10 hours ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

10 hours ago

As part of the public events that surround ea...

As part of the public events that surround each Wind Challenge exhibition, Challenge 2 artist Jerry Kaba will bring AWFUL (Art Wrestling Federation Urban League) wrestling to Fleisher in the form of a Sanctuary Slam Friday, Jan. 26, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Imagine a wrestling show featuring Philadelphia’s favorite artists, comedians, and musicians with all the pomp and flair of 1980s wrestling with just 10 percent of the athleticism. Free and open to the public, AWFUL promises a smile, a surprise or two, and probably some tears. Regardless, you’re guaranteed to have an AWFUL good time!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    As part of the public events that surround each Wind Challenge exhibition, Challenge 2 artist Jerry Kaba will bring AWFUL (Art Wrestling Federation Urban League) wrestling to Fleisher in the form of...
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11 hours 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
    https://www.facebook.com

12 hours 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!...
    https://www.facebook.com

12 hours 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

23 hours ago

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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

31 hours 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%...
    https://www.facebook.com

31 hours 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

32 hours ago

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching arti...

We're proud to see two Fleisher teaching artists, Grimaldi Baez and Ricky Yanas, involved in this. Read more about their discoveries and don't miss the exhibition, which is on view at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Kensington through February 17.

    In Puerto Rico, Philadelphia artists find activism in wake of hurricanes
    In the aftermath of the multiple hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico last year, a group of Philadelphia artist rallied $14,000 in donations, used to send solar powered lights and water filters to the island. "That's what was asked for. Those were the things that were needed," said Grimaldi Baez, who was born on the island and still visits frequently.
    https://whyy.org

32 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Becoming U.S. - Living in a City of Immigrants
    Ask anyone living in Philadelphia where they live and you're apt to get a unique response. Places like Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion, and Bella Vista are just a few of dozens of small neighborhoods that make up the larger city.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

34 hours 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

36 hours ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared their event...

Join us tonight at Lilypad!

    Friends of Vare-Washington Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

36 hours 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

    Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
    http://giphy.com

38 hours ago

Weather update: all afternoon and evening cla...

Weather update: all afternoon and evening classes will run as scheduled today.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

39 hours ago

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we pr...

Come to our Happy Hour tomorrow night - we promise we won't complain about trash delays. (ICYMI, collection 1 day behind this week due to MLK holiday)

    News of Bella Vista Jan. 17
    The Bella Vista Neighbors Association is the Registered Community Organization that serves residents of Bella Vista, which is bounded by 6th and 11th Streets, South Street and Washington Avenue. BVNA improves Bella Vista's quality of life, facilitates and augments the delivery of government services, strengthens community bonds, encourages civic involvement, provides a public and neutral discussion forum, and promotes dialogue with elected officials.
    http://mailchi.mp

39 hours 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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39 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

January 17, 1706

    Parkway Museums District
    On this day in 1706, our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was born! To honor Philadelphia's most celebrated adopted son, the City officially changed the name of the Fairmount Parkway to...
    https://www.facebook.com

39 hours ago

Good snowy morning! Our morning classes will ...

Good snowy morning! Our morning classes will run as scheduled today. We will be keeping an eye on the weather and will post further updates about the status of our afternoon and evening classes.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

41 hours 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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Friends of Vare-Washington shared School Dist...

It's that time again, future Vare-Washington families!

    School District of Philadelphia
    Kindergarten registration is now OPEN! For more info visit: philasd.org/kregistration
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Star...

    Starr Garden Neighbors and Friends
    Starr Garden Neighbors and Friends, Philadelphia, PA. 975 likes · 12 talking about this · 432 were here. Starr Garden Friends and Neighbors: Community group dedicated to maintaining and improving...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

It's not uncommon to see our little friends f...

It's not uncommon to see our little friends from The Giving Tree Daycare and Preschool in our galleries, where their inquisitive little voices can be heard asking questions about the work hanging there. We're still in awe of the gingerbread version of Fleisher they constructed with their teacher, Cori, for the Center / Architecture + Design's Gingerbread Architecture Challenge. Receiving an honorable mention is a huge achievement. Looks like we might have the next crop of design professionals on our hands!

