6 hours ago

15 hours ago

Pop on in! Our Holiday Market is happening no...

Pop on in! Our Holiday Market is happening now through 8 pm. FREE admission. Warm up with complimentary cocoa & cookies, cheeses & sips. Check off everyone on your gift list & see #KieferRodin + the Barnes collection. Check out today’s Instagram stories to see some of the vendors.

    The Barnes Foundation
    Pop on in! Our Holiday Market is happening now through 8 pm. FREE admission. Warm up with complimentary cocoa & cookies, cheeses & sips. Check off everyone on your gift list & see #KieferRodin + the...
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15 hours ago

Alex is really excited about our new super so...

Alex is really excited about our new super soft Bar Hygge/Brewery Techne T-shirt’s! On sale now just in time for Christmas! #softtees #barhygge #merch

    Bar Hygge
    Alex is really excited about our new super soft Bar Hygge/Brewery Techne T-shirt's! On sale now just in time for Christmas! #softtees #barhygge #merch
    https://www.facebook.com

16 hours ago

"Studio Dream II", mixed media work by Andrea...

"Studio Dream II", mixed media work by Andrea Packard currently on view at Cerulean Arts! https://ceruleanarts.com/products/andrea-packard-studio-dream-ii

    Andrea Packard: Studio Dream II
    Studio Dream II, mixed media on carved wood by Andrea Packard. Included in the exhibition A Starling in Shadow, November 29 - December 24, 2017. Note: Work will ship after end of exhibition. H 14" x W 20"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

17 hours ago

Parkway Central Children's Department, Free L...

Miss Mary is enjoying the snow! Be safe out there, Philly! #FLPkids

    Parkway Central Children's Department, Free Library of Philadelphia
    Miss Mary is enjoying the snow! Be safe out there, Philly! #FLPkids
    https://www.facebook.com

18 hours ago

❄️Welcome to our winter wonderland❄️ Warm up ...

❄️Welcome to our winter wonderland❄️ Warm up at TONIGHT’s Pop-Up Holiday Market for lots of shopping, merrymaking & art exploring. Free. Just walk up 5-8pm.

    The Barnes Foundation
    ❄️Welcome to our winter wonderland❄️ Warm up at TONIGHT's Pop-Up Holiday Market for lots of shopping, merrymaking & art exploring. Free. Just walk up 5-8pm.
    http://www.facebook.com

19 hours ago

Alexei Borovik's 5 pm class is cancelled for ...

Alexei Borovik's 5 pm class is cancelled for today. You can still catch his class next week before he takes a brief winter break. http://ow.ly/cnUX30hfIpE

    https://www.facebook.com

20 hours ago

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” now playing in ou...

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” now playing in our Tuttleman IMAX Theater in one of the world’s few 70mm film projections, is shipped to us and over several days combined into one giant film reel for us to present in our four-story domed theater. Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster being compiled into the biggest film of the year. http://bit.ly/sw-tlj

    The Franklin Institute
    "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," now playing in our Tuttleman IMAX Theater in one of the world's few 70mm film projections, is shipped to us and over several days combined into one giant film reel for us...
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20 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse added 2...

Look what was installed at the Cecil B. Moore Library on Monday thanks to DIGSAU, Erector Sets Inc., and Studio Ludo! Regular climbing wall access and programming to be announced. In the meantime, join us and Studio Ludo at the Library next Wednesday, December 20 from 2-4pm to talk about climbing safety! #smithplays #learningthroughplay #playmatters Photo Credit: DIGSAU

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Philadelphia, PA. 14,999 likes · 107 talking about this · 36,590 were here. Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse provides and promotes opportunities for...
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20 hours ago

Who else is digging The Decemberists and Lin-...

Who else is digging The Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Ben Franklin's Song?" We love it and, as the home of The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, thought it would be good to break down the lyrics a little bit for this #FranklinFriday. Enjoy our analysis: http://bit.ly/2Bs006K

    Unpacking "Ben Franklin's Song"
    On December 15, 2017, The Decemberists released "Ben Franklin's Song," the lyrics of which were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and originally intended to be used in the hit musical Hamilton. This song provides some great insights on Franklin's accomplishments, so, here are 3 things that are correct about "Ben Franklin's Song," one thing that is probably correct and one thing that is decidedly incorrect.
    https://www.fi.edu

20 hours ago

Center City District shared Dilworth Park's p...

