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Take a cue from this unseasonably gorgeous we...

Take a cue from this unseasonably gorgeous weather and get ready for spring! Registration for spring classes and workshops is underway and tuition-free class registration opens Monday at 8:00 a.m.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Take a cue from this unseasonably gorgeous weather and get ready for spring! Registration for spring classes and workshops is underway and tuition-free class registration opens Monday at 8:00 a.m.
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7 hours ago

ON THIS DATE FEB 21- 1969 A VERY BUSY DAY FOR...

ON THIS DATE FEB 21- 1969 A VERY BUSY DAY FOR THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM THE OLDTIMERS DESK On this date Feb-21- 1969 a very busy day for the PFD, fighting two extra alarms at the same time within the same local. At 2:08PM, Box-288 was struck for the W.C. Brown Leather Co. at 1701 Tulip St. First in companies found heavy fire in a 4 story buiding. The 2nd & 3rd alarm were struck for this fire and while this was going on, at 2:14PM, Box-4414 was struck at Bath & Ontario St. Eng-28 arrived and found heavy fire and numerious explosions at the Neatsfoot Oil Refining Co. A total of five alarms were sounded before this fire was bought under control. Later this day the PFD wold battle the biggest blaze of the day, when Box-9 was struck at 10:54 PM for 1100 Washington Ave for a fire at the Apple Storage Co. A total of 6 Alarms were struck to blaze this fire under control.A VERY BUSY DAY FOR THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT.......

    Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association
    ON THIS DATE FEB 21- 1969 A VERY BUSY DAY FOR THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM THE OLDTIMERS DESK On this date Feb-21- 1969 a very busy day for the PFD, fighting two extra alarms at the same...
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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Citizen Planning Institute Updates
    Citizen Planning Institute Updates Email Forms
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11 hours ago

Central Philly loft with 18-foot ceilings, two walls of windows wants $630,000

The 1,752-square-foot Unit 706 at 1101 Washington Avenue in central Philly near Passyunk Square comes complete with 18-foot ceilings and two walls of large windows. In other words, it’s airy and bright.

    Central Philly loft with 18-foot ceilings, two walls of windows wants $630,000
    The 1,752-square-foot Unit 706 at 1101 Washington Avenue in central Philly near Passyunk Square comes complete with 18-foot ceilings and two walls of large windows. In other words, it's airy and bright. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom spread in a 100-year-old converted industrial building is on sale for $629,900 through How Real Estate.
    https://philly.curbed.com

32 hours ago

Featured here is a photograph of three Nation...

Featured here is a photograph of three National Park Service employees with moose antlers found in nearby woods at a camp at Crow Point in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Included in a 1947 progress report regarding moose, resources, and their environmental impact on areas within Isle Royale National Park. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Park Service and more? 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. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Figure 6 from Observations on the Moose of Isle Royale National Park; Isle Royale - 715-07 – Moose; Box 79; Correspondence and Reports Regarding Historic Shrines, Sites, Monuments, Parks, and Proposed Sites; Record Group 79: Records of the National Park Service; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 74207483) (HMS ID: HS1-290251411). Tagging: National Park Service History & National Park Service

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Featured here is a photograph of three National Park Service employees with moose antlers found in nearby woods at a camp at Crow Point in Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. Included in a 1947...
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33 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    A boost for Democrats, Pa. Supreme Court dramatically overhauls state's congressional map
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has enacted a new congressional district map that onlookers say is much more favorable to Democrats, replacing one the court overturned and deemed an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander last month. Justices described the new map in their 48-page decision as "superior" to other proposals filed for their consideration.
    https://whyy.org

2 days ago

The Wilma Theater updated their cover photo.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,862 likes · 250 talking about this · 11,727 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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2 days ago

Trading Brake Pads For Ballet Slippers On South Broad Street

...open his own Nash branch dealership. He set up shop in a small building at 1113 South Broad Street, just below Washington Avenue, and opened the Duff-Nash Motor Company. Today, the building remains...

Duff expanded his dealership portfolio in 1930. He continued to sell Nash cars at the company’s original location at 1113 South Broad Street, while 1101 Washington Avenue became Brown-Duff Chevrolet. The dealership managed to stay operational at that location until 1953.

    Trading Brake Pads For Ballet Slippers On South Broad Street
    In 1922, car salesman John M. Duff worked at the Philadelphia branch of the Nash Motor Company on Automobile Row in North Philadelphia. Looking to capitalize on the smaller Automobile Row that was growing on South Broad Street, Duff set out to open his own Nash branch dealership.
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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Junt...

