‘Spit That Out!’ Book Signing Party
Sep
29
4:00 pm16:00

‘Spit That Out!’ Book Signing Party

  • NEST

A free family friendly book signing party for “Spit That Out! The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt” by Paige Wolf. Co-hosted by Wee Wander, this book signing event includes complimentary healthy snacks and access to NEST’s amazing play space.

spitthatoutthebook.com

Free

Mural Arts Month Opening Party
Sep
30
6:00 pm18:00

Mural Arts Month Opening Party

  • Snyder Plaza

Kickstart the Mural Arts Program’s annual celebration with an opening party at Snyder Plaza—featuring art-making activities and live performances by Circadium. Food and drinks will be available for sale from a variety of food trucks and vendors.

muralarts.org

Free

Turkish Film Festival
Sep
30
Oct 9

Turkish Film Festival

  • Penn Museum

The Turkish American Friendship Society of the U.S. and the Penn Museum present a curated festival of Turkish films in honor of the museum’s special exhibition, “The Golden Age of King Midas.” Turkish cinema is a flourishing aspect of contemporary Turkish culture, and this festival includes dramas and a travel documentary, as well as post-film discussions after select screenings. Film synopses are available online.

penn.museum

Friday screenings at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday screenings at 3 p.m.

$10 per film

Philly Fall Nature Fest
Oct
1
9:00 am09:00

Philly Fall Nature Fest

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

This festival provides families a fun setting to learn about local wildlife resources and features photography, fishing, and live animal demonstrations with hawks, owls and eagles. Attendees can tour the refuge on the "trackless trolley" and learn about the different habitats.

friendsofheinzrefuge.org

Free 

PEEC’s Harvest Festival
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

PEEC’s Harvest Festival

  • Pocono Environmental Education Center

Hike along the Pocono Environmental Education Center trails and learn about healthy forests that positively affect local streams and rivers. Harvest Festival celebrates the autumnal equinox and traditional harvest season and includes local farms and food, handmade items and environmental activities. 

nps.gov

$5 per car  

Go West! Craft Fest
Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Go West! Craft Fest

  • The Woodlands

Find unique handmade gifts such as jewelry, ceramics, clothing, knits, prints, stationery, stuffed toys, candles, herbal preparations, preserves and more from 100 local makers. There will also be children’s activities, live music and an acrobatic performance by Tinycircus. 

gowestcraftfest.com

Free

Fire Cider Workshop
Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00

Fire Cider Workshop

  • Greensgrow Community Kitchen

Everyone will get hands-on preparing the ingredients for fire cider while instructor Jen Capozzi discusses the simplicity and benefits of vinegar infusions and variations for your herbal medicine cabinet.

greensgrow.org

$35 

Art-Reach 30th Birthday Party
Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00

Art-Reach 30th Birthday Party

  • Friends Center

Art-Reach celebrates three decades of serving individuals with disabilities and low-income communities—complete with music, art, games and performances, and local snacks and treats.

art-reach.org

Children (12 and under) $15; adults $30; host level $150

Kennett Brewfest
Oct
1
1:30 pm13:30

Kennett Brewfest

  • 600 S. Broad St. Kennett Square, Pa.

Sample beers from more than 90 regional and craft breweries at this fundraising event for Historic Kennett Square. Ages 21 and up.

kennettbrewfest.com

$15 to $75

‘Beyond the Seal’: Meet the Filmmakers
Oct
1
3:00 pm15:00

‘Beyond the Seal’: Meet the Filmmakers

  • Gravy Studio

Where do your bananas come from? An interactive exhibit that tells the story of small farmers striving to change the way Americans view and eat bananas.  The filmmakers will be present to answer questions about the documentary, talk about their inspirations, and explain how to take action to create a better food system.

beyondthepeel.com

Free 

Kensington Gardens Pop Up Beer Garden #4
Oct
1
5:00 pm17:00

Kensington Gardens Pop Up Beer Garden #4

  • 2670 Coral St. Philadelphia, Pa.

