A Wizard’s Weekend in Chestnut Hill

Grab your wand, hop on your broom and fly over to Chestnut Hill for the Harry Potter Festival, happening October 20-21!

Event info brought to you by chestnuthillpa.com.

WANDS & WIZARDS NIGHT ON THE AVENUE
An evening of Potions, Pubs, and magical possibilities in Chestnut Hill
Date: Friday, October 20
Location:
 Germantown Avenue
Time: 6-9 pm
Cost: Pay-as-you-go

No tickets required, no cost to attend (activities and entertainment options are pay-as-you-go unless otherwise noted), enough mischief to be managed by all.

Enjoy a special evening of magical fun including photo booths, performances by aerialists, fortune tellers along Germantown Avenue, and much more. The Franklin Institute brings Astronomy to Wands & Wizards Night.  Spirited food and beverage specials will also be available at participating restaurants throughout Chestnut Hill. Stores on the Avenue will remain open until 9 pm. Astronomy Night will run 7-10 pm.

The Night Kitchen Bakery/Madame’s Baking Nook:  fortune teller, butterscotch beer with shots of firebolt for those over 21.  Stew with mashed potatoes and pulled pork sliders.  You can finish it off with special cupcakes.


FIREBOLT 5K AND ONE MILE NIMBUS WALK
Date: Saturday, October 21
Location:
 St. Martin in the Fields Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35 5K / $20 Nimbus Walk


CHESTNUT HILL HARRY POTTER FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, October 21
Location:
 Germantown Avenue.  12 blocks from Cresheim Valley Drive to Chestnut Hill Avenue.
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free to attend. New for 2017, designated admission areas and paid activities available.

The 7th Annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival returns to Germantown Avenue with more room to roam, more treats to eat, and more fun for all. With an expanded festival footprint spanning 12 blocks and new designated family-friendly activity areas (conveniently located just off of Germantown Avenue) this year’s festival promises the same wizardry wonder of years past, with the mischief managed.


PHILADELPHIA BROTHERLY LOVE CUP QUIDDITCH TOURNAMENT
Date: Saturday, October 21
Location:
 Chestnut Hill College
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: Free to attend

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament returns with teams from visiting colleges and the local community team competing in round-robin style quidditch matches.


GETTING THERE

Trains to “Hogsmeade”

Trains to Hogsmeade (a.k.a. SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Lines to Chestnut Hill stops), depart from Jefferson Station and make all regular stops to Chestnut Hill West. Advance ticket purchase is recommended and schedules are available online.

 

Things We’re Excited About! (And You Should Be Too!)

  1. Dancing the night away and seeing The Barnes’ world-famous art collection! Students get to celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included. RSVP to the student-only Party at the Barnes happening Thursday, October 19.

  2. Going to the Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill, October 21-22!

  3. Listening to local creatives share their career stories at Create-adelphia!The panel includes the founder of Little Baby’s Ice Cream,  a Philadelphia Inquirer writer,  the owner of The Art Dept and an Anthropologie designer! Register here and see you at Create-adelphia on Tuesday, October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters in Center City.

  4. Finding a dream gig during Online Job + Internship Week!Create your free Launch profile  for our upcoming Online Job + Internship Week, October 23-27. Hundreds of local employers post great gigs on our Launch site and you can apply to as many as you want.

What’s On Our Mind: #ThursdayThoughts

  • RSVP to the student-only Party at the Barnes on Thursday, October 19.

    You get to Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included.


  • Check out one or all of these awesome events this weekend!

    You don’t want to miss out on a night market in Chinatown, Manayunk Harvest Fest + more!


  • Register for Create-adelphia on Tuesday, October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters.

    The Create-adelphia panel includes the founder of Little Baby’s Ice Cream,  a Philadelphia Inquirer writer,  the owner of The Art Dept and an Anthropologie designer!Check out one or all of these awesome events this weekend!


  • Check out weekly top 5 picks. Freshly picked and ready for your application!

    Gigs from Frank Recruitment Group, Pennoni, New Penn Financial, Xelerate and The Karma Agency.


  •  Create your free Launch profile for our upcoming Online Job + Internship Week, October 23-27.

Hundreds of local employers post great gigs on our Launch site and you can apply to as many as you want.

Night Market in Chinatown, Craft Market in Center City + Festivals All Around

Stroll the streets of Philadelphia’s Chinatown during Chinatown Night Market Ye Shi on Thursday, October 12, from 7 to 11 p.m.


