Monday, September 26, 6pm. PennDesign, 210 S. 34th Street, Meyerson Hall B-3. Jean Carroon, a principal at Goody Clancy, comes to Penn to discuss the power of adaptive reuse, greening historic buildings, and why preservation is essential to the protection of the environment. Part of PennDesign’s fall lecture series. Free.
Tuesday, September 27, 10am. City Hall, Room 400. City Council resumes its public hearings about the Zoning Code Commission’s proposals for a new zoning code. Immediately after the public hearings are complete, Council will consider what action to take on the zoning reform proposals.
Tuesday, September 27, 6:30pm. Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street. Learn about weatherstripping, insulation, and how to keep your heating bills down as part of the Preservation Alliance‘s Homeowner’s Workshop Series this fall. The final fall workshop will be next Tuesday, 10/4 (Flat Plaster Repairs and Interior Finishes). Workshops include either visual presentations or hands-on demonstrations by the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust staff. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.
Friday, September 30, 6pm. Lancaster Avenue between 34th and 41st streets. LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue is a public art project featuring art installations in vacant storefronts on Lancaster Avenue along with group art shows and performances. LOOK!’s sponsors – Drexel University, the University City District, People’s Emergency Center, and neighborhood arts groups – hope the project will draw more business and cultural interest to Lancaster Avenue, and foster civic pride and social interaction among neighbors. More than 200 artists competed for window spaces. On Friday, LOOK! on Lancaster officially opens at 6pm with performances up and down the avenue. LOOK! on Lancaster will stay up until November 30. Click here for more information about Friday night’s opening festivities.