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[THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018] Blue Cross RiverRi...

[THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018] Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be closed Thursday for a private event. But there is still tons to do on the waterfront including seeing Mission: Impossible III at Screenings Under the Stars​ or grooving to live music at WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions: Frankie Vado at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest Corporation​!

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    THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018] Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest will be closed Thursday for a private event. But there is still tons to do on the waterfront including seeing Mission: Impossible III at...
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6 hours ago

Queen Village Neighbors Association shared St...

Cheers to the Kids at Star Garden who raised money for Philabundance! And way-to-go Families, Friends, and neighbors who supported their volunteering!!! QVNA salutes you all. #Queenvillagelovesvolunteers

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    Lemonade at Starr Garden! Proceeds go to Philabundance
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17 hours ago

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    PARTIAL DEMOLITION, 4'9" BY 4'2" AREA OF EXISTING ONE STORY REAR ADDITION, REDUCING THE OVERALL FOOTPRINT OF SAME.

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    REMOVE 16 SQUARE FEET OF REAR KITCHEN SHED (REDUCING FOOTPRINT), MODIFY FIRST FLOOR (REAR) WINDOW AND DOOR OPENINGS, AND INTERIOR ALTERATIONS AS SHOWN ON PLANS. RENOVATIONS TO INTERIOR AND REAR OF BUILDING ONLY, AS APPROVED BY PHILA. HISTORICAL COMMISSION.

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27 hours ago

Staycation anyone? 😍

Staycation anyone? 😍

    25 Amazing Things to Do Along Philadelphia's Waterfront
    Article From parks and museums and piers to restaurants, there are tons of attractions and events all year long at the Delaware River Waterfront.
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28 hours ago

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is ...

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join us for a FREE screening of Mission: Impossible III Thursday night! http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/screenings-under-the-stars-2018

    Penn's Landing
    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join us for a FREE screening of Mission: Impossible III Thursday night! http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/screenings-under-the-stars-2018
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29 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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30 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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33 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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45 hours ago

Dancing is our favorite way to get fit and we...

Dancing is our favorite way to get fit and we'll be doing a lot of that at the PA Care Health Festival featuring TI (rapper), Estelle, SWV, Dru Hill (official), Suzann Christine and Beano French! Register online to get your FREE tickets!👇😍🙌

    2018 PA Care Health Festival- Free Tickets
    Pennsylvania Care Health and Wellness, a nonprofit organization sponsored by Pennsylania Care Associates, is bringing the largest FREE urban health and music festival in the nation to Philadelphia this summer. The music festival featuring international Rap Artist T.I. will take place on Saturday, July 28th from 12PM-8PM on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.
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3 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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3 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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3 days ago

Something cool to keep on your radar! Flygirr...

Something cool to keep on your radar! Flygirrl presents Roll Train with DJ Mike Nyce + special guest DJ Prince Paul! for a night of dope music, live art, soul train lines and more! 😍😍

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    Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 52,215 likes · 446 talking about this · 105,136 were here. Philadelphia's premier waterfront destination.
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4 days ago

Hello friends! As you may know, we are curren...

Hello friends! As you may know, we are currently fundraising to rebuild the Vare Washington schoolyard. If you would like to help support or project, please consider purchasing a tshirt. A link to the order form is below. You can mail payment to me (email marianne.schilling@gmail.com for my address), or bring it to our meeting on July 25. Deadline for orders is August 1. Thank you for your support!

    Shirtfundraiserorderform
    Vare-Washington Elementary Schoolyard Kick-Off Fundraiser Help raise money to help fund our schoolyard and show your school spirit during your Summer Break: Future Schoolyard (photo credit: Community Design Collaborative) NAME: _______________________ PHONE:____...
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4 days ago

Friends of Vare-Washington updated their cove...

    Friends of Vare-Washington
    Friends of Vare-Washington updated their cover photo.
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4 days ago

The popular Smooth Jazz Summer Nights series ...

The popular Smooth Jazz Summer Nights series at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing is back every Friday night in August. Up first is Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: Boney James August 3rd! Check out the full lineup here 👇http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/smooth-jazz-summer-nights2018

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    Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 52,215 likes · 446 talking about this · 105,136 were here. Philadelphia's premier waterfront destination.
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4 days ago

4 days ago

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4 days ago

Penn's Landing added 4 new photos.

The summer on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing has been full of fireworks, free performances, and amazing festivals and we're just getting started thanks to our amazing sponsors PECO, Pennsylvania Lottery, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com, Live Nation Philadelphia, and City of Philadelphia Government!

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    Penn's Landing added a new photo.
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5 days ago

Well, would you?

Well, would you?

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    Well, would you?
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5 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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5 days ago

Penn's Landing added 2 new photos.

