Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Open Air was a recipient of funding from the Knight Arts Challenge. (Credit: OpenAirPhilly.net)

Messages From ‘Open Air’ Light Show Archived

The light show, “Open Air” drew 17,000 people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before it closed, last month.

11/24/2012

car in eakins oval fountain

Speeding Driver Ends Up In Eakins Oval Fountain In Center City

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.

10/14/2012

(A rendering of what "Open Air," by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, will look like in operation along the Ben Franklin Parkway.  Image provided)

Nighttime Light Show During Philly Arts Fest Raises Bird Migration Concerns

Experts say migrating birds are sensitive to lights in the night sky.

09/07/2012

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Philadelphia Image Sees Little Short-Term Boost From ‘Made in America’ Fest

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.

09/04/2012

The grass near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is torn up in the wake of heavy equipment that removed the stage after Jay Z's Made in America festival. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Made In America Clears Out, Art Museum Area Torn Up

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.

09/04/2012

Made In America Festival - Preparation

Philly Celebrates Made In America Festival On The Parkway

Organizers are expecting 50,000 people to fill the Ben Franklin Parkway each day Saturday and Sunday.

09/01/2012

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Final Preparations Underway For Made In America Festival

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.

08/31/2012

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Local United Way To Benefit From Made In America Festival

This weekend’s “Made in America” concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia could translate into some big dollars for the local United Way.

08/31/2012

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SEPTA To Enhance Service For ‘Made In America’ Concert

With the Made in America concert right around the corner, SEPTA has announced it will enhance a number of services over the Labor Day weekend to support the large crowds.

08/29/2012

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. (credit: John McDevitt)

Nutter: Made In America Music Fest A Cost-Sharing Event

It may be weeks until the city knows how much it will cost to put on this weekend’s Made In America Music festival along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

08/28/2012

(Stage construction for Jay-Z's "Made in America" concert in 2012.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Streets Closed, Museums Open During Jay Z’s Music Festival

The two-day Made in America music festival is this weekend. There will be a number of streets that will be closed but opened will be the museums, with one exception.

08/27/2012

centercity shooting

Police Open Fire On Shooting Suspect In Center City

Philadelphia Police opened fire on a shooting suspect in Center City Wednesday night, after they say he pulled a gun on them.

07/04/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Mayor Nutter Outlines Traffic, Safety Plans For Fourth Of July

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter warns drivers to stay away from the Art Museum area on July 4th, and encourages folks to get there using public transportation instead.

06/29/2012

(Photos by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s July 4th Festivities Begin To Take Shape

Some of the events have been announced for this year’s “Welcome America” celebration, during the days surrounding America’s birthday on July 4th.

06/06/2012

(File photo of Schuylkill Expressway by Paul Gluck)

Bike Race, Roots Picnic, Phillies Make For A Busy Day On Roads Downtown

The Philadelphia International Cycling Championship and other events across town are causing a number of road closures and SEPTA detours today.

06/03/2012

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