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Preserving the Centennial

Join the Preservation Alliance for a walking tour of the few landmarks remaining from the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official world’s fair in the United States, attracting nearly… Read More

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Next at DAG: The Rebuilding of Mifflin Square Park, Engaging a Diverse Community through an Inclusive Planning Process

Philadelphia is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Philadelphia’s parks, libraries, recreation centers and playgrounds. What does the process for creating an inclusive plan for this investment look like? Andy… Read More

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Trees, Jazz and Neighbors: Malcolm X Park Celebrates

The Philadelphia Water Department is thrilled to join the Friends of Malcolm X Park, Malcolm X Park Neighbors, community members, our partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and elected officials, including… Read More

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting

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… Read More

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Open Archives

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… Read More

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History Lab: Imagination and Data­­

Can we collect and interpret data beyond our usual senses? How might we understand data differently if we produced it in colors, or claps, or smells? Using our analytical instrument collection… Read More

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Movies on the Block: The Prophet

Join Southeast by Southeast and the Philadelphia Film Society for a movie screening at Mifflin Square Park! In the film The Prophet, exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a… Read More

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Underground Philadelphia: Subways, Railways & Stations

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… Read More

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Old City Architecture Walking Tour

Explore colonial Philadelphia and walk some of its original streets. See famous Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously occupied street in the US, and experience the walking/mercantile city, as well as a… Read More

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Special 'PHS Farm For the City' Rain Barrel Workshop!

Our Rain Check partners at the PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Societyhave created an incredible green space in the heart of our city with PHS Farm for the City, and… Read More

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Science on Tap, Untapped Ruins Everything

Does the parallel universe theory really explain the Upside Down on Stranger Things? Is Tyrannosaurus vision really based on movement like in Jurassic Park? Is Bones right? Can a… Read More

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Hill College House: A Tutorial

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… Read More

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SustainPHL 2018

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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… Read More

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Fast Forward >> Philly 2018 Call for Presenters

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,… Read More

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Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of… Read More

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2018 YFPA + Hidden City NW Tour Series: Mount Airy

Our popular Northwest tour series is underway! Partnering with Hidden City Philadelphia, tours are running through October, where we explore Philadelphia's historic communities in the northwest led by Hidden City's own… Read More

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Stars in the Garden! Pollinator Garden Seasonal Tour Series

  • 1:00PM 2:00PM
  • 901 E. Washington Ln.
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… Read More

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Second Saturday: Music in the Main House

Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble gave a special preview of the jazz score in May. They are coming back in July and August to perform the full piece!  Warren… Read More

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TEDxPhiladelphia 2019 - Speaker Applications

TEDxPhiladelphia is back on Wednesday, May 15, 2019! Speaker nominations for the 2019 conference will be accepted from Monday, July 30 until Sunday, September 30, 2018 at midnight. "Unintended Consequences" is… Read More

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Apply to Citizens Planning Institute!

Do you love where you live? Then Citizens Planning Institute is for you!   Citizens Planning Institute teaches Philadelphians about city planning, zoning, and development. Special topic classes this Fall are… Read More

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