4 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City of Philadelphia | Revenue Department
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7 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Food & Fer...

Congratulations, Food & Food & Ferments!

    Food & Ferments
    🍾🍾🏅🎖🏆🎈What a night, what an honor! Thank you Good Food Awards. Our Hearts On Fire Kraut got the nod! It was a beautiful night meeting with fellow fermenters and food makers, celebrating the amazing...
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9 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 7 new...

A fabulous Cornerstone Brunch at the Center! Thank you Amber Hikes for joining us before speaking at the Women’s March! Congrats to new board members and reflected members! Check out our webpage today waygay.org. Follow us on social media! #WayGay #WWCC #PhillyPride

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia, PA. 10,429 likes · 58 talking about this · 8,593 were here. The William Way LGBT Community Center is open 365 days a year to serve the Greater...
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12 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market added 15 new phot...

Happy Saturday! Market Open 10am-2pm! See You Soon! ✨👨‍🌾✨

    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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13 hours ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
    https://www.archives.gov

13 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
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14 hours ago

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ...

IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate linework of Janet Towbin’s etchings to Lois Lane’s bold and graphic woodcut, there is sure to be something you love. Come in to see our full selection. For more information, contact The Gallery Store at gallerystore@printcenter.org, 215.735.6090 x2. Image: Janet Towbin, Swirls, 2005, Etching, 19 ¾” x 26 ¾” framed, Edition of 10. Regularly $550, in January this framed print is available for $495.

    The Print Center
    IN THE GALLERY STORE: JANUARY SALE 10% OFF ALL FRAMED WORK (IN-STORE ONLY) This month take 10% off an incredible selection of framed prints and photographs ready to hang! From the delicate...
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Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!

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    Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!
    The word is out! We've been named a Winner of the 2018 Good Food Awards in the Coffee category for our Ethiopia Mormora.
    https://www.squareonecoffee.com

24 hours ago

The Philly POPS is at The Kimmel Center for t...

LIVE: Rufus Wainwright and the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus perform 🎶Hallelujah 🎶 to close tonight’s special show!

    The Philly POPS
    LIVE: Rufus Wainwright and the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus perform 🎶Hallelujah 🎶 to close tonight's special show!
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28 hours ago

FOUND CAT: Male orange tabby with white, adul...

FOUND CAT: Male orange tabby with white, adult, found January 19th on the 300 block of S. Fawn Street (near 12th and Spruce), Philadelphia, PA 19107. Currently at the Morris Animal Refuge. Recognize him? Contact us.

    Morris Animal Refuge
    FOUND CAT: Male orange tabby with white, adult, found January 19th on the 300 block of S. Fawn Street (near 12th and Spruce), Philadelphia, PA 19107. Currently at the Morris Animal Refuge. Recognize...
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28 hours ago

[UPDATE: Symba is safe and sound back at home...

[UPDATE: Symba is safe and sound back at home - thank you to everyone who shared him!] FOUND CAT: Male orange tabby with white, adult, found January 19th on the 300 block of S. Fawn Street (near 12th and Spruce), Philadelphia, PA 19107. Currently at the Morris Animal Refuge. Recognize him? Contact us.

    Morris Animal Refuge
    FOUND CAT: Male orange tabby with white, adult, found January 19th on the 300 block of S. Fawn Street (near 12th and Spruce), Philadelphia, PA 19107. Currently at the Morris Animal Refuge. Recognize...
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29 hours ago

Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important medita...

Bonaly Reviews is into this "Important meditation on white culture and isolation". Come see The Sabbatical tonight! Or tomorrow!

    The Sabbatical- Bright Metal
    The Take Away Skilled Performances Simple, effective and cohesive design Important meditation on white culture and isolation In Our Pockets Cara A weird thing to take out of my pockets is that I am a member of a church that has an interim pastor right now, so the plot was strangely relevant to me....
    http://bonalysite.wordpress.com

30 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

Feeling inspired by our newest exhibit, Woven Strands? Limited spots in our February 24 hair art workshop open up Monday, January 22 at 9am. Be ready—the last workshop sold out in four minutes!

    Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Karen Bachmann (February)
    Due to the popularity of the April workshop, a second date has been added! In support of our newest exhibition Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair...
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32 hours ago

The Rosenbach shared Free Library of Philadel...

Edward G Pettit, the manager of Public Programs at the Rosenbach, talking about our Frankenstein & Dracula exhibition, open until Feb 11.

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    What better place to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein than here at The Rosenbach?! Come see the exhibition through February 11!
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34 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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34 hours ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia shared Universi...

Here is an interesting local project.

    University of Delaware
    Unidentified woman and two men in an envelope marked "Oct. 7, 1927."
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35 hours ago

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We hon...

Edgar Allan Poe was born #OTD in 1809. We honor him with a close-up of one of his famously macabre but surprisingly humorous tales--which you can see for yourself on view in FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA!

