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Lauren Lipton

The Italian Market Festival includes lots of traditional foods (left and right photos of 2013 festival by John McDevitt), and a halfball tournament (file photo provided).

Positively Philadelphia: The Italian Market Festival Returns

The Italian Market Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th. But this year, the huge block party offers something new.

05/11/2014

(A moment from Gale LaJoye's "Snowflakes," one of the scheduled performances at the Philadelphia International Children's Festival.  Used with permission)

Positively Philadelphia:   Children’s Festival of Live Theatre

The 30th birthday celebration of the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival starts this Wednesday in University City, so get ready for some fun!

04/27/2014

Wendy Voet, new executive director of WOMEN'S WAY. (Photo Provided by Relief Communications)

Positively Philadelphia: Local Woman Uses World Experiences To Improve Philadelphia Organization

She grew up in this area, went to college here and now Wendy Voet is the new executive director of WOMEN’S WAY.

04/20/2014

(Photo provided by Philadelphia Science Festival)

Positively Philadelphia: Science Festival Returns

From Sharknado cocktails to clothes of the futrure, there are many events at Philadelphia’s Science Festival that begins later this month.

04/13/2014

(Librarian "Miss Margaret," in hat at far right, conducts games and tells stories at the Independence branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Weekly Storytime at the Free Library

“We have wonderful storytelling featuring brand new picture books, favorite classics,” says the librarian, Miss Margaret.

01/19/2014

(Photo by Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Positively Philadelphia: Delaware Riverfront Fun Continues

The Winter Garden, The Lodge (pop-up restaurant), and the skating rink are all in operation throughout the winter.

01/12/2014

(The rotunda of the Please Touch Museum, in Fairmount Park, which hosts a noontime New Year's Eve celebration.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Please Touch Museum’s New Year Countdown

“Sometimes little ones — and sometimes adults — can’t make it ’til 12 midnight,” explains a museum spokeswoman.

12/22/2013

Mary Jo Gallagher of Greystone Interiors works on her tree in the Ritz-Carlton lobby.  Photo provided by Jimmy Contreras.

Positively Philadelphia: The Ritz-Carlton’s Festival of Trees

It’s a collection of trees designed and decorated by different groups around the area, on display in the hotel’s historic rotunda lobby.

12/08/2013

(A Pennsylvania Ballet production of "The Nutcracker."  File photo by Alexander Iziliaev, provided by Pa. Ballet)

Positively Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker Market’

The weekend of December 7th and 8th, the Pennsylvania Ballet will operate a holiday marketplace in the lobby of the Kimmel Center.

11/24/2013

(Credit: Inglis)

Positively Philadelphia: From Her Wheelchair, Rising To Lead

Lauren DeBruicker has just been elected to head the board of directors of Inglis, making her the first board chair in its 136-year history who is a wheelchair user.

11/10/2013

(Paul Strand, "Place to Meet, Luzzara, Italy," 1953. Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Museum’s 2014 Season

This year the Philadelphia Museum of Art is having one smash exhibit after another, and 2014 will be just as exciting.

10/27/2013

(PHS president Drew Becher, in file photo.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Insider Peek at Next Year’s Flower Show

“Flower Show is going to be ‘Articulture,’ and it’s the celebration of art and horticulture together,” says Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

10/13/2013

(Dr. David Silverman with the sphinx at the Penn Museum.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Hijinks With The Sphinx

The Penn Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival in Philadelphia of a 15-ton Egyptian treasure.

10/06/2013

(Jessie shows off her creation at the Magic Gardens, on South Street.  Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Artmaking at Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens

On the second Sunday of each month, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens holds”Family Jams,” a chance for kids (and even some adults) to make their own magic.

09/29/2013

(Delancey Place, in the Society Hill section of the city.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City’s Small, Hidden Streets

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.

09/22/2013

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