Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Independence Seaport Museum

MUSEUM
Independence Seaport Museum
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  • Ariana Afghan Restaurant
  • Kisso Sushi Bar
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-5439
  • Calendar
    Upcoming events
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      What Floats Your Boat?
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • This interactive exhibit teaches visitors about the science, history & art of boats & boat building. You can climb into a boat sitting on a waterbed, experiment with weights in a model boat to see how drag effects speed, assemble a wooden boat puzzle & more.
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      Home Port Philadelphia
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • Signaled by audiotape boat horns & whistles, visitors can chart a course for Penn's Landing. You'll learn about the hazards of navigation as you travel beneath a replica of the Ben Franklin Bridge & explore a carpeted Delaware River.
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      Coming to America
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • This exhibit explores the immigrant experience. Check out basic bunks similar to those immigrants would have slept in and photographs of first-class dining accommodations, or listen to oral histories of actual travellers.
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      Divers of the Deep
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • Learn about undersea technology of the past & present through equipment displays & audiovisual presentations.
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      On the Rivers, On the Shores
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • 'On the Rivers, On the Shores: Small Craft of the Delaware River Valley.' This exhibit features a variety of small craft representing the area's marine history.
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      Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • The first exhibit in the Museum's 'River of Freedom' series, 'Tides' examines the concept of freedom as it relates to the African experience along the Delaware. Artifacts, first-person accounts and interactive displays provide insight on several relevant key moments in Philadelphia history: Enslavement, Emancipation, Jim Crow and Civil Rights.
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      WetLand
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. Performances and workshops will also be held at WetLand.
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      WetLand Tours
    • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. The artist will be available for brief presentations.
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      WetLand Yoga
    • Friday, August 22, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. Malik Wilson of Dhyana Yoga hosts Friday nights on WetLand with a mix of live musicians, spoken word artists, mediation leaders, and environmental activist instructors. Community partners will donate fresh squeezed juice onsite and provide local discounts.
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      WetLand Preserve Making Taste Testing
    • Sunday, August 24, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. Sara Pilling of Skunk Hollow Community Garden will give a talk on preserve making methods. Tasting samples of her homemade preserves and plenty of goodies will be provided.
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      WetLand: "Chalk Board Artists"
    • Saturday, September 6, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. A 21st century opera in English that follows a classic opera format; the music, although mostly rock, spans multiple genres.
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      WetLand Alison Gillespie Q&A
    • Sunday, September 7, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. Alison Gillespie, author of 'Hives in the City' will do a reading of her book on urban beekeeping followed by a Q&A.
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      WetLand Walnut Hill Community Farm Talk
    • Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. West Philadelphia’s community-developed urban farm presents lecture about growing fresh food in the city.
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      WetLand Mill Creek Urban Farm Talk
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    • A Fringe Festival performance, artist Mary Mattingly will live on this waterside habitat for the duration of the festival. West Philadelphia’s educational urban farm presents an interactive lecture on stormwater management in Philadelphia.
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      WetLand: SLIDESHOW
    • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    • Performance artist Josh McIlvain presents a classic slideshow, using an old slide carousel projected on a standing screen in a living room-like setting. As real slides are projected, he weaves a fictional story around them, creating a new experience with old technology. Using found footage and recycling it into a new kind of performance aligns with WetLand's goals of recycling found objects to create something new.
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      WetLand: High Tide, Holy Water
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014
    • Mollie McKinley and Ariel Sims, dressed as nun-mermaids, perform a ceremony that takes found objects from the ocean and the Hudson River valley and repurposes them as sacred objects.
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      Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam
    • Friday, October 3, 2014
    • The stories of young American soldiers headed off to war in Vietnam are explored through the graffiti left behind in the troopships' bunk areas.
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      Fanfare on the Fantail
    • Saturday, October 11, 2014
    • Board the cruiser Olympia for an evening of music, food and cocktails, concluding with a firing of the ship's guns. Proceeds benefit the Museum's preservation initiatives.