37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

 Some very special guests are packing their bags to visit Philadelphia for the 37th Annual Philadelphai Jewish Film Festival And with 35 films set to screen in 12 venues over 12 days in November (the 4th to the 19th -- save
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Philly: New Home for Amazon

  Mayor Kenney spoke at a gathering hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and thanked the diverse coalition that made the Philadelphia region’s bid for Amazon HQ2 possible. In a little over a month, a large, varied group of Philadelphia-area residents and leaders rallied to support this bid, which showcases the (more...)

Philly Free Streets Announces New Sponsor, Programs, and More!

Preparations for this month’s Philly Free Streets are gearing up, with new programming, a new sponsor, and growing excitement in the neighborhoods along the 7-mile round trip car-free route.On Saturday, October 28, from 8am to 1pm, people will be invited to walk, bike, or
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Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share Program Has Teamed up With the Barnes Foundation

CREDIT: M. FISCHETTI FOR VISIT PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia’s Indego Bike Share program has teamed up with the Barnes Foundation for an aesthetic addition to the popular program: Barnes Foundation paintings will be featured on 20 bikes over the next year featuring artwork selected via crowd-sourcing through an online poll. The first ten bikes (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Music and Friends in China

By ShareAmerica Photo - (Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra) China is almost a second home for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It was the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China, at the special request of President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, nearly 45 years ago. Its 2017 tour of Asia brought the orchestra (more...)

City and Festival Officials Announce Plans for Wawa Welcome America! Events

Details on entertainment, transportation, parking, security and other activities prior to and on July 4th Philadelphia is rolling out the red-white-and-blue carpet at the Wawa Welcome America! festival with more than 50 events over six days to observe Independence Day, beginning Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4. Philly is at its finest on the Fourth – from (more...)

Totalny Diktant In Philadelphia

For the first time Totalny Diktant in the Russian language takes place in Philadelphia on April 8, 2017 at 15:30, at South Philadelphia Library (700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145-2392) . dictation" 
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Iconic LOVE Sculpture to be Temporarily Removed for Conservation

The City of Philadelphia’s Public Art Program will manage the removal and restoration of the iconic artist Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture (1976) before it is returned to its permanent home on John F. Kennedy Plaza, also affectionately known by Philadelphians as LOVE Park. The LOVE sculpture will return to its original home, JFK Plaza (more...)

ICYMI: Philadelphia’s Legal Community Partners to Form ‘Take Action Philly’

The Philadelphia Bar Association, with the support of the City of Philadelphia and a number of prominent non-profit legal aid organizations, announced last week that it has formed Take Action Philly (TAP) – an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to protect and assist some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents.  The (more...)

City to Declare Snow Emergency in Advance of Storm

With a storm approaching the region, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, February 9. For citizens, a Snow Emergency means all parked cars must be moved (more...)

Philadelphia Land Bank Board Approves 2017 Strategic Plan

The Philadelphia Land Bank Board has approved the Land Bank’s 2017 Strategic Plan. The 2017 Strategic Plan will be submitted to City Council this week for its consideration.  The Strategic Plan analyzes market conditions and resident needs and identifies opportunities where publicly owned land can support housing, green space and (more...)

City Prepares for Republican Congressional Caucus & Presidential Visit

The City and the Philadelphia Parking Authority announce the following changes to service on Thursday. Philadelphians are also encouraged to follow @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter and to sign up for ReadyPhiladelphia alerts, in order to stay up to date on any late-breaking changes. Road Closures: The following roads will be closed (more...)

Travel & Leisure Names Philadelphia as a Top Travel Destination

In case you missed it, Philadelphia was named one of Travel and Leisure’s 50 best places to Travel in 2017. Travel and Leisure cited diversity in commercial corridors like East Passyunk Avenue and a Mayor fighting to protect inclusive values as reasons for Philadelphia making the list. 50 (more...)

You Are Welcome To The Oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade In Philadelphia

First held in 1920, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade has a vibrant legacy as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in America. The parade was created by Gimbel Brothers Department Store for the children and residents of

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Jewish Labor Committee Condemns Racist & Anti-Semitic Graffiti in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee released the following statement: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms the racist and Anti-Semitic graffiti that recently appeared in South Philadelphia. It is horrifying to see swastikas and other symbols of hate appear in our community, especially in the vibrant multicultural neighborhood where this occurred. (more...)

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