Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Beginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed “Park on the Parkway,” featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.
A new Old City spot has munchies with a Philly twist, and a center city ice cream parlor features flavors you invent yourself. Also, a new farmer’s market on the Ben Franklin Parkway.
It was all for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual “City in Bloom” event.
Thousands celebrated Mother’s Day in Philadelphia at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
“The old family court building on Logan Circle would make an ideal small hotel,” says the mayor’s commerce director, Alan Greenberger.
Last year’s two-day “Made in America” festival during the Labor Day weekend drew thousands, and according to city officials provided a big boost to the local economy with hotel and restaurant bookings.
Mayor Michael Nutter vows to work for the return of professional cycling to Philadelphia next year despite this year’s cancellation of a race held in the city for almost three decades.
A truck stuck underneath an overpass near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia is snarling traffic.
The light show, “Open Air” drew 17,000 people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before it closed, last month.
The driver was not hurt and alcohol did not play a role. Police have notified Fairmount Park and city officials of some damage to the fountain.
Experts say migrating birds are sensitive to lights in the night sky.
One national media watcher says the impact of the two-day concert was actually not very big for Philadelphia’s image — though that could change later.
As stages and equipment from the Made in America music festival are packed up, the open areas around the Art Museum have taken a beating.
Organizers are expecting 50,000 people to fill the Ben Franklin Parkway each day Saturday and Sunday.
More than a hundred stage hands have been working for the past several days to assemble two stages and VIP tents in preparation for Jay-Z’s Labor Day weekend event.