Peace Day Philly 2013
Peace Day Philly is a grassroots initiative that promotes local participation in the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), a worldwide day observed annually on Sept. 21. In celebration of this global day, the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, Peace Day Philly and Drexel University invite all photographers to capture their interpretation of peace during 24 hours of photography in Philadelphia. Submitted photos will be posted to peace-asmpphilly.org.
Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
After the great success of the past two StrEAT Food Festivals, the Manayunk Development Corp. is happy to announce this year’s Fall StrEAT Food Festival! Main Street will be lined with some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks, with specialties ranging from ice cream to Asian delicacies. Visitors are encouraged to walk the length of Main Street, stopping at trucks and restaurants to choose from dozens of options at affordable prices. A restaurant tour will also take place to highlight a secret ingredient (apples for the fall) at participating trucks and eateries in Manayunk. The retailers join in the fun with free seasonal treats, sidewalk sales and other in-store promotions. Live music and dining areas will be scattered around Main Street so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy this great event.
4312 Main St.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: pay as you go
PHS Fall Garden Festival
The annual PHS Fall Garden Festival offers music, food, plants, shopping, workshops and gardening tips at the beautiful Navy Yard. Harvest-time contests celebrate the achievements of home gardeners. Admission is free and open to the public, and ample parking is available. Join PHS or renew your membership at the festival to receive a special gift.
The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Center City District Restaurant Week
It’s the 10th year of Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank. From Sept. 15 to 20 and 22 to 27, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person. In addition, many of the participating restaurants will also offer a three-course lunch for $20. Search the entire list of participating restaurants at OpenTable.com and keep up with events on Twitter (@PhilaRestWeek).
Sunday to Friday, Sept. 15-20 and 22-27
Cost: $20 lunch and $35 dinner (excluding tax and tip)
Fifth annual Oktoberfest Street Festival
Brauhaus Schmitz, an authentic German bierhall and restaurant, is back with its fifth annual Oktoberfest season, and you don’t want to miss the official Oktoberfest Block Party! The 700 block of South Street will be closed to traffic, allowing them to set up a 200-foot-long tent and a stage for live Oompah music. Activities to enjoy throughout the day include the tapping of a ceremonial keg, face painting and plenty of eating — there will be approximately 2,000 pounds of sausage and pork, so bring your appetite!
718 South St.
Saturday, Sept. 21, noon to 8 p.m.
Cost: pay as you go