Events On Our Weekend Radar

This Saturday, September 23, pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Mozart’s classic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, and join thousands of Philadelphians in the shadow of Independence Hall! While you’re in the area, stop by Chinatown’s 22nd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival.

Take a Fall Road Trip with Zipcar! Head to this weekend’s Apple Festival at Linvilla Orchards and more.

Welcome fall with the Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Festival, which runs until this Sunday, September 24.

Manayunk Restaurant Week is happening now until next Thursday, September 28! 

Get in the Halloween spirits at  Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero:  Hocus Pocus on Monday, October 2.  This event is 21+.

Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Fireflies” light up the Parkway until October 8! There are plenty of walk-up pedicab rides available each night of the project! Just head to Iroquois Park or Sister Cities Park to board. Arriving early is recommended!

Heads up events: 
SPARK Philly at International House Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 3. Register for our awesome (and FREE) Launch Event Series here. Speaking of free, Launch Events include pizza plus snacks and drinks from Wawa.

Head to the 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, October 5-14. Explore 130+ events and open houses all around the city, all about design.

Take a Fall Road Trip with Zipcar!

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In terms of perfect timing, this promo is as perfect as it gets because there are great fall activities happening in the Philadelphia region— hello pumpkin patches and apple picking!  So throw on your perfect fall sweater, round up your friends and head out for an autumnal adventure. Here are some #ziptrip ideas:

A Festival Designed With You In Mind

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Is design your thing? Head to the 2017 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, October 5-14. Explore 130+ events and open houses all around the city, all about design.

First, let’s party– kickoff party. This year’s showstopper party takes place on Wednesday, October 4 from 6 to 10 p.m., in the heart of Center City on the Jefferson campus. DesignPhilly has teamed up with A.C. Moore and five curated design teams to feature a series of installations that will spark conversation and peak curiosity. And of course, food! Enjoy delicious burgers by Shake Shack and flavorful snacks and drinks from 12th Street Catering. Bonus: Tickets are half price for students!

With the kickoff complete, the first weekend of DesignPhiladelphia Festival, the Center for Architecture and Design will transform into the Art Star Market, while on the second weekend, NextFab will host their Maker Market, providing opportunities for local makers to sell their wares. In addition the AIA Bookstore at 1218 Arch St. will transform into the DesignPhilly Pop-Up Shop featuring local designers for the duration of the festival.

On Thursday, October 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m,
the 3rd Annual FitCityPHL symposium will take place at the Center for Architecture and Design. Led by Health Promotion Council, a subsidiary of Public Health Management Corporation, FitCityPHL explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve healthAfter the symposium, please join The Fabric Workshop and Museum next door for a Healthy Happy Hour and Fitness Tour of their current exhibition, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture. Tickets for FitCity are $15 for students with a valid ID.

Free Concerts For You!

Tonight join The Philadelphia Orchestra for their 10th annual FREE College Concert!  Every year a free concert just for college students kicks off The Philadelphia Orchestra’s eZseatU program, where thousands of students fill Verizon Hall to experience the famous Philadelphia Sound. A post-concert party in the Kimmel Center lobby with free food and more live music completes this festive night!

Students must have a full-time valid college student ID to attend. Seating is general admission and is first-come, first-serve basis and tickets do not guarantee entry. Reserve your spot here.

Saturday is Opera Philadelphia’s Opera on the Mall.  It’s the first Open Arts College Night of the semester! We’re joining Opera Philadelphia for Opera on the Mall!

Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Mozart’s classic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, and join thousands of Philadelphians in the shadow of Independence Hall!

Gates will open at 6:00pm and the broadcast will begin at 7:00pm.  Come early for best seating and stop by the Open Arts table to say “Hi”!

Fall Semester Is Where It’s At…

In terms of awesome things to do in Philly and starting your career search. Did you know that fall semester is the time to start planning for what’s next? To be honest, college me had no idea! But yes, it’s a great time to start the process and we’re here to offer some guidance with our weekly Top 5 picks and upcoming Launch Event Series.

This week’s Top 5 picks:

1.  Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
2. South Kensington Community Partners | Neighborhood Advisory Committee Coordinator
3. Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation | Game Night Internship (Spring 2018)
4. InLiquid Art + Design | Call for Volunteers – InLiquid Benefit 2017 Everyone is a Collector
5. Center / Architecture + Design | Call for Volunteers – DesignPhiladelphia 2017

Learn more about these opportunities here!

Our Launch Event Series starts with SPARK Philly on October 3 at International House Philadelphia. Build your network and launch your career in the region with Campus Philly’s Launch Event Series.

The series continues with Create-adelphia on October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut Street. At same time, Online Job + Internship Week is October 23-27! You can apply to as many gigs as you want from the comfort of your own room.

Complete your Launch mission with the final event, Leadership Connection on November 14.

You can register for the entire Launch Event Series for free by going here.


Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

We’re not going to lie, Monday is hard to wake up to. But once you’re past the Monday morning moans and groans, you realize the day represents a fresh start. With you a new week ahead of you, we bestow #MondayMotivation, like checking out this Saturday’s Opera on the Mall and signing up for our Launch Event Series. Below is more info on these events and how to sign up.

Saturday, September 23 | Opera on the Mall 
Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of Mozart’s classic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, and join thousands of Philadelphians in the shadow of Independence Hall!

Gates will open at 6:00pm and the broadcast will begin at 7:00pm.  Come early for best seating and stop by the Open Arts table to say “Hi”! Info and sign-up here.

Tuesday, October 3 | SPARK Philly  at International House Philadelphia
The best network-building opportunity for students to launch their career or find an internship in Philadelphia. BYOQuestions and meet young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. The evening includes a reception with local employers who are hiring, plus food and music. Sign up here.

These conversation leaders will answer any questions you may have about launching a career:
Brendan Walsh- Mole St
Jerilyn Dressler- Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
Lindsay Tsai- Philly Startup Leaders
Holli Stephens- KYW 1060
Laiza Santos- Mural Arts Philadelphia
Camila Godoy Blake- Frank Recruitment Group
Julianna Lee- SAP

Get the 411 on the organizations that will be recruiting at SPARK:
Independence Blue Cross
Frank Recruitment Group
TD Bank
Bentley Systems
Frontline Education
Publicis Health
NHS Human Services
Christiana Care
Republic Bank
New Penn Financial

Keep the Ball Rolling with These Campus Philly Events!

What to Expect at Saturday’s CollegeFest

We can’t believe our calendars– this Saturday is COLLEGEFEST!!! Below is our day-of guide for having the best five hours in Philly.

CollegeFest event details: 
When: Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park next to City Hall

CollegeFest check-in:
1. Sign up for express check-in to get your name on the CollegeFest list. Once you’ve made it official, make it Facebook official by RSVPing and inviting your friends.

2. On Saturday, September 9,  make your way to Dilworth Park by City Hall to get your wristband.  **Do not skip step 2! That wristband is key.**

3. Show your ‘band  to get on The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop® and into fourteen museums and cultural venues for FREE.

CollegeFest Swag:
Grab your big blue IKEA bag, make your way around our CollegeFest village that’s filled wih great activities, giveaways and prizes from awesome companies and organizations like:

American Campus Communities, AT&T, Bitescourt, Capital One, CIEE, Comcast – Talent, Comcast/XFINITY, CPR Ready – IBX, CubeSmart, Essentia Water, FreezeCrowd, Inc., goPuff, IKEA, Indego, Indego Bike Share, Inspire, Kimmel Center, La Salle University, Lyft, Monster Energy, NHS, Peace Corps, Philadelphia Phillies, Power Crunch, SEPTA, Skedaddle, Sparkling Ice, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Wilma Theater, Timberland, United States Marine Corps., Vanguard, The Block Church

Special setups from CollegeFest Exclusive Partners, including the:

— CIEE student lounge
— Capital One photo booths and prize wheel
— Games, prizes and branded give-aways from IKEA
— “Sparkling Eyes” Beauty Bar from Sparkling Ice
— AT&T charging station
— Vanguard dunk tank
— Kimmel Center green screen and give-aways!

This could be you with all your swag on September 9!

CollegeFest Activities:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. catch us on the Dilworth Park lawn for some friendly competition.  Activities include Dizzy Bat, 3 Legged Race, Hula Hoop Contest and more! Your victories are rewarded with $5 Wawa gift cards and can contribute to your school’s claim to the coveted Campus Philly Cup.

This could be you basking in your CollegeFest lawn game victory:

Hungry? Enjoy the best flavors of Philly from the Dilworth Park Cafe! Serving: 

— Cherry Street Ramen Bowl
— Washington Ave Bahn Mi
— Fishtown Fries
— University City Falafel Sandwich
— Soom Tahini Philly Cheesesteak

Afterward students can take the Broad Street Line to Lincoln Financial Field for Temple v. Villanova college football at 3:30pm.

Show your student ID at the West VIP Box Office on the 11th Street side Lincoln Financial Field, across from the Wells Fargo Center, for $10 student tickets.

Ready for CollegeFest?!


Let’s get this party started! We’re 10 days away from the best five hours in Philly – CollegeFest is Saturday, September 9 from 10 am to 3 pm at Dilworth Park. So how should you prepare?

5 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

  1. See it a FREE outdoor flick on Friday! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screening in West Philly’s Clark Park.
  2. Experience your 1st First Friday in Old City. Here’s what you can check out while you’re there.
  3. Get an up-close view of some super famous paintings at Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation.
  4. Hit up a flea market in the morning and fireworks at night on Sunday along the Delaware River Waterfront 
  5. RSVP to the best five hours in Philly (CollegeFest) invite your friends and see you on Saturday, September 9 at Dilworth Park next to City Hall.