For one night only, members of the Philadelphia Police department stepped into the boxing ring to face off against members of some of the city's largest labor unions. The event was part of a fundraising effort to build a memorial on Delaware Avenue to honor the 290 service members from Pennsylvania who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Philadelphia School District hosted a Back 2 School event at the School of the Future in West Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. The event featured free cuts and hairstyling, a backpack giveaway and more.
The Ghostly Circus, presented by 7Textures, took place at Laurel Hill Cemetery for its 6th year on Friday evening, Aug. 09, 2019. The story this year was Tides of the Climates. A portion of the proceeds from the show go to maintaining Laurel Hill Cemetery so that it remains a landmark of the city.
Artist Pauline Houston-McCall — a Philadelphia native — was commissioned to make art for Wells Fargo's new corporate offices in New York’s dramatic new Hudson Yards complex. The collection consists of 19 pieces of work. "It feels like a dream that I wasn’t allowed to dream,” she said. “I feel angelic.”
On Monday, the new Four Seasons opens at the top of the Comcast tower after a few weeks of what the company has called a "soft launch". Along with Philadelphia, Four Seasons is opening hotels this year in Athens, Bangalore, Montreal, Boston, Cabo San Lucas, Bangkok and Megeve, France.