December 20, 2012
If you’re gifted with a new e-gadget this season, keep this tip in mind: the Free Library’s gadget gurus can help you make the most of your new device. Stop by the Central Library lobby to meet with a tech pro from 2-4 p.m. on December 26-28 or January 2-4. Learn how to download any of 80,000 ebooks to your Kindle or Nook, or discover the hidden features of your new iPad or Windows 8 tablet. The best part is that they’ll also help you get materials from the library’s extensive digital collections. Don’t have a library card? They can also sign you up for one right on the spot. [Free Library]
December 18, 2012
We’re interrupting regularly scheduled programming to bring you a piece of news that we’re pretty excited about: Uwishunu has teamed up with Google on Google’s new Field Trip app to be the local content partner for Philadelphia. The app is a location-based app that’s acts like a pocket guide to all the hidden things around [...]Read more»
December 10, 2012
Our readers spoke… and we listened. Here at Uwishunu, we strive to make finding things to see and do in Philadelphia easy and fun. From major festivals, blockbuster exhibitions and seasonal guides to restaurant openings, shopping events and neighborhood happenings, plus our ever popular Weekend Picks, and everything in between — we want to give [...]Read more»
Today’s Philly 101 video spotlights Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association For Public Art (formerly known as the Fairmount Park Art Association).
The Association for Public Art is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. It was founded in 1872, but today is more active than ever in commissioning, preserving and promoting public art in Philadelphia.
Watch the quick video above to meet Penny, see just a sampling of some of the city’s most treasured pieces of public art, and learn what she wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
Bonus: get pumped for the Association For Public Art’s exciting fall project, Open Air, a world premiere sky-high interactive public art experience over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Association For Public Art
Museum Without Walls
Today’s Philly 101 video spotlights Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association For Public Art (formerly known as the Fairmount Park Art Association). The Association for Public Art is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. It was founded in 1872, but today is more active than [...]Read more»
June 13, 2012
Center City Sips 2012 is back tonight, Wednesday, June 13. Get $5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-price apps at 88 bars throughout Center City, plus thanks to new-in-Philadelphia Uber car service, don’t feel pressure to resist that extra margarita because you can get an efficient, comfortable, cost-effective ride home. The innovative transportation service [...]Read more»
May 31, 2012
This evening’s forecast is blissfully mild, the perfect weather to enjoy any of the events and activities going on all around that city that capitalize on the finally not-too-scorching temps. In place of our Tonight Picks listings today, we encourage you to follow uwishunu on Twitter to stay apprised of everything happening tonight. We’ll be pushing out ideas and reminders for how to spend your evening. And there’s plenty to choose from: boundary-pushing theater, Mega-Bad Movie Night at Academy of Natural Sciences, Fairmount Restaurant Week and much more. See you out there! [Twitter.com]
May 15, 2012
This January, we announced the creation of a brand new citywide arts inititiave called With Art Philadelphia™, the city’s first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign. At a milestone moment for Philadelphia art, with the opening of the brand new Barnes Foundation, making the Benjamin Franklin Parkway one of the most culturally rich stretches [...]Read more»