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Shane Confectionery interior.
Aug 22
Philadelphia

A Sweet Peek Inside Shane Confectionery

A tour and dig through the archives of the oldest continuously run confectionery in the United States.
Lemon Hill inset.
Aug 25
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

East Park Hill Walk

Explore the landscape, genesis and distinctive, hidden features of East Fairmount Park, including the unknown topography of Lemon and Brewery Hills.
Sign at the site of the People's Temple mass suicide.
Sep 7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cults at The Convent: Philadelphia and Beyond

Surrender your individuality as we explore various cult movements peripherally and directly connected to Philadelphia.
1943 Mummers Francis Palamida as Cleopatra.
Sep 9
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ghetto to Gayborhood

Explore and learn about the evolution of Philadelphia's 'Gayborhood' with an expert in local LGBT history.
Working the drop roller.
Sep 20
Philadelphia

Victorian Clear Toy and Cough Drop Workshop

Go behind-the-scenes at the oldest continuously operated confectionery in the United States for a hands-on workshop of a Pennsylvania-German tradition.
Cradle Grave garden.
Sep 26
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sketchy Evening With Grave Gardens

Cradle Grave gardens, Shrub drinks, and sketching at The Woodlands.
S.S. United States.
Sep 30
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All Aboard the S.S. United States!

Join the S.S. United States Conservancy's curatorial team on a special, limited-access tour inside the S.S. United States to learn about the vibrant history of America’s Flagship.
Open Roof at "Greet the Light."
Oct 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sonic Seasonal at Skyspace With Steve Gunn

Take in sunset at Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse with a James Turrell installation and improvised set by guitar player Steve Gunn.

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