Jamaica Independence Celebrations in Philadelphia
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Jamaica Independence Celebrations in Philadelphia

The Jamaican community in Philadelphia celebrates 56 years of independence on this day. Standard event fare like food, music and dance will be there, in addition to contests for bun eating, beer drinking, dance and song and more. There will also be a special tribute to legendary musician Bob Marley.

Free

facebook.com/jamaicaphilly

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World Wonders: Egyptian Mummy Makers
Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

World Wonders: Egyptian Mummy Makers

  • University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mummification was a large part of ancient Egyptian culture, a part that will be explored in a hands-on fashion. Using fake mummies, attending children will work through every step of the mummification process. This is intended for children.

Free w/ museum admission ($11-19)

https://www.penn.museum/calendar/

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Philadelphia Caribbean Festival
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Philadelphia Caribbean Festival

The Caribbean Festival celebrates 32 years with a festival that covers culture from all 14 Caribbean islands. There will be music including "authentic island sounds of reggae, roots international beat, hip-hop and gospel, poetry, island skits and creative on-stage dances, the pulsating sound of the steel band," plus fashion, food, kids' activities and more.

Free

https://phillycaribbeanfestival.com

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Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline
Sep
12
11:59 PM23:59

Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline

  • 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn about planning, zoning, and development in Philly? Apply to be part of the Citizens Planning Institute course! Classes are on Wednesday evenings in October & November. Applications due September 12th. Citizens Planning Institute is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

http://citizensplanninginstitute.org/

COST: $50 - 125

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Oct
6
to Oct 14

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist. Each October, explore hundreds of artist studios and community partner spaces in more than twenty Philadelphia neighborhoods and see the artistic process unfold right in your own backyard. 
POST, the largest open studio tours in the region, spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life. Great for all ages, this citywide festival features studio visits, hands-on demos, workshops, artist talks, receptions, exhibitions and more—all through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided tour. 

October 6: West, October 7: Northwest, October 13: Northeast, October 14: South

West (including but not limited to: West Philadelphia, University City, Mantua, Powelton Village, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Center City West)

Northwest (including but not limited to: East Falls, Germantown, Roxborough Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy)

Northeast (including but not limited to: Callowhill, Old City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Harrowgate, Frankford, Torresdale)

South (including but not limited to: Center City East, Queen Village, Bella Vista, South Philadelphia, Point Breeze, NewBold, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, Grey’s Ferry)

https://www.philaopenstudios.org/

COST: Free

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40th Anniversary Art Reception
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

40th Anniversary Art Reception

Commemorating 40 years of the Friends of Laurel Hill’s status as a nonprofit organization, an art show with the theme “Laurel Hill Circa…” and will showcase art and photography depicting the cemetery over the last 40 years. The museum part of the property will also be open to the general public.

thelaurelhillcemetery.org

Free

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WBPHL Urban Riding Basics
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

WBPHL Urban Riding Basics

  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This class is intended to provide a basic knowledge for those looking to develop a basic knowledge of bicycle safety in the city. Topics covered include visibility, predictability, bike laws, avoiding hazards, avoiding hazards and choosing the best route.

"The Women Bike PHL Urban Riding Basics ("URB") classes are open to anyone identifying as women, trans, and/or non-binary."

Free

http://bicyclecoalition.nonprofitsoapbox.com/

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Nuevofest
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

Nuevofest

Latin American artists are featured at this festival, which is free to attend with RSVP. The festival features Spanish electronic performers Delaporte, plus a wide variety of other musicians.

Free w/ RSVP

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Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

  • Downtown Haddonfield along Kings Hwy and Tanner St Haddonfield, NJ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This large New Jersey festival hosts over 250 artists and craftspeople who will be displaying and selling art in a variety of mediums including ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, metal, paper, drawings, paintings, photography, and wearable art.

https://downtownhaddonfield.com/events-entries/2018-arts-crafts-festival/

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Havertown Irish Festival
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Havertown Irish Festival

  • 130 North Eagle Road Havertown, PA, 19083 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Irish Festival celebrates the heritage of many Havertown residents who call the town “the 33rd County of Ireland.” Live music, food, drink, Irish music from the Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band and others, as well as kids’ activities, make up this event.

Free, $3 suggested donation

http://havertownirishfestival.com/

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Petal Pedal
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Petal Pedal

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project for a scenic tour through Fairmount Park, featuring four of Philadelphia Orchard Project's community orchards. The ride starts at the Art Museum, goes to Fairmount Park Horticulture Center's Food Forest then Historic Strawberry and Woodford Mansion orchards and concludes at SHARE Food Program's orchard. 

The ride is approximately 12 miles and contains some hills.

$20

http://bicyclecoalition.nonprofitsoapbox.com/petalpedal

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Summer Nature Photography Series - Father's Day Edition
Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Nature Photography Series - Father's Day Edition

This photography course is designed for beginners, and will go over how to find the right lighting, composition and using auto focus. Attendees also learn about the best way to edit photos with a smartphone.

$10-15

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd

https://www.phillyorchards.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=133

 

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