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  • American Philosophical Society Museum

    Views of science and humanistic thought at Ben Franklin’s intellectual club

    American Philosophical Society Museum

    Snuggled behind the east wing of Independence Hall is Philosophical Hall, a brick building erected in the late 1780s that was our nation’s first museum, national library and academy of science. Inside, changing exhibitions highlight the intersections of science, history and art. Jefferson’s handwritten copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Lewis and Clark journals are among the important documents, scientific specimens, patent models, portraits, maps, rare books and manuscripts that comprise this remarkable collection.

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  • American Swedish Historical Museum

    Paying tribute to the Delaware Valley’s first settlers

    The American Swedish Historical Museum, modeled after a 17th-century Swedish manor, sits on land given to colonist Sven Skute by Sweden's Queen Christina in 1653.

    The American Swedish Historical Museum, modeled after a 17th-century Swedish manor, uses a timeline, tapestry and artifacts to tell the story of the New Sweden colonists, who settled the Delaware Valley in the mid-1600s before William Penn.

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  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    Premier performance space at the University of Pennsylvania

    As one of the nation’s premier urban performing arts centers on a university campus, Annenberg puts on all genres of cultural performance. Jazz, world music, dramatic touring theater and local Philadelphia artists make the venue a place toexplore “adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues and timeless ideas.”

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  • Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade

    Philadelphia’s largest outdoor celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage

    Annual parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    Sunday, October 4, 2015
    Join hundreds of spectators on the streets of Philadelphia for a day of music, dancing and fabulous floats during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

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  • Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village

    Weekend celebration of the orchard harvest in Bucks County

    Visitors pack Peddler's Village in the fall for the annual Apple Festival.

    November 7-8, 2015
    Apple pies, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters, caramel apples – find these treats and more during the annual Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village.

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  • Arch Street Friends Meeting House

    1804 Quaker meeting house is the largest of its kind in the world

    The Arch Street Meeting House is the largest building of its kind in the United States.

    In 1701, William Penn gave the land for the Arch Street Friends Meeting House to the Religious Society of Friends as a burial ground. In 1804, the meetinghouse was constructed, and today it remains the largest building of its kind in the United States.

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  • Arch Street United Methodist Church

    Majestic Methodist church, the oldest structure on Center Square, in the shadow of City Hall

    Arch Street United Methodist was organized in 1862 and built on a former coal yard between 1864 and 1870. During most of the 20th century, Arch Street UMC was the resident bishop’s home church and the site of 40 Methodist conferences. Now an active and diverse Center City congregation, it hosts many community and social groups, including regular workshops about Native American heritage.

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  • Arden Theatre Company

    The greatest stories from the greatest storytellers

    Arden Theatre Company's production of Peter Pan

    With a mission to tell “the greatest stories by the greatest storytellers of all times,” the Arden Theatre Company presents an annual season of five mainstage productions and two children’s works.

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  • Art at the Airport

    Local artwork takes flight at the Philadelphia International Airport

    PHL views of 2 installations, Spiral Q Puppet Theater and Ceramic Vessels Variations in Form,Terminal A-West

    In 1998, Philadelphia International Airport established an Exhibitions Program — a visual arts initiative to humanize the Airport environment, provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life, and to enrich the experience of the traveling public.

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  • Art for the Cash Poor

    Annual affordable artwork sale and festival at InLiquid

    Art for the Cash Poor is held at the Crane Arts Building.

    June 12-14
    Enhance your personal art collection without breaking the bank at InLiquid’s annual Art for the Cash Poor, a block party-style art show and sale.

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  • Art in the Open

    Experience the creation of art along the Schuylkill River

    Experience art in a variety of mediums and styles during Art in the Open.

    Artists from around the country will showcase their creative process along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Banks during Art in the Open.

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  • Art Machine Production

    Art makers at work

    A shop, studio, gallery and tattoo parlor rolled into one, this 2,700-square-foot space provides plenty of working room for its six featured artists. Buyers and browsers get a taste of new gallery work, plus snacks and drinks, every First Friday of every month.

