Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival
Bring the entire family to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest at the Reading Terminal Market's annual Harvest Festival on October 13 from 10am-4pm. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Kids and adults alike will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, enjoy freshly made donuts, locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, candy apples, live music and much more.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets
2012 Cheesesteak Challenge
Square 1682 will host the third annual Cheesesteak Challenge: High Steaks block party on October 14 from 2-5pm on the 1600 block of Sansom Street. The event salutes Philadelphia's signature dish while benefiting local public schools through The Philadelphia Academies. A panel of expert judges comprised of local culinary personalities, food journalists and Philadelphia notables will select the Judges' Choice. Guests of the event vote on the "People's Choice" award. Admission is $25 per person and includes cheesesteak samples from all chefs.
Square 1682, 1600 block of Sansom Street
Just what the Doctor Ordered: An On the Beat Treat For Your Feet
Dr. Martens is currently offering police officers and meter maids 25% off of their next Dr. Martens boot or shoe. Just show your badge to get the discount.
Dr. Martens, 1710 Walnut Street
Bringing Business Back to Philadelphia
Hear from local business owner Sara Van Aken at the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia's Celebrate Philly Made event on October 11. Michael Araten, President and CEO of K'NEX, will also be speaking about moving his sixty-year-old toy company back to the Philadelphia area after years of manufacturing overseas. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
777 South Broad Street, SBNPhiladelphia.org
Drinking with Dickens
Join Charles Dickens Ambassador Edward Pettit for an evening of conviviality in the Dickensian style at McGillin's, October 15 from 7-9pm. Enjoy Victorian drinks that are featured in the novels while actors read some of Dickens' funniest drinking scenes.
McGillins, 1310 Drury Street
Join other moms in getting fit while out with the stroller. Stroller Strides is holding a class on October 15 at 9:15am starting at Athleta. The class includes power walking/running and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by certified and specially-trained fitness instructors who weave songs and activities into the routine to engage babies. This class is free and additional class passes are available for purchase. Click Here to register.
Stroller Strides @ Athleta, 1722 Walnut Street