Eakins Oval

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Free Sensory Journey Through Arts and Sciences Offered On Eakins Oval

Saint-Gobain’s “Future Sensations” exhibit features five pavilions with each focusing on a sensory experience, like sight and sounds.

05/30/2015

(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

Cara Ferrentino gives residents in Fairmount an in-depth look at the new bike share program. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Bike Share Program Begins In April

Mayor Michael Nutter says the system will launch at noon on April 23rd with an event at Eakins Oval featuring music, brief remarks and a ceremonial ride.

03/30/2015

(A car makes its way along Martin Luther King Drive on November 7th, 2014.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drivers Urged To Plan Routes Around Weekend-Long Closure of MLK Drive

The temporary closure is designed to allow city Streets Department crews to safely make repairs to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, and walls along MLK Drive.

11/07/2014

Pat Lavelle, left, looks at AIDS quilt. (credit: Tim Jimemez)

Thousands Gather For 28th Annual AIDS Walk Philly

10,000 people took to the Philadelphia Art Museum area this morning for the 28th annual AIDS Walk Philly 5-K.

10/19/2014

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‘Made In America’ Clean-up Continues Overnight

It looks as if cleanup will finish on schedule, with roads expected to reopen by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

09/01/2014

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‘Made In America’ Forces Detours Throughout Center City

Preperations for the weekend event are well underway as crews continue to set up for the giant concert.

08/29/2014

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Bacon Lovers Flock To Eakins Oval For Second Annual Baconfest In Philadelphia

From bacon-coated donuts, to your typical bacon cheese burger, there was no shortage of options for a familiar favorite, or something a little bit different.

08/01/2014

24-year-old Trayvon Henderson went missing Friday night during the Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway.  (credit: Philadelphia Police)

UPDATE: Philadelphia Police Locate Missing Mentally Challenged Man

Philadelphia police say a young, mentally challenged man from Dauphin County who went missing Friday night during the Welcome America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway has been found.

07/05/2014

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24th Annual Race For The Cure Wraps Up At Art Museum

While many are celebrating the wonderful mother’s in their lives, there is another celebration of sorts, that took place at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

05/11/2014

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Philly Tech Week Opens Celebration of Region’s Vibrant Tech Community

Philly Tech Week kicks off Friday with nearly 150 different things to do.

04/04/2014

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Thousands Take Part In Philly’s First ‘Love Run’

Those who love to run got a chance to participate in an event on Sunday with the perfect name: The Love Run!

03/30/2014

Ben Franklin Parkway (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Road Closures, Delays Expected For Sunday’s Greek Independence Day Parade

The parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 23rd at 1 p.m.

03/22/2014

(Artist's rendering of the beach-like area of The Oval.  Image provided)

Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For Summer

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.

07/03/2013

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

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