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Philadelphia’s position on an yearly Belief for General public Lands index of the nation’s park systems has taken a dive since final year.

  • Philly dropped from 19 to 32 on the ParkScore record. The town has good park access, and there are several recreation facilities — but the funding cuts above the previous pair a long time dragged the position down.

The Kenney admin is boosting the Parks & Rec budget this yr, Jordan Levy experiences, but advocates say it is not adequate.

More than the past thirty day period, new road art has been showing up in crosswalks all over Heart Metropolis: small blue-and-yellow humanoid figures up coming to peace symbols.

  • The artwork appears to be in the fashion of stikman, a Philly-dependent nameless artist whose perform is located close to the U.S. — although no a person has nonetheless stepped up to assert duty.

As opposed to a whole lot of community artwork, you’ll have to glance down to see these parts, Asha Prihar studies, since they’re embedded into the asphalt.

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Nothing at all on the docket as much as the public is involved for Mayor Kenney today.

🗳️ Tomorrow! Ahead of the most important election, reporter Jordan Levy will be getting over our Instagram to respond to questions about the initially ballot issue: Should the board that aids enforce Philly’s reasonable housing legislation be manufactured lasting?  Submit your Qs here. (12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Could 6)

🏆 Billy Penn Philly Quizzo: Our monthly trivia celebration about all items Philly lands at the residence of Fishtown Iced Teas. Hosts Danya and Sakeenah are kicking it at the new out of doors patio at Interstate Drafthouse, so start off assembling a workforce. Registration is cost-free. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May possibly 18).

🏇 Don your extravagant hat and sip mint juleps at the annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser for Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park. Tickets start at $35. (4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Could 7)

🍵 Jillian Pirtle of the Marian Anderson Museum hosts a Mother’s Working day tea at Penn Museum to showcase the function, music, and style of the opera singer and civil rights icon. Tickets are $20. (1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May perhaps 7)

🌳 Choose one particular of 85 parks across Philadelphia to volunteer for Love Your Park Week, an once-a-year cleanup and neighborhood accumulating celebrating green space across the metropolis. (Sunday to Sunday, May possibly 7-15)