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June 1, 2011

The Odunde Festival Returns To South Street Sunday, June 12 With More Than 300 Vendors And Two Stages Of Live Entertainment

The annual Odunde African Street Festival, the longest-running and largest African-American street festival on the East coast, returns to South Street next Sunday, June 12. Complete with live music, dance performances, food, activities and an authentic African marketplace, the Odunde Festival covers more than 12 city blocks, bringing a celebration of Africa to South Street […]

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April 8, 2011

The Please Touch Museum’s Annual Storybook Ball Takes Place Saturday, April 30: Carriage Rides, International Cuisine, Dance Party And More

Once again this year, the Please Touch Museum’s Annual Storybook Ball will take you on a journey from Philadelphia to an international land of play. Suitable for all ages, the annual ball will transport attendees to lands near and far. Family friendly international cuisine will be included, as will pirates, princesses, and storybook characters from […]

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April 5, 2011

Philadelphia Commemorates The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary With A Parade, Exhibition Of Civil War Artifacts And More

April 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. April 12, 1861 marked the fall of Fort Sumter, shortly after which, on April 15, President Lincoln called for three-month troop volunteers. Philadelphia is commemorating its major role in these historical events with a series of activities and celebrations. First, on Tuesday, […]

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January 27, 2011

The National Museum Of American Jewish History To Commemorate Singer/Songwriter Debbie Friedman With A Special Tribute Event

This Saturday evening, January 29th, the National Museum of American Jewish History will be hosting a tribute to legendary American Jewish singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died earlier this month. The free program will feature numerous cantors and musicians from the Greater Philadelphia Area singing her songs, sharing stories and generally paying tribute to one of […]

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January 25, 2011

Tickets Are Now On Sale For The Franklin Institute’s Latest Marquee Exhibition, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Workshop, In Town Februrary 5-May 22

Direct from Milan, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop will open on Saturday, February 5th at The Franklin Institute. Leonardo da Vinci was the original Renaissance man, and this exhibit shows why. It brings to life dozens of Leonardo’s inventions, concepts and visions, in which many elements of modern day technology and machinery can be found. […]

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January 24, 2011

Orchid Extravaganza Flower Showcase Arrives At Longwood Gardens, Now Through March 27

From now until March 27th, the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens will be covered with orchids of many colors, shapes and sizes for the annual Orchid Extravaganza. The flowers will sprawl across 20 rooms, transforming the entire Conservatory into a spring-like refuge of color, beauty and warmth. OrKID Days is a series of concerts and family […]

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January 10, 2011

Secrets Of The Silk Road International Exhibition Arrives At The Penn Museum For Its Only East Coast Stop, February 5

Update: Secrets of the Silk Road has been modified, and will open with the artifacts and mummies from China for a limited time only, from February 18 to March 15. From March 17-28, the exhibition will continue with all the artifacts but without the two mummies. The Penn Museum is hosting Secrets of the Silk […]

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June 25, 2010

Once Upon a Time in Montgomery County

On Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th, the W.S. Hancock Society (in conjunction with about 30 other organizations) is presenting Once Upon a Time in Montgomery County. This free event will feature a wide variety of presentations about various aspects of Montgomery County’s history. Presentations will cover a wide variety of topics, like the […]

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June 14, 2010

Summer Solstice Awaits @ the Kimmel Center

This weekend marks the return of the Summer Solstice celebration at the Kimmel Center. Launched a few years ago, it has since blossomed into a 15 hour party sprawling across the entire venue. Anywhere you look, something will be going on. The all-Philly line up kicks off at 3pm Saturday, June 19th. The day has […]

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June 2, 2010

The Mill at Anselma Keeps on Grinding

The Mill at Anselma has been milling various sorts of flour for over 250 years… since 1747, to be exact. Located near Chester Springs, it is actually a National Historic Landmark because it is an example of an authentic water powered gristmill. The water still turns the waterwheel, which powers a series of gears that […]

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