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Hadas Kuznits
May 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be the middle of May but Fourth of July excitement was building today as Welcome America unveiled some their upcoming plans at the Independence Visitor's Center. "Six days, 53 programs, three fireworks (shows), eight tons of hoagies, 100% free," said Wawa...
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Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday. Addie Lewis Klein with the Jewish Federation helped organize the celebration at Thomas Paine Plaza. "This morning, the City Council...
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With ponchos on and umbrellas in hand, crowds weren't about to let rain stop them from enjoying fireworks along the Delaware River Waterfront to ring in 2019.
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Andrew Kramer
December 31, 2018 - 9:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With ponchos on and umbrellas in hand, crowds weren't about to let rain stop them from enjoying fireworks along the Delaware River Waterfront to ring in 2019. "It's fireworks, it's New Year's, it's the best," said Kate Bowers, who didn't allow the wet weather to ruin...
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Times square has the ball drop, Philadelphia has fireworks to mark the New Year, but there are some other communities in the region that have some unique New Year's Eve traditions.
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Mark Abrams
December 30, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Times square has the ball drop, Philadelphia has fireworks to mark the new year, but there are some other communities in the region that have some unique New Year's Eve traditions. This is the sixth year for the "mushroom drop" in Kennett Square, Chester County, which...
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A holiday tradition at the Free Library of Philadelphia continues for the first day of Kwanzaa.
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Antionette Lee
December 26, 2018 - 3:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A holiday tradition at the Free Library of Philadelphia continues for the first day of Kwanzaa. Queen was one of the talented performers who helped kickoff the cultural celebration, and said that "I love Kwanzaa because Kwanzaa is a special day." Kwanzaa is actually a...
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo
June 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's the Semiquincentennial. "The Secretary of Interior asked us to come up with a new name. He couldn't say it — semiquincentennial," said Frank Giordano, president of the Philly Pops. In other words, it's the nation's 250th birthday ... in 2026. Giordano is also the...
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