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Things to Do

10 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Philadelphia

On June 19th, 1865, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to free the country’s remaining […]

mercer museum Henry Mercer
Things to Do

Worth the Drive: Visiting Henry Mercer’s Bucks County Masterpieces

It’s a rare Bucks County schoolkid who hasn’t gawked at the interior of the Mercer Museum in amazement. Who on earth assembled all this stuff? […]

philadelphia foods
Foobooz

Eight Foods You Don’t Know About Unless You’re From Philly

In our buy-local day and age, it’s hardly surprising that regional specialties have become all the fashion. From Native American Three Sisters recipes to New […]

City Life

Permits, Parking and Kiddie Pools: How to Throw a Raging Philly Block Party This Year

The first mention of the phrase “block party” in the pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer didn’t come until 1902. Once Philly discovered the block party, […]

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Things to Do

20 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in Philadelphia

After a nearly 14-month-long pandemic, which limited indoor and outdoor gatherings alike, restrictions are beginning to ease — just in time to celebrate Pride Month. […]

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Be Well Philly

The 8 Best Facial Treatments to Get in Philly After Wearing a Mask All Year Long

OMG Breakout: Skin House Facial Bar This new 50-minute treatment uses deep cleaning and gentle exfoliation to clear congested pores, reduce inflammation, and minimize future […]

covid vaccine perks
City Life

Got Your COVID-19 Vaccine? These Are the Freebies and Perks Around Philly You Should Know About

Beer, donuts, gift cards and more! Businesses and health experts around Philadelphia have been ramping up efforts to incentivize residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine […]

Things to Do

6 Places to Watch Spectacular Philadelphia Sunsets

A few days back, there was a spectacular sunset in Philadelphia, and my timeline filled with brilliantly colored photos. There’s something magical about catching the […]

Classic philly bakeries
Foobooz

These Are the Must-Try Treats at Six Old-School Philly Bakeries

Philadelphians, um, like to eat. That’s hardly news here in the land of cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and soft-shell crabs. But in a world that seems […]

philly picnic foods
Foobooz

8 Must-Have Takeout Foods to Include in Your Perfect Philly Picnic

Barn Cat Cheese from Conscious Cultures Creamery A bloomy vegan blue that will make you reexamine all your vegan cheese opinions. Lemonade from Micah’s Mixx […]

apple trees
Be Well Philly

Six Fruit Trees and Plants That Will Thrive in Your Philly Rowhouse Garden

One of the first things my daughter and her husband did when they bought a house in 2016 was plant an apple tree. It was […]

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Property

Living in Media: A Neighborhood Guide

A Trolley Runs Through it Media may be one of the last suburbs in America to have a Main Street with a trolley. And that […]

sound of philadelphia playlist
City Life

The 10 Essential Sound of Philadelphia Songs Everyone Should Know

Hit play, then go check out our oral history of the Sound of Philadelphia, in which Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, with friends and collaborators […]

Things to Do

Nine Great Spots For Bird-Watching in Philly and the ’Burbs

Sure, you can just glance out your back window and see birds; that’s part of their charm. But why not up your odds of glimpsing […]

Things to Do

11 Places to See Cherry Blossoms and Other Flowering Trees in Philadelphia

You don’t have to live in Washington, D.C. to experience the wonder of cherry blossoms. In 1926 Japan gifted 1,600 cherry trees to Philadelphia for […]