University City District Blog

Apr 07, 2014 10 days ago

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival – April 30-May 4

The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival features an array of theatre, puppetry and live music performances. Plus, enjoy engaging and interactive activities in the outdoor FUN ZONE including crafts, face painting and jugglers. Tickets are $10-$12 and include access to the FUN ZONE! West Philly residents can get tickets for only $5!

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Mar 31, 2014 17 days ago

Spring Plantings at The Porch

Last week our crews added over 800 hyacinth, iris, muscari, and tulip "forced bulbs" along with 20 new Japanese pieris flowering shrubs and a fresh coat of licorice root mulch.

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Mar 11, 2014 37 days ago

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music, free fitness classes, art workshops and more!

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Mar 06, 2014 42 days ago

Pasión y Arte presents the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival

Philadelphia’s second bi-annual Flamenco Festival is happening now through March 16. The festival boasts a series of lectures, film screenings, master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed contemporary flamenco artists from Spain, Israel and Pastora Galván, and Rosario Toledo.

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Mar 05, 2014 43 days ago

Citizens Bank Foundation awards $50,000 grant for UCD's West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

On February 28th, Citizens Bank Foundation announced a $50,000 grant for University City District's West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), an innovative job training program that connects West Philadelphia employers to unemployed West Philadelphians. The check presentation was made during a training session for the Drexel College of Medicine Certified Medical Assistant pipeline, a partnership between WPSI and the Drexel University College of Medicine. UCD was honored to be joined at the presentation by John Fry, President of Drexel University; Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; and Henri Moore, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs, Citizens Bank.

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