Gather your kiddies for two of our favorite free weekly activities Storytime in the Lodge + Sundays with Pop-up Play!

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    Penn's Landing added a new photo.
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5 days ago

QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Stre...

QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Street gets a facelift. Read all about it in News You Can Use - July 12, 2018 - https://mailchi.mp/qvna/news-you-can-use-july-12-2018

    Queen Village Neighbors Association
    QVNA Magazine hits the streets and South Street gets a facelift. Read all about it in News You Can Use - July 12, 2018 - https://mailchi.mp/qvna/news-you-can-use-july-12-2018
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6 days ago

Rock out all summer long at these amazing con...

Rock out all summer long at these amazing concerts at The Festival Pier at Penn's Landing & the BB&T Pavilion! The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday, Arcade Fire, Beck & Glass Animals at Penns Landing Festival Pier, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers at BB&T Pavilion, Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys, Kevin Hart Show at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ , and Lindsey Stirling + Evanescence.

    Penn's Landing
    Rock out all summer long at these amazing concerts at The Festival Pier at Penn's Landing & the BB&T Pavilion! The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back...
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6 days ago

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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6 days ago

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Reco...

Ever wonder if the National Archives and Records Administration has records of aliens and UFOs in our holdings? If so, you’re in luck! Our colleague Joseph Gillette, an Archivist on a cross-training assignment in the National Archives History Office, wrote a series about the Air Force’s Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors, Project Sign and Project Grudge. The purpose of these projects was to investigate the increasing number of unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings throughout America and determine their nature and any potential threat. This blog posted, entitled “INVASION! (of privacy),” is the first in a three part series which explores the Project Blue Book and discusses records of UFOs in the holdings of the National Archives! You can find Part II, “UFOs: Natural Explanations,” and Part III, “UFOs: Man-Made, Made Up, and Unknown,” on the Pieces of History blog here: www.prologue.blogs.archives.gov https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/04/09/invasion-of-privacy/

    INVASION! (of privacy)
    Today's post comes from Joseph Gillette, an archivist on a cross-training assignment with the National Archives History Office. It is part of a series concerning the Air Force's Project Blue Book investigation. In the mid-1970s, the National Archives prepared to absorb the records of the Air Force's Project Blue Book, as well as its precursors,...
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6 days ago

Here are 10+ ways to enjoy the entire Delawar...

Here are 10+ ways to enjoy the entire Delaware River Waterfront this summer! 😍

    13 Ways to Enjoy the Delaware River
    When the weather gets hot, the Waterfront feels like it's ten degrees cooler than the rest of the city. And, if you're able to make it our onto the river, it feels even better. Below are some great ways to get exercise, take in the views, and learn a little bit about sailing.
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Jul 11

Bring a chair and get comfy for a free screen...

Bring a chair and get comfy for a free screening of the Hollywood blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! Movie starts at dusk! 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿https://www.facebook.com/events/170227443681208/

    Penn's Landing
    Bring a chair and get comfy for a free screening of the Hollywood blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! Movie starts at dusk! 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿https://www.facebook.com/events/170227443681208/
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Jul 11

Penn's Landing added a new photo.

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    Penn's Landing added a new photo.
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Jul 10

Penn's Landing updated their cover photo.

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    Penn's Landing updated their cover photo.
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Jul 10

Penn's Landing added 4 new photos.

Fill your summer with free live music by being a regular at Jazz in the Park, WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: Boney James, Sounds of Inspiration, and the PECO Multicultural Series. Learn more here! http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events

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    Penn's Landing added a new photo.
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Jul 10

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In ob...

Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation Division of the Farmer’s Home Administration was established April 1, 1934, by authority of the Federal Emergency Relief Act, to make loans to destitute farm families. This three-legged cow belonged to B. H. Young of Webster County, West Virginia. 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. You can find this photograph in NARA's online catalog here: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12043705 Today’s post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. #nationalcowappreciationday #cows #farms #food #history #archives #nara

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Today is National Cow Appreciation Day! In observance, we are sharing this photograph of a three-legged calf from our Rural Rehabilitation Loan Case Files from West Virginia. The Rural Rehabilitation...
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Jul 09

Get healthy and stay healthy with tons of hel...

Get healthy and stay healthy with tons of helpful info at PA Care Health Fest July 28 featuring health screenings, kids carnival, line dancing, live performances and much more! #LetPAcare

    Pennsylvania Care Health Fest
    Jul 28 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm : This summer Pennsylvania Care Health and Wellness is bringing the tristate's largest health festival and music concert to historic Penn's Landing offering free health screenings, kids carnival, seniors tent with bingo tournament, yoga, line dancing, and live entertainment by national...
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Jul 09

See Kevin Hart for free before his show at th...

