Mashable: Fairmount Park Conservancy has fun with a Cheese Gritty to promote Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Very Philly Christmas
Christmas came early this Friday, when a sculpture of Gritty made out of cheese was unveiled. The Philadelphia Flyers’ mascot was crafted by expert food sculptures Jim Victor and Marie Pelton using three 40-pound bricks cheddar cheese, according to Philly Voice. We assume it had an extra sharp flavor profile – it’s what Gritty would want.
On Tuesday, Historic Philadelphia Inc., the organization that operates Franklin Square, announced the renovation of the fountain, which was built in 1837 and restored in 2006 after years of disrepair. It is the oldest functioning public water fountain in the country and the longest surviving fountain in William Penn’s original five squares in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia plans to begin closing two encampments on Wednesday and is trying to move homeless drug addicts into shelters and treatment before police move in.
Wall Street Journal reporter Jon Kamp and photographer Dominick Reuter spent several days in Kensington, including working with Prevention Point to understand the opioid crisis in Philadelphia.
Jennaphr Frederick and Amy Needle chat about the fun to be had at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square
Mural Arts Philadelphia and the prestigious Barnes Foundation are collaborating on a series of projects with Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program. The Associated Press highlighted one of the formerly incarcerated artists leading one of the projects, as well as some of the students and how they are benefiting from the program.
A mural on the B Street bridge in Kensington by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik for Mural Arts.
Mural Arts Philadelphia is immersed in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia tackling issues around addiction through a storefront model using art to break down barriers to mental health services. Samantha Melamed of the Philadelphia Inquirer continued her series here.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This weekend and next weekend, a handful of Historic Fairmount Park mansions will be open to visitors. They will be decorated so folks can see how people of that era celebrated their holidays.
Hadas Kuznits from KYW Newsradio visited the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park for A Very Philly Christmas, highlighting the work of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation at Woodford Mansion.
The Franklin Square Holiday Festival featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO got started bright and early on CBS3 with Jan Carabeo. Hot chocolate, fire pits, s’mores, and lots of sparkles!
AIDS Fund and Southeast Northeast Philadelphia Arts Collective together created a first-time free event to bring the AIDS Memorial Quilt to Northeast Philadelphia.
The lives of those lost to HIV/AIDS will be honored in Northeast Philadelphia for the first time next week. Fourteen panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Nov. 17 at the Tacony Library, a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia….
PBS NewsHour‘s Jeff Brown visited Philadelphia to discuss monuments for Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab project. Meet the Executive Director of Mural Arts and several artists here.