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    • New entrance, landscaping and bench at Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Spotted: Just off the Schuylkill River Trail, a new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery

For years and years, well-to-do Philadelphians have been just dying to get into Laurel Hill Cemetery. But thanks to a recently completed traffic calming and storm water management project, gaining access…

    • Plans for Kelly Drive and Laurel Hill

PHS begins to plant plans for transformed spaces, including new Kelly Drive entrance for Laurel Hill

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society identified seven areas across the city where its Civic Landscape Initiative would work to “transform the landscape” and create “memorable public art spaces.” While that…

    • Pastorius Park, Photo by Gary Reed
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Events you'll love this LOVE Your Park Week

Philly's annual celebration of the city's unique, 10,200-acre park system is back this year with eight days of service projects, events, educational programming, tours and more. LOVE Your Park Week kicks…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery after dark, Photo by Dragon Ball Yee
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October 25-27: Laurel Hill Cemetery Halloween Tour | Philadelphia Orchard Day | Growing Healthy Communities | Cobbs Creek 5K | Fernhill Park tree tour | Liberty Lands Park kids' festival

Happy weekend Streeters!  SPOOK: Soul Crawl, Haunted History Halloween Tour Friday, October 25. 7pm - 9pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue. Get into the Halloween spirit as you creep…

    • The Quiet Volume | Photo by Ant Hampton
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2013 Fringe Festival picks

With a new home nearly finished and a new name: FringeArts is back for its 17th annual festival starting this week. Out of the 150+ shows this year, here…

    • View from Laurel Hill
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Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Here's another installation in our Philly Love Notes collaboration -  sweet peace found at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Love Note #165: Theresa McCaul-Miller's love poem to Laurel Hill Cemetery Favorite Spot:…

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March 15-17: Eastern State Penitentiary preview | Waffle Day | St. Patrick's Day at Laurel Hill

Eastern State Penitentiary 2013 Preview Friday, March 15, 10am-5pm. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue. Come preview Eastern State’s new tours and exhibits during a full day of free admission. New…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

Laurel Hill Cemetery restoration effort wins preservation award

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyA restoration project in the heart of Laurel Hill Cemetery that was more than 30 years in the making is among the winners of this…

    • Exchanging Glances | Rob Lybeck, Eyes on the Street Flickr group
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February 10-12: PAFA open studios, Til Death to us Part, Love Train

Open Studio Night at PAFA Friday, February 10, 5:30-8pm. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building. PAFA’s studios will be open to the public for the evening, allowing the public…

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Dead Spaces come Alive at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Halloween is boom-season for Laurel Hill Cemetery, with its Gravedigger’s Ball gala, RIP 5K Run, and tours drawing on the site’s architectural history, beautifyl landscape, and pithy characters. But Laurel…

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October 14-16: Harvest Fest, Orchard Planting, Blocktoberfest, Community Arts Fest, Philadelphia Stories, Laurel Hill's Sordid Side

Harvest Festival at Reading Terminal Market Saturday, October 15, 10am-4pm, Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Flibert Streets. Reading Terminal Market throws its 11th annual fall festival this weekend, celebrating the harvest…

    • Master craftsmen and preservation apprentices worked together on the restoration of the playhouse exterior.

Preservation PA awards to honor creative and sustainable projects

Preservation Pennsylvania will honor dedicated individuals and organizations on Friday for their outstanding contributions to preservation projects and causes throughout the commonwealth.Among the recipients of the Historic Preservation Awards at…

    • Laurel Hill Cemetery

Building a City of the Dead

During its heyday, it was one of the most densely populated swaths of land in Philadelphia. Some 70,000 souls called it home —  permanently. Founded in 1836, as the city's first…

    • Destroy This Memory by Richard Misrach, a new book that documents and reflects on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Photo essays for the Holidays

Three photography books released this year give wildly different treatments to a subject near and dear to every urbanite's heart  —abandoned cities. But alone, or together, they also make the perfect…

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