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Are you working on your plot this weekend, in...

Are you working on your plot this weekend, in honor of Earth Day? Worried that your plot might need a little more soil before you can start planting? Do not fret! Soil for The Spring Gardens was delivered today (70 compost /30 soil)...so hurry, before it's all gone!

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12 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

With our roof top EarthCam, we are enjoying the clear skies that will make this night's Citywide Star Party of the Philadelphia Science Festival just about perfect. http://bit.ly/starpsf Find a location near you: http://bit.ly/starpsf

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    With our roof top EarthCam, we are enjoying the clear skies that will make this night's Citywide Star Party of the Philadelphia Science Festival just about perfect. http://bit.ly/starpsf Find a...
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15 hours ago

Last chance to see "Urban Perceptions: Mashiu...

Last chance to see "Urban Perceptions: Mashiul Chowdhury" - on view through tomorrow. https://ceruleanarts.com/products/mashiul-chowdhury-chester-30

    Mashiul Chowdhury: Chester 30
    Chester 30, oil and charcoal on paper painting by New Jersey artist Mashiul Chowdhury. Included in the exhibition Urban Perceptions, March 28 - April 21, 2018. Note: Painting will ship at end of exhibition. H 6" x W 8"
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15 hours ago

Nora's Gibson's HUMAN premieres tonight at 8 ...

Nora's Gibson's HUMAN premieres tonight at 8 PM! Tickets are available at https://pgdancevisions.eventbrite.com or at the door. Pictured: Marria Cosentino-Chapin and Brian Cordova in rehearsal for HUMAN Photo by Joseph V. Labolito


15 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared Philadelphia Sc...

Looking for events in the Philadelphia Science Festival near you? There's a map for that! http://bit.ly/2HOBtJD

    Philadephia Science Festival Locations, 2018 - Google My Maps
    Philadephia Science Festival Locations, 2018
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15 hours ago

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts share...

See you there! Tickets are on sale now 🏈

    The Eagles Super Bowl Win Meets the Philadelphia Orchestra, Live In Concert
    This is the best idea we've heard all week. Since the Eagles won the Super Bowl way back on February 4th, we've watched the NFL Films footage of that Nick Foles Philly Special touchdown and other exciting plays from the game countless times, all underscored by that dramatic orchestral music that so perfectly captures the feeling of those moments.
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16 hours ago

Researchers in Singapore have developed a rob...

Researchers in Singapore have developed a robot that can assemble an IKEA chair. http://bit.ly/2qJ98Nz

    Robots can now assemble an IKEA chair in 20 minutes-without fighting
    After years of failed attempts, a research team in Singapore has successfully taught a pair of robots to do something that many humans still can't: build an IKEA chair. The wooden Stefan chair is not the world's first piece of AI-assembled flatpack furniture: Robots at MIT built a simple Lack table in 2013.
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16 hours ago

Fairmount Park Conservancy shared Philadelphi...

Check out this tour of Jane Irish's Antipodes art installation Lemon Hill with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Ed Miller, our Historic House Coordinator! Antipodes is free and open to the public Thursdays-Sundays from 10am-4pm!

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
    Join us for a live tour of Lemon Hill Mansion for a very special art exhibit. Jane Irish: Antipodes is free to visit and on view until June 3.
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17 hours 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/


18 hours ago

Have non-perishable food to donate? Bring it ...

Have non-perishable food to donate? Bring it to Smith! As a national sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of America, Power Crunch will be bringing their Nutrition Mission campaign to Smith. Food donations will be accepted on-site through the month of April. Learn more about the Nutrition Mission here https://www.bgca.org/about-us/our-partners/power-crunch

18 hours ago

Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema,...

Renoir: Father and Son / Painting and Cinema, has been called one of “the 28 Can’t-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring” by artnet. On view May 6 – September 3, 2018, this exhibition explores the shared aesthetics of painting and cinema through the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jean Renoir. Book your tickets: http://bit.ly/Renoir-Father-Son

    From Baselitz to Burning Man: 28 Can't-Miss Museum Shows to See in the United States This Spring | artnet News
    To celebrate the beginning of a spring that never seems to arrive, museums across the country are simply blooming with new programs to entice art-goers. From the never-before-seen sculptures of the late Jack Whitten in Baltimore to paintings fresh from the studio, here are the shows you don't want to miss out on.
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18 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

The Philadelphia Science Festival starts today and continues each day through April 28, 2018. We are broadcasting live with our EarthCam to celebrate the start of the festival. See the full calendar of events: http://bit.ly/p-s-f

    The Franklin Institute
    The Philadelphia Science Festival starts today and continues each day through April 28, 2018. We are broadcasting live with our EarthCam to celebrate the start of the festival. See the full calendar...
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18 hours ago

Get to know Powers Park Conservancy and their...

