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.

Tuesday Tips

  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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

See the city from a different perspective—the water!

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We bet you’ve experienced the action near the Delaware Waterfront— Spruce Street Harbor Park, La Peg at FringeArts, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and Winterfest— but have you been ON the Delaware River? If not, it’s time to see the city from a different perspective—the water! That’s right, you can cruise the river in style and comfort aboard Spirit of Philadelphia.

Your new view comes with cool perks. Spirit offers lunch, dinner, moonlight and holiday cruises, plus dozens of themed holiday and specialty cruises. There’ll be delicious food, live entertainment, and incredible skyline views.

Spirit offers year-round specialty cruises on the Delaware River, perfect for making your special occasions unforgettable. Don’t miss First Friday Dinner Cruises, Yards Brews Cruises, Radio Moonlight Parties, and more.

If you’re looking to do something different with your university group this year, throw the event of the season with a party on the water! Spirit of Philadelphia offers packages for everything from orientation events to end of year formals, and everything in between.  Reach Kelsey Afetian at 267-238-3620 or KAfetian@entertainmentcruises.com to get planning today.

What’s Your Philly Story?

I’ll go first. Long story short, I moved to Philadelphia to study at Temple University and after graduating, I decided this was the place for me. Fast-forward to now, I just celebrated my 11th Phila-anniversary and work at Campus Philly where I get to share what I love about living and working in this city.

And there are more stories where that came from! Our upcoming (and FREE) Launch Event Series  brings all kinds of local professionals out to sit down and share their Philadelphia stories with you. The first in this series is SPARK Philly on October 3, 2017 at 5 PM at International House Philadelphia, 3717 Chestnut Street.

SPARK is the  best network-building opportunity for students  to launch your career or find an internship in Philadelphia.  You’ll get to meet other young professionals eager to share their candid experiences starting their career locally. 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 pizza and Wawa snacks and drinks.

RSVP here and share with your friends!

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.