    80+ Marvelous Things to Do in Philly this Weekend
    Dilworth Park Wintergarden and the Holidays at City Hall | J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia Warm up this weekend at one of more than 85 fun things to see and do... The first (and second!) snowfalls of the season mean Philadelphia is looking like a winter wonderland this weekend.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

20 hours ago

The Holiday Shop starts on Monday! Do you ha...

The Holiday Shop starts on Monday! Do you have an hour or two on Dec 18th-21st? Help us give our Tigers a fun Holiday Shop experience! The shop gives them a chance to purchase something for their loved ones; helps them learn about making choices, and practice their math! To sign up, click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ba4a92da0fb6-2017

    2017 Holiday Shop Volunteers
    The 2017 Bache Martin Holiday Shop will run from Monday December 18 - Thursday December 21st from 9am to noon. The holiday shop this year will feature ALL NEW merchandise for the entire family- all priced between 25 cents and 5 dollars!! To make this year a success we will need YOUR help!
    http://www.signupgenius.com

21 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden shared th...

Don't forget, this is the last weekend of Winter wonderland! **Saturday** LAST Wreath Making workshop of the year (noon, $15) https://www.facebook.com/events/127831671248711/ **Sunday** Ornament Making Workshops for kids (noon, 2pm, $5) https://www.facebook.com/events/814049975423129/ There will be cider and cookies both days, courtesy of our gardeners...it is also the last weekend to get a tree at the garden, stop by, and get into the holiday spirit with us!

    Wreath Making at The Spring Gardens' Winter Wonderland
    https://www.facebook.com

22 hours ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

An aerial adventure park right in Fairmount Park? We couldn't be more excited! #myphillypark #adventureplay #outdoorplay #learningthroughplay #playmatters

    Coming Soon to Fairmount Park: An Aerial Adventure Park!
    Looking for a new adventure? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is excited to provide a new recreation opportunity in West Fairmount Park! Treetop Quest, a new aerial adventure park, will open off of Chamounix Drive this spring. In recent weeks, Treetop Quest has been hard at work, clearing invasive plants and preparing the site for guests to visit in 2018.
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22 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Collective Members' solo exhibi...

Cerulean Arts Collective Members' solo exhibitions featuring Alysa Bennett, Meghan Cox, Mary Powers-Holt, Jacob Lunderby, & Nancy Neill. Opening Reception TOMORROW, 2-5pm - Hope to see you there!

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Cerulean Arts Collective Members' solo exhibitions featuring Alysa Bennett, Meghan Cox, Mary Powers-Holt, Jacob Lunderby, & Nancy Neill. Opening Reception TOMORROW, 2-5pm - Hope to see you there!
    https://www.facebook.com

22 hours ago

ATTN BUSINESSES: Join us next week for the an...

ATTN BUSINESSES: Join us next week for the annual ❄️ GAMBA Winter Social ❄️, at Eastern State Penitentiary. Free for members and guests... Come learn what's in store for the coming year and mingle with your fellow small business owners. Details below.

    Greater Art Museum Business Alliance - GAMBA Winter Social
    http://www.gambamember.org

22 hours ago

ON SALE NOW: Yanni returns to the Mann to cel...

ON SALE NOW: Yanni returns to the Mann to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Live at the Acropolis” with his orchestra on Saturday, May 12th

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    ON SALE NOW: Yanni returns to the Mann to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of "Live at the Acropolis" with his orchestra on Saturday, May 12th
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23 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation added 2 new photos.

As part of our fifth anniversary celebration on the Parkway last October, we invited college and university faculty from all disciplines to enjoy free access to the collection. Guests learned about the range of educational opportunities we offer, and enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at important discoveries from our curatorial team. Registration for our spring classes closes soon! Limited seats remain. Sign up now at https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes.

    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. 57K likes. Open in Philadelphia. For tickets, call 215.278.7200
    https://www.facebook.com

23 hours ago

CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia added 61 ne...

