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  • Museum

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

532 N. 7th Street Philadelphia, PA

Horrifying, mystifying, and full of genius, Poe was a fascinating man. In Poe’s humble home, reflect on the human spirit surmounting crushing obstacles, and celebrate Poe’s astonishing creativity.

For more information call: 215-597-8780

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“Museums Without Walls” Audio Tour

Outdoor tour through the city

Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO is an interpretive program for Philadelphia's public art. Listen to stories told by people from all walks of life who are directly connected to the sculptures.

For more information call: 215.546.7550

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“Escape The Room, Philly!”

1528 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA

An exciting interactive game in what looks like an ordinary room, but it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Your assignment is to find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom in 60 seconds and “Escape the Room.” Bring all your Buddies!

For more information call: 267-603-4355

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Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143

Grounds for loving Spring. The 46-acre Bartram's Garden is the oldest surviving botanical garden in the U.S.—and offers an amazing view of the Philladelphia skyline. Riverfest here is June 19, 2016.

For more information call: 215-729-5281

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Be There Or Be Square

Rittenhouse Square (18th & Walnut Street),Washington Square (6th-7th & Walnut Street), Logan Circle (19th & Ben Franklin Pkwy) and the Franklin Square (6th-7th & Race Street)

Buddy up and spend an autumn day at Philly’s four famous squares: the upscale Rittenhouse Square, the understated Washington Square, the classically beautiful Logan Circle (OK, it’s not a square), and the kid-friendly Franklin Square.

For more information call: TBD

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Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest

Penns Landing 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Check out Philly’s first outdoor skating rink, conveniently located at Penns Landing. The outdoor rink is an oasis along the waterfront featuring a rink surrounded by unique landscape. Don't miss it!

For more information call: 215-922-2FUN

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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

18th St & Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Amen! Don’t miss the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Logan Square—one of America's most beautiful churches. It’s the largest brownstone building in Philly, and the interior is amazing!

For more information call: 215-561-1313

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  • Music

Choral Arts Philadelphia

Depends on different concerts

Philadelphia’s premier chamber chorus presenting concerts committed to musical excellence, historically informed performance practices and furthering the great tradition of choral music.

For more information call: 267-240-2586

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Comcast Center

1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Standing at a robust 975 feet tall, the newly opened Comcast Center is the tallest building in Philadelphia. And with its ambitious incorporation of eco-friendly technologies, the Center is also the tallest “green” building in the country.

For more information call: None

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  • Food

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

615 N Broad St, Philadelphia

Head over to Congregation Rodeph Shalom every Sunday from 12-4pm for the Common Ground Market Place and Free Walking Tours. Enjoy a variety of tasty food, enjoy music and dance, and while you’re there, pick up valuable health and wellness information.

For more information call: 215-627-6747

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Franklin Square

200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

One of Philadelphia’s five original squares, Franklin Square is Center City's favorite playtime oasis. Centered around its beautiful fountain, Franklin Square also features the Parx Liberty Carousel, the one-of-a-kind Philly Mini Golf course, and the renowned SquareBurger.

For more information call: None

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Frugal Philly Mom

The Frugal Philly Mom is a blog that spotlights discounted activities, giveaways, and offers tips for getting more bang for your buck in the Philly area. Most events are for kids – but many are for adults, like discounted movies, dining deals, and more.

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Good Karma

Good Karma I: 331 South 22nd St.
Good Karma II: 928 Pine St.
Good Karma III: 2319 Walnut St.

How can you not love a coffeehouse called “Good Karma”? Mom-and-pop coffee shops which are roomy, vibey, and full of awesome chi. GK offers delicious brews and eclectic tunes for the coffee lover who just wants to kick back. There are three stores serving the Fitler Square, Society Hill, and Schukyll Banks areas of Center City.

For more information call: 267-519-8860

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  • Theatre

Honorable Mention Comedy

1214 Sansom Street. Philadelphia, PA

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Honorable Mention Comedy is a FREE comedy show held every Sunday 8pm-2am at Fergie's Pub. Witness some of the best, on-their-way-up comics in Philly! Plus enjoy delicious food, courtesy of Fergie's.

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Insomnia Cookies

108 S. 16th St and 135 S. 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

If you’re a real cookie connoisseur, you’ll love Insomnia Cookies. Choose from an array of the most mouth-watering sugary morsels you’ve ever downed. Warning: these things may be addictive!

For more information call: 877-63-266543

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Jim’s Steaks

400 South St. Philadelphia, PA

A Philly institution and a way to celebrate our city’s cheesesteak tradition; eat decadently on the cheap. Tip: A real Philadelphian will order by simply saying “Whiz Wit,” which translates to “I want a steak sandwich with Cheez Whiz and onions.”

For more information call: 215-928-1911

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Liberty Observation Deck

1650 Market St. Philadelphia

Opening November 2016, it’s the One Liberty Observation Deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty Place. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views while learning about Philly’s history and evolution.

