Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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World Meeting Of Families Hires Major Events Company To Produce Papal Events On The Parkway

ESM Productions led by Scott Mirkin will be responsible for the Saturday, Sept. 26 Festival of Families, which will include an appearance by the Pope, and the Pontiff’s Sunday, Sept. 27 mass in front of the Art Museum.

04/12/2015

The Future Sensations exhibition in Shanghai, China in January 2015. (Photo credit: Saint-Gobain Corporation)

Futuristic Global Exhibition To Make Its Only U.S. Tour Stop At The Oval In Philadelphia

Philadelphia will be the only tour stop in North America for Saint-Gobain’s traveling exhibit, “Future Sensations.”

04/08/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(This sign, at the corner of 20th and Winter Streets, would be replaced with a digital version under the Franklin Institute's plan.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle

“It’s only six by ten,” the museum’s attorney says. “It’s an accessory sign — it’s not outdoor advertising.” Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Hear Philly: See All Of Philly’s Top Sites, Holiday Attractions In A PHLASH

Designed as a continuous loop, Philly PHLASH allows riders to hop on and off at 20 stops, either right in front of or within steps of the city’s most popular sites.

12/15/2014

(Mayor Nutter meets with Pope Francis during a March 2014 trip to Rome with Gov. Corbett and Archbishop Chaput. Credit: CBS3)

2 Million Could Turn Out For Pope In Philadelphia

The pope plans to attend a World Meeting of Families event in late September and lead an outdoor Mass.

11/24/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ceremony Marks Day When Phila. Memorial To Black American Vets was Relocated from ‘Back of the Bus’

For 60 years, the memorial sat in an obscure location in Fairmount Park. Twenty years ago, it was relocated to Logan Square, near the Franklin Institute.

11/11/2014

(Exhibit curator Avis Berman, in orange blouse, describes some of the works in the current Glackens show at the Barnes.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Museum Showcases Works of William Glackens, Albert Barnes’ Friend and Art Mentor

A lifelong friend of Dr. Albert Barnes is having his own moment in the limelight at the Barnes Foundation, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

11/04/2014

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Ticket Holders Get The Weekend Started At Made In America

There are 4 stages at Philadelphia’s “Made in America” music festival. Ticket holders say the price of admission will be well worth it, and they’re looking forward to the eclectic mix of performances.

08/30/2014

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

City Officials Undecided Where Pope Francis Would Appear If He Visits Philadelphia

If the pontiff does come, an appearance on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is not a certainty.

07/28/2014

(Nicki Minaj.  File photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Getty Images)

Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

(The concert stage is set up in front of the art museum for Friday's "Welcome America" festivities on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

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Top Fourth Of July Parties In Philadelphia

Here are some of the best Independence Day parties in and around Philly.

06/26/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

Benedict Leca of the  Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario and Judith Dolkart of the Barnes, with one of many Cézanne paintings featuring human skulls.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Cézanne, Showcased at the Barnes

Apples and human skulls (!) are featured in the still lifes of Paul Cézanne, in a new exhibition opening June 22nd at the Barnes Foundation.

06/15/2014

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