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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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May 7, 2013

Roundup: Celebrate Mother’s Day Across The City With Brunch, High Tea, Alfresco Fairs, Arts Events And More

Little-known fact: Mother’s Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia and first officially observed in 1908 to honor motherhood and family life during the early days of feminism. Supported by John Wannamaker, Mother’s Day was given federal recognition in 1914. In 2013, take time to honor the woman who brought you into the world [...]

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April 30, 2013

First Friday Weekend Features Art Openings, Salon Parties, A Special 100th Anniversary Of The Zipper Fashion Show And More Friday, May 3

Come spring, every First Friday starts to feel like a fantastic festival. The weather is perfectly mild, Philadelphians are excited to say goodbye to colder temps and artists seem to come out of hibernation. Plus, as of April, Old City expanded its First Friday event to First Friday Weekends. Now, for the entire first weekend [...]

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March 14, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Affordable Attractions In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a great place to be on a budget. Many of our museums, theaters and historical landmarks often offer discounted tickets and cheap events on certain days. Plus, many of our great attractions are just inexpensive — or free! — to begin with. No matter what your budget is, this list encompasses plenty of [...]

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February 4, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Special Valentine’s Day Events And Activities Around Philadelphia

Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean dinner, candy and flowers, it also means a number of cool, alternative date ideas at many of Philadelphia’s most popular museums and attractions. There are events for everyone, whether you’re looking to party like a bootlegger, learn about the romantic significance behind well-known pieces of art, or experience chocolate making [...]

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