51 min ago

Want to learn more about #READYCommunity? Joi...

Want to learn more about #READYCommunity? Join us next week at the Widener Free Library for a #READYHome household preparedness workshop and an introduction to our workshop series focused on building a neighborhood emergency plan!

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Want to learn more about #READYCommunity? Join us next week at the Widener Free Library for a #READYHome household preparedness workshop and an introduction to our workshop series focused on building...
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1 hour ago

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, ...

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, right? Let’s be loose, let’s really be ourselves by being someone else. I think Mr. Rogers is a space for permission of feeling.,” - John Jarboe Read more of the WHYY interview at the link below. You Can Never Go Down the Drain is now running through July 1.

    Philly cabaret artist offers neighborly homage to Mr. Rogers
    "When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name is Mitzi. She got to be old, and she died," confessed Fred Rogers in the 1970 "Death of a Goldfish" episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "When she died, I cried."
    https://whyy.org

5 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is hosting a summ...

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is hosting a summit to address the senseless shootings in our neighborhoods. Meeting place: 12th & Fitzwater St Time: 3:45 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 Be prepared to ask questions and interject solutions

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22 hours ago

Earlier this week, Mark B. Goodheart became t...

Earlier this week, Mark B. Goodheart became the president of our board of directors. Get to know Mark, whose family boasts several generations of Fleisher students, as well as the three new board members joining us, too. Welcome aboard, Mark!

    Mark B. Goodheart Becomes Board President - Fleisher Art Memorial
    On Tuesday, June 19, Fleisher welcomed new board president Mark B. Goodheart, a trial lawyer, counselor, and principal of Philadelphia's The Goodheart Firm, P.C. Goodheart has long been a student at Fleisher, and two of his children can regularly found in the Saturday Young Artist Program.
    http://fleisher.org

23 hours ago

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the W...

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV

    The Wilma Theater
    John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV
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23 hours ago

Our Homeland Security experts would like to t...

Our Homeland Security experts would like to tweet today, however this is all they are allowed to share.... #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Our Homeland Security experts would like to tweet today, however this is all they are allowed to share.... #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover
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27 hours ago

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here...

Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph’s label reads, “Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National Park, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.” This photograph is available through NARA’s online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/30249284. Want to learn more about our holdings related to the National Parks 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 Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. Shenandoah National Park Blue Ridge Mountains #MakeMusicDay #Music #ShenandoahNationalPark #NationalParks #NPS

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy National Make Music Day! Featured here is an image from Shenandoah National Park. The photograph's label reads, "Native mountaineers make mountain music for visitors in the Shenandoah National...
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40 hours ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Brau...

9th Anniversary June 25th benefiting South Street Police Mini Station

    Brauhaus Schmitz
    So many people have been through these doors over the years! It's truly humbling to think about it as we come up on Anniversary #9! Please, join us on Monday June 25 at 7PM to help us celebrate...
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43 hours ago

Seger Park added 7 new photos.

It was a busy night at the park last night, Bria Young Basketball camp,Soccer Shots, Wolfstock Parks and Recreation and Sprinkler all running. Gotta Love Seger!!!

    Seger Park
    Seger Park, Philadelphia, PA. 1.1K likes. Seger Park is the size of a city block and contains a playground, Tennis Courts, Basket Ball Courts and Dog Park
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46 hours ago

Happy Summer! With the weather getting hot p...

Happy Summer! With the weather getting hot please note that the sprinkler is scheduled on M-F 1:30 pm to Dusk. Volunteers MAY be available to turn it on at other times but can’t be guaranteed. We are in the process of installing a timer and will post the new hours once installation is complete.

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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems
    Want to help us make Philly Free Streets a success on August 11? Sign up to volunteer! This year, we are teaming up with SERVEPhiladelphia to make our volunteer experience 💯! Register today & tell...
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2 days ago

Fake Façades: “The Polyester of Brick”

Undertakers, 809 South 9th Street, March 19, 1954. (PhillyHistory,org)

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1328 Walnut Street. October 27, 1949. (PhillyHistory.org)

    Fake Façades: "The Polyester of Brick"
    "If you enjoy the finer things of life, good cheer and good times in a beautiful atmosphere-if you take pride in your home-the FormStone club room is for you," read an advertisement in December 1949. "That 'lost' space in your cellar can become the loveliest room you ever saw, with a FormStone beauty treatment.
    https://www.phillyhistory.org

2 days ago

Alley gardens are the best. #alleygarden #phi...

Alley gardens are the best. #alleygarden #philly #washwest #urbanism #pride

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Washington Square West Civic Association, Philadelphia, PA. 736 likes. Making Wash West safer, cleaner and greener.
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2 days ago

Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Swing back to the 1940s with the REV Theatre Company! A quartet of quirky performers will be putting on three cabaret-style shows in South Philly parks. These events are FREE and open to audiences of...
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2 days ago

Do you have important phone numbers memorized...