Join Juntos and Galaei in an urgent call to #FreeIvan, taken away from his husband by ICE agents during a routine USCIS interview. Press conference is today at WWCC @ 11:30. #protectfamilies

    Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
    What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join...
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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Join us at Toasted Walnut to learn about the women's programming at William Way LGBT Community Center. This is a fund and friend raiser - attendees will be able to sign-up or renew their annual community center memberships, network, and learn about the programming planned for this year. Thanks to Toasted Walnut, our host for the evening, for offering complimentary snacks and drink specials. ABOUT WILLIAM WAY LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER: The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming. Membership in the center begins at just $50 a year, and carries many benefits. From discounts on Center activities to access to the Center's DVD library, your membership not only pays for itself quickly, but also supports so many of the life-saving and life-affirming programs at the Center. http://www.waygay.org/membership/ ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (IWD) 2017: Every person - women, men and non-binary people - can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. So around the world, IWD provides an important opportunity for ground breaking action that will truly drive greater change for women. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/ ABOUT TOASTED WALNUT SPECIALS: Toasted Walnut is once again hosting us offering complimentary passed snacks, $6 apps and build your own Mac & Cheese; $4 Happy Hour (well brand mixed drinks and all beers); $6 Wines and $6 Tito's from 5-7:30 pm. Stay awhile and enjoy from 9-11pm we do a $6 Red Solo cup special, $9 Bucket of Coors light and $6 City Wide's. https://www.toastedwalnut.com/

    International Women's Day Happy Hour
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3 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Junt...

Please join Juntos & Galaei Phillyi Monday morning at 11:30 for a press conference/rally to demand that ICE #FreeIvan and allows him to be reunited with his husband. On January 31, Jose “Ivan” Nuñez was attending his marriage interview at USCIS with his husband Paul fully expecting to be in and out of the office. Paul and Ivan are in love and have been married since April 9th, 2016. What should have been a dream come true ended in a nightmare. In the middle of his interview ICE agents stormed into the interview and handcuffed him without warning. We believe that love has no borders and ask you to join us in demanding that ICE free Ivan from detention so he may be reunited with his husband. If Ivan was to be deported back to Mexico, Ivan’s life would be in jeopardy due to his sexuality. His sister, who is also queer, is currently in hiding with her partner back home and close friends of the family have been severely assaulted for their sexual orientation. As of January 13th, USCIS has deemed Ivan and Paul’s marriage petition valid and Ivan has passed his Reasonable Fear interview, meaning there is no reason why he should still be in detention.

    Press Conference/Rally #FreeIvan
    What: Press Conference/Rally to #FreeIvan When: Monday, February 19th at 11:30am Where: William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce st) Please join...
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Just a quick reminder, we're closed on Monday...

Just a quick reminder, we're closed on Monday for the President's Day holiday. Enjoy your long weekend and we'll see you Tuesday when registration for spring classes and workshops opens!

    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,...
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5 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial updated their cover pho...

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 9,519 likes · 176 talking about this · 7,757 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers, driven by our mission to make art accessible to...
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5 days ago

"You gotta fill the void with music Fill the ...

"You gotta fill the void with music Fill the void with song 'Til my cup runneth over all night long." It's the final weekend of #WilmaPassingStrange. Only four chances left to see this "rock-imbued coming-of-age tale" (WHYY NEWS).

    The Wilma Theater
    "You gotta fill the void with music Fill the void with song 'Til my cup runneth over all night long." It's the final weekend of #WilmaPassingStrange. Only four chances left to see this "rock-imbued...
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5 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added an event.

For 120 years, the Annual Adult Student Exhibition has celebrated the vibrant artwork created by Fleisher’s students. The exhibition provides students with the opportunity to show their work in a public gallery, a milestone in any artist’s career. In addition, numerous cash prizes are awarded to students in each of many categories of art making including fiber arts, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and photography at the exhibition’s closing reception.

    Annual Adult Student Exhibition Closing Reception
    Annual Adult Student Exhibition Closing Reception
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5 days ago

https://www.governor.pa.gov/congressional-dis...

https://www.governor.pa.gov/congressional-district-map-proposal/

    Congressional Districts Map Proposal | Governor Tom Wolf
    On February 15, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf submitted a map to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that combined features of legislative submissions but, according to an analysis by a gerrymandering expert, was statistically more fair than the Republican leaders' submission. The governor's map is fair, is constitutional, and complies with the court's order.
    https://www.governor.pa.gov

5 days ago

The records left by the Freedmen's Bureau thr...

