Events http://planphilly.com/events Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:43:31 -0400 en <![CDATA[Exhibit: Long May She Wave: A Graphic History of the American Flag]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/07/02/exhibit-long-may-she-wave-a-graphic-history-of-the-american-flag July 2, 2016 November 6, 2016

From Civil War-Era Flags to campaign buttons, to children's toys, this exhibit assembles hundreds of flag-related artifacts that represent a unique part of American heritage. Included with museum admission.

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:05:43 -0400
<![CDATA[Architecture Walking Tour: City Hall to City Hall]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/07/30/architecture-walking-tour-city-hall-to-city-hall July 30, 2016 10:00AM 11:30AM

Where else but Philadelphia can you view three centuries of American architecture along a single street on just one tour? The tour begins at Independence National Historical Park in front of the Old City Hall, which housed the Supreme Court when Philadelphia was the capital of the nation. The tour concludes at City Hall on William Penn’s original Center Square, once the tallest building in the world. In between, the astounding variety of Philadelphia’s 19th century and early 20th century commercial architecture is revealed. Meet at the northwest corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets.

This tour, organized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is offered by a certified, local guide. Please email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ex. 4 with any questions or concerns.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tour Information:

WHO? Tours are led by experienced, volunteer guides from a wide range of backgrounds.

WHAT? There are twenty tours available to the public, with dozens more available for private groups.

WHERE? Because our tours cover so many diverse areas of the city, each tour meets at a different location. Check the listing of tours for each meeting location.

WHEN? Tours are offered at 10:00 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays May through October. During July and August there is also an evening tour at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

WHY? These tours do not cater to your “typical” tourist market. Our tours are more specialized and more in-depth, making them a great option for adventurous tourists and inquisitive locals alike.

HOW? Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 25 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:43:13 -0400
<![CDATA[Forgotten South Broad Street]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/07/30/forgotten-south-broad-street July 30, 2016 10:00AM 12:00PM

Join Hidden City Philadelphia's upcoming tour, Forgotten South Broad Street.

Register here.

So you think you know Philadelphia? Not compared to the guy Hidden City calls The Shadow, aka Grojlart, the foul-mouthed blogger who writes Philaphilia.

Join him for a tour of Broad Street between Lombard and Vine (with a few detours). Groj (as we like to call him) will not only tell you quirky details about the architectural gems, but also give you the scoop on the vacant lots, the failed plans, even the parking garages along Philly’s main thoroughfare.

We’re not sure if he’ll curse much during this 90 minute tour, but even if he keeps things PG, he’s definitely not your typical guide to the city.

Cost: $12 Hidden City Members / $12 Student / $18 General Admission

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:21:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Franklin Square's 10th Birthday Celebration]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/07/31/franklin-square-s-10th-birthday-celebration July 31, 2016 11:00AM 1:00PM

Join Ben Franklin as he blows out the candles for the Square's 10th birthday celebration with cake and plenty of fun, FREE activities.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:49:09 -0400
<![CDATA[Architecture Walking Tour: Around Washington Square]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/07/31/architecture-walking-tour-around-washington-square-1 July 31, 2016 2:00PM 2:30PM

Walk around one of William Penn’s original planned public parks. Learn how this square served as a burial ground for over 1,200 Revolutionary War soldiers, then as a potter’s field before receiving its present name in 1825. See The Athenaeum, the first Italian Renaissance building in the US, and learn how the Square became home to the publishing industry in the early 20th century. Today, many of the former office buildings are being transformed into residences as Washington Square serves as an important gateway to the nearby residential Society Hill neighborhood. Meet at the tomb of the Unknown Solider in the center of Washington Square.

This tour, organized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is offered by a certified, local guide. Please email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ex. 4 with any questions or concerns.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tour Information:

WHO? Tours are led by experienced, volunteer guides from a wide range of backgrounds.

WHAT? There are twenty tours available to the public, with dozens more available for private groups.

WHERE? Because our tours cover so many diverse areas of the city, each tour meets at a different location. Check the listing of tours for each meeting location.

WHEN? Tours are offered at 10:00 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays May through October. During July and August there is also an evening tour at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

WHY? These tours do not cater to your “typical” tourist market. Our tours are more specialized and more in-depth, making them a great option for adventurous tourists and inquisitive locals alike.

HOW? Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 25 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:41:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Cobbs Creek Neighbors monthly meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/01/cobbs-creek-neighbors-monthly-meeting August 1, 2016 6:30PM

Please arrive through the basement door of the Cobbs Creek Library and sign in so your attendance counts towards membership.


We will have a special guest from Sayre Health Center and a word from Community Solutions CDC about their work in the neighborhood.

