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A tour of all of the special ways you can take part in the Parkway 100 festivities. (WPVI)

Cheers to 100 years! FYI Philly is It's a Centennial Celebration of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway!

From performances and themed exhibits to the luminous, interactive art animating the Parkway! Plus, explore the grand boulevard's original plans - and see what could have been! Join Rick Williams and Cecily Tynan on the tour.

OVERVIEW OF THE PARKWAY 100 FESTIVAL
Parkway 100 is a 14-month celebration of The Benjamin Franklin Parkway's birthday. Cecily Tynan shows us the many ways you can take part in the festivities. PARKWAY 100 FESTIVAL CALENDAR:

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Karen Rogers explores an exhibition of masterpieces gifted to the city 100 years ago.

ART MUSEUM - JOHN G. JOHNSON COLLECTION
To celebrate the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is planning an exhibition of masterpieces gifted to the city 100 years ago. Karen Rogers takes us inside the conservation lab for a look at what it takes to get the paintings show-ready.

Old Masters Now: Celebrating the Johnson Collection
(Nov 3-Feb.19)

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
The Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Tours
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday through October, at 11 a.m.
*Tour free with Admission

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They're making two centennial milestones at the Rodin Museum, Alicia Vitarelli has the story.

RODIN 100
The Rodin Museum is celebrating two centennial milestones this fall. Alicia Vitarelli explains breaks down what's coming to the Rodin Museum.

Rodin Museum
2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
The Kiss, through January 2019
Pay-what-you-wish admission
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The Barnes Foundation joined Museum Row five years ago, but it has always had a strong connection to the Parkway.

The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation is hosting a plethora of programs for the Parkway 100 Festival. From art to music and bikes wrapped in masterpieces, Melissa Magee has all the details.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Kiefer Rodin Exhibition
Nov. 17-March 12

Barnes Ensemble Festival
Sept. 30-Oct. 8
The Debut of the Barnes Ensemble
The Barnes Foundation
Sunday, October 8, 7:00 p.m., $30, members $20, students $10.
BARNES ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL

INDEGO BIKES MEET ART
Be on the lookout for Indego bikes wrapped in masterpieces from The Barnes Foundation! Indego pass holders get free admission to the Barnes collection through September 30th.

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The Association for Public Art has commissioned whimsical transportation called Fireflies.

Fireflies
The Associations for Public Art has commissioned a world-famous artist to create a whimsical mode of transportation - an installation called Fireflies that offers a pretty artful way to get around the Parkway 100 Festival!

Fireflies: by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang
Association for Public Art
Pedicabs run Thurs-Sun, 6-10 p.m. through Oct. 8th

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The whole idea of the Parkway was to connect Fairmount Park into the city.

PARKWAY HISTORY
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway was inspired by the Champs-Elysees in Paris, and the whole idea was to connect city residents to what was then the new Fairmount Park by bringing the park into the city and the city into the park. Jeannette Reyes takes a look at the history of this grand boulevard.

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What the Parkway would've looked like if the original plans had been fully realized.

WHAT COULD'VE BEEN
The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is one of Philadelphia's most iconic spaces. Melissa Magee caught up with a longtime Philadelphia Tour Guide who painted a picture of what the Parkway WOULD'VE looked like if the original plans had gone according to plan.

Monument Lab: Logan Squared - An Ode to Philadelphia
FREE LIBRARY
Logan Circle listening stations: The Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Terrace, Sundays, 2-430pm through November 19th
1901 Vine Street
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For some students the cultural boulevard has become their classroom.

MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
For students at Moore College of Art and Design, the Parkway is their classroom. And for their annual JumpStart Fashion Show, they're designing garments inspired by the grand boulevard.

Moore College of Art and Design
1916 Race Street
JumpStart Fashion Show
Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Moore's Great Hall

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Jeannette Reyes takes us on a walk through the gardens that help bring the boulevard to life.

MORE PARK, LESS WAY
While the institutions make the Parkway the city's museum row, the parks, fountains and outdoor art create a sort of outdoor museum that is a huge part of the Parkway's charm. Jeannette Reyes takes us on a walk through the gardens that help bring the boulevard to life.
Winter Fountains for the Parkway by Jennifer Steinkamp
Dec. 1-mid-March

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We go inside the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and the Mormon Temple, built just last year.

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
Our tour of the city's museum row would not be complete without a stop at the religious institutions. Karen Rogers takes us inside the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, while Alicia Vitarelli visits the newcomer on the block, the Mormon Temple.

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
1723 Race Street

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1739 Vine Street

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Here are a few more reasons to tour the Parkway.

OTHER EXHIBITS
A number of the institutions on the Parkway have some pretty special exhibitions coming that have nothing to do with the centennial celebration. From terracotta warriors to detectives and dinosaur babies, here are a few more reasons to come tour the Parkway.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art: Philadelphia Assembled
Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Through December 10, 2017

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies
September 30-January 15

Franklin Institute
Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
Sept. 30-March 4
222 N 20th St

Moore College of Arts & Design
1916 Race Street (20th & The Parkway)
Andrea Baldeck (photo exhibit) and Ursula Von Rydingsvard (wood and paper works): Visionary Women
Moore Lobby Galleries through November 11

We The Detectives
The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Extended through September 30th

Park Towne Place
2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Configuration: Nicholas Kripal
The North Tower Gallery
Through Sunday, April 29, 2018, Free
Invisible Cities: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Opening Event for Light Installation, Exhibition and Sculpture
East Tower, South Tower Gallery, and Rain Garden
Wednesday, September 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Free
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