Fairmount Park

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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Courtesy of the Laurel Hill Mansion
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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Antionette Lee
November 11, 2018 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 3,000 people put their feet to the pavement in Fairmount Park Sunday to support the fight against childhood cancer at the 10th Annual Lemon Run for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Frank Troiano says his granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was...
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Andrew Kramer
October 07, 2018 - 12:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - West Fairmount Park is illuminating once again this Halloween season. That's because THE GLOW: A Jack-O'-Lantern Experience is back for a second year. It’s back! @THEGLOW_JackO has returned to West Fairmount Park for the #Halloween season @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com...
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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
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John McDevitt
October 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Japanese cultural center is celebrating its 60th anniversary with special programming throughout the month at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Shofuso was built in Japan in the 1950s and made its way to West Fairmount Park in...
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