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We’re hiring paramedics!

The Philadelphia Fire Department is hiring certified paramedics to work in one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. In addition to providing excellent emergency medical care, the ideal candidates will be able to comfort patients; reassure family, friends and bystanders; and cooperate with fire and police officials. PFD paramedics earn between $59,795 – $91,352 per year, with opportunities for overtime and promotions. The Fire Department’s motto is “Dedication + Service,” and members live those values every day in the City of Philadelphia. Questions? Look at our FAQs.

Apply now! The application period closes July 8, 2022.

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This decision effectively reverses Roe v. Wade (Roe) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey (Casey) in defiance of nearly 50 years of precedent. Losing Roe means abortion is no longer federally protected as a constitutional right.

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania.

Upcoming events

  • Jul
    3
    Birdwatching Walk with Jason Hall
    8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Various Locations

    Birdwatching Walk with Jason Hall

    July 3, 2022
    8:00 am to 10:00 am, 2 hours
    Various Locations
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    Join science educator and passionate bird watcher Jason Hall for a friendly, all-ages bird watching walk around Fairmount Park and FDR Park. Jason (aka: The Birding Beardsman @thebirdingbeardsman ) is a scientist, photographer, animal lover, and community activist who is passionate about sharing the wonders of nature here in Philadelphia with others. Jason is the founder of In Color Birding Club, an organization founded in 2021 to make the birding experience a positive one for BIPOC folks and their allies. Each month, we’ll explore interesting spots for spotting flying friends such as Lansdowne Glen (West Park), The Discovery Center (East Park), or the FDR Park lakes and wetlands. These natural areas and bodies of water serve as “rest stops” on the highway for the migration of many spectacular species, so you’ll be delighted by the diversity of winged creatures hidden in plain sight! Jason will guide our eyes and ears. You can also bring your own bird book or download an identification app such as Merlin. TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can – $10, $15, or $20 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: If Philadelphia’s parks make a difference in your life – consider becoming a member of Fairmount Park Conservancy and help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come. PLUS members register first for events and enjoy discounts on park experiences including Treetop Quest, Shofuso and more! ATTENDEE INSTRUCTIONS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: - Tour starts at 8 am sharp. - BYOB – as in, please bring your own binoculars - Appropriate for Adults and families with children ages 6 & up. Minors must be registered and accompanied by an adult. - Please dress according to weather conditions. - Please bring your own water and snacks (drinking water is not available in the park) - There are nearby bathrooms (porta-potties) PARKING: there is plenty of free parking in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car! COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of these protocols: - This event has limited capacity. Please only register if you fully intend to attend and let us know if you need to cancel ASAP. - Participants must maintain 6 feet of distance from one another during the event. - Please bring a mask. We encourage you to wear it if you’re in proximity to others. - If you or anyone in your household are exhibiting COVID-19 systems, please stay home. POSTPONEMENT / CANCELLATION POLICY: This event will take place in light rain. In the event of heavy rain or other severe conditions, the event will be canceled and attendees are eligible for a full refund. PRESENTER BIO: Jason Hall is a scientist and community-based science educator, photographer, #BlackBirder, dog lover, LGBTQ+ ally, political junky, and mixed family advocate. Jason is the founder of In Color Birding Club, an organization founded in 2021 to make the birding experience a positive one for BIPOC folks and their allies. He also has side business Waxwing Photography, which Jason calls “Philantography” since he donated profits from photography jobs to support pet shelters and pet foster programs across southeastern Pennsylvania. Follow Jason at @thebirdingbeardsman and In Color Birding at www.incolorbirding.org and @incolorbirdingclub Photo credit: Jason Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/1013922689330361/?event_time_id=1013922715997025
  • Jul
    3
    Nature Yoga with Jenna: Sip Into Mindfulness
    10:00 am to 11:00 am
    E Tabor Rd and E Olney Ave Philadelphia, PA 19120

    Nature Yoga with Jenna: Sip Into Mindfulness

    July 3, 2022
    10:00 am to 11:00 am, 1 hour
    E Tabor Rd and E Olney Ave Philadelphia, PA 19120
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    Sip Into Mindfulness. Enjoy hatha yoga and tea in Tacony Creek Park. Relax and unwind from your busy life. Hatha yoga emphasizes physical health and relaxation of your mind. We’ll focus on posture alignment, strengthening and flexibility. All levels and ages welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and a face mask if you can. We provide these supplies if you don’t have them. Questions? Contact and RSVP at TCPyoga@gmail.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Español~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sorber en conciencia. Disfrute de hatha yoga y té en Tacony Creek Park. Relájese y descanse de su vida ocupada. Hatha yoga enfatiza la salud física y la relajación de tu mente. Nos centraremos en la alineación de la postura, el fortalecimiento y la flexibilidad. Todos los niveles y edades son bienvenidos. Trae un colchón de yoga y una mascarilla si puedes. Proveemos estos materiales si no los tiene. ¿Preguntas? Contacte y RSVP en TCPyoga@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1077911246457173/?event_time_id=1077911309790500
  • Jul
    3
    Greenhouse Yoga at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
    11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    Fairmount Park Horticultural Center

    Greenhouse Yoga at Fairmount Park Horticulture Center

    July 3, 2022
    11:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1 hour
    Fairmount Park Horticultural Center
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    Escape the winter blues with an all-levels vinyasa yoga class held inside the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center's greenhouse! These all-levels classes take place Sundays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM and will be led by a rotation of experienced teachers from Tula Yoga.

    TICKET PRICES: Pay what you can: $10, $15, or $20

    COVID-19 are in effect, please make safe decisions if you're feeling ill. Follow the link below for more key information on our Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/915219545863883/?event_time_id=915219565863881
  • Jul
    3
    XVI North America Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    XVI North America Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival

    July 3, 2022
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 2 hours
    The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    A spectacular show combining a wide range of Lithuanian folk dances and theatrical elements to tell a unique story that will entertain, surprise and amaze.

    Hosted by: Lithuanian American Community
  • Jul
    4
    Berks Street Annex
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm
    2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    Berks Street Annex

    July 4, 2022
    8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 5 hours
    2001 W Berks St, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
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    Open to all Philadelphia residents age 5 and older. 

    To schedule an appointment, call (215) 685-2933.


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