Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Latin Jazz Night At The Oval

Hear Philly: Family Fun And Wellness Returns To The Oval This Summer

This year’s summer series is different from previous years. In 2015, The Oval will be featuring artwork on the parkway by Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn of Baltimore.

07/07/2015

The Roots perform at Party on the Parkway. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Thousands Spend July 4th On The Parkway For ‘Country’s Largest Free Concert’

Thousands flocked to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday to enjoy the Philly 4th of July Jam.

07/04/2015

(credit: JEFF HAYNES/Getty Images)

Top Fourth Of July Events In Philadelphia

When it comes to celebrating the 4th of July, there is simply no place in the entire country that is better qualified to throw this nationwide party.

06/27/2015

(Mayor Nutter greets Saint-Gobain CEO John Crowe, left, on terrace of Musuem of Art during a press conference about an upcoming exhibit on Eakins Oval, behind them.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Company Celebrates 350 Years of Manufacturing With Philadelphia Exhibition

Saint-Gobain has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, soon to relocate in Malvern.

05/21/2015

(credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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

(credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)

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

(Credit: John McDevitt)

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

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