25 min ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared Fund for th...

Eagles fans, if you're planning to buy a Super Bowl shirt, this one will benefit the School District of Philadelphia!

    Eagles Challenge NFL To Donate Underdog Shirt Proceeds To Charity
    The NFL's official Pro Shop account tweeted a photo of new Eagles Super Bowl LII underdog shirts.
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31 min ago

Penn's Landing shared Blue Cross RiverRink's ...

Oh we are very very excited about this...

    Pop Up Brunch with the LaRue Group
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3 hours ago

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cr...

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.

    Penn's Landing
    WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.
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3 hours ago

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 23 - Blue Cr...

WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 23 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.

    Penn's Landing
    WEATHER UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25 - Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest will be closed the remainder of the day due to overall site conditions.
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7 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added an event.

The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library

    Portable Studio: Open House & Information Session
    The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open...
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7 hours ago

"it is a beautiful story of life that does co...

"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    'Passing Strange' tells tale of rebellious young Black man
    The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical, "Passing Strange," from now through Feb. 18. Music takes center stage in this production as a charismatic Narrator who tells the tale of the Youth, a rebellious young African-American man who journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
    http://www.phillytrib.com

7 hours ago

FYI Philly - So much good food this week you'll burst!

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431 N. 62nd Street

469 W. Pike Street

    WATCH: FYI Philly, Jan. 20 - Where the foodies go to eat!
    This weekend on FYI Philly, we visit the neighborhood that has become a foodie's paradise... home to an astounding 13 of Philadelphia Magazine's picks for 50 best restaurants. Sushi is really on a roll; we sample the options in the city and the suburbs.
    http://6abc.com

8 hours ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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10 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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12 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

18 hours ago

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      700 Block S. 04th St. January 20, 2018 @ 8:42 p.m. Comment

27 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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28 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
    http://templeupdate.com

28 hours ago

Friends of Vare-Washington added an event.

Take a guided tour of the school, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session with Principal Duberstein. Get answers to any kindergarten registration questions!

    Donuts with Duberstein
    Take a guided tour of the school, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session with Principal Duberstein. Get answers to any kindergarten...
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28 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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30 hours ago

Old-Ass Building: Potter-Diesinger Auto

Butt-Fugly Building: 2nd and Bainbridge

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2207 Chestnut

Old-Ass Building: 10 South 10th

    Old-Ass Building: Potter-Diesinger Auto
    2207 Chestnut Another Center City Building getting an overbuild by Astoban Realty Group/Urban Space Development. This one started as an auto dealership in the 1920s! Check it out at theHidden City Daily !
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30 hours ago

Join us next Wednesday to watch a livestream ...

Join us next Wednesday to watch a livestream of the People's School Board Town Hall hosted by Our City Our Schools. Space is limited, please rsvp!

    South Philly Watch Party
    Last fall, we won back local control of our schools -- so what comes next? Join Friends of Vare-Washington for a livestream viewing of the People's School Board Town Hall hosted by Our City Our Schools. Anyone who wants to help envision a positive future for public education in Philadelphia is welcome!
    https://actionnetwork.org

31 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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42 hours ago

2 days ago

Still looking for that Eagles game watching l...

Still looking for that Eagles game watching location? Come down to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. We’ve got a huge heated Lodge, two massive big screen TVs, food from Garces Group, Chickie's & Pete's, ans Franklin Fountain, and of course tons of beer and cocktails. Bring the non-watchers also because they can go ice skating or play arcades!

    Penn's Landing
    Still looking for that Eagles game watching location? Come down to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. We've got a huge heated Lodge, two massive big screen TVs, food from Garces Group, Chickie's &...
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2 days ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
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3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
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3 days ago

  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    INTERIOR DEMO OF NON-LOAD BEARING WALLS ONLY, NO STRUCTURAL WORK ON THIS PERMIT

    221 MONTROSE ST Issued January 18, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

Students from out of catchment received notif...

Students from out of catchment received notification today of their acceptances, and must submit their intent to enroll by January 29 at 5pm!

    Notification Process
    District Students: You must log into your School Net Account (the same way you applied to the schools back in September). From there, you will click on the School Selection icon which will take you to your application. There will now be a link that says "click here to see results".
    https://www.philasd.org

4 days ago

Winterfest Brewfest is THIS weekend. Saturday...

