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Tequila and the Collection

Join distiller David Suro-Piñera, creator of Siembra Azul with John Gatti, Instructor of Art and Aesthetics, for a tour of the Barnes collection via your taste buds. $40; members $30 Reserve… Read More

Penn Museum - Chinese New Year Celebration

Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake—and learn more about how the Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia—at this annual, daylong extravaganza. Bring the whole family and celebrate… Read More

Barks and Berries

Winter is the best time to examine the bones of your garden, both its layout and the shapes and textures that provide its line and form. Barnes Foundation horticultural staff lead… Read More

    • Parkway Final Event

More Park, Less Way: Action Plan for the Ben Franklin Parkway

The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to the unveiling of: More Park, Less Way: An Action Plan for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway   Meeting Date: Monday, February 4th, Academy… Read More

Parkway Action Plan Meeting

Old City District Community Report and Reception

Old City District's mission is to improve Philadelphia's historic district as a place for people to meet, work, shop and live by supplementing municipal services with maintenance, public safety, hospitality and… Read More

PennDesign: Emily Talen - The Neighborhood Context of Affordable Housing

  • 6:00PM 8:00PM
  • B3
Emily Talen, Professor at Arizona State University, will speak about "The Neighborhood Context of Affordable Housing". Emily Talen, Ph.d, FAICP, is a professor at Arizona State University in the School of… Read More

A Guide's View of Philadelphia Lecture Series: William Penn, the Lenape and the Frontier City

William Penn, the Lenape and the Frontier City, with Daniel Richter, professor of history at University of Pennsylvania, and award-winning author on early America Now in its third year, the eight-part… Read More

PennDesign: Richard Saul Wurman

Recently honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Lifetime ArchievementRichard Saul Wurman, B.Arch/M.Arch'59 has always sought ways to make the complex clear. He has written, designed and… Read More

PennDesign: Richard Saul Wurman

Recently honored with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for Lifetime AchievementRichard Saul Wurman, B.Arch/M.Arch'59 has always sought ways to make the complex clear. He has written, designed and… Read More

Design Advocacy Group Meeting

All are welcome at this regular monthly gathering held by the Design Advocacy Group. 

Historical Commission meeting, agenda attached


Stenton Lunch and Learn Series

Stenton Lunch and Learn Series  Stenton will host a special Valentines Day Lunch and Learn Series Lecture, "Honoured and Beloved: Speculations on the Marriage of George and Deborah Logan". This lecture,… Read More

Opening Reception: Green, Urban, Glocal

Green, Urban, Glocal is the Center for Architecture’s annual exhibition featuring student work from five of Philadelphia’s Architecture and Design schools: Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, the University of the Arts, and… Read More

PennDesign: John King and Inga Saffron

This conversation will feature Philadelphia Inquirer design critic Inga Saffron in conversation with San Francisco Chronicle urban design writer John King on "The Future of City Design: East Meets West."

Chinatown Flower Market

This open air market will have gifts, candy, lanterns, and flowers available for sale to welcome in the New Year. There will also be a children’s craft corner. Participating vendors include:… Read More

Restaurant Week 2013

Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank.  Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many… Read More

Bicycle Coalition to present Fairmount bike lane proposal to civics

[UPDATE: The Francisville Neighborhood Development Corp. will vote on the proposed bike lane Monday, February 25th at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia's blog.]… Read More

Manayunk on Ice

The Manayunk business district kicks off the 2013 Valentine’s Day Weekend with the return of the only extreme ice carving invitational in the region! Shrug off the winter blues and join us for… Read More

PennDesign: Architecture Education Goes Outside Itself - Crossing Borders, Breaking Barriers

This conference and exhibition will explore the evolution of American architecture education over the last century and a half. Highlighting the dialectic between professional formation and disciplinary innovation, the four sessions… Read More

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