Get to know Powers Park Conservancy and their lovely park in Port Richmond! They're one of the many Philly parks participating in this year's Love Your Park Week!

    Powers Park: Get to know Port Richmond's 'little gem'
    In honor of the upcoming Love Your Park Week, we'll be highlighting some of Philly's amazing parks and Park Friends Groups who work hard to keep their neighborhood's public spaces clean, green, and beautiful. This week, get to know Powers Park in Port Richmond and Powers Park Conservancy!
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19 hours ago

The Franklin Institute is live now.

The Philadelphia Science Festival starts today and continues each day through April 28, 2018. We are broadcasting live with our EarthCam to celebrate the start of the festival and highlighting some of the coolest events in the comments. http://bit.ly/p-s-f

    The Franklin Institute
    The Philadelphia Science Festival starts today and continues each day through April 28, 2018. We are broadcasting live with our EarthCam to celebrate the start of the festival and highlighting some...
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19 hours 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.
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20 hours 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.
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May 1- Pan Asian Ass’n of Greater Phila. hosts Pan Asian Award Banquet at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St., 5-9 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Daphne Kwok. Tickets: Individuals $40, Table of 10 $350; pay panasianphila.ticketleap.com/pan-asian-annual-award-banquet. For info: info@panasianphila.org.

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...22- 50th Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Reunion: Inter-Generational Networking Soirée” at Throw House, 1121 Ivy Hill Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Special guest: Hon. John White, Jr. Complimentary light refreshments. Sponsorships...

Apr. 23- Community groups host 188th Legislative Dist. Candidates Night at Calvary United Methodist Ch., 48th St. & Baltimore Ave., 7-8 p.m. (215) 724-1702.

Apr. 24- Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 24- Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 24- State Rep. candidate Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Fundraiser at Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. Childcare provided. RSVP: Hayden finance@elizabethfiedler.com.

Apr. 25- 42nd Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Meet Candidates Party” at Majestic Ha., 800 W. Olney Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets $25. For info: Sharon Vaughn (215) 313-7019.

Apr. 25- Pa. Great Frontier PAC hosts Happy Hour with Rich Zeoli at Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., 6-8 p.m. RSVP: pagreatfrontierpac@gmail.com.

Apr. 25- HAPCO holds General Membership Mtg. at Courtyard Phila. Marriott, Fairmount Rm., 4100 Presidential Blvd., 7-9:30 p.m. Speakers: Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, State Rep. Donna Bullock & others. Refreshments. For info: Denise Keen (215) 684-1684.

Apr. 25- Veteran Boxers Ass’n hosts 177th state rep candidates at 2733 E. Clearfield St., 7 p.m. All candidates invited. Free. Cash bar with drink specials. For info: Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.

Apr. 26- Public Record hosts “5-Star Salute to Labor” at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Honoring Estebán Vera, Linda Fields, Ted Kirsch, Reesa...

Apr. 26- State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Energy Access Forum at Lillian Marrero Lib., 601 W. Lehigh Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Addressing lack of affordable energy for residents & businesses. Solar energy access. Free. For info: (215) 425-5708.

...26- Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts “Building Philadelphia Green Fundraiser” at Bridge on Race Apts., 205 Race St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Honorary Guest: Councilman Mark Squilla. Earth Day Champions $2...

Apr. 26- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Public Safety Mtg. at W. Mill Ck. Plg., 5100 Parrish St 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 879-6615.

Apr. 26- Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at Blue Duck on Broad, 220 S. Broad St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Special guests & Eagles gear. Hail Mary Pass $2,500...

Apr. 28- State Rep. Ed Neilson hosts Free Community Shredding at St. Jerome’s Parish, 3031 Stamford St., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For info: (215) 330-3714.

Apr. 28- Congressman Dwight Evans hosts Birthday Party at Hilton City Ave. Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., 7-10 p.m. Chair $2,500, Hosts $1,000, Supporters $250, Friends $100, Patrons...