The records left by the Freedmen's Bureau through its work between 1865 and 1872 constitute the richest and most extensive documentary source available for investigating the African American experience in the post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Want to learn more about these records and much more? Check out our resources related to African American history and genealogy on www.archives.gov and the following page: https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau

    African American Records: Freedmen's Bureau
    "...an unequaled wealth of information that extends the reach of black family studies and social history"
    https://www.archives.gov

5 days ago

  • DEMOLITION PERMIT

    EZ INTERIOR DEMOLITION- APARTMENT 8D FOR THE INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF NON LOAD-BEARING PARTITION WALLS AND CEILINGS AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

    750 S 13TH ST Issued February 14, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    ELECTRICAL:INSTALLATION OF A 2.345KW(DC)SOLAR PV SYSTEM CONSISTING OF (7)LG335W MODULI, AND (7) ENPHASE IQ6PLUS-72-2-US 290WATT(AC) MICRO INVERTERS AS PER 2008 NEC.(SOUTH DISTRICT)

    1025 CARPENTER ST Issued February 14, 2018 Comment
  • ZONING/USE PERMIT

    FOR THE DEMOLITION AND ERECTION OF AN MEZZANINE WITHIN AN EXISTING STRUCTURE (UNIT 3E). DECREASE N GFA OF THE STRUCTURE. NO CHANGE TO HEIGHT OR AREA OF THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURE FOR CONTINUED USE AS MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING (THIRTEEN (13) DWELLING UNITS) AND ARTIST STUDIOS AND ARTISAN INDUSTRIAL AND ACCESSORY PARKING, AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.

    700 S 10TH ST Issued February 14, 2018 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    LEVEL II ALTERATIONS OF EXISTING SPACE TO PROVIDE LIVING, DINING, KITCHEN, TWO BATROOMS, SLEEPING LOFT, LAUNDRY AND SUPPORT SPACES. ** SEPARATE PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR M.E.P.S.**

    700 S 10TH ST Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

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5 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Phil...

Philadelphia Asian & Queer meeting this Sunday is a good time to decompress after the holiday and share stories with your friends!

    PAQ - Lunar New Year
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6 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Frin...

Join our Executive Director Christopher Bartlett and John Jarboe this Fri. @ 10:30 for another night of Get Pegged! John will be wearing a teddy made of teddy bears (and Chris will be wearing a new scarf from Workshop Underground).

    Get Pegged Cabaret, February
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6 days ago

Don't forget! Next Friday we will welcome fac...

Don't forget! Next Friday we will welcome faculty members from the New York Academy of Art for eight straight hours of figure drawing and portfolio reviews. Bring your drawing supplies and we will provide snacks and easels. This event is free and open to any interested art student. RSVPs are required and you can let us know that you're coming by following the link below.

    Drawing Marathon - New York Academy of Art
    The New York Academy of Art presents its annual Drawing Marathon in Philadelphia on Friday, Februay 23 from 1 pm to 9 pm. For 8 hours, we'll have live figure models posing at Fleisher Art Memorial, alongside Academy faculty offering tips and portfolio reviews.
    https://nyaa.edu

6 days ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia updated their c...

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1,897 likes · 27 talking about this · 642 were here. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a special collections library, archive and museum nestled in...
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6 days ago

Basketball Clinic

Basketball Clinic

    Seger Park
    Basketball Clinic
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6 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Part...

Your chance to experience a concert there happens to be tonight https://www.facebook.com/events/1929881870595490/

    16 of the Coolest, Most Unexpected Concert Venues Around the World | Architectural Digest
    Think back to the last concert you saw, and ask yourself what it looked like. Do visions of black-painted walls, flashing lights, and overcrowded bars come to mind? Perhaps there were a few chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, or maybe a red velvet curtain framing the stage; but otherwise, the space was probably unremarkable and easy to forget.
    https://www.architecturaldigest.com

6 days ago

"You could say, I hook, therefore I Am-sterda...

"You could say, I hook, therefore I Am-sterdam!" - Christophe #WilmaPassingStrange only has one weekend left! Get your tickets today --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    "You could say, I hook, therefore I Am-sterdam!" - Christophe #WilmaPassingStrange only has one weekend left! Get your tickets today --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo
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