42 min ago

The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursda...

The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursday (November 23, 2017) so our staff can observe the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. Be sure to join us this weekend, we will have some incredible science ready for you! Plan your trip: http://bit.ly/1VqWo8O

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute will be closed Thursday (November 23, 2017) so our staff can observe the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. Be sure to join us this weekend, we will have some incredible...
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1 hour ago

Center City District shared America's Garden ...

    America's Garden Capital - Greater Philadelphia Gardens
    America's Garden Capital - Greater Philadelphia Gardens. 2,701 likes · 88 talking about this. The Philadelphia area has more public gardens than any other region on the continent, with 34 gardens...
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1 hour ago

#GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support Internation...

#GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support International House. http://ow.ly/bwGQ30gJ44r

    International House Philadelphia
    GivingTuesday is 1 week! Support International House. http://ow.ly/bwGQ30gJ44r
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1 hour ago

There will be a market this Saturday. We are ...

There will be a market this Saturday. We are open every Saturday during the winter 10am-2pm. This weekend: 4mula, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Davidson's Exotic Mushrooms, Doc Pickle, Frecon Farms, Gail's Farm, Hands on the Earth, John & Kira's, PetAl Plants, Rafiki Shoppe, Red Brick, Rineer Family Farms, The Raw Spa, Triple Tree Flowers, and Z Food Farm.

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    There will be a market this Saturday. We are open every Saturday during the winter 10am-2pm. This weekend: 4mula, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Davidson's Exotic Mushrooms, Doc Pickle, Frecon Farms,...
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2 hours ago

Guess who’s coming to #FreeFirstSunday on Dec...

Guess who’s coming to #FreeFirstSunday on Dec. 3? 🐦 Fans of “Elephant and Piggie” and “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus,” you don’t want to miss this! https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/free-first-sunday-artists-process

    Mo Willems' Pigeon on Twitter
    PHILADEPHIA! It's show time for IT'S SHOE TIME! Pal Bryan Collier and I will be reading and signing at @the_barnes on Sun. Dec. 3rd. Banana! Details: https://t.co/sG63mOZiEY
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2 hours ago

Looking for a holiday gift for the beer-lover...

Looking for a holiday gift for the beer-lover in your life? Local 44 is starting a beer club.

    Shop Now: Beer Club Packages
    Welcome to Local 44 in West Philadelphia. We are a neighborhood craft beer bar with tasty chow and a killer little craft Bottle Shop.
    http://www.local44beerbar.com

2 hours ago

Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2017

The Black Friday Comedy Marathon returns to the Philly Improv Theater on November 24th for its fourth year! Over a hundred and forty acts will be performing in forty hours that span three days. For only $12, you can see the best comedy Philly has to offer at a price that’s unmatched.

    Black Friday Comedy Marathon 2017
    The Black Friday Comedy Marathon returns to the Philly Improv Theater on November 24th for its fourth year! Over a hundred and forty acts will be performing in forty hours that span three days. For only $12, you can see the best comedy Philly has to offer at a price that's unmatched.
    http://phitcomedy.com

3 hours ago

Love Your Park is just one way that we are he...

Love Your Park is just one way that we are helping to make parks better in neighborhoods all across the city. Make a gift today, so that we can continue to make a positive impact on our park system for generations to come. https://secure.qgiv.com/for/fpconserve

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Love Your Park is just one way that we are helping to make parks better in neighborhoods all across the city. Make a gift today, so that we can continue to make a positive impact on our park system...
    http://www.facebook.com

4 hours ago

Philadelphia Art Alliance updated their cover...

    Philadelphia Art Alliance
    Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. 4,655 likes · 29 talking about this · 1,717 were here. Contemporary art and design in a historic mansion located on Rittenhouse Square.
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4 hours ago

Barnes Foundation is The Best of The Best!

Barnes Foundation is The Best of The Best!

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4 hours ago

Bar Hygge shared Fairmount CDC's post.

Get your Small Business Saturday passport by downloading it or picking one up at Hygge. Visit local businesses and you will be eligible for prizes! Shop local.

    Art Museum Area PHL
    Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the small businesses in the Art Museum Area invite you to eat, shop, and explore everyday.
    http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com

4 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared Fairm...

