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Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA - PhillyBite  is your guide for events and happenings in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Don't miss on evnts happing around philly. such as the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America and the Tropicana Atlantic City—Beer and Whiskey Festival - PhillyBite  is your guide for events and happenings in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Don't miss on evnts happing around philly. such as the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America and the Tropicana Atlantic City—Beer and Whiskey Festival



 

  • October 2-31: Think pink this October as Tropicana Atlantic City celebrates everything rosé—sip, savor and shop 31 days of Rosé specials. Enjoy rosé specials from restaurants, shops and bars throughout Tropicana and celebrate this carefree pink drink. It all starts with the Everything Rosé Kickoff Party on Monday, October 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10 North. Guest will enjoy Rosé Cosmos and a Chandon Rosé & Candy Bar where you can top your bubbly Rosé with a variation of garnishes including cotton candy, raspberries, or edible flowers.
  • October 6th - Campfire Night at Gold Star Park

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    Photo credit: Gold Star Park

    Visit Gold Star Park for an evening of s’mores and urban camping, bringing a little bit of the country to the city!

    • When: Friday, October 6 from 6-8pm (rain date: Thursday, October 12) 
    • Where: Gold Star Park (625 Wharton St, 19147)
    • Cost: Free
    • More info: Campfire Night

     

  • October 10: Bring your team and enjoy BYO Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes at Market and Shops at the Comcast Center. Quizzo will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring your own beverages, and we’ve got your bucket of ice covered! There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes.
  • October 13: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America -  For the first time since 2013, the event series will be making its way to Philadelphia to celebrate the city’s local culinary talent at the Museum of the American Revolution on Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 5:30p.m.-11:00p.m.
  • October 13- 15: Taste! Philadelphia at Valley Forge Casino Resort—this event showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods along with the talents of local chefs and culinary personalities.  With people such as Kathy Lee Gifford, Brian Duffy, Valley Forge Casino Resort’s own Executive Chef Jeff Beggs and many other personalities in the culinary industry this is an event you will not want to miss. (10/13 6p.m.-10p.m., 10/14 11a.m.-3p.m. & 4p.m.- 8p.m., 10/15 12p.m.-4p.m.)
  • October 14: On Saturday, October 14 from 2p.m.-8p.m. Tropicana Atlantic City the most spirited event is coming to where beer buffs, whiskey enthusiasts and other kindred spirits will pour for the festival. Guests will sample over 60 beers including craft, domestic and imported, in bottle and drafts, 30 whiskeys. While sampling a wide selection of beer and whiskey, guests will enjoy artisan crafters and live entertainment featuring John Eddie and His Dirty Ol’ Band.
  • October 14 - Community Bazaar & Flea Market at Vernon Park

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    Photo credit: Friends of Vernon Park

    Meet neighbors, learn about community organizations, and enjoy great finds for great deals and the beauty of autumn in Vernon Park. A diverse array of vendors will be selling all kinds of treasures, providing vital community information, and offering arts- and advocacy-based activities all in one spot: the “Emerald of Germantown,” Vernon Park!

     

  • October 14 - Capitolo Fall Flea Market

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    Photo credit: Capitolo Playground

    The Capitolo Fall Flea Market is back: lots of vendors and live music make this event like a party mixed with a flea market!

    • When: Saturday, October 14 from 9am-3pm (rain date: Saturday, October 21)
    • Where: Capitolo Playground (9th & Federal St, 19147)
    • Cost: Free (pay-as-you-go for market items)
    • More info: Fall Flea Market

     

  • October 14 - Manayunk Harvest Fest at Pretzel Park

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    Bring family and friends for seasonal activities including pumpkin carving, a scarecrow contest, and all things fall! Grab a bite to eat from the selection of food trucks and vendors on Silverwood Street, or relax on the green and listen to live music from local artists. 

    • When: Saturday, October 14 from 10am-7pm
    • Where: Pretzel Park (Roxborough Ave & Silverwood St, 19127)
    • Cost: Free
    • More info: Manayunk Harvest Fest

     

  • October 14 - 8th Annual Mums and Mutts Fall Festival Fundraiser & Family Fun Day at Burke Playground

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    Save the date for Mums and Mutts, a fall family day at Burke Playground! The fun and surprises include games and giveaways, a dog costume contest, kids’ zone, live music, and so much more. Over 15 local rescues and shelters will be in attendance with adoptable pets!

