Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

This week in Philly we have a street food fest in Manayunk, a sci-fi convention, PHS tree planting, the Kun-Yang Lin dancers, a maker's faire, and much more

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Philly, Take Your Outdoor Activities … Indoors

Rain, haze and heat make it tough to be outside in Philly this summer. Here, some places to go to feel like you’re outdoors while inside

By Olivia Kram

Philadelphia Integrity Icon 2022: Meet Winner Lori Hayes

The director of urban forestry at Parks and Rec is in charge of planting the trees that make our city more beautiful and livable—and making tree-centric programs accessible to all

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Good Development Is Reshaping Philly

Along with Drexel’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, we’re kicking off a speakers series that features a host of bold-face names exploring the intersection of private real estate development and the public good.

By Larry Platt

Ideas We Should Steal: Urban Food Forest

Seattle’s Beacon Forest provides free native edibles to anyone in the city. Could the soda tax make it possible for a Philly group to do the same here?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Muhammad Ali’s Philadelphia Story

The city played a role in the making of the legend—and in the debate over the meaning of his legacy

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Cadence Community Bike Build

Help get bikes—and biking—into the lives of Philly kids

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy