Events http://planphilly.com/events Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:34:09 -0400 en <![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[Hill College House: A Tutorial]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/08/16/hill-college-house-a-tutorial August 16, 2018 6:00PM 7:30PM

Since it opened in 1960, Hill College House, a student residence at the University of Pennsylvania, has been praised for Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen’s revolutionary design vision for communal living, specially designed furniture and lighting, and thoughtful use of color and pattern.
 
Join us for a tour of Hill College House, a 2018 Grand Jury Award Winner, as we explore the internationally recognized building following its 15-month renovation.
 
David Hollenberg, professor and former University Architect, and Michael Mills, partner at Mills + Schnoering Architects, will explain the challenges in striking a balance between the old and the new, between the admired and the obsolete.
 
On the tour, we’ll discover ways in which seemingly dated buildings can be thoroughly modernized and made viable for the long term through research, consultation, and creativity. Specifically, we’ll see how Saarinen’s original design intent and material—such as an emphasis on communal space and an atrium with a variety of vistas—have been preserved while inserting modern amenities like expanded dining accommodations and full-accessibility elevators.
 
We’ll also learn how the lessons from the Hill College House renovation are influencing the University’s plans for future residential buildings.
 
Tour begins at 6:00 PM. Meet inside the main lobby entrance of Hill College House, University of Pennsylvania, 3333 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
Pre-Registration Required 
 
$10 Preservation Alliance Members
$15 Non-members
$12 Student (must show ID)
 
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:20:00 -0400
<![CDATA[SustainPHL 2018]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/08/16/sustainphl-2018 August 16, 2018 7:00PM 10:00PM

Philadelphia's annual sustainability awards and celebration. 

Be inspired by local heroes. Support sustainability in Philly. Attend the SustaInPHL Awards, an annual celebration for sustainability visionaries to unsung heroes making a difference in Philadelphia. 


Please note this event is Cocktail Attire.  
Sample local fare and drinks. Hear inspirational stories from Philly changemakers. See the winners announced live on stage and receive reclaimed wooden awards. 

Presenters for the event are Bethany Edwards, Atif Bostic and Naida Burgos.  More exciting details to be announced soon!

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Mon, 23 Jul 2018 16:06:11 -0400
<![CDATA[Fast Forward >> Philly 2018 Call for Presenters]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/08/20/fast-forward-philly-2018-call-for-presenters August 20, 2018

What's next for Philly?

Anyone with a vision for Philadelphia, big or small, practical or pie-in-the-sky, is encouraged to submit to be a part of this year's Fast Forward >> Philly, part of the annual Design Philadelphia Festival.

Fast Forward >> Philly, now in its sixth year, offers a lineup of rapid-fire presentations consisting of 20 slides, 20 seconds each, delivered in front of an audience of design and Philadelphia enthusiasts. This year’s event will be held on the evening of Friday, October 5, at the Center for Architecture + Design.  All are invited to answer the open call for presenters, and submit 5 images and your take on What’s Next for Philly? In 200 words or less to fastforwardphilly@gmail.com by Monday, August 20. For more information about the event, please visit http://fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com/p/what-is-fast-forward.html.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:30:45 -0400
<![CDATA[Walk | Talk the Rail Park #HappyHourLab]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/08/28/walk-talk-the-rail-park-happyhourlab August 28, 2018 5:30PM 8:30PM

CityLab and PlanPhilly are cohosting a free #HappyHourLab on how parks are changing the face of Philadelphia with a close look at the city’s newest addition, the Rail Park.

Work up a thirst with PlanPhilly and the Friends of the Rail Park by joining a personal tour of the newly opened Reading Viaduct Rail Park.

Then go in-depth with CityLab’s Kriston Capps, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Inga Saffron, Philadelphia Parks & Rec's Kathyrn Ott Lovell, and The Fairmount Park Conservancy's Ellen Ryan on the future of Philadelphia parks with a #HappyHourLab at Roy-Pitz Barrel House.

Tickets available soon.

