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June 13, 2014

Roundup: The Top Outdoor Movie Screenings Coming To Philadelphia This Summer: The Awesome Fest, Screenings Under The Stars, Schuylkill Banks And More

Summer in Philadelphia means giant, inflatable movie screens popping up almost every night of the week at parks across the city. The outdoor movie screenings are often a part of a larger series that return to the same locations on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. As dusk sets in, feature films, ’80s hits, kid-friendly […]

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June 11, 2014

Our Guide To The Stripes And Stars Festival Celebrating The Birthdays Of The American Flag And The United States Army Throughout Historic Philadelphia, Saturday, June 14

As the birthplace of the U.S. Army, the American Flag and the nation, Philadelphia sure represents when it comes to stars and stripes. On Saturday, June 14, the first Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival salutes both Old Glory and the U.S. Army during a daylong festival at a number of sites throughout historic Philadelphia. Marking […]

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June 5, 2014

Festival Alert: Philadelphia’s Stripes And Stars Festival Arrives In The Historic District With Events On Independence Mall And Beyond, Saturday, June 14

Independence Day may still be weeks away, but get ready to dust off your red, white and blue for the first Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival. Salute Old Glory and the U.S. Army during a daylong festival at a number of sites throughout historic Philadelphia on Saturday, June 14. Marking the shared birthday of two […]

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April 29, 2014

The Betsy Ross House Presents Movies Under The Stars And Stripes, Alfresco Movie Screenings On First Friday, Beginning May 2

The First Fridays of spring and summer mean more alfresco events in neighborhoods across the city, including Old City, the originator of First Friday. The Betsy Ross House welcomes the warmer temperatures with alfresco movie screenings of classic horror films from the 1950s and 1960s every First Friday from this week, May 2 through the […]

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March 5, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Women’s History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events And More, All March Long

March is the month for honoring the legacy of history’s most incredible women, and it’s easy to join in the celebration in Philadelphia. With International Women’s Day approaching on Saturday, March 8, now is the time to mark Women’s History Month in the City of Brotherly Love by checking out everything from one-night-only special events […]

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October 1, 2013

What’s Open And Closed On Independence Mall And Beyond During The Federal Government Shutdown

Today, a partial shutdown of the federal government means some Philadelphia attractions will be closed to the public for the time being. Fortunately, there is still plenty to see in Philadelphia, as many popular historic sites, museums and attractions remain open to visitors. Although the shutdown will have an effect on some attractions in the […]

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September 6, 2013

Celebrate First Friday, September 6, In Neighborhoods Across Philadelphia With Art Openings, Free Movies And The Fringe Festival

It’s time to celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. As the city swings in to high gear for the busy fall season, First Friday ramps up its offerings, too. Celebrate the weekend with art-centric, beer-boasting or hands-on events all over town, from Old City and […]

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June 14, 2013

Happy Flag Day! Salute Old Glory And The U.S. Army With A Celebration Today, June 14, And See Skydivers Over Independence Mall At Noon

Happy Flag Day, Philadelphia! Join in the celebrations today, June 14, as Philadelphia commemorates the anniversaries of both the United States flag (236 years) and the United States Army (238 years) in a series of free outdoor events and presentations throughout the historic district — from the National Constitution Center to the Betsy Ross House. […]

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June 10, 2013

The Annual Flag Festival At The Betsy Ross House Celebrates The Stars And Stripes Daily, Through June 15

On June 14, way back in 1777, the United States adopted a new flag crafted by one Betsy Ross. This week at the Betsy Ross House — where America’s most famous seamstress sewed that first stars and stripes banner — celebrate Old Glory with family-friendly activities and interactive experiences, culminating in the day-long Stars & […]

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May 8, 2013

Historic Philadelphia Presents Family-Friendly Tours, Special Events And Storytelling Throughout The Spring And Summer

Truly, no visit to Philadelphia is complete without taking in the sights and attractions of Philadelphia’s historic district. As the birthplace of the nation, there are so many historic locales worthy of experiencing. To ease engagement with Philadelphia’s historic attractions and characters — and make history fun for the pint-sized set — check out the […]

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