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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter giving one of many high-fives to those running in the Rothman 8k.  (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Off And Running With 8K Race Along 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.

11/16/2013

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Thousands Gather For Puerto Rican Day Parade In Philadelphia

Crowds gathered on Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sunday for the 51st Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

09/29/2013

Jay-Z on stage Saturday night

Guide To The 2013 Made In America Festival

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.

08/26/2013

Made In America Festival - Preparation

Parkway Museums Anticipate Drop In Attendance During Made In America Concert

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.

08/13/2013

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

City Officials Vow Smoother Experience For Second “Made In America” Concert

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.

08/12/2013

The remaining Franklin Institute hawk fledgling, recovering at the Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. (credit:  Molly Daly)

Franklin Institute Red-Tailed Hawk On The Mend

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.

08/11/2013

(Argentine tango at the Free Library Of Philadelphia. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Library Patrons Get Surprise Treat From Members Of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango

Folks at the Free Library of Philadelphia were treated to some surprise performances by members of Dance Philadelphia Argentine Tango.

07/20/2013

(credit: CBS3)

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

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘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

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

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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