19 hours ago

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative...

Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6

    The Wilma Theater
    Engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection. http://goo.gl/wXS2U6
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20 hours ago

Hungry Pigeon considering 'aging' their eggs!...

Hungry Pigeon considering 'aging' their eggs!

    At Philly's Hottest Brunch Spot, the Eggs Might Be Too Fresh
    Scott Schroeder and Pat O'Malley have considered aging their eggs to prevent some of the pitfalls of super-fresh eggs (like breakage) in their most popular dishes.
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21 hours ago

Collection Highlight: Artist: Siegfried Schre...

Collection Highlight: Artist: Siegfried Schreiber Title: The Lovers Date: 2005 Materials: Maple, pear Dimensions: 9.5 " x 19.25" Credit: Donated by the artist You can see this piece by Siegfreid Schreiber and over 1,100 other objects in the Center's Museum Collection. Open Tues - Sat, 10 - 5 pm.

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    Collection Highlight: Artist: Siegfried Schreiber Title: The Lovers Date: 2005 Materials: Maple, pear Dimensions: 9.5 " x 19.25" Credit: Donated by the artist You can see this piece by Siegfreid...
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22 hours ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

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22 hours ago

Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! Via 6ab...

Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! Via 6abc Action News ‪Congratulations, @icimacarons! Dessert destinations: Philadelphia’s top 5 bakeries, ranked http://6abc.com/3771873/ via @6abc‬

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
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22 hours ago

Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! (via 6a...

Congratulations, ICI Macarons & Cafe! (via 6abc Action News )

    Dessert destinations: Philadelphia's top 5 bakeries, ranked
    Looking to try the best bakeries around? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated bakeries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for fresh doughnuts, macarons, cannoli and other sweet treats.
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23 hours ago

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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37 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Thanks to Historic Fair Hill for having our Community Maker Days plate making project as part of the Summer Festival this past Saturday! It was a beautiful setting filled with music, family fun, ponies, history, art and community! https://www.theclaystudio.org/events/maker-days

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41 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Loco Lucho debuts at Reading Terminal Market
    On Thursday, the crowd went loco for the pinchos de churrasco, carne frita, class Cubano sandwich, and marinated bistec sandwiches offered up from behind the counter of the latest addition to Reading Terminal Market, Loco Lucho's Latino Kitchen, which has set up shop at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Avenue C selling an array of Puerto Rican street food creations.
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42 hours ago

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2...

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender. It was a wonderful day learning about the Windgate ITE Fellows. We're looking forward to the upcoming exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018! Pictured is Windgate ITE Scholar Sean Breen giving a demo on hand planing to Carolyn Picciotti the Centr's Vice President of the Board and Ron Picciotti.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender. It was a wonderful day learning about the Windgate ITE Fellows. We're looking forward to the upcoming...
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45 hours ago

Old City District shared Philadelphia -- visi...

Old City Eats makes Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com’s Top Things To Do This Week! See you Thursday! 🍽

    25+ Marvelous Things to Do in Philly This Week
    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.
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2 days ago

25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22

Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Where:Various locations including Red Owl Tavern, 433 Chestnut Street

This article has 17 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Various locations including Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Various locations including Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50th Street

Where:Various locations including Restaurant Marokko, 54 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Where:Spice Finch, 220 S. 17th Street

Where:Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street

Where:The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

Where:Bok Bar, 800 Mifflin Street

Where:Burholme Park, 1400 Cottman Avenue

Where:Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel Street

Where:Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Where:Various locations including 30th Street Station, 2955 Market Street

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

    25+ Marvelous Things To Do In Philly This Week, July 16-22
    The Oval+ | Photo by A. Yee for Fairmount Park Conservancy The Oval+ opening day, 10 free outdoor movies, SmörgåsBeer, FIGMAGO and more... Start gearing up for a jam-packed week of alfresco concerts, outdoor movie screenings, new attraction openings and dining deals in Philadelphia.
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2 days ago

“Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi V...

“Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, in April of 2018, this isn’t an escape room like the others. This is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can’t find anywhere else in the city.” Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVoice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/olde-city-escape-games-brings-art-and-history-to-the-concept-of-the-escape-room/

    Olde City Escape Games put a twist on the escape room
    Olde City Escape Games is Philadelphia's first escape room to feature Philadelphia history and design. Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, the escape room opened in April 2018. This isn't an escape room like the others, this is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can't find anywhere else in the city.
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2 days ago

Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVo...

Read about Olde City Escape Games in PhillyVoice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/olde-city-escape-games-brings-art-and-history-to-the-concept-of-the-escape-room/

    Olde City Escape Games put a twist on the escape room
    Olde City Escape Games is Philadelphia's first escape room to feature Philadelphia history and design. Started by two artists, Brooks Bell and Vi Vu, the escape room opened in April 2018. This isn't an escape room like the others, this is an artfully designed space with intricate and original stories that you can't find anywhere else in the city.
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2 days ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared Ph...

