Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary: Sanctuary

Art in City Hall

Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global resettlement process. The connection between friends that arouse feelings of peace are the foundations for building  spaces of sanctuary, where one can exist and move uninhibited by fear. Sanctuary is a...

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Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary: Peace

Parkway Central, Free Library of Philadelphia

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019

Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts. Building mutual respect and friendships across cultures can forge a path to peace: a word that evokes rest, relaxation, quiet, safety and freedom from conflict. It also invokes action, activism, streets...

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A New Constellation: A Collection of Historic 13-Star Flags

Museum of the American Revolution

Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

This Flag Day, 40 rare historic flags will go on display at the museum, marking the first time that this collection has been displayed together. The flags feature 32 arrangements of 13 stars, representing the 13 colonies that declared independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. The 13-star flag became the official flag of the new nation on June 14, 1777, when the...

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Civil War Summer

National Constitution Center

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019

This summer, in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit the Center’s Main Lobby will be transformed into a Union Army encampment. Visitors will be able to try on replica Civil War soldier uniforms and examine the kinds of supplies soldiers would have had at war camps. Every Thursday and Saturday, special activities will include...

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Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum

Jul 16, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019

This year’s theme is "Great American Lighthouse," featuring replicas of iconic landmarks from east to west, and as far north as the Great Lakes.  Visitors will enjoy the beauty of these structures, such as Cape Hatteras Light in North Carolina, both the New Cape Henry Light and Old Cape Henry Light in Virginia and Philadelphia’s own Turtle Rock Light located on...

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Friends, Peace and Sanctuary: Friends

12Gates Arts

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.  A recurring question surfaced in both public and private conversations over the past two years of the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project: “Why, when we [Syrians and Iraqis] know so much about American culture, do Americans know so little about...

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Family Magic Shows

Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019

The performance features the comedy and magic of; Danny Archer, Mike Bonacci, Mike Miller, Mystique as well as additional performers. The show includes a number of favorite family entertainers, such as Mike Miller, Danny Archer, Mystique, Ari Paul, Fred Siegel and more. May -  4, 11, 18, 25 Jun -   1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul -    6, 13, 20, 27 Aug- ...

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Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jul 16, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On View Now through January 5, 2020 Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, Winterthur’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen fantastic structures await discovery and exploration—from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, an...

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Fourteen: A Theatrical Performance Opens

National Constitution Center

Jul 16, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019

For a limited production run beginning on June 19 (Juneteenth)—the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the Confederate States of America—visitors can experience Fourteen, a theatrical performance that aims to shed new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment. Through dramatic...

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‘A Night with Nucky’

Somers Point Historical Museum

Jul 16, 2019

‘A Night with Nucky’ by Jersey Shore Tours, as portrayed by Historian Levi Fox. Spend a night with Nucky Johnson, prohibition era political boss and gangster, as he regales you with stories of old Atlantic City and the Boardwalk Empire era. Learn about the origins of Atlantic City, the tale of the Jersey Devil, and how Salt-Water Taffy got its name, as well as hearing...

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