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The Hidden City Philadelphia Festival is happening right now!
The Festival celebrates the power of place through the imagination of contemporary artists, inspiring people to explore the city’s history and imagine new futures for our urban landscape. Artists of diverse disciplines and media create site-specific work that illuminates abandoned, obscure or inaccessible sites throughout the city.
The festival will feature nine sites of historical and community interest, including several buildings looking for new ideas to bring them back to life, from the vacant and beguiling Germantown Town Hall, to Shivtei Yeshuron, a 19th century row house synagogue in South Philadelphia.
Shivtei Yeshuron will be hosting a radical Jewish concert series throughout the month as well as arts projects. We encourage you to visit all the sites - each is an interesting look into corners of Philadelphia not normally accessible - but if you have a special interest in Philadelphia's Jewish history, take some time before June 30 to stop by 4th and McKean!