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Application deadline for Senior Tax Freeze extended to Sept. 30

This year’s deadline to sign up for the Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze has been extended to September 30.

Scholarships available to attend Project NorthStar tech conference

Project NorthStar is a three-day tech conference providing connections, education, and opportunities to the Black and Latinx communities. To increase access, community, and knowledge to as many people as possible, there are scholarships available for up to 90% off the ticket price to attend. Project NorthStar is organized by the nonprofit Black & Brown Founders in partnership with the City of Philadelphia.

Apply for a scholarship.

Lighting project along MLK, Jr. Drive

Construction will begin the week of September 24 along MLK Drive between the Schuylkill River Bridge and Girard Avenue overpass.

Work on the project includes:

  • replacing the light poles with new fiberglass light poles on new foundations
  • new wiring
  • LED roadway and trail lighting
  • LED flood lighting of the falls.

Intermittent lane closures will occur during off-peak hours. Trail closure will occur from Sweet Briar Road to Paine’s Park. Signage will be posted to direct travelers around the work site.

Construction will last through January 2019.

The Streets Department is leading this project.  Streets and Parks & Rec thank residents for their ongoing support of improvement projects and asks for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.

Upcoming events

  • Sep
    16
    Philly Vegan Restaurant Week
    All Day

    Philly Vegan Restaurant Week

    September 16, 2018
    All Day
    Learn more here! https://www.phillyvrw.com/
  • Sep
    23
    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107

    Celebration of 69th National Day of P.R. of China, Philadelphia Chinese Community Organization United

    September 23, 2018
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, 1 hour
    Philadelphia Chinatown: 10th and Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
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    Welcome to the celebration of 69th National Day of People Republic of China! Immersion into the real Chinese culture: watch the flag rising ceremony; hear the Chinese/American national anthems; enjoy the traditional lion dance, beautiful folk dance, Kungfu demonstration and lots fun activities… Contact: Waiman Law, usa.sz.biz@gmail.com, 267-882-3644
  • Sep
    23
    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100

    I'm Afraid of Men - Book Reading and Release by Vivek Shraya, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Office of LGBT Affairs, Asian Arts Initiative

    September 23, 2018
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street #100
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    Raised as the child of South Asian immigrants in Canada, a trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya will read from her new book, I’m Afraid of Men. Contact: Carol Zou, carol@asianartsinitiative.org, 215-557-0455
  • Sep
    23
    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street

    Journey South Mural Tour, Mural Arts Philadelphia

    September 23, 2018
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 2 hours
    Pick up will be at Pafa, 128 North Broad Street
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    Experience firsthand how art ignites change: explore the world's largest outdoor art gallery and get to know Philadelphia's stunning mural collection on an exciting guided tour. Weave through diverse neighborhoods and learn about our work with recent immigrant and refugees in Southeast Philly. Contact: Ellen Soloff, tours@muralarts.org, 215-925-3633
  • Sep
    23
    Global Guide Tour, Penn Museum
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

    Global Guide Tour, Penn Museum

    September 23, 2018
    2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 1 hour
    Penn Museum, 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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    With the Global Guides Program, the Museum offers tours led by immigrants and refugees. Guides share historical information about artifacts from their countries of origin, combined with personal stories. Tours of the Middle East Galleries are offered weekends at 2:30pm and are free with admission. Global Guide Tours will take place from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Friday, September 21, Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23. There is no need for advance reservations. For more information on tours of the Penn Museum, visit: https://www.penn.museum/visit/tours Call 215-898-4000 for questions.

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