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Positively Philadelphia: The Italian Market Festival Returns

The Italian Market Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. But this year, the huge block party offers something new.

05/11/2014

Positively Philadelphia: Local Woman Uses World Experiences To Improve Philadelphia Organization

She grew up in this area, went to college here and now Wendy Voet is the new executive director of WOMEN’S WAY.

04/20/2014

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Returns

From Sharknado cocktails to clothes of the futrure, there are many events at Philadelphia’s Science Festival that begins later this month.

04/13/2014

Positively Philadelphia: Weekly Storytime at the Free Library

“We have wonderful storytelling featuring brand new picture books, favorite classics,” says the librarian, Miss Margaret.

01/19/2014

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Fun Continues

The Winter Garden, The Lodge (pop-up restaurant), and the skating rink are all in operation throughout the winter.

01/12/2014

Positively Philadelphia: The Ritz-Carlton’s Festival of Trees

It’s a collection of trees designed and decorated by different groups around the area, on display in the hotel’s historic rotunda lobby.

12/08/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Market’

The weekend of December 7th and 8th, the Pennsylvania Ballet will operate a holiday marketplace in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

11/24/2013

Positively Philadelphia: From Her Wheelchair, Rising To Lead

Lauren DeBruicker has just been elected to head the board of directors of Inglis, making her the first board chair in its 136-year history who is a wheelchair user.

11/10/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

Positively Philadelphia: Hijinks With The Sphinx

The Penn Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Philadelphia of a 15-ton Egyptian treasure.

10/06/2013

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

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