Ben Franklin Parkway
2,000 runners filled the Ben Franklin Parkway early Saturday morning for the traditional Rothman 8K the day before the big marathon.
Crowds gathered on Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sunday for the 51st Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
The two day music festival is back for a second year, and it’s just as jam-packed as it was in 2012, with 36 acts that will perform on three stages along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
As “Made in America” is set to bring thousands to the Parkway over the holiday weekend, Gail Harrity, CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has a simple message: the museum is open for business.
Less than three weeks before the second “Made In America” concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, promoters and the city have yet to sign a contract — and residents near the venue are worried about repeats of last year’s headaches.
Nearly two weeks ago, the lone surviving fledgling from the Franklin Institute Red-tailed Hawk nest was found injured on the Ben Franklin Parkway and taken to the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in Upper Roxborough. The young raptor appears to be on the mend.
Folks at the Free Library of Philadelphia were treated to some surprise performances by members of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango.
Mayor Michael Nutter expects 600,000 people to show up on the Parkway and more than one million to pass through the various city activities.
This week, America celebrates its Independence Day and Philadelphia celebrates America with a week’s worth of free events for the whole family.
City Council members are worried that this summer’s second Made in America concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway will result in major damage to a nearby ball field. The Nutter Administration says not to worry.
Hundreds of people gathered on the Ben Franklin Parkway Sunday to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
One of Philadelphia’s spiritual and historic institutions, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, has won two ‘Telly Awards.’
Deputy Mayor for environmental and community resources Michael DiBerardinis says recent improvements have been remarkable, including $20 million in streetscape improvements, the new Barnes Foundation, the renovated Rodin Museum, Sister Cities Park and the restored Logan Square.
Due to the race, a number of streets will be closed, with the main areas affected being the inner lanes of the Ben Franklin Parkway and the 26.2 mile marathon route on Sunday.
Each participant carries an illuminated balloon in one of three colors, so the lights — 4,000 of them – have to be pre-loaded with battery packs.