Winterfest Brewfest is THIS weekend. Saturday from 1-8 and Sunday from 1-4 featuring samples of tons of local craft beers and wine + DJ Royal T + Quizzo with Brian Hickey. And fear not, we'll be playing both games on our big screens. Breweries include SLY FOX BEER, Victory Beer, Yards Brewing Co., Cape May Brewing Co., Conshohocken Brewing Co., Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, Tröegs Independent Brewing, Dock Street Brewery and Sand Castle Winery. The event is FREE and open to the public. Must be 21+ for alcohol samples.

    Winterfest Brewfest
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4 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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4 days ago

FYI Philly - So much good food this week you'll burst!

740 S. 4th Street

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201 North 17th Street

#3 Laurel: French

1617 East Passyunk Avenue

1408 South 12th Street

1623 East Passyunk Avenue

1615 East Passyunk Avenue

1046 Tasker Street

1537 South 11th Street

1911 East Passyunk Avenue

1837 East Passyunk Avenue

1535 South 11th Street

1838 East Passyunk Avenue

1927 East Passyunk Avenue

1520 East Passyunk Avenue

1646 East Passyunk Avenue

401 E City Ave

59 West Lancaster Ave

205 Race St

47 S Main St

1510 Sansom St

431 N. 62nd Street

469 W. Pike Street

    FYI Philly: Where the foodies go to eat!
    This weekend on FYI Philly, we visit the neighborhood that has become a foodie's paradise... home to an astounding 13 of Philadelphia Magazine's picks for 50 best restaurants. Sushi is really on a roll; we sample the options in the city and the suburbs.
    http://6abc.com

4 days ago

For the roughly 1/2 of QV residents who are r...

For the roughly 1/2 of QV residents who are renters, the fine folks at Community Legal Services have produced a valuable guide for tenants.

    PhillyTenant.Org - Resources for Renting in Philadelphia
    The information provided on PhillyTenant.org is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. For legal advice or representation, tenants should consult an attorney. Theme by Anders Norén
    http://www.phillytenant.org

4 days ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

4 days ago

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5 days ago

No need for tears, we are giving discounts to...

No need for tears, we are giving discounts to those sporting Philadelphia Eagles gear at the rink. Join SWOOP and the Eagles Cheerleaders FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 from 6PM to 7PM and enjoy discounted skating from 5PM to 8:30PM with your Eagles gear! #FlyEaglesFly


5 days ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared an...

Those of you who frequent Red Hook have probably already seen this exhibit. If not, tomorrow is your last chance! Red Hook is hosting an "exhibit closing party" where you can meet the artists and learn about the Tuesday Darkroom Class at Fleisher Art Memorial.

    Exhibit Closing Party
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5 days ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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5 days ago

Philly makes the shortlist for new Amazon HQ!...

Philly makes the shortlist for new Amazon HQ!!

    Philly Makes Amazon's List of Top 20 HQ2 Finalists
    The company just announced its short list. This is a developing story. Check back for more information. Congrats, Philly. Amazon has narrowed its list of potential host cities for its second headquarters, and Philly made it through the first round of cuts.
    http://www.phillymag.com

6 days ago

Many thanks to all of the neighbors who helpe...

Many thanks to all of the neighbors who helped clean up our school yards, playground, and streets this Monday.

    Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village
    Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary. Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe's Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.
    https://qvna.org

6 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared Math Corps ...

Still cold out, but never too early to start planning for summer vacation!

    Math Corps Philadelphia
    Math Corps Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 189 likes · 29 talking about this. Math Corps Philadelphia's goal is to bring motivated urban youth from the 30% in math achievement to the 90%...
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6 days ago

The QVNA Weekly Digest - 01/17/2018 -

The QVNA Weekly Digest - 01/17/2018 -

    QVNA Weekly Newsletter
    Read the latest issue of QVNA's e-newletter to learn about events and programs happening in and near Philadelphia's first neighborhood.
    https://us5.campaign-archive.com

6 days ago

Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village

Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary.  Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe’s Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.

    Resounding Success for MLK Day of Service and Projects Around Queen Village
    Despite temperatures that hovered just around 30 degrees, approximately 40-50 people came out, adults and kids alike, to pitch in for Nebinger Schoolyard, Weccacoe playground and the 400 block of Monroe; Meredith Elementary. Later, volunteers were invited back to Weccacoe's Community Room for hot dogs, lemonade, coffee and treats.
    https://qvna.org

6 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared their event...

Join us tonight at Lilypad!

    Friends of Vare-Washington Meeting
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6 days ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

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6 days ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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6 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
    https://www.facebook.com

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