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Mummers

City Life

Meet the Woman Inside the Giant Poop at the Mummers Parade

We had the Mummers Parade on all day at my house on Sunday, from the lousy acts at the beginning all the way through the […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Wawa Welcome America Parade to Have First LGBT Float

The LGBT float for the Wawa Welcome Forth of July Parade will include Mummers, local drag queens, and community leaders. It’s been roughly 10 years […]

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Mummers String Band Launches GoFundMe for New Home

It’s been years since the Overbrook String Band has had a permanent home, but the historic Mummers group is trying to change that with a […]

Finnegans New Years Brigade 2016
City Life

How to Deal With the Mummers: 4 Steps Inspired by Your Racist Aunt on Facebook

If you believe the Mummers, things will be different next year. In a press release issued Sunday, parade organizers condemned this year’s antics — including […]

Citified

Insider: Kenney Can Reform the Mummers — Legally

(Editor’s Note: This is an opinion column from a Citified insider.) The Mummers Parade was a national disgrace. Again. Can’t we just ban them, or, at […]

Finnegans New Years Brigade 2016
City

Mummers: We Promise to Clean Up Our Acts Next Year

The Mummers say things are going to change. Several skits sparked outrage at the Mummers Parade this year. This has happened before, and pretty much […]

City

2016 Mummers Parade: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve lived in Philadelphia all of your life, you no doubt know at least a bit about our annual New Year’s Day tradition known […]

City Life

Diversifying New Year’s Day: Inside Philadelphia’s First Puerto Rican Mummers Troupe

Sixteen-year-old Niurka Mojica stands in the center of the circle, a mass of blondish curls piled into a bun and accented with a red flower. […]

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Porngate Investigator Steps Down Over Conflict of Interest

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know today: Porngate investigator Robert Graci stepped down after the Daily News revealed that he once campaigned for […]

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PHL17’s All-Mummers Channel Staying on Air Indefinitely

“That is the fourth Macarena of the New Year,” Steve Highsmith said just after we turned on the TV. It was last December. At happy […]

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PHOTOS: The Costumes, People and Parties at the 2015 Mummers Parade

Philly Mummers clubs continued a time-honored New Year’s Day tradition with their annual year-kickstarting parade on Broad Street. This year they flipped the route and […]

City Life

Mummers: The Best Social Media

The new year brought the new (supposedly improved) Mummers parade. The Fralinger String Band, seen above, captured first place for its futuristic performance. All the […]

City

Someone Stole Froggy Carr’s Costumes

Post by Froggy Carr. With just weeks to go until the Mummers Parade, someone has stolen Froggy Carr’s costumes! (Excellent “Rat steals Frogs costumes” headline, […]

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15 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Philadelphia

Whether you want to party all night, spend a quiet evening enjoying the arts, or have some kiddies in tow, there’s something to do in […]