April 23-27: Historic Homeowner Workshops | Planning the Modern City | Tax Delinquency App | Jane Golden and Dre Urhahn | Small Streets meetup

Homeowner Workshop: Masonry and Pointing

Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8pm. WES Health Center, 1315 Windrim Avenue. Learn about the best ways to maintain and repoint historic masonry buildings, as part of the Preservation Alliance‘s Homeowner’s Workshop Series in Logan this spring. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.

Building Philadelphia: Planning the Modern City

Tuesday, April 24, 6-9:30pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History & Politics is a 10-part lecture series by local scholars, running every Tuesday until May 8. This week David Brownlee discusses planning Philadelphia’s early modern years. Individual lectures cost $25, $20 for members, or $15 for students. Register online.

PlanPhilly Tax Delinquency App Demo

Wednesday, April 25, Noon-1pm. WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street. Join PlanPhilly for a free lunchtime talk as part of Philly Tech Week for a demo of PlanPhilly’s web-based tax delinquency application, developed in partnership with the Philadelphia Inquirer. Learn about the app and discuss the partnership that made it happen with Patrick Kerkstra (PlanPhilly contributor; freelance journalist), Rob Kandel and Julie Busby (Inquirer), Kevin Gillen (eConsult), and our very own Managing Editor Matt Golas. Come on by and meet us in person. Free, register online.

Philly Painting: Jane Golden in conversation with Dre Urhahn

Wednesday, April 25, 6pm. Temple University, Paley Library, 1210 Polett Walk. Join Jane Golden, the energetic executive director of the Mural Arts Program, and Dre Urhahn, one half of the Dutch art duo Haas&Hahn, for a conversation about making community-based public art and hear about plans for Haas&Hahn’s yearlong residency in Philadelphia. Free.

Homeowner Workshop: Paints and Color Placement

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm. Roxborough Development Corporation, 6111 Ridge Avenue. The Preservation Alliance is hosting a hands-on workshop series in Roxborough this April with staff from the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust. Paint and color placement are next up. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.

Philadelphia Society of Small Streets Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 7-9pm. Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square. The Philadelphia Society of Small Streets is dedicated to the preservation, repair, and restoration of Philadelphia’s small historic streets. Learn more about their work at the first annual meeting this week.

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