Oct 02, 2015 21 months ago

October Events at the Porch

Check out what's happening this October at the Porch, including a special performance by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra!


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Sep 11, 2015 22 months ago

September Events at the Porch

Check out the schedule of events for September at the Porch! 

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Sep 02, 2015 22 months ago

The Porch Adds Custom Swings from Gehl Studio

On the heels of a major site enhancement in May, which included elements designed by Groundswell Design Group and a new food and beverage partnership with restaurateur Michael Schulson, comes the next signature upgrade to the Porch in the form of unique, vibrant, and custom-made swings from Gehl Studio.

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May 05, 2015 2 years ago

Unveiling Plans for Porch 2.0

Since its introduction in late 2011, the Porch at 30th Street Station has become one of Philadelphia’s most vibrant public spaces, with amenities such as flexible seating, seasonal horticulture, and performances.

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Apr 29, 2014 3 years ago

WXPN Free At Noon at The Porch on Friday, May 16

featuring Hamilton Leithauser / Chet Faker

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Apr 23, 2014 3 years ago

PlanPhilly reports on UCD's progress with the 40th Street Trolley Portal

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel. But those are the types of wildlife that University City District hopes to draw to the 40th Street Trolley Portal as part of its planned renovations.

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Mar 31, 2014 3 years ago

Spring Plantings at The Porch

Last week our crews added over 800 hyacinth, iris, muscari, and tulip "forced bulbs" along with 20 new Japanese pieris flowering shrubs and a fresh coat of licorice root mulch.

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Mar 11, 2014 3 years ago

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music, free fitness classes, art workshops and more!

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Mar 05, 2014 3 years ago

Citizens Bank Foundation awards $50,000 grant for UCD's West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

On February 28th, Citizens Bank Foundation announced a $50,000 grant for University City District's West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), an innovative job training program that connects West Philadelphia employers to unemployed West Philadelphians. The check presentation was made during a training session for the Drexel College of Medicine Certified Medical Assistant pipeline, a partnership between WPSI and the Drexel University College of Medicine. UCD was honored to be joined at the presentation by John Fry, President of Drexel University; Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; and Henri Moore, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs, Citizens Bank.

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Mar 04, 2014 3 years ago

Business is thriving in University City

2013 was another strong year for retail and restaurants in University City. Exciting new arrivals like Hip City Veg, Shake Shack, Rx The Farmacy, and The Fat Ham were among the 25 restaurants, cafes and bars opening in 2013. This continues a recent trend in the neighborhood as the number of places to eat and drink has been up by an incredible 17% over the last five years! New retail also had a good year, including exciting openings like Greene Street consignment and Plaza Artist Materials, with the number of new businesses up by 3% over the last five years.

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