Head to Center City to check out original, hand-crafted works at Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Market, starting on Friday, October 13.


Celebrate the diverse cultures and talents that international college students and scholars bring to the city of Philadelphia during the Festival for International Students at Penn on Friday, October 13.


Tis the season for haunted exploration! Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary is the perfect place to get in the spooky spirit.


A block party + October= BLOKTOBERFEST 2017 on Saturday, October 14 happening all down South Street West.


Hang out by the Delaware River on Saturday, October 14 during the Fishtown RiverCity Festival in Penn Treaty Park. If you’re a runner, join the Festival’s 5k!


Twist and turn your way to Manayunk Harvest Fest in Pretzel Park on Saturday, October 14. There will be food trucks and fall activities like pumpkin carving!

Find more fun things to do in our events calendar and Neighborhood page on. As always, share your adventures with us by tagging @campusphilly.

Take a Minute to…

  • RSVP to the student-only Party at the Barnes on Thursday, October 19.

    You get to Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included.


  • Register for Create-adelphia on Tuesday, October 24 at Saxbys Headquarters.

    The Create-adelphia panel includes the founder of Little Baby’s Ice Cream,  a Philadelphia Inquirer writer,  the owner of The Art Dept and an Anthropologie designer!


  • Check out one or all of these awesome events this weekend!

    You don’t want to miss out on  First Friday at honeygrow HQ, Midtown Village Fall Festival + more!


  •  Create your free Launch profile for our upcoming Online Job + Internship Week, October 23-27.

Hundreds of local employers post great gigs on our Launch site and you can apply to as many as you want.

Smile! We Have Awesome Upcoming Events For You

We had a fantastic night at last night’s SPARK:Philly event at International House Philadelphia!  Let’s keep the ball rolling with fun things to check out this week,  Create-adelphia at Saxbys Headquarters and Party at the Barnes.

This Thursday = Night Market Philly: Italian Market
When: Thursday, October 5 from 6-10PM
Where: 9th and Washington Ave.
Why You Should Be There: “
Roast Cebu Lechòn, Isgro Pastries, Papermill Fresh Asian Kitchen, Cappuccio’s Meats, T & S Bake Shoppe, Babalouie BBQ and Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom are participating. There will also be live entertainment from Max Swan and Flounder Warehouse.

Also on Thursday!  Halloween-Themed Movie Nights
When: 
Starting October 5 until October 31 
Where: 
The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St.
Why You Should Be There: 
Free screenings range from campy to chilling.”

It’s First Friday all around the city! In Fishtown, there’s First Friday at honeygrow HQ
When:
Friday, October 6 at 5-9PM
Where: 1601 N Front St.
Why You Should Be There: “part craft fair/art show, part BBQ — our Fishtown headquarters will be transformed + accessible to the public for the first time ever, showcasing local makers, artists + charities while a hoppin’ BBQ kicks off outside featuring local faves Cheu Noodle BarWeckerly’s Ice Cream +honeygrow (of course).”


WEEKEND VIBES

Midtown Village Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12-8PM
Where: 13th and Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: “Held every autumn, the Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year!”

Old City Fest
When: 
Sunday, October 8 from 11AM-6PM
Where: N. 3rd and Arch St.
Why You Should Be There: “Old City transforms from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into a mecca for entertainment and al fresco eating during Old City Fest.”

OutFest 
When: Sunday, October 8
Where: 13th and Locust St.
Why You Should Be There: “Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.


QUICK! SIGN UP WHILE YOU CAN

Party at the Barnes

When:
Thursday, October 19 at 6PM
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Why You Should Be There: Celebrate the Barnes’ 5th year on the Parkway and join Campus Philly Open Arts for a FREE party at the Barnes featuring live music and performances. Come prepared to explore, engage, and party! Free collection access included. Each person registered is permitted to bring one additional guest. This event sells out very quickly, so sign up today! 

Create-adelphia

When:
Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30-7:30PM
Where:
Saxbys Headquarters, 2300 Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: If you’re a student interested in getting your foot into Philadelphia’s creative industry, you want to be at this event! Get insight from people who were in your shoes just a few years ago. Panelists include creatives from Anthropologie, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Art Department and Little Baby’s Ice Cream. After the discussion, you’ll have the chance to speak with them over free Saxbys and snacks.