Apr. 29- City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley is hosted Reception at Fluke’s Irish Pub, 7401 State Rd., 3-6 p.m. Live music, buffet, domestic drafts & wine. Tickets $40. Contribute online https...

May 2- State rep candidate Nick DiDonato hosts Fundraiser at Moonshine Philly, 1825 E. Moyamensing Ave., 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Eat & drink! Percentage of day’s sales support campaign. For info: www.picknick184th.com.

May 8- 65th Ward Democratic Committee meets at 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7 p.m. For info: Colleen (215) 500-0617 or John (267) 334-3775.

    FURTHER LISTINGS
    Apr. 22- 50th Ward Democratic Committee hosts "Reunion: Inter-Generational Networking Soirée" at Throw House, 1121 Ivy Hill Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Special guest: Hon. John White, Jr. Complimentary light refreshments. Sponsorships: Friends $500, Hosts $1,000, Sponsors $2,500. Tickets $25, Students $10. For info: (484) 704-2398 or 50thwarddemocrats@ gmail.com. Apr.
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21 hours ago

Happy birthday to Odilon Redon, born on this ...

Happy birthday to Odilon Redon, born on this day in 1840. In his journal, published under the title A Soi-même (To Myself), Redon described his work as undefinable: “My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.” 🎨 Odilon Redon. “Saint George and the Dragon (Saint Georges et le dragon),” c. 1909–1910


21 hours ago

“I have never seen the Philosopher's Stone th...

“I have never seen the Philosopher's Stone that turns lead into Gold, but I have known the pursuit of it turn a Man's Gold into Lead.” -Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738. http://bit.ly/2tTiFkq #FranklinFriday IMAGE: After Joseph Siffred Duplessis (French, 1725–1802) | Benjamin Franklin | 1868 | The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


21 hours ago

The Rail Park is at The Rail Park.

Check out this great article by Inga Saffron about the challenges, conversations, and dreams of the future Rail Park. http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/reading-viaduct-park-railroad-philadelphia-callowhill-neighborhood-20180419.html

    The first piece of the Reading Viaduct rail park opens in June. Then what? - Philly
    Back in the early 2000s, when the Callowhill neighborhood was a wasteland of shuttered factories, a couple of artists came up with a crazy plan to turn the abandoned Reading Viaduct into a park. New York's High Line hadn't yet opened, and few in Philadelphia could imagine the overgrown relic as a public attraction.
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23 hours ago

Happy Philadelphia Science Festival! Today th...

Happy Philadelphia Science Festival! Today through April 28, 2018, we are joining with partners from throughout the Delaware Valley to celebrate all of the amazing work going on in science, technology, engineering and mathematics here in the Philadelphia Region. Join us at one of more than 80 events culminating in the Science Carnival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on April 28. http://bit.ly/p-s-f

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy Philadelphia Science Festival! Today through April 28, 2018, we are joining with partners from throughout the Delaware Valley to celebrate all of the amazing work going on in science,...
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33 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added 3 new...

Happy #GiveOUTDay! We have just 3 hours to go in our campaign to replace our folding chairs. We raised enough today for 55 new chairs--thanks, William R., for that last one--but need a bunch more even to replace those most desperate for retirement. So, if you're on Facebook tonight, with $26 burning a hole in your pocket, please consider donating a chair. Thank you! https://www.giveoutday.org/c/GO/a/waygay40.


35 hours ago

The stage is set for tonight's celebration of...

The stage is set for tonight's celebration of the work and careers of the nine extraordinary individuals. http://bit.ly/2HsQKQi Philippe Horvath: 2018 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science Anne M. Mulcahy: 2018 Bower Award for Business Leadership John B. Goodenough: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry Vinton Gray Cerf and Robert E. Kahn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science Susan Trumbore: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science Manijeh Razeghi: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering Adrian Bejan: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering Helen Rhoda Quinn: 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics Watch Live: http://bit.ly/2HNY3T0


35 hours ago

The Franklin Institute is live now.

We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year’s class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society from developing lithium ion batteries to trying to understand the very nature of the universe. These nine individuals join a long list of distinguished Franklin Institute Awards Laureates that includes some of the most important scientists and engineers of the past two centuries such as Nikola Tesla, Pierre and Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Bill Gates. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

    The Franklin Institute
    We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year's class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society...
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35 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year’s class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society from developing lithium ion batteries to trying to understand the very nature of the universe. These nine individuals join a long list of distinguished Franklin Institute Awards Laureates that includes some of the most important scientists and engineers of the past two centuries such as Nikola Tesla, Pierre and Marie Curie, Orville Wright, Albert Einstein, Edwin Hubble, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacques Cousteau, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Bill Gates. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB

    The Franklin Institute
    We are providing live coverage of 2018 The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB This year's class of laureates have made a wide variety of impacts on the world and our society...
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36 hours ago

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio shared their...

