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May 29, 2014

FringeArts And Chef Peter Woolsey Break Ground On La Peg, The New Restaurant To Debut At The Waterfront Performing Arts Venue This September

Last fall, FringeArts welcomed the public to its brand-new year-round home on the Delaware River waterfront – kicking off its inaugural performing arts season with past Philadelphia Fringe Festival hits, international works and incredible shows from talented locals. Housed in the former firehouse pumping station beneath the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Delaware River waterfront, […]

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May 28, 2014

Awesome News Alert: The PHS Pop-Up Garden To Make Its Summer 2014 Home On 15th And South Streets, Right Next To The Jamaican Jerk Hut

Excellent summertime news, Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden will return this summer. As we mentioned earlier today in conjunction with our announcement of the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, this year’s installment of the pop-up garden will make its home at 15th and South streets, in the grassy lot right next to the […]

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May 26, 2014

Photo Of The Day: Memorial Day In Philadelphia

Few destinations capture the spirit of Memorial Day quite like the city of Philadelphia and iconic Independence Hall. The building that housed the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 is an architectural ode to our nation’s freedom and those who defend the country’s independence. In honor of Memorial Day, we’d like […]

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May 19, 2014

Now Open: Japanese Izakaya-Style Restaurant CoZara Now Serving Lunch And Dinner In University City

In University City, the students taking up housing in Chestnut Square at 3200 Chestnut Street should be pretty darn excited for the dining options that are now open alongside the residence. First, Shake Shack opened its doors, then local pizzeria and wine bar Zavino debuted in the same block. Now, coZara is open at Chestnut […]

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May 16, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute To Debut Your Brain, An Amazing New Permanent Exhibit In The New Karabots Pavilion, Saturday, June 14

Get ready for a colossal display of brain power, Philadelphia. This spring, The Franklin Institute will open the doors to its 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, a history-making expansion that has been under construction since 2012. Thanks to a generous gift, Philadelphia’s hands-on science museum will debut its largest expansion in its more than […]

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May 16, 2014

Makers Dozen, A New Store On East Passyunk Avenue, Promises Handcrafted Goods From Local And International Artists All Year Round

Looking to support local artisans and pick up uncommon goods throughout the year? You’re in luck. Now open on East Passyunk Avenue, Makers Dozen supplies treasure-seekers and supporters of Philadelphia’s maker community with handcrafted items. The part-gallery and part-boutique promises guests a curated collection of exceptional goods. The inventory largely features items from local artisans […]

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May 16, 2014

The World-Premiere Mural Arts Program Installation psychylustro Is Now On View On Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

Look up, train travelers. A ride along a northeast Philadelphia rail corridor just became far more intriguing. This weekend, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country, celebrates the official debut of psychylustro, a site-specific contemporary installation of epic proportions. Thanks to Mural Arts Program’s ever-evolving […]

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May 14, 2014

The Philadelphia Zoo Debuts Big Cat Crossing, A First-In-The-World New Section Of The Zoo360 Animal Trail System

As the country’s first zoo, Philadelphia Zoo is no stranger to introducing groundbreaking wildlife engagement to the animal-loving public. Always looking towards the future, the Philadelphia Zoo launched the development of an unprecedented three-tiered overhead animal trail and exploration system, Zoo360. As the first campus-wide animal travel system of its kind in the entire world, […]

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May 14, 2014

The Numbers Are In: More Than 39 Million People Visited Philadelphia In 2013, Generating More Than $10 Billion In Economic Impact

Today, Visit Philadelphia™ released its 2014 annual report, Philadelphia’s New Confidence, and it’s a beauty. The stats and facts included in the 27-page report card demonstrate the importance and impact of the travel and tourism industry on Philadelphia’s economy, and the numbers certainly paint a bright picture of the state of Philly tourism. In 2013 […]

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May 12, 2014

Now Open: Rival Bros Coffee Roasters Sets Up Its First Brick-And-Mortar Shop In Fitler Square

Philadelphia’s Third Wave coffee scene continues to brew up fresh additions, with nationally renowned spots like La Colombe expanding and local roasters like Rival Bros bringing Philly-toasted beans straight to coffee lovers’ cups. In 2011, Rival Bros’ proprietors Jonathan Adams, a notable local chef, and Damien Pileggi, an artisanal coffee expert, teamed up to launch […]

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