A few photos from our Holiday Party. Thanks to everyone who came out and made our 2017 shin-dig with Bread & Roses Community Fund, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl a success! Feel free to tag! #HolidayYayPHL

    CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
    A few photos from our Holiday Party. Thanks to everyone who came out and made our 2017 shin-dig with Bread & Roses Community Fund, Leeway Foundation, and Philly PR Girl a success! Feel free to tag!...
    https://www.facebook.com

25 hours ago

Is your Christmas Tree environmentally friend...

Is your Christmas Tree environmentally friendly? http://bit.ly/2ApeWyQ

30 hours ago

37 hours ago

The Barnes Foundation posted 2 photos on Inst...

Look what docked at 20th and the Parkway today. Our very own @rideindego station! Meet Erastus checking out a Barnes 🚲 wrapped in #Renoir. Remember: show your Indego key to get in the Barnes for FREE. Plus, passholders can bring up to 4 friends 👬👭who each get $5 off Barnes admission. Let’s roll, Philly! Learn more: https://www.barnesfoundation.org/plan-your-visit/indego-barnes-partnership

    The Barnes Foundation
    The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. 57K likes. Open in Philadelphia. For tickets, call 215.278.7200
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38 hours ago

Looking for a cool spot to celebrate New Year...

Looking for a cool spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Sick of paying top dollar for a crowded open bar where the drinks are watered down and the food is barely edible? Grab your friends and come to Hygge. No tickets, no gimmicks, just good cozy fun! You can even reserve our Hygge Room lounge for the night. Email julie@barhygge.com for details. #barhygge #phillynye2017

    Bar Hygge
    Looking for a cool spot to celebrate New Year's Eve? Sick of paying top dollar for a crowded open bar where the drinks are watered down and the food is barely edible? Grab your friends and come to...
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40 hours ago

"Empire Teacup", oil on panel painting by Emi...

"Empire Teacup", oil on panel painting by Emily Steinberg on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/emily-steinberg-empire-teacup

    Emily Steinberg: Empire Teacup
    Empire Teacup, oil on panel painting by Emily Steinberg. Included in the exhibition A Starling in Shadow, November 29 - December 24, 2017. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. Image size: H 12" x W 12"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

41 hours ago

New research on the elusive silky anteater, w...

New research on the elusive silky anteater, which is native to parts of South and Central America has revealed that there are, in fact, six distinct species instead of just one as was previously thought. http://bit.ly/2CayND4

    Six New Tiny Anteater Species Found-Hiding in Plain Sight
    The first clue was the fur. While studying silky anteaters in Brazil, biologist Flávia Miranda "began to see differences between the colors of the population of the Amazon and the Atlantic forest," she recalls. There was just one recognized species- Cyclopes didactylus -but she wondered if these little-known tree-dwellers might qualify as two separate species.
    https://news.nationalgeographic.com

42 hours ago

Plays and Playwrights

Theatre Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia.

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

New Freedom Theatre (former home of Edwin Forrest), 1346 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

    Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
    Upon first glance, it may seem odd that in Philadelphia, the intellectual heartland of the American Enlightenment, the first drama did not play until April 1754, over seventy years after the city's founding. That play, The Fair Penitent by Nicholas Rowe (1674-1718), was licensed for twenty-four performances, with the warning that the license would be revoked if anything in the production was deemed indecent or immoral.
    http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org

42 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio added 2 new ...

Many thanks to those who came out in the snow last Saturday to hear Bill Scott discuss our current exhibition "A Starling in Shadow". For those who weren't able to attend, Bill Scott will be presenting an encore of his talk this Sunday, December 17 at 2pm. Hope to see you!

    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
    Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 2K likes. Cultivating an appreciation for art by presenting exhibitions, offering unique decorative and fine art for sale and providing art...
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared Philadelphi...

The lights on Boathouse Row will be illuminated with special holiday themes throughout December! Philadelphia Parks & Recreation has the details.

