Calendar Events – October 2 Issue

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Friday, October 4 

Satin Slipper New Years Brigade’s Fall Bingo at 6:30 p.m. at EOM, 144 Moore St. Doors open 6:30 p.m/ bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, which includes 10 bingo game package, door prizes, dessert, soda, water and coffee. To reserve a table or to pay ahead, contact Felicia Punzo at 267-237-6503 or Tickets can be purchased at the door. Extra packages, 50/50 and raffles will be sold at event.

Saturday, October 5

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s South Philadelphia Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ford PAL Center, 609 Snyder Ave. Bring your resume.

St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2300 S. 18th St. Bring your pet for a blessing and special treat.

Shot Tower Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shot Tower Playground, 131 Carpenter St. Enjoy this free event of face painting, games, arts and crafts, pizza, refreshments and more. 

Burke Family Day from 1 to 5 p.m. at Burke Playground, 2nd and Jackson streets. Enjoy an afternoon of food, music, moon bounces, games, pony rides and face painting. $5 per person and $20 per family.

St Monica School’s at 6:30 p.m. at the senior school gym, 2500 S 16th St. Entrance on 16th and Shunk. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person and includes 10 rounds of bingo. Extra sheets are available at the door, as well as, a 50/50 raffle and special cash bingos. Purchase tickets at the rectory or through PayPal at or at doors. Tables of eight can be reserved.  Email for more info. Venmo is also available by emailing us the request.  BYOB and BYOfood. 

Sunday, October 6

St. Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival from noon to 9 p.m. 910 Watkins St. Come celebrate food and some great music. The entertainment lineup: Noon – Verdi Band, 1 p.m. – John Tavani, 1:30 p.m. – Matthew Maisano, 2 p.m. – Vivaci, 2:30 p.m. – Nick Desiderio, 3:30 p.m.  – Brandon Tomasello, 4 p.m. – Tribute to the Three Tenors with Marc Antonelli, Aaron Caruso and Lou Pacheco, 5 p.m. – Jerry Blavat, 6 p.m. – Jenna Esposito, 7p.m. – Quaker City String Band, 7:30 p.m. – City Rhythm Orchestra, 8:30 p.m. – Felicia Punzo. 

Jason Douglas’ Party in Pink Zumbathon for Breast Cancer at 10 to 11:30 a.m. at  1100 Snyder Ave. Tickets are a $10 donation. For more information, call (215) 467-9551.

Saturday, October 12 

Philadelphia Wing Festival from 2 to 7 p.m. at 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St. The third annual festival will feature a variety of mouthwatering delectables from more than 20 of the area’s best restaurants and food trucks with more than 60 styles of wings to choose from. Wing masters from throughout the city and surrounding areas will on hand to cook up everything from barbecue to hot. To purchase tickets, visit All tickets purchased for the Philadelphia Wing Festival by phone or online are final. They do not issue refunds or exchanges. This is a rain or shine indoor/outdoor event. Ticket prices are subject to change and increase. 

Antique and Vintage Flea Market and Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Passyunk Avenue. East Passyunk Avenue welcomes back the Antique and Vintage Flea Market, Sidewalk Sale and Second Saturday. Shop from East Passyunk merchants and visiting flea market vendors, plus enjoy live music, food and other surprises. Phila Flea Markets returns with more than 50 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, jewelry, clothing and accessories, glassware, pottery, artwork and more. This portion of the day is held along the Avenue and in the parking lot between Tasker and Morris. The Antique and Vintage Flea Market runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the sidewalk sale is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halloween Story Time from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Fumo Family Library, 2437 S. Broad St. Join Fumo for a special Halloween Edition of Drag Queen Story Time hosted by Philly’s Drag Queen Brittany Lynn. Stories and arts and crafts will start at noon. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be a costume parade at the end of story time. Don’t have a costume? Miss Brittany will be bringing Halloween costumes for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Fumo library. Nothing over $10.

Third Annual Ed McBride Block Party with a Purpose from 2 to 8 p.m. at 1825 E. Moyamensing Ave. The party returns to its core purpose of raising money in Ed’s name for the organization he dedicated so much of his life, EOM Athletic Association.

Inaugural Mummers 4 Miler 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Fancy Brigade Association and the Philadelphia Mummers Museum. Visit The 4-mile event costs $50 plus a $3 sign-up fee. The 1-mile event costs $30 plus a $2.50 sign-up fee. 

Thursday, October 17

Capt. Hartzell of the 3rd Police District, the city’s district attorney office and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s Neighborhood Meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fiedler’s office, 2400 S. 9th St.

Friday, October 18

Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler Mobile Constituent Services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitman Council, 2455 S. 3rd St.

Saturday, October 19

Community Breakfast with Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Murphy Rec. Center, 300 Shunk St. Free food, SEPTA Senior IDs and meet the state representative.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Flea Market and Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy a day of shopping, food, treats and crafts. 

Sunday, October 20 

Valentini Productions presents “The Brooklyn Bridge” at 2 p.m. at Sheet Metal Union Hall, 1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. The show starts at 3 p.m. Relive the magic with songs like “Sixteen Candles” and “The Worst That Can Happen to Me.” For tickets and information, call 267-938-3742. Tickets cost $42, including show and light fare. This event includes free parking.  

Wednesday, October 23

East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 1904 E. Passyunk Ave. Enjoy seasonal craft beers at close to 20 bars and restaurants along East Passyunk Avenue. Online tickets are $6.66 and include $4 beer specials from Founders Brewing Company, a witch hat and a Witch Craft stamp card. Tickets purchased in-person at registration are $10. Earn stamps by purchasing a craft beer, food or other beverage at participating locations. Collect five or more stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth more than $30, with runner-up prizes from local brewers and bars. Registration is at Garage at 1231 E. Passyunk (9th and Wharton) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After that, crawlers are free to hit the bars of their choice. Witch CRAFT Stamp Cards must be returned to Pistolas del Sur (1943 E. Passyunk Ave.) by 9:30 p.m. Maximum of two stamps per location. Collect stamps by purchasing $4 craft beers or any participating food and beverage items. You do not need to be present to win the grand prize. There will also be additional raffle prizes including gift certificates to participating bars and restaurants and prizes from Founders Brewing Company. For more information, visit, call 215-336-1455 and follow @eastpassyunk on Instagram. 

Friday, October 25

St. Casimir Church’s Fall Bingo at 7 p.m. at EOM, 144 Moore St. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Ticket prices include 10 rounds of bingo, wine, cheese, assorted dessert. Items available for purchase include extra packages, specials, daubers and raffles. Lap game prizes are $100 in cash. Coverall prizes are $500 in cash and a fall gift basket. To purchase tickets, call Liz Aros at 215-465-3440, Karen Lema at 215-389-1320 or Marge Petronis at 215-462-0464.

Saturday, October 26

World of Animals, 1317 Wolf St., will hold a costume contest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 215-234-1616.

East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1904 E. Passyunk Ave. East Passyunk invites you and your family for a double dose of spooktacular fun. Bring the whole family out for Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday. Family activities include costume contests (for children and dogs), pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, storytime reading, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, trick or treating and pet treats. For the grown-ups, enjoy live music, more than 40 craft and arts vendors, fall fare, spirited cocktails and more. Most activities will be held at the Singing Fountain (East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street), with select activities to be held at Mifflin Triangle (East Passyunk Avenue and Mifflin Street) and a scarecrow scavenger hunt all along the Avenue. For more information, visit, call 215-336-1455 and follow @eastpassyunk on Instagram and Facebook.