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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:40:22 -0400
<![CDATA[Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/02/integrating-health-into-comprehensive-planning August 2, 2016 9:00AM 4:00PM

DVRPC is excited to host a one-day, interactive workshop, Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at DVRPC. The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Altshuler, Senior Associate and Epidemiologist/Urban Planner with Raimi + Associates.

About the Workshop

There is a growing interest in and awareness of the role that the built environment plays in supporting healthy individuals and communities. Recognizing that comprehensive plans help guide how a community grows and can support the development of healthier spaces and lifestyles, DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force is hosting a hands-on workshop that will provide attendees with a better understanding of how to integrate health into their communities’ planning processes.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of:

    How health can be integrated into planning (comprehensive plan update, revised codes and ordinances, health element, or separate health-related plans like bike and pedestrian plans);
    How to articulate the health, sustainability, equity, economic, social, and physical co-benefits of the built environment in comprehensive plans;
    Data literacy and analysis for both planning and public health data;
    How to think about community health improvements at different scales;
    How to evaluate the pros and cons of different policy approaches to the same health issue; and
    Best practices for community engagement and communication about healthy community planning for different types of stakeholders.

At the end of the day, it is our hope that attendees will feel confident that they have the tools to initiate or enhance healthy planning processes in their counties and/or municipalities, with the goal of shaping the built environment to support healthier communities. Agenda to follow.

Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Registration: 8:30 AM

Event: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(breakfast and lunch will be provided)

Location: DVRPC Main Conference Room, 190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Cost: $65

Credits: We plan to offer 5 AICP CM Credits

Register: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/health/

Raimi + Associates (R+A) is an urban planning, applied research, and evaluation firm with offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Riverside, California. Their mission is to provide consulting services that support community health, sustainable neighborhoods, and social equity. They are nationally recognized for their commitment to elevating community health in all aspects of their work and were named the Best Emerging Planning and Design firm in 2015 by the National American Planning Association. R+A has incorporated health into over a dozen comprehensive plans, and is a leader and innovator in the Health in All Policies field, health analysis (see the LA Health Atlas), and Health Impact Assessments. R+A has a successful track record partnering effectively with government agencies, nonprofits, community collaboratives, private developers, and foundations to achieve their long-term visions. They view community health and social equity broadly, and believe that by bringing cross-sector stakeholders together, meaningful change is possible.

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:30:54 -0400
<![CDATA[Civic Design Review Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/02/civic-design-review-meeting-1 August 2, 2016 1:00PM 2:00PM

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/render?eid=ZDA5NWZwMzV1bmF2Zm5rdnBhZ3ZqYnRyc2sgZ2Y5OHF2ZnBpMjRpcThuOGhuNTZob2ZpY2dAZw&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml#eventpage_6

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Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:13:49 -0400
<![CDATA[Fishtown Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/02/fishtown-neighbors-association-zoning-meeting-15 August 2, 2016 7:00PM 8:00PM

1420-1422 E Susquehanna Ave (Refusal, Plans)

Proposal for the consolidation of multiple deeded lots into (1) lot and for the reuse of an existing convent structure for (9) dwelling units with (3) accessory surface parking spaces.

1117 Leopard St (Refusal, Plans)

Proposal for the demolition of an existing structure and for the creation of an attached structure for use as a (2) family household with 2nd and 3rd floor front balconies and (1) accessory parking garage.

This meeting will take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home or business.

http://www.fishtown.org/event/zoning-meeting-7/?instance_id=556102

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:17:49 -0400
<![CDATA[Bella Vista Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/02/bella-vista-neighbors-association-zoning-meeting-11 August 2, 2016 7:30PM 9:30PM

http://www.bellavistaneighbors.org/my-calendar/?cid=mc-21ccf6af90c8e2320f09ec0f1fdf868e&mc_id=691

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:34:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Architecture Walking Tour: Littlest Streets East of Broad]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/03/architecture-walking-tour-littlest-streets-east-of-broad August 3, 2016 6:00PM 7:30PM

Stroll a charming labyrinth of streets west of Washington Square, a village-like setting right in the heart of Center City, developed in the mid 19th century. Experience an intimate “hierarchy of streets” where the larger style-conscious houses are on the main streets, the smaller scale houses built for the aspiring middle class are on the middle-sized streets, and what was worker housing is on the smallest alleys. See Philadelphia as a “livable” city at its best. Meet at the center of Kahn Park on 11th and Pine Streets.

This tour, organized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is offered by a certified, local guide. Please email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ex. 4 with any questions or concerns. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tour Information:

WHO? Tours are led by experienced, volunteer guides from a wide range of backgrounds.

