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News and Updates
Philadelphia City Institute Library Lift Project: What'sUp?
Freyd, President of Friends of Philadelphia City Institute, and Susan
Gould, Assistant Vice President of Development of the Free Library of
Philadelphia Foundation, report progress towards the installation of a
lift in the library on Rittenhouse Square. As of August 2019, the
fund-raising drive collected donations of $377,000 and an expected gift
will bring the total to $387,000. The bidding process has begun and is
proceeding slowly. Jim Pecora, the Vice President of Property Management
for the Free Library of Philadelphia is in charge of this phase of the
process and is currently seeking a second round of contractors to bid.
Closet, a program of the Jewish Family and Children's Service of
Greater Philadelphia, is in need of select clothing donations:
Women's clothing (L, XL and Plus)
Men's casual pants (All sizes)
Men's shirts (Small, XL and Plus)
Men's shorts and sweatshirts/hoodies (XL & Plus)
Men's shoes (All Sizes)
Center City Drop Off: Congregation Rodeph Shalom Synagogue
615 N. Broad St. (between Green and Mt. Vernon Streets.)
Bug Fest at The Academy of Natural Sciences - August 10th & 11th
The Academy of Natural Sciences will be
hosting a two-day event with the focal point on Insects on Saturday
August 10th and Sunday August 11th. Throughout the festival, you will be
able to have discussions about bugs with scientists, see insect
specimens, bug shows, and even enjoy some bug snacks. For more information and tickets, click here.
Down By the Riverside! Thursday, August 22
Riverboat Tour departs promptly at 7pm
Tours depart from the Walnut Street Dock, located under the Walnut Street Bridge on the east bank of the Schuylkill River.
a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past,
present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and
history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's
Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st
century skyscrapers. The boat is covered, so the tour goes on rain or
shine, unless in extreme weather.
tour is open to the public. Stop by the Welcome Table at the back of
the Church of the Holy Communion on Rittenhouse Sq. after Sunday worship
services to buy a ticket. Deadline is Sunday, August 11 to receive the special rate ($18/adult and $8/child under 12).
Cash or check reserves your spot on the boat. (Scholarships available -
please see our Rectors The Revs. Rachel or John Gardner.) Please
contact Sally Griffith, Vestry Member or Soozung Rankin, Program Director with questions.
"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.