     

  • October 15: On Sunday, October 15 at 11a.m. and 1p.m. Grammy-nominated Nilson Matta brings his Jazz Show "Brazilian Voyage" with Helio Alves and Fernando Saci (Fernando Saci music page) to Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia for this Sunday brunch special. Ticket includes admission to the show, full brunch buffet, and one complimentary brunch cocktail (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver, or Non-Alcoholic Beverage).
  • October 15 - Harvest Fest at Bartram’s Garden

    Photo credit: Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden

    An annual Southwest community event, this year’s festival will be jam-packed with fun for the whole family: pumpkin carving, cider pressing, garlic planting, hayrides, food workshops, paddling and the river, and so much more! 

    • When: Sunday, October 15 from 12-3pm
    • Where: Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (54th & Lindbergh, 19143)
    • Cost: Free
    • More info: Harvest Fest

     

  • October 19 - Sofitel Philadelphia has organized within the community a Celebrate a Night in Old San Juan fundraiser to support hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. One hundred percent of all proceeds will be donated to United for Puerto Rico to provide much needed funds for rebuilding.

    Guests will enjoy complimentary open bar and food throughout the evening, access to silent auction items, a 50/50 raffle prize, and DJ and dancing. Suggested donations for tickets are $30 - $50 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite

  • October 21 at the beautiful High Point in Malvern, The Kolbe Fund will host its third annual fundraiser, Rhythm & Brews, to benefit the non-profit’s support of families who travel to obtain specialized medical care for their children (see attached media advisory). The evening will feature a specially curated local beer selection including brews from 2SP, Neshaminy Creek, Levante, and Sly Fox, along with amazing BBQ food, and unique auction items.

 

  • CraftNOW partners with the Old City District to present A Well-Crafted First Friday on Nov. 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. See, shop, dine, and sip with evening hours at The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Wexler Gallery and many other venues. CraftNOW specials are available at select bars and restaurants throughout Old City with presentation of the CraftNOW brochure. Visit craftnowphila.org for food and beverage partners.
  • The 5th Annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts Lecture and Reception takes place on Nov. 9, at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall. Previous winners include Matthew Szösz, Bryan McGovern Wilson, and Helen Lee. The 2017 award presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m. Admission is FREE; registration required
  • Also on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., join Ruth and Rick Snyderman and local artist Ryan Greenheck to learn about the history of craft in Philadelphia and how it has shaped the city into a leading 21st century craft and making center during the Craft Then and CraftNOW discussion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. (Craft Show tickets required for entry.)
  • On Nov. 10, CraftNOW welcomes Abraham Thomas, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge for the Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, as the keynote speaker for the Fluid Boundaries Symposium. This will be the debut lecture for Thomas in front of a Philadelphia audience. Presented by The Galleries at Moore and Freeman's, the Symposium will feature public lectures between 1 - 5 p.m. followed by the keynote address and reception.
  • On Nov. 11, CraftNOW Create steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia. From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., families are invited to take part in this FREE and family-friendly event at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, sponsored by Freeman's Auction. Activities and demonstrations, presented by a dozen of the area's top studios and institutions, include claymation, woodworking, 3-D printing, glassblowing, and button making.
  • November 20: Each fall Sofitel Philadelphia celebrates the French tradition of “vendanges” or “late harvest.” As part of the international Sofitel Wine Days, Sofitel Philadelphia will host Wine Paring Dinners in urban chic Liberté Lounge September 20 – November 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. For $75 per person, diners will indulge in a four-course specialty menu prepared by Executive Chef Edward Hancock paired with wines from around the world. Deals available at Travelzoo.

 

  • Through Dec. 8, Temple Contemporary at Tyler School of Art hosts Adaptive Design of Greater Philadelphia. This collaborative project with Temple University's Institute on Disabilities is designed to improve access to assistive technology that will facilitate inclusion and education for underserved Philadelphia children birth to 6 with paralysis and other disabilities.
  • CraftNOW closes out 2017 with the opening reception for Wayne Art Center's Craft Forms 2017, An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft on Dec. 8. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as a premier contemporary craft exhibition - the finest works in ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium, and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center's mission of expanding the public's awareness of fine contemporary crafts.
  • November 20: Each fall Sofitel Philadelphia celebrates the French tradition of “vendanges” or “late harvest.” As part of the international Sofitel Wine Days, Sofitel Philadelphia will host Wine Paring Dinners in urban chic Liberté Lounge September 20 – November 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. daily. For $75 per person, diners will indulge in a four-course specialty menu prepared by Executive Chef Edward Hancock paired with wines from around the world. Deals available at Travelzoo.

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