WHAT? There are twenty tours available to the public, with dozens more available for private groups.

WHERE? Because our tours cover so many diverse areas of the city, each tour meets at a different location. Check the listing of tours for each meeting location.

WHEN? Tours are offered at 10:00 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays May through October. During July and August there is also an evening tour at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

WHY? These tours do not cater to your “typical” tourist market. Our tours are more specialized and more in-depth, making them a great option for adventurous tourists and inquisitive locals alike.

HOW? Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 25 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:40:36 -0400
<![CDATA[South of South Neighborhood Association Zoning Workgroup Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/03/south-of-south-neighborhood-association-zoning-workgroup-meeting-1 August 3, 2016 6:30PM 8:30PM

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:04:04 -0400
<![CDATA[Green Drinks--Northern Liberties]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/03/green-drinks-northern-liberties-6 August 3, 2016 6:30PM 9:00PM

http://greendrinksdelawarevalley.blogspot.com/

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:14:06 -0500
<![CDATA[DAG August Meeting – Pop Ups, Preservation and Permanence: The New Frontier for Gardens and Open Space in Philadelphia]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/04/dag-august-meeting-pop-ups-preservation-and-permanence-the-new-frontier-for-gardens-and-open-space-in-philadelphia August 4, 2016 8:00AM 9:30AM

The Philadelphia Land Bank has the potential to be a valuable new tool for community garden preservation at a time when booming development continues to threaten green and garden spaces in neighborhoods. And the city’s growth has thrived with the explosion of pop up gardens, which, by creating urban oases throughout the city, have become an indelible piece of Philadelphia in the summertime.


Amy Laura Cahn of the Public Interest Law Center, Jeff Barg of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Scott Quitel of the LandHealth Institute will discuss how, in gardens that have been around for decades or for just a couple of months, Philadelphia is leading the way in making the most of its green space and what steps we need to take moving forward.

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0400
<![CDATA[First Philly A+DEN Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/04/first-philly-a-den-meeting August 4, 2016 6:00PM 8:00PM

AIA Philadelphia (the “Chapter”) and The Center for Architecture and Design (the “Center) has set the date for the first Architecture and Design Education Network (Philly A+DEN) meeting. Philly A+DEN hopes to be a coalition that brings educators, designers, social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations together to discuss how to create impactful architecture and design programming for children (K-12). 

Why are AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design doing this?  For over 30 years, AIA Philadelphia and the Foundation for Architecture (the Center’s predecessor) had a joint-program called Architecture in Education that paired practicing architects, architecture students, and K-12 teachers for an 8 week in-classroom series. Many of AIA Philadelphia’s current members remember this program fondly and would like to bring it back in some form. 

The leadership of both the Chapter and the Center are committed to engaging as many children in architecture and design education as possible by partnering and supporting the organizations and educators already doing this tremendous work, as well as bringing back Architecture in Education in some form as a Center for Architecture and Design program.  

Some possible ways that AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture and Design could support this mission:

  • Supporting quarterly events and programming at the Center for Architecture and Design focused on exposing youth of all ages to the fields of architecture and design.
  • Working with local educators and teachers to innovate ways to insert architecture and design into existing curriculum.
  • Reinvigorate the Architecture in Education Program, which teamed local professionals and college students to do workshops in the classroom.
  • Create a referral network for students, parents, and educators to find architecture and design resources within the city (afterschool programs, exhibits, summer camps, etc…)
  • Offer digital resources through our website with examples of STEAM activities that can be done at home or in a classroom.

Anyone interested in being a part of this exciting endeavor is welcome to join us on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

http://aiaphiladelphia.org/events/first-philly-aden-meeting

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:16:50 -0400
<![CDATA[Harrowgate Civic Association Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/04/harrowgate-civic-association-meeting August 4, 2016 6:30PM 8:30PM

Agenda:

Neighborhood Update

Town Watch Update

Friends of Harrowgate Park Update

24th District Update and Stats


Held at the Heitzman Recreation Center 3631 Amber St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:43:31 -0400
<![CDATA[Home Entertainment at Cliveden]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/05/home-entertainment August 5, 2016 7:00PM August 6, 2016 9:00PM

Cliveden of the National Trust and Automatic Arts are proud to present “Home Entertainment, an evening of new theater, dance, and multimedia works, Friday August 6, and Saturday August 7 at Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Ave. (enter on Cliveden St. near Morton St.). Pre-show 7pm & Performances begin 7:30pm. $5/person. Complimentary beer included. Tickets can be purchased at homeentertainment.eventbrite.com or at the door. NOTE: Some works include mature content and themes.

