This year saw a Philadelphia Eagles Superbowl championship, the City taking back local control of the school district, a groundbreaking on the Rebuild Initiative, and much more.
Here are our favorite photos from 2018!
Mayor Kenney, City officials, representatives from Project Home and SEPTA, and Jon Bon Jovi cut the ribbon for the opening of Hub of Hope on January 30.
Swoop and the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders ride around City Hall during the Super Bowl championship parade on February 8.
Mayor Kenney celebrates Read Across America Week by reading Dr. Seuss classic “Green Eggs and Ham” at John Hancock Demonstration School on March 6.
Mayor Kenney speaks to students in former Mayor John Street’s Local Government and Advocacy class at Temple University on March 20.
Sylvester Stallone makes an appearance at the Rocky statute with Mayor Kenney and a Rocky impersonator on April 6.
A student laughs while wearing Mayor Kenney’s glasses during a program at the Free Library on April 17.
Pre-K students stop by Mayor Kenney’s office during a visit to City Hall on May 16.
City officials and other dignitaries cut the ribbon during the grand re-opening of the newly redesigned LOVE Park on May 30.
Children become citizens during a naturalization ceremony on July 4.
A man rides his bike along North Broad Street during the third annual Philly Free Streets on August 11.
A girl laughs at the Phillie Phanatic during the Ring the Bell PHL press conference at Citizens Bank Park on August 15.
Kids participate in the Playstreet program in the Kensington neighborhood on August 22. Playstreets is a Philadelphia Parks and Recreation program that provides resources, like free nutritious meals and sports equipment, for blocks to temporarily shut down during the day and become safe places for kids to play during the summertime.
Mayor Kenney, Board of Education members, and other city and school officials ring the bell for the first day of school at Muñoz-Marín Elementary School on August 27.
Lane Johnson, offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, paves a street during the Paving Showcase on September 11.
Students from Meredith Elementary School celebrate being named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on October 1.
Mayor Kenney and other officials dedicate the Octavius Catto mural at Universal Charter School on October 2.
Mayor Kenney and students from Gideon Elementary School, a community school, take part in Walk to School Day on October 10.
LGBTQ+ couples exchange vows in recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11.
Players and fans of Team Liberia celebrate their victory over Team Ivory Coast in the Philadelphia International Unity Cup Championship on October 13.
Mayor Kenney delivers remarks at the Kensington Avenue Cleanup, a part of the Philadelphia Resilience Project, on November 1. Learn more about the Philadelphia Resilience Project.
Mayor Kenney participates in a Sister Cities cooking class with community school students who traveled to Florence, Italy on November 7.
Mayor Kenney poses with Gritty and the Phillie Phanatic during the Holiday Tree lighting on November 28.
Buddy the Elf and Santa visit Franklin Square on December 12.
Mayor Kenney and other city officials kick off the first Rebuild groundbreaking at Parkside Fields on December 13.