University City District Blog

Aug 09, 2018 4 days ago

Join UCD for a Ribbon Cutting for Trolley Portal Gardens

We are thrilled to invite the neighborhood to join us in celebrating the official grand opening of Trolley Portal Gardens! Please come out and join us for a ribbon cutting, an open house, and light refreshments provided by the owners of Trolley Car Station on Thursday, September 27th from 5PM-7PM. Register here.

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Jul 30, 2018 14 days ago

August 2018 at The Porch at 30th Street Station

This August we are welcoming a new schedule of food trucks and PECO Performances to The Porch at 30th Street Station. Please note that neither Schmear It nor the Pub at The Porch will operate out of the pop-up in the middle of the space, although Schmear It will bring their truck out for breakfast service on the western edge of the space.

 

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Jul 25, 2018 19 days ago

August 2018 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in August

 

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Jul 24, 2018 20 days ago

Jezabel Careaga Brings a Taste of Argentina to the Neighborhood

By Yasmine Hamou, UCD Marketing and Event Intern

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Jul 20, 2018 25 days ago

Clark Park Movies 2018

Free movies are returning to University City! UCD, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, will once again present Movies in Clark Park, four weeks of free outdoor movies. Each screening will be preceded by fun activities and offerings from local organizations and performance groups.

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Jul 12, 2018 33 days ago

Reflections from UCD VP of Workforce Solutions Sarah Steltz

Sarah Steltz is UCD's new Vice President of Workforce Solutions. Prior to joining UCD, Sarah spent ten years working at Drexel University, most recently as Director of Workforce and Economic Inclusion on Drexel’s University and Community Partnerships (UCP) team.

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Jul 05, 2018 39 days ago

Now Accepting Community Vendors for the September 2018 Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

University City District (UCD) and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association are excited to announce the return of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday, September 13, 2018. The event draws thousands of neighbors and visitors to enjoy $1 specials from participating vendors.

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Jul 05, 2018 39 days ago

Catching Up with WPSI Grad Myna Whitney

Myna Whitney is a superstar. From the moment she joined the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative in 2012, she’s been a champion of the program, whether she’s appearing in UCD videos, speaking at alumni events, or talking to friends, neighbors, family or anyone else within earshot about why she loves the Skills Initiative and how it prepared her to succeed. We caught up with Myna six years after she graduated from WPSI as she celebrates another graduation – this time from Drexel University – to see where her training with the Skills Initiative has helped her land.

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Jun 29, 2018 45 days ago

July 2018 at The Porch at 30th Street Station

It's July, and we have a packed month at The Porch at 30th Street Station! The Pub at The Porch is open for outdoor drinks three nights a week, our PECO Performances are back in full swing, and every weekday brings food trucks for lunchtime service! 

Our beer takeover series continues at The Pub in June! Don't miss St. Benjamin's on July 12th and Love City on July 26th! 

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Jun 26, 2018 48 days ago

University City Dining Days Returns July 12-22nd

University City Dining Days, our popular “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion, returns for ten days this summer, running July 12th-22nd. Thirty six University City dining destinations – including five restaurants participating for the first time—will offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $35. Dining Days is part of UCD’s Summer in University City programming, which includes concerts, outdoor movies, pop-up performances and the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll.

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Jun 26, 2018 49 days ago

July 2018 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in July

 

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Jun 11, 2018 2 months ago

The Wistar Institute: Pioneering Biomedical Research in University City

Nestled among the venerable buildings of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, a comparatively small but mighty force in the field of biomedical research and training has been developing breakthrough scientific technology in the fields of immunology and cancer research for over 125 years.

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May 31, 2018 2 months ago

June 2018 at The Porch at 30th Street

It's June, and things are heating up at The Porch at 30th Street Station! The Pub at The Porch is open for outdoor drinks three nights a week, our PECO Performances are back in full swing, and every weekday brings food trucks for lunchtime service!

Our beer takeover series continues at The Pub in June! Don't miss Urban Village Brewing Co. on June 14th or Conshohocken Brewing Company on June 28th!

PECO Performances at The Porch are back!

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May 29, 2018 2 months ago

June 2018 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in June

 

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May 21, 2018 2 months ago

How to Conquer the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

Since its debut in 2010, the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll has grown into a hugely popular event. Neighbors and Philadelphians from around the city convene on Baltimore Avenue to enjoy $1 deals from local businesses, plus live music, free activities for kids, and a chance to experience one of our favorite commercial corridors in West Philadelphia. Whether you’re a seasoned Stroller or visiting for the first time, here are some ways to make the most out of your Dollar Stroll experience.

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May 08, 2018 3 months ago

May 2018 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

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Apr 25, 2018 3 months ago

May at The Porch at 30th Street Station

Spring has finally arrived in Philadelphia, which means increased activity at The Porch at 30th Street Station! In May we'll once again welcome two trucks a day for weekday lunchtime vending. Schmear It will continue operating each weekday morning from the pop-up in the center of The Porch. And on May 2nd, we're reopening the Pub at The Porch for after-work drinks on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays! See the full schedule below for food trucks and special events below.

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Apr 24, 2018 3 months ago
Apr 20, 2018 3 months ago

Brewery Takeovers Coming to the Pub at The Porch Outdoor Bar

This spring and summer we'll be partnering with Bridgewaters Pub and local breweries to bring rare local beers to the Pub at The Porch! On five Thursdays from May through June, local breweries will take over the Pub to serve beer in the outdoor bar area.

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