The Aqua String Band is an all volunteer string band, best known for their participation in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade.
Art-Reach partners with a network of human service agencies who serve people with disabilities and low-income communities, connecting their clients to a wide variety of affordable cultural experiences throughout Greater Philadelphia.
Warehouse On Watts is a centrally rooted mixed use space nestled just off the newly developing North Broad Street Corridor. This grassroots event space emulates authentic Philadelphia grit and prides itself on contributing progressively to the ever-changing neighborhoods that surround. Within brews an intimate community of small businesses and artists who contribute to the unique character and soul of the building.
WOW TV is a side business of theirs which is painfully under described on their site. It’s completely worth a 3 minutes scan of WOW Tv’s services. Rentals of sorts from production, streaming, entertaining and more.
This isn’t just an event space, it’s a multifaceted business operating a dynamic social environment stimulating many different avenues of community interaction.
Like seriously, thank oatmeal for the photos! WOW’s photo section expresses a unique hustle in this rentable event space, a thoroughly cool approach to not just providing space but assisting in the embrace of it as well. Thank oatmeal for the pics … they need to get a better “staff bragger” to hype what they do on the site.
If you love this place please share your pics, memories and experiences of them on their Facebook, instagram and twitter.
WE WOULD ALSO LOVE IF YOU’D SHARE THEM HERE!!!
Who knows, perhaps we’ll see if they’d like to help host the first LiveCarePhilly event
photos taken from their site, Gavin DiRusso is credited.
WHYY DOES SOOOO MUCH FOR PHILADELPHIA, IT’S COMMUNITIES AND IT’S COUNTRY.
LIVECAREPHILLY EMPHATICALLY ADORES, PRAISES AND RESPECTS THIS INDELIBLE INSTITUTION WHICH HAS IMPACTED SO MANY LIVES IN SO MANY WAYS.
THANK YOU WHYY, SINCERELY.
This tiny blub does not even begin to represent what they do, have done and are growing to do. Please take time to understand what they offer you by going to their website and seeing for yourself.
WHYY is the leading public media organization in the Philadelphia Region, including Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond. You can access us on television, radio, in the community and right here online.
We are deeply committed to the needs of young people. In fact, many people’s first experience with WHYY is watching our award-winning PBS Kids television programs as a child. We also offer multimedia instruction in our studios and at 28+ local schools. However, our children’s service is just the tip of the iceberg.
We produce more than a dozen local programs, such as Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Friday Arts and Radio Times. We offer a robust regional news service supported by a newsroom more than 50 people strong. We are also your local PBS and NPR station, bringing you long-time favorite programs, such as Antiques Roadshow, Morning Edition and more.
We bring together people in the community for more than 50 events each year. From critical conversations about civic issues with experts to “meet and greets” with big personalities, keep an eye on our events calendar for things to do all year round.
One of the things that makes us who we are is that we are Member-supported and a not-for-profit organization. Support from people in our community makes up about 50% of our operating budget, with additional support from leadership gifts, corporate underwriting and grants from foundations. This special funding formula allows us the creative freedom to create high-quality programs and services not possible anywhere else.
About Our Education Department
WHYY is renowned for the educational kids programs it broadcasts on TV, but when it comes to supporting kids as they grow up, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. WHYY’s education initiatives support children and the parents, teachers, and other adults who care for them. We offer free lesson plans, hands-on media arts training at WHYY’s Philadelphia Studios and more. Our signature program, WHYY Media Labs, is a partnership with more than 28 schools across Philadelphia that brings equipment and instruction to thousands of students each year.
Fleisher’s mission is to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, or artistic experience
The greatest Thrift Store anywhere!
A huge double wide with 2 floors (3rd floor open every first Saturday) filled to the brim with a constantly changing inventory of awesomeness.
