NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

By signing up to our newsletter, you agree to our terms.

Do Something: Find Common Ground

Explore urban forestry, raise money for education, go all Lebowski on cancer, and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week.

Every Monday we round up a handful of fun ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email tips here. And find more evergreen ways to get engaged in our handy Do Something guides.

Kick Cancer, Dude

The dude, he does not abide the cancer. In fact, the Dude Hates Cancer, from now until September 23. The sixth annual cancer-fighting season of fun kicks off on Tuesday, with a special Big Lebowski-themed Quizzo at BarLy’s in Center City. Five dollars to fight blood cancer gets you entree to the event, and to the drink specials—including $5 White Russians. The fundraising ends with a bowling tournament (what else?) on September 23 at South Bowl. Tuesday, June 27, 6-9:30 p.m., free, BarLy, 101 N. 11th Street.

 

 

Get On Your High Horse

Photo: Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club

North Philadelphia’s Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club is one of those Philly secrets that almost seems unreal: A horse tending and riding association that works with children in a neighborhood known more for abandoned lots than healthy stables. Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa immersed himself in the Strawberry Mansion community and collaborated with the riders to stage Horse Day, outfitting the horses and riders with extravagant costumes before they participated in a riding competition. The resulting photographs, videos, drawings and sculptures will be on display at The Barnes Foundation this summer, starting with Friday’s opening party. Friday, June 30, 6 – 9 p.m., $25 (free for college students), The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Grab Some Food Truck Fridays

Photo: Philabundance

Ah, the pleasure of a truck-cooked meal on a hot summer day. But from which to choose? It’s simple: Join Philabundance for Food Truck Fridays, with a different farm-to-table food truck every Friday. This week, feast on one of Farm Truck Philly’s signature gourmet dishes, like crab toast or corn cake. All proceeds go towards Philabundance’s efforts to fight food insecurity in Philadelphia. Friday, June 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3616 S. Galloway Street.

Leave Your Footprint

Education matters, whether it’s pre-K or college. And Future Footprints—a concert to raise money for students of all ages—wants to support them all.  Hosted by Art Music N’ Concert at The Pike banquet hall, Future Footprints on Saturday will feature live performances from local artists, fashion, food, and giveaways. Proceeds will go to It’s a Small World Daycare and University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Circle of Hope foundation, which helps parents and college students pay for tuition. Saturday, July 1, 7 – 10 p.m., $20, The Pike, 510 West Pike Street.

Find Common Ground

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Philadelphia Assembled exhibit flips the idea of art on its head—rather than a piece hanging on a wall or on a pedestal, it explores the idea of the city as art itself. As part of that exploration, the Fair Amount Food Forest hosts “Finding Common Ground: Envisioning Collaborative Care for the Planet, People and Fair Share,” a day-long program that will be a chance for Philadelphia communities to envision solutions for sustainable land management and self-reliance in the city. The event includes food, education and entertainment. Sunday, July 2nd, 1 – 5 p.m., free, Historic Strawberry Mansion.

The Philadelphia Citizen will only publish thoughtful, civil posts. We want to be a communal space. But that doesn’t mean you have a First Amendment right to be an idiot. Send us an insulting, offensive and/or wildly off-topic comment and not only will we refrain from posting it -- we will laugh at you before we hit delete.

Recent Tweets
@THEPHILACITIZEN

@thephilacitizen @@thephilacitizen
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Our next Citizen Speaks event is a collab w/ the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center. Be there! https://t.co/2mUBFgBpzY 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Catch up w/ week 7 of @MalcolmJenkins' Criminal Justice Season. What are your thoughts on cash bail reform? #reentry https://t.co/QGw7FiMmFP 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Larry Platt with his thoughts on Amazon's HQ2 proposal from Philadelphia last week and how politics plays into it. https://t.co/WkTCuKcrE2 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Guest commentary from Brigitte Daniel on Amazon's HQ2 and her love for the city of #Philadelphia. #AmazonHQ2 #Philly https://t.co/h5aYM44FQQ 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Wu Tang is for the children. And the mathematicians, scientists and college professors. #HipHopEd #Philly https://t.co/EwCWcA88LQ 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
"Vaping stores are small businesses, owned by the type of people we say we want in this city—young entrepreneurs." https://t.co/rnOZeXRRQz 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Puerto Rico continues to struggle since the devastation of Hurricane Maria touched down. Here's how you can help. https://t.co/rDgT2heL5X 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Will a new dual enrollment program at Philly's Parkway Center City Middle College breed success for the district? https://t.co/yhRmXnti9h 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
"“Children learn best in green schools that are healthy, that have outdoor educational spaces," #sustainabilityPHL https://t.co/fnc03uDw9y 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Happening now! Orgs like @ReentryUpdates are working to reduce recidivism in the state of Pa. #Reentry https://t.co/x9GCxZPz5d 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
“What we’re really solving is the lack of transparency and trust in this business,” Mike Maher of @Houwzer. #Philly https://t.co/2V4hbip7oI 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
Next Tues find out what Mathematics, Science & Technology have in common with the Wu Tang Clan. #HipHopEd https://t.co/EwCWcA88LQ 
The Citizen
@thephilacitizen
"Greater Philadelphia is perfect for Amazon HQ2 [b/c] it has the best of both—low cost and high quality of life." https://t.co/h5aYM44FQQ 

LOAD MORE

Be a Citizen Editor

Suggest a Story