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August 8, 2014

The African American Museum Presents Beyond Sustenance, Which Explores African American Agriculture And Its Unexpected Roles In Life, Select Dates Through August 24

The African American Museum in Philadelphia unveils a new series for the month of August, Beyond Sustenance, an interactive look at African American culinary traditions and how they relate to agriculture. Presented in part with the museum’s African American farming exhibitions, Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America and Syd Carpenter: More Places of our Own, […]

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August 8, 2014

Join Artist Shepard Fairey And The Mural Arts Program To Dedicate The Brand-New Fishtown Mural Lotus Diamond Today, Friday, August 8, 1 P.M.

With an astonishing array of more than 3,000 murals on display throughout Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is often referred to as the “City of Murals,” thanks to the efforts of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Born in 1984 as the Anti-Graffiti Network to provide constructive projects for young artists, the Mural […]

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August 8, 2014

Reminder: The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits The New Independence Beer Garden Today, August 8, From 4-7 P.M.

The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series continues today at Independence Beer Garden on Independence Mall in Old City. The roving happy hour series runs all summer long, popping up at one of Philadelphia’s awesome beer gardens every Friday all the way through Friday, August 29 with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., including specials […]

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August 7, 2014

Pier 53 At Washington Avenue Green Opens Friday, August 15, Bringing A New Permanent Park To The Delaware River Waterfront

Did you know Philadelphia had its own “Ellis Island” on the Delaware River? Once the site of Philadelphia’s immigration station and the nation’s first Navy Yard, Pier 53 at Washington Avenue Green opens Friday, August 15 as a brand-new public park in South Philly. As if Penn’s Landing’s Spruce Street Harbor Park — just named […]

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August 7, 2014

Visit The Academy Of Natural Sciences For A Weekend Full Of Bug-Centric Fun, Buggy Discussion And Even Insect-Infused Food, August 9-10

This weekend, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invites guests to get down with some creepy crawlies at the annual Bug Fest. The Academy, which has largely focused on the study of bugs since its opening 200 years ago, brings its insect research, discovery and collection to light at this annual festival. An […]

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August 7, 2014

Linvilla Orchards Annual Peach Festival Celebrates Summer Fruit With Pick-Your-Own Fruit, Live Music, Games And More, Saturday, August 9

How about a peachy day beyond city limits? This Saturday, peach devotees can revel in the season when Linvilla Orchards in Media hosts its annual Peach Festival to celebrate this scrumptious summer fruit. This fun-filled (and even educational) event begins at 8 a.m. when visitors are invited to pick-their-own from the orchard’s vast array of […]

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August 6, 2014

Our Guide To The Bassmaster Elite Tournament Series Taking Place This Weekend, August 7-10, At Penn’s Landing On The Delaware River

Professional fishing action hits Philadelphia this week when the Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament makes its stop on the Delaware River this Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 10. A series of nine tournaments throughout 2014, the Bassmaster Elite Series Professional Tournament welcomes the world’s top anglers to Philadelphia to cast their lines during four […]

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August 6, 2014

Coming Attraction: A Grand New 15,000-Square-Foot Spa And Club To Debut Later This Summer At The Rittenhouse Hotel

The spa scene in Philadelphia is about to see a major upgrade. Marking the culmination of The Rittenhouse hotel’s multi-million dollar enhancement, which began in 2012, The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque is nearly ready to be unveiled. Scheduled to open late-summer 2014 — just weeks from now — the expansive […]

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August 6, 2014

Now On View: Artist Jeremy Holmes Makes His Philadelphia Debut With A Site-Specific Bent Wood Installation At Drexel University

In University City, creativity has become part of the neighborhood’s cultural fabric. At Drexel University’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, it’s all about exhibiting novel and experimental works in any medium an artist can imagine — from video and photography to sculpture and fashion design. Within the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s renovated URBN Annex, […]

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August 6, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Pays Tribute To Four-Legged Inmates During Family Weekend: Pets In Prison, August 9-10

Al Capone. Morris “The Rabbi” Bolber. The Buzzard Brothers. These are just a few of the larger-than-life inmates that called Eastern State Penitentiary home over the years. But you may not know about a smaller, lesser known resident, Pep the Dog (aka Inmate C-2559), who also served time in the infamous prison, allegedly for killing […]

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