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    For the rest of December, the Boathouse Row lights will be lit with special holiday themes. Through December 19, the houses will be illuminated in blue and white for Hanukkah, followed by a Christmas...
    https://www.facebook.com

44 hours ago

#TBT to Place Lab's Ethical Redevelopment Sal...

#TBT to Place Lab's Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions. "Beauty is a basic service often not extended to "forgotten parts" of the city. It is an amenity considered incongruent with certain places. Beautiful objects come from and belong in blighted places, just as they do in high investment areas of a city."

    Fairmount CDC
    TBT to Place Lab's Ethical Redevelopment Salon Sessions. "Beauty is a basic service often not extended to "forgotten parts" of the city. It is an amenity considered incongruent with certain places....
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44 hours ago

BB-8 has returned to The Franklin Institute a...

BB-8 has returned to The Franklin Institute and is ready for the IMAX experience. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens tonight. http://bit.ly/sw-tlj

    The Franklin Institute
    BB-8 has returned to The Franklin Institute and is ready for the IMAX experience. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opens tonight. http://bit.ly/sw-tlj
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44 hours ago

"Outerwear", 12" x 15" oil on panel painting ...

"Outerwear", 12" x 15" oil on panel painting by Leigh Werrell. Included in our current exhibition "A Starling in Shadow", guest-curated by Bill Scott. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/leigh-werrell-outerwear

    Leigh Werrell: Outerwear
    Outerwear, oil on panel painting by Leigh Werrell. Included in the exhibition A Starling in Shadow, November 29 - December 24, 2017. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. Image size: H 12" x W 15"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

45 hours ago

Parkway Central Children's Department, Free L...

Check out this great interview with author/illustrator Don Tate:

    Blog: Q&A with Children's Author and Illustrator Don Tate
    Author, illustrator, and Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Don Tate recently visited the Children's Literature Research Collection to research an upcoming title. During his visit, Don sat down with us to answer a few questions about his career and his writing process.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

46 hours ago

Enjoy the Playground This Winter! + 3 Skills ...

Enjoy the Playground This Winter! + 3 Skills Children Learn When Exposed to Outdoor Play This year, we are excited to keep the Playground open year-round! Enjoy indoor AND outdoor play now through March, please note that Playground access is always weather permitting and their will be limited staff and Slide access. Also, check out PsychCentral.com's "3 Skills Children Learn When Exposed to Outdoor Play" below. Winter time doesn't have to mean staying indoors all the time! Fall/Winter Hours Tuesday – Sunday 10am-4pm* *weather permitting, limited staff #smithplays #outdoorplay #natureplay #winterhours

    3 Skills Children Learn When Exposed to Outdoor Play
    The importance of outdoor play has been gaining a lot of adherents lately. Richard Louv, a journalist, and co-author of Children & Nature Network was the first to coin the term ¨nature-deficit disorder.¨ He explains that this deficit ¨contributes to a diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties, conditions of obesity, and higher rates of emotional and physical illnesses.¨ Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook, is a fierce advocate for nature-based play.
    https://blogs.psychcentral.com

47 hours ago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0778X7GNL?pd_rd_i=...

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    The Hygge Game - Cozy conversation in pleasant company
    Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is a "Scandinavian" (or Danish, really) word for enjoying the good things in life. It evokes an atmosphere of coziness accompanied by a feeling of contentment and well-being, and there's nothing more hygge than spending quality time with the people you love. The Hygge G...
    https://www.amazon.com

47 hours ago

The Spring Gardens Community Garden shared th...

Don't forget, this is the last weekend of Winter Wonderland at The Spring Gardens! We will have a Wreath Making workshop on Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/127831671248711/ And an ornament making workshop on Sunday (for kids). https://www.facebook.com/events/814049975423129/ There will be cider and cookies both days, courtesy of our gardeners...it is also the last weekend to get a tree at the garden, so stop by if you still haven't gotten your tree!

    Wreath Making at The Spring Gardens' Winter Wonderland
    https://www.facebook.com

47 hours ago

The Franklin Institute added 9 new photos.

Add some science to your holiday celebration with our new Science Snowflakes. http://bit.ly/2Cdlcuz Download and print templates to make these awesome decorations at home here: http://bit.ly/2Cdlcuz

    The Franklin Institute
    Benjamin Franklin with Kite http://bit.ly/2C933y5
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

A few spots remain for Sunday's Yoga in the g...