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Cerulean Arts is accepting submissions to our 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. This year's juror is artist Patricia Traub. Deadline: April 27. https://ceruleanarts.com/pages/cerulean-arts-6th-annual-juried-exhibition

37 hours ago

Looking to begin the next chapter in your car...

Looking to begin the next chapter in your career?! Our friends at Interactive Mechanics are hiring a Business Development Manager. We don't like to pick favorites, but let's just say they are a rad group of folks to work alongside. 😉 Learn more about the position and the team below. Don't sleep on this - the projected start date is June 2018.

    Jobs - Interactive Mechanics
    We're a small, close-knit group of designers, developers, and content specialists who build amazing things, and we'd love for you to join us.
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38 hours ago

Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is...

Whether you drive it or avoid it, conflict is going to show up. And whatever your role is in your organization, you can cultivate skills to handle it. Join CultureWorks and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance for this evenings workshop centered around Conflict Management. The workshop will start at 6pm and is open to all, co-op lovers and artistic entrepreneurs, emerging to established leaders, and beyond. Please RSVP below.

    PACA @ CW // Conflict Management: How to manage and use it
    In partnership with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) will offer a workshop series aimed at developing leadership capacity and skills. This month, we'll focus on: Conflict Management: How to manage and make better use of it // What do you do when conflict emerges?
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40 hours ago

4/20 'holiday' events in the Philly region

Location: 215 N. 11th St., Philadelphia  19107

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Details: Cannabis aficionados gather at the intersection of 3rd and South for a moment of reflection at 4:20. South Philly NORML chapter leader Lauren Reilly...

Location:  1431-39 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia 19131.

Location: Connie’s RicRac, 1132 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, 19147

Location: His & Hers Restaurant, 216 South Street Philadelphia 19147

Location: National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, 19106

Location: The Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

    4/20 'holiday' events in the Philly region
    Ahh 4/20. A lovely, all-encompassing, festive day that pays homage to the marijuana in all of its natural glory. It has, in many regards, become an international holiday celebrating the plant. The celebration of April 20 - and for some people anytime it's 4:20 - goes back decades.
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40 hours ago

Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

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    Philadelphia Museum of Art - Exhibitions - Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950
    From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. Artists responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors. See how Georgia O'Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times.
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41 hours ago

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? T...

Have you gotten your ticket to PASSAGE yet? Take a look at our upcoming special events to help you decide when to go. #WilmaPassage #CollegeNight #BeerNight #DirectorsGathering

    Passage Events | The Wilma Theater
    Calling all Penn Quakers, Temple Owls, UArts Unicorns, Drexel Dragons, and everything in between - College Night is back! For only $10, join classmates and students from other Philadelphia colleges and universities for a complimentary pre-show reception full of delicious pizza and treats at 6:30pm in the studio room.
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41 hours ago

Conquer your dessert cravings at these 4 Philadelphia newcomers

1013 Cherry St., Chinatown

51 N. 12th St., Center City East

923 Arch St., Chinatown

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1812 East Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk

    Conquer your dessert cravings at these 4 Philadelphia newcomers
    Looking for the best new desserts in Philadelphia? These spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for something sweet. 1812 East Passyunk Ave., East Passyunk Photo: Arctic Scoop/Yelp Arctic Scoop serves up ice cream and frozen yogurt with an Asian twist.
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42 hours ago

Look around in any public place and the sight...

Look around in any public place and the sight is ubiquitous: people staring intently at little screens, hunched over their portable electronic devices. Materials scientist John B. Goodenough has had a starring role in that scene: he invented the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows us to tote these pocket-sized devices around without carrying power cables or stacks of AA batteries. And at the age of 95, he’s not done yet -- he still works full time, writing, teaching, and searching for the next great advance in battery technology. http://bit.ly/2pyKgHP John B. Goodenough is the winner of The Franklin Institute’s 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry. http://bit.ly/2pyKgHP

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    Look around in any public place and the sight is ubiquitous: people staring intently at little screens, hunched over their portable electronic devices. Materials scientist John B. Goodenough has had...
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42 hours ago

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia...

