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September 30, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents The Major Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography This Fall, Opening Tuesday, October 21

Dubbed Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art cuts an impressive silhouette rising above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but its the museum’s collection of more than 227,000 objects that make it one of the city’s premier attractions and the third-largest art museum in the country. Of those holdings, the museum’s collection includes nearly 4,000 […]

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September 29, 2014

Support Philadelphia’s Skateboarding Community At Street Level At Paine’s Park On Schuylkill Banks This Wednesday, October 1

Philadelphia’s skateboarding culture has deep roots, and Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund has an ambitious mission to capture the passion of the city’s skateboarding community and open an extensive series of skateparks throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Last spring, Paine’s Park opened to the joy of Philadelphia’s skaters, and the mixed-use public space — with skateboarding […]

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September 29, 2014

The Franklin Institute Launches New Conversation Series Let’s Talk About Your Brain Tonight, Monday, September 29 With Help From A Former Philadelphia Eagle

Have you ever wondered what’s happening inside your noggin when you are injured, stressed or simply trying to make a decision? The Franklin Institute can help. In conjunction with its awesome new permanent exhibition, Your Brain, a brand-new after-hours series Let’s Talk About Your Brain: Conversations About Neuroscience and Society launches at The Franklin Institute […]

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September 29, 2014

Coming Attraction: Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens October 11 At The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University

This October, learn just how sweet science can be. On Saturday, October 11, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University invites visitors to enter the wonderful world of chocolate with its newest exhibit, Chocolate: The Exhibition. More than just a sweet treat, chocolate has played a vital role in history. Did you know that […]

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September 26, 2014

The Oval Returns! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Awesome Pop-Up Park Hosts Two Festival Weekends This Fall, October 3-5 And 10-12

If, like us, you already miss the alfresco good times of The Oval, then heads up: The Oval returns in October with two weekends of family-friendly festivities. The pop-up open-air public space put the “park” back in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as a month-long summertime installation, transforming an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at […]

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September 26, 2014

The Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, This Sunday, September 28

Dancers, floats, musicians and general Puetro Rican pride spice up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, which hits Center City this Sunday, September 29. Beginning at noon, the parade will fill the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 18th Street to Eakins Oval at 24th Street. Look forward to a multi-hour parade […]

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September 24, 2014

Campus Philly’s CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, This Saturday, September 27

Heads up, college students! To welcome back the city’s students, Campus Philly once again will put on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this Saturday, September 27. Philadelphia will welcome back thousands of college students this fall, and to celebrate Campus Philly hosts a day of festivities, food and free […]

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September 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Debuts At The Franklin Institute On Saturday, October 4

Opening on Saturday, October 4, The Franklin Institute will soon host Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, a traveling exhibition that teaches guests about the skeletons, muscles, organs and circulatory systems of various animals through actual looks at the preserved insides of 100 plastinated specimens. Plastination, which was invented by the creator of Body Worlds, replaces […]

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September 23, 2014

Photo of the Day: It’s Officially Fall In Philadelphia

Can you feel it in the air? Officially, the 2014 autumnal equinox brought the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere on Monday, September 22 at 10:29 p.m. EDT, so today marks the first full day of the fall season. Despite the mild temperatures of late, the fiery colors of fall will be out in all […]

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September 22, 2014

The Great 12-Hour Tour, A Totally Free Tour Of The Entire City Of Philadelphia, Returns This Weekend, Saturday, September 27

This weekend, discover an amazing array of Philadelphia’s museums, cultural venues, historic sites and organizations in a single day on the annual Great 12-Hour Tour. This Saturday, September 27, embark on a free, ambitious 12-hour walking tour of Philadelphia led by members of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, some of the most knowledgable tour […]

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