See Kevin Hart for free before his show at the BB&T Pavilion in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at Screenings Under the Stars Thursday at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing! 🎉😍

    Screenings Under the Stars
    Jul 05 8:30 pm - Aug 30 11:00 pm: Every Thursday night in July and August, a different film will be screened outdoors on a big screen at Penn's Landing for FREE. Movies range from recent blockbusters to all time classics and are all family friendly.
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Jul 09

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and arch...

We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center. We are fortunate to have such passionate, creative, and diligent stewards of Philadelphia's LGBTQ+ histories in Bob and John. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all who contributed. Together, you raised over $2,000 for the archives(!), helping us collect, preserve, and share your one-of-a-kind stories. Want to know more about the Wilcox Archives? You can follow their lively Facebook page above; visit us now in person for an exhibit on LGBTQ media (on view daily in the archives gallery); see a special exhibit at the Liberty Bell Pavilion on Gay Rights and the Courts (more about that here: http://www.waygay.org/pr-sofe); or check out our new online exhibition here: https://sofe.wilcoxarchives.org/. We look forward to making (more) history with you this year!

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    We are grateful to curator Bob Skiba and archivist John Anderies for celebrating their birthdays this year with online fundraisers to support the John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT...
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Jul 08

Who’s enjoying El Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta ...

Who’s enjoying El Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta part of the PECO Multicultural Festival? We’re partying until 8pm. Be sure to swing by on this gorgeous Sunday! 🎉

    Penn's Landing
    Who's enjoying El Concilio's Hispanic Fiesta part of the PECO Multicultural Festival? We're partying until 8pm. Be sure to swing by on this gorgeous Sunday! 🎉
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Jul 08

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

Blanka Zizka speaking today at THE RETURN OF DIONYSUS - Tribute to THEODOROS TERZOPOULOS. HotHouse Company member Justin Jain spoke on Friday. A true honor for The Wilma Theater to be invited to the grand re-opening of the Ancient Theatre in Delphi!!

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    The Wilma Theater added a new photo.
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Jul 06

Hey NJ travelers, coming to Penn's Landing fo...

Hey NJ travelers, coming to Penn's Landing for Annual Hispanic Fiesta part of the PECO Multicultural? Hop on the RiverLink Ferry for a fun and easy ride. Learn more here 👇! http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/riverlink-ferry

    Penn's Landing
    Hey NJ travelers, coming to Penn's Landing for Annual Hispanic Fiesta part of the PECO Multicultural? Hop on the RiverLink Ferry for a fun and easy ride. Learn more here 👇!...
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Jul 06

Historians AND Hipsters will enjoy reading Ph...

Historians AND Hipsters will enjoy reading PhillyMag.com's take on Queen Village. Enjoy! #LoveQueenVillage

    Welcome | Philadelphia Magazine
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Jul 06

You might be missing out on some money. Here'...

You might be missing out on some money. Here's how to find out!

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Jul 06

Penn's Landing added 4 new photos.

Gather the family for summer fun on a budget on the Delaware River Waterfront. Enjoy plenty of free kid-friendly activities + ice creeam from Franklin Fountain! Learn more here 👇! http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events

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    Penn's Landing added a new photo.
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Jul 05

And here are all the amazing things you can d...

And here are all the amazing things you can do in July in this Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com article, including free music performances here at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing + roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest! 😍

    38 Incredible Things to Do in Philly This July
    July is one of the biggest months for fun in Philadelphia. The month starts off with major Fourth of July celebrations during the epic Wawa Welcome America festival, which promises fireworks shows, free concerts, free museum admission, block parties and more.
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Jul 04

Wishing every one a happy and safe Fourth of ...

Wishing every one a happy and safe Fourth of July!

    We Love Queen Village
    Wishing every one a happy and safe Fourth of July!
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Jul 04

Jul 03

Don't miss Rebelution, Stephen Marley at Penn...

Don't miss Rebelution, Stephen Marley at Penns Landing Festival Pier, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday, Foo Fighters at BB&T Pavilion, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers at BB&T Pavilion, Van's Warped Tour Gets Twiztid: Camden, and Kevin Hart at the BB&T Pavilion and so many more ...

    The 29 Biggest Concerts and Music Fests in Philly this Summer
    The sounds of summer are pretty sweet in Philadelphia. It's been a landmark year for live music in the city, and as temperatures heat up, so too does the concert calendar. Hitting major stages this summer are music's reigning king and queen Jay-Z and Beyonce, the last-ever Warped Tour, Phish and so much more.
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Jul 03

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Please follow Philadelphia Board of Education!

    Philadelphia Board of Education
    Philadelphia Board of Education. 47 likes · 10 talking about this. The Philadelphia Board of Education ensures quality schools in every neighborhood through governance of the School District.
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