Do you have important phone numbers memorized? In case of an emergency, you may not have easy access to your cell phone or contact list. Who would you call? Find our family emergency plan here www.phila.gov/ready

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Do you have important phone numbers memorized? In case of an emergency, you may not have easy access to your cell phone or contact list. Who would you call? Find our family emergency plan here...
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2 days ago

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    FOR THE ERECTION OF THE THIRD STORY ADDITION OVER A TWO (2) STORY PORTION OF AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE HOLD LIVING, NO CHANGE IN BUILDING HEIGHT AND FOOT-PRINT, SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION/PLAN.

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2 days ago

Seger Dog Park is at Seger Park.

Come check out FlyingDutchman Seger Park!!! Eat at the park while listening to tunes by Nero Catalano or take to go dinner!!!

    Seger Dog Park
    Come check out FlyingDutchman Seger Park!!! Eat at the park while listening to tunes by Nero Catalano or take to go dinner!!!
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3 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 7 new photos.

Ready to work with glass? In her four-week summer workshop, Elaine Erne will guide you through techniques such as annealing and painting with glass powders to create beautiful sculptural glass tiles. Learn more and register today at: http://bit.ly/2I13ufz.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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3 days ago

Seger Park shared their post.

Not just for dogs...see you tonight.

    Seger Park
    Come get your music on
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3 days ago

Seger Park shared Philly311's post.

    Philly311
    TODAY IS THE DAY! 🎉✨ Philadelphia Parks & Recreation public pools start opening today! Go here to see the summer pool schedule 😎👉http://ow.ly/bGgY30kwfd2
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3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philly311
    TODAY IS THE DAY! 🎉✨ Philadelphia Parks & Recreation public pools start opening today! Go here to see the summer pool schedule 😎👉http://ow.ly/bGgY30kwfd2
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3 days ago

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in Ja...

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in January 2016, History Hub is an active community of researchers and experts which has become a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. You can learn more about it on the Archivist of the United States’s blog post, History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference. https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/05/24/history-hub-a-21st-century-model-for-archival-reference/

    History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference
    When the National Archives launched History Hub in January 2016, we hoped it would be a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. I'm pleased to share that what started out as an experimental project has become an active community of researchers and experts.
    https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborho...

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborhood.

    Philly's queer cabaret examines the truths (and myths) of Mister Rogers' signature kindness
    The first black-and-white frames of Morgan Neville's Won't You Be My Neighbor show the familiar Fred Rogers at the piano, coolly attempting to place value and meaning on his approach to communicating with children by way of modulation. As a trained classical composer, he knew that some key changes could be managed with ease, and others could not.
    https://billypenn.com

3 days ago

Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil held for teen killed in South Philadelphia
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of her family's home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

Vigil for teen gunned down on Fitzwater Street

Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.

    Vigil for teen killed on Fitzwater Street
    Family and friends of a teen killed by gunfire over the weekend gathered to honor his memory Monday night. Tearfully, Alyssa Jackson addressed the crowd gathered outside of their home to remember her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker, one of two teens shot on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street this weekend.
    http://6abc.com

3 days ago

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma The...

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma Theater is one of the recipients of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's 2018 project grants. The grant will fund THERE, an ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, which adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem 'There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other' and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The work will premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. #PewArtsGrants

    THERE
    An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan's book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.
    https://www.pcah.us

3 days ago

Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition

...the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer. The buyer has not been named, and Feibush did...

    Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition
    With just weeks to go before the planned demolition of the Christian Street Baptist Church, developer Ori Feibush announced this week that the property will be changing hands. Feibush told Philly.com in an email this weekend that the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer.
    https://philly.curbed.com

3 days ago

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay coo...

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay cool by visiting pools, libraries and spray grounds. Please check on your neighbors and call PCA Heatline 215-765-9040 if you are worried about them in the heat. #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover http://ow.ly/e4CN30kyn6u

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    Discover & share this Food GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
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4 days ago

Looking better and better, every day! #halebu...

Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest
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4 days ago

Sometimes you need to take a look around...af...

Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.

    The Wilma Theater
    Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.
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4 days ago

Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted

The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in South Philly’s Hawthorne section.

    Cops: S. Philly double shooting that killed teen appeared to be targeted
    A double shooting in South Philadelphia Friday night that killed a 16-year-old boy and wounded a 12-year-old boy appears to have been a targeted attack and may be tied to gang activity in the area, police said Monday. - Julie Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index ...

