lane has successfully calmed traffic on what has historically been one of Philadelphia's most crash-prone stretches of street.
    http://bicyclecoalition.org

Nov 14

Curio Theatre Company's production of Crimes ...

Curio Theatre Company's production of Crimes of the Heart opens tomorrow and runs through December 9th.

    Curio Theatre Company
    A professional ensemble theatre in West Philadelphia.
    http://www.curiotheatre.org

Nov 14

Registration for youth play writing after sch...

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

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Registration for youth play writing after school classes winter 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS DECEMBER 8TH.
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 14

University City District shared Curbed Philly...

Curbed Philly breaks down the updated station plans for Amtrak's 30th Street Station, and links to the 107 page proposal.

    Amtrak reveals new designs for Station Plaza at 30th Street Station
    Amtrak just revealed its preferred design concept for its "grand civic space" at 30th Street Station, swapping out proposed circular paving patterns for circular benches and planters, instead. That, plus a big plan to improve traffic and pedestrian flow around the station.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Nov 13

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 732 likes. The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is Drexel's urban extension center - modeled...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 13

Learn more about plans for the Provident Insu...

Learn more about plans for the Provident Insurance building and Drexel’s plans for a new public school in University City at tomorrow evening's Spruce Hill Community Association meeting.

    Mayor Kenney to talk about Provident Insurance building's future at SHCA's annual meeting on Tuesday | West Philly Local
    Posted on 13 November 2017 Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Spruce Hill Community Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Penn Alexander School Cafeteria (43rd and Locust). The mayor will address the future of the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building at 4601 Market ( pictured).
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

Nov 13

Curbed Philly checks in on development throug...

Curbed Philly checks in on development throughout University City.

    Mapping University City's development boom
    Editor's note: This article was originally published in November 2016 and has since been updated with the most recent information. University City has been booming for years now, transforming the west banks of the Schuylkill River on a daily basis. And the eds and meds hotbed claims it's only getting started.
    https://philly.curbed.com

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