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Teens Arrested in Flash Mob Attacks in Center City

Police say the ordeal began Saturday around 7 p.m. on the 1700 block of Walnut Street when two large groups of teens became disorderly. One group exited a club and attacked...

Cleavers Philadelphia, located on the 100 block of S. 18th Street, also closed early Saturday night, claiming there were “riots going on in Rittenhouse.”

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The owner of Lazaro’s Pizza, located on the 1700 block of South Street, also told NBC10 a group of teens rushed into his shop shortly before 8 p...

    Teens Arrested in Flash Mob Attacks in Center City
    At least two teens were arrested while several people, including a SEPTA police officer, were attacked during flash mob incidents in Center City. Police say the ordeal began Saturday around 7 p.m. on the 1700 block of Walnut Street when two large groups of teens became disorderly.
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Today, November 19, is International Men’s Da...

Today, November 19, is International Men’s Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women. This day aims to highlight health concerns that can affect men, and also aims to highlight certain social pressures that can negatively affect both men and boys. Check out InternationalMensDay.com for more information. This image is from a pop-up exhibit our Historical Medical Library hosted at last month’s Mischief at The Mütter event. This historical (not contemporary) pamphlet was distributed to boys with information about puberty, sexual health and more. How effectively have these issues been communicated to young men throughout history and today?

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    Today, November 19, is International Men's Day. According to the WHO, average global male life expectancy is five years lower than for women, and the male suicide rate is three times that of women....
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Believed to be at least eight millennia old, ...

Believed to be at least eight millennia old, engravings in Arabia are possibly be the oldest depictions of dogs known to archaeologists. http://bit.ly/2jBmlrj

    These may be the world's first images of dogs-and they're wearing leashes
    Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs, each with its own coat markings; two animals have lines running from their necks to the man's waist.
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The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Enjoy a night among the stars at The Franklin Institute’s next Science After Hours going behind the scenes of your favorite movies and discovering the science of the cinema. http://bit.ly/2xGPEea

    Science After Hours: Hollywood
    The silver screen comes to life at the most glamorous Science After Hours of the year! Discover the secrets behind your favorite films, from the science...
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20 hours ago

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past o...

The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year’s event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904) | Running | 1883

    The Franklin Institute
    The Philadelphia Marathon passes right past our building today. Best wishes to all of the runners in this year's event. Give us a wave as you speed by! http://bit.ly/1l9Crn4 IMAGE: Étienne-Jules...
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The Rosenbach was live — attending Moby-Dick ...

    The Rosenbach
    The Rosenbach, Philadelphia, PA. 3,933 likes · 74 talking about this · 317 were here. At the Rosenbach, over 400,000 works of literature, history, & fine and decorative art come together in...
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35 hours ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared a post.

    Lauren Summers
    Hi! BIG UPDATE!! Huge thank you to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation! We are getting the rest of the playground finished in Spring 2018 with new big kid swings and play...
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As part of “Terracotta Warriors of The First ...

As part of “Terracotta Warriors of The First Emperor,” on view through March 4, 2018, The Franklin Institute has developed a special Augmented Reality experience for the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2xdSuKy Download our Terracotta Warriors AR app today for iPhone or Android to experience this wonder of archaeology in a whole new way: http://bit.ly/tcwar

    A better life through augmented reality? Really!
    What do the Franklin Institute, Ikea North America Services, QVC, and the Fringe Fest have in common? They're betting on augmented reality - a commingling of the real world we live in with computer-generated imagery that makes the scene better (or weirder) for consumers.
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39 hours ago

The first American to travel into space, Alan...

The first American to travel into space, Alan Shepard, was born on this day in 1923. Shepard’s first voyage outside of the Earth’s atmosphere in 1961, in the capsule Freedom 7, lasted just over 15 minutes. Shepard would return to space in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission to the moon. https://go.nasa.gov/2jzZFaC IMAGE: Alan Shepard | 1963 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    The first American to travel into space, Alan Shepard, was born on this day in 1923. Shepard's first voyage outside of the Earth's atmosphere in 1961, in the capsule Freedom 7, lasted just over 15...
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41 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 4 new photo...

We’re on the south side of Rittenhouse Square today. The full market! Open till 3pm.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market, Philadelphia, PA. 2.8K likes. We are open, rain or shine or snow, every Saturday in the winter, 10am-2pm. Our market is great source of fresh, local food.
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42 hours ago

Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1...

Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1787, developed the photographic process known as daguerreotype photography. At the time, in the 1830s, Daguerre’s system could create a photograph after a low exposure time of just twenty minutes. http://bit.ly/1NpUnTT IMAGE: William G. Mason (American) | [North side of Chestnut Street, between Second Street and Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] | between 1842 and 1845 | The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    The Franklin Institute
    Louis Daguerre, who was born on this day in 1787, developed the photographic process known as daguerreotype photography. At the time, in the 1830s, Daguerre's system could create a photograph after a...
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43 hours ago

IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction i...

IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction is live. View the Auction & Start Bidding! This stunning silver print by Gallery Store artist John A. Benigno can be yours. Be sure to check out all the striking items up for auction now, and don’t forget to register and purchase tickets for December 2! John A. Benigno, Yes, We're Open, 2000, Selenium toned silver print, 16" x 20", Edition 2 of 25, Framed, Courtesy of the Artist Opening Bid: $120; Value: $200 Visit our website for event details, to buy tickets and to view all items up for bid: http://printcenter.org/100/auction/

    The Print Center
    IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction is live. View the Auction & Start Bidding! This stunning silver print by Gallery Store artist John A. Benigno can be yours. Be sure to check out all the...
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Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus added an event....

The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus (PGMC) is holding auditions for its 2017-2018 concert season. Here's your chance to join PGMC! We are a community that celebrates differences and sings to inspire change! We may be a “gay men's” chorus, but we are an inclusive organization that welcomes singers of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The audition process is simple, and you don't even need to prepare a piece. Auditions are being held for new and/or returning PGMC members that did not sing in Season 2016-2017. Audition Dates & Times: Wednesday, December 13, 2017; 6-8pm The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 2110 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Sign up for an audition time slot now! Learn more at www.pgmc.org/audition/ about the audition process and being a member.

    New Member Auditions: Season 2017-18
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2 days ago

To all of our loyal and faithful shoppers, to...

To all of our loyal and faithful shoppers, tomorrow's market has been moved to the South Side of Rittenhouse Square, due to the half-marathon route in the morning. We will be lined up along the Rittenhouse Square road, the full farmers' market, represented as the orange line on the map below. Same hours, 9am-3pm. Please help us spread the word to all your friends and neighbors.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    To all of our loyal and faithful shoppers, tomorrow's market has been moved to the South Side of Rittenhouse Square, due to the half-marathon route in the morning. We will be lined up along the...
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2 days ago

New research suggests that winemaking may hav...

New research suggests that winemaking may have gotten its start at least eight thousand years ago. http://n.pr/2jqIyba

    Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues
    Anthropologist Patrick McGovern, at the University of Pennsylvania, has been pursuing the origins of wine for many years, and that search took him to the mountainous areas east of the Black Sea, in what is today Georgia, Armenia, and Iran. "Everything pointed to that region as the area to investigate," he says.
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Last Look, First Look + Save the Date! #NewsL...

Last Look, First Look + Save the Date! #NewsLetter http://conta.cc/2A5CH2d

    The Print Center
    Last Look, First Look + Save the Date! #NewsLetter http://conta.cc/2A5CH2d
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2 days ago

Center City District shared Philly ChitChat's...

    Philly ChitChat
    First Look at Rothman Skating Rink & gorgeous garden - maze at Dilworth Park http://www.phillychitchat.com/2017/11/maze.html
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2 days ago

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.” -B...

“Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.” -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1745. http://bit.ly/1Z1Wq64 #FranklinFriday IMAGE: Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806) | Benjamin Franklin | c. 1778 | The Art Institute of Chicago

    The Franklin Institute
    "Fools make feasts and wise men eat them." -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1745. http://bit.ly/1Z1Wq64 #FranklinFriday IMAGE: Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732-1806) | Benjamin...
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2 days ago

Love this Philadelphia Magazine Q&A with Cent...

Love this Philadelphia Magazine Q&A with Center City District's Michelle Shannon!

    I Love My Job: Meet Center City's Biggest Cheerleader
    No one knows Philly's downtown better than Michelle Shannon. We're pretty certain that no one knows more about Center City than Michelle Shannon, the woman who's been pushing downtown Philadelphia's development for nearly 30 years. Shannon's love affair with Center City started well before she began working for Center City District where she's been for 20 years now.
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2 days ago

Shop at the farmers markets for the freshest,...

Shop at the farmers markets for the freshest, most local, most nutritious and flavorful ingredients and foods for your family and friends. Six markets open this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Farm to City: Thanksgiving Markets!
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2 days ago

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market opens for...

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market opens for the season tomorrow at Dilworth Park.

