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

The New Urban Order: Do We Really Need More Moveable Chairs?

The design for the Municipal Services Building plaza is like too many of our public spaces: bland and uncomfortable. Here, some ways we could do better

By Diana Lind

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

“A Place Where Everyone Comes Together”

The architect of Central Park’s Edenic resurgence has retired to our own Rittenhouse Square, where he is the most well-versed park volunteer. Here’s what he thinks we can learn from NYC

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: Alex G Concert to Benefit Make the World Better

Former Eagle Connor Barwin’s annual fundraiser to rebuild city parks features the Philly-born singer songwriter, a tailgate party with special guests and a chance to rock out for good

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Beer Gardens (and Other Outdoor Drinking Spots) in Philadelphia

Pop-ups and other seasonal spots in Philly to have cocktails, wine, beer, mocktails and a nosh or two out of doors

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Citizen Recommends: In Color Birding Club

The intentionally welcoming outdoors club celebrates birding season with events in spring, fall (and other seasons too) — for all people

By Kiersten A. Adams

Ideas We Should Steal: Clean Up Trash With Pro Sports Teams

The Memphis Grizzlies loaned its NBA star power to get citizens competing to pick up litter. Could a Philly “Litter League” help clean up our streets, too?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy