Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Tech-infused minigolf, live comedy, movies, beer, cookies, Passyunk Restaurant Week, and the Home and Garden Show are on deck this week in Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Guest Commentary: What Should We Do with Welcome Park?

A government strategist has a radical idea for the historic park at the heart of a recent controversy over its William Penn statue

By Mark Nicastre

Philly Was First

Philadelphians invented Girl Scout Cookies, bubblegum, the American schoolhouse, the computer — and the research that led to Covid-19 vaccines. Here are ways to celebrate the many firsts from our city on the first of this new year

By Jessica Blatt Press

Your 2024 Good (Philadelphia) Citizen Calendar

The dates you need and things to do in Philadelphia to make this year your civic best

By Lauren McCutcheon

Your City Defined: The Mummers Parade

A history lesson, including some scholarly conjecture, about Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day … phenomenon

By J.P. Romney

The Citizen’s Most Philly Gift Guide Ever

30+ perfect presents from small local merchants for every tried-and-true Philadelphian on your 2023 list

By Lauren McCutcheon, Jessica Blatt Press and Maggie Press

Guest Commentary: Rigor. Standards. Responsibility.

Marcus Foster was a visionary principal of Simon Gratz High School before his murder in 1973. A visionary principal of today on why his message still matters

By David P. Hardy

The Citizen Recommends: The 7th Ward Tribute

A sweeping public exhibition brings to life a remarkable (and remarkably under-appreciated) piece of Black history in Philadelphia

By Christine Speer Lejeune