4 hours ago

According to Foobooz's Jason Sheehan, "West P...

According to Foobooz's Jason Sheehan, "West Philly is the future of Philadelphia. To eat here is to taste what everyone else will be eating five or 10 years down the line." Take a culinary tour through African, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, and other cuisines!

    The Best Places to Eat in West Philly and University City
    With everything from brewpubs to Ethiopian cafes, West Philly has a wealth of places just waiting to feed you. West Philly is Philly's most perfect food neighborhood: It's our culinary laboratory, where one-offs and wild knots of Asian and African cuisines feed the neighbors and try to make their marks.
    https://www.phillymag.com

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Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substan...

Twenty years ago UCD and Penn began a substantial investment in the 40th Street business corridor. philly.com takes a look at the evolution of 40th Street and how the corridor blends old and new businesses.

    A look at the old-timers on University City's vibrant 40th Street corridor - Philly
    From Cliff's Shoe Shine to First Decisions barbershop to the body oil shop of Dilwar Hussain, here are some of the businesses that have made 40th Street their home for decades, even as the corridor and neighborhood have changed. - Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

8 hours ago

University City District shared The Woodlands...

Check out a cool collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and The Woodlands to grow plants for the Grave Gardener Program.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

9 hours ago

“Government does not on its own change things...

“Government does not on its own change things,” the district attorney said. “Change is hard.” http://ucreview.com/da-larry-krasner-makes-first-stop-of-listening-tour-in-west-philadelphia-p7708-1.htm

    D.A. Larry Krasner makes first stop of listening tour in West Philadelphia
    By Timothy Reilly Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ran his campaign last year on the idea that he'd bring change to the city. At a meeting with West Philadelphia residents last night, he spoke about what those changes would look like and how to make them happen.
    http://ucreview.com

10 hours ago

DA Larry Krasner's first 'listening session' brings out crowds in West Philly

More than 100 Philadelphians packed the church on 41st Street near Spring Garden — so many that staff members had to continue setting up folding chairs in the aisles after the meeting had already started.

    DA Larry Krasner's first 'listening session' brings out crowds in West Philly
    When District Attorney Larry Krasner met with West Philly residents Wednesday night, he watched several people cry. One woman shed tears while speaking about her son, who she said has been incarcerated for two years and has yet to face a trial.
    https://billypenn.com

10 hours ago

Did you know The Woodlands and the University...

Did you know The Woodlands and the University of Pennsylvania Bio Pond used to connect through open space? We're bringing that connection back through the Grave Gardener Program. Read all about this horticultural partnership on the Penn Current.

    Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn | Penn Current
    Darfler, appreciating the historic connection between the BioPond and the Woodlands, reached out to Jessica Baumert, executive director of the Woodlands, when he first started at Penn. After the Grave Gardeners program got off the ground in 2016, Darfler gave lectures to the participating volunteers on seed starting and propagating woody plants and succulents.
    https://penncurrent.upenn.edu

11 hours ago

Network with local professionals at the brand...

Network with local professionals at the brand new Danlu restaurant! Enjoy drink specials and complimentary bites inspired by Taiwanese night markets. MIX is free to attend but we encourage you to RSVP.

    University City MIX Networking Happy Hour at Danlu
    University City District's networking event series MIX returns on Thursday, March 22. Join us at Danlu (3601 Market Street) from 5:30-7:30 PM. Network with other professionals in the area and enjoy drink specials and complimentary appetizers from Danlu, University City's new Taiwanese night market-inspired gastropub.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

11 hours ago

Registration for youth play writing after sch...

Registration for youth play writing after school classes spring 2018 is now open! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 8TH.


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The Woodlands shared their event.

Explore the Food of the Dead with author Sarah Lohman and the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley. From the home parlour to the funeral parlor; from Irish wakes to sitting Shiva, consumption offers comfort in a time of grief. In this talk we’ll look at the culinary traditions surrounding funerals throughout American history, and we’ll taste beer from Midas’s tomb, funeral cakes, and Mormon funeral potatoes. Register here: http://bit.ly/2EJbJ3e

    Food of the Dead
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29 hours ago

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Ce...

Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out our latest issue of The Dornsife Center Connector: Winter 2018. http://drexel.edu/dornsifecenter/news/newsletter/
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32 hours ago

The Study at University City named a top ten ...

The Study at University City named a top ten college town hotel by USA TODAY.

    These college town hotels are in a class of their own
    The best part about college these days just might be the new crop of hotels springing up on campuses around the country. Joining some of the more traditional homes-away-from-home are brands like Graduate and Study, whose hotels pay homage to the colleges - and college towns - they serve.
    http://www.10best.com

2 days ago

International House Philadelphia shared their...

Thanks to those who joined us last week for our Lunar New Year celebration. We received so much press and the event sold out. It was a blast and we thank you. Be sure to check out some photos here.

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
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2 days ago

International House Philadelphia updated thei...

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13,659 likes · 71 talking about this · 14,485 were here. International House Philadelphia - Where the World Lives and Learns
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2 days ago

The New York Times previews Drexel University...

The New York Times previews Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust's forthcoming Schuylkill Yards.

    Philadelphia's First Step to a Platform of Innovation
    "Our hope was that we could connect the city, eliminating the river as a historic dividing point," Mr. Sweeney said. "We hope Schuylkill Yards is going to move the physical perception of the city west."
    https://www.nytimes.com

2 days ago

University City District shared Shakespeare i...

Check below to see what play Shakespeare in Clark Park will perform this year!

    Shakespeare in Clark Park's 2018 Show
    Join us this summer in Clark Park!
    https://vimeo.com/

2 days ago

Come check out UConnect, which connects commu...

Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM. Check out the flyer for more details to schedule your appointment today!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Come check out UConnect, which connects community members to important resources such as employment, housing, education, and more. We have available appointments Wednesday, 2/21/18 from 4:15-7PM....
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Check out what we have going on this week.

Check out what we have going on this week.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week.
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6 days ago

“This will turn that vacant lot into the priz...

“This will turn that vacant lot into the prize of the community — the centerpiece." - Gov. Tom Wolf http://ucreview.com/prize-of-the-community-new-market-west-groundbreaking-is-first-step-towa-p7696-1.htm

    "Prize of the Community": New Market West groundbreaking is first step toward revitalizing Haddington-Hobbs Creek
    Jamila Harris-Morrison knows the good and sees the bad in Haddington-Hobbs Creek. The West Philadelphia neighborhood benefits from a community rich in acceleration and amazing neighbors. As the Executive Director of ACHIEVEability, she's worked with more than 100 residents in the area to become financially self-sufficient.
    http://ucreview.com

6 days ago

We are grateful to the Lenfest Foundation for...

We are grateful to the Lenfest Foundation for this significant investment in the people of West Philadelphia.

    $5 million from Lenfest Foundation will bring career training to West Philly - Technical.ly Philly
    In West Philadelphia, where some 81,000 residents live under the poverty line, access to skills and a pathway to careers can provide lasting change. That's the driving force behind the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative , a program led by the University City District (UCD) that got a $5 million boost from the Lenfest Foundation Thursday.
    https://technical.ly

6 days ago

Alternate history, military cyborgs, inter-wo...

Alternate history, military cyborgs, inter-world portals and more: Philly Sci-Fi author Henry Lazarus offers a roundup of new sci-fi and fantasy books out this month. http://ucreview.com/science-fiction-for-february-p7685-86.htm

    Science Fiction for February 2018
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

6 days ago

Eater Philly lists new restaurant Danlu as on...

Eater Philly lists new restaurant Danlu as one of the hottest brunch spots. Have you tried it yet?

    The Hottest Brunches in Philly Right Now, February 2018
    Many of Philadelphia's best brunch spots are classics, with lines out the door every weekend. And then there are the new additions to Philly's brunch scene, doing their best to make eggs, pancakes, and waffles stand out in the crowd. Here are 16 of the most noteworthy new brunches to try.
    https://philly.eater.com

6 days ago

Jazz legend Branford Marsalis, Broadway's "Wa...

Jazz legend Branford Marsalis, Broadway's "Waitress the Musical," a President's Day celebration at the Museum of the American Revolution and more in this week's Notes on Music. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/notes-on-music-p7134-95.htm

    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

6 days ago

Further listings…

Feb. 21-          DA Larry Krasner hosts “W. Philly Community Collaboration Listening Session” at Mt. Pisgah Ch., 428 N. 41st St., 6-8 p.m. Refreshments. For info: Lauren.Townsend@phila.gov or (215) 686-8934.

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Feb. 20-          Judge Marsha Neifield leads Panel on Human Trafficking at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 5:30 p.m. For info: (215) 563-6500.

Feb. 20-          State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Energy Forum at 18th Dist. Police Sta., 5510 Pine St., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 748-6712.

Feb. 21-          State rep candidate Jeff Curry hosts Fundraiser at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Open bar, buffet. Hosts $500, Friends $250, Supporters $100, Guests $50. Payable to “Friends of Jeff Curry,” 219 St. Marks Pl., Phila., PA 19104 or VoteforJeffCurry.com.

Feb. 22-          Green Party of Phila. hosts Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Election of City Committee. For info: (215) 843-4256 or gpop@gpop.org.

Feb. 22-          Phila.’s Democratic Women hold Mtg. at Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., Happy Hour 5 p.m., Mtg. 6 p.m. Guest speaker: State Rep. Donna Bullock. For info: Rania Major (215) 837-3250 or Shantale Galloway (267) 467-0995.

Feb. 22-          State Reps. Isabella Fitzgerald, Jason Dawkins & Jared Solomon with Councilwoman Chderelle Parker host family Fun Night at Olney Rec Ctr., 6001 A St., 6-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 23-          State rep candidate Maggie Borski hosts Fundraiser at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St., 7-10 p.m. Donations $25. RSVP: votemaggienborski@gmail.com or (267) 415-6438.

Feb. 24-          State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Youth Employment Workshop at Shepard Rec Ctr., 5700 Haverford Ave., 10 a.m.-12 m. 192nd Legislative Dist. youths 14-18 seeking summer jobs & state programs. Parent or guardian must accompany. To register: Donna (215) 879-6625.

Feb. 27-          Mt. Hebron Baptist Ch. hosts Community Feeding Day, Clothing & Items Giveaway at 1417 Wharton St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids, ladies, men, home. Free. For info: (215) 336-8163

Mar. 1-           State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Workshop on Apprenticeship Opportunities at 4667 Paul St., 6-7 p.m. For info: (215) 744-7901.

Mar. 2-           State Sen. John Sabatina & Fox Chase Cancer Ctr. host Breast Cancer Screening at district office, 12361 Academy Rd., 10 a.m. Must be 40+, with prescription. To make app’t or for info: Linda Hammell (215) 728-3554 or Linda.Hammel@fccc.edu.

Mar. 3-           State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Youth Employment Workshop at Rose Plg., 1300 N. 75th St., 10 a.m.-12 m. 192nd Legislative Dist. youths 14-18 seeking summer jobs & state programs. Parent or guardian must accompany. To register: Donna (215) 879-6625.

Mar. 3-           State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts Birthday Party at Hilton City Line Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., VIP Reception 6 p.m., party 7-12 p.m. Young Professionals $75, Supporters $100, Friends $250, Hosts $1,000. For info: Portia Fullard, Chavous Consulting (267) 888-4165.

Mar. 9-           State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Career Expo for persons with criminal records at Temple U., Gittis Stud. Activities Ctr., 1755 N. 13th St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Must register: (215) 425-5708.

Mar. 10-         State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Youth Employment Workshop at John Anderson Cultural Ctr., 5301 Overbrook Ave.10 a.m.-12 m. 192nd Legislative Dist. youths 14-18 seeking summer jobs & state programs. Parent or guardian must accompany. To register: Donna (215) 879-6625.

Mar. 16-         Pat Parkinson hosts 57th Ward St. Patrick’s Party at Paddy Whack’s, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 7 p.m. Tickets $35. For info: (267) 773-3251.

Mar. 17-         State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Youth Employment Workshop at Sweet Union Baptist Ch., 1536 N. 59th St.,10 a.m.-12 m. 192nd Legislative Dist. youths 14-18 seeking summer jobs & state programs. Parent or guardian must accompany. To register: Donna (215) 879-6625.

Mar. 22-         Councilman Derek Green hosts Cocktail Reception at Estia, 1405 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Benefactors $2,500, Friends $1,000, Supporters $500, Guests...

    Further listings...
    Feb. 20- Judge Marsha Neifield leads Panel on Human Trafficking at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 5:30 p.m. For info: (215) 563-6500. Feb. 20- State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Energy Forum at 18th Dist. Police Sta., 5510 Pine St., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 748-6712. Feb.
    http://www.phillyrecord.com

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Feb 15

University City District And Partners Receive...

University City District And Partners Receive $5 Million Grant From Lenfest Foundation To Accelerate Career Opportunities For Local Residents "University City District, the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation. The three-year grant will support a unique partnership that leverages University City's explosive economic growth in order to train and place unemployed West Philadelphia residents in family-sustaining jobs today, while equipping the community's workforce with the skills and certifications needed to connect to the jobs of the future." http://ucreview.com/university-city-district-and-partners-receive-million-grant-from-lenfest-p7695-1.htm University City District Drexel University Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiUniversity City Science Center

    UC Review
    University City District, the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation.
    http://ucreview.com

Feb 15

University City Review shared PlanPhilly's po...

UC Review is mentioned in this article.

    Other universities have built stadiums that benefit neighbors. Will Temple follow their lead?
    Temple's stadium doesn't have to be an exploitative entity in an underserved community; it has the opportunity to work with neighbors to smartly manage growth, writes Ken Shropshire, CEO of Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, contributing to the Philadelphia Citizen.
    http://planphilly.com

Feb 15

Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evenin...

Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evening and we hope to see you here starting at 7pm! Some tickets remain. Drop by the box office to purchase on site.

    International House Philadelphia
    Our Lunar New Year celebration is this evening and we hope to see you here starting at 7pm! Some tickets remain. Drop by the box office to purchase on site.
    https://www.facebook.com

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