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Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:34:09 -0400
<![CDATA[Next at DAG: Impactful Investing]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/09/06/next-at-dag-impactful-investing September 6, 2018 8:00AM 9:30AM

Entrepreneur and real estate developer Ken Weinstein from Philly Office Retail will update us on his latest projects along Philadelphia's commercial corridors, including the Wayne Junction Revitalization Project.  Ken's Jumpstart Germantown project continues to remake NW Philly's residential neighborhoods, which have seen much disinvestment over the past few decades.  We can expect Ken to tell us about the expansion of this popular program, designed to train, network and provide loans to local, aspiring developers, into additional Philadelphia neighborhoods.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 09:01:53 -0400
<![CDATA[The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/09/06/the-publisher-is-ambitious-william-bartram-s-travels September 6, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by Bartram on natural and theological philosophy. When the book was first printed in 1791 Philadelphia, it was an ambitious publication venture. William Cahill, Joel Fry, Nancy Hoffman and Alina Josan introduce the book and share findings from their ongoing research project dedicated to documenting surviving copies of this first edition The lecture will be presented by William Cahill, who researches the life and work of William Bartram and his contemporaries, Joel T. Fry, curator for Bartram’s Garden, the home of John and William Bartram in Philadelphia, Nancy Hoffman, a scholar whose most recent publication on the subject is William Bartram, the search for nature's design and Alina Josan, librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This free lecture is presented in the majestic Elkins Room in conjunction with In Our Nature: Flora and Fauna of the Americas on display in the Rare Book Department of the Free Library's Dietrich Gallery through September 15, 2018.]]>
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:22:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Open Archives & Ask the Experts]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/09/08/open-archives-ask-the-experts September 8, 2018 11:00AM 4:00PM

OPEN ARCHIVES 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Access to the Conservancy's archives are free and open to the public.

Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural drawings, photos, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, and diaries. Archivist Alex Bartlett will guide you through the 20,000+ items to find just what you’re looking for!

ASK THE EXPERTS 1:30PM
Topic: Plumbing & Heating

A free program to the community, Ask the Experts is offered quarterly, and addresses a featured topic by an expert on prevalent issues relating to historic home and landscape care. Ask questions; get solutions!

Visit chconservancy.org/first-saturdays for more

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:06:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Stories of Disability in the Lab]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/09/08/stories-of-disability-in-the-lab September 8, 2018 11:00AM 12:00PM

Join us as we discuss our latest oral history project, Scientists with Disabilities. We’ll focus on stories about disability in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and what is being done to make those fields accessible to and inclusive of people with disabilities. In keeping with the theme of representation in science, Sara MacSorley will share details of her Super Cool Scientists story and coloring book about women in STEM, and we’ll have pages available for a fun post-talk coloring session. Jesse Shanahan, who is part of our oral history project and is featured in Super Cool Scientists, will also be participating in this event. 

Admission to our Saturday Speaker Series is free, and no reservations are necessary.


About the Speakers

Sara MacSorley

Sara MacSorley is a people-first project director, writer, and entrepreneur. She is also the founder and CEO of Super Cool Scientists, an organization working to promote inclusion in STEM. Through story and coloring books spotlighting women in STEM careers, MacSorley is changing the narrative about what scientists look like and what their day-to-day work includes. The overarching goal of her book is to have everyone relate to at least one of the stories—because representation matters. MacSorley received a BS in marine biology and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.

Jessica Martucci

Jessica Martucci is a research fellow in the Science History Institute’s Center for Oral History, where she leads the Scientists with Disabilities project. She also holds a fellowship in advanced bioethics in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and went on to teach women’s history and the history of science, technology, and medicine at Mississippi State University until 2015. In 2015 Martucci published her first book, Back to the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America, with the University of Chicago Press.


Image Credit: Science History Institute

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:11:48 -0400
<![CDATA[2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/09/28/2019-better-philadelphia-challenge September 28, 2018 October 26, 2018

FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 USD

Register by: September 27, 2018
Competition: September 28 - October 26, 2018
Submit Entry by: October 26, 2018 @ 11:59pm

Register Now

The Full Competition Packet (with rules and regulations) will be emailed to all registrants on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Download the 2019 Competition Brief Here


About the Better Philadelphia Challenge
Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20th century city planner, Ed Bacon [1910-2005], this annual competition challenges university-level students (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia that have application not only to our city, but to urban centers around the globe. This challenge is organized by the Ed Bacon Memorial Committee of the Center for Architecture and Design.

The 2019 Challenge | Re-Imagining the Heart of Kensington
The Better Philadelphia Challenge is back! This year we're seeking creative concepts for the Kensington neighborhood in North Philadelphia. How can the design of public space in the neighborhood around McPherson Square, from sidewalks and streets to landscaping and street furniture, help address the effects of the opioid epidemic, make the community safer, and improve quality of life for those in the neighborhood?

