Thousands from across the world sat on Independence Mall Friday evening to celebrate the holiday weekend.
The holiday celebrations are underway in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where the “Liberty Block Party” runs until 8:30pm tonight.
Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.
With Independence Hall as a backdrop, the pontiff is expected to reach out to the anticipated 30,000-50,000 spectators to talk about immigration issues.
Across the country, people are celebrating the Supreme Court decision to uphold and legalize Gay marriage across the country, including right here in Philadelphia.
The mayor’s office of transportation and utilities said the numbers show Indigo bike stations near Independence Mall are some of the busiest in the city.
It was the 200th anniversary of the historic gathering to draft a constitution that would define the morals and goals of a new country.
Memorial Day is the time to remember those who died defending our freedom, including those who served in our nation’s very first Army.
The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.
Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.
The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.
If KYW Newsradio moves its studios to a new Philadelphia location — it must be March.
A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.
Folks packed onto Independence Mall to watch Opera Philadelphia’s performance of the Barber of Seville Saturday.
Peace Day, as established by the United Nations, is September 21. In Philadelphia there’s a week of lectures, service projects and concerts leading up to next Sunday.