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A trip to Winterthur's Point-to-Point race

At 4th and Chestnut, there's a new all-day French Bistro dubbed Chez Ben that's an ode to Ben Franklin and his love of French food. Alicia Vitarelli checks it out.

400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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    FYI Philly: Point-to-Point at Winterthur
    This week on FYI Philly, we get our tailgating game down for Winterthur's Point-to-Point. While there, we explore a first-of-its-kind garden exhibition. Ducis Rodgers takes to the stage to test his comedic chops. Plus we check out a new restaurant in Old City and a hidden South Philly gem.
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59 min ago

The Clay Studio added 5 new photos.

Congrats to our former Education Staff and instructors, Carin Sankus (Carin Sankus Ceramics) and Grace Tessein on their thesis exhibitions. Check our their instagram accounts for more information on their shows: https://www.instagram.com/carinsankus https://www.instagram.com/gracetessein And their websites: https://www.carinsankus.com https://www.gracetessein.com


12 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

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.


21 hours ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

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

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
    https://www.wilmatheater.org

21 hours ago

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Join our team! Delawa...

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! 👇

    Event Operations Intern
    The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is seeking an Event Operations Intern to provide support to DRWC's newly created Program Operations Team. DRWC produces nearly 100 events inclusive of concerts, festivals, fundraisers, performances and art installations along the Delaware waterfront during the summer season.
    http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

21 hours ago

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Wind...

June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE Fellows. To learn more about our Windgate ITE International Residency Program follow the link: http://ow.ly/savk30jzEmW

    The Center for Art in Wood
    June starts The Center for Art in Wood's Windgate ITE International Residency Program. All of us are excited to meet the 2018 Fellows but until then here's a look back at the 2017 Windgate ITE...
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22 hours ago

5 affordable apartment rentals in Society Hill today

This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 334 Lombard St., is listed for $1,325 / 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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Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 723 Spruce St., which, at 600 -square-feet, is going for $1,460 / month.

    5 affordable apartment rentals in Society Hill today
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in Society Hill are hovering around $1,645, compared to a $1,495 average for Philadelphia as a whole. So how does the low-end pricing on a Society Hill rental look these days--and what might you get for the price?
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23 hours ago

The Museum of the American Revolution opened ...

The Museum of the American Revolution opened one year ago today! 🎉 The museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community on Thursday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets (walk-up only) becoming available at 2 p.m. for 3 p.m. entry. There will also be festivities throughout the weekend. Congratulations, Museum of the American Revolution! 🎉

    Museum of the American Revolution offering free admission on one-year anniversary
    Last year on April 19, the Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public. On the one year anniversary, the history museum will celebrate by offering free general admission to the community. Inside, visitors can explore the history of how America broke free from Britain.
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

23 hours ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

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).


26 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

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


31 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of givi...

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.

    Give OUT Day
    April 20th is Give OUT Day, a national day of giving for the LGBTQ community - a 24hr online fundraising event to unite the community & raise critical funds for nonprofits serving the LGBTQ community.
    https://www.giveoutday.org

45 hours ago

Penn's Landing shared Race Street Pier's post...

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 👇

    Free Yoga on the Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna Preview Party
    Philadelphia's favorite free workout series, Free Yoga on Race Street Pier Presented by Aetna, will return on Saturday, April 28th and we're celebrating its season plus its amazing coordinator, Malik Wilson.
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47 hours ago

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Ch...

Mark Your Calendars: The Farmers Market at Christ Church returns in one month! Opening Day is Wednesday, May 16 🌸 Info: https://bit.ly/2q8BFuO


47 hours ago

Old City District shared KYW Newsradio's post...

Read about Silence Dogood's Tavern's efforts to help Christ Church, Philadelphia at KYW Newsradio:

    Old City Bar Starts Fundraiser To Help Neighboring Church
    Breaking News PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The "Church Lady" will be raising money to help an Old City church paint its steeple. "The Church Lady is a fabulous summer cocktail with some blueberry vodka, fresh blueberries, a little bit of seltzer and some fresh lemonade," said Eric Keiles, owner of Silence Dogood's Tavern at 2nd and Market Streets.
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2 days ago

Today we want to take a moment to honor the l...

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


2 days ago

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahron...

Congratulations to our Resident Artist, Ahrong Kim for her feature in Ceramics Monthly! Here is a link to the online version of the article: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/2018-emerging-artist-ahrong-kim/#


2 days ago

2 days ago

We are growing! The new Clay Studio will have...

We are growing! The new Clay Studio will have more classrooms and kilns, expanded studios, a dedicated space for youth programs, plus more upgrades to meet the needs of today’s makers. #ClayTogether with us and learn more here: theclaystudio.org/campaign.


2 days ago

Sign up here to pick up a free yard tree at s...

Sign up here to pick up a free yard tree at school on April 20th!

    2018 TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway
    Trees are one of the best investments we can make in the future of our city. When properly cared for, urban trees provide valuable and vital services - like clean air, increased property values, and peaceful neighborhoods. TreePhilly's Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers community groups to help restore Philly's urban forest - starting in their own back yards!
    https://dswca.ticketleap.com

2 days ago

Dewey Garrett is one of the many talented art...

Dewey Garrett is one of the many talented artists in our Museum Collection. Experience Dewey Garrett's Topsy, Turvy and 1,100 + objects in the collection, Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm. . . . . . . . #DeweyGarrett #Centerforartinwood #MuseumCollection #Wood #Art #Sculpture #Cityscape #Objects #Lathe #OldCityPhilly #Explore #SoMuchtoSee


2 days ago

Philadelphia Magazine names Sassafrasbar one ...

