Events http://planphilly.com/events Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:43:11 -0400 en <![CDATA[Philadelphia Chinese Lanten Festival in Franklin Square]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/05/01/philadelphia-chinese-lanten-festival-in-franklin-square May 1, 2018 7:00AM June 30, 2018 11:00AM

The spectacular Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China creating magnificent steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures, using traditional Chinese methods. Franklin Square will glow with 28 larger-than-life illuminated groupings of 1,500 individual works of art with more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will witness authentic cultural performances that are all new for 2018 including the unusual and impressive art of face-changing and a variety of different Chinese acrobatic acts. Visitors can taste Asian cuisine and American favorites, drink a toast at the Dragon Beer Garden open nightly, and shop for Chinese folk artists’ crafts created on site. 

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:18:08 -0400
<![CDATA[Free Rain Barrel Workshop with Sign Language]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/06/23/free-rain-barrel-workshop-with-sign-language June 23, 2018 11:00AM 12:00PM

A special Rain Check workshop featuring sign language services will take place at the Pa. Horticultural Center's headquarters in Center City.

Rain Check workshops are the first step to getting a free rain barrel or discounted green tool, including downspout planters, rain gardens, and permeable pavement. The Philadelphia Water Department offers free and discounted stormwater improvements to manage runoff pollution and educate residents about the need for the City's green infrastructure program, Green City, Clean Waters.   

Residents can learn more about the program and register for the workshop by visiting the Rain Check site. A quick quiz with a few simple questions can help determine what green projects would work best on your property.

Residents who build a rain garden, de-pave a driveway or refinish a back patio with rain-absorbing hardscaping improvements can save you up to $2,000 and are connected with certified contractors. Learn more at www.PWDRainCheck.org     

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:27:50 -0400
<![CDATA[Stars in the Garden! Pollinator Garden Seasonal Tour Series]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/06/23/stars-in-the-garden-pollinator-garden-seasonal-tour-series June 23, 2018 1:00PM October 11, 2018 2:00PM

Stars in the Garden!  A Series of Seasonal Tours of Awbury Arboretum’s Pollinator Habitat Garden

 

Three dates:

Saturday, June 23rd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Friday, August 17th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 11th, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

 
Awbury’s volunteer pollinator gardeners will lead seasonal tours during each of the three blooming seasons. The tours will focus on three important pollinator friendly plants and a few sustainable gardening practices that benefit pollinators in particular. There will be time left at the end to mingle, ask questions, and share inspirational gardening ideas.  Cameras to take pictures of insects on the flowers are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.
 
Highlighted plants will be:
• 6/23: bee balm (Monarda), stoke aster (Stokesia laevis) and coneflower ( Echinacea)
• 8/17: milkweed (Asclepias), giant hyssop (Agastache), and mountain mints (Pycnanthemum)
• 10/11: goldenrods (Solidago), fall asters (Symphyotrichum), and NY ironweed (Veronia)
 
 
Presented by Leslie Cerf, Awbury Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator and Penn State Master Gardener, and the APHG (Awbury Pollinator Habitat Garden) team, which includes experienced gardeners and Master Gardener volunteers.
 
Cost: $5.00 each, or $10.00 for all three tours
 
Location: Awbury Pollinator Habitat Garden, in the Awbury Agricultural Village.  Street parking available on Ardleigh St, and then walk into the Agricultural Village at 6336 Ardleigh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138.
 
Questions?  Contact Leslie at lcerf@awbury.org or (215) 205-6561.
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Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:05:02 -0400
<![CDATA[Inside-Out Mural & Mosaic Tour–West of Broad]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/06/24/inside-out-mural-mosaic-tour-west-of-broad June 24, 2018 1:00PM 3:00PM

We’ve teamed up with Mural Arts to create a tour that explores the many dimensions of Philadelphia’s wall art by looking at murals both old and new, indoors and on the street, created by Mural Arts and commissioned by others.

Some of Philadelphia’s most historic murals are hiding in plain sight, waiting to be discovered. They once graced many of the city’s most magnificent Gilded Age mansions and department stores, and several of them have survived even as the buildings were adapted to new uses.  

For tickets and full description visit: https://hiddencityphila.org/event/inside-out-mural-mosaic-tour-west-side/

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:44:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Info Needed for West Phila. Rec Upgrades]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/06/25/info-needed-for-west-phila-rec-upgrades June 25, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

The Philadelphia Water Department is presenting information about plans for the construction of significant green stormwater systems in the Kingsessing area and needs information and input from community members. Representatives will speak at The Common Place.

Residents will learn about significant green stormwater improvements, including those coming to the Francis J Myers Recreation Center and Kingsessing Recreation Center + surrounding areas. Rec center users are strongly encouraged to provide input about these projects.

This is a rain-or-shine event. 

Why we are doing construction: 

These improvements are a part of the nationally recognized Green City, Clean Waters program, which is improving the health and quality of our rivers and streams. Specially designed green tools, built directly into our neighborhoods, filter and store runoff from storms in a natural way. This helps keep too much water from quickly rushing into an aging sewer system, one that is often overwhelmed in wet weather.

These live, green tools often use plants and trees and allow stormwater (rain or melting snow) to soak into the ground. Both beautiful and cost-effective, they represent a modern solution for reducing pollution. This approach will result in greener communities and cleaner rivers that everyone can enjoy.


More information: www.phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters

Questions? Contact Dan at Daniel.Schupsky@phila.gov or 215.683.3405

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Tue, 29 May 2018 10:46:59 -0400
<![CDATA[On The Delaware Music Festival - A Free Wawa Welcome America Event]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/06/30/on-the-delaware-music-festival-a-free-wawa-welcome-america-event June 30, 2018 10:00AM 8:30PM

We are proud to present ON THE DELAWARE, part of Wawa Welcome America's week-long celebration of our nation. We'll have 15 bands on 2 stages, yoga on the pier with Marghi Insignares (10am), a kid's corner with activities all day including a guest visit from everyone's favorite DJ, Kathy O'Connell from Kids Corner on WXPN(1-3pm). The festival will also include arts and specialty goods vendors, a community and civic corridor and more! Check out all of the details below!

On The Delaware is a new music festival featuring a variety of Philadelphia’s most popular rising artists, here's the lineup: 

H.M.S.

Civic Minded Fools

Agents Of The Fantastic

Secret Base Life

The Jesse James Sims Project

The SB Deluxe

Magnificent Birds of Prey

Paul Baroli Jr Band

Karina Daza

Adventure Lost

Su Z

The Wayside Shakeup

Whiskeyhickon Boys

The Peace Creeps


FOOD TRUCKS INCLUDING: 
Gigi's Boys
Have A Ball
Nick's Roast Beef
Chef Johnny Bravo's
Donut NV
MORE TO COME!

BEER MANAGED BY: 
The Grey Lodge Pub


The festival is presented by Riverfront North PartnershipSoutheast Northeast - The SENESandbox Music Groupand Wawa Welcome America! The event is sponsored by:
PECO
Councilman Bobby Henon
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Holmesburg Civic Association

Fun for the the whole family! 

This is a FREE event for all ages. VIP tickets are NOW AVAILABLE: Purchase tickets at musiconthedelaware.com

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Wed, 30 May 2018 11:04:05 -0400
<![CDATA[2018 Summer Camp]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/07/09/2018-summer-camp July 9, 2018 9:00AM July 13, 2018 5:00PM

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank you!

TechGirlz Summer Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of 12-15 year old girls. The girls will learn programming, basic electronics, and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller.

Using the Arduino IDE, campers will use the C and C++ programming languages, along with Arduino’s supplied software library. They will write programs to perform multiple tasks that will allow their robots to navigate its surroundings. At the end of the week, campers will give a presentation and demonstration of their robots and take the Arduino robots home!

Camp Date: July 9 to 13, 2018

Camp Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Camp Location: Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Camp Fee: $375

Note: More details can be found on our 2018 Summer Camp Web page. Please bring a laptop with a usb port to this event.

Register: http://www.techgirlz.org/techshop/2018-summer-camp/

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:48:39 -0400
<![CDATA[Preservation Pints]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/07/11/preservation-pints July 11, 2018 6:00PM

DAG's Historic Preservation task force invites you to a preservation celebration.


Preservation Pints is an ongoing series taking place in repurposed buildings where we discuss the question: How does the history of this neighborhood inform its future?


Join the conversation on July 11, 6pm at Love City Brewing.


The night will look something like this:

6:00 - 6:15 PM Arrival

6:15 - 6:30 PM First Speaker will talk about the history and restoration of the building

6:30 - 6:40 PM Beer Break

6:40 - 7:00 PM Community stakeholders will answer "How does the history of this neighborhood inform its future?"

7:00 - 8:00 PM Optional Tours


 
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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:19:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia - Supporter Social]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/07/11/bicycle-coalition-of-greater-philadelphia-supporter-social July 11, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to hear more about 'Pennsylvanians for Transit' with special guest, Alex Doty.


'Pennsylvanians for Transit' supports public transportation because it connects people to jobs, connects Pennsylvania communities and prepares us for a prosperous future. It seeks sustainable Pennsylvania funding for transit and advocates for service improvements to make transit even more efficient.

Facebook Event Page here

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:43:11 -0400
<![CDATA[Next at DAG: The Laurel]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/07/13/next-at-dag-the-laurel July 13, 2018 8:00AM 9:30AM

Southern Land Company’s Brian Emmons will discuss The Laurel, a 48-story, mixed-use, high rise the company is developing on the last undeveloped parcel on Rittenhouse Square. Watch for details.

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Tue, 15 May 2018 23:08:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Project Information Form Seminar]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/07/19/project-information-form-seminar July 19, 2018 8:30AM 10:00AM

What's the Project Information Form ordinance?

  • On June 6, 2017, Mayor Kenney signed Ordinance 170335-A which creates a powerful new community engagement tool around real estate development. 

  • This ordinance, drafted by JustLaws on behalf of Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, requires developers to complete a Project Information Form to reveal how development projects will affect the surrounding community.

  • The City of Philadelphia began to require project information forms for virtually every development project that requires Zoning Board or City Council approval starting in late April 2018.

What will you learn by taking the Project Information Form Seminar?

  • You'll understand how the new Project Information Form ordinance works from the bill's principal drafter, Steve Masters, and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission's Development Planning Division.

  • You'll get tips for how your business can use Project Information Forms to build political and community support.

  • You'll learn how to use the Project Information Form as the centerpiece of an effective community engagement strategy

Tell me more about JustLaws and the seminar presenters:

  • JustLaws is an innovative social impact law firm in Philadelphia combining traditional legal services with strategic consulting around political and community engagement.
  • Prior to starting JustLaws in 2012, where he concentrates on zoning and political law, Steve Masters served as Council President Anna Verna's zoning lawyer for over ten years, helping developers and concerned community groups settle their differences and reach community benefits agreements that stood the test of time. When negotiated solutions weren't possible, Steve turned to the courts to win decisive legal victories for his clients. 

Register Today at justlaws.ticketleap.com/pif-seminar


 
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Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:27:36 -0400
<![CDATA[APAPASE Events Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/08/02/apapase-events-committee-meeting-3 August 2, 2018 5:45PM 7:00PM

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting
Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events! We would love to have volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.
Register at apapase.eventbrite.com

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:33:02 -0500
<![CDATA[APAPASE Events Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/04/apapase-events-committee-meeting-4 October 4, 2018 5:45PM 7:00PM

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting
Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events! We would love to have volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.
Register at apapase.eventbrite.com

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:33:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST West)]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/06/philadelphia-open-studio-tours-post-west October 6, 2018 12:00PM 6:00PM

POST is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist as well as a community building initiative designed to strengthen bonds within the visual artist sector, fostering meaningful interaction between artists and the public, and promoting a greater awareness for the creative minds that make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. The program spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:19:57 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST Northwest)]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/07/philadelphia-open-studio-tours-post-northwest October 7, 2018 12:00PM 6:00PM

POST is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist as well as a community building initiative designed to strengthen bonds within the visual artist sector, fostering meaningful interaction between artists and the public, and promoting a greater awareness for the creative minds that make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. The program spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:22:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST Northeast)]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/13/philadelphia-open-studio-tours-post-northeast October 13, 2018 12:00PM 6:00PM

POST is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist as well as a community building initiative designed to strengthen bonds within the visual artist sector, fostering meaningful interaction between artists and the public, and promoting a greater awareness for the creative minds that make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. The program spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:23:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST South)]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/14/philadelphia-open-studio-tours-post-south October 14, 2018 12:00PM 6:00PM

POST is a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist as well as a community building initiative designed to strengthen bonds within the visual artist sector, fostering meaningful interaction between artists and the public, and promoting a greater awareness for the creative minds that make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. The program spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life.

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Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:27:56 -0500
<![CDATA[APAPASE Events Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/12/06/apapase-events-committee-meeting-5 December 6, 2018 5:45PM 7:00PM

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting
Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events! We would love to have volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.
Register at apapase.eventbrite.com

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:35:04 -0500