Enhancing Our Communities

Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/26/14
The Philadelphia Public History Truck (PPHT) is a mobile museum devoted to telling the story of Philadelphia considering all of its parts from library records to oral histories, from old crumbling sidewalks to refurbished loft apartments, from death records to new babies on the block.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/25/14
While most people are still catching extra hours of sleep on Saturday mornings, Sheila Washington is already up and prepping the garden at the Haddington Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. As the President of the Friends of the Haddington Library, Washington organizes volunteers to revitalize the acre and a quarter of land that the library sits on, and transform it into a garden it is now filled with roses, azaleas and lilacs. The garden became the pride of the neighborhood when it was recognized by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with the Community Greening Honoree Award in 2011.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/19/14
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at Project HOME.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/17/14
This month Mayor Michael Nutter signed an Executive Order establishing the Philadelphia Bicycle Advocacy Board, which will advise the Mayor on ways to promote and protect recreational and professional cycling in the City of Philadelphia.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/14/14
Join GroundSwell at Lenfest Plaza in front of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Saturday, November 22 to star in the GroundSwell promotional video! The video will feature five distinct scenes that represent what GroundSwell stands for: cultural engagement, clean parks, arts education, community performance and the strength of our movement.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/14/14
The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are teaming up for a citywide park cleanup on Saturday, November 15th! They are looking for volunteers to help rake leaves, plant trees and bulbs, work on special projects.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/13/14
Ars Nova Workshop(ANW) works to to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation, and experimental music in contemporary culture by serving as a facilitator between artists and their audiences in order to inform, inspire and challenge the listeners.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/12/14
On October 10, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) held its fifth annual Philly Photo Day. Come out tonight to see the collection of photos captured by Philly residents. The opening reception kicks off tonight from 6 – 8pm at the Crane Arts Building, located on 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/11/14
In honor of Veterans Day we have compiled a list of arts related activities happening around the city that celebrate the brave men and women who have served our country. Check out some of the events around the city in observance of Veterans Day.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 11/07/14
Spiral Q Puppet Theater with The Paul Robeson House, and Friends of Clark Park presents the 15th Annual Peoplehood Parade and Festival on Saturday, November 15th at 50th and Walnut. Peoplehood is a celebration of community, creativity, joy, can-do attitudes, and courage to act on your convictions.