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Apr 25, 2017 12 hours ago

Food Trucks at The Porch May Lineup

May is a great time to enjoy The Porch! All month long we'll welcome two food trucks each weekday to serve lunch at The Porch at 30th. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Also check out Schmear It serving up hot bagels and coffee on Thursdays from 7 am until 9:30 am. See the full lineup below, and make sure to follow The Porch on Twitter and Facebook for any changes.

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Apr 13, 2017 12 days ago

PECO Performances at The Porch

All summer long PECO Powers Performances at The Porch! From May through September, a wide array of performers will sing, dance, drum, act, and entertain each week at The Porch. The series, made possible by PECO, will kick off on May 1st with a lunchtime performance by New Sound Brass. Enjoy entertainment at one of Philadelphia's premiere public spaces!

The Porch hosts two trucks for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm, plus breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am to 9:30 am. 

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Mar 23, 2017 33 days ago

Food Trucks at The Porch April Lineup

In April we will be bringing back two food trucks each weekday to serve lunch at The Porch at 30th! Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Additionally, we will also have trucks serving breakfast on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 am until 9:30 am. Make sure to follow The Porch on Twitter and Facebook for any changes. The complete schedule is below.


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Mar 20, 2017 36 days ago

Join a Community Cleanup on April 8th

UCD and the City of Philadelphia invite you to participate in the 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup. We are once again partnering with the City on a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, April 8th. We will assist block captains, students, and volunteer groups and neighbors by providing trash bags, brooms, work gloves, and trash pickup.

Help the city-wide effort to beautify Philadelphia by cleaning your block or street from 9AM - 2PM. To sign up, contact us via email or by calling 215-243-0555.

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Mar 14, 2017 42 days ago

Celebrate Dirt Day at The Dirt Factory on April 8

On April 8th from 11 am until 2 pm, join the Dirt Factory and Soil Kitchen and give your garden a boost with free, high quality organic compost. The Dirt Factory will be distributing up to 10 gallons per person of screened compost produced from University City's fallen leaves and food scraps. 
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Mar 10, 2017 46 days ago

WPSI Enjoys a Visit From Secretary Kathy Manderino

On Thursday, March 9th, our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) enjoyed a visit from Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino as part of her "Jobs that Pay" tour. The tour is a way for L&I to learn about successful workforce programs across the state, and share that information with other like-minded organizations and employers to create a workforce system that supports all workers in Pennsylvania.

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Feb 28, 2017 56 days ago

Read Details about SEPTA's Proposed 49 Bus Route

Today representatives from SEPTA held a community meeting to share details on a proposed Route 49 bus. The new route would operate from Brewerytown, Fairmount, and Grays Ferry via University City. Route 49 would provide an important connection to the growing number of jobs and health resources in University City, seven days a week. The proposed routing would create a direct transit option between 30th Street Station and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Feb 01, 2017 2 months ago

Our 2016 Annual Review Recaps a Groundbreaking Year for UCD

2016 proved to be momentous for University City District.

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Jan 06, 2017 3 months ago

Join UCD for a Networking Happy Hour at Landmark on 3/23

UCD invites you to the third edition of our MIX networking event at Landmark Americana (3333 Market Street) on Thursday, March 23rd. Get out and meet leaders from the tech, science, medicine, real estate and other industries who are pushing forward growth in our dynamic neighborhood. Network with other professionals in the area while enjoying food and drink specials at a favorite local restaurant. 

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Dec 19, 2016 4 months ago

Recycle Your Christmas Trees on 1/7/17

On Saturday, January 7th from 10 am - 4 pm, we will once again partner with UC Green at Clark Park to recycle Christmas trees into wood chip mulch. Help us set a new record for Christmas trees! The mulch will be used around trees during the upcoming MLK Day of Service.

While you're waiting for the chipper to fire up, enjoy free roasted marshmallows and hot chocloate, plus enjoy the Clark Park Farmers' Market. A $10 to $20 suggested donation per tree will go toward supporting UC Green programs. 

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