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Secrets of the Schuylkill Boat Ride, Free Library of Philadelphia

Join the Free Library for a fun-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Schuylkill River. Discover the sights, sounds, and nearly 300 years of history of… Read More

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2018 YFPA + Hidden City NW Tour Series: Mount Airy

Our popular Northwest tour series is underway! Partnering with Hidden City Philadelphia, tours are running through October, where we explore Philadelphia's historic communities in the northwest led by Hidden City's own… Read More

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The Sky is the Limit Community Day host by A.T.T.R.A.C.T. Philly

A.T.T.R.A.C.T. Philly will host their 7th annual back to school community day. “The Sky is the Limit” is an annual community day provided and open to all residents of the North… Read More

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Walk | Talk the Rail Park #HappyHourLab

CityLab and PlanPhilly are cohosting a free #HappyHourLab on how parks are changing the face of Philadelphia with a close look at the city’s newest addition, the Rail Park. Work up… Read More


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The Publisher is Ambitious: William Bartram's Travels

William Bartram’s Travels was an unprecedented mix of literary genres—part travel book, part scientific record and description — a romantic narrative, an ethnography of Southern native peoples, and an exposition by… Read More

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Movies on the Block

  • 6:30PM 10:00PM
  • 1 Awbury Rd.
Awbury has teamed up with the Philadelphia Film Society to bring a FREE outdoor movie screening event to Northwest Philadelphia. The featured film is Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, a family-friendly animated feature by… Read More

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Greetings from Frankford, Pa.: A Walking Tour

Join Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Frankfor for a special walking tour of this neighborhood in Philadelphia’s Lower Northeast that has figured prominently in the city’s… Read More

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Stories of Disability in the Lab

Join us as we discuss our latest oral history project, Scientists with Disabilities. We’ll focus on stories about disability in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and what is… Read More

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Open Archives & Ask the Experts

OPEN ARCHIVES 11:00AM - 4:00PMAccess to the Conservancy's archives are free and open to the public. Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural drawings, photos, maps, real… Read More

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APAPASE Annual Event 2018: Leveraging History to Revitalize Communities

Join planners, historic preservationists, urban enthusiasts, and more as APAPASE hosts our largest annual event of the year. The evening kicks off with an optional tour of downtown Lansdowne, PA from… Read More

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan… Read More

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Othmer Library Open House: Escape the Archives

Mysterious disappearances and mind-bending puzzles surround a manuscript rumored to contain Sir Isaac Newton’s recipe for the philosophers’ stone. This mystery can only be solved with some archival detective work. Test… Read More

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Night of Lights

On Friday, October 5, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy will present the second annual Night of Lights, a street-long spectacular bringing history to light along Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue commercial corridor. Historical… Read More

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Open Archives

On the first Saturday of the month, The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s archives are free to the public from 11am to 4pm. Discover details about your home, street or family through architectural… Read More

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Stars in the Garden! Pollinator Garden Seasonal Tour Series

  • 1:00PM 2:00PM
  • 901 E. Washington Ln.
Stars in the Garden!  A Series of Seasonal Tours of Awbury Arboretum’s Pollinator Habitat Garden   Three dates: Saturday, June 23rd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Friday, August 17th, 6:00 – 7:00… Read More

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Apply to Citizens Planning Institute!

Do you love where you live? Then Citizens Planning Institute is for you!   Citizens Planning Institute teaches Philadelphians about city planning, zoning, and development. Special topic classes this Fall are… Read More


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Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival

This September Caldera Magazine is teaming up with Creating United Empowerment and Access Point to host the first Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival! A three day weekend filled with art-making workshops, panels… Read More

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2019 Better Philadelphia Challenge

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FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 USD Register by: September 27, 2018Competition: September 28 - October 26, 2018Submit Entry by: October 26, 2018 @ 11:59pm Register Now The Full Competition Packet (with… Read More

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