New Digs for New Shoes
Growing out of their current Rittenhouse Square location, fashion-comfort footwear retailer Benjamin Lovell Shoes will host a grand opening weekend for their new flagship store at 18th and Chestnut (1728 Chestnut Street) on October 28-29 with an improved customer-friendly layout and additional retail space. The independently-owned retailer with four regional locations has been a mainstay in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood since 1991.
Benjamin Lovell Shoes Rittenhouse,
1728 Chestnut Street,
For 26 years, the Center City District (CCD) has been making downtown Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive with lighting, signs and landscaping. Ten years ago, CCD began renovating and programming Center City parks, including Dilworth Park and Sister Cities Park. CCD produces Restaurant Week and publishes key research on issues that impact Center City. What can it do better or differently? Please take a brief survey and you'll be entered to win $250 in restaurant gift certificates. Five lucky winners will be randomly selected. CCDSurvey.com
59th Annual Center City Residents' Association Fall House Tour
How many times have you strolled down the historic streets of Center City and wondered what those spectacular homes and apartments look like inside? Now's your chance, as ten locations – from Broad Street to Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares – open their doors on October 22. Highlights of this once-a-year spectacular open house tour include buildings designed by Frank Furness as well as Horace Trumbauer. The self-guided tour takes place 1-5pm, rain or shine, and begins at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce Street in Fitler Square or Beth Zion Beth Israel at 18th and Spruce Streets. Participants are also entitled to a day-of-tour 15% discount on food for dinner at participating neighborhood restaurants. Until October 19, tickets are $35 General, $25 Young Friends (under age 40), and $25 each for groups of 10 or more. After this date, all tickets are $40. Click here to purchase, or call 215.546.6719.
Center City Residents Association,
1600 Market St #2500, 215.546.6719, CenterCityResidents.org
Halloween at the Rosenbach
In honor of history’s greatest monsters, join The Rosenbach October 28, 6-9pm, for a celebration of mad science and medical oddities by exploring their Frankenstein & Dracula exhibition and trying your own questionable experiments. The historic Rosenbach home will be decked out in its Halloween finest, and you are invited to dress as your favorite literary monsters and compete for prizes. Light refreshments will be served. 21 and up.
General admission: $20; Member admission: $10.
The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, 215.732.1600, Rosenbach.org
Painting + Pasta
Join Maggiano's Little Italy on October 29 for a fun night of painting and dining with
friends and family! First enjoy a buffet dinner with chef's favorites, as well as beer or wine.
After dinner, move over to the easels for professional instruction on how to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!
The $65 per person
dinner buffet starts at 5pm, with painting at 5:45pm.
The evening includes dinner, two glasses of house beer or wine, painting materials, and instruction. Seating is limited, click here for tickets.
Maggiano's Little Italy, 1201 Filbert Street, 215.567.2401, Maggianos.com
Wine Garden at Collins Park
Unwind with friends and begin the weekend early every Friday with the Wine Garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford Winery wine and hard cider by the glass, or by the bottle in one of Center City's most picturesque parks. Proceeds help support the Center City District Foundation, which owns and maintains the park for public enjoyment.
John F. Collins Park, 1707 Chestnut Street, JohnFCollinsPark.org