For more information call: 215-561-DECK

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Little Pete’s

219 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Whether you’re craving comfort food at noon or 3am, Little Pete’s is the place. This 7 days a week/24 hours a day wonderful “hole-in-the-wall” attracts hipsters and oldsters alike. Grab a spot at the counter and order something tasty – which could be anything on the menu!

For more information call: 215-545-5508

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  • Movies

Mega-Bad Movie Night at the Academy of Natural Sciences

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us at the Academy after hours to watch an “awesomely awful” movie. Witty experts will be onstage to offer their quips and sidesplitting comments on the many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000!

For more information call: 215-299-1000

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  • Food

Oregon Diner

302 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA

A go-to eatery for generations, Oregon Diner in South Philly is a local favorite and a consistently delicious way to eat for less. It’s impossible not to soak up all the local color there, surrounded by true Philadelphians who 'tawk the tawk.' Youse will eat it up, hon!

For more information call: 215-462-5566

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People Watch

Anywhere!

It’s a super-fun activity and it doesn’t cost a cent! Some of the best spots in Center City include the windows at Chipolte at 12th & Walnut; the rooftop deck at Revolution House restaurant at 2nd & Market Streets in Old City; the fountain at Logan Circle on the Parkway; and anywhere around Rittenhouse Square.

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Philadelphia in the Movies

599 Market Street, 1 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Act up. See where some of your favorite movies (The Sixth Sense, Silver Linings Playbook, Trading Places) were filmed with the “Philadelphia in the Movies” self-guided walking/driving tour.

For more information call: 215-625-7980

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  • Theatre

Philly Improv Theater (PHIT)

2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

House of Philly's best comedy! Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) is the home of alternative comedy theater in the Metro Philadelphia area. PHIT embraces the art of improvisation as an end rather than a means – creating and producing improv, sketch, and alternate comedy shows in the tradition of theaters like Chicago’s Second City and New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade.

For more information call: 267-233-1556

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  • Food

Pizza Brain

2313 Frankford Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Hold the ‘shrooms! Pizza Brain is a museum that celebrates pizza - music about pizza, pizza-related toys... you get the idea. It’s the largest collection of pizza memorabilia and collectables in the world!

For more information call: 215-291-2965

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  • Food

Rim Cafe

1172 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sip n swoon! Head down to Rim Café in South Philly\'s Italian Market for a one-of-a-kind hot chocolate tasting. Try the "Volcano" while listening to owner Rene play his bongo drums.

For more information call: 215-465-3515

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Shake Shack

Shake Shack: 20th & Sansom and 32nd & Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA

Heard about the $4 Shack-Cago dog at Shake Shack? It’s been “dragged through the garden” which means it’s almost healthy, right? Try one of the $4.50 “Concretes” too – a sinfully thick shake your dentist will love.

For more information call: 215-809-1742

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SoundAboutPhilly

SoundAboutPhilly is a series of free, dynamically mapped and completely customizable sound-seeing tours concentrating on lesser-known city experiences that combine interesting tales, fun facts, and lively music to tell the area’s story. The tours feature the voices of boutique owners, chefs, musicians and everyday Philadelphians. Integrated audio with Google Maps to help you customize a map to match your tour. Print it and take it with you as you explore the city.

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Terror Behind The Walls

2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

GET GOOD AND SCARED! An annual Halloween-time favorite: Terror Behind the Walls, America’s #1 Haunted House at Eastern State Penitentiary. It’s creepy, ghoulish, and terrifying!

For more information call: 215-236-3300

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The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of post-impressionist and early modern art. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modigli­anis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.

For more information call: 215-278-7000

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The Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden

At Kelly Dr along Schuylkill River (south of Girard Ave Bridge)

Play “Whisper down the bench”! The Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial Sculpture Garden features 17 sculptures showcasing American life—and features a whispering bench! Sit across from your Buddy on opposite sides of the bench 50 feet apart, and you can hear each other whisper!

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TUSPM Shoe Museum

148 N. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

It’s a shoe-in! Check out the TUSPM Shoe Museum, which showcases hundreds of pairs of shoes from as far back as Ancient Egypt, and from famous celebrities! Admission to the museum is free, but visits must be scheduled in advance.

For more information call: 215-625-5243

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  • Park

Wissahickon Valley Park

Valley Green Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Jog, bike, walk, hike, explore! Don’t miss the beautiful and peaceful Forbidden trail. And grab something delicious at the Valley Green Inn.

For more information call: 215-247-0417

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Philadelphia Folklore Project

735 S. 50th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143

An independent public folklife agency offering exhibitions, concerts, workshops and assistance to artists and the community.

For more information call: 215-726-1106

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  • Music

Concerts on the Square: The Church of The Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square

1904 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

For more information call: 215-567-1267

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Karaoke Night At Adobe Cafe

1919 E. Passyunk Avenue. Philadelphia, PA

SING OUT! Buddies do Karaoke better! Head down to South Philly and give it your best shot at Karaoke Night at Adobe Cafe. Adobe Cafe is a Southwestern style cafe in South Philly with a great happy hour special on food and drinks.