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index 100+ today. Stay cool - drink lots of water, limit time in the sun, seek out shade or AC at Philadelphia Free Library locations: http://ow.ly/j1W130kxSYf Most importantly check on your neighbors - help them open windows and position fans! #PHLHeat

    Locations
    The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach each year.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

4 days ago

25 Outstanding Things To Do In Philly This Week, June 18-24

Where:Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

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Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Avenue

Where:Gloria Dei Old Swedes Episcopal Church, 916 S. Swanson Street

...m. Nearly two dozen Old City eateries plan to serve their tasty offerings outside on 2nd and Market streets, which will be closed to vehicular traffic. Local bands and dueling pianists provide non...

Where:Various locations including Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, 10 S. 2nd Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

...day celebration on Friday and Saturday. An evening concert and Historical Ceremony takes place at 600 Market Street on Friday, while a lively parade begins in Center City and ends at a cultural...

Where:American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue

To commemorate the summer solstice, crowds fill the 100 block of N. Mole Street for this free and fun-for-all-ages annual block party and festival. Revelers can...

Where:Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue

Where:Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue

Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue

    25 Outstanding Things to Do in Philly this Week
    Old City | Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia Night Market in the Gayborhood, Manayunk Arts Festival, Old City Eats and more... The summer season officially arrives on Thursday (!) with the summer solstice and with it comes a whole week of warm-weather Philly fun.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

Dalliance with Light (Andy Farmer) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

4 days ago

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent...

We are all disheartened to hear of the recent events that occurred at 12th & Fitzwater on Friday evening. Another senseless shooting claimed the life of a 16-years old, young man and injured a 12-year old boy. Members of the Friends have been in touch with Lt. Goodson and the PPD. Over the past few months, our area has fallen victim to a number violent incidents which have not only put our communities at risk but claimed the lives of young people. Hawthorne has now had 4 shooting victims over the past month and 6 shooting victims since January 2018. This community has had much peace and tranquility over the past several years, free from of a violent crime. We have been informed that the area is continuing to receive high levels of support from the local, state, and federal partners who are working diligently to support the 3rd District and South Street Detail to identify and prosecute all parties involved as well promote ongoing Public Safety. The Police & Friends of the Police Mini Station are urging the support of all the community members to support the Police efforts. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police. In the next few days the Friends of the South Street Police Mini-Station will be taking the led in the organizing of a prayer/community vigil to show solidarity in support of Hawthorne and those grieving. More information to follow.

    South Street Police Mini Station
    South Street Police Mini Station, Philadelphia, PA. 87 likes · 12 talking about this · 192 were here. Part of the 3rd Police District -- the mini-station provides a more local home base of operations...
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4 days ago

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Yo...

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank you, Just Salad! #thanksdad

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank...
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5 days ago

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward mean...

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don’t go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey doesn’t stop when Pride is over. To make a reservation or learn more: www.zipcar.com/pride2018?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social_local&utm_campaign=phi_con_williamwaypride2018_06/05/2018.

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don't go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey...
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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia; another boy injured

It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street.

    Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 16-year-old boy is dead and a 12-year-old boy hospitalized after gunfire erupted on a South Philadelphia street. It happened at 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street. The teen was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital.
    http://6abc.com

  • Susan Farrell Semi retired. Booknut. Dognut. Wanderler

    Getting tough living in Philly. So sad.

5 days ago

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    NEW 200A SERVICE & GROUND. WIRING THROUGHOUT W/ LIGHTS, SWITCHES, OUTLETS AND SMOKE/CO DETECTORS. WIRING OF PHONE, CABLE, DOOR BELL AS PER 2008 NEC.

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2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly

Walker had just finished a game of basketball at the park around 10:30 p.m. Friday night. He was on the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street in the Bella Vista section of Philadelphia, only a block away from his home, when a gunman opened fire.

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The shooting was one of two that occurred in Philly Friday night. Only 15 minutes before the shooting that took Walker's life, a gunman opened fire on the 3800 block of N. Percy Street.

Police say two male suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing fled south on Percy Street toward Butler Street after the shooting.

    2 Dead, 3 Hurt During Violent Night in Philly
    Allissa Jackson painfully recounted the last call she made to her son, 16-year-old Symir Walker. "The last call I made to my son was to tell him to come home because I had heard two pops," Jackson said. "But it didn't sound like gunfire but I just wanted him on the block, in my company where I could see him.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

5 days ago

Protesters rallied outside the Christian Street Baptist Church this morning — developer Ori Feibush is planning luxury homes in its place

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

Teenage boy shot and killed in South Philadelphia identified

16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m.

    Teenage boy fatally shot in South Philadelphia ID'd
    Family members have identified the teenage boy shot and killed Friday night in South Philadelphia. 16-year-old Symir Walker died after a hail of gunfire erupted in the 1200 block of Fitzwater Street at about 10:30 p.m. A 12-year-old boy, said to be a friend of Walker's, was also hit.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
    New banner posted at entrance. Please don't bring un-neutered dogs to the park.
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