Events Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:04:35 -0500 en <![CDATA[Christmas Village in Philadelphia]]> November 24, 2016 9:00AM December 24, 2016 5:00PM

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG returns to Philadelphia for the 2016 holiday season at an exciting new location. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will this year transform Philadelphia’s City Hall (1400 JFK Blvd.) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. Christmas Village in Philadelphia will open early for a special preview on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2016. Christmas Village will light up the City Hall Courtyard and Northern Apron with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities and photos with Santa. Shoppers will find high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Visitors are also invited to warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Thanksgiving hours are 9am to 5pm, Black Friday Hours are from 9am to 8pm. Daily hours after Thanksgiving are Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 8pm, and Sundays through Thursdays 11am to 7pm. Christmas Eve hours are 11am to 5pm. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:37:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market]]> November 24, 2016 9:00AM December 24, 2016 5:00PM

Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park will once again host the annual Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, open everyday from Saturday, November 19th through Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve). Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors festively lit tents featuring fashionable jewelry and clothes, unique decorations and gifts, and a wide variety of locally-made sweets and food. The Rothman Ice Rink is conveniently located adjacent to the Holiday Market. Daily hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11am to 8pm, and Sundays through Thursdays, 11am to 7pm. Holiday hours are Thanksgiving 9am to 5pm, Black Friday 9am to 8pm, and Christmas Eve 11am to 5pm. For more information, visit]]>
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Somerset Neighbors for Better Living Monthly Meeting]]> December 5, 2016 6:30PM 8:30PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:27:35 -0400
<![CDATA[Jarrett Walker Transit Network Design Lecture]]> December 5, 2016 6:30PM 8:30PM

SEPTA, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission,and the University of Pennsylvania are pleased to host international transit consultant Jarrett Walker in Philadelphia to give his lecture Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom. In this lecture, Walker leads us beyond some of the distractions that can dominate debates about public transit, to an understanding of public transit’s core power: to give people freedom.

Jarrett Walker, PhD, is an international consultant in public transit network design and policy.  He has been a full-time consultant since 1991 and has led numerous major planning projects in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. He is President at Jarrett Walker + Associates, based in Portland, Oregon, and Principal Consultant with MRCagney in Australia.

He is the author of the popular public transit blog, and the book Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives (Island Press, 2011). This book is a friendly, non-technical introduction to transit’s underlying geometry, and the real value judgments that must be explored to make both transit and development policy. His background integrates an arts and humanities PhD (Stanford, 1996) with decades of technical experience in all aspects of transit and its role in city-building. He is a frequent keynote speaker, teacher, and facilitator of decision-making processes.

The lecture will take place at Myerson Hall, B1 at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, December 5th at 6:30PM. Tickets are free, but space is limited; so attendees are asked to register and display tickets at the door.

This lecture has been approved by APA for 1.5 CM credits. Ask for details at the door.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:13:59 -0500
<![CDATA[Passyunk Square Civic Association General Meeting]]> December 6, 2016 6:30PM 8:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:06:58 -0400
<![CDATA[Dotty Brown on BOATHOUSE ROW]]> December 6, 2016 6:30PM 8:00PM

Dotty Brown discusses her new book Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing.

Brown, an avid rower and former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, immersed herself in boathouse archives to provide a comprehensive history of rowing in Philadelphia.

She takes readers behind the scenes to recount the era when rowing was the spectator sport of its time and the subject of Thomas Eakins early artwork through the heyday of the famed Kelly dynasty, and the fight for women to get the right to row.

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:37:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Bella Vista Neighbors Association Zoning Meeting]]> December 6, 2016 7:30PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:35:17 -0400
<![CDATA[December Art Commission Meeting]]> December 7, 2016 9:30AM 12:00PM

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:04:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Ethics and the Digital World]]> December 7, 2016 2:45PM 4:30PM

Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Get insight into the discussions addressing these crucial concepts and learn how the AICP code of ethics provides guidance.

This event provides 1.5 AICP CM ETHICS credits.

The event is free but registration is required:

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:09:40 -0400
<![CDATA[Chestnut Hill Stag and Doe Nights]]> December 7, 2016 6:00PM December 21, 2016 9:00PM

Get in the spirit with one of Chestnut Hill’s oldest and most beloved holiday traditions! On Wednesday nights throughout the holiday season (November 30 through December 21), stroll around Chestnut Hill’s festively decorated shops, with extended store hours until 9 PM! Enjoy the joyful, holiday atmosphere with live entertainment, seasonal treats, dazzling lights, and a visit from the jolly, old elf, himself. Eat, drink, and be merry!

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:13:11 -0500
<![CDATA[Green Drinks--Northern Liberties]]> December 7, 2016 6:30PM 9:00PM

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:17:01 -0500
<![CDATA[Historic Strawberry Mansion Holiday Candlelight Tour]]> December 8, 2016 5:30PM 8:30PM

Tour festively decorated Laurel Hill, Woodford, and Historic Strawberry Mansion on this exclusive tour lit softly by candlelight, evoking the past in a unique and lovely way. Friendly and knowledgeable guides share the rich and interesting history of Fairmount Park and the life of the residents who called each of these magnificent buildings home. The tour concludes with assorted hors d’oeuvres and desserts at Historic Strawberry Mansion. Transportation to each house is included on a private trolley car. Pick up is at Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130) at 5:30 pm.

Purchase tickets in advance:

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:44:36 -0500
<![CDATA[Historical Commission Meeting]]> December 9, 2016 9:00AM 12:00PM

The Philadelphia Historical Commission meets on the second Friday of every month at 9:00am in Room 18-029 at 1515 Arch Street (One Parkway). Agendas are available one week prior to each meeting, and all application materials are available for review in the Historical Commission's offices in Room 576 of City Hall. Applicants must submitted any revised plans at least three days prior to the Historical Commission meeting to provide sufficient opportunity for public review. Minutes for the previous month's meeting are adopted at each Historical Commission meeting.

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:21:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Architectural Committee Meeting]]> December 13, 2016 9:00AM 12:00PM

All meetings of the Architectural Committee, a technical advisory committee to the Historical Commission, are open to the public. These meetings are held monthly in the Commission's offices in Room 578, City Hall. 

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:32:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Passyunk Square Civic Association Zoning Meeting]]> December 13, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:01:08 -0400
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure Meeting at The Art Church]]> December 14, 2016 6:15AM 7:30PM

Please join the Philadelphia Water Department at The Art Church of West Philadelphia to learn about green infrastructure improvements coming to Cedar Park.
Come find out how these significant green stormwater investments will bring new landscaped structures to local streets and provide input on the proposed work.
The projects planned for your area are part of the Green City, Clean Waters program, which is investing in neighborhoods all over the city in an effort to protect our rivers and streams from stormwater runoff and sewer overflows.
Learn more:
Questions? Contact Daniel Schupsky at or 215.683.3405
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:47:15 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting]]> December 15, 2016 1:00PM 5:00PM

Philadelphia City Planning Commission Meeting


Thu, December 15, 2016, 1pm – 5pm


Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 13th floor, 1515 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States (map)


Monthly City Planning Commission Meetings are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at 1515 Arch Street in the One Parkway Building's 18th floor conference room # 18-029.

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:12:23 -0500
<![CDATA[Cedar Park Neighbors Zoning Committee Meeting]]> December 15, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:18:27 -0400
<![CDATA[South of South Neighborhood Association Zoning Committee Meeting]]> December 21, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:06:08 -0400
<![CDATA[Port Richmond Community Group Meeting]]> December 22, 2016 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:21:39 -0400