Kensington Gardens is a series of five pop-up beer garden events in Philly’s vibrant River Wards community, featuring local beer pours and tasty food trucks. All ages may enter, but you must be 21 or older to drink. 

kgphilly.com

Pay as you go

Night Market: The Navy Yard
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Night Market: The Navy Yard

  • The Navy Yard

This popular street festival produced by the Food Trust always draws big crowds of food and music lovers. Don’t miss their next event at South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.

thefoodtrust.org

Pay as you go

PHeaSt
Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

PHeaSt

  • The Navy Yard

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society brings together renowned chefs, mixologists and urban growers to benefit the PHS City Harvest program. Guests are invited to “graze” the garden-fresh dishes, chat with the chefs and mixologists, and get gardening tips from the City Harvest growers. 

phsonline.org

Members $150; nonmembers $165; VIP tickets $300

Papermaking with Plants
Oct
8
12:00 pm12:00

Papermaking with Plants

  • Greensgrow Farms

Nicole Donnelly, founder of paperTHINKtank will teach the process of making paper by hand, start to finish, beginning with raw materials in the form of plant waste collected from Greensgrow Farms. Participants will learn how to process the plant material so it can be transformed into paper pulp, and then learn how to form sheets of handmade paper.

greensgrow.org

$35

Green Roof Workshop
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Green Roof Workshop

  • Greensgrow West

A hands-on introduction to small, low-tech, affordable green roofs. Through the process, participants will learn options for designing and detailing, sourcing materials and plants, cost information and best practices for construction. 

greensgrow.org

$15 to $45

Bloktoberfest
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Bloktoberfest

  • 18th and South streets Philadelphia, Pa.

Bloktoberfest is a family friendly daylong celebration of food, live music, and arts and crafts vendors in the Graduate Hospital area of the city.  

bloktoberfestphilly.com

Pay as you go
 


Brazilian Independence Day
Sep
25
1:00 pm13:00

Brazilian Independence Day

  • Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Highlighting Brazilian Independence Day through an abundant variety of traditional foods, merchandise and performances, including samba, forró, pagode, capoeira, samba-reggae and more! Part of the PECO Multicultural Series.

delawareriverwaterfront.com

Free

University of Nature: Living with Climate Change
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

University of Nature: Living with Climate Change

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education offers in-depth lectures, hands-on workshops and walks, all delving deeply into the defining environmental issue of our day. Join in a climate change oral history workshop, explore the relationship between illness and climate change or dive into paleoclimatology. 

schuylkillcenter.org

$55

Electronics Recycling: Weird Waste Day
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Electronics Recycling: Weird Waste Day

  • Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Weavers Way Environment Committee is joining with GrinCH, Green in Chestnut Hill, for this event, which benefits the Environment Committee’s program and GrinCH’s Green Warrior Student Grant Program.

Suggested donations $10 to $20; TV monitors are $30; air conditioners, microwaves and dehumidifiers are $10

Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market
Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market

  • Clark Park

The second annual Uhuru Book Fair and Flea Market is a free all-day festival in Clark Park featuring poetry, spoken word, authors and their books, special activities for children, music, food and vendors. Free education resources will be available throughout the day. 

uhurubookfair.blogspot.com

Pay as you go

19th Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run
Sep
24
7:00 am07:00

19th Annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run

  • Fairmount Park

This fundraiser is sponsored by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter and AFSCME District Council 33. 

firstgiving.com

Free for individuals with sickle cell disease; $30 per person for walkers and runners; $10 for children 12 and under (includes T-shirt)

Art Market at Tyler
Sep
23
12:00 pm12:00

Art Market at Tyler

  • Temple University, Tyler School of Art

A nonprofit art and craft fair providing a venue for sale of work, self-promotion and networking for artists, artist collectives, students and businesses who serve artists.

tyler.temple.edu

Pay as you go

Rally for Wiota Street Garden
Sep
18
4:00 pm16:00

Rally for Wiota Street Garden

  • Wiota Street Garden

Wiota Street Garden will host a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) event with live music and refreshments in an effort to convince the city that the area should be preserved as is—not developed into housing units.