For more information call: 215-551-2243

  • Art

Mural Arts Program

Ooooh. Aaaah. Did you know Philly has 3,600 murals? Grab your Buddy for a self-guided walking tour of the "Mural Mile" from the Mural Arts Program.
  • Food

Movie Tavern

140 Market Street, Collegeville, PA 19426
1844 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031

This affordable movie experience (in Collegeville and Flourtown) lets you feast on a delicious meal and then enjoy a first-run movie! Arrive 45 mins. before the movie starts and enjoy burgers, pizza and more.

For more information call: 610-831-9500

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  • Library

House of Our Own Bookstore

3920 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
You can spend hours lazily browsing and petting the occasional cat that strolls by. Plenty of inexpensive treasures to take home with you.

For more information call: 215-222-1576

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Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Have you ever wondered how plastics are made or where crayons get their colors? Do you want to find out how the DNA code was cracked or how we can measure oxygen on Mars? Explore with us at the Museum at CHF!

For more information call: 215-925-2222

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Events for the Disabled

1501 Cherry Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Art-Reach is a Philadelphia-based non-profit devoted to increasing cultural participation among traditionally underserved audiences in both the disability and low-income sectors.

For more information call: 267-515-6720

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country. Find beauty, enchantment, and the unexpected among artistic and architectural achievements from the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

For more information call: 215-763-8100

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Author Events: Free Series

1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Famous authors speak - often for free! - at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

For more information call: 215-686-5322

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  • Theatre

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Kimmel Center offers the "Free at the Kimmel" concert series. In addition there are $10 community rush tickets for every"Kimmel Center Presents" show-available at the box office at 5:30 P.M. for evening shows; 11:30 A.M. for matinees. One ticket per person. Also take advantage of Free behind-the-scenes tours of building and theater-1:00 P.M. Tuesdays-Sundays.

For more information call: 215-893-1999

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BringFido.com

This website offers a list of dog-friendly events and attractions in Philadelphia.

For more information call: 877-411-FIDO

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Monthly Events Calendar in Philadelphia

Fun things to do each month in Philadelphia - many are free! Check it out for current listings.

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Philly Fun Guide

Sign up for once a week e-mails on half-price tickets to plays, concerts, and events.

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  • Music

Curtis Institute

1726 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Curtis Institute is one of the world's finest music academies. With over 100 free performances a year, the Student Recital Series continues its celebrated legacy as the leading concert stage for some of the finest young musicians in the world. Free!

For more information call: 215-893-7902

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  • Library

Free “Library Takeout”

1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ask the Free Library to deliver a DVD, audio book, or something else that the two of you can share during visits-free. Extended loan periods of up to 6 weeks with no fines levied on overdue materials. For details, call 215-686-5411.

For more information call: 215-686-5322

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Free Library of Philadelphia Events

1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Check out free events that are offered at your local and Central branchs of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

For more information call: 215-686-5322

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Philadelphia School of Circus Acts

5900 Greene Street Philadelphia, PA 19144
The Philadelphia School of Circus Acts is the regional center of contemporary circus arts. Their seasoned faculty leads a curriculum featuring aerials (static trapeze, corde lisse, aerial silks and lyra), juggling, unicycling, tight wire, tumbling and physical conditioning.They offer amazing events for everyone!

For more information call: 215-849-1991

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Pennsylvania Hospital

800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA

Tour the nation's oldest hospital, operating room, and medical instruments (1700's); suggested donation of $4.00.

For more information call: 215-829-3971

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The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge

Tinicum, near Philly Airport
ACT NATURAL. The John Heinz Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, near Philly Airport, is an oasis for mammals, reptiles, and over 300 bird species. Plus enjoy 10 miles of hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking. Refuge trails are open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset.
  • Museum

Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130
Explore one of the world's most distinguished collections of works by Auguste Rodin, the genius who is often regarded as the father of modern sculpture. Learn more about such masterpieces as The Gates of Hell, The Thinker, and Eternal Springtime as well as lesser-known works. Much of the art is found in the garden area outside of the museum, which is free to visit during museum hours.

For more information call: 215-763-8100

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  • Music

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

13th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS. Enjoy free daily 45-minute recitals on the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, the world's largest pipe organ. Tickets and reservations NOT required. Visitors are invited to see the console and meet the organist after each recital!

For more information call: 484-684-7250

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Schuylkill Center’s Saturday Wellness Walks

8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Take a hike. Schuylkill Center's Saturday Wellness Walks lets you enjoy a moderately paced, level walk through beautiful woods. While you're there, check out the "edible gardens" and a nighttime owl-watching.

For more information call: 215-482-7300

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  • Food

The Sunday market at Headhouse Square

2nd and Lombard Streets
The Sunday market at Headhouse Square is the perfect destination to find fresh, local produce in a fun, relaxed venue.

