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The Center City District, which produces Restaurant Week and Sips, wants to learn more about your shopping habits to help make Center City’s shopping experience the best and most exciting it can be. Take our quick survey and enter for a chance to win $500 in gift certificates from some of the best restaurants in Philadelphia!
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Last Chances to Get that Green Thumb Ready!
Feeling garden inspiration while visiting the Wintergarden and the America's Garden Capital Maze in Dilworth Park? Join America's Garden Capital for their final gardening programs that will have you dreaming of spring! Programs are free and take place in the Rothman Cabin:
- February 21, Noon-1pm: Seed Starting (Adults)
- February 25, 10-11am: Seed Starting (Family)
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org
Black History Untold
Celebrate Black History Month on February 28 with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com and WHYY at Black History Untold: Black Joy Event. Serving as the finale to a month-long series of editorial coverage, the program will convene African American community leaders to discuss happiness, from 5:30-7:45pm. Co-hosted by Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY, the event features networking over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and a panel discussion co-moderated by Sofiya Ballin, features reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Dr. James Peterson, Director of African Studies Department at Lehigh University and host of the WHYY podcast, The Remix. Tickets, $30 for adults and $10 for students, are available at Philly.com/blackjoyevent.
WHYY, The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, 150 North 6th Street, 215.854.5791, Philly.com/blackjoyevent
Science and art come together at this year’s Paleopalooza, a weekend family festival of musical dinosaur puppetry, live animal shows of dinosaur descendants, rare dinosaur fossils, and even a look at the prehistoric sky, March 4-5, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Visitors can watch as Alaskan artist Ray Troll uses chalk to recreate the famous Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant chalkboard in the Drawn to Dinosaurs exhibit. Field Station: Dinosaurs explores the eating habits and table manners of our favorite dinosaurs in a lively interactive show of puppetry set to music. Academy paleontologist Ted Daeschler, fresh from a research expedition to Antarctica, will describe his amazing adventure and Devonian fossil finds in a fascinating presentation. The Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts will take visitors on a star-filled tour of the prehistoric sky, demonstrating what T. rex would have seen when he took a break from devouring other dinosaurs to gaze up at the sky.
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.