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

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 tomorrow’s SPARK:Philly event.

1.  Frank Recruitment Group | Entry-level Internal Recruiter
2. Campus Philly | Communications Ambassador
3. Swift Capital | SQL Developer
4. Einstein Healthcare Network | Web Content Specialist
5. Food Export USA – Northeast | International Marketing Program Inter

Learn more about these opportunities here!


Tomorrow join us at SPARK! With free food and honest advice, SPARK is Philly’s best network-building event for college students.

Doors open at 5pm and the event kicks off at 5:30 with small group conversations for you to ask our roster of young professionals what they do, how they got there, and learn tips on how you can launch locally with an internship or job! Stick around for our reception to snack and chat with 20+ employers hiring for every major.

See you on Tuesday, October 3 at International House3701 Chestnut Street. Bring a friend! We’ll have prizes for anyone with an extra guest.

You can register for free by going here.

11 Fall Events To Check Out This October

Hit the Philly streets for these fun fall events! From food to fiction, there’s an event with your interests in mind.  Here are our October picks for YOU:

1. Federal Donuts Block Party 
When: Sunday, October 1 from 1-4PM
Where: Sansom St. between 16th and 17th 
Why You Should Be There:
It’s “the ultimate food-of-your-dreams block party, featuring a complimentary showcase of its signature eats alongside a Rooster Soup Co. grill-out.”

2. Night Market Philly: Italian Market
When: Thursday, October 5 from 6-10PM
Where: 9th and Washington Ave.
Why You Should Be There: “
Roast Cebu Lechòn, Isgro Pastries, Papermill Fresh Asian Kitchen, Cappuccio’s Meats, T & S Bake Shoppe, Babalouie BBQ and Cardenas Oil & Vinegar Taproom are participating. There will also be live entertainment from Max Swan and Flounder Warehouse.

3. Halloween-Themed Movie Nights
When:
Starting October 5 until October 31 
Where:
The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. Second St.
Why You Should Be There:
Free screenings range from campy to chilling.”

4. Midtown Village Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 7 from 12-8PM
Where: 13th and Chestnut St.
Why You Should Be There: “Held every autumn, the Festival is one of Philadelphia’s premier outdoor events and attracts a whopping 50,000-plus attendees per year!”

5. Old City Fest
When: 
Sunday, October 8 from 11AM-6PM
Where: N. 3rd and Arch St.
Why You Should Be There: “Old City transforms from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares into a mecca for entertainment and al fresco eating during Old City Fest.”

6. OutFest
When: Sunday, October 8
Where: 13th and Locust St.
Why You Should Be There: “Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping.

7. Bloktober Festival
When: Saturday, October 14 from 12-8PM
Where: South Street West
Why You Should Be There:A true neighborhood festival that’s free to attend. The all-ages festival features several blocks of food, craft beer and live music all afternoon long. Pay-as-you-go and enjoy tasty dishes from favorite food trucks and special items from South Street restaurants.”

8. Party at the Barnes
When: Thursday, October 19 starting at 6PM
Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Why You Should Be There:  FREE party at the Barnes featuring live music and performances. Free collection access included. Each person registered is permitted to bring one additional guest. Register here!

9. Philadelphia Film Festival
When: October 19-29
Where: Various locations
Why You Should Be There: “Every year, the festival is bookended with blockbuster opening and closing night films. The festival also promises screenings of short films, feature-length films, animated movies and other genres at venues like the Prince Theater.”

10. Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill
When:
October 21 to October 22
Where: Various locations
Why You Should Be There:
“For two days of spellbinding events that magically morph the neighborhood into the much-loved fictional world created by author J.K. Rowling.”

11.  Philly Free Streets
When:  
Saturday, October 28 from 8AM – 1PM
Where: Check out this map
Why You Should Be There:  Philly Free Streets temporarily closes streets to cars, inviting people to walk, bike, and play.

Find more fun things to do in our events calendar and Neighborhood page on. As always, share your adventures with us by tagging @campusphilly.

Photo by Darryl Moran

Your Weekly Dose of Monday Motivation

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. Frank Recruitment Group | Entry-level Internal Recruiter
3. JPMorgan Chase & Co. | 2018 Technology Analyst Program – Summer Analyst
4. Yellowdig | Social Media Internship
5. World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia | International Business Development Intern

Learn more about these opportunities here!


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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.

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.