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News and Updates
Chestnut Street Bridge Closure
Ed Hille - Inquirer Photographer
The Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill is closing next week, and it won't be open to traffic again for a year.
The bridge needs repairs, including repairing and repainting the
steel superstructure and replacing the deck. The structure also will be
upgraded with a bike lane, wider sidewalks, and decorative railings.
The long-postponed Pine and Spruce Repaving, Painting and Bike Lane Switch is Happening
This is the newly repaved Pine Street, everyone in their lane and
traffic moving smoothly (for now). Isn't it beautiful? No potholes,
clean and clearly marked lanes.
Spruce Street at our end of town is another matter because of
much-despised utility coordination. The 1500 block of Spruce Street is
scheduled to be complete by September 7, 2019, and the four blocks
between 18th and 21st Street will take longer. Please click or tap here for detailed information in the City's press release.
7th annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival
Organized by Ching Yun Hu, center city concert pianist, offers musical events every day, Friday August 2 to Sunday, August 11. For tickets and more information, go to: https://pypa.info/ Young artists concerts on August 6 and 8 are free. Friday, August 2, 7:30, Ching Yun Hu will perform the opening concert at the Kimmel Center. From Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, August 11, all events will be held at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street.
"Sounds of the Revolution" Series of Free Musical Performances, Saturdays thru August 17
Every Saturday through August 17 starting at 11 a.m., the Museum of the American Revolution will host Sounds of the Revolution, a series of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations inside the Museum and on the outdoor plaza. Includes African Drumming, Fife & Drum, Gourd Banjos and More! For details please go to: http://www.amrevmuseum.org/events
Jazz artists at PCI
artists will perform every Monday in August at 6:30 p.m. downstairs in
the Community Room at the Philadelphia City Institute Library on
Rittenhouse Square, 1905 Locust St. Free and open to the public. (No
Free Movie Night on The Schuylkill: "A League of Their Own", Thurs, August 22
A League of Their Own (rated PG) begins at dusk about 8pm. Movie
location is East (Center City) side of the Schuylkill River, just north
of the Walnut Street Bridge. Bring your friends, blanket and picnic
basket. Free pre-movie raffle for gift cards from Philadelphia Runner
and Saxbys. Snacks and beverages will be available on a first-come,
first-served basis. This is just one of the many programs created by the
Schuylkill River Development Corporation.
Naudain Art Collaborative Call for Artists
Naudain Art Collaborative (NAC), a group of artists in the Fitler Square area, is now accepting entries for its First Juried Community Exhibition to be held on November 2 and 3, 2019 from 12 noon to 6 pm. Center
city artists age 18 and older are invited to submit entries no later
than Saturday, September 7. For rules and requirements, please go to
a Riverboat Tour on the Schuylkill River on select Thursdays,
Saturdays, and Sundays from June through October. One-hour Secrets of
the Schuylkill Tours and three-hour Boat to Bartram's Garden Tours.