December 12-16: PHS holiday pop-up shop, Moviehouse, urban gardening talk, Unsilent Night

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Monday, December 12- Friday, December 16, 8am-2:30pm daily. Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Visit the Comcast Center’s lower lobby this week and find the first-ever PHS Holiday Pop-Up Shop, selling PHS merchandise for all of the gardeners on your list, as well as tickets to the 2012 flower show.


Tuesday, December 13, 6:30pm. Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox Street. The Center for Northeast Philadelphi,  The Historical Society of Frankford will feature Rick Spector’s “Moviehouse”, a photographic tour of Philadelphia’s former movie theaters, at their Winter Holiday Social. Free for members, $5 for others.

Community Conversation on Gardening and Land Issues

Wednesday, December 14, 6-8pm. Finanta Building, 1301 N. 2nd Street. Join the Food Organizing Collaborative, South Kensington Community Partners, and Garden Justice Legal Initiative to discuss strategies for protecting gardens on vacant/abandoned land, learn more about Pennsylvania’s land bank legislation, how citywide planning and zoning efforts affect urban gardening. RSVP online or email

Unsilent Night and Old Philadelphia Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 14, 6-7:30 Unsilent Night, meet at Ethical Society of Philadelphia 1906 Rittenhouse Square. 7:30-10pm party at Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, 254 Van Pelt Street. Hidden City presents Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, a composition created to played outdoors during December on various boomboxes as “carolers” process through city streets. Bring your own boombox if you can. The procession will be followed by a traditional holiday party at the Orpheus Club complete with plum pudding and wassail. Unsilent Night is free; party costs $30 for Hidden City members, $40 for non-members.

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