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What's Happening in Philly

Rosemont is located right outside Philadelphia—home to thousands of college students from hundreds of different colleges. Within the city, there are so many free or cheap events to help students experience the most on and off campus. Getting in and out of the city via public transportation is easy. The SEPTA Regional Rail stop is a quick walk from campus and a direct route into the heart of the city! 

  • Need a break from Cardinal, but don’t know what to do? Parents are in town and you don’t know where to take them? The Main Line has tons of places to eat, from local favorites like Gullifty’s to Italian cooking at Bertucci’s
  • Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see works by Cezanne, Strand, Manet, and more. Pay what you can on Wednesday after 5! Click Here 
  • If you’re walking down Lancaster Avenue, you come across interesting places such as Ludington Library and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Have you ever considered visiting? There are a ton of borrowing options at the library. Read by Clicking Here. 
  • The Bryn Mawr Film Institute is always showing old favorites and new, soon-to-be favorites alike. For more information, Click Here

Philadelphia Fall Events:

CORRIDOR OF CULTURE: 100 YEARS OF THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY

Through November 16, 2018
At the Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia, photographs and artwork illustrate the creation and use of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway over the last century, and more artifacts explore how art, faith, science and community reside together on the grand corridor. (215) 686-5322, freelibrary.org

CRAFTNOW PHILADELPHIA

November 1-December 7, 2018
The more-than-month-long event returns for its fourth year featuring eight events that showcase the work of the many talented and hardworking craftsman in and around Philadelphia. This year’s theme, “Making a Difference,” highlights how craft can be a vehicle for change and dialogue. craftnowphila.org

APPLE FESTIVAL

November 3-4, 2018
At Peddler’s Village, visitors indulge in old-fashioned country apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritters, caramel-dipped apples and pie-eating contests. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

GERSHMAN PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

November 3-19, 2018
The festival presents film and film-related programs that appeal to diverse communities and encourage understanding across racial, economic, and religious divides; this year’s lineup includes the 50th anniversary screening of Frederick Wiseman’s High School, along with The Interpreter, The Invisibles, Shoelaces, Crossroads, Promise at Dawn, Working Woman, The Syrian Patient and more. (215) 545-4400, pjff.org

FIRST PERSON ARTS FESTIVAL

November 4-17, 2018
Venues throughout the city host the only event in the world dedicated exclusively to art based on personal experiences, a multidisciplinary festival featuring storytelling shows, memoir readings, film screenings, performances, experiential tours and workshops. (267) 402-2055, firstpersonarts.org

CHRISTMAS IN PEDDLER’S VILLAGE

November 9, 2018-January 5, 2019
With more than 60 specialty shops—perfect for holiday shopping—and six restaurants, Peddler’s Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations help ring in the season. (215) 794-4000, peddlersvillage.com

FRANKLIN SQUARE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL FEATURING ELECTRICAL SPECTACLE: A HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

November 15-December 31, 2018
Electric company PECO aptly presents the illumination of Franklin Square, while the square itself offers comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben’s Sweets & Treats. (215) 629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PHILADELPHIA

November 22-December 24, 2018
The German-style market returns to a newly restored JFK Plaza, also known as LOVE Park, for its 11th year, with 80 wooden booths of local and international merchants selling Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, Hernhut Stars, wintry apparel and all manner of edible and drinkable treats, while entertainment keeps things festive. (215) 268-7606,  philachristmas.com

WINTER WONDERLAND

December 2, 2018
The South Street Headhouse District celebrates the arrival of winter with its annual festival, which promises performances, crafts, food and drinks and holiday decor. (215) 413-3713, southstreet.com

WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE RIVER

December 25, 2018
General Washington once again leads a surprise attack on the British during this annual re-enactment—complete with army uniforms, a historic trek, demos, games and activities—at Washington Crossing Historic Park. (215) 493-4076, washingtoncrossingpark.org

 

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