There’s only one more week to go before 2018!

Before you get ready to ring in the new year, take a minute to check out these five moments from the past seven days!

1. The Mayor took questions in his monthly #AskKenney Twitter Chat.

Every month, Mayor Kenney takes questions from Philadelphians on Twitter; this month, he took questions about education, tax policy, criminal justice policy, and whether or not he’s ever been sledding down the Art Museum steps (he hasn’t).

2. Mayor Kenney attended the grand reopening of Lovett Library in Mt. Airy.

The updated Free Library location is now accessible for Philadelphians living with disabilities and features a computer bar, a children’s library, and a covered porch for outdoor events.

3. Mayor Kenney joined Philadelphians and Governor Tom Wolf as the governor vetoed SB3 at City Hall.

A severely restrictive reproductive rights bill, SB3 would ban abortion after 20 weeks with no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Governor Wolf has been a great defender of our city and, there is no legislation more out of touch with our values than…

Posted by Mayor Jim Kenney on Monday, December 18, 2017

4. The City lit up Boathouse Row to celebrate Christmas.

Through December 25, Boathouse Row will twinkle to observe Christmas; the City is observing Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, too, by lighting up the iconic landmark.

From now until December 25, Boathouse Row will twinkle in red, green, silver, and gold to celebrate Christmas! At the top of every hour after 6 p.m., the lights will display a 5-minute light show, too.

Posted by City of Philadelphia Government on Thursday, December 21, 2017

5. Buddy the Elf returned.

Mayor Kenney returned as Buddy the Elf, spreading good cheer in Franklin Square and Burke Playground — he even answered some press questions, too!

Be kind to people! Always look for the best in them and not the worst.

Posted by Mayor Jim Kenney on Friday, December 22, 2017