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Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Maintaining Historic Porches

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation,… Read More

TOUR:The Woodlands: Old House, New Discoveries

The Woodlands: Old House, New Discoveries Come peek into the rarely seen service spaces in The Woodlands mansion and learn about the ordinary people who worked beneath the stairs.  Graduate students… Read More

Sounding the Horn: A Crossfire Discussion on Gentrification The Emerging Leaders of People's Emergency Center

6 speakers. 3 rounds. As we cover everything from the history of gentrification and its effect on identity formation, to tacking whether gentrification is a necessary step in urban revitalization, who… Read More

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First Annual Philadelphia Arbrew Day

Join TreePhilly and Yards Brewing Company as we celebrate the First Annual Philadelphia Arbrew Day, an evening of beer, trees, tees, and freebies! This Arbor Day (Friday, April 25th) from 4:30… Read More

Book Talk: Reconstructing the Charlie Ross Case

Book Talk: Reconstructing the Charlie Ross Case Please join Carrie Hagen, author of the book We is Got Him:  The Kidnapping that Changed America, on April 25th for a presentation and Q&A… Read More

The BIG G: Gentrification in Germantown: How it works, and for whom?

ESI President Stephen P. Mullin and Colvin W. Grannum, President of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, will participate in the third annual community forum called The Big G: Gentrification in Germantown: How it… Read More

Free Car Wash Fundraiser for Renovation of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Torresdale

All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Torresdale will be hosting a free car wash on April 26 at 10 a.m. to help scrub the winter away and introduce the community to the… Read More

Philly Rowing Mural Paint Day

Philly Rowing Mural Paint Day Join muralist Jon Laidacker for a second community paint day for a new rowing mural project. The murals will be painted on either side of the… Read More

Walking Tour: 85 Years of Neon

Walking Tour: 85 Years of Neon Neon signs have been a dramatic part of Philadelphia and America's landscape since the 1920's. This tour will highlight signs built from 1936 to the… Read More

Open Government and Engaging the Public

Technology is changing the way planning is conducted and open government is reshaping community engagement. Citizens now can access extensive information online and make use of government data, application processes, review… Read More

2014 Center For Architecture "Building Philadelphia" Lecture Series

Going on Stilts: The Tall Building in 19th Century Philadelphia (Paula Spilner, PhD, Drexel University) "Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics" is the definitive course on the development of Philadelphia and… Read More

Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Masonry and Pointing

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation,… Read More

Meet and Greet: Behind the Scenes at the Community Design Collaborative

Join us for an open house at the Community Design Collaborative! Get to know fellow enthusiasts and volunteers, check out recent projects, and get a sneak peek of what’s to come!… Read More

Exclusive Members Tour of Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision

Join us at The Union League for an exclusive Members Tour of Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision  Tours will be given of the Exhibition and the League Art Collection by Heritage… Read More

Preservation Alliance Homeowner Workshops- Repairing Historic Windows

The Preservation Alliance, in collaboration with the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust, the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, Wynnefield Residents Association, Overbrook Farms Club and the Peoples Emergency Center Community Development Corporation,… Read More

Design Advocacy Group Monthly Meeting

The New Vision Project, an innovative proposal for both the North and South Avenue of the Arts, will be presented by Paul Beideman, President and CEO of Avenue of the… Read More

Fairmount Park Conservancy Centennial Celebration

At this year’s Centennial Celebration on Thursday, May 1st at 6:00 PM, we are thrilled to honor extraordinary leaders and supporters of our beloved park system.This year’s honorees include:Corporate… Read More

EXHIBIT: Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn

The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania announces the exhibition Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn, opening on his birthday, Thursday, February 20. This exhibition, the first to focus… Read More

“Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between”

The transformations sweeping Northern Liberties during the past half century tell a dramatic tale of life, death, and rebirth. This exhibit, sponsored by the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and curated by… Read More

The Philadelphia Antiques Show

The Philadelphia Antiques Show Dealers from across the U.S. offer the finest examples of period furniture, folk and fine art, ceramics, porcelain, silver, jewelry and textiles at the Pennsylvania Convention Center… Read More

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