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Shane Confectionery interior.
Sep 28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Sweet Peek Inside Shane Confectionery

A tour and hands-on dig through the archives of the oldest continuously run confectionery in the United States.
S.S. United States.
Sep 30
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All Aboard the S.S. United States!

Join the S.S. United States Conservancy's curatorial team on a special, limited-access tour inside the S.S. United States to learn about the vibrant history of America’s Flagship.
Open Roof at "Greet the Light."
Oct 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sonic Seasonal at Skyspace With Steve Gunn

Take in sunset at Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse with a James Turrell installation and improvised set by guitar player Steve Gunn.

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