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The Philadelphia Orchestra has embarked on its 12th tour of China on May 16, 2019, where they will culturally foster meaningful people-to-people exchange through music. The Orchestra will travel to five major Chinese cities over the course of 12 days, with the conclusion of the tour coinciding with the 40th anniversary of official U.S.-Chinese diplomatic relations.
May 22, 2019
The Wawa Welcome America group held a press conference on May 16, 2019, for its upcoming 4th of July celebration. Speakers at the event included the Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney, Welcome America Inc. President & CEO Michael DelBene, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens, and NBC10 President and General Manager Ric Harris.
May 22, 2019
In an exclusive interview with AL DÍA News, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney opens up about his blue-collar upbringing in South Philly, his passionate support for the city’s burgeoning immigrant population, and the transforming local political landscape.   Photo: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and AL DÍA News publisher Hernán Guaracao sit down for an exclusive interview in front of a live audience. Photo credit: Harrison Brink / AL DÍA News   It was officially "sold out".
May 22, 2019
The first direct flight between Philadelphia and Berlin will launch on June 7, 2019, nearly 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell. Travelers can now purchase tickets for nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Berlin through American Airlines, with four flights taking to the skies every week through September 28, 2019.
May 21, 2019
This year's Exchange will be held in Philadelphia at the National Museum of American Jewish History on September 18 - 20, 2019.
May 17, 2019
Within the immense acreage of Fairmount Park, there lies an astute residence on 3400 West Dauphin Street: The Woodford Mansion. This home is a prime example of architecture representing America's heritage of becoming an independent country.
May 15, 2019
On April 18, GPA celebrated the International Day for Monuments and Sites (IDMS) with a walking tour of Philadelphia’s historic Washington Square District. IDMS was established by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982, to celebrate and promote cultural heritage in all its diversity.
May 13, 2019
William Penn’s statue atop City Hall has been part of the Philadelphia skyline for over 100 years. For a time, he stood at the pinnacle of the tallest building in the world, and is literally looked up to by Philadelphians every day. For one Philly native in particular, he has inspired dedication and determination for almost half a century.
May 13, 2019
Cricket might not be the first sport you associate with Philadelphia, but the Philadelphia International Cricket Festivalis testament to its rich heritage in our region. Hosted at Haverford College just outside Ardmore, PA, this annual charity event takes place during the first week in May.
May 13, 2019
Fairmount Park turned a delightful shade of pink in recent weeks, as the cherry trees came into bloom. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) member Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia (JASGP) hosted its annual Sakura Sunday event on April 14.
May 13, 2019