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April 27, 2017
Philadelphia, PA – Founded by West Park Cultural Center in 2008, the West Park Arts Fest is celebrating 10 years and moving to the Avenue of the Republic near the Please Touch Museum. This site is adjacent to the Centennial Commons – an exciting public space project under construction by Fairmount Park Conservancy as part of Philadelphia’s Reimagining the Civic Commons initiative.
April 26, 2017
On July 18th, 2017,Philadelphia SmartCEO is hosting its 2017 Brava Awards at the Crystal Tea Room. SmartCEO is a multi-platform media organization that strives to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Long Island, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.
April 26, 2017
From April 25th – 28th, The Young Caribbean Professionals Network (YPCN) is hosting its 13th year of Caribbean Cuisine Week (CCW). This year, CCW is highlighting some of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants with a week of food and drink, and in the process awarding scholarships to students at local universities and aid over 700 economically disadvantaged high school athletes to participate in the Penn Relays as well.
April 26, 2017
Sir/Madame: May 5 is Foreign Service Day, a moment to remember the civilians who work overseas, primarily with the U.S. Department of State. There are 16,300 Foreign Services Officers and Specialists with a budget of almost $ 50 billion per year. This “soft power” is a modest investment in our global security.
April 26, 2017
Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director of The Wilma Theater. By Will Becker, Global Philadelphia Ambassador.
April 21, 2017
The Center for Global Leadership is pleased to share the following video links for the Latin America Panel and President Vicente Fox’s remarks on April 4th as part of the Global Stability & Insecurity Series in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.   To watch the videos, please click on the links below.
April 20, 2017
The Science Center is looking for good companies to join the next round of our Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) program. To be eligible, companies should be developing a healthcare product or service that has a digital component and that should be at least at prototype stage (i.e., ready to start engaging beta or later customers). Successful applicants will receive $50,000 in financing, workspace at the Innovation Center @3401, mentorship and guidance in areas critical to customer acquisition, and warm introductions to regional partners, vendors, healthcare organizations, and investors. Attached is our invitation – would you please share it with your networks?
April 7, 2017
Walking through Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens for the first time, it is hard to initially digest or even pinpoint an internal understanding about the work – there is simply so much going on. Walking along South Street, the building could be mistaken for any other lot in Philadelphia. Yet when looking out from 10th Street towards the property on a sunny day, the building and the gardens behind it unmistakably come into view from their shimmering, reflective glow. However, this is not to say that one should take the gardens at face value, or even possibly as a single work of art for that matter. You have to enter it and walk the grounds to fully internalize all that there is to offer.
April 6, 2017