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Positively Philadelphia: Artmaking at Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens

On the second Sunday of each month, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens holds”Family Jams,” a chance for kids (and even some adults) to make their own magic.

09/29/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.

09/22/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Putting Philly in a Global Spotlight

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. Zabeth Teelucksingh has a plan to fix that.

09/15/2013

Positively Philadelphia: South Philly Garden Tour

You may not know this, but there’s a lot of green spaces often hidden from view in South Philly.

08/25/2013

Positively Philadelphia: A Savvy New Yorker Amazed By Her Visit Here

Mandi Woodruff is editor of the personal finance section at Business Insider. Her recent visit to Philadelphia delighted and amazed her.

08/18/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Beiler’s Donuts at the Reading Terminal Market

One of the biggest attractions at the annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival has always been watching Beiler’s Donuts being made, and then eating them fresh from the kettle.

08/04/2013

Positively Philadelphia: An Expert Traveler’s Insights

Keith Bellows, executive vice president of National Geographic Travel, was in Philadelphia recently, checking it out for his next book.

07/28/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Stories From A Veteran Tour Guide

We hear stories all the time about Philadelphia back in the day. But here’s some you may not have heard from Philadelphia author and the founding president of the Philadelphia Tour Guides Association, Ed Mauger.

07/21/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Smooth Jazz That’s All Philly

The band is called Philayva (pronounced “flay-vah”), and that unusual spelling gives you a clue to what makes it special.

07/14/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Memorials

A new tour includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial but also the Korean War Memorial, the Irish Memorial, the Scottish Memorial, the Immigration Memorial, the Columbus Memorial, and more.

06/23/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Make Music Philly, June 21st

A big event that started in France and has since spread around the world is happening in Philadelphia for the first time.

06/09/2013

Positively Philadelphia: The Parlor Shop at the Art Alliance

A group of artists are selling their goods inside an historic room of the Philadelphia Art Alliance, for the benefit of the cultural foundation.

06/02/2013

Positively Philadelphia: A Brooklyn Flea Market Hops To Philadelphia

The famous “Brooklyn Flea” is expanding to Northern Liberties, starting June 2nd.

05/19/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Philly “Phair”

A new open air market is coming to Philadelphia, giving artists a chance to show off their work and buyers a chance to discover an up-and-coming artist.

05/12/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Celebrating Our Region’s Public Garden Heritage

Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day, and Philadelphia is home to more gardens than any other city in the country.

05/05/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Bringing Ballet Students To The Next Level

The Rock School of Dance Education, at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

04/28/2013

Positively Philadelphia: A Student-Professional Collaboration For PIFA

Some plays start with a script. For others, you make it up as you go along.

04/21/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Business Suits For Returning Military Veterans

“Suiting Warriors” collects business clothing for military veterans, particularly those from the post-9/11 wars.

04/14/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Fresh Breezes From Atlantic City

We’ve been crawling toward spring for what seems like weeks now, so if you’re looking for some new and different things to do, Atlantic City says, “Hey, don’t forget about us!”

04/07/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Spreads Through The City

Even the Phillies are getting in on the fun, there will be a Science Day at the Ballpark.

03/29/2013

Positively Philadelphia: The Fairmount Water Works

The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is debuting a new event, “Culture and Conversation,” and you’re invited.

03/24/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Fairmount Park’s ”Little Jewels”

“We have about twelve of them left at this point, and we guard them very carefully,” notes Lucy Strackhouse of the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust.

03/17/2013

Positively Philadelphia: A Science Fair, But Strictly Business

It’s like the Auto Show or the Flower Show, but for scientists!

03/10/2013

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Couple’s Amazing Art Collection

Philadelphia art collectors Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz have amassed an an impressive collection of “outsider” art which is being prepared for exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

03/03/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Alan Segal and His Jazz Sanctuary

Sometimes great things can come out of near tragedies.

02/17/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…

02/10/2013

Positively Philadelphia: The DoGooder Awards!

The awards are a chance for small nonprofit organizations to strut their stuff on video — and get some real help in the process.

02/03/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Ben Franklin, Full of Surprises!

“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.

01/27/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Orchestra Concert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

The concert begins at 4pm on MLK Day at Martin Luther King High School, and the orchestra’s new music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will be there.

01/20/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Mingling Fun with Philanthropy

“Fuel the Cure” is a Philadelphia-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that connects young professionals while at the same time raising money for charitable organizations.

01/13/2013

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