43 min ago

Job growth has been sufficient to lower the f...

Job growth has been sufficient to lower the formal rate of unemployment, but not enough to get Philadelphia back to 1990 job levels or reduce the high poverty rate. Philadelphia still has 5% fewer jobs than in 1990, while our suburbs are up 26%. Find out the reasons and potential solutions in State of Center City 2018, coming tomorrow. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Unemployment
    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.
    https://centercityphila.org

1 hour ago

Greenfield families can get $20 off Summer Ca...

Greenfield families can get $20 off Summer Camp at Movemakers! Register at https://www.movemakersphilly.com/summercamp-384925.html and use promo code Greenfieldgrooves for the discount.

    Greenfield Home and School Association
    Greenfield families can get $20 off Summer Camp at Movemakers! Register at https://www.movemakersphilly.com/summercamp-384925.html and use promo code Greenfieldgrooves for the discount.
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2 hours ago

Friends of Chester Arthur added 2 new photos....

A huge thank you to Baby Wordplay, Ms. Pauline, and everyone for coming and making yesterday’s event a successful day. If anyone is interested in being added to the FoCA newsletter or joining one of the committees, please send an email to arthurschoolgroup@gmail.com

    Friends of Chester Arthur
    Friends of Chester Arthur added a new photo.
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3 hours ago

Today we honor those lost in the Armenian Gen...

Today we honor those lost in the Armenian Genocide of 1915, as well as their survivors. Marc 2Ray's music unites us in remembrance with the powerful message "Love can rule the world." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xBgT4a7q90&feature=youtu.be . . . . . . . #ArmenianGenocide #1915 #Love #NeverForget

    Marc 2Ray - 1915 (The Armenian Genocide)
    Marc 2Ray's single, "1915," produced by Godfather, is a powerful song about the Armenian Genocide. As the grandson of a survivor, Marc walks the listener through the brutal execution of the first genocide of the twentieth century as he describes his family's escape.
    https://www.youtube.com/

3 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market updated their pro...

Special thanks to local artist Angela Palma, who made this poster for the Rittenhouse Market. Reminder: the market returns to the 9am-3pm schedule on Saturday May 5th and the Tuesday market always begins on the first Tuesday in June. Thanks, Angela!

    Rittenhouse Farmers' Market
    Special thanks to local artist Angela Palma, who made this poster for the Rittenhouse Market. Reminder: the market returns to the 9am-3pm schedule on Saturday May 5th and the Tuesday market always...
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4 hours ago

We’re in a particular moment where we need to...

We’re in a particular moment where we need to think about the future.” - Kevin Johnson http://ucreview.com/third-congressional-district-lt-gov-candidates-meet-with-west-philly-con-p7784-73.htm Rep. Dwight Evans Lt. Governor Mike Stack John Fetterman Commissioner Kathi Cozzone for Lieutenant Governor Nina Ahmad Ray Sosa for a Better PA

    Third Congressional District, Lt. Gov. candidates meet with West Philly constituents
    Democratic candidates for the state Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Representative for the new Third Congressional District met with West Philadelphia constituents last week. Kathi Cozzone, John Fetterman and incumbent Mike Stack made their arguments for why they should be elected Lieutenant Governor. Campaign managers for Ray Sosa and Nina Ahmad spoke in their respective places.
    http://ucreview.com

4 hours ago

"If local growth since 2009 was robust enough...

"If local growth since 2009 was robust enough to make us just average, attaining the 2.3 percent growth rate of America’s largest cities, Philadelphia would have added 45,400 more jobs -- one homegrown Amazon -- on top of existing growth of 55,100 for a total of 100,500 new jobs." More in CCD President Paul Levy's op-ed on philly.com.

    Sure, Philly is growing. But not fast enough | Opinion
    The Philadelphia story is not a tale of two cities; it's a tale of one city not growing fast enough to address problems we've inherited, when we can count less on higher levels of government for help. - Paul R. Levy, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

4 hours ago

Did you know that 17.3% of Philadelphians bet...

Did you know that 17.3% of Philadelphians between 21-64 identify as having a disability? #ICYMI: CultureWorks Engagement Director attended Art-Reach's Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange session on 4/14. The session covered best practices across marketing and communications that better serve and positively impact folks with disabilities. Read the full recap below to learn more about best practices your organization can implement to ensure that people with disabilities feel welcome in our spaces and can understand the full scope of accessible events, program, and services through marketing and communication. Small changes and updates can lead to big impact!

