Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

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Official Determination on 2019 Rate Adjustments

On June 28, 2019, the Water, Sewer, and Storm Water Rate Board filed its official determination on the Rate Adjustments proposed by the Philadelphia Water Department for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years. Read the official determination.

Apply now to become a firefighter!

Come join the hottest team in town — the Philadelphia Fire Department is recruiting firefighters! You must apply online by July 26. Here are some FAQs about the application process.

Commerce is hiring!

Do you want to work for the Department of Commerce? Apply for one of our open position:

Director of Business Financial and Technical Assistance

Director of Talent Development

 

Parks & Rec requests for proposals

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Mayor’s Fund have posted the following requests for proposals in support of Parks & Rec’s strategic plan:

The deadline for proposal submissions is July 24, 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Both the development and implementation of the strategic plan were funded by the William Penn Foundation.

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Upcoming events

  • Jul
    22
    Philadelphia Beverage Tax Payments Due!
    All Day
    Pay online

    Philadelphia Beverage Tax Payments Due!

    July 22, 2019
    All Day
    Pay online
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    PhillyBevTax returns for beverages supplied in the previous month. http://www.phillybevtax.com/Distributors/Register-File-Pay
  • Jul
    22
    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park
    9:00 am to 10:00 am
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States

    Weekday Walking Group at Tacony Creek Park

    July 22, 2019
    9:00 am to 10:00 am, 1 hour
    5109 Bingham St, Philadelphia, PA 19120, United States
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    The FREE walking group with WeWalk PHL will meet Monday and Saturday mornings every week. Join us at two gateways of Tacony Creek park, exercise together and share communal space from May to November 2019. Schedule: * (WEEKDAY) Mondays 9-10 AM starting at Bingham Street Gateway - 5109 Bingham Street, Philadelphia PA 19120 * (WEEKEND) Saturdays 10-11 AM starting at Whitaker Avenue Gateway - 635 Tampa Street Philadelphia, PA 19120 RSVP nagiarry@ttfwatershed.org or 215-744-1853 Thankful for this amazing partnership with We Walk PHL, Get Healthy Philly, Philly Powered, Fairmount Park Conservancy, PHL Dept of Public Health, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Share with a friend. FREE WeWalk PHL shirts will be given. Bring a new friend. We look forward to you, joining us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1970108289783581/?event_time_id=1970108333116910
  • Jul
    22
    Lunch in LOVE
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

    Lunch in LOVE

    July 22, 2019
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4 hours
    Love Park, Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
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    Get the latest updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages for #LunchinLOVE

  • Jul
    22
    Community event- Healthy Lifestyle Series - “Eat Your Way to a Better Health”
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Logan Library, 1333 Wagner Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA

    Community event- Healthy Lifestyle Series - “Eat Your Way to a Better Health”

    July 22, 2019
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 2 hours
    Logan Library, 1333 Wagner Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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    TURNING POINTS FOR CHILDREN/TP4C, CUA #5 (REGISTRATION: SHAWN WOODS OR ROSLINE TURNER (267) 766-2000
  • Jul
    22
    Showtime at the Apollo
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Stenton Park Playground, 4600 N 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA

    Showtime at the Apollo

    July 22, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 2 hours
    Stenton Park Playground, 4600 N 16th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
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    Showtime at the Apollo is a talent show with rappers, singers, dancers, poets, jugglers, and comedians. Come perform for a chance to win, or come to watch great performances, MC Derek Lee, and surprise guests. There will be giveaways, prizes, and free food, face painting, caricature artist drawings, and a bounce house.

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