Calendar Events – October 16 Issue

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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.

Teens, Tech and Love: Technology and Relationships at 4 p.m. at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Second in a three-part series for teens on our relationships to technology and each other. In this session, participants will describe their likes and dislikes about communication through texting, identify ways in which miscommunication occurs and develop ways to text clearly and avoid misunderstandings. This program is presented by Planned Parenthood Community Educators.

Crimes and Mysteries Bookish Club at 11:30 a.m. at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. Join the library each month for a casual chat about favorite detective series, true crime podcasts, unsolved cases, cozy mysteries and more. There will be a different book to read and discuss each month. This month’s selection is My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Friday, October 18

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

Friends of the South Philadelphia Library Fundraiser Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave. Come out to support the South Philadelphia Library and its hygiene kits. Entrance is free, and Thirsty Soul will donate 10 percent of all happy hour proceeds to the Friend to support the library’s personal hygiene kit program. Since May, the library staff has distributed over 125 kits filled with supplies like deodorant, socks, soap, pads, bandages and information on local resources. The friends rely on individual donations to continue. The Friends won’t be collecting supplies onsite, but you can use their amazon wishlist at You can also make a cash donation online at

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.

Tuesday, October 22 

East Passyunk Crossing Halloween Decor Walking Tour from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Singing Foundation, East Passyunk and Tasker Street. Join your neighbors on a self-guided walking tour of some of the best-decorated houses in the East Passyunk Crossing area. Meet near the Singing Fountain for glow sticks and maps. 

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. 

Thursday, October 24 

Nudey Tunes: Missionary Position at 9 p.m. at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. Enjoy an original burlesque story written by Paul Severe, featuring live music from Noize Toyz. The show features Bonita Applebum, Honeytree EvilEye, Kitana Kedavra and South Philly-based performer Isa Ardiente. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact

A Mad Hatter-Themed Halloween Tea Party at 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library, 1935 Shunk Street. Bring your fanciest hat and sense of wonderment as we celebrate both Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland and Halloween.  The event will have games, dramatic readings, prizes, snacks, juice boxes, and of course, tea.

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.

Kids’ Pumpkin Painting from 4 to 6 p.m. at Palumbo Recreation Center, 725 S. 10th St. Join the sixth annual Kids’ Pumpkin Painting. ColorWheels, the mobile studio based at Fleisher Art Memorial, will be on hand to help the little ones with their masterpieces. 

Saturday, October 26

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 266 is holding its 23rd annual name reading at the  memorial located at Front and Spruce streets at noon. The public is invited to hear the names of the 648 men and women from Philadelphia who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Chapter 266 is looking for new members. Call Chuck at 215-722-3518 or email

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.

Halloween Fall Fest in Girard Park from noon to 3 p.m at 21st and Porter streets. Bring your little goblins and everyone. Come dressed in your Halloween best. The event features refreshments, face painting, costume contests, DJ, dance contest, pumpkin patch, tricks and treats and more. Free to area residents and their families.

The Goldenberg Group’s South Philly Halloween Spooktacular at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Snyder Plaza East,. 29 Snyder Ave. Kids and parents can enjoy The Goldenberg Group’s second annual trick or treating event. Dress up in your best costume for a howling good time! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The event will feature storefront trick-or-treating, iHeartMedia trunk or treat, costume contest, live DJs, games and more.

You Be the Judge: an evening of food, drink and South Philadelphia-based KYL/D’s signature dance contest at 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Sculpture Courtyard, 1714 N Mascher St. Philadelphia. For a $65 Ticket ($30 is tax-deductible), you will receive one raffle ticket and be acknowledged as a donor on the KYL/D website and home season program. For a $35 Ticket (no tax deduction), enjoy food, drinks, laugh and the dance contest. For more information, contact

Sunday, October 27

Fall Fair and Pumpkin Painting from 1 to 3 p.m. at Triangles at Grays Ferry, 2235 South St. Enjoy kids’ pumpkin painting, stories, movies and more. All activities provided are free. SOSNA Triangles will be hosting kids pumpkin painting with pumpkins donated by the South Square Market. The Igloo will be offering Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie with an 8-ounce cup with graham cracker crust bottom, pumpkin ice cream and whipped cream topping ($2.99).


Monday, October 28

Spooktacular at 6 to 8 p.m. at Christian Street YMCA, 1724 Christian Street. Join the YMCA for its annual Halloween party. The evening will include fun activities and crafts for the whole family. This event is open to everyone. Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Don’t forget your costume!

 Saturday, November 2

Local SEPA Convention of States Group from 2 to 3 p.m. at South Philly Library, 1700 S. Broad St. The public is invited to learn about Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which provides that 34 states can get together to propose amendments to the Constitution. This is nonpartisan. So far, 15 states have applied. Pennsylvania might also apply.

Sunday, November 3

The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Divisio’s Thanksgiving Toy Train Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers, Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1301 South Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities, and door prizes for adults and children.  Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and younger. Food is available on-premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, driving directions and a map please visit our website at, or call Bob at (610) 872-3309. 

Wednesday, November 6

South Philadelphia High School Alumni Award of Excellence Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Awards include Mark Rago, Fran Guiles, Yvette Palmer and Harry Gilbert. The full luncheon buffet includes dessert and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Tickets cost $32 per adult and $20 per child. For more information, call Giovanna at 215-626-7053.

Saturday, November 9

Southeast Youth Athletic Association “SEYAA” Bingo Fundraiser at Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School Cafeteria, 1736 S. 10th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. $40 donation includes food, $2,000 jackpot coverall, $400 flash coverall, $150 lap games, Bonanza 50/50 Coverall, door prizes, basket raffles and 50/50.  For tickets, stop down to the SEYAA concession stand at the field at 7th and Bigler streets weeknights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also email or call or text 215-806-8818. If you have a party of eight or more, please let us know and we can reserve a table for your group.  

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day Open House with state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler from 9 to 11 a.m. at Rep. Fiedler’s office, 2400 S. 9th St.

 Friday, November 15

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

Saturday, November 16 

Saturday Constituent Services Hours at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler’s Tasker Satellite Office, 1537 S. 6th St. Enjoy coffee and donuts with the state representative from 10 to 11 a.m.