Independence Mall

( File photo by Syma Chowdhry)

Ticketing System Being Explored For Pope Francis’ Speech At Independence Hall

With safety and security key priorities, the Archdiocese says it’s in discussions with the U.S. Secret Service, the National Park Service, and the City of Philadelphia to explore the possibility of a ticketing system for the Pope’s speech at Independence Mall.

08/06/2015

Thousands are in Old City to celebrate Independence Day. (Credit: David Spunt)

Philly Pops Play Free Concert To Celebrate July 4th In Old City

Thousands from across the world sat on Independence Mall Friday evening to celebrate the holiday weekend.

07/03/2015

(Pam Norton, of Pound Cake Heaven, arranges products at her food stand during the Liberty Block Party, on Independence Mall.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

Pre-4th Street Fair in Old City Brings Food and Music to Independence Mall

The holiday celebrations are underway in the Old City section of Philadelphia, where the “Liberty Block Party” runs until 8:30pm tonight.

07/03/2015

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

The Nation’s Birthplace Revs Up Once Again For America’s Birthday

Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.

07/03/2015

Mayor Michael Nutter is flanked by World Meeting of Families' executive director Donna Farrell and president Bob Ciaruffoli as the pope's expected visit to Independence Mall is discussed.  Photo by Steve Tawa

City and Church Leaders Note Significance of Pope’s Independence Hall Stop

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.

06/30/2015

(A woman holds a rainbow sign in support of same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court.  (Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Hundreds Gather Along Independence Mall For “Love Wins” Rally

Across the country, people are celebrating the Supreme Court decision to uphold and legalize Gay marriage across the country, including right here in Philadelphia.

06/26/2015

Photo credit: Justin Udo

Philly Bike Share Program Off To Early Success In Historic District

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.

06/15/2015

Independence Hall File Photo (Credit: John McDevitt)

KYW Flashback: Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of The United States Constitution In Philadelphia

It was the 200th anniversary of the historic gathering to draft a constitution that would define the morals and goals of a new country.

05/27/2015

(Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Freedom Fighters Remembered, History Lessons Taught On Independence Mall

Memorial Day is the time to remember those who died defending our freedom, including those who served in our nation’s very first Army.

05/23/2015

(A visitor to the National Museum of American Jewish History views Richard Avedon's portrait of Allen Ginsberg and his family.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon Photography

The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

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.

04/22/2015

(Independence Mall. File photo by Jim Melwert)

ONLY A DRILL: Philadelphia Police Hold Training Exercise Tonight In Old City

The police department says the exercise will start about 5pm in the area of 6th and Market Streets, and will run till about 9pm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

KYW Newsradio Joins CBS 3 at the Broadcast Center in 2014 (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

KYW Flashback: Newsradio Goes On The Move…Again And Again

If KYW Newsradio moves its studios to a new Philadelphia location — it must be March.

03/13/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

Opera Philadelphia's performance of the Barber of Seville played on two large screens on Independence Mall. (Credit: Justin Udo)

Thousands Converge On Independence Mall For Night Of Opera

Folks packed onto Independence Mall to watch Opera Philadelphia’s performance of the Barber of Seville Saturday.

09/27/2014

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