Mayor-elect Jim Kenney edits his inauguration day speech as soon-to-be sworn in Councilwoman Helen Gym looks on.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney edits his inauguration day speech as soon-to-be sworn in Councilwoman Helen Gym looks on.

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Philadelphia Inauguration Day 2016: How to watch, where to party

Events will begin at 10 a.m. and go, presumably, through the night.

Now that the city has recovered from New Year’s, it’s time to swear in of a new crop of city leaders. And then everybody gets down.

Mayor-elect and 99th mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney will be sworn in this morning, in addition to City Council members — five of whom are new — city commissioners and jurists from several different courts. Inauguration events will feature a who’s who of city and state politicians and several parties and opportunities to meet the pols will take place throughout the day.

Here’s a rundown of the schedule of the inauguration and the parties you can hit up after:

Inauguration events

What: Mayor-elect Jim Kenney and other city politicians will be sworn in

When: 10 a.m. Tuesday

Where: The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.

How to follow along live: Inauguration ceremonies will be broadcast live by 6ABC and on 900 AM WURD beginning at 10 a.m.

How to follow on social media: Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with the #PHL2016 hashtag. Billy Penn will have live coverage on social media from the day’s events.

Other events Kenney will take part in on Tuesday afternoon, according to his office:

12:30 p.m. Kenney and other newly inaugurated elected officials will greet Philadelphians on South Broad Street on the way from the Academy to City Hall. 

2 p.m. Kenney will attend receptions with members of City Council in City Hall.

3:15 p.m. Kenney will sign executive orders in the Mayor’s reception room.

Parties and other events

Jim Kenney

5 p.m. Kenney will attend a reception for The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Attendees are expected to donate $5,000 to attend this reception.

6:30 p.m. Kenney will deliver remarks at his Kenney 2015 Inaugural Block Party at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. If you were lucky enough to get an invite, you’ll be able to attend the not-black-tie event for free and indulge in some of the food trucks that are expected to be there.

City Council

12:30 to 3 p.m. Seven City Council members invited the public to come to City Hall for an Inauguration Day celebration to take place on the fifth floor after swearing-in events have wrapped up. Those council members include newly-elected members Derek Green, Cherelle Parker, Helen Gym and Al Taubenberger. Council members Kenyatta Johnson, Bill Greenlee and Blondell Reynolds Brown will also be in attendance. Information on how to go can be found here.

Noon to 3 p.m. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez is holding her 9th annual Open House and Three Kings Day celebration in her office in Room 330 of City Hall after swearing-in ceremonies have ended. More information here on how to attend.

7 p.m. Newly-sworn-in Councilwoman Helen Gym is holding an Inauguration Day party at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St. The event is free but an RSVP is requested.

Jan.7 at 6 p.m. If you haven’t had enough celebrating, Councilman Derek Green is hosting his campaign’s inauguration party on Thursday at 1925 Lounge. Tickets to attend are $250. Check here for more information.

Heard of an Inauguration event or party we didn’t include? Let us know at contact@billypenn.com.

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