18 Big Events Coming to Philadelphia in 2016

PHILADELPHIA, January 21, 2016  (18 Big Events & Reasons to Visit Philadelphia in 2016), Recently named the first World Heritage City in the United States, Philadelphia looks forward to an action-packed 2016 filled with attraction openings and expansions, only-in-Philly events and don’t-miss exhibitions—all happenings that will complement the immensely walkable city’s buzzed-about dining scene, vibrant art offerings, plentiful parks and public spaces and history galore.

Philly's Avenue Of The Arts Attractions

Although technically named South Broad Street, the center of Philadelphia’s performing arts community—stretching from City Hall to Lombard Street—has earned the nickname Avenue of the Arts. And for good reason. The energy is contagious as theatergoers, orchestra fans, opera lovers, dance aficionados and artists spill onto the street to mix with the locals who live, work and dine on the storied thoroughfare.

Frankford Chocolate Factory Sold to Developers

Frankford Candy & Chocolate Company is an American candy manufacturer, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded in 1947 by Sam Himmelstein. The company's old site on Washington Avenue has been sold to developers who are said to be planning a mixed-use project, the latest move to bring homes, shops, and offices to the industrial strip.

On Monday, the 100,000-square-foot property at 21st Street was sold to a consortium of buyers that plans to develop the site, said Robert Fahey, an executive vice president at commercial real estate services firm CBRE in Philadelphia.

One of the buyers, Anthony Nguyen, confirmed the acquisition but declined to provide other details. Planners and developers are seeking to recast western Washington Avenue, now largely factories and warehouses, as a mixed-use corridor to sustain growth along Center City's southern fringe.



Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Delivers Inaugural Address

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim F. Kenney was sworn in as the 99th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia in a morning ceremony at the Academy of Music. Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his Inaugural Address during the ceremony; text of the speech as prepared follows. Please check against delivery.

Philadelphia 2015 Holiday Calendar of Events

Philadelphia 2015 Holiday Calendar of Events. The holidays are all about tradition, especially in Philadelphia where each year generations of visitors gather at Macy’s for the Christmas Light Show, snap memory-making photos of Longwood Gardens’ elaborate displays and oooh-and-aaaah at the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.

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