For more information call: 215-575-0444

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UWishUnu

Various locations
A fantastic online resource for everything fun going on in Philly. Listings are by specific date or day of the week!

For more information call: None

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  • Theatre

Walnut Street Theater

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
At the season's start, 11 mezzanine seats are available for $10 each for every mainstage show. On performance day, use promo code GPTMC and get select tickets for half-price.

For more information call: 215-574-3550

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  • Movies

The Secret Cinema

7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Cavalcade is a specially assembled evening of rare TV commercials from the '50s, '60s and '70s, both classic and obscure. The vintage views of toothpaste, pain reliever, cereal, cigarettes, automobiles, soft drinks, appliances, hair spray, cleansers and much more should leave the audience with a craving to consume -- or at least a strong urge to run to the bathroom.

For more information call: 215-685-3583

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Wilma Theatre

Broad & Spruce Streets Philadelphia, PA 19103
The famous Wilma Theatre -- see works performed by renowned avante garde theatre artists and more. See a plat at the Wilma for just $25! Valid for the first 4 weeks of the shows run

For more information call: 215-546-7824

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  • Library

House of Our Own Bookstore KG

3920 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

You can spend hours lazily browsing and petting the occasional cat that strolls by. Plenty of inexpensive treasures to take home with you.

For more information call: 215-222-1576

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  • Food

“Dumplin Heaven”: Dim Sum Garden

1020 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Authentic Chinese Food and a wide range of dumplings.
Great to go with a group!

For more information call: 215-873-0258

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  • Museum

Bank of America: Museums on Us

Various

Bank of America customers receive free admission to five Phila. museums the first weekend of the month by presenting a valid BofA debit or credit card.
Must have valid BofA credit or debit card; applies to museums nationwide.

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Brandywine River Museum

1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford, PA 19317

First Sunday of the month has free admission; Students must show Student ID for student discount.

For more information call: 610-388-2700

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First Fridays, Old City, Art District

Old City District

Monthly open house for galleries in the Old City Art District.
Most galleries are between Front and 3rd and Market and Vine.

For more information call: 800-555-5191; 215-625-9200

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  • Food

Franklin Flea Market

Filbert between 11th and 12th, Philadelphia, PA 19107

40 to 60 vendors of antique, vintage and up-cycled furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and fresh cooked or pre-packaged food; also select jewelry, art, and handmade goods by local artisans and designers.

Check www.uwishunu.com or www.franklinflea.com for future dates.

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Franklin Fountain

116 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Take a step back for retro homemade ice cream and snacks.

For more information call: 215-627-1899

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  • Museum

Get Creepy at The Insectarium

8046 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136

Philadelphia's all-bug museum; see bugs up close in the nation's largest insect museum (3 floors worth)!
Butterflies are coming; 11:00 am is insect feeding time.

For more information call: 215-335-9500

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  • Food

Go Dutch at Reading Terminal Market

11th and 12th Streets & Market and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107

Grab a Stool and eat like a local at the "Dutch Eating Place." Hearty, farm-fresh delicious, Amish food available here!
Great shopping experience! Parking available $4 for 2 hours.

For more information call: 215-922-2317

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Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S. 36th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

University of Pennsylvania museum of contemporary art; open to the public.
Check web site for current exhibits.

For more information call: 215-898-5911

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  • Food

Italian Market

919 S. 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Visit America's Oldest Outdoor Market (on South 9th Street); best vendors are between Christian & Washington Streets.
Involves walking; only bathroom is at the Visitor's Center at 919 S. 9th Street.

For more information call: 215-278-2903

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Khmer Art Gallery

319 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Browse Khmer's extensive collection of Cambodian art, jewelry, textiles and castings over cocktails/ hors d'oeuvres.

For more information call: 215-922-5600

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  • Lectures

Movies/Lectures at Wooden Shoe Books

704 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Various lectures and movies offered through an all volunteer book store that describes itself as offering "anarchist and radical literature."

For more information call: 215-413-0999

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Philadelphia History Museum

15 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

Eight galleries and 100,000+ historical objects encourage you to explore Philadelphia's history; take a virtual tour of the City by walking on the world's largest map of Philadelphia!
Museum's Office Hours are Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm; children under 13 are admitted free.

For more information call: 215-685-4830

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  • Park

Picnic on the River Trail

Check web site for various areas of the trail

Ten miles of trails along the Schuylkill River, with dog parks, entertainment and recreational events.
Schuylkill Banks is between Fairmount Water Works & Locust.

For more information call: N. of Art Museum 215-683-0200; S. of Art Museum 215-222-6030

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Please Touch Museum

Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, 4231 Ave. of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Please Touch Museum is the first museum in the nation (and still among the best) focused on families with children ages seven and younger; The museum enriches the lives of children by creating learning opportunities through play, promoting lifelong learning and encouraging curiosity. Check the web site for special events and exhibits.

Open an extra 2 hrs. (5-7 pm) the 1st Weds. of the month. African Celebration - all day June 4-5; Move-Up Day - June 4 (9am-11am); the Great Blueness is June 6 (11am-11:30am) and runs from June 8-Aug 9.