    28 incredible things to do in Philadelphia this weekend
    As we sail on into mid November, Philadelphia is keeping busy with tons of weekend events. Over the next three days, board-game lovers can check out the first-of-its-kind PAX Unplugged at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It's three days of activities dedicated to analog, table gaming.
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Tomorrow, November 18, 2017, joins for a day full of activities celebrating the sour, bitter, salty, savory and sweet science of food at our all ages Kitchen Science Day. http://bit.ly/2yPBTxd

    Kitchen Science Day
    For one day only, The Franklin Institute will celebrate the sweet and savory science of food with a day of free programming for the whole family!...
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3 days ago

Sweetish’s Farewell Show

After 3 1/2 years of puppets, puns, and live “movie magic,” Sweetish is coming to an end. 

    Sweetish's Farewell Show
    After 3 1/2 years of puppets, puns, and live "movie magic," Sweetish is coming to an end. Grouped randomly in 2014 for a live sketch comedy game show, Julia Hudson, Bobby Lang, Maura Pennington, Erik Sojka, and Brian Craig continued to meet every week, bonding over pop culture, hot goss, and fine Italian dining, and continued to perform on a regular basis.
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3 days ago

Recently coined by scientists from the Univer...

Recently coined by scientists from the University of Portsmouth in England, the term 'kleptopredation' is defined as the act of hunting an animal with a full stomach and was first observed being employed by a particular kind of sea slug. http://bit.ly/2iX1DSl

    Kleptopredation is a new scientific term for super-sizing a meal at sea
    Kleptropredation isn't a crime, though the newly-coined term has a criminal ring, and the act is kind of like theft-meets-murder-in-a-meal. Technically, it's when a predator eats prey that has just hunted and has a full belly-such that the predator ends up eating its prey's prey as well.
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3 days ago

The Gallery has a new show (opening & artist ...

The Gallery has a new show (opening & artist talk Saturday 2-5pm) and ReVamp's 'They Belonged to the Sunlight' is up this weekend in the Skinner Studio. Come to Members Happy Hour tomorrow! There's so much to talk about. Quig's! At 5:30pm!

    Plays & Players
    The Gallery has a new show (opening & artist talk Saturday 2-5pm) and ReVamp's 'They Belonged to the Sunlight' is up this weekend in the Skinner Studio. Come to Members Happy Hour tomorrow! There's...
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Congratulations and our thanks to November’s ...

Congratulations and our thanks to November’s Volunteer of the Month, Jasmine Ingram. A graduate of The Franklin Institute’s Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) program, Jasmine Ingram has served as a member of the PACTS Alumni Board, attended mentor/student workshop sessions, run our college tour seminar, and headlined our PACTS Alumni Speaker series ever since she graduated from college. Jasmine graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently working as a data-marketer. In October, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the PACTS Program. Jasmine was the Anniversary Alumni Chair for the event. The success of that event was due, in large part, to the hard work that Jasmine put in calling PACTS graduates and attending and hosting meetings with various Franklin Institute staff, parents and PACTS grads. Learn more about The Franklin Institute’s PACTS program: http://bit.ly/2zImRtm Volunteers and interns serve The Franklin Institute in a variety of ways. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LDLySf

    The Franklin Institute
    Congratulations and our thanks to November's Volunteer of the Month, Jasmine Ingram. A graduate of The Franklin Institute's Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS)...
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Congratulations to our past President, Betsy ...

Congratulations to our past President, Betsy Hummel, for receiving a Citation from the City for her seven years of dedication to Rittenhouse Square Park!!!!

    Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square
    Congratulations to our past President, Betsy Hummel, for receiving a Citation from the City for her seven years of dedication to Rittenhouse Square Park!!!!
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3 days ago

“Self Reflected,” on view in The Franklin Ins...

“Self Reflected,” on view in The Franklin Institute’s ‘Your Brain’ exhibit, shows one very thin slice of a human brain, 22 times larger than life size. The work encompasses over 500,000 neurons and is based on an oblique sagittal slice (angled from right to left) through the brain. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Qe9AMU GIF: Greg Dunn, Ph.D. and Brian Edwards, Ph.D. | Self Reflected | 2016 | On Loan from the Artists

    The Franklin Institute
    "Self Reflected," on view in The Franklin Institute's 'Your Brain' exhibit, shows one very thin slice of a human brain, 22 times larger than life size. The work encompasses over 500,000 neurons and...
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3 days ago

Jennifer Steinkamp’s Winter Fountains at Parkway 100

@ Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th Street

    Jennifer Steinkamp's Winter Fountains at Parkway 100
    Celebrating the centennial of our beloved Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Jennifer Steinkamp's alluring digital works of art, Winter Fountains, will light up the city. Steinkamp, a new media innovator known for her mystical interpretations of movement, nature, and perception, draws inspiration for this exhibit from the parkway, its history, and its namesake.
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