Get Around Center City in a PHLASH
The Philadelphia PHLASH buses start their routes with Friday-Sunday service on March 23 and you can ride for free on opening day! Daily service begins May 1 and runs through September 4. Hop on and off with service every 15 minutes at 22 locations throughout Philadelphia. Pay only $5 for an all-day pass or $2 per ride to begin exploring Philadelphia’s most popular cultural institutions and attractions. Children 4 and under and seniors are always free. SEPTA pass and Key card holders ride free. For more details and a route map, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.
PHLASH, Various locations, 800.537.7676, PhillyPHLASH.com
Amplify! Black Women of the Movement
On March 25,
the African American Museum in Philadelphia is holding the Amplify! Black Women of the Movement Symposium.
This free, day-long symposium (9am-4pm) celebrates the impact of Black women who have helped to reshape the American framework, but whose contributions are often overlooked and ignored. From providing services for communities and making groundbreaking discoveries, to normalizing Black hair and the politics of the body, this symposium will feature stories of Black women who have re-imagined education, the arts, science, and health in various ways. Keynote speaker Shantrelle Lewis is a 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow and 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Presented by the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Smithsonian Institute, Independence National Historical Park and Friends of Independence National Historical Park with support of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. The event is free, please RSVP at AAMPMuseum.org.
African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, 215.574.0380, AAMPMuseum.org
Japanese Culture Week
The 20th Subaru Cherry Blossom festival is coming and The Shops at Liberty Place will celebrate with Japanese Culture Week, April 3-7. Every day, Noon-1pm, the Rotunda will host a series of free events and demonstrations, including origami and ikebana flower arranging, a nihon buyo dance demonstration, kimono dressing, kamishibai storytelling, and an opportunity to play the Japanese games shogi and go.
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.851.9055, ShopsAtLiberty.com
Great Deals at City Hall
Have you tried the Dilworth Park Café rewards program? Earn a point for every dollar you spend! When you reach 50 points you will receive $7 to spend at your next visit! These Dilworth Perks can be earned and redeemed at both Dilworth Park Café and the Air Grille (which reopens April 1). That means you have more options! Plus, e-gift cards are now available for both locations! Give the gift of a delicious lunch in Center City. Visit the café's Facebook page and click on the gift card tab to purchase an e-gift card today.
Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille, 1 South 15th Street, FaceBook.com/dilworthparkcafe