In the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney announced the city is still committed to meeting reduced carbon emissions targets. "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement goes against the interests of Philadelphians," Kenney's statement read. He also put his name to a joint statement Thursday with 81 other U.S. mayors, pledging to "adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement." Read the full statement here.
Recreation centers in Philadelphia neighborhoods are a vital element of their communities. The investment the city is planning to make in many of Philadelphia’s long-neglected recreation centers, libraries and parks is evidence. So Billy Penn is starting a new series highlighting some of Philadelphia’s recreation centers, ranging from Southwest to the Northeast and including spaces that were recently renovated and others that have long lists of needs. First up is Kingsessing Recreation Center, one of the city’s oldest and largest rec center spaces that sits on nearly nine acres in Southwest Philadelphia.
The Phillies are super terrible. We've been over that. (Like, suuuuuuuper terrible.) But they'll be good at some point, so why not go to games now while they're giving away tons of free swag. With just 11 of the 27 games at home this month, there aren't too many chances to hit CBP. The least you could do is get dear ol' dad a Hawaiian shirt for Father's Day. Or take him to the Avett Brothers concert on the same day as Deaf Awareness night. Here's the full list promos and free stuff for June.
A mural created by two formerly incarcerated artists will be dedicated at 4 p.m. today in front of the State Department of Corrections Community Corrections Center on Eighth Street near Callowhill “Artwork, I knew, was the one thing that they could not take from me,” artist and returning citizen Jesse Krimes explained in a Q&A about the project, which also includes an exhibit opening tonight at the Painted Bride. Check out a photo of the mural before the official dedication, and see what Krimes and one of his fellow artists say inspired them to keep working while behind bars.
From Argentina to Puerto Rico, from Honduras to Venezuela, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival returns, showcasing stories from throughout Latin America. Check the schedule what'll be showing this weekend— there's a mix of styles, but note the impressive offerings when it comes to shorts.
Where: Various, click 'Find Out More' for details
When: June 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to June 4, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
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There's a very good reason Little Baby's Ice Cream is putting bugs it its ice cream this weekend. Really! Multiple reasons, even. For one, cricket flour, which will be baked into cakes and swirled through a new ice cream flavor, is one of the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable food sources out there. Plus, the new flavor's First Friday debut will be heralded by a pop-up petting zoo curated by the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, the revamped insect museum and event space in Northeast Philly. Come to see the pretty critters...and maybe to eat them.
- Shangy’s Beer Garden at El Camino Real: Why has no one ever turned Liberties Walk into a beer garden with live music and games before? 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 1040 N. 2nd St.
- Night of Nicethings at Heritage: Philly hip hop artist Chill Moody will celebrate the release of his Dock Street Brewing collab, Nicethings IPA. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., 914 N. 2nd St.
- Late Night Breakfast at Rooster Soup: The philanthropic spot is opening up to serve your late-night munchies, plus beer from Round Guys. 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., 1526 Sansom St.
- Check out more of today's events and the lineup for the rest of the week here.
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