New office towers are rising but Philadelphia’s office sector growth lags behind its peer markets. The premium on space downtown was 10% in 2017, compared to 112% in Boston and 74% in D.C. central business districts, and the national average of 25%. Details in State of Center City 2018, coming April 24. Click below for more info and to get your copy. #SOCC2018

    State of Center City Preview - Office
    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.
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43 hours ago

What are the best events for this year's Phil...

What are the best events for this year's Philadelphia Science Festival? philly.com has the scoop: http://bit.ly/2vvwds2

43 hours ago

Tonight, we honor the achievements of nine re...

Tonight, we honor the achievements of nine remarkable individuals at the 2018 Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony. For 194 years (77 years longer than the Nobel Prizes), The Franklin Institute has been recognizing scientists and engineers who changed our lives and this year’s class is no different. http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB Curious about how the work of this year’s Franklin Institute Awards Laureates is impacting you? Learn about the myriad of ways their work is changing the world: http://bit.ly/2H4oRgB


44 hours ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 3 new...

In our holdings here in Philadelphia, we have over 2,500 Alien’s Applications for Permission to Depart. With the passing of the Wartime Measure Act in 1918, documentation for travel became a priority in the United States. During World War I, there was an influx of people moving between borders throughout the world, often without any form of official documentation. By implementing this Act, the United States could better control its borders by requiring all U.S. citizens to acquire a passport and non-citizens to acquire visas. These particular applications were submitted by aliens for permission to leave the U.S. and go to a specific country for a specified reason. More often than not, the requests were made to return to their home country and be reunited with family, take up a job, handle family matters, or work on newly inherited land they had acquired since emigrating. Included in the application files were photographs, extensive background information on the individual, list of residences, references, and their reason for requesting departure. One example of these applications is shared here: Paolo Romano a resident of South Philadelphia. Romano’s departure was not immediately granted, due to the fact that crucial documents were missing from his application. Included in this file are also letters in which the Commissioner specifically requested that Mr. Romano to obtain proper documentation from the local draft board in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Romano responded to this request by explaining that he felt his life would be at risk if he went to Baltimore to secure the necessary permit. He believed that the Mafia had made him a marked man, and pleaded for his application to be granted without the form. When asked for his reason for departure Romano wrote: “On account that my wife is dead, I have 2 children to take care of and because of the fact that I have been threatened to be killed by the so called (”Mafia”) or Black Hand.” On November 11th, Paolo wrote: “Without answering your letter, I respect as I have said verbally that it is absolutely impossible for me – in Baltimore, Maryland, because I have been condemned to death by dissolute persons – which – this great nation -----. Therefore I apply to the Federal Police and the legal measures that a permission will be given to me to leave the U.S. where my life is in great danger.” The Commissioner wrote to the Chief of Foreign Permits Office on November 16th, “The applicant was questioned by Inspector Zimmerman at the time the application was filed and he explained that he felt that he was a marked man although he had received no communication from anyone threatening his life, but that twice he had been shot at and other incidents had occurred which made him thank that someone was endeavoring to take his life; he could not explain what these “other incidents” were.” In the end, the Commissioner granted his application to depart to Italy, even though Paolo’s application was not complete. The photograph of Paolo is shared below, but you can read his full application as well as thousands of others by visiting our research room. This post was written by Megan Kelly, Research and Writing Intern with the National Archives at Philadelphia. #NARA #PhillyArchives #wwi #immigration #mafia #theblackhand #alien CITATION: Alien Application for Permission to Depart from the United States for Paolo Romano; 3; Office of the Commissioner, Philadelphia; RG 085 Immigration and Naturalization; National Archives at Philadelphia (567234) and (PH-3587).


44 hours ago

Our first Member-Only Night starting May, Smi...

Our first Member-Only Night starting May, Smith is OPEN for play, and more! -

    News from Smith Memorial Playground
    Smith Closed During Storm Repair, Food Drive at Play-A-Palooza, and more!
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44 hours ago

FURTHER LISTINGS

...Asian Ass’n of Greater Phila. hosts Pan Asian Award Banquet at Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race St., 5-9 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Daphne Kwok. Tickets: Individuals $40, Table of 10 $350...

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Apr. 20-          Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & S.W. Phila. Dist. Services host Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Free food. For info: Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599.

