July 4, 1776.
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President’s Day is this Monday and instead of stressing about how to plan out your day, we did it for you: Enjoy Silence Dogood’s Guide to Making the Most of President’s Day.
Broadway’s Hamilton made history in 2016.
Rich in diverse cuisine, top notch bars, art galleries and American history, Old City is Philadelphia's cultural hotbed for tourists and locals alike! It's not shocking to see a few George Washington's crossing Market Street to get pizza in full colonial get-up on a Wednesday afternoon!
Despite the 300 year gap in time, Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia wasn’t much different than our Philadelphia today- a city of neighborhoods with a mashup of cultural expansion, political progress, and developing sciences all converging between the Delaware and the Schuylkill Rivers. Philadelphia was a popular place back then, and like today, a cheaper and chiller option than New York City.
This week, we await a very important anniversary! No, not that special day you celebrate with your husband or wife, or the 30-year mark of the Live Aid performance that occurred here in Philadelphia… (yes that’s true). But, we look forward to celebrating the birth of our nation and its independence on July 4th!
For a holiday about love, Valentine’s Day sure gets a lot of hate. From the cheap chocolates to the corny roses to the tacky lingerie, it’s no surprise that more and more couples are skipping the holiday altogether. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a cliché! Here’s a list of some local Philly shops that stock V-Day gifts as unique and innovative as you and your partner’s love:
(Photo credit: www.explorepahistory.com)
Since the founding of the city, Black Philadelphians have served as key figures in shaping the culture, values, and politics of Philadelphia. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, here are some lesser-known historical sites that celebrate and remember these contributions to Philly life: