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November 13, 2014

Tonight Picks: Opening Night For The Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Night Skies In The Observatory At The Franklin Institute, First Person Arts Festival And More

As mid-November rolls in, the holiday festivities start to fill the city. Tonight, Franklin Square’s Holiday Festival opens for the season with the first lighting of Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show and a peek at what’s to come this holiday season (food trucks! winter beer garden! holiday market!). Also tonight, The Franklin Institute hosts […]

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June 26, 2014

Tonight Picks: The Awesome Fest Summer Movie Series In Clark Park, Schuylkill Banks Outdoor Movie Night, Pairings On The Parkway And More

Embrace the summertime mood tonight, folks. This evening, two parks host outdoor movie screenings and alfresco events rule. Tonight, The Awesome Fest, the seriously-popular free summer movie series, kicks off with a screening of Riot on the Dance Floor, a documentary about a former punk venue in Trenton, New Jersey. It’s the first night of […]

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June 23, 2014

The Young Friends Of The Philadelphia History Museum Host Cocktails In The Courtyard, An Alfresco Party This Thursday, June 26

Put on your party hats, folks! The Young Friends of the Philadelphia History Museum host a cocktail party — Cocktails in the Courtyard, a black and white garden party — this Thursday, June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Support the museum while sipping summer beer from Dock Street Brewing Company and enjoying fare from […]

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March 6, 2014

The Philadelphia History Museum Hosts A Discussion Of Local Growth In Conversations: Northern Liberties In Words & Film, Saturday, March 8

In conjunction with its Philadelphia Voices exhibit about hipster haven Northern Liberties, the Philadelphia History Museum presents a multimedia program on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. During Conversations: Northern Liberties in Words and Film, the museum will host readings about the reinvented neighborhood by speakers including Northern Liberties Neighbors Association president Matt Ruben and […]

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January 31, 2014

The Philadelphia History Museum Presents Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop To Hipster Mecca And The People In Between, Opening On February 20

Opening on February 20, The Philadelphia History Museum celebrates the Northern Liberties neighborhood with a dedicated exhibition in its Community History Gallery. Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between, shows Northern Liberties’ transformation from an industrial neighborhood, to its deindustrialization and depopulation, to the modern day neighborhood we know […]

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December 17, 2013

The Philadelphia History Museum Presents Its Annual Holiday Book Sale, This Saturday, December 21

Not quite done with the holiday shopping? This one’s for you. Wrap up shopping for the bookworms on your list at The Philadelphia History Museum’s holiday book sale on Saturday, December 21 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. In addition to taking in its collection of more than 100,000 historical objects, art, and artifacts, shoppers can […]

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December 4, 2013

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia’s Official Christmas Tree Lighting In Love Park, Menorah Lighting In Rittenhouse, Holiday-Themed Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And More

The air in Philadelphia is full of holiday spirit, and it’s palpable from Northern Liberties to Center City and beyond. Philadelphia’s official Christmas tree in Love Park illuminates for the first time this holiday season tonight as Mayor Nutter, flips the switch to turn on the thousands of colorful LED lights. Tonight, crowds in Rittenhouse […]

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June 10, 2013

Brush Off Your Best Headpiece For The Mad Hatter Garden Party At The Philadelphia History Museum At The Atwater Kent, Thursday, June 13

Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until Thursday, June 20. Don’t be late for this very important date! From 6 to 9 p.m. this Thursday, June 13, the Philadelphia History Museum at The Atwater Kent invites guests to don their most elaborate hats and Cheshire Cat-sized smiles for Cocktails in the […]

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June 5, 2013

Philadelphia History Museum At The Atwater Kent Debuts Its New LGBT Exhibit, Private Lives in Public Spaces, Today, Wednesday, June 5

Make your way to the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent starting Wednesday, June 5 to view the new exhibit Private Lives in Public Spaces: Bringing Philadelphia’s LGBT History Out in the Open. Occupying the museum’s Philadelphia Voices Community History Gallery, the exhibit tells the story of the LGBT experience in our city from […]

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January 4, 2013

Philadelphia Snags A Glowing “36 Hours” Write-Up In This Sunday’s New York Times Travel Section

It was just last week that we posted our Year in Review video highlighting many of the awesome accolades Philadelphia received in 2012. And now, not even a week into 2013, there’s a new major story heaping on the praise for Philadelphia — in this weekend’s New York Times Travel Section, Philadelphia has scored a […]

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