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eL Seed’s beautiful ‘calligraffiti’ mural to be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 18

An assistant to the French-Tunisian artist eL Seed puts the finishing touches on a new mural at the corner of Preston and Market (Photos by Mike Lyons, West Philly Local)

If you’ve been up around 40th and Market in the past few days, you may have noticed a lot of activity near the corner of Market and Preston. The French-Tunisian “calligraffiti” artist el Seed is painting a mural.

    eL Seed's beautiful 'calligraffiti' mural to be dedicated on Saturday, Nov. 18 | West Philly Local
    Posted on 17 November 2017 If you've been up around 40th and Market in the past few days, you may have noticed a lot of activity near the corner of Market and Preston. The French-Tunisian "calligraffiti" artist el Seed is painting a mural.
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

32 hours 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

33 hours ago

A big guide to Philly’s holiday markets

Where: Drexel University (3501 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Where: Rotunda building (4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

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Where: Dilworth Park in front of City Hall (1 S. 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)

Where: Greensgrow Farms (2503 E. Firth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125)

Where: The trolley leaves at 53rd and Baltimore and 35th and Lancaster every half hour

Where: The trolley leaves at 53rd and Baltimore and 35th and Lancaster every half hour

Where: Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19143)

Where: 7165 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

This popular event returns for its 12th year on Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1241 Carpenter Street. The brigade brings dozens of local artists together, and you can peruse and purchase as you wish.

Where: BOK Building (1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148)

    A big guide to Philly's holiday markets
    The holiday season is in swing! And while you could just get all of your shopping done with the click of a button, where's the holiday spirit in that? Behold: The coolest festive shopping events happening in Philly this month, from holiday markets to craft shows to pop-up shops.
    https://philly.curbed.com

36 hours 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

36 hours ago

Ants on a Log (ACG '17, '16) plays a free sho...

Ants on a Log (ACG '17, '16) plays a free show at the Walnut Street Free Library of Philadelphia (201 S. 40th St.) on November 18 at 2:30 PM. Bring your kids, bring your adults! (Photo by Nicole Micayla)

    Ants on a Log Free Concert!
    Ants on a Log plays a free show at the Walnut Street Free Library of Philadelphia (201 S. 40th St.) on November 18 at 2:30 PM. Bring your kids, bring your adults!
    http://www.leeway.org

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The High Key Portrait Series: Ivy Sole

...lot of history, and that community is really really dope. I’m actually living at 40th and Powelton right now, Powelton Village area. Which is also cool but I think my love for...

    The High Key Portrait Series: Ivy Sole - The Key
    "High Key" is a series of profiles conceived with the intent to tell the story of Philly's diverse musical legacy by spotlighting individual artists in portrait photography, as well as with an interview focusing on the artist's experience living, creating, ... Continued
    http://thekey.xpn.org

2 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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2 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

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

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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...
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3 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

3 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

3 days ago

ADL Youth Conference Demonstrates ‘You Can’t Hate What You Know’

After a white middle-aged man yelled at him from 40th and Market streets to “go back to your country,” Hossain felt obligated to try to make a difference.

    ADL Youth Conference Demonstrates 'You Can't Hate What You Know' - Jewish Exponent
    The Anti-Defamation League's 11th annual Youth Conference brought together more than 500 students and teachers Nov. 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, focusing on confronting bias and hate through "courageous conversations." Sponsored by the ADL's regional office representing eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, 10th- and 11th-graders from across those states separated into smaller ...
    http://jewishexponent.com

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

Kenney clarifies timeline for 4601 Market St.

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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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

University City District is working with Wexf...

University City District is working with Wexford Science & Technology and the Science Center to develop a temporary public space along the new 37th Street for uCity Square. They need your advice on how to create a space that you will enjoy. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR5HTZL

    uCity Square temporary activation survey for area residents
    Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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/

3 days ago

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

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Meet the Penn student going on 'coffee dates' to clear up misinformation about Muslim Americans

A month after President Trump's election, a driver at the corner of 40th and Market streets told third-year Penn Law student Akbar Hossain to "go back to [his] country."

    Meet the Penn student going on 'coffee dates' to clear up misinformation about Muslim Americans
    A month after President Trump's election, a driver at the corner of 40th and Market streets told third-year Penn Law student Akbar Hossain to "go back to [his] country." Hossain, a Muslim-American, responded with an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer where he wrote, "This is my country and I'm not going anywhere."
    http://www.thedp.com

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

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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

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