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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

SEAMAAC awarded $500k grant for Mifflin Square, community groups teaming up to envision the space

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition received a $500,000 grant this summer for creating and implementing a plan for Mifflin Square, located at 6th and Ritner.

The community space represents a diverse set of residents, which is why this effort to create improvements and new programming for the park includes 17 organizations, ranging from the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia to the LoMo Civic Association.

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Philadelphia Neighborhoods: 5 unique things to do in South Philly this summer

A version of this post was published in partnership with, a project of Temple University’s journalism program.

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South Philadelphia is home to several summer hotspots, from the Italian Market to Citizens Bank Park. Although open-air markets and Phillies games can be fun, there are a lot of other things do in the area that some locals might not know about. There are a plethora of hidden gems in the city, but these five places are worth checking out.

1) Take Tai Chi and Yoga classes at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church

South Philadelphia: Five Things To Do This Summer

Unbeknownst to some locals, Gloria Dei, or Old Swedes’ as it’s colloquially called, is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. It was built in the late 17th century and officially opened its doors in 1700.

Not only does the Episcopal church hold weekly services but it also offers Tai Chi and Yoga sessions for non-practicing locals and frequent churchgoers.

“We’re a tight-knit, lively community,” said Jim Minacci, sexton of the church. “People don’t really know about these classes that we have but we do a lot of other things too.”

Old Swedes’ was recently one of the venues for Make Music Philly, a city-wide music festival.

2) Try Cambodian Street Food at Mifflin Square

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What's Happening in:  Whitman 

Free yoga in Mifflin Square Park through June

Some good news for Philadelphians: Forbes says we’re pretty flexible.

According to a recent study by the business mag, the nation’s fifth largest city is its third best city for yoga, behind Seattle and San Francisco.

Through reader surveys, Forbes found that Philly residents are 42 percent more likely to break out into a downward dog or cobra than the general population. Part of the 58 percent still sitting at home? The Friends of Mifflin Square Park want to change that.

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