    Report Back: Art Reach's Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange (CAFE)
    CultureWorks recently attended Art Reach's CAFE, an acronym for their Cultural Accessibility Forum and Exchange sessions. The April 4th session, The Digital Welcome Mat: Is Your Website and Marketing Accessible to the Disability Community , encouraged arts and culture professionals to take a deep
    https://www.cultureworksphila.org

4 hours ago

Center City District shared Metro Philly's po...

    SEPTA advances with sustainability initiatives
    In general, experts agree that one of the most environmentally beneficial things the average person can do is to leave their car at home and ride mass transit. But at SEPTA, the carbon footprint is diminished a little more due to the diverse sustainability initiatives underway, from acquiring more electricity-powered buses to using renewable energy and even simpler tasks like recycling rainwater to wash buses.
    https://www.metro.us

4 hours ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Flour & Oa...

Perfect for that meal in between breakfast and lunch...

    Flour & Oats Artisan Cookies
    Monday isn't looking so bad
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4 hours ago

In The News: Broad Street Review! If you miss...

In The News: Broad Street Review! If you missed out on The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1 we still have publications available! For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 or visit our website for details and press links. https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order

    Andrea Modica's 'January 1'
    Whether depicting family life in small-town America or minor-league ballplayers, Philadelphia-based photographer Andrea Modica has long been interested in exploring what she calls the "paradox of inclusion and exclusion." Her latest book, January 1, which looks at the city's controversial New Year's Day tradition - the Mummers Parade - is no exception.
    http://www.broadstreetreview.com

5 hours ago

Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Communit...

Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Community Lawyering Clinic invite our neighbors in Mantua and Powelton Village to their 5th Annual Open House and Buffet Dinner Tomorrow, April 24th from 5:30 - 8pm!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Community Lawyering Clinic invite our neighbors in Mantua and Powelton Village to their 5th Annual Open House and Buffet Dinner Tomorrow, April 24th from 5:30 - 8pm!
    https://www.facebook.com

6 hours ago

I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jes...

I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy…Where by your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Happy Birthday Shakespeare! This famous scene from Hamlet dates from 1603. The two skeletons depicted here are from 1543 and 1560, respectively. The left is from Vesalius, and the right from Valverde de Amusco. All three are examples of reflection on mortality, known as Memento Mori.

    Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
    I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...Where by your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Happy Birthday Shakespeare! This famous scene from Hamlet dates from 1603....
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6 hours ago

Hi neighbors! It’s been awhile. Thought this ...

Hi neighbors! It’s been awhile. Thought this was a good one.

    Point Breeze Dog Park
    Hi neighbors! It's been awhile. Thought this was a good one.
    https://www.facebook.com

7 hours ago

"What an opportunity for a travel writer! Tha...

"What an opportunity for a travel writer! That’s what I thought as I chatted up the Ireland people and the leper colony Molokai people." - Thom Nickels http://philadelphiafreepress.com/city-safari-my-safari-to-the-pa-convention-center-p7253-1.htm

    City Safari: My Safari to the PA Convention Center
    As an occasional travel writer, when I heard that the Philadelphia Travel and Adventure show was going to be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, I put on my safari hat and headed into Center City. The Convention Center floor was filled with information booths from many world destinations.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

7 hours ago

Calling all future Tree Tenders: MAY 9 is t...

Calling all future Tree Tenders: MAY 9 is the start of the next Tree Tenders class. In just three Wednesday evenings, you'll become a certified Tree Tender and learn the basics of street tree planting and care. It's very cool and actually super important. $40. The details are here: https://phsonline.org/events/tree-tenders-spring-basic-training-1/

    Tree Tenders Spring Basic Training | Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
    Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community.
    https://phsonline.org

7 hours ago

A Corner Store Museum in Philadelphia? Why Not!

7.) Kimball Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, July 30, 1924

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

3.) Northwest Corner, 17th Street and Washington Avenue, February 7, 1917

8.) 47th Street and Woodland Avenue, Luncheonette, March 28, 1951

    A Corner Store Museum in Philadelphia? Why Not!
    The corner store. Ahem. Let me start again. The amazing, agile, ubiquitous corner store! We're been thinking about them for a couple of posts now: It's 1901: Time to go Grocery Shopping in North Philadelphia and Grocery Chains and the Origins of Philadelphia's Food Deserts.
    https://www.phillyhistory.org

8 hours ago

This is the last week to get early bird ticke...

