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Philadelphia’s streets are vibrant with festivals, languages, flavors, and cultures from all ends of the world. From Chinatown to Reading Terminal Food Market, the options are endless!

Check out any of the links below, and if you would like to explore other cultural points in the city, visit: http://www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/.

Also, to keep updated with current events and festivals going on in the area, visit: http://www.phillyfunguide.com/.

Chinatown Philadelphia, PA

Chinatown gate in Philadelphia

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Chinatown emerged In the mid-19th century, as Cantonese immigrants settled in the area; since then, restaurants and other businesses in the area have been catering to a variety of other immigrants from East Asian nations, such as Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. To learn more about Chinatown, visit http://www.phillychinatown.com/.

52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Septa 52nd street station

NewsWorks (WHYY radio program) story about 52nd Street corridor, http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/36360-changing-of-the-guard-at-welcoming-center-for-new-pennsylvanians, April 3, 2012

Reading Food Market

51 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Reading Market produce

Image by Bohemian Traveler

Reading Market

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Reading Terminal Food Market is an indoor public market that houses hundreds of merchants, offering fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, ethnic foods, and much more! Find out more at http://www.readingterminalmarket.org/.

Philadelphia is a major hub for train, bus, and air travel.

Around Philadelphia region: http://www.septa.org/

  • Septa’s 110 and 111 buses come directly to Penn State Brandywine from Philadelphia
  • Septa’s 117 bus comes directly to Penn State Brandywine from Chester
  • Septa’s 101 Trolley travels from 69th Street directly to Media, PA.

New Jersey Transit:  Trenton to New York City:
http://www.njtransit.com/

Getting to NY, Washington, D.C. and other points:
Bolt Bus and Mega Bus leave from directly behind 30th Street Train Station
https://www.boltbus.com/
http://www.megabus.com/

Amtrak: http://www.amtrak.com/home 

Religious Worship

Hands clasped together

Image by Vicki Wolkins

  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Catholic Church)
    222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: 215-587-36
    http://archphila.org/
  • St Ignatius Church
    636 North 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Phone: 215-386-5065
    http://oms-stignatius.com
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
    240 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Phone: 215-627-6434
    http://www.diopa.org/
  • Quaker Meeting
    Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
    4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    http://www.archstreetfriends.org/
  • Lutheran Church
    The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion
    2110 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: 215-567-3668
    http://www.lc-hc.org
  • Calvary United Methodist Church
    801 S. 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
    Phone: 215-724-1702
  • Philadelphia District A.M.E (African Methodist Episcopal Church)
    http://www.firstdistrictame.org
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
    Jewish Community Services Building
    2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Phone: 215-832-0500
    http://www.jewishphilly.org/
  • Masjid Al-Madinah Mosque
    6800 Ludlow Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082
    Phone: 610-352-7774
  • Kesher Israel Congregation
    1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
    Phone: 610-696-7210
  • Samarpan Hindu Temple
    6515 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19149
    Phone: 215-537-9537

This list is a sampling of the organizations, houses of worship, social and cultural activities, and other miscellaneous resources in the Delaware County/Philadelphia region. If you would like to have your organization considered for inclusion, please contact Julie Gallagher at Penn State Brandywine, jag63@psu.edu.