Fairmount Park

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August 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hip-hop artist Meek Mill joined forces with the City of Philadelphia, PUMA and community leaders to unveil a special gift for the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. On Saturday in East Fairmount Park, Mill alongside the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department,...
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August 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors : 87% in a building of some kind, then another 6% in automobiles. The overwhelming majority of us spend only 7% of our entire life outdoors...
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March 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- This is opening weekend for Philadelphia's seasonal Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. James Webster, the interim site manager, says this home and garden is an example of a wealthy Japanese residence from the 17th Century "It was a gift from the Japanese government...
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The Roots arrives at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
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Dan Wing
March 12, 2019 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Roots Picnic is on the move. For the first time in its history, the annual summer music festival will be held somewhere besides Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. It's been a rite of summer for the last decade. The music festival, hosted by Philadelphia's own...
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Lauren Lipton
March 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As we celebrate Women's History Month, we look at Laurel Hill Mansion , a historic house in Fairmount Park, built by Rebecca Rawle in 1767. "Our house was actually unusual in that it was built by a woman," said Alma Jacobs. "In those days, women normally did not do...
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Cherry trees throughout Fairmount Park are looking healthy and should be in bloom just in time for their Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Justin Udo
March 07, 2019 - 1:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might be hard to believe, but Old Man Winter's days are numbered — and that means barren plants across the region will soon spring to life. A lot of people are already keeping a close watch on one tree in particular. "Cherry blossoms are the marker of spring, that...
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An ominous Philadelphia skyline as seen from Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park.
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Justin Udo
February 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A snowy day means extra work for some people in the Delaware Valley. For others, it means they get to play. Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park is always a popular place for people looking for some wintertime fun. What may have been a run-of-the-mill snow day for most...
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Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
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Hadas Kuznits
February 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer starts for some at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center Saturday. A new program from the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation called Getaway at the Greenhouse aims to bring people to the center for a makeshift "summer oasis dead in...
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A Very Philly Christmas
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Hadas Kuznits
November 30, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The historic houses of Fairmount Park open to the public Saturday for a celebration that's being called "A Very Philly Christmas." Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell explains you'll be able to visit the mansions to envision how the...
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Mike DeNardo
November 23, 2018 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This was the tenth and final year for a memorial rugby tournament in Fairmount Park, but the cause it supports isn't being abandoned. Each year, hundreds of rugby players have gathered at the Edgley Field on Black Friday, for the "Apple Pie Sevens." It's a competition...
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