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Rebuild Info Session

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July 27, 2017
Come to this free information session from 4:30pm- 6:00pm for small, local contractors to learn more about working on Rebuild projects and about supports available to small businesses.


Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) is a seven-year, $500 million investment in Philadelphia's parks, recreation centers, playgrounds and libraries.  Proposed in Mayor Jim Kenney's first budget as a part of his vision for a more equitable Philadelphia, Rebuild will improve pivotal community spaces, empower and engage communities, and promote economic opportunity through diversity and inclusion. 
 

Community Cookout

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Date: 
August 5, 2017
We are cooking out! Join us for our monthly community meeting, which will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 11AM to 1PM at our office, 5027 Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia PA 19115.

At this meeting members of the community will have a chance to provide input and help define the opportunities and challenges that families are facing here in Philadelphia.

 

Space is limited so please RSVP your spot for this event.

Philly AIM at Philabundace Volunteer Event

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Date: 
July 18, 2017
On Tuesday evening, July 18, 2017 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm, AIM-IRS Philadelphia will be helping to reduce hunger by volunteering at Philabundance.

 Have you ever wanted to give back to the community but did not think that you had the wherewithall to do so? If you want to help those in need, we have the venue for you to do so and give back to the community. This is an event that is truly inspiring and fulfilling, but we need you to complete this community action.

 

Ask-a-Nurse

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Date: 
July 18, 2017
Join Parkway Central Library's Ask-a-Nurse event on July 18th at 10:00am to 3:00pm on 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small presentations on how to stay healthy for the new year will be displayed as well.

For questions or more information, please contact marianom@freelibrary.org.

People's Poetry and Jazz Festival

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August 19, 2017
Philadelphia’s own Pieces of a Dream will headline this year with Dexter Wansel, Instant Funk, and Mass Production. Come out to the People's Poetry and Jazz Festival 2017 at Vernon Park on August 19th.

Vernon Park will once again move to the sounds of Philly Jazz, like no other! Known for hits like Mt Airy Groove, Philly High and Keep Rising to the Top, “Pieces of a Dream” is celebrating it’s 40th year playing smooth jazz and making history.

Empowering African American Healthcare

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Date: 
July 29, 2017
We invite you to join us for the National Medical Association’s (NMA) 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, July 29 through August 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

The convention is acclaimed as the nation’s foremost forum on medical science and African American health. In concert with our 26 dedicated Scientific Section Chairs, Convention Committee and staff, we have worked tirelessly to provide you with an extensive array of programs, sessions, and networking opportunities that will meet your professional and personal expectations.

Jordan Harris Soul Festival

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Date: 
August 12, 2017

Jordan Harris Soul Festival 2017

Saturday, August 12th

Chew Playground

Collegefest 2016

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Date: 
September 10, 2016
Price: 
$0.00
Attention all college students, looking for something to do as school is around the corner? Join Philadelphia in exploring the city's nooks and crannies as you go to museums and much more!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, participants will get a wristband for free access to participating Philadelphia museums and the PHLASH ride as well. There will be giveaways as well as games hosted by local businesses and IKEA/iSETPAPHILLY. Students must check in with their ID.

 

4th Annual Summer Street Festival

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Date: 
August 13, 2016
Price: 
$0.00
State Representative Jordan A. Harris is hosting his 4th annual summer street festival, which will be a day of fun and entertainment!

For the youth there will be a moon bounce, face painting, basketball, food/drinks, and live entertainment! Attendees will be able to go to the free health screenings, to participate in fitness activities as well as recieve information on topics such as registering to vote and attend the PA 529 College Savings Program/ utility assistance programs.

The event will begin at 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. For more information, call 215-952-3378.

People's Poetry and Jazz Festival

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Date: 
August 20, 2016
Price: 
$0.00
Join The Black Writer's Museum in this free festival and celebration that will help maintain a healthy and thriving Philadelphia community!

This free community festival features a live concert by jazz great and multi-Grammy winner, Stanley Clarke. Known for his epic Hollywood movie soundtracks, and the internationally recognized "Return to Forever" album with Chick Korea and Al DiMeola, Clarke is a native of Philadelphia, and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of his earliest albums, "School Days." Stanley has agreed to cut short his European tour to come to Philadelphia.

The festival begins at 12:00 PM and ends at 8:00 PM.