Artists include Putty Dance Project, Yolanda Wisher, Brent White, Josh McIlvain, Ed Miller, Asya Zlatina, Chickabiddy/Emily Schuman & Aaron Cromie, lighting design by Catherine Lee, and more. Works are inspired by and complementary to the Living Kitchens at Cliveden project.

Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Cliveden of the National Trust and Automatic Arts are proud to present “Home Entertainment, an evening of new theater, dance, and multimedia works, Friday August 6, and Saturday August 7 at Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Ave. (enter on Cliveden St. near Morton St.). Pre-show 7pm & Performances begin 7:30pm. $5/person. Complimentary beer included. Tickets can be purchased at homeentertainment.eventbrite.com or at the door. NOTE: Some works include mature content and themes.

Artists include Putty Dance Project, Yolanda Wisher, Brent White, Josh McIlvain, Ed Miller, Asya Zlatina, Chickabiddy/Emily Schuman & Aaron Cromie, lighting design by Catherine Lee, and more. Works are inspired by and complementary to the Living Kitchens at Cliveden project.

Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:24:29 -0400
<![CDATA[Architecture Walking Tour: Underground Philadelphia - Subways, Railways & Stations]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/06/architecture-walking-tour-underground-philadelphia-subways-railways-stations-1 August 6, 2016 10:00AM 11:30AM

Discover the Philadelphia Plan which gave us two Art Deco masterpieces, the monumental 30th Street Station and Suburban Station, the first all-underground rail terminal. The tour starts at 30th Street Station and proceeds via trolley (token provided) to 19th St. From the Comcast tower lobby descend into an underground concourse network to The Gallery, before ending at Reading Terminal and the Marriott Hotel. Along the way, lament the loss of Broad St. Station and learn about the 1905-mid-50s trolley and subway lines, the Broad Street subway (1928), the Commuter Rail Tunnel (1984), and the former Reading Terminal, now part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (This tour requires climbing some stairs, though escalators and elevators are available at most points.) Meet at the Angel statue by the main concourse of the east entrance of 30th Street Station.

This tour, organized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is offered by a certified, local guide. Please email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ex. 4 with any questions or concerns. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tour Information:

WHO? Tours are led by experienced, volunteer guides from a wide range of backgrounds.

WHAT? There are twenty tours available to the public, with dozens more available for private groups.

WHERE? Because our tours cover so many diverse areas of the city, each tour meets at a different location. Check the listing of tours for each meeting location.

WHEN? Tours are offered at 10:00 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays May through October. During July and August there is also an evening tour at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

WHY? These tours do not cater to your “typical” tourist market. Our tours are more specialized and more in-depth, making them a great option for adventurous tourists and inquisitive locals alike.

HOW? Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 25 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:39:48 -0400
<![CDATA[Saturday Night at the Movies]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/06/saturday-night-at-the-movies August 6, 2016 7:00PM 11:00PM

Let the force be with you as you watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the Great Lawn! Bring a blanket, movie admission is FREE. Tickets are required for the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf. Games and pre-show activities start at 7, movie begins at 9 pm.

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:50:28 -0400
<![CDATA[Architecture Walking Tour: Benjamin Franklin Parkway]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2016/08/07/architecture-walking-tour-benjamin-franklin-parkway August 7, 2016 2:00PM 3:30PM

This grand boulevard, named after Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, is Philadelphia’s early 20th century contribution to the City Beautiful Movement and connects the downtown to Fairmount Park, fulfilling William Penn’s vision of a “greene countrie towne.” View the grand neoclassical structures that house this city’s cultural, educational and commercial institutions and view the new home of the renowned Barnes Foundation on Philadelphia’s version of the Champs Elysees. Meet at the Fairmount Park Welcome Center on 16th and JFK Streets.

This tour, organized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is offered by a certified, local guide. Please email tours@preservationalliance.com or call 215-546-1146 ex. 4 with any questions or concerns. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tour Information:

WHO? Tours are led by experienced, volunteer guides from a wide range of backgrounds.

WHAT? There are twenty tours available to the public, with dozens more available for private groups.

WHERE? Because our tours cover so many diverse areas of the city, each tour meets at a different location. Check the listing of tours for each meeting location.

WHEN? Tours are offered at 10:00 am on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays May through October. During July and August there is also an evening tour at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

WHY? These tours do not cater to your “typical” tourist market. Our tours are more specialized and more in-depth, making them a great option for adventurous tourists and inquisitive locals alike.

HOW? Purchase tickets online or go to the designated tour meeting place and pay your tour guide (cash or check payable to Preservation Alliance). The group size is limited to 25 people; people with tickets get priority. Please print tickets purchased online when possible. Tours run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:38:57 -0400