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November 11, 2013

Help Beautify More Than 70 Philadelphia Parks On LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day, Saturday, November 16

Now’s your chance to contribute to the city that loves you back: Philadelphia’s LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day is back on Saturday, November 16. The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host a day-long volunteer event in nearly 80 parks across the city where you can rake fall leaves, plant bulbs [...]

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December 14, 2012

Christmas Caroling In Clark Park Set For This Sunday, December 16

Come all ye carolers for a holiday singalong around the Christmas Tree in one of Philadelphia’s favorite parks, located in the off-the-beaten-path part of West Philly which locals know and love for its community vibe, quaint cafes and charming city blocks. And as far as the caroling goes, don’t knock it ’til you try it [...]

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November 15, 2012

Philadelphia Is Celebrating America Recycles Day Today, November 15; How To Participate, And Philadelphia Recycling By The Numbers

America Recycles Day, now in its 12th year, is a national initiative celebrated annually on November 15 to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. Given Philadelphia’s commitment to sustainability, the city is of course taking part. Here’s what’s going on in Philadelphia today for America Recycles Day 2012: • America Recycles Day [...]

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November 7, 2012

Save The Date: Help Beautify 57 Philadelphia Parks On LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day, Saturday, November 17

Now’s your chance to contribute to the city that loves you back: Philadelphia’s LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day is back on Saturday, November 17. The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host a day-long volunteer event in 57 parks across the city where you can rake fall leaves, plant bulbs and [...]

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May 29, 2012

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Garden Contest Runs Through June 10: Enter To Win In One Of 15 Categories

Got a green thumb? The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is now accepting applications for the 2012 City Gardens Contest. The contest, started back in 1975, celebrates the horticultural beauty and diversity of Philadelphia, while recognizing local gardeners for their skillful and inspired gardening. Individual gardeners may enter front yard or backyard gardens, vegetable gardens and [...]

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May 15, 2012

LOVE Your Park Week, The City’s First Citywide Celebration Of Philadelphia’s Diverse Parks, Runs Through Saturday, May 19

LOVE Your Park Week is a citywide celebration of Philadelphia’s parks featuring eight days of service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activities and tours at more than 100 parks throughout Philadelphia, now through this Saturday, May 19. Signature events still to come include: • Tuesday, May 15: Old School Game Night in Clark Park, [...]

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April 23, 2012

“Commotion,” A Six-Month Community-Based Public Art Experience, Connects Community Members With Artists

Art comes alive with “Commotion,” a groundbreaking Philadelphia community arts program and festival, developed in partnership between the University of the Arts, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) and PECO. “Commotion” re-imagines the PRA’s 53-year old Percent for Art program by creating a series of innovative, hands-on community workshops focusing on visual art, sculpture, music, drama, [...]

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April 12, 2012

The Free Library Launches A New Techmobile Today, An Energy-Efficient Hybrid Van Outfitted With Six Computers And Broadband Equipment

Today, Thursday April 12, at 11:30 a.m., the Free Library of Philadelphia will celebrate the launch of its brand new Techmobile “Hot Spot on Wheels” at Rowan House in West Philadelphia, with the help of Mayor Nutter and Adel Ebeid, Philadelphia’s Chief Innovation Officer (what an awesome job). The Free Library Techmobile is a 25-foot, [...]

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April 6, 2012

April Is “Plant One Million” Month; Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Presents A Partnership With The Phillies, Tree Giveaways, Arbor Day Planting And More

April is “Plant One Million” Month, with a shower of regional events including tree giveaways, festivals and lots of fun for Phillies fans. Plant One Million is an ambitious effort led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to add one million trees in the 13 counties covering southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware by 2015. Since [...]

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April 3, 2012

The 5th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Set For Saturday, April 14

Show Philadelphia some love by participating in the 5th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup, set for Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (rain date, Saturday, April 28). Sponsored by the Philadelphia Streets Department, the annual event rallies the city to keep the streets and park litter-free. The cleanup’s slogan “Keep Up the Sweep Up!” is [...]

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