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On June 3, visitors walked through an arch and were transported nearly 6,000 miles away from Merion and into a Shuk (Market) of Old Jerusalem without ever having to set foot on an airplane. Adath Israel’s Israeli Affairs Committee, in conjunction with Nefesh B’ Nefesh, sponsored the reproduction of an authentic Israeli marketplace, recreating the sights, sounds, fragrances, and flavors of Old Jerusalem. The lively, family-oriented atmosphere was open to the community to enjoy and learn more about Israeli and Jewish Culture.
June 8, 2012
Click here to view video of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter discussing the growth of Philadelphia as a vibrant, appealing, and global city.
June 6, 2012
GPA Members GPTMC and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance have partnered with US Airways to feature Philly's art scene in the latest edition of US Airways Magazine. This extensive editorial tribute, appearing in the June issue of US Airways Magazine, will reach 6 million domestic and international travelers.
June 4, 2012
Learn how you can follow Drexel's OIP as they tour China and provide educational programming alongside the Philadelphia Orchestra. A delegation of Drexel representatives, led by President John Fry, Provost Mark Greenberg and Vice Provost Julie Mostov will travel with the orchestra to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai participating in educational programming, community outreach and student engagement. Global Philadelphia Association is proud to post excerpts of the chronicles of Drexel University's Office of International Programs (OIP) during this momentous trip. For full text stories, please visit the Drexel OIP webpage.
June 4, 2012
This evening of wine tasting and business networking at the charming Print Center brought together leaders from three countries in shared appreciation of how arts and culture can promote international trade and business.
June 1, 2012
Although nearly 7,000 miles apart, Philadelphia and Sister City Tianjin share some uniquely similar and quite magical art environments.
June 1, 2012
This September, Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival will present the largest performance of Le Grand Continental™ to date, with 200+ volunteer performers of all ages and backgrounds, ranging in experience from professional dancers to pure amateurs. It will be a line dance extravaganza filled with contagious community spirit, and you can be in it! Read more to find out how.
May 30, 2012
At the center of the field is a 22-yard long pitch. Pitchers are called "bowlers." And every player wears white, no matter which team he/she belongs to. What is this global sport, how did it become popular in the U.S., and what does Philadelphia have to do with any of it? Vesko Kostic, for GPA, explains.
May 17, 2012
By Paul Nussbaum -- Philadelphia will be the US Airways hub for nonstop flights to Asia if the airline launches service to China, Japan or Turkey, airline officials said. US Airways, the dominant carrier at Philadelphia International, operates 84 percent of the international flights. Philadelphia-area travelers who want nonstop service to Asia must currently go to Newark, New York, or Washington-Dulles.
May 17, 2012
Zabeth Teelucksingh, Executive Director of Global Philadelphia Association, recently had the honor of speaking to the Rotary Club of Philadelphia. Through this visit, Zabeth learned about the Club's impressive global outreach and service, information that she shares with us here.
May 17, 2012