This is the last week to get early bird tickets for A NICE Night at On Point Bistro. Prices will go up to $65 after April 30th, so don't wait!

    Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary
    Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, Philadelphia, PA. 560 likes · 4 talking about this. NICE, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, helps support excellent education for all children in the...
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8 hours ago

Today is the start of severe weather awarenes...

Today is the start of severe weather awareness week. We are starting off with the topic of tornadoes. For more information on this and other topics for severe weather awareness week, visit https://www.weather.gov/ctp/SevereWeatherAwarenessWeek

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Today is the start of severe weather awareness week. We are starting off with the topic of tornadoes. For more information on this and other topics for severe weather awareness week, visit...
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29 hours ago

Check out what we have going on this week

Check out what we have going on this week

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week
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30 hours ago

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on C...

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on CBS Sunday Morning today? Watch it again online below, then learn more and donate to the program through gravegardeners.org. 🌷🌱🌷

    Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers
    "How Does Your Garden Grow" is the question posed by an age-old nursery rhyme. Tony Dokoupil has our most unusual answer: Every great summer garden really begins in the winter, with a ritual of seeds and shovels. But these gardeners -- volunteers at The Woodlands, a 54-acre oasis in West Philadelphia, have an extra challenge each year.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

30 hours ago

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for ano...

Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at similar temperatures the rest of this week, with slightly cooler highs Tuesday.

    US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly
    Happy Sunday morning! We are in store for another quiet weather day with pleasant afternoon highs in the mid 60s for most locations and near 60 for higher elevations in the Poconos. We are looking at...
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33 hours ago

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grav...

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grave Gardeners at approximately 9:23am on NATIONAL TV!! Want to help the program grow? Learn how here: https://www.gravegardeners.org/

    Grave Gardeners
    Information about The Grave Gardeners, a program of The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation in Philadelphia, PA. A group of volunteer gardeners who plant victorian-era gardens in cradle graves at the National Historic Landmark Cemetery.
    https://www.gravegardeners.org

38 hours ago

47 hours ago

SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more informa...

SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*

    Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
    SOUTHWEST PLAY STREETS: Find out more information about giving our kids safe places to play and summer lunches, come to Tilden Middle School on Monday night 4/23 from 5-7PM. *Please share*
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enj...

Good Saturday afternoon all. Hope you are enjoying the sunny weather! Temperatures are slightly below average but still mild compared to how chilly this spring has been so far. Have a good weekend everyone!


2 days ago

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's f...

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

2 days ago

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Ga...

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Garden Talk: HIDDEN HUNGER & THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY GARDENS and enjoy light healthy refreshments.


2 days ago

The Print Center added 5 new photos.

If you missed out on The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1 we still have publications available! The beautifully crafted book was published by L'Artiere (Bentivoglio, Italy) in an edition of 700. The 64 pages contain 27 tritone black and white plates reproduced at the 10" x 8" size of Modica's original platinum/palladium contact prints. The luxe black cover is printed with silver ink. The book is available for $72. For more information, contact Evan Laudenslager at elaudenslager@printcenter.org or 215.735.6090 x2 or visit our website for details and press links. https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


2 days ago

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From ...

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From The Woodlands Archives. Listen and give feedback to students from Villanova University, and help inform future programs at The Woodlands. (Link to podcasts in event).

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Moun...

Outside of a couple of warm days last week, temperatures in April have been well below normal. Though temperatures trend a bit warmer early next week, the last week of April will be at or slightly below normal. Temperatures at or slightly above normal are possible for first week of May.


2 days ago

4/20 is kind of a big deal here in Grays Ferr...

4/20 is kind of a big deal here in Grays Ferry. "April 20th, 1789 – George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration." http://www.ebroadsheet.com/today-history-april-20/


2 days ago

Rittenhouse Farmers' Market shared Shellbark ...

So cool to see the photos from Shellbark Hollow farm, our favorite goat cheese in the world. Beautiful farm, Pete and Jeanne!


2 days ago

Our special dedication ceremony for the new p...

Our special dedication ceremony for the new plaque honoring the USCT is Saturday April 21 at 11am, at Philadelphia National Ceremony. It's free and all are welcome!

