June 18-22: ThinkBike | Central District Plan | Bartram’s Garden Trail | Uptown Music Ceremony | Greenworks Progress Report

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ThinkBike Public Sessions Monday, June 18, 9-10:30am and Tuesday, June 19, 5-6:30pm. Temple University, School of Architecture. The ThinkBike Workshop will bring Dutch cycling experts to discuss Philadelphia’s bike infrastructure and planning for a two-day workshop. Register for the two public sessions bookending the workshop. Monday morning’s session will feature a presentation on Dutch cycling concepts [register here]. On Tuesday evening design teams will present their strategies for improving circulation around the City Hall and Temple University [register here].

Central District Planning Open Houses

Monday, June 18, 5:30-7:30pm. German Society, 611 Spring Garden. Wednesday, June 20, 5:30-7:30. Kimmel Center Hamilton Garden, 300 South Broad. As part of the city’s comprehensive planning efforts, the Central District Plan is one of 18 district-level plans, covering zoning, land-use, and public investment recommendations for greater Center City (River to river, Poplar/Girard to Washington/Christian). The same information will be presented at both meetings. RSVP online for Monday or Wednesday online.

Bartram’s Garden Trail Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, June 21, 2:30-4pm. Bartram’s Garden. Celebrate the completion of the mile-long trail at Bartram’s Garden. The new trail links visitors to the Schuylkill River, and connects Bartram’s Garden to Cobb’s Creek Park, the East Coast Greenway, and the Schuylkill River Trail.

Uptown Philly Music Appreciation Ceremony

Thursday, June 21, 5:30-9pm. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. For the second year running, the Uptown Theater Entertainment/Development Corporation will host its appreciation ceremony and fundraiser for the historic Uptown Theater. This year honorees include, Will Smith, Senator Shirley Kitchen, Earl Young (producer), James Elam (producer), Kimberly Roberts (reporter), Tiffany Bacon (radio personality), and Ursula Rucker (poet). Tickets may be purchased online for $25. For more information contact Linda Richardson or Monica Peters at 215-236-1878.

Greenworks 2012 Progress Report

Thursday, June 21, 6-8:30pm. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Greenworks Philadelphia set 15 sustainability targets in the areas of energy, environment, equity, economy, and engagement that aim to make Philadelphia the greenest city in America by 2015. This year marks the midway point in the life of the plan, and on Thursday the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will release its annual report card to see how the city is reaching those marks. Free. The event will be oversold, so arrive early to guarantee seating.

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