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Ben Franklin Parkway

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City Prepares For Large Crowds As Fourth of July Celebration Begins In Philadelphia

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.

07/03/2013

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‘Welcome America’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

This week, America celebrates its Independence Day and Philadelphia celebrates America with a week’s worth of free events for the whole family.

07/01/2013

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Concerns Raised Over Damage Done To Field During Made In America

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.

06/23/2013

holocasut remeberance day

Hundreds Gather To Remember The Horrors Of The Holocaust

Hundreds of people gathered on the Ben Franklin Parkway Sunday to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

04/07/2013

The Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul is honored with a Silver  and Bronze Telly Award. (credit: Steve Tawa)

Cathedral Basilica Of Saints Peter And Paul Honored With Two Telly Awards For Travel And Tourism

One of Philadelphia’s spiritual and historic institutions, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, has won two ‘Telly Awards.’

02/18/2013

Eakins Oval, in its current configuration, is used as a parking
lot for Art Museum visitors. (Credit: Plan Philly)

Plan For Ben Franklin Parkway Envisions ‘More Park, Less Way’

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.

02/04/2013

Philadelphia Marathon (credit: visitphilly.com)

Getting Around During Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

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.

11/14/2012

light the night

Volunteers Prepare For ‘Light The Night’ Walk

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.

10/20/2012

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Local Organization Welcomes Philly College Students

Philadelphia’s college students got a warm welcome Saturday afternoon along the Ben Franklin Parkway for Campus Philly’s annual College Day

09/29/2012

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Police: Graduate Student Raped On Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The Ben Franklin Parkway, gateway to Center City along with art and cultural centers, was the scene of a vicious crime early Wednesday morning.

09/26/2012

Last year's Made in America Day 1 (Credit: Melony Roy)

Made In America Shines Positive Light On Philadelphia

The Ben Franklin Parkway is the focus of the music world this weekend as Jay-Z and friends rock the Art Museum steps with Made in America.

09/01/2012

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Security Issues Surface Hours Before Made In America Festival

In the first-of-its-kind Made in America Music Festival up to 50,000 people packed the Ben Franklin Parkway, but over the last 24 hours, police have scaled back the number of officers.

09/01/2012

Made In America - Day 1

Made In America Festival Underway

The two-day music festival is taking over the parkway and putting Philadelphia at the center of the music universe.

09/01/2012

Made In America Festival - Preparation

Possible Positive Economic Impact From Made In America

The true economic impact of the Made In America concert won’t be known for a few weeks, but the concert is already proving profitable for hotels in the city.

09/01/2012

Rapper Jay-Z. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Your Guide To Philadelphia’s ‘Made In America’ Festival

This Labor Day weekend, Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Music Festival will take over Fairmount Park right here in Philadelphia! Here’s your guide to the two-day event.

08/30/2012

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