welcome america

Philadelphia's Welcome America festival has a new leader this year: President and CEO Michael DelBene, who takes over on Feb. 6.
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John McDevitt
January 24, 2019 - 1:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Summer is a long way off, but plans are underway for more than 50 free events surrounding Philadelphia's Welcome America celebration for the July 4th holiday. The festival has a new leader this year. President and CEO Michael DelBene takes over on Feb. 6. He was the...
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U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
November 16, 2018 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Thirty-three members of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission were sworn in Friday in a ceremony at Independence Hall. With the formalities out of the way, the commissioners, made up of politicians, government officials and private citizens, now begin eight years of...
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Jeff Guaracino
Visit Philadelphia
Mark Abrams
September 06, 2018 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A longtime booster of tourism in Philadelphia and Atlantic City has been selected to lead the Visit Philadelphia organization. Jeff Guaracino — the current president and CEO of the Welcome America organization, which produces the annual Fourth of July celebration in...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA is prepared for the Fourth of July crowds. More people than usual are expected to use SEPTA to get in and out of Center City for Philadelphia's free Independence Day festivities, so SEPTA Public Information Manager Kristin Mestre-Velez advised people to be aware...
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The National Constitution Center plays host to a fleet of Wawa hoagie-makers
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Tim Jimenez
June 28, 2018 - 8:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s Welcome America celebration begins Thursday, and 7 tons of hoagie is on the menu. The sandwiches are free for the public starting at noon on Independence Mall. The lunchroom at the National Constitution Center was transformed into a deli, and hundreds...
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The 2018 Wawa Welcome America lineup has been unveiled.
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Andrew Kramer
May 21, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Wawa Welcome America is Philadelphia's largest annual citywide event. We learned last month that rapper Pitbull will be headlining the July 4th concert on the Parkway . And on Monday, the party got started early as the rest of the 2018 lineup was unveiled at the...
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May 21, 2018 - 1:49 pm
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Dec 09, 2016; Hollywood, FL, USA; Pitbull performs at Hard Rock Live.
Ian Bush
April 09, 2018 - 3:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Philadelphia will feel some Miami heat this Fourth of July. The Wawa Welcome America concert has been announced, and Pitbull is bringing his Grammy-winning rap game to the Ben Franklin Parkway in celebration of Independence Day. Mr. 305 / Mr. Worldwide comes to the...
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