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Road Closures Expected this Weekend Due to Marathon

2015-11-17T12:18:35+00:00 November 17th, 2015|

This weekend, November 20 through 22, thousands will be participating in the 22nd annual GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon. Those not participating should be mindful that there will be a number of streets closed throughout the city due to the event. Some of the areas that will be impacted include: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday, November 20 [...]

Parking in Philly During the Holidays

2015-11-13T15:43:42+00:00 November 13th, 2015|

It’s the holiday season and you want to go shopping downtown, but don’t want to deal with trying to find a parking spot. Believe me we know how you feel. To help make this holiday season a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of parking deals in Center City. On-Street Parking On [...]

Get Ready for the 2015 Philadelphia Marathon

2015-11-13T15:43:51+00:00 November 13th, 2015|

Since the first race in 1994, the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon weekend has grown from a small local event to one of the top-10 marathons in the country — now attracting an estimated 60,00 spectators, 30,000 runners, and 3,000 volunteers.  The event features the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, November 22; the Rothman Institute [...]

Philly’s Leaf and Recycling Program Begins Today

2015-11-09T13:19:34+00:00 November 9th, 2015|

It’s fall and that means leaves are falling all over our city streets. The leaves may create the perfect scenery for beautiful fall photos, but they also pile up and clog our walkways and roads. That’s why we’re offering this friendly reminder that the Streets Department’s 2015 Philly Leaf and Recycling Program begins today and [...]

Philadelphia Poised To Become First US World Heritage City

2015-11-06T14:33:14+00:00 November 6th, 2015|

America’s birthplace is poised to become the country’s first World Heritage City, joining more than 200 other places that have played pivotal roles in human history. The city qualifies because Independence Hall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Liberty Bell is nearby. City officials say the designation also reflects the city’s evolution into an economic and educational hub and [...]

Take Advantage of Manayunk Cocktail Week Before It’s Over

2015-11-06T12:50:05+00:00 November 6th, 2015|

Now through Sunday, November 8 you can visit your favorite Manayunk bars and restaurants and take part in a variety of tastings, dinner pairings, parties, cocktail competitions, happy hours, and signature $5 cocktails during Manayunk Cocktail Week. Check out the events happening this weekend. Friday, November 6th National Nacho Day at Derek's Featuring $5 Cuervo Gold [...]

Traveling Brain Scan Unit to Give Free Screenings

2015-10-12T16:38:48+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

On Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Philadelphians will have the opportunity to get a free brain cancer screening courtesy of the Brain Tumor Foundation’s one-of-a-kind traveling brain scan unit. The traveling unit, a 70-foot truck, will be scanning people (by appointment) in front of the Comcast building on JFK Boulevard in [...]

An Inconsistently Celebrated and Controversial Holiday

2015-10-12T12:49:50+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

Many people question why we still celebrate Columbus Day. Columbus Day—a federal holiday that government employees, private-sector workers, and many students get the day off for—commemorates the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Ever since the United States decided to devote a day almost 80 years ago to honor the Italian who founded America, [...]

Inflate Your Bike Tires and Join the PopeRide

2015-09-24T12:13:01+00:00 September 24th, 2015|

Transportation may be halted and roads may be closed in Philadelphia this weekend for Pope Francis’s visit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the city. Why not make the best of it and join the PopeRide, a fun bike ride to be held on mostly-closed-to-traffic city streets on Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. “It’s [...]

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House Hops into SugarHouse Casino

2015-09-02T13:32:41+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|

Philly’s SugarHouse Casino just announced that legendary steakhouse icon Gibsons Restaurant Group will open “Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House” at the Delaware Avenue hot spot. The first of several to-be-announced new dining concepts on property, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House is part of the $164 million expansion of SugarHouse Casino, which is set [...]