    Art Museum Area PHL
    Whether you are a first-time visitor or long-time resident, the small businesses in the Art Museum Area invite you to eat, shop, and explore everyday.
    http://www.artmuseumareaphl.com

5 hours ago

As we continue to announce our 2018 season, r...

As we continue to announce our 2018 season, remember that members get first access to tickets to our world-class performances, VIP parking, entry to our private Donor Terrace & Garden, and more! Become a member today: http://manncenter.org/support/membership

    The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
    As we continue to announce our 2018 season, remember that members get first access to tickets to our world-class performances, VIP parking, entry to our private Donor Terrace & Garden, and more!...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 hours ago

7 Days Until #GivingTuesday! Help Smith Raise...

7 Days Until #GivingTuesday! Help Smith Raise $5,000 and Expand Access to Play Opportunities We are excited to announce that we have received a challenge gift from an anonymous donor, who will match all gifts received as part of our #GivingTuesday campaign up to $2,500. Double the impact of your gift by making a contribution now through next Tuesday, November 28! Your gift will help Smith provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children, and support several new and exciting initiatives that include: - Increasing children’s pre-literacy skills through play - Teaching adults about the importance of play - Building connections to the community - Enhancing the visitor experience Donate Now: http://bit.ly/SmithGT17 #smithplays #donate #nonprofit #phillynonprofit #earlychildhood #education #playmatters #learningthroughplay

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    7 Days Until #GivingTuesday! Help Smith Raise $5,000 and Expand Access to Play Opportunities We are excited to announce that we have received a challenge gift from an anonymous donor, who will match...
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5 hours ago

On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and th...

On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in Paris for the event. Reporting on what he saw, he wrote, "We observed it lift off in the most majestic manner. When it reached around 250 feet in altitude, the intrepid voyagers lowered their hats to salute the spectators. We could not help feeling a certain mixture of awe and admiration." Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Pdx2TO IMAGE: [Collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning history from 1783 to 1883] | French | ca. 1890 | The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    The Franklin Institute
    On this day in 1783, Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes made the first free ascent in a balloon. They flew from the center of Paris for about five and a half miles. Benjamin Franklin was in...
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5 hours ago

It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyo...

It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyone can enjoy some time outside before temperatures dip back down!

    Schuylkill Banks
    It's a balmy 59 degrees today. We hope everyone can enjoy some time outside before temperatures dip back down!
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5 hours ago

Before you start Cyber Monday searching, sele...

Before you start Cyber Monday searching, select Bache-Martin for .5 % of eligible Amazon purchases @amazonsmile #StartWithaSmile here ow.ly/HLWe306nR0Z. Search Friends of Bache Martin, select us, and start shopping!!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    Friends of Bache-Martin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 189 likes · 14 talking about this. Friends of Bache-Martin provides financial resources and facilitates community engagement to enhance the...
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6 hours ago

Every year we have people call my office in t...

Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through Philadelphia Gas Works?

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    Every year we have people call my office in the dead of winter who are scrambling to pay their heating bills. Get ahead of the winter, have you checked if you are eligible for LIHEAP through...
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6 hours ago

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS :...

Check out Philadelphia Orchard Project, PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, PennFuture and some of the other great organizations that have volunteer opportunities!

    7 Places to Volunteer in Philly
    We celebrated the holidays with our Fall Harvest Happy Hour last Thursday. Six local organizations shared volunteer opportunities with over 40 attendees to get involved and give back locally. (Spec...
    http://www.greenphillyblog.com

6 hours ago

Center City District shared Curbed Philly's p...

    11 free things to do on Black Friday in Philly
    We get it: Black Friday isn't for everyone. Some folks thrive on waking up at the crack of dawn to snag a discounted flat-screen TV, while others would prefer to stay in bed and do the same on their computers. Our advice? Explore Philly-for free.
    https://philly.curbed.com

6 hours ago

Center City District shared Philly ChitChat's...

    Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times | Philly Chit Chat
    November 21, 2017 by HughE Dillon Deck The Hall at City Hall Holiday Sights Plus Show Times Last night was the premiere of the Deck the Hall Light Show Presented by Independence Blue Cross, a dramatic light show, synchronized with music and projected onto the West Market Street portal of City Hall.
    http://www.phillychitchat.com

6 hours ago

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

    Rothman Institute Ice Rink
    The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia's downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe.
    http://centercityphila.org

6 hours ago

IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction ...

IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction Tickets Available Now for Saturday, December 2nd Place your Bid Today –visit our website for details! http://printcenter.org/100/auction/ Mark Campbell, Straightening the Schuylkill River, 1998, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Satin Starting Bid: $1,800 | Value: $3,000 https://501auctions.com/printcenterauction/item/812204

    The Print Center
    IMPRESSED: The Print Center Benefit Auction Tickets Available Now for Saturday, December 2nd Place your Bid Today -visit our website for details! http://printcenter.org/100/auction/ Mark Campbell,...
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7 hours ago

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click ...

UCD is organizing a community cleanup! Click below for details and to sign up.

    Help Clean Your Neighborhood with a Community Cleanup on Saturday December 2
    We are once again partnering with the City of Philadelphia on a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, December 2nd. We will assist block captains, students, volunteer groups and neighbors by providing trash bags, brooms, work gloves, and trash pickup. Help the city-wide effort to beautify Philadelphia by cleaning your block or street from 9am - 2pm.
    https://www.universitycity.org

7 hours ago

Free Fun for Families with Children Ages 0-5 ...

Free Fun for Families with Children Ages 0-5 Saturday, December 2 & 9 | 11am-12pm Join our friends from the Free Library of Philadelphia's Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative for free fun for families with young children at the Widener Neighborhood Library next month! Siblings welcome and healthy snacks provided. For more details, contact Words at Play at: 215-686-5372 x350 #earlychildhood #family #education #kids #playmatters #learningthroughplay #free

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Free Fun for Families with Children Ages 0-5 Saturday, December 2 & 9 | 11am-12pm Join our friends from the Free Library of Philadelphia's Words at Play Vocabulary Initiative for free fun for...
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7 hours ago

It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approac...

It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approaching the holiday season means only one thing…conjoined cookies! Don't forget to get your conjoined twin cookie cutter at muttermuseumstore.org. Share your creations and tag them #conjoinedcookie and we'll share our favorites! — Products shown: Conjoined Twin Cookie Cutter.

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    It's National Gingerbread Cookie Day! Approaching the holiday season means only one thing...conjoined cookies! Don't forget to get your conjoined twin cookie cutter at muttermuseumstore.org. Share your...
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7 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 7 new photo...

Open now! Lots of food for the big meal, plus Red Brick Craft Distillery. Hands on the Earth Orchard and Rineer Family Farms: fruits and veggies, apples and cider. And Aurora Grace Chocolates and Bakery.

    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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7 hours ago

Only 2 weeks left until our 2nd Annual Beer v...

Only 2 weeks left until our 2nd Annual Beer vs Wine Smackdown. Call (215)765-2274 to reserve your spot.

    Bar Hygge
    Only 2 weeks left until our 2nd Annual Beer vs Wine Smackdown. Call (215)765-2274 to reserve your spot.
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8 hours ago

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is t...

A specialized team of scientists at NASA is tasked with protecting Earth from space-based pathogens and preventing the spread of our germs to the rest of the Universe. http://engt.co/2jIriyh

    How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space
    Biological contamination goes both ways, mind you. Just as important as keeping extraterrestrial organisms from reaching the surface (aka "backward contamination") is ensuring that our planetary probes carry as few microbial hitchhikers from Earth as possible ("forward contamination"). To that end, in 1958, the U.S.
    https://www.engadget.com

16 hours ago

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18 hours ago

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was e...

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. This day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for Children.

    Universal Children's Day, 20 November
    http://www.un.org

20 hours ago

Made from salvaged granite from the former LO...

Made from salvaged granite from the former LOVE Park, proceeds will benefit maintenance of existing city skateparks as well as future construction, and maintenance and programming of the new LOVE Park.

    You can now own a piece of the old LOVE Park
    For those longing for the old LOVE Park and its infamous skate park where a 92-year-old Edmund Bacon once mounted a skateboard, listen up: You can now own a piece of the beloved park. Philly's Parks and Recreation Department just announced that it will be selling special commemorative pieces of granite engraved with the iconic LOVE sculpture at this year's Christmas Village.
    https://philly.curbed.com

23 hours ago

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

    Dilworth Park
    DeckTheHall Light Show kickoff presented by Independence Blue Cross with 6abc Action News and Center City District!
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23 hours ago

The Print Center updated their cover photo.