A few spots remain for Sunday's Yoga in the greenhouse. This is a great time to join us as a member and help support Philly's parks while getting great perks like free yoga classes and more! http://bit.ly/2qqhCKK

    This Greenhouse Yoga Series Will Make You Forget It's Winter
    Doing yoga surrounded by greenery - even during winter - IS possible. This is a magical time of year for many reasons (Santa, presents, and the like) but it's especially magical because the Fairmount Park Conservancy is bringing back their annual plant-filled yoga series, which kicks off on Sunday, December 17th, in West Fairmount Park's Horticulture Center.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

Cold weather sucks, but Hot Toddies are here ...

Cold weather sucks, but Hot Toddies are here to save the day! Our cocktail of the week is Jameson, lemon, ginger, and chamomile tea. #hyggeaf #barhygge

    Bar Hygge
    Cold weather sucks, but Hot Toddies are here to save the day! Our cocktail of the week is Jameson, lemon, ginger, and chamomile tea. #hyggeaf #barhygge
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

In “3D Printing the Future,” a special galler...

In “3D Printing the Future,” a special gallery experience open now through April 3, 2018 at The Franklin Institute, you can explore the extraordinary story behind the 3D printing craze and how the power of the human imagination has evolved through this cutting edge technological advancement. http://bit.ly/fut3d

    3D Printing the Future
    From amateur enthusiasts to industrial innovators, 3D printing technology has exploded worldwide-enabling designers and engineers across the globe to reimagine their work and bring new ideas to life. 3D Printing the Future tells the extraordinary story behind the 3D printing craze, showcasing the power of the human imagination through technological advancement.
    https://www.fi.edu

2 days ago

Thanks Drink Philly for including us! Honored...

Thanks Drink Philly for including us! Honored to be featured along side some giants in the industry. http://philly.thedrinknation.com/articles/read/16481-The-Best-Cocktail-Bars-in-Philadelphia

    The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia
    Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars. Keep reading for a comprehensive deep dive into this city's best cocktail-focused bars and restaurants, and keep an eye on this article, which will be updated as Philadelphia's bar and restaurant landscape changes and evolves.
    http://philly.thedrinknation.com

2 days ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

A great read from Philadelphia Magazine on the upcoming Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza.

    For Local Developers, Holocaust Memorial Expansion is Personal
    They may be rivals in the marketplace, but several of the city's best-known developers are chipping in together on the $7 million makeover of the nation's first Holocaust monument - a project that hits some of them close to home.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

"Clay Pot", oil painting by Sarah Gutwirth on...

"Clay Pot", oil painting by Sarah Gutwirth on view now at Cerulean Arts. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/sarah-gutwirth-clay-pot

    Sarah Gutwirth: Clay Pot
    Clay Pot, oil on canvas painting by Sarah Gutwirth. Included in the exhibition A Starling in Shadow, November 29 - December 24, 2017. Note: Painting will ship after end of exhibition. Image size: H 6" x W 6"
    https://ceruleanarts.com

2 days ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

Earlier today we passed 600,000 followers here on Facebook and to celebrate we are broadcasting live in 360° from the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial housed here at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/1OJ3Uc2 Thanks so much for following us! We have so much great science to share and are excited to have you all along for the ride. http://bit.ly/2cK5eeG

    The Franklin Institute
    Earlier today we passed 600,000 followers here on Facebook and to celebrate we are broadcasting live in 360° from the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial housed here at The Franklin Institute....
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy updated their cove...

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA. 10K likes. Fairmount Park Conservancy is the nonprofit that champions Philadelphia's Parks.
    https://www.facebook.com

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  • LEAP Knitting Club! 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Parkway Central Children's Department, Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St)
  • Family Holiday Baking 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center (1901 Vine St)
  • Family Holiday Cooking 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM • Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center (1901 Vine St)
  • Preschool Yoga Storytime 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM • Parkway Central Children's Department, Free Library of Philadelphia (1901 Vine St)

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