Facebook event

Free

Open GreenHouse at Wild Ridge
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Open GreenHouse at Wild Ridge

  • Wild Ridge Plants

Join Wild Ridge Plants for a day at the native plant nursery. There will be tours of the nursery and native permaculture gardens, as well as a plant identification class and a special discount on native wildflowers, shrubs and grasses—which are grown using chemical-free practices.

For registration & directions, please email rachel@wildridgeplants.com

wildridgeplants.com

 

Free Plant Clinic
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Free Plant Clinic

  • Camden County Environmental Center

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County presents an opportunity to have all of your gardening questions answered. Bring your plants or a piece of a diseased plant to get identification and treatment suggestions, or bring a sample in a small container of any insect from your garden that you need identified.

camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden

Free

‘Dread Scott: A Sharp Divide’
Sep
15
5:30 pm17:30

‘Dread Scott: A Sharp Divide’

  • Eynon Ballroom, in the Student Center

This exhibition is on display through Nov. 5, and there will be a talk with the artist about racial and cultural disparities within the criminal justice system. A welcoming reception will follow at the Rowan University Art Gallery. 

rowan.edu/artgallery

Free

Ab Fab GayBINGO!
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

Ab Fab GayBINGO!

  • The Gershman Y

GayBINGO raises funds for HIV/AIDS services in the region and is open to anyone who enjoys campy humor. Cash prizes will be awarded. 

aidsfundphilly.org

Balcony $25; floor seats $30

Kensington Gardens Pop-Up Beer Garden #3
Sep
10
5:00 pm17:00

Kensington Gardens Pop-Up Beer Garden #3

  • 2670 Coral St. Philadelphia, Pa.

Don’t miss this series of five pop-up beer garden events in Philly’s vibrant River Wards community. Come for local beer pours and tasty food trucks. All ages are welcome, but you must be 21+ to drink. 

kgphilly.com

Pay as you go 

Sunset Sail Fundraiser
Sep
10
4:30 pm16:30

Sunset Sail Fundraiser

  • 3 York St. Burlington, N.J.

The nonprofit South Jersey Land & Water Trust is holding its annual fundraising Sunset Sail on the A.J. Meerwald. Enjoy snacks, beer, wine, excellent company and beautiful views from the Delaware River. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

sjlandwater.org

$65
 

Tomato Jam Workshop with Marisa McClellan
Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

Tomato Jam Workshop with Marisa McClellan

  • Greensgrow Farms

Learn how to safely and deliciously can tomatoes with the author of “Naturally Sweet Food in Jars” and blogger at Food in Jars, Marisa McClellan. You’ll get hands-on experience making a batch of honey-sweetened tomato jam. McClellan will also demonstrate how to use the boiling water bath method for safe, shelf-stable preservation.

greensgrow.org

$35 

Community Garden Days
Sep
10
Sep 11

Community Garden Days

  • Greensgrow Farms

Community gardeners will receive 10 percent off of purchases made for their community garden. Your garden must be preregistered to receive the discount at the time of purchase. 

greensgrow.org

Pay as you go

Philadelphia Freedom Walk
Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

Philadelphia Freedom Walk

  • 3101 Market St. Philadelphia, Pa.

Walk through Center City from the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk to Penn’s Landing, from Eastern State Penitentiary to Independence Mall, visiting numerous points of interest, with a break for lunch at the Reading Terminal Market. Participants can travel the 15-to-20-mile route at their own pace.

freewalkers.org/events

Free

11th Annual Weavers Way Urban Farms Bike Ride
Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

11th Annual Weavers Way Urban Farms Bike Ride

  • 2440 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, Pa.

Pedal your way through Philadelphia’s neighborhoods in celebration of sustainable agriculture and in support of Weavers Way Co-op’s affiliated nonprofit, Food Moxie (formerly Weavers Way Community Programs). Fee includes snacks, pizza, Equal Exchange Coffee, beer from Philadelphia Brewing Co. and a T-shirt. 

foodmoxie.org

$50
 

Greensgrow West Grand Opening
Sep
8
5:00 pm17:00

Greensgrow West Grand Opening

  • Greensgrow West

Visit Greensgrow West’s new, larger home during the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. Enjoy live music, free food, a local farmstand, cooking demonstrations, horseback rides and activities for kids.  

greensgrow.org

Free