Around Town

LoMo Fall Flea Market on Saturday

The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association will host a Fall Flea Market on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendor spaces will be set up along the highly trafficked area on Broad Street between Snyder Avenue and Jackson Street (street-side in front of South Philadelphia High School). Past flea markets have featured over 60 vendors and 1,600 shoppers. Event proceeds benefit the civic association and the neighbors it serves. Neighborhood residents, professional vendors, crafters and artists are all welcome to apply for tables. Vendor spaces are $25 and registration is at Musicians also wanted. For more information, email or call 267-544-9597.

Library hosting Nonprofit Job Fair

The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes nonprofit organizations and job seekers to attend its upcoming Nonprofit Job Fair on Oct. 13 from 3-5 p.m., at the Parkway Central Library. The job fair is an opportunity for those seeking employment in the nonprofit sector to meet with many local organizations and agencies planning to grow their teams.

Participating employers and community resources at the Nonprofit Job Fair include ACHIEVEability; the Anti-Drug & Alcohol Crusaders Inc; Caring People Alliance; Catholic Community Services; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; City of Philadelphia; City Year Philadelphia; Clarifi; Community Integrated Services; Congreso de Latinos Inc.; Independence Mission Schools; Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; Philadelphia Legal Assistance; Philadelphia Youth Network; Potential Inc.; The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center Inc.; Dress for Success Philadelphia; Free Library of Philadelphia Volunteer Office; PA CareerLink; The Wardrobe; and Women Against Abuse. Those seeking to attend are recommended to register and bring a copy of an updated résumé.

The Free Library also offers a number of events and resources for all job seekers. The library’s events calendar shows a list of upcoming events at library locations that include workshops, job fairs, résumé review and free headshots.

The Gardens After Dark returns for another season

Bring your family and friends and discover the beauty of a glittering mosaicked labyrinth under the glow of colorful lights at 1020 South St. Admission allows you to explore both the outdoor sculpture garden and the indoor galleries, plus this year it also allows access to the rarely-seen mosaicked basement!

Gardens After Dark begins on Nov. 4 and runs every Friday through Dec. 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are timed in half-hour increments, but once entered guests can stay until close.

Property assessment First Level Review deadline extended

The deadline to submit a First Level Review for property tax assessments has been extended until Dec. 2, the City’s Office of Property Assessment announced. This extension will provide taxpayers more time to review the assessments and compile the information needed to apply for an FLR. The OPA had previously extended the deadline from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14 due to postal delays.
Property owners who believe their valuation is incorrect can request a First Level Review by completing the form included with their mailed Notice of Valuation.
”This deadline extension is essential,” said Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson. “It will help ensure that Philadelphia homes are assessed accurately and Philadelphia homeowners are taxed fairly. The stakes are too high to not get this right. This new deadline will give homeowners the extra time they need to seek a review of their property assessments, in light of this year’s delay in mailing assessment notices. My heartfelt thanks to my City Council colleagues for supporting the call for a deadline extension, and to Mayor Jim Kenney and Chief Assessment Officer James Aros for their partnership.”

‘Phriends’ Murder Mystery coming to Counter Culture

Starting Oct. 28, Counter Culture at 514 South St. will host an interactive murder mystery show. Phriends is acted out by iconic characters Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey, who take a trip down to Philadelphia for the opening of “Fairmount Perk,” a cafe chain started by Gunther. However, the fun doesn’t last too long as drama stirs up between the friends and some unexpected guests make an appearance. During the show, there will also be a scavenger hunt that can be played through an app on your smartphone.

General admission tickets are on sale for $35 and VIP tickets are on sale for $75 at

PL130 opens new exhibition

PL130 Gallery at PhotoLounge will open an exhibition called Projected Exposures, which will run from through Nov. 12.

Projected Exposures will highlight 13 Member Moments of inspiring interviews and beautiful photographs that show each photographer’s point of view.

The show invites viewers to delve into the work by also reading the full artist interviews and providing feedback and reactions. The goal of Projected Exposures is not only to encourage the exhibiting photographer’s, but to help viewers develop their own critical eye.

Open house will be held on Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at PhotoLounge, 130 S. 17th St.

Learn proper grammar

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host Who’s or Whose on First? Grammar Usage for Everyday on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and will take place at the ETC building, Room 308, 9801 Frankford Ave. Register at, 267-341-3305 or••

Flea market on Saturday

The Philly Flea and Thunderbird Salvage will hold a flea market on Saturday, Oct. 15. More than 150 vendors will surround both the Hackett Elementary School at York Street and Frankford Avenue and Thunderbird Salvage at Frankford and Trenton avenues. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hackett and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thunderbird. There will be food trucks, Visit ••

Rummage sale this weekend

Presentation BVM will host a rummage sale in its church hall, Woodland Avenue and Old Soldiers Road in Cheltenham, on Friday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be bag sales. Call 215-379-1364. ••

Conto fighting at 2300 Arena

On Saturday night, Oct. 29, undefeated South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) takes on an opponent to be named in the six-round main event in the headlining bout of a Joe Hand Promotions card at the 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.

Tickets at $55, $75, $100 and $150 are on sale at

Bryce Mills (9-1, 4 KOs) of Liverpool, New York, will look for his fourth consecutive victory when he takes on Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs) of Yonkers, New York, via Clones, Ireland, in a six-round junior welterweight bout.

Devin Gantt (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, New Jersey, will see action in a four-round featherweight bout.

Other bouts will pit Tariq Green against Everlon Still (2-2, 1 KO) in a four-round super middleweight contest; Carlos Marrero fighting Tyree Arnold (1-4) in a four-round junior welterweight fight; Shane Slocumb making his pro debut in a heavyweight fight against an opponent to be named; Juan Davila (1-0, 1 KO) taking on an opponent in a four-round lightweight bout; and Tyler Zwicharowksi (1-0, 1 KO) taking on an opponent to be named in a four-round middleweight fight. ••

2 events at Holy Family

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will be holding two upcoming events.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., it will be Becoming a Wise Smartphone User. The session is free and will take place in the Education and Technology Center building, room 308.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon, The Prayer and Personality Type Series is set for the campus chapel. The session is free.

Register at, 267-341-3305 or


Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 266 will hold its 25th annual name reading at the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, on Saturday, Oct. 22, at noon. Volunteers are needed to read one of (or part of) the 34 panels that honor the 648 Philadelphians killed in the Vietnam War. Check the PVVM Facebook page for information on mobile wall displays in October and November. Chapter 266 is looking for members. Contact Chuck at 215-722-3518 or ••

Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 3

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 Class will be Inducted on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue. Inductees will be the Blue Horizon, the 1983 NBA-champion 76ers, Adele Boyd, Art McNally, Charles T. Cooper, David Akers, Ed Bolden, Fredia Gibbs, Howard Eskin, Jimmy Rollins, Keith Allen, Nikki Franke, Phil Martelli, Ray Kelly, Reds Bagnell, Rollie Massimino and Susan Francia. For more information, visit ••

Activities at Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is hosting several current and upcoming exhibits.

Sea Change is running indefinitely.

The River Feeds Back, going through Oct. 30, is an immersive sound installation created by artists Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips. The exhibit brings visitors into the deep sonic environment of the Schuylkill River watershed through recordings and a layered sound map that captures glimpses of the river system including the life of aquatic insects, eels, fish and swirling currents.

Ocean Bound will run through Jan. 15, 2023.

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••

Cruise the Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or