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Art, food, music and more right on Girard Ave.
May 30View More
The annual Brewerytown Spring Festival transforms the 2600 to 2800 blocks of West Girard Avenue into a colorful and tasty street festival celebrating art, food and music.
Literary retreat on Fabric Row
Rare first-edition poetry tomes and brand-new graphic novels populate the wooden shelves of this Fabric Row shop. With creaky floors and a quiet atmosphere, it’s a great spot to discover a fondness for Edward Gorey or to rediscover that once-obsessed-over children’s book.View More
Award-winning entertainment just off the Delaware River
Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bucks County’s premier professional regional theater, has provided award-winning entertainment, including dramas, comedies, musicals and world premieres.
Housed in a renovated movie house, the 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County, including Gregory Peck, Micki Grant and Adrian Pasdar.View More
Cathedral for the General Church of New Jerusalem (New Church)
The Church of New Jerusalem (New Church) was formed in England in the late 1700’s, to worship using the Old and New Testaments and Writings which interpret the Bible as parable (written by Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg). In the late 1800’s, a Philadelphia New Church congregation moved out of the city to Bryn Athyn. Principal patron John Pitcairn financed the construction of the Cathedral, which was dedicated in 1919.View More
A place for serious purpose and peaceful reflection
Philadelphia railroad barons put a line through and renamed dusty, rural Humphreyville, Bryn Mawr. The college was founded in 1885, and an image was reversed. Observers noted how “striking Gothic architecture and rolling landscape foster a sense both of serious purpose and of peaceful reflection.” Bryn Mawr’s collections are comprised of literature, women’s studies, the college, history, travel and exploration, art of the book, and art.View More
DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more
A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.View More
The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark
The nation’s only agriculturally based National Historic LandmarkView More
Weekend celebration of the creepy, crawly world of insects
August 8 – 9View More
Squash your qualms about the creepy, crawly world of insects during Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
George Howe’s last major commission
Designed with Louis McAllister Jr., this simple modern structure was built as the offices and production plant for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper.View More
The meeting place
A true reflection of Cedar Park’s diverse population and collaborative energy, the Calvary Center plays host to faith-based gatherings, community groups, music, theater, radio and more.View More
Discover the natural world
Discover the natural world on the Delaware River Waterfront at the Camden Children’s Garden.View More
Baseball on the Delaware River waterfront
Baseball on the Delaware River waterfrontView More
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
September 12, 2015View More
College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 12.
More than 25 delectable choices of gelato and sorbet will make it impossible to resist
Everyone is raving about the gelato at Capogiro, from Town and Country and Oprah’s O Magazine to Food and Wine and the New York Times.View More
The South Philly outpost of Philadelphia’s own gelato oasis
The fourth location of this Philly-based gelateria empire combines Italian cafe classics—from the rich, inventive gelato made with locally grown ingredients to the expertly crafted espresso—with a charming, old-fashioned dining room. In warmer months, patrons take advantage of outdoor seating in the quiet and quaint backyard patio.View More
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
August 16View More
Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.
Meeting Place of the First Continental CongressView More
The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania
Opened in 1864, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter of Paul serves as the principal or Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it houses the chair or “cathedra” of the Archbishop.View More
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
Through May 31View More
Now in its 31st year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.
Frank Furness (1876)
Centennial Bank, restored by Drexel University, includes such typical Furness devices as squat columns, pointed windows, and decorative brick patterns.View More
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
August 2-7 and 9-14View More
Center City District Restaurant Week welcomes diners with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 120 restaurants from $20-35.
Happiest hours all summer long
Through September 2, 2015View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when over 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 25View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.
Preserving for researchers the venerable history of Jewry
More often than not, libraries are dispersed at the demise of their host institutions. When Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning failed, its library became an exception. Thanks to the late philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the library founded by 19th century Philadelphian Moses Aaron Dropsie was kept intact in a new research facility. A few years later the collection joined the University of Pennsylvania.View More
Home of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Community Design Collaborative
The Center for Architecture offers walking tours, exhibitions, lectures, kids workshops, films, book talks and other events on the topics of architecture, urban planning, and design.View More
Philadelphia’s best-known chamber orchestra
The celebrated ensemble has performed with such guest artists as Sylvia McNair, the Romeros Guitar Quartet and the late Luciano Pavarotti.View More
An exciting pleasure garden that combines art with nature
An exciting new pleasure garden, Chanticleer combines art with nature on the grounds of a country estate.View More
Carefully poured coffee and fine art
A historic townhouse transformed into a cleanly modern venue for cutting-edge art shows, and great fair trade coffees and teas. Though Chapterhouse is big, its many tables are typically crowded with students and lingerers.View More
Celebrating America’s pastime at the National Museum of American Jewish History
Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History is the first large-scale exhibition to weave together the history of baseball with the story of immigration and integration into American life.View More
Focusing a spotlight on local history and handicrafts
This gem of a small museum displays its permanent collections as regally and thoughtfully as any major museum. Exhibits afford a glimpse into the life of the early residents, the local iron industry and the artistry of the Welsh settlers who decorated furniture with a unique line and berry inlay design. The History Lab, a large room full of hands-on activities for tots through teens, is especially inviting, with its Chippendale-style chair to construct and a Civil War officer’s coat to don.View More