Cultural Engagement

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Posted August 27, 2014
The arts are alive in Mantua! A newly-released Drexel study focusing on the role of arts and culture in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, depicts a flourishing cultural ecosystem that faces challenges, but with the right tools, can thrive.
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Posted August 26, 2014
If your cultural organization provides programming or resources for military personnel, veterans or military families, consider listing these opportunities in the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military – National Network Online Directory.
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Posted August 25, 2014
This week's Featured Member is Abington Art Center!
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Posted August 18, 2014
Saturday, August 16th marked the first annual Lancaster Avenue Day hosted by Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association (LA21). The summer festival featured live art, face painters, drums, spoken word and even horse rides.
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Posted August 15, 2014
Calling all musicians, today is the day to show Philly you’ve got talent!
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Posted August 14, 2014
Make your way down to the National Museum of American Jewish History this Friday, August 15th for all day free admission.
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Posted August 14, 2014
The Food Trust’s Night Market Philadelphia Street Food Festival is back and is bringing over 80 vendors and entertainers to Lancaster Avenue tonight! Night Market will span from 35th to 39th on Lancaster Avenue from 6:00-10:00pm.
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Posted August 7, 2014
We love a good pop-up park, but the new Frankford Pause is a game changer. Debuting in Spring 2015, Frankford Pause, a pop-up hot pink park will be built on a vacant lot next to the Margaret – Orthodox Station.
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Posted August 5, 2014
On October 4, 2013, we launched STAMP: The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program, which grants all Philadelphia teens, aged 14-19, free access to 12 museums and attractions. The goal for Year 1 of the program was to have 1,000 teens sign up, and we achieved this in the first week and the sign-ups continue to roll in! As we head into our second year, we are pleased to announce that more than 11,000 teens from neighborhoods across Philadelphia have signed up for a STAMP Pass!
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Posted August 4, 2014
The 2nd annual Philadelphia One-Minute Play Festival is back, Monday August 4th and Tuesday August 5th at 8pm.
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Posted August 2, 2014
The BlackStar Film Festival made its triumphant return to Philadelphia on Thursday and this weekend is the perfect time to get in on all of the action.
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Posted July 30, 2014
Shakespeare in Clark Park always delivers, and this year it’s taking it up a notch with a 100-person outdoor battle scene.
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Posted July 28, 2014
Always on the cutting-edge and ready to try something different, FringeArts has announced the lineup for the 2014 Neighborhood Fringe.
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Posted July 21, 2014
Donate your wheels for local students working with Philadelphia Young Playwrights this summer to create an experimental piece of theatre.
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Posted July 19, 2014
People's Emergency Center (PEC) is hosting this family-friendly, free event today, July 19th, starting at noon.
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Posted July 15, 2014
Philadelphia LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) just released a Request for Proposals to fund up to 8 creative placemaking projects in West and North Eastern Philadelphia, with grants of up to $7,500 each. The deadline to apply is September 5, 2014.
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Posted July 15, 2014
Starting tomorrow over 500 teens will take over Philly, for a four day long poetry festival, starting Wednesday, July 16, experience the best young poets flexing their voices, during Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam.
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Posted July 11, 2014
Come have a drink with the GroundSwell team at The PHS Pop-Up Garden. Enjoy an evening in the garden with other members of the community as we celebrate arts and culture. Summer in the city has never looked better!
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Posted July 10, 2014
After a long wait, the PHS Pop Up Garden is now open and GroundSwell is taking over for an evening of celebration!
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Posted July 9, 2014
Yesterday, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announced their newest initiative to bring Bikeways to South Philly making the neighborhood streets more walkable, bikable and overall enjoyable.
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