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Swim Philly has transformed six local pools into mini paradise islands. The program provides comfortable lounge seating, beautiful scenery, and fun activities like Poolside Yoga and Aqua Zumba. Find...
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2 days ago

Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enr...

Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enrichment Program: Summer at Courtyard - https://mailchi.mp/20b933cda1c6/please-volunteer-for-our-queen-village-kids-summer-program

    Queen Village Neighbors Association
    Volunteers needed for Queen Village Kids' Enrichment Program: Summer at Courtyard - https://mailchi.mp/20b933cda1c6/please-volunteer-for-our-queen-village-kids-summer-program
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2 days ago

Our Friday Date Nights are super fun even if ...

Our Friday Date Nights are super fun even if you have never seen the movie Ghost! Scroll down to check out The Clay Studio mention in this Narcity USA article! https://www.narcity.com/us/pa/philadelphia/things-to-do-in-phl/30-fun-philadelphia-date-ideas-that-are-way-more-fun-than-youd-think

    30 Fun Philadelphia Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than You'd Think
    During the summer, there are an abundance of activities to do and events happening in Philadelphia- perfect for date night! If you are tired of the same old dinner and drinks, we have the best date ideas around town for you - so don't stress.
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2 days ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 2 new pho...

Vive la France! In honor of their victory in the World Cup, here is "The Marseilles Hymn: in French & English," from our collection. It was printed in Philadelphia, and though undated, this version has an estimated date of 1793.

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3 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

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3 days ago

Seger Park shared MIX & MATCH DesignShop's po...

    MIX & MATCH DesignShop
    Celebrate France! Bastille Day sale all week. 10% off everything French. Lalique, Baccarrat, Jacques Garcia, and new items from the collection of George Perrier.
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3 days ago

jpellgen (@1179_jp) posted 16 photos to Flickr:
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3 days ago

Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is ta...

Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is taking place today! Fellow Vivian Chiu talkes about her techniques with Don Miller the Wood Coordinator at UArts.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Open Studio Day in Memory of Lee Bender is taking place today! Fellow Vivian Chiu talkes about her techniques with Don Miller the Wood Coordinator at UArts.
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4 days ago

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4 days ago

jpellgen (@1179_jp) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

4 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Two New Historic Districts And Grand Court Protected
    Two new historic districts and a well-known Center City interior were added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places during today's monthly meeting of the Historical Commission. A unanimous vote of approval by the Historical Commission makes the Wanamaker's Grand Court, nominated by the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the third interior added to the city's list of protected properties, joining the City Hall Council Chambers and the Family Court Building.
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4 days ago

Well, would you?

Well, would you?

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    Well, would you?
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4 days ago

It can be a good idea if there are lower rate...

It can be a good idea if there are lower rates and the timing works out.

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4 days ago

If you see pickle ball being played on the te...

If you see pickle ball being played on the tennis court. Here's what's going on. http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/PhiladelphiaInquirer/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=PHQP%2F2018%2F07%2F13&entity=Ar05800&sk=5E6CA4AB&mode=text

    Pickleball is agame to relish - Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly Edition, 2018-07-13
    By Bethany Ao STAFF WRITER Pickleball is the latest rage in South Jersey, where a Cherry Hill-based meetup group of players that started in June 2016 has exploded to include over 800 members. One of the country's fastest-growing sports, pickleball, which has nothing to do with pickles, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.
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4 days ago

Join us July 21st for the Opening Reception, ...

Join us July 21st for the Opening Reception, Artist Talks, and Demos 2-4pm!

    Coming Soon!
    "Garden (Feast) of Paradise," an installation by 6 artists from the U.S. and the Middle East.
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4 days ago

We're heading into the last week of Connie Mi...

We're heading into the last week of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time. Make sure to experience this unique retrospective by its last day on Sat, July 21st. Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    We're heading into the last week of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time. Make sure to experience this unique retrospective by its last day on Sat, July 21st. Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.
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4 days ago

The Clay Studio added 5 new photos.

The studios have been busy this week with the Claymobile teaching at ten different camps around the city, and our clay camps in Old City getting under way! Had to share some great pics from Clay Camp, and Claymobile sites at the Salvation Army and the Cecil B. Moore Library! Thanks to all of our amazing Teaching Artists for bringing their love of clay to kids all over Philadelphia! Ellen Schraeder-Charpentier, Catherine Gacki-Harrt, Nitza Walesca Sierra, Megan Millman, Maria G Albornoz, Drew Schenck, Jae Hubay, Emma Pilon, Emma Herrmann, Laure Krumenacker, Andrew Perez, Cristhian Varela, Jihan Thomas, Nina Valdera, Hope Mead, Bronwyn Simons, and more! More camp info here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/3/camps More Claymobile info here: https://www.theclaystudio.org/claymobile

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