Apr. 21-          Councilman Kenyatta Johnson & partners host Pt. Breeze 5K Run/Walk/Health Fair at Wharton Sq. Pk., 2300 Wharton St., register 7:30 a.m., fair opens 8 a.m., 9 a.m. runners, 9:05 walkers, 10 a.m. kids’ run. Proceeds benefit Kimmel Cancer Ctr. & S. Phila. public schools.

Apr. 21-          State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Community Cleanup & Shredding at Rose Plg., 1300 N. 75th St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Recycling bins available. State services as well. Volunteers needed! For info: Sheldon (215) 879-6625.

Apr. 21-          Ducky Birts Foundation hosts Capital Fund Drive at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 12-3 p.m. For info: (215) 510-1057 or DuckyBirts1@yahoo.com.

...22-          50th Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Reunion: Inter-Generational Networking Soirée” at Throw House, 1121 Ivy Hill Rd., 3-5:30 p.m. Special guest: Hon. John White, Jr. Complimentary light refreshments. Sponsorships...

Apr. 23-          Community groups host 188th Legislative Dist. Candidates Night at Calvary United Methodist Ch., 48th St. & Baltimore Ave., 7-8 p.m. (215) 724-1702.

Apr. 24-          Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 24-          Councilman David Oh is hosted Reception at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., Red Rm., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $2,500, $1,000, $500, $250, $100. Payable to “Citizens for David Oh,” 5813 Thomas Ave., Phila., PA 19143.

Apr. 24-          State Rep. candidate Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Fundraiser at Cantina Los Caballitos, 1651 E. Passyunk Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. Childcare provided. RSVP: Hayden finance@elizabethfiedler.com.

Apr. 25-          42nd Ward Democratic Committee hosts “Meet Candidates Party” at Majestic Ha., 800 W. Olney Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets $25. For info: Sharon Vaughn (215) 313-7019.

Apr. 25-          Pa. Great Frontier PAC hosts Happy Hour with Rich Zeoli at Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut St., 6-8 p.m. RSVP: pagreatfrontierpac@gmail.com.

Apr. 25-          HAPCO holds General Membership Mtg. at Courtyard Phila. Marriott, Fairmount Rm., 4100 Presidential Blvd., 7-9:30 p.m. Speakers: Controller Rebecca Rhynhart, State Rep. Donna Bullock & others. Refreshments. For info: Denise Keen (215) 684-1684.

Apr. 25-          Veteran Boxers Ass’n hosts 177th state rep candidates at 2733 E. Clearfield St., 7 p.m. All candidates invited. Free. Cash bar with drink specials. For info: Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.

Apr. 26-          Public Record hosts “5-Star Salute to Labor” at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Honoring Estebán Vera, Linda Fields, Ted Kirsch, Reesa...

Apr. 26-          State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Energy Access Forum at Lillian Marrero Lib., 601 W. Lehigh Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Addressing lack of affordable energy for residents & businesses. Solar energy access. Free. For info: (215) 425-5708.

Apr. 26-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Public Safety Mtg. at W. Mill Ck. Plg., 5100 Parrish St 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 879-6615.

Apr. 26-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at Blue Duck on Broad, 220 S. Broad St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Special guests & Eagles gear. Hail Mary Pass $2,500...

Apr. 28-          State Rep. Ed Neilson hosts Free Community Shredding at St. Jerome’s Parish, 3031 Stamford St., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For info: (215) 330-3714.

Apr. 28-          Congressman Dwight Evans hosts Birthday Party at Hilton City Ave. Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., 7-10 p.m. Chair $2,500, Hosts $1,000, Supporters $250, Friends $100, Patrons...

Apr. 29-          City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley is hosted Reception at Fluke’s Irish Pub, 7401 State Rd., 3-6 p.m. Live music, buffet, domestic drafts & wine. Tickets $40. Contribute online https...

May 2-            State rep candidate Nick DiDonato hosts Fundraiser at Moonshine Philly, 1825 E. Moyamensing Ave., 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Eat & drink! Percentage of day’s sales support campaign. For info: www.picknick184th.com.

May 8-            65th Ward Democratic Committee meets at 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7 p.m. For info: Colleen (215) 500-0617 or John (267) 334-3775.

    FURTHER LISTINGS
    Apr. 20- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell & S.W. Phila. Dist. Services host Candidates Forum at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Free food. For info: Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599. Apr. 21- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson & partners host Pt. Breeze 5K Run/Walk/Health Fair at Wharton Sq.
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