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Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Philly and Science: The Future Looks Phosphorescent

Science in Philly didn’t end with Ben Franklin.

Philly has always been a hub for new scientific endeavors, and currently, we’re stoking the interest of younger scientists. Just take a look at this photo of Katie Couric hanging out with science-savvy girl scouts in Philly. The science bug has bitten Philly, and we’re excited to be part of the future in our beautiful (and smart!) city. Here are some big reasons why Philly and science are a match made in –  well, a really nice lab.

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More than Just Green Space: Center City Park Events

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Craving some fun outdoor events this summer?

The Granary Apartments are close to all of the Center City Parks, which means you can easily attend the many exciting events at each of them. Center City Parks consist of four parks: Dilworth, Sister Cities, John F. Collins, and Cret. The closest to your Philadelphia apartment is Dilworth Park, but the others are only a short distance away. Here are some Center City Parks events you don’t want to miss:

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Memorial Day Events in Philly

Memorial Day Events in Philly

The roots of Memorial Day are sobering, but as we honor those who laid down their lives for our country, we also celebrate a life of freedom with our families and friends in the United States. There’s no better place to celebrate this national holiday than the nation’s history capitol when your luxury apartment in Philly is close to everything! Now, for the best Memorial Day events in Philly:

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The Granary Advantage: Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse from Your Luxury Apartment

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at The Granary

There are so many things to love about your luxury apartment in Philly’s Center City. You’ll enjoy gleaming stainless steel appliances and countertops, a convenient washer and dryer in your apartment, and let’s not forget – a huge advantage in surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. Seriously!

Here’s how The Granary offers you the biggest chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse in Philly:

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Neighborhood Events Near You: A Look at Logan Square’s Spring Roster

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So you’re spending spring in a plush pad in the City of Brotherly Love. Lucky you! The 2015 calendar is already overflowing with events of all kinds for Philly apartment dwellers, particularly those residing in or near Logan Square. With a warmer season already underway, here are the highlighted festivals and events near your apartment in Philadelphia.

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Become Acquainted With Cezanne and Degas at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of the largest and most renowned art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art houses more than 227,000 pieces of art. The museum features Renaissance, American, Impressionist, and Modern Art with works by Rogier van der Weyden, Cezanne, Degas, and Thomas Eakins.

Head upstairs to take in cultures and periods throughout time, including the medieval cloister and the Indian Temple. Rotating exhibits encompass various types of media. The museum's gift shop features reproduction prints, jewelry, mugs, crafts, and other souvenirs. Consult the museum website for exhibits, admission prices, special events, and volunteer opportunities.

Note that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is closed on Mondays!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-8100
www.philamuseum.org

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Third Street Habit: One of Philly’s Favorite Women’s Boutiques

This independent Old City women's boutique is known for carrying sought-after designers such as J Brand, Free People, Joie, and Etoile by Isabel Marant. Since opening in 2004, it has landed on “best of” lists in publications from the New York Times to People thanks to a large selection of ready-to-wear, denim, accessories, and retooled vintage items.

Owner January Bartle selects items that straddle the line of trendy and timeless, with the goal of offering a selection of well-made that will last for years. Expect to pay more at this shop, but it offers a healthy selection of sale items, too.

Hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Third Street Habit
153 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
http://www.thirdstreethabit.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/third-street-habit-philadelphia

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Bartram’s Garden: Experience Botanical History

In 1728, a Pennsylvania Quaker named John Bartram purchased 102 acres near Philadelphia and began assembling one of the most extensive botanical collections in the world. His garden remains the oldest existing botanical garden in the United States, and during Bartram's lifetime, the garden was visited and enjoyed by dignitaries like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.You can spend the day exploring Bartram's Garden, as well!

Visiting the garden on your own is always free, but Yelp reviewers recommend signing up for one of the guided tours, which will explain the garden's layout and design, as well as help you identify the historical significance of certain plants. As an added bonus, you'll get a spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline from the estate's meadowlands. Don’t forget to stop by the historic buildings that housed Bartram’s family, and be sure to step inside the nursery where you can purchase native Pennsylvania cuttings and seedlings.

Bartram's Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 729-5281
www.bartramsgarden.org
www.yelp.com/biz/bartrams-garden-philadelphia

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Peruse 3 Floors of Funky, Quirky Folk Art at Eye’s Gallery

Eye's Gallery is a distinctive shopping destination in Philadelphia. Its three levels of this store are chock full of unique, fair trade items made by artisans from Latin America to India; expect pottery, tapestries, furniture, wood carvings, mirrors, and many more international goods. The store also carries women’s and men’s clothing, as well as jewelry and accessories.

Julia Zagar and her artist husband Isaiah, whose distinctive mosaic art covers the facade of the building, opened Eye's Gallery in 1968 after serving in the Peace Corps. (They also own the Magic Gardens outdoor art installation six blocks away at 1020 South Street.)

Eye's Gallery's hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Eye's Gallery
402 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-0193
http://www.eyesgallery.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/eyes-gallery-philadelphia

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Don’t Skip These Kid-Friendly Attractions in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a very family-friendly city, provided that you know the right places to take the little ones. Kids of all ages will love these exciting, fun-filled attractions, and the adults might even enjoy them just as much.

Please Touch Museum
Few museums are as hands-on as Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum, which invites children to build, drive, climb on, and explore every exhibit. The museum is centered around the idea that kids learn best through play, and it features exhibits like mazes to teach special reasoning, an interactive neighborhood, and even a Flight Fantasy exhibit that teaches balance and coordination.

Smith Memorial Playground
This historic playground is located in Philly’s East Fairmount Park, and it is targeted toward children ages 10 and younger. The park spans 6 ½ acres and hosts more than 50 pieces of safe, age appropriate playground equipment to offer children the opportunity for creative and social play. Better still, entry to this Philadelphia institution is free.

Philadelphia Zoo
Tiny animal lovers and their parents will both enjoy spending a day at the Philadelphia Zoo. This expansive zoo is 42-acres large and is home to more than 1,300 exotic animals, many of which are rare or endangered. The zoo includes a KidZooU area that is specifically designed for children, including child friendly gates, accessible restrooms and more. This area teaches children about animals in a way that they can understand, and it even offers education about the zoo’s conservation and recycling initiatives.