Philadelphia Magazine names Sassafrasbar one of Philly's Best Jazz Joints 🎷🎶

    Philly's Best Jazz Joints
    13 bars and restaurants where the best players play. While it's a genre often overlooked in the mainstream, Philly has a deep history of jazz musicians - and great spots to hear some of the best locals and touring acts over drinks or dinner.
    https://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

Collection Highlight: Title: Topsy, Turvy Art...

Collection Highlight: Title: Topsy, Turvy Artist: Dewey Garrett Date: 2006 Materials: Oak Dimensions: 5" X 14" You can see this piece by Dewey Garrett and more in our Museum Collection of over 1,100 objects. You can also view and search our Collection online at http://ow.ly/My8u30jxiyh Open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.


3 days ago

Nearly 24,000 women and girls entered costume...

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/

    Fashion Forward at the National Archives
    Today's post was written by Laney Stevenson, Archives Technician at the National Archives at College Park. Although fashion may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of government records and the holdings of the National Archives, fashion and dress has, and continues to be, a significant aspect of life for many...
    http://text-message.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

"the challenges in this play are to have the ...

"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

    Temple grad hopes play will help people connect spiritually
    Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Chen brings the world premiere of "Passage" to the Wilma Theatre in collaboration with Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and the Wilma HotHouse Company of actors. "Passage" is described as a fantasia of E.M. Forster's "A Passage to India," a 1924 novel that described the British crown rule in India and addressed racial discrimination and the ensuing resentment.
    http://www.phillytrib.com

3 days ago

Happy #mugshotmonday with this new piece from...

Happy #mugshotmonday with this new piece from Michael Connelly Michael Connelly and a hint of Ryan Greenheck in the corner. Come see these pieces in our current exibition "Philadelphia Urban Potters & Guests" and shop more of Michael's work here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/shop/artist/2318/Michael%20Connelly


3 days ago

Join PSCA for a very fun evening!

Join PSCA for a very fun evening!

    Passyunk Square Art Auction 2018
    On Friday, April 27, 2018, from 7-10 p.m., the Passyunk Square Civic Association will host the 7th Annual Passyunk Square Art Auction! Thank you to our sponsor - Pat's Steaks! The auction will feature sculpture, prints, jewelry, photography and paintings from more than 30 incredible South Philly artists!
    https://passyunksquare.ticketleap.com

3 days ago

Wilma Managing Director James Haskins and Goo...

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

    Positively Philadelphia: A Taste of Wilma Theater's New Cafe
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a small oasis on Broad Street with a big personality. The Wilma Theater has opened a cafe in its lobby. "Previously, we were dark most of the time in this great venue on the Avenue of the Arts (265 S.Broad Street)," said James Haskins, managing director.
    https://kywnews.radio.com

3 days ago

Don’t miss the 8th annual Philly Tech Week st...

Don’t miss the 8th annual Philly Tech Week starting April 27 through May 5! Philly Tech Week celebrates technology and innovation in the region by bringing together some of the best and brightest tech minds in the city for events ranging from panels and conferences to gaming-themed events and cocktail parties, including several events in Old City. Throughout its entirety, attendees can learn about various aspects of Philadelphia’s technology community through informative workshops, networking events and panels looking at the impact of the creative class: http://2018.phillytechweek.com/


4 days ago

Awesome events are happening in Philly and Ol...

Awesome events are happening in Philly and Old City this week, including Museum of the American Revolution's First Anniversary celebration! 🎉🎉🎉 via Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com

    25 Terrific Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, April 16-22
    Morgan's Pier | Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia The Philadelphia Science Festival, Modern Times at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 76ers and Flyers playoff games and more... From Morgan's Pier to Main Street in Manayunk, awesome events of every sort are going down in Philly this week.
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Make sure you financial information is safe o...

Make sure you financial information is safe online by following these guidelines.

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4 days ago

Here's a great group shot of our awesome Clay...

Here's a great group shot of our awesome Claymobile staff!


4 days ago

Cherry Blossom season is here, and they're sp...

Cherry Blossom season is here, and they're springing up all over Philly, including the waterfront! 🌺🌸🌺

    Where to See Cherry Blossoms at Peak Bloom in Philadelphia
    Article One of the first signs of spring in Philadelphia is the prevalence of blooming cherry blossoms everywhere you look - the parks, the streets, the sidewalks. It's a stunning sight to see.
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5 days ago

5 days ago

Katrina and Julio enjoyed their first pottery...

Katrina and Julio enjoyed their first pottery making experience last night at Date Night! More Date Night info available here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/datenight/1


5 days ago

Sending this along!

Sending this along!

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5 days ago

This weekend is the Philadelphia Furniture Sh...

This weekend is the Philadelphia Furniture Show at the 23rd Street Armory showcasing unique original artisan-made furniture. While you're there stop by our booth for a chance to win our raffle with items from Wayne Art Center, Wharton Esherick Museum, and The Center for Art in Wood! Follow the link to see what's on display in our booth! http://ow.ly/HoCy30jutFK


5 days ago

"This promises to be a special event, conside...

"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

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from April 15 to 21 - Philly
    Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Enjoy bites from more than 50 food trucks and tour some of Manayunk's best restaurants during this kickoff to Manayunk Restaurant Week. You'll also be able to stock up on homemade oils and spices, as well as fresh produce. There will be live music, too.
    http://www.philly.com

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