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GIVEAWAY on the Spruce Street Harbor Park Facebook Page! Learn how to win a hammock lounge rental! 👇
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. @SailPhilly is headed to the waterfront May 24 - May 28! Book your Sail Away Cruises + Ship Tours today! https://bit.ly/2GhZ9YV #sailphilly @visitphilly #visitphilly
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GIVEAWAY on the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Facebook Page. Lean how to win a Summerfest roller skating + mini-golf package for 4!👇
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Soon-to-be-Brides of Queen Village and wedding planners -- you'll love attending tomorrow night's FREE Wedding Open House! Tour two historic homes, sample foods and desserts, and meet vendors you'll want to consider for your special day!
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Interested in the Wilma's HotHouse Summer Intensive? Dive into José Raúl Mangual's blog to explore an inside look into the #WilmaHotHouse Intensive experience.
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The “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai Friendship” exhibit opened on March 21, 2018, at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok, Thailand, and continues through June 30, 2018. United States Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies had the idea for the exhibition. You can learn more about the exhibit and the role of the National Archives in making it all possible on the AOTUS blog: https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/03/29/great-and-good-friends-national-archives-loans-artifacts-to-thai-exhibition/
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Incident #1: March 10: 300 block of Fitzwater StreetThis article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew is describing surveillance video that the police department released this week of an armed robbery of two men in their early 20s on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street on April 2.
According to police, the first armed robbery occurred on March 10 near third and Fitzwater Streets. The second happened on March 19 on the 700 block of 9th Street.
Incident #3: April 1: 1000 block of Fitzwater Street
Incident #4: April 2, 900 block of Fitzwater Street
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In this issue, we unveil a gorgeous new design concept that aims to revitalize the grounds at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and National Historic Site. Download PDF
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...of businessman Jacob Dintenfass, was willed a 40′ x 82′ plot of land on the 600 block of Bainbridge Street that stretched back to Charles (now Leithgow) Street. By 1897, Jacob and entrepreneur/family member...
...that added two retail spaces with shop window storefronts with their own addresses– 622 and 624 South 4th Street. The retail spaces held a series of shoe and dress stores. The Polsky Family purchased...This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
...moved out in 2000 and is now headquartered at the old Friends Meeting House at 3500 Lancaster Avenue...
...called Pedro Gunn while the other lead to a basement dance club called Showplace. The 2nd and 3rd floors were a daycare center. In 2001, Cohen leased the first floor to the Penn...
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Police say the victim was walking in the 300 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached by two men. One of them pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet.
The suspects took the man's wallet and fled in an unknown direction. The armed suspect later tried to use one of the victim's debit cards at the Wawa at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was declined.This article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Police say the victim was walking in the 700 block of South 9th Street when he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun at him and demanded money.
Police say the suspect got out of a gray sedan in the 1000 block of Fitzwater Street and put a handgun against the chest of the victim, demanding his belongings. He took the victim's iPhone and $60 cash before getting into the car and fleeing east on Fitzwater Street.
The victim was walking in the 900 block of Fitzwater Street when he was approached from behind by two men, one of whom pointed a handgun at him and demanded his belongings.
Police say the victims were walking in the 2100 block of Carpenter Street when they were approached by two men who pointed handguns at them. The victims were robbed of their wallets and $146 in cash. The suspects fled north on 21st Street from Carpenter.
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On March 10, 2018, at 1:20 am @ the victim, while on the 300 block of Fitzwater Street, was approached by two unknown black males when suspect #1 pointed a handgun at him...
...1 later attempted to use the victim's debit card at a Wawa located at 518 South 2nd Street but the transaction was denied...This article has 11 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
On March 19, 2018, at 11:00 pm, the victim, while on the 700 block of South 9th Street, was approached from behind by an unknown black male, who pointed a handgun at him...
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On April 2, 2018, at 9:45 pm, the victim, while on the 900 block of Fitzwater Street was approached from behind by two unknown males. Suspect #1, who was pointing a handgun...
...17-013868On April 2, 2018, at 11:26 pm, the victim's, while on the 2100 block of Carpenter Street, he was approached by two unknown black males pointing handguns at the them while demanding...
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The Comcast Cares Team. #comcastcaresday
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We're happy to welcome our friends at Comcast to the Center for Comcast Cares Day. 50 volunteers will be working on five projects to support our mission. Thank you Comcast! #ComcastCaresDay
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Over 50 QV candidates and voters attended last night's "Meet the Candidates" event. Find out why! And save the date - May 17th at 7pm for the next QVNA meeting. Its focus? Property Tax assessment.
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April 19 Mtg Recap: "Meet the Candidates" - https://mailchi.mp/b689dd852860/heres-whats-happening-in-queen-village-1330273
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Weekend Things To Do In Philly ~ Philadelphia Science Festival, Opening of Morgan’s Pier and Independence Beer Garden, Museum Exhibits 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...This article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Liberty Lands Market ~ April 21 ~ 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 21 ~ 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 ~
...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...
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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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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 19147This article has 5 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
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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
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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! 👇
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This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 334 Lombard St., is listed for $1,325 / month.
Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 723 Spruce St., which, at 600 -square-feet, is going for $1,460 / month.
Listed at $1,535 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 406 Spruce St.
This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 230 Pine St., is listed for $1,550 / month for its 700-square-feet of space.
And here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 313 Spruce St., which is also going for $1,550 / month.
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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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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 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.
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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 👇
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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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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/
"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
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
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Friends from the age of five, the two women launched the 22nd and South streets location in October 2004 near where Wiseman Fleming resides. Years later, Silverman, who lives...
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Cherry Blossom season is here, and they're springing up all over Philly, including the waterfront! 🌺🌸🌺
"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
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 email@example.com. 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).
Pink, Philadelphia Furniture Show, Food Truck Popup, Booze & Vinyl party and more great Philadelphia events
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, The Tusk, Upstairs at the Woolly Mammoth, 430 South Street. $11.53 General Admission. www.pspca.org/hairballThis article has 12 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, WHYY Inc., 150 N. Sixth St., $60, 215-351-1200, whyy.org/events
Friday-Sunday, 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., $8 for students, $15 for adults, $45 for preview party, 207-781-2982, philadelphiafurnitureshow.com
...raise money for AIDS service organizations, a 15-food-truck popup will take over the 1300 block of Locust Street this Saturday. Participants, including the Tot Cart, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, and Mom-Mom’s...
6 p.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Industrial Food Truck, 5200 Grays Avenue. Free admission. 215-596-0010, www.industrialfoodtruck.com/
8 p.m. Saturday, Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., $25 and up, 215-496-2662, mannapa.org
3-8 p.m. Thursday, Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., free, 215-253-6731, amrevmuseum.org/events
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, East Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St. 215-685-0008, http://www.eastpassyunkcommunitycenter.org/
8 p.m. Friday at the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. $47.45-$227.50. 215-336-3600. wellsfargocenterphilly.com
8 p.m. Friday at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen Street, $30, thefillmorephilly.com
8 p.m. Saturday at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. $15-$17. 215-627-1332. undergroundarts.org.
8 p.m. Saturday at the Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Sold out. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org.
6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St., free, 215-898-7108, icaphila.org/programs
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