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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: For the Love of Germantown, PHS at the Rail Park and revolutionizing vaccines


Check out our picks for the week's top events. 
Preventing Disease Before It Occurs
Thursday,  June 16
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Quorum, University City Science Center, 3711 Market St., Philadelphia
Free (registration required)

Is it possible to create a vaccine against pathogens like HIV? Dr. Christopher Snyder and his team of researchers at Thomas Jefferson University are working to make that a reality. Learn more about the virus the team identified as showing great potential for vaccinating against pathogens like HIV and tuberculosis. The discussion will focus on how an effective barrier to infection may be established by activating the immune system and the corresponding pathway to the mucous membranes.

For more info and to register, click here.

For the Love of Germantown
Thursday, June 16
6 - 9 p.m.
Rittenhouse SoundWorks, 219 W. Rittenhouse St., Philadelphia

Germantown United CDC's annual fundraiser, For the Love of Germantown, is back for its third year. Due to last year's success, the fundraiser has moved to Rittenhouse SoundWorks, allowing more space for all of the food, music and fun! Rittenhouse SoundWorks is a brand new arts complex off Greene Street, located in a building originally built by Chrysler. 

Germantown CDC works to promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown's business corridors through a sustainable, creative and community-driven approach to economic development. This year's silent auction will once again be curated by the iMPeRFeCT Gallery

For more info and to register, click here.

PHS Pop-Up: Viaduct Rail Park
Through Friday, September 30
Viaduct Park, 10th & Hamilton Sts., Philadelphia

PHS is hosting a pop-up park at the Viaduct Rail Park that will merge the overhead rail structure with green urban space, inspired by railroad cars and other remnants from the once-abandoned site. The design seeks to engage visitors  in the emerging ecology and cultural history of the rail line. Artist Abby Sohn's site specific sound installation will be on display underneath the Viaduct. Using the iron structure to create a sonic experience, the installation explores the cultural heritage and creative potential of the rail site. 

The pop-up will also feature a stretch of Philly's new ball toss game, Stones! The sport was created by the Philly Stones League and borrows from bocce, chess and other games. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and a variety of events will take place throughout the summer.

For more info, click here.


3rd Annual Kidchella Music Festival 
Friday, June 17
5 - 7 p.m.
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia
$10; $5 for members

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse's 3rd annual kids music festival Kidchella, now a three-concert series, kicks off next Friday with a show in Smith's six-and-a-half acre playground featuring two nationally acclaimed children's music artists! Enjoy the 1920s-inspired sounds of Lucy Kalantari and original hits from Joanie Leeds. Families will enjoy a fantastic evening of family-friendly music and dinner from popular food trucks. Kidchella is a rain or shine event. #onthegroundphilly

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