New Year’s Day

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Wind Backs Off, But Chilly Temperatures Stick Around Tomorrow

A brisk and cold start to the New Year on Thursday, but temperatures were actually right on target for early January, the average high is 41 and we actually surpassed that today.

01/01/2015

(The South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade performs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Newest New Year’s Extravaganzas, Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Don’t Disappoint

Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.

01/01/2015

(A class at Sweat Fitness, in Old City.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

At the Local Gyms, New Year’s Resolvers Already Raising a Sweat

Some folks are getting right on those New Year’s resolutions to get fit this year. But how long will their resolve last?

01/01/2015

(The 2015 Mummers' Parade gets under way outside Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Adjusting Tradition, Mummers Strutting DOWN Broad Street For 2015 Parade

This year the parade begins at 15th and Market Streets in center city and ends at Broad and Washington Avenue, with performance stops at Sansom and Carpenter Streets.

01/01/2015

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First Baby Of 2015? It’s A Secret In Many Places

Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.

12/31/2014

(Members of the Downtowners Fancy Brigade work to complete costumes and props for New Year's Day.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Working Feverishly Toward Thursday’s Show

It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

(John Niewinski III and his son, John IV, in front of Fralinger's clubhouse.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tradition Merging With New Aspects for 2015 Mummers’ Parade

As clubs look for the next generation of mummers, some modifications are being made to the annual New Year’s Day parade to serve a number of needs.

12/29/2014

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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?

11/10/2014

Fralinger String Band struts up Broad Street. (credit Pat Loeb)

114th Annual Mummers Parade Struts Up Broad Street

Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.

01/01/2014

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Practice Makes Perfect For Mummers Parade Performers

On the first morning hours of 2014, the Quaker City String Band’s clubhouse came to life.

01/01/2014

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Authorities: At Least 3 Hurt In NJ Hotel Shooting

Authorities say at least three people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a southern New Jersey hotel in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.

01/01/2014

Spartans perform at Pennsylvania Convention Center. (credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Host Final Practices Before New Year’s Day Indoor Shows

Each club gets four minutes and 30 seconds to put on a theatrical production.

12/31/2013

(Major setup begins for the New Year's Day performances by mummers' fancy brigades at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Begin Convention Center Setup

The big event will take place on New Year’s Day.

12/26/2013

(Mummers perform at the mayor's preview annoucement for the New Year's Day parade.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter Says This Year’s Mummers’ Parade Will Be Pride of Philadelphia

“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”

12/20/2013

Fancy Brigades perform inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. (Credit: file photo)

First New Fancy Brigade In 12 Years Joins Mummers Parade

The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.

12/20/2013

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