For more information call: 215-581-3181

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  • Movies

Ritz Theaters in Old City

125 S. 2nd St., 214 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Movie tix are $6 all day Weds, and before 5 pm, everyday.
No children under 6 allowed in any movie.

For more information call: 215-925-4535; 215-440-1184

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  • Cultural Garden

Tea For Two: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia, PA 19131

A traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in West Fairmount Park; Tour the house,view the garden and feed the koi.

Voted Best Hidden Tourist Attraction by Philadelphia Magazine; Must show ID for Student Discount.

For more information call: 215-878-5097

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  • Art

Think “Rotunda”

4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Rotunda has over 300 events every year (live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, etc.) enabling members of the public to present, produce and promote their work.
Wheelchair accessible; venue is alcohol and smoke-free.

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  • Food

Truck It!

Varies; Check web site

Night Market of food trucks (various ethnicities) in various neighborhoods of Philadelphia. A special event is planned to take place during the DNC.
Special event: Dishing DNC (July 12) 6:30 - 8:00 pm; $25 - $60 with $20 off through website.

For more information call: 215-575-0444

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  • Comedy

Tuesday Night Comedy at Helium Comedy

2031 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Check out new and existing comedy acts at Open Mic Night at Helium Comedy Club on Tuesday nights.

Get there 45 mins early; there is a 2 item (1 soda + 1 appetizer minimum).

For more information call: 215-496-9001

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  • Museum

United States Mint in Philadelphia

151 N Independence Hall E. Philadelphia, PA 19106

FREE, self-guided tours; no reservations necessary; see actual coin production.
Enter at corner of 5th & Arch; Gov't-issued photo ID req'd. Free brochure available from web site.

For more information call: 215-408-0114; 215-408-0112

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Wagner Free Institute of Science – Natural History Museum

1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121

Established in the mid-nineteenth century to provide free science education for the people of Philadelphia, The Wagner Institute of Science is not a reflection of the past, but a piece of the past, itself.
Free, but a donation of $10/adult and $5/child is suggested; cost of guided tour is more.

For more information call: 215-763-6529

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  • Art

Woodmere Art Museum

9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118

Features Philadelphia area artists; Free admission Sundays.
Free admissions Sundays; Students need to show Student ID to get discount.
Free admission to children under 18.

For more information call: 215-247-0426

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  • Food

WXPN’s Free at Noon: World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free concert at Noon every Friday at World Cafe Live.
Registration is required and begins 1 wk in advance.

For more information call: 800-565-9976

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American Philosophical Society Museum

104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Discover the rare, the curious, and the authentic. Learn about American history and innovation. Make connections between art and science.

At the APS Museum, you will see exhibitions featuring treasures from the Society’s collections—perhaps Thomas Jefferson’s hand-written draft of the Declaration of Independence, a notebook from Lewis and Clark’s Western exploration, a rare 18th century astronomical clock, or a suite of exquisite botanical drawings by William Bartram.

For more information call: (215) 440-3440

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  • Food

An Urban Oasis

30th Street station

The Porch at 30th Street Station is the perfect place to relax in the heart of the city. Eat lunch from rotating food trucks, feel the breeze in your hair on custom swings or snap a photo at the Visit Philly XOXO photo spot.

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  • Movies

Catch An Outdoor Movie

43rd and Chester

Bring the whole family to beautiful Clark Park at 43rd Street and Chester Avenue for a great selection of free outdoor movies this summer! Spread out a blanket, grab a bite to eat from food vendors and enjoy outdoor movies on a huge screen.

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The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

West Philadelphia

Explore a great neighborhood and eat, drink and shop for a buck at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll! On Thursday, September 8, Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd streets will showcase neighborhood businesses with $1 deals on food, merchandise and more!

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Radnor Arts In The Community Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds

Radnor Middle School
150 Louella Avenue
Wayne, PA.

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Museum Without Walls

Where: Various Locations see Museum Without Walls website!

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Access Admission!

Various locations

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.ansp.org | (215) 299-1000 SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48 Indego Station: 33rd and Market (3318 Market St) At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.aampmuseum.org | (215) 574-0380 SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61 Indego Stations: 9th and Arch (813 Arch St) 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St) Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.

American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 www.americanswedish.org | (215) 389-1776 SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17 Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.

The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 www.barnesfoundation.org | (215) 278-7200 SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 & 48 Indego Stations: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St) 302 N. 19th St Explore the world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, plus African sculpture, and more. With classes, tours, live musical performances, and family programs, there’s something for art lovers of all ages. A visit to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion is a wonderful way to extend your experience of the Barnes Foundation’s legendary art collection on the Parkway. Venture a mere 8 miles to explore a 12-acre hidden treasure filled with a magnificent living collection of rare plants and breathtaking blooms. If Albert Barnes expressed his passion through art appreciation, his wife, Laura, expressed hers through the cultivation of the Arboretum and the establishment of the horticulture program, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Pack a picnic, stroll the grounds, and tap new inspiration at the Barnes Arboretum. The Arboretum is open for the season May 1 – November 1, 2015, Fri-Sun,10am – 4pm. Free parking available

Betsy Ross House 239 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026 SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 48, 57, 17, 33 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line Indego Station: 2nd and Market (215 Market St) The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the first Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America’s rich history. The Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, is alive with the sights and sounds of the 18th century. Tour the house and then stay a while longer to learn more about Betsy and her exciting life and times through our interactive, historical programming.

Chanticleer Garden 786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 www.chanticleergarden.org | (610) 687-4163 Click HERE for directions Chanticleer Garden is open April through October Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Within 30 minutes of Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 www.easternstate.org | (215) 236-3300 SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48 Indego Station: 23rd and Fairmount (2237 Fairmount Ave) Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.

The Franklin Institute 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.fi.edu | (215) 448-1200 SEPTA Market Frankford, Broad Street, and Regional Rail Lines & SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 Indego Station: 21st and Winter (2090 Winter St) Experience live science happening all around you! Walk through the iconic, two-story tall Giant Heart, have a ball in our NEW sport science exhibit, SportsZone*, and climb through a web of firing neurons in Your Brain. Travel to faraway galaxies in the Fels Planetarium, see explosive, live science shows, and more—be sure to visit The Brain Bar where you can touch a real (plastinated) human brain. Fun for all ages.*SportsZone opens October 24, 2015

Franklin Square – Parx Liberty Carousel 200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026 SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61 Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St) Center City’s only carousel features a zebra, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, and more! Hop on this spectacular All-American style carousel featuring hometown racehorse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations.

Franklin Square – Philly Mini Golf 200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 historicphiladelphia.org | (215) 629-4026 SEPTA Bus Routes 47, 47M, 61 Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St) Putt your way through Center City’s ONLY 18-hole miniature golf course, featuring the iconic symbols of Philadelphia featuring Elfreth’s Alley, the Ben Franklin Bridge, Chinese Friendship Gate, Boathouse Row, The Liberty Bell and more. *Please check venue’s website for current hours of operations.

Grumblethorpe Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks 5267 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 www.philalandmarks.org/grumblethorpe-1 | (215) 843-4820 SEPTA Chestnut Hill East Line or BSL then SEPTA Bus Route 23 Located in historic Germantown, Grumblethorpe is an 18th-century farmstead that was once the summer home of the Wister family. In the early 1800s, an observatory and clock were built in the residence. It also features a farmhouse, two-acre garden, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Grumblethorpe offers many educational programs to local schools and students.

Historic Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground *$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground Christ Church: Second Street above Market | Christ Church Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.christchurchphila.org | (215) 922-1695 SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57 Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross.

Independence Seaport Museum 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.phillyseaport.org | (215) 413-8655 SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42 Indego Station: Foglietta Plaza 3 Dock St Note About Parking: Independence Seaport Museum does not own a parking facility. Individual cars may park in the Hyatt Hotel Parking garage lot and have your parking ticket stamped at our Visitor Services for a reduced rate, to be paid upon exiting the garage. We also recommend street parking along Chestnut Street or Front Street. The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River.

James A. Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 www.michenermuseum.org | (215) 340-9800 SEPTA Doylestown Regional Rail Line The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American Art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences.

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road, Kennet Square, PA 19348 longwoodgardens.org | 610-618-1000 Experience exquisite Gardens that elevate the art of horticulture amid the relaxing beauty of Longwood. *ACCESS Cardholders are able to purchase general admission tickets to Longwood Gardens on-site and do not need to reserve timed-tickets in advance*

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 www.morrisarboretum.org | (215) 247-5777 SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 www.muttermuseum.org | (215) 563-3737 All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125. Indego Station: 23rd & Market (2241 Market Street) America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.

National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.constitutioncenter.org | (215) 409-6700 SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48 Indego Station: 6th and Race (160 N. 6th St) Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.libertymuseum.org | (215) 925-2800 SEPTA Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, 121 & SEPTA Market-Frankford Line Indego Station: 15th and Market (1515 Market St) The National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.

National Museum of American Jewish History 101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.nmajh.org | (215) 923-3811 SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57 Indego Station: Independence Mall (519 Market Street) Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of immigrants becoming Americans. Enjoy hands-on, interactive displays, original films, historical documents, and fascinating artifacts — including Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, Hank Greenberg’s bat, and Irving Berlin’s piano. *Children 12 and under are free

Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 www.penn.museum | (215) 898-4000 SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus Indego Station: University City Station (3051 South Street) Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café!

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 118-128 N. Broad Street , Philadelphia, PA 19102 www.pafa.org | (215) 972-7600 SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48 Indego Stations: Municipal Services Building (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd) Pennsylvania Convention Center (1321 Arch Street) Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present.

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent 15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.philadelphiahistory.org | (215) 685-4830 SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 62 Indego Stations: Independence Mall (519 Market Street) 8th and (Market 834 Market Street) The Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1682 to the present day.

Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 www.philamuseum.org | (215) 763-8100 SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48 Indego Station: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 www.phillymagicgardens.org | (215) 733-0390 SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47 Indego Station: 11th and South (1015 South Street) Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art.

Physick House Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks 321 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.philalandmarks.org/physick-house | (215) 925-7866 Please call to make sure we are open before arriving SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57 Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street) The Physick House, built in 1786, is the former home of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery” who cared for notable figures such as Dolly Madison and Andrew Jackson. The house is the only free-standing Federal townhouse remaining in Society Hill. It features a large garden and a medical museum on the second floor, along with beautifully decorated and furnished period rooms.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 www.pleasetouchmuseum.org | (215) 581-3181 SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40 Indego Station: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave) The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness. ** Please Note: ACCESS Cardholders of all ages must also present a valid photo ID to receive the discount. This discount does not apply to Countdown to Noon on New Year’s Eve.

Powel House Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks244 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 www.philalandmarks.org/powel-house-1 | (215) 627-0364 Please call to make sure we are open before arriving SEPTA Bus Routes 12, 42, 57 Indego Station: 4th and Walnut (422 Walnut Street) Powel House was the residence of the last mayor of Philadelphia under the Crown. This Georgian brick mansion was built in 1765 and has entertained notable guests from George Washington to Benjamin Franklin. Visitors today can stroll through the room where the Washingtons danced on their wedding anniversary and view the elegant colonial garden.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131 www.japanesehouse.org | (215) 878-5097 SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40, PhillyPhlash Stop #12 Indego Stations: Parkside and Belmont (4601 Parkside Ave) Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October. Note about Accessibility: There are areas at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden that are not wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please click on the following link: http://www.shofuso.com/?page_id=1521

Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Road, Media PA 19063 http://www.tylerarboretum.org/ | 610-566-9134 SEPTA: Media/ Elwyn Regional Rail Line Located in the heart of Delaware County, PA, Tyler Arboretum is a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn. Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.

Waynesborough Part of The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks 2049 Waynesborough Road, Paoli, PA 19301 http://historicwaynesborough.org/ | (610) 647-1779 SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line Held by the Wayne family as a private estate until 1980, Waynesborough is a sprawling property in Easttown Township that once was the residence of Revolutionary War hero “Mad” Anthony Wayne who served alongside George Washington. Waynesborough is now a home museum that features a Georgian-style house and even hosts historical reenactments from time to time.

Wharton Esherick Museum 1520 Horseshoe Trail, Malvern PA 19355 www.whartonesherickmuseum.org | 610-644-5822 Septa: Paoli/Thorndale line Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. Please call for tour reservations.

Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 www.woodmereartmuseum.org | 215-247-0476 SEPTA Bus Route L & Regional Rail Line Chestnut Hill West Woodmere is housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are the benefactions of Charles Knox Smith who wished “to awaken the spirit of, the appreciation of, and the knowledge of art… in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding territory.” Today, the Permanent Collection consists of more than 3,000 works of art, celebrating the art and artists of Philadelphia.

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Queer Performances of Color !

Where:
Club Mousai @ CiBo Ristorante
1227 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

QPoC is an all persons of color cast that aims to show unity and solidarity in our community through their artistry and performances. We invite EVERYONE to attend and support our local artists of color while we celebrate/promote gayborhood's diversity.

Our extraorindary cast is ever-changing and we have high hopes of continually discovering unrecognized talents in our community through this program.

Join us for an evening of powerful and moving performances by some of the city's brightest stars

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Movie – Avatar

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Director James Cameron, USA/UK, 2009, 162 minutes

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

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Movie – Her

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19104

Director Spike Jonze, USA, 2013, 126 minutes

n Her, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an artificially intelligent operating system, OS1 ("It's not just an operating system, it's a consciousness"). Designed to meet his every need, he soon finds himself falling in love with his OS, and dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt.

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Movie – Ex Machina!

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19104

In Ex Machina, Caleb, a 26 year old programmer at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

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Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) Signature Series 25 for 25 Movies!

Roxy Theater
2023 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

In honor of the Philadelphia Film Festival’s 25th year, we’ll be bringing back favorite titles from former Festival line-ups. Featuring two retrospective titles per month, this yearlong series provides a perfect opportunity to revisit award-winning classics or discover under-the-radar gems from the last quarter century.

All 25 For 25 films screen at the PFS Roxy and tickets are FREE as part of PFS On Us!

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Spruce Street Harbor Park !

S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. and Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

For more information call: 215-629-6200

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Spruce Street Harbor Live Music!

S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA.

For more information call: 215-629-6200

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40th Street Summer Series!

Green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut.

The 2017 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—will take place this year on Saturdays May 20, June 17, July 22, August 19 and September 16 at the green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut. Activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6 pm. See below for the confirmed acts and dates.

The Summer Series has grown into one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. This free outdoor series features internationally-recognized talent in one of “West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces” (Philadelphia Weekly). In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood.

This is the 13th anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series. Stop by beginning at 6 pm for free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, free samples of healthy snacks from honeygrow, free cold brew coffee from Saxbys, and free bicycle and helmet safety checks from Keswick Cycle University City.

For more information call: 215-243-0555 x227

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Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll!

43rd to 52nd Streets on Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA.

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, presented in association with the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA), will return this year on Thursday, June 15th and Thursday, September 7th, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. During this unique event, University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Streets showcases its businesses with $1 bargains from neighborhood favorites, ranging from bites from signature restaurants to pet supplies to theater tickets. The event also showcases new businesses along the constantly growing commercial corridor.
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll has become a signature event for the neighborhood, routinely attracting crowds into the thousands. Live music, family entertainment, and more accompany the dollar deals, making this a great event for people of all ages.

For more information call: 215.243.0555 x227

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Manayunk Arts Festival!

Intersection of Main and Green Streets
Philadelphia, PA.

Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 2017 28th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival. This year we invite you to share in the tradition of excellence at the tri-state's largest outdoor, juried arts festival. Celebrating 28 years of presenting the best variety of fine arts and crafts from across the country, nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event. This year we have nearly 300 artists that will showcase their work along historic Main Street in Manayunk.

We will also once again feature for the fifth year, our Emerging Artist Tent! This year we will be featuring even more local talent. Whether they are young talent just getting into the business or artists who want to begin to make a name for themselves, you will see their wide range of talents all in one tent on the intersection of Main and Grape Streets!

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Food Trust Night Markey!

Spruce Hill (40th and Walnut) 38th to 46th streets, Market Street to Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA.

Jumpstart Your Holiday Weekend in Spruce Hill!

With Victorian-era housing along tree-lined streets and a unique urban landscape, Spruce Hill is a vibrant sight you need to see with your own eyes. This neighborhood, which runs 38th to 46th streets, Market to Woodland, is also influenced by a variety of cultures and home to one of the city's most stunning parks and oldest year-long farmers markets!

For those who rarely venture across the Schuylkill, now's the time: We're joining forces with Wawa Welcome America to satisfy your Independence Day weekend appetite! Chow down on local street eats, groove to live music and experience the culinary melting pot that is West Philly.

For more information call: 215-575-0444

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Free Outdoor Movies!

Several locations throughout the City consult website!

On summer nights when it is too hot to even move, the best thing to do is just kick back at the movies. Luckily, Philly has a ton of summer outdoor film events where you can enjoy a cinematic experience under the stars! Here are where you can find some of our top picks but feel free to tweet us your top choices to @Phillyfunguide.

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2nd Street Festival!

Northern Liberties North 2nd Street

2nd Street Festival: Where better to celebrate craft beer than in the neighborhood that helped launch the craze? All afternoon and evening, Northern Liberties vendors close down North 2nd Street for the 2nd Street Festival, complete with beer gardens, food, workshops, art, street performances and a ton of bands playing on two stages.

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Roxborough Night Market!

Roxborough. Ridge Avenue will be closed off from Fountain Street to Monastery Avenue.

For more information call: 215-575-0444

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Philadelphia Art Museum Summer Event!

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Practice your poses with Dhyana Yoga. Classes are held in the Sculpture Garden (weather permitting). On Wednesday Nights!

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Free Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Festival!

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, September 22nd
5-7PM: Claymation with The Clay Studio
7-8PM: Star Castillo
8:30-9:30PM: Man About a Horse

SATURDAY, September 23rd
11AM - 5PM: Greensgrow Farms Farmers Market and Cider Pressing
12-3PM: FREE facepainting
12-3PM: Pumpkin carving with the Pumpkin Genie, while supplies last, one per person
1-4PM: Balloon Twisting
2-4PM: Flower Crowns with 7Textures LLC

SATURDAY, September 23rd Stage Schedule:
1-2PM: Music Monkey Jungle
2:30-3:30PM: Caribbean Authentics
4-5PM: Genna & Jesse
5:30-8PM: Apache Trails

SUNDAY, September 24th Activities:
11AM - 5PM: Greensgrow Farms Farmers Market
12-3PM: FREE facepainting
1-4PM: Balloon Twisting
Celebrate changing leaves and cooler (sometimes) temperatures at Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest Corporation. The FREE Fall Festival runs through the end of the weekend with performances, activities, and special fall-themed drinks and food. Enjoy claymation with The Clay Studio, a Greensgrow Farms Farmers Market, pumpkin carving with the Pumpkin Genie, flower crowns with 7Textures LLC, and more. Perfomences include Man About a Horse, Genna & Jesse, and Apache Trails. Check out our website for the full list of seasonal, local beers, craft cocktails and great new foods like pumpkin custard from Franklin Fountain, pumpkin funnel cake, apple pie, and sweet potato tacos from Garces Group.

For more information call: (215) 922-2FUN

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