We’re specifically looking for design solutions that address the needs of longtime stakeholders in this neighborhood (homeowners and renters, local businesses, schools, libraries, and other community organizations) by helping to build resiliency in the community through stronger connections, social cohesion, and an improved public realm. We don’t expect that design will solve the opioid epidemic - nor do we expect you to become public health experts. We do believe that high quality urban design can help improve on-the-ground conditions for this community, especially when coupled with the public health initiatives and other social services that are already working in the neighborhood.

Need some inspiration? Check out these winning entries from past competitions!

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:21:05 -0400
<![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[Othmer Library Open House: Escape the Archives]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/04/othmer-library-open-house-escape-the-archives October 4, 2018 6:00PM 8:00PM

Mysterious disappearances and mind-bending puzzles surround a manuscript rumored to contain Sir Isaac Newton’s recipe for the philosophers’ stone. This mystery can only be solved with some archival detective work. Test your skills at our Escape the Room event, browse our collections, and chat with our librarians and archivists. You won’t want to miss this exclusive peek at our archives!

This event is free, but registration is required.

About American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month, an opportunity for archives and archivists around the country to celebrate their work and raise public awareness about the value and accessibility of historical records. In conjunction with participating institutions throughout the Delaware Valley, the Delaware Valley Archivists Group has assembled an exciting calendar of events at Philadelphia’s most notable archives, special-collections libraries, repositories, and other cultural institutions.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:23:00 -0400
<![CDATA[Night of Lights]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/05/night-of-lights October 5, 2018 7:00PM 9:00PM

On Friday, October 5, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy will present the second annual Night of Lights, a street-long spectacular bringing history to light along Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue commercial corridor. Historical images and films from the Conservancy's archives will be projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls, enhanced by illuminated architecture, live music, and interactive elements.

Visit chconservancy.org/night-of-lights for more!

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:57:18 -0400
<![CDATA[Open Archives]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/10/06/open-archives-1 October 6, 2018 11:00AM 4:00PM

On the first Saturday of the month, The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s archives are free to the public from 11am to 4pm.

Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural drawings, photos, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, and diaries. Archivist Alex Bartlett will guide you through the 20,000+ items to find just what you’re looking for!

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy maintains a rapidly growing, professionally managed collection of more than 20,000 items documenting the community’s architectural and social history from the 1680s to the present. The collection contains architectural drawings and other records; more than 8,200 photographic images; maps including real estate atlases from the 1870s through the 1930s; prints, drawings, deeds, diaries, genealogical materials, books, taped and transcribed oral histories, and selected objects. The collection is available to the public for research purposes.

Visit chconservancy.org/first-saturdays for more info!

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:08:20 -0400
<![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[Open Archives & Ask the Experts]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/11/03/open-archives-ask-the-experts-1 November 3, 2018 11:00AM 4:00PM

OPEN ARCHIVES 11:00AM - 4:00PM
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy's archives are free to the public.

Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural drawings, photos, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, and diaries. Archivist Alex Bartlett will guide you through the 20,000+ items to find just what you’re looking for!

ASK THE EXPERTS 1:30PM
Topic: Winterization

A free program to the community, Ask the Experts is offered quarterly, and addresses a featured topic by an expert on prevalent issues relating to historic home and landscape care. Ask questions; get solutions!

Visit chconservancy.org/first-saturdays for more!

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:11:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Open Archives]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/12/01/open-archives-2 December 1, 2018 11:00AM 4:00PM

On the first Saturday of the month, The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s archives are free to the public from 11am to 4pm.

Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural drawings, photos, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, and diaries. Archivist Alex Bartlett will guide you through the 20,000+ items to find just what you’re looking for!

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy maintains a rapidly growing, professionally managed collection of more than 20,000 items documenting the community’s architectural and social history from the 1680s to the present. The collection contains architectural drawings and other records; more than 8,200 photographic images; maps including real estate atlases from the 1870s through the 1930s; prints, drawings, deeds, diaries, genealogical materials, books, taped and transcribed oral histories, and selected objects. The collection is available to the public for research purposes.

Visit chconservancy.org/first-saturdays for more info!

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:13:56 -0400