    Unwrapping Poe's Mummy
    When we think of Edgar Allan Poe, we think of his horror tales. His face is the icon of macabre fiction. And so when we see that he once wrote a tale about a mummy, we expect the full panoply of ...
    https://rosenbach.org

36 hours ago

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the...

This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our one-night-only screening of NOSFERATU with organ accompaniment! https://rosenbach.org/events/nosferatu/

    The Rosenbach
    This gorgeous Wurlitzer was made in 1929--the same year bootleg copies of NOSFERATU hit U.S. shores--and designed to accompany silent film. You can hear it for yourself on January 31 for our...
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36 hours ago

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologis...

A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations: https://rosenbach.org/events/in-conversation-with-the-rosenbach-its-alive/

    The Rosenbach
    A historian, a literature scholar, a biologist, and a bioethicist walk into a.... panel. Explore the reasons that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has had such a profound effect on our imaginations:...
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37 hours ago

Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for...

Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for our winter general meeting. General meetings take place on a quarterly basis and are open to anyone wishing to learn more about FoCA, HSA, and the school. Kids are welcome and pizza will be provided!

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Please join FoCA and Chester Arthur's HSA for our winter general meeting. General meetings take place on a quarterly basis and are open to anyone wishing to learn more about FoCA, HSA, and the...
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37 hours ago

Big market for this big weekend here in the c...

Big market for this big weekend here in the city, over 20 farmers and food artisans on Walnut Street. Make local food part of the excitement for this Championship game. Read all about it here.

    Rittenhouse Farmers Market: Championship Weekend Farmers Market
    The Rittenhouse Farmers Market is open tomorrow, 10am-2pm.
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38 hours ago

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of ...

#9 - Opening Day: "Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work" at the Mütter Museum! Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com counts down their weekly picks. Check out our new exhibition in Thomson Gallery - free with your admission to the museum!

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

38 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Announces Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Women's March | Office of Special Events
    PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, January 20 th, 2018, the "Women's March on Philadelphia" demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event.
    https://beta.phila.gov

39 hours ago

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Isla...

Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two distinct subjects, one documentary, the other based in invention, which converge unexpectedly. Muellner’s work witnesses the lives of closeted gay men in provincial Russia, while also composing the gothic tale of a solitary woman on a remote tropical island. “Shot along Baltic, Caribbean and Black Sea coastlines, distant landscapes met at the rocky point of Alone,” says Muellner, “From that vista, they ask: what do intimacy and solitude mean in a radically alienated but hyper-connected world?” On view, two exhibitions: By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications and Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné through April 21, 2018. By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications is The Print Center's second exhibition dedicated to new photo publications and the artworks that inspired them. The exhibition includes books and artworks by Saleem Ahmed, Tim Carpenter, Julianna Foster, Nicholas Muellner and Public Collectors. http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    Nicholas Muellner, from in Most Tides An Island, 2017 Nicholas Muellner (Ithaca, NY) combines text and image in his book In Most Tides An Island (Self Publish, Be Happy, 2017). The book explores two...
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39 hours ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

40 hours ago

Rufus Wainwright will play with Philly Pops on Friday

300 S. Broad St.,  KimmelCenter.org

    Rufus Wainwright will play with Philly Pops on Friday
    "So many of my songs already have rich classical undertones, but they might not come through for the average listener. Once you put an orchestra in there, however, it makes more sense," Wainwright says. - A.D. Amorosi, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

45 hours ago

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2 days ago

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson shared E.M. Stant...

    E.M. Stanton Elementary School
    Today at Stanton Dr. Hite and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson handed out awards to kindergarten students with perfect attendance and encouraged families to register students for Kindergarten for the...
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2 days ago

7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27

8 p.m. Chris’s Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St., $10, 215-568-3131, chrisjazzcafe.com

7:30 p.m. Verizon Hall (additional performances Wednesday and Friday, 300 South Broad St., $37 to $134, 215-731-3333, kimmelcenter.org

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8 p.m. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad St., $39.50 to $125, 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

6:45 p.m. FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard, $29 general admission, 215-413-9006, fringearts.com

8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, additional performances through Feb. 25, Arden Theatre Company, 40 North 2nd St., $15 to 52, 215-922-1122, ardentheatre.org

    7 days of things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 21 to 27
    Lana Del Rey and Kali Uchis Headline Rey brings her dreamy pop sound to the Wells Fargo Center. Her performances are both whimsical and sly, so expect to forego the theatrics in favor of something simpler. Opener Uchis is a Colombian-American singer-song writer with R&B chops.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Dr. Pickle...

Perfect for big Championship game! This Saturday, either print out this coupon or save it to your phone, bring it to the market, and save $5 on purchases over $20 at the Doc Pickle stand. Gonna be a great market, and an epic weekend for Philadelphia!

    Dr. Pickle
    As a thank you to all our wonderful customers, enjoy $5 off your next purchase over $20! Valid only in person at any of our Winter 2018 markets.
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2 days ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

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