    New Civil War Memorial To Be Unveiled in Philadelphia
    The Mütter Museum is co-sponsoring the dedication ceremony of the interpretive sign as the latest in a series of annual events commemorating the medical dimension of the Civil War. These events augment the exhibition, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Injury, Death, and Healing in Civil War Philadelphia.
    http://muttermuseum.org

2 days ago

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April ...

These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications http://printcenter.org/100/collab-histories-by-the-book/

    The Print Center
    These exhibitions close this Saturday, April 21. It is not too late to see this amazing work! Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné and By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications...
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2 days ago

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first ...

De canapis, from Le Grant Herbier, the first major herbal printed in French. Our Historical Medical Library has a 3rd edition copy, from 1498: http://ow.ly/C8kf30jAXer


3 days ago

The Print Center added 4 new photos.

Thank you for coming out to The Print Center’s book launch for renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1! Congratulations Andrea Modica, and thank you for the beautiful publication that explores the Philadelphia tradition of the Mummers through portraits. Also we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our co-sponsor Photography Program at Drexel University for their support! The images are from Thursday, April 19, 2018, the evening of the book launch, enjoy! The first image is Andrea Modica posing with Ross, who is pictured in the book spread they are holding up! https://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/january-1-pre-order


3 days ago

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning...

Good afternoon everyone. After a cool morning, most locations have warmed into the upper 40s to near 50. Saturday morning lows will also be quite chilly but we will rebound to an even warmer afternoon. Freeze warnings are in effect tonight for Berks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Cecil County in Maryland. For a specific forecast, enter your location on our webpage: https://www.weather.gov/phi/.


3 days ago

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIG...

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIGHT is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

3 days ago

Schuylkill Banks added 3 new photos.

These green shirts (and the PECO employees wearing them) really brightened up a dreary Thursday. Thanks for your hard work and ongoing support of the trail, PECO!

3 days ago

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate ...

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate the newest Schuylkill River Trail segment #onthecircuit this morning!


3 days ago

In The News! The Print Center is pleased to ...

In The News! The Print Center is pleased to have launched renowned photographer Andrea Modica’s new photobook January 1. Thank you Peter Crimmins for this piece and interview. Congratulations Andrea Modica!

    Mummers off Broad: New book of photos documents a decade of wenches
    Not many people have the Mummers on their minds in April, but photographer Andrea Modica is not the typical Mummer photographer. Thursday, she is releasing "January 1," a book of photographs shot over 10 years, one day per year. It features formal, black and white portraits of wenches taken on Two Street immediately after the annual New Year's Day parade.
    https://whyy.org

3 days ago

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading...

Happy Friday Facebook family! We're spreading love heading into weekend. Love Now Media has a special exhibition at The Colored Girls Museum, "Urgent Care A Social Care Experience Part Two" opens this Sunday. Gather your friends + family tours are available are every hour from 1:00-5:00pm. http://www.thecoloredgirlsmuseum.com/


3 days ago

*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Sta...

*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Star Party with experts and family crafts from the Penn Museum and enjoy treats from Lil' Pop Shop! Mini chats will take place INSIDE the Hamilton Mansion! University of Pennsylvania West Philly Local University City District

    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffi...

While most of Center City’s pedestrian traffic peaks during the week around lunchtime and late afternoon, the area between Rittenhouse Square and Broad Street peaks on weekends, pointing to its status as a regional destination for retail and entertainment. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click the link below for details and how to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Pedestrian Counts
    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.
    https://centercityphila.org

3 days ago

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut...

Three farmers' market open tomorrow: Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr, Rittenhouse. The ramps season continues at each market. Look for the return of local producers, like Herbal Springs Farmstead at Bryn Mawr. See you at the markets tomorrow.

    Three Farmers' Markets Open Tomorrow
    http://web-extract.constantcontact.com

3 days ago

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recen...

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recent grants to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia.

    Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel's Early Learning Initiative - DrexelNow
    Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University's efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel's West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
    http://drexel.edu

3 days ago

Center City District shared a link.

    15th Street station upgrade is on track
    Shanina Williams deals with the challenges of using public transportation every day. As the 25-year-old mother approached the turnstile at the 15th Street SEPTA station in the concourse below the iconic Clothespin sculpture on Wednesday with a stroller carrying her infant son, Nyair, she faced a familiar obstacle: Stairs.
    http://www.phillytrib.com

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