Through a moderated panel discussion with representatives of Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail, New York’s High Line, Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct and City Branch, and St. Louis’ Trestle, we will explore how these projects are redefining our notion of the local park and engaging urban dwellers in shaping the future of our cities. Registration is requested!

Moderated by Beth White, Chicago Region Director of The Trust for Public Land, the panel includes:

Free and open to the public. Click here to reserve your spot! Doors will open at 5:30 pm.

(via From Tracks to Parks: The Next Generation of Urban Green Space – Next City)

Studio Incamminati at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra gala

For the fourth consecutive year, the artists of Studio Incamminati held an exhibition/sale during the cocktail hour of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s benefit gala. Besides offering a wonderful prelude to the orchestra’s concert program, the art sale proceeds support the orchestra, Studio Incamminati and the artist.

(via Studio Incamminati at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra gala)

An intimate evening with….


Mon, April 8, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


“I grew up listening to every thing from Joan Baez and Dylan, to Serge Gainsbourg and Flamenco,” says Mika, a 23-year-old singer, songwriter and producer whose sparkling debut album, Life in Cartoon Motion, has just been released. “My musical tastes have become more eclectic as I’ve got older, but I’m always going back to great artist songwriters, people who make great records to their own vision. Prince, Harry Nillson, Elton John, even Michael Jackson. These people make amazing pop records that couldn’t be performed by anybody else, and that’s what I always wanted to do.”

(via Union Transfer | Philadelphia Music Venue » Mika – Tickets – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – April 8th, 2013)

The public input period for the six proposals to obtain the city’s second casino license is in full swing. Tonight marks the second of three open houses being hosted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, with Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger scheduled to be on hand.

As well, the Planning Commission has an online survey HERE, in which you’re encouraged to review each of the six proposals and leave feedback. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has all of the applications and presentations HERE.

This evening’s open house is at the Center For Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, from 6–8pm. Tomorrow’s is at the Painted Bride Art Center, same time, 230 Vine Street.

(via Talkin’ Casinos | Hidden City Philadelphia)

In the fall, we told you about 1221 Mount Vernon St., a large parcel on the western side of the “Spring Arts” neighborhood that was on the market for a mere $1.8M. At the time, we wondered whether a developer would step forward and possibly look toward an adaptive reuse for this property which has contained an auto body shop for the last three decades, noting all the development that’s taken place in the neighborhood in recent years.

(Full story: Really Cool Adaptive Reuse On The Way for Former Power Station | NakedPhilly)