By Lauren Lipton
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is quite a player on the world stage, but because we’re sandwiched between New York and Washington, people don’t always remember it.
“Everyone thinks about the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks, that’s it, move on,” says Zabeth Teelucksingh, executive director of the Philadelphia Global Association, “when in fact, as we all who live here know, a tremendous amount goes on here that’s international in scope.”
And for the next six weeks, you’re going to see a lot of exciting events all aimed at showcasing Philadelphia as an international city.
“You can go online and look up all our event listings, and you will see many things that are international in nature,” says Teelucksingh. “For example, the Mexican cultural festival, a naturalization ceremony for children, a business meeting that you might be interested in, in order to do some global networking.”
And Global Philly 2013 has a lot of things just for fun.
“We also have a treasure hunt, where you can actually go in your own time through a number of international areas or places in Philadelphia. Of course, the zoo and the International House, where there are a number of international films always being shown.”
Travel season might be over, but grab a Global Philly passport. There is still a lot to do that can take you on a little bit of a trip.
Hear the full “Global Philly” interview in this CBS Philly podcast (runs 7:42)…
And, for this week, that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”