    2017 Winning Entries | Center / Architecture + Design
    AIA Philadelphia, AIAPhiladelphia.org AIA Bookstore and Design Center, AIAbookstore.com Charter High School for Architecture & Design, chadphila.org Community Design Collaborative, cdesignc.org
    https://www.philadelphiacfa.org

2 days ago

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: The Indictment of Samuel Maccubbin involved in the Baltimore 'Riot' of 1861: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/278869 Deposition of John Snyder: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806 Information provided by Lester Matz and John C. Childs filed in the U.S. Attorneys' Records on Spiro T. Agnew: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279167 Complaint Against the Prince Edward County School Board of Virginia: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279098 Fire Island National Seashore: A Proposal: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304849 History of Langley Air Field, Inception to March 1, 1935: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/66956741 John B. Gruelle's Patent Drawing and Oath for an Ornamental Design for a Doll: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23902323

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington shared Vare-Washin...

We'll have reservation forms at the Friends meeting on Wednesday night. Hope to see you there!

    Home and School Association Movie Night
    Hello VW Families! Our Home and School Association will be hosting a movie night on Friday, January 19, beginning at 6pm. Admission will be $2 per person...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday?...

Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Get your tickets today: https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com/winter-2018-happy-hour/ (photo credit: Stephen Tolton)

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Who is playing at our Happy Hour this Thursda...

Who is playing at our Happy Hour this Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course, the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. Get your tickets today: https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com/winter-2018-happy-hour/ And invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/508337462876444/ (photo credit: Stephen Tolton)

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Who is playing at our Happy Hour on Thursday? 846 Social Club, that's who. Of course the group features musicians from Bella Vista. They'll play acoustic American roots music including Tom Waits and...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

At Acadia, he hopes to make the good times roll

...a budding culinary career for business school, will open Acadia, a Creole-Cajun restaurant, at 824 S. Eighth St. in Bella Vista on Saturday. He envisions Acadia, named after the French speakers from Canadian...

    At Acadia, he hopes to make the good times roll
    Philadelphia isn't exactly a hotbed of New Orleans cuisine. The city does, however, have a full slate of people entering the restaurant business. Sean Nevins, 43, who years ago traded a budding culinary career for business school, will open Acadia, a Creole-Cajun restaurant, at 824 S. Eighth St.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/citizen-archivist-service-week/

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Just a reminder that we are closed today. We ...

Just a reminder that we are closed today. We hope you have a good holiday and we will see you tomorrow!

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in fai...

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith ‘twas strange, ‘twas passing strange.” – OTHELLO, Act One, Scene 3 Take a deep dive into the world of PASSING STRANGE in Walter Bilderback's (Production Dramaturg and Literary Manager) Open Stages blog post. #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing through February 18.

    OPEN STAGE ONLINE: PASSING STRANGE
    by Walter Bilderback "My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange." - Othello, Act One, Scene 3 Passing Strange is, first and foremost, a coming of age story. Although it shares some moments with Stew's real life, it is not autobiographical.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared He...

This looks very interesting... Society Hill authors presenting their work on relationships at Headhouse Books this Tuesday...

    Happy Together Launch Event at Head House Books
    Happy Together Launch Event at Head House Books
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association upda...

Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Cold weather got you down? Get out of the hou...

Cold weather got you down? Get out of the house this week and meet up with neighbors at our Happy Hour. Buy your tickets today.

    Winter 2018 Happy Hour
    Winter is great for cocooning, not so great for meeting up with neighbors. We have a solution: a Wintertime Happy Hour - the perfect way to catch up with friends and meet new people, conveniently right in the neighborhood. Join us at Al Zaytouna ("the Olive Tree"), an Eastern Mediterrranean BYOB restaurant near 9th & Christian.
    https://bella-vista-neighbors-association.ticketleap.com

4 days ago

Contributions in memory of Rita Heller may b...

Contributions in memory of Rita Heller may be made to Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147

    View RITA HELLER's Obituary and express your condolences
    RITA HELLER passed away in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Funeral Home Services for RITA are being provided by Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks. The obituary was featured in Legacy on January 2, 2018.
    http://www.legacy.com

4 days ago

Nico Westerdale shared a photo to Bella Vista...

    Nico Westerdale
    Nico Westerdale updated the group photo in Philadelphia Domino Topplers Club - at Charles Santore Library.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    EZ INTERIOR DEMOLITION- FOR THE INTERIOR DEMOLITION ON NON-BEARING PARTITION WALL AND CEILINGS AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS.

    900 CHRISTIAN ST Issued January 12, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Our neighborhood is home to many of the @mura...

Our neighborhood is home to many of the @muralarts masterpieces. Here you can see one of their many tours that comes through to see them at our very own Sartain Garden!

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Our neighborhood is home to many of the @muralarts masterpieces. Here you can see one of their many tours that comes through to see them at our very own Sartain Garden!
    https://www.facebook.com

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