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June 4, 2014

Sister Cities Park Brings Back Pairings On The Parkway, A BYOB Wine And Live Music Event Every Thursday Night From June 5-August 28

The BYOB scene isn’t just for restaurants anymore. Every Thursday evening from June 5 through August 28, lovely Sister Cities Park at Logan Square will host Pairings on the Parkway, a night of BYO beverages and live music. Each week, the park invites you to bring your own bottle of wine or beer and enjoy […]

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April 25, 2014

University City District’s Pop-Up Parklets Return For 2014, Turning Parking Spots Into Five Activated Public Spaces

When it comes to public space, Philadelphia delivers. From the city’s famous squares and parks to temporary spaces like the coming-soon Spruce Street Harbor Park, there are plenty of places to rest and enjoy the cityscape. But how about a park no bigger than a couple parking spaces? In 2011, University City District (UCD) introduced […]

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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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September 5, 2013

Rally For The Rail Park Brings A Block Party Full Of Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Live Performances And More, To Callowhill On September 14

Plans are progressing to turn the Reading Viaduct into an elevated park in the sky. And to raise money for those plans, the Friends of the Rail Park and the Callowhill Neighborhood Association are hosting an end-of-summer block party in Callowhill on Saturday evening, September 14. It’s going to be an all-night affair, from 5 […]

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May 17, 2013

Visit Franklin Square For A Multi-Cultural Celebration During The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Festival, This Saturday, May 18

This Saturday, Philadelphia is filled with festivals galore and the historic district is no exception. In Franklin Square, the Pan-Asian Association of Greater Philadelphia is set to present its annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event celebrates the history, culture and traditions of such […]

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December 5, 2012

Celebrate The Holidays At The First-Ever “Winterfest” At Sister Cities Park, Saturday, December 15

This holiday season, Sister Cities Park is celebrating its first holiday season with a fun Winterfest celebration on Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Greet Santa Claus as he rides up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by firetruck and then share your Christmas list with him after his arrival. Partake in festive activities like cookie decorating, […]

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November 21, 2012

Franklin Square Gets Festive For The Holidays With A Benjamin Franklin-Hosted Celebration, Tuesday, November 27

Start the holiday season right at Franklin Square’s 2012 holiday celebration. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, the event kicks off with Benjamin Franklin turning over the “key” to Franklin Square to Santa Claus and Santa taking the first ride of the holiday season around the carousel at Franklin Square. Bring a camera! After, […]

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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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November 2, 2012

Happy First Birthday To The Porch At 30th Street Station! A Look At Some Facts And Figures From The Permanent Parklet’s First Year

University City District’s Porch at 30th Street Station celebrates its one year anniversary today! A year ago today, UCD converted a congested parking lane and bland sidewalk into one of the city’s most animated public places. Programming has included a live cooking demo from Chef Jose Garces, a weekly farmer’s market, yoga classes, live music, […]

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September 18, 2012

Woodland Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Transformed Into A Green Oasis In University City; Unveiling To Take Place Wednesday, September 19

University City District just doesn’t slow down. The organization behind The Porch at 30th Street Station, the incredibly popular Baltimore Avenue Dollar Strolls (last one of the season is Thursday night, September 20) and the city’s first pop-up parklets , is ready to unveil the latest feather in its cap. On Wednesday, September 19, UCD […]

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