Philadelphia AIDS Thrift is incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit business. We are also a federally recognized 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization (thanks IRS!). Our goal is to sell the lovely, useful, interesting, amusing, and sometimes mysterious stuff generous people donate to our thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
.With our most recent round of special grants to twenty-three Philly area HIV service organizations totaling $246,000, we have now surpassed TWO AND A HALF MILLION dollars in total donations to date. Our current total is $2,518, 850.00. We couldn’t have done any of this without our wonderful Shoppers, Donors, Volunteers and Staff. Thanks to everyone who helped us get to $2,500,000 and beyond!
- We are in need of DONATIONS of all sorts. Basically, any re-saleable item in good shape is welcome. See Donations.
- We would not be able to run the store without our VOLUNTEERS. Thinking about joining? See Volunteer.
- And most of all, we need SHOPPERS. Shopping commences every day at 11am, and yes, we are open 7 days a week.
Who we serve.
Historically, our main beneficiary has been the AIDS Fund. The AIDS Fund distributes money to twenty-one AIDS agencies in the five county Philadelphia region. They pass on the money we give them every month with NO administrative costs taken out. They also organize the Philadelphia AIDS Walk every October and the monthly Gay Bingo fundraiser throughout the year. Thanks, AIDS Fund!
More recently, however, we have shifted to distributing most of the money we raise ourselves. We now do a round of special grants annually. Our board reviews and awards grants to local organizations who have applied to us for help funding ongoing programs and special projects. Our grants in the 2017/2018 cycle totaled $186,000.00, Interested organizations should click in the “Grants” tab at the top of the page for more information on applying for our upcoming grants.
It is Bridesburg Outboard Club’s mission to provide a safe family boating environment along the Delaware River for our membership, their families and guests. BOC was founded on September 3, 1954 and are active members of the Delaware River Yachtsmens League.
BOC was at this location for about 8 years until the summer of 1962, when Rohm and Haas purchased the Stewart Smythe lumber yard. The clubhouse and equipment were relocated to the foot of Jenks St. about 300 yards south of the Reynolds St. location. A 10′ x 50′ ramp was installed to the low water mark. In March 1963, BOC joined the “Pennsylvania Pleasure Boating Association,” and on April 14, 1965, the club became incorporated.
In June, 1970 work began on a new clubhouse, it was 20′ x 30′ cinder block construction. With a lot of hard work and determination the clubhouse’s construction went swiftly, and by Thanksgiving Day
the same year, the roof was being put on. In the seventies, the club grew immensely thanks to dedicated officers and members working for the betterment of the organization.
During the eighties the clubhouse was improved with electric, water, a kitchen, and bathroom facilities. January 1981 marked the clubs admittance to the “Delaware River Yachtsmen’s League.” In 1985,
the club held it’s first catfish tournament. The event was an astounding success, so it was agreed upon that the tournament would become an annual event. A year later in 1986, our princess Stephanie Howells was crowned “Queen of the Delaware River Yachtsmen’s League.”
The house was completely remodeled again in the early nineties to suit the growing membership it had scene in the past decade. In 1999, BOC moved to our current location at the foot of Buckius St., and construction soon started on developing the new land. First and foremost, the boat ramp was constructed quickly followed by the gang way and the docks. With the basic needs for a boat club met, the club focused on improving the waterfront, constructing a gazebo on the water and walkways by the river.
In the last few years, the club has improved at an astounding rate. The summer of 2007 started the first of the clubs massive undertakings to make the land ready for the construction of their new home. The waterfront was further improved by adding paths and stairs to the docks, and a year later the construction of a pavilion stocked with grills, picnic tables, and lighting. It is around this time that grass was planted by the river now that development of that area was complete.
Rippling Moon: An Urban Fairytale, an ambitious project located at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center on the border of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Rippling Moon is part of a yearlong initiative of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services to educate the public about trauma and resilience; the project will feature a series of town halls for faith-based groups, arts educators, millennials, and more, on how to approach their work with better tools and strong awareness around these issues.