    The Print Center
    The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. 5,395 likes · 107 talking about this · 444 were here. The Print Center encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary...
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24 hours ago

Center City District added 2 new photos.

Join us and Independence Blue Cross now at #DilworthPark! #DeckTheHall #Wintergarden #DilworthPark #RothmanRink #RothmanCabin

    Center City District
    Center City District, Philadelphia, PA. 16K likes. Keeping Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive since 1991. CenterCityPhila.org
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25 hours ago

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger...

Once numbering in the billions, the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) went extinct in the early 20th century after decades of hunting, habitat loss and other factors led to a rapid decline in population. http://theatln.tc/2jyE3vw

    What DNA Says About the Death-and Rebirth-of America's Most Common Bird
    The genome of the passenger pigeon complicates the story of its extinction-and the hopes for its resurrection.
    https://www.theatlantic.com

25 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you for supporting our school Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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26 hours ago

University City District shared Baltimore Ave...

Get an early start on your holiday shopping AND support local businesses on December 2nd with the Winter Express Shopper's Trolley! The trolley will offer free rides along Baltimore and Lancaster Avenues.

    WEST
    The Baltimore Avenue and Lancaster Avenue Business Associations have teamed up to host WEST (Winter Express Shoppers' Trolley), a holiday shopping...
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26 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Maga...

    Here's a Sneak Preview of City Hall's Awesome Holiday Light Show
    Center City is about to be lit for the holidays. 'Tis the season in Center City. Anyone visiting the recently reopened ice skating rink at Dilworth Park on Monday evening is in for a treat: a fancy new light show will debut at City Hall.
    http://www.phillymag.com

27 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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27 hours ago

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––th...

#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes––the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin. This exquisite catalogue features work by both artists and makes a treasured keepsake or holiday gift for art lovers on your list! Visit shop.barnesfoundation.org.

    The Barnes Foundation
    KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes--the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist...
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27 hours ago

International House Philadelphia shared a lin...

    Immigration: Artist Mobilizes Immigrant Communities For Social Justice
    Ten years ago, Michelle Angela Ortiz hoped to be where she is today - a successful visual artist, skilled muralist and community arts educator. For more than 18 years, Ortiz has been using art as a tool for communication between communities.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

27 hours ago

Bache-Martin Home & School Association shared...

Thank you Rotary Club of Philadelphia!

    Friends of Bache-Martin
    The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2...
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27 hours ago

The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten’s Final Show

The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what’s going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.

    The Neighborhood featuring Bad Kitten's Final Show
    The Neighborhood is a fully immersive improv experience where everyone is invited to join in a discussion about what's going on in our town. Each show has a guest improv group and is closed out with Neighborhood Watch. There will probably be doughnuts too, so stop on by.
    http://phitcomedy.com

28 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm drinks will be available for purchase. The Museum will stay open an extra hour until 6:00PM, followed by a tree lighting in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden at 6:10PM. This event celebrates all religions and beliefs, and is open to all ages. Admission to this event is complimentary with your Museum Ticket.

    Merriment at the Mütter
    You're invited to the Mütter's first ever MERRIMENT celebration! Enjoy festive holiday activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Warm...
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29 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy added 5 new photos...

These 🐦birdhouses🏚️ were designed by local artists last year and were installed in Fairmount Park's meadows this summer. Join us on 12/3 and 12/9 for guided bike tours of these "Meadow Mansions." Details here: http://bit.ly/2iszl1F

    Fairmount Park Conservancy
    Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA. 10K likes. Fairmount Park Conservancy is the nonprofit that champions Philadelphia's Parks.
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29 hours ago

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, Novembe...

Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early morning of #BlackFriday shopping, join us for a fun day in the Playground and Playhouse! #smithplays

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Thanksgiving Day - Closed | Thursday, November 23 After Turkey Play Day | Friday, November 24 Smith will be closed on Thanksgiving but we will be open the day after from 10am-4pm! So after an early...
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