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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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April 2, 2014

The 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Returns To Hundreds Of Public Spaces Through The City, This Saturday, April 5

Spring cleaning is calling, Philadelphia, as the 7th annual Philly Spring Cleanup returns to the city streets this Saturday, April 5. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteer to clean up one of hundreds of participating public spaces in the Philadelphia-area. While some volunteer sights are at capacity, a large number of cleanup spaces are […]

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March 31, 2014

TreePhilly Returns To Give Free Trees To City Residents, This Weekend, April 5 And 6, And Next Weekend, April 12 And 13

Led by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with the help of Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, TreePhilly returns for its third year of free tree giveaways at various public locations throughout the city. This weekend, April 5 and 6, and next weekend, April 12 and 13, homeowners are invited to visit any one of […]

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March 7, 2014

Counter Culture Coffee Debuts Its Free Sustainable Spring Event Series Today, March 7, Continuing Every Friday Through March 28

Just waking up from a long winter’s hibernation? Education can be invigorating, particularly when it involves caffeine. Tucked above Ultimo coffee in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, the Counter Culture Philadelphia Training Center hosts open-to-the-public free cupping classes every Friday morning, as well as in-depth coffee labs for bean aficionados or aspiring baristas. The Counter Intelligence […]

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January 7, 2014

The Art In City Hall Program Presents Eco + Fashion, A New Sustainability-Themed Exhibition, Through February 28

Sustainable fashion is the name of the game at the latest exhibition for the city’s Art in City Hall Program. The exhibition, Eco + Fashion, brings the work of 18 artists to the spotlight through February 28. Look forward to a dress made from organic pineapple fiber, a dress coated in live moss, a dress […]

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January 2, 2014

Take Advantage Of Christmas Tree Recycling Days In Neighborhoods Across Philadelphia Starting This Saturday, January 4

Are pine needles collecting on your living room floor? It’s about time to unplug those strings of lights and take down that festive tree. If you’d rather your Christmas tree end up as wood chips rather than in a landfill, take note. Trees that are put out with regular trash on the curb will be […]

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September 18, 2013

Park(ing) Day Returns To Transform Parking Spots Around The City Into Pop-Up Parklets, Friday, September 20

Celebrate Philadelphia as a green city with Park(ing) Day Philadelphia as the event returns for its sixth year on Friday, September 20. Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event that invites activists, artists, architects and other citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary pop-up public parks. Originating in 2005 in San Francisco, the Philadelphia event […]

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September 6, 2013

Greenfest Philly Returns To Headhouse Square With Food Trucks, Eco-Friendly Representatives And More This Sunday, September 8

Contrary to popular belief, it is easy being green, and Greenfest Philly is here to alert Philadelphians of just that. On Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the eighth-annual Greenfest Philly Festival teaches and entertains attendees in a one-day, multi-block festival. Local sustainability-promoting organizations are slated to be in attendance to help […]

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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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June 27, 2013

Baltimore Crossing In Cedar Park Debuts, Joining The Ever-Growing Family Of Pedestrian-Friendly Public Spaces In West Philadelphia

Thanks to a brand-new public space in Cedar Park, the West Philly neighborhood is now even more pedestrian friendly. The recently introduced Baltimore Crossing joins University City District’s ever-developing family of public spaces and places. In just the past few years, the region has also seen the development of dynamic community-driven meeting places like The […]

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