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  • Art on City Hall

    Hundreds of sculptures by a single artist

    William Penn stands on top of City Hall

    Today it seems an unimaginable feat. Alexander Milne Calder, the first of the famous Calder family, created not only the statue of William Penn on City Hall Tower, but also most of the other 250-plus sculptures that adorn the massive building.

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  • Art Star

    A cutting-edge craft shop in Northern Liberties

    Original designs fill the space at Art Star

    Art Star, a gallery and boutique in the artistic Northern Liberties community.

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  • Art Star Craft Bazaar

    High-quality handmade goods from local and national artists

    Art Star Craft Bazaar features more than 150 local and national artists.

    November 7-8, 2015
    One of Philly’s finest craft fairs, Art Star Craft Bazaar features dozens of local and national artists showing off and selling high-quality handmade goods.

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  • Arthur Ross Gallery

    Global art on campus

    In just one room, Arthur Ross Gallery houses objects from Penn’s collections, as well as other major public and private collections. Though compact, it’s notable for its home in a Frank Furness-designed late-Victorian Romanesque building, completed in 1891.

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  • Arts Garage

    A dynamic and multifaceted entertainment venue

    One of the city’s most unique event venues, the Arts Garage is many things to many people: gallery, under-the-radar bar, dance club, presentation space and marketplace. Its “plug and play” accessibility means it appeals to a wide range of performers and creators.

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  • Asian Arts Initiative

    Community center for Chinatown creatives

    A community-based arts center and the cultural heart of Chinatown, the Asian Arts Initiative promotes dialogue about the Asian-American experience. In addition to a full calendar of events, the Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab (seven artists in residence) fosters relationships with and creates public art projects for the community.

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  • Audacious Freedom

    African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876

    Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876

    Audacious Freedom, the major, new exhibit at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, explores the lives of people of African descent living in Philadelphia between 1776 and 1876.

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  • Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn's Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors.

    Through November 22, 2015
    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.

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  • Awbury Arboretum

    A wee bit of England transplanted to Germantown

    Awbury Arboretum

    The entrance to Awbury transports visitors from city streets into a country retreat that’s the largest remaining oasis of open space in Germantown. Trails weave through 55 acres landscaped in the English romantic style, with open meadows, ponds, woods and rolling hills.

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  • B Square Gallery

    Bella Vista’s artistic voice

    This spacious “living room for the neighborhood” has tons of great beer on tap and a cracklin’ fireplace to warm up your bones but not your pint.

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  • Bahdeebahdu

    Intriging interior artworks on display

    This interiors gallery is almost as fun to say as it is to explore. Featuring the elegant arrangements of designer R.J. Thornburg and the amazing sculptural lighting designs of Warren Mulller, the artsy space is a gasp a minute.

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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    September 17, 2015
    The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.

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  • Barbara Chase-Riboud : The Malcolm X Steles

    Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist

    A sculpture and charcoal drawing display by Barbara Chase-Riboud, a Philadelphia native.

    Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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  • Barbuzzo

    Crowd-pleasing pizzas and Mediterranean dishes on 13th Street

    Barbuzzo on 13th Street in Philadelphia's Midtown Village neighborhood.

    The Mediterranean-inspired Barbuzzo from Marcy Turney and Valerie Safran has helped transform 13th Street into a major destination since opening in 2010.

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  • Bastille Day Festival
    at Eastern State Penitentiary

    Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution

    Eastern State Penitentiary

    July 11
    Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

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  • Battleship New Jersey

    Admiral “Bull” Halsey’s flagship and the nation’s most decorated battleship

    Fireworks off of the Battleship New Jersey

    At 887 feet of armor-plated steel, the 45,000-ton Battleship New Jersey dominates not only the New Jersey waterfront, but also American naval history.

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  • Beck Park

    Sit and stay

    This small, charming green space is characterized by the marble polar bear sculptures constructed by a local volunteer.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Museum

    Revitalized museum dedicated to the life and legacy of America’s favorite Renaissance man

    Outside the Benjamin Franklin Museum in the Historic District.

    Dedicated to the life, times and legacy of Philadelphia’s famous founding father, the Benjamin Franklin Museum is now open following a major two-year revitalization.

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