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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
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
Philadelphia’s rising prominence as a global city is showcased through numerous events and organizations that highlight our region’s diversity and international connections. The Greater Philadelphia area is one of the most internationally-oriented, economically competitive, and forward-thinking regions in our nation, and much of that success can be attributed to our local globally-minded initiatives. We can find one such initiative just about an hour outside of the city, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
May 6, 2019
Since its foundation, World Congresses of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) have furthered their evolution through meetings of the OWHC community, which are held every two years on the many topics related to Urban World Heritage. The next World Congress of the OWHC will be held from June 2 – 5, 2019, in Krakow, Poland. The theme of this 15th OWHC& World Congress is “Heritage and Tourism: Local communities and visitors – sharing responsibilities.”
May 6, 2019
Anna Broomall (1847-1931), a pioneer in women’s medicine and surgery, was recently honored with a historical marker from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The new marker is located on the premises of Widener University, near where she lived in Delaware County. 
May 1, 2019