Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | December 9-15, 2019

If you are looking for something to do while also supporting local charities and organizations, this is the week for it!

Tuesday, December 10th

Jump, Jive, and Jam

Have fun with your youngster at this free event. Dancing, singing, playing instruments and fun with the parachute are guaranteed to please! Roxborough Branch of the Free Library, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Wednesday, December 11th

Art Splash

Open to children of all ages, to explore their creative side and try out unique art activities. Sponsored by Friends of the Roxborough Library. Roxborough Branch of the Free Library, 4:00 pm.

Thursday, December 12th

Promenade of Trees

Take a walk down Main Street and vote for your favorite tree decorated in the “A Very Philly Christmas” theme. Here’s hoping one is all cheesesteaks! Main Street Manayunk, 7:30 pm.

Friday, December 13th

Friday Fireside Happy Hour

There’s snow in the forecast, so get warm inside and out at the Blake House in Historic Rittenhouse Town, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Saturday, December 14th

Flapjack Fundraiser

Chow down on all you can eat pancakes while supporting the music program at Cook-Wissahickon School. Applebee’s in Andorra, 8:00 am to 10:00 am.

Rudolph Run

Put on your most festive costumes, bring a donation for North Light Community Center, get some exercise before the treats of the season take over your waistline…this event has it all! Check in at Philadelphia Runner Manayunk, 4358 Main Street, at 8:30 am.

Dinner with Santa

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner while supporting Boy Scout troop 334, plus snap a quick pic with Santa. Leverington Presbyterian Church, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

Designer Bag Bingo

Play some games and win some cool stuff while helping the Roxborough School of Nursing Alumni Association. School of Nursing Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave, doors open at 2:30 pm. 

BYOB Holiday Tidings and Trivia

Third stop of the Roxborough PA Happy Holidays 2019 tour. Join your friends and neighbors (and bring a beverage) to test your mettle in the holiday movie trivia challenge. Prizes for the top teams and proceeds support the Roxborough Home for Women. Board Game Cafe, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Sunday, December 15th

2nd Annual Roxborough United Tree Lighting

Our local football club brings you Santa, hot chocolate, seasonal music, and other treats. Donations are being accepted for North Light Community Center. Houston Playground, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
‘Tis the season of giving! 

Where to Find Christmas Trees in Roxborough & Manayunk

Christmas Trees for Sale in Roxborough at The Secret Garden


‘Tis the Season! If you need to know where to find Christmas Trees in Roxborough & Manayunk, I’ve put together a list of local spots where you can find your tree. While we don’t have any tree farms where you can cut your own tree down there are several convenient spots where you can find the perfect tree to decorate your home this year. Happy Holidays!

Where to Find Christmas Trees

Gorgas Park

We’ve been heading to Gorgas Park for our trees for the last several years and will most likely end up back there again this year, too. They have a lot of trees to choose from there and you’ll find all shapes and sizes. They’ll wrap up your tree for transport and even offer delivery and setup. 

R&R Produce

I drove by R&R Produce this morning and they have lots of trees out and ready for sale. R&R Produce is located at 710 Ridge Avenue near the Ivy Ridge Shopping Center.

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A Dog Owner’s Paradise: Why Roxborough and Manayunk are the Best Neighborhoods for Dogs

Living in Northwest Philly, specifically in the Roxborough/Manayunk/Wissahickon area, offers a ton of space, whether you live in a home with a spacious backyard (there are quite a few in this neighborhood!), or you’re adventuring among the trails in Wissahickon Park.

Roxborough and Manayunk are great spots to live for a ton of reasons. Maybe you moved out here so that your kids would be able to have room to explore Philly’s outdoor spaces… or maybe it was so your dog could sniff out every tree and trail, and live out its best life that it didn’t have the space for in the city.

There’s no better place in Philly to be a dog owner, or a dog, for that matter, than Roxborough and Manayunk. It’s a dog owner’s paradise out near the Wissahickon, and here’s why: Continue reading “A Dog Owner’s Paradise: Why Roxborough and Manayunk are the Best Neighborhoods for Dogs”

The White Yak | Tibetan Restaurant | Roxborough | Philadelphia, PA


The White Yak is Philadelphia’s only Tibetan Restaurant. It’s located on Ridge Avenue in Central Roxborough between Green Lane and Conarroe Street. Tibetan food is a mix between Chinese and Indian food. The specialties at White Yak are the Momo (steamed dumplings) and the Shatrak (Sauteed beef with garlic, ginger, onion, bok choy and bell peppers).

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Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 28-November 3, 2019

Fall is slowly coming to an end. Now’s the time to get in those last couple of farmers markets and outdoor events while you still can! Want to stay up-t0-date? Get the best Roxborough & Manayunk events and activities in your inbox every week. Join here. 

All Week

Manayunk Cocktail Week

It’s cold outside, so warm up all week long with some adult libations on Main Street. Various locations, 4:00 pm to 11:59 pm daily.

Tuesday, October 29th

Yoga and Mindfulness with Heather Fowler

This class is geared towards to 5 to 8 year old crowd, utilizing the concepts of yoga, through play. Roxborough Branch of the Free Library 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 21-27, 2019

It’s no surprise that this week’s list of events is dominated by Halloween themed activities. See what the neighborhood has planned!
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Wednesday, October 23rd

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center – Community Night

Want to see what Venice Island is all about? Come out, take a tour, enjoy a sweet treat, and meet the new Community Partnerships and Art Curator, Noah Herman. Venice Island, 7:00 pm.

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13 Things You Must Know about Living in Manayunk

There is always something to do in Manayunk. Festivals span the length of Main Street almost monthly, every cuisine you can imagine is available on Main Street and buying a home in Manayunk offers that urban charm without the Center City price tag. 

Here are the 13 things you must know about living in Manayunk, but there’s bound to be something I missed. Shoot me an email with your suggestions and I’ll add them to the list!

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Hope You Like Hills! All the Best Places to Run, Bike, and Walk in Roxborough & Manayunk

Philadelphia makes it easy to live an active lifestyle, whether your version of fitness is running, biking, or just walking along the river and enjoying the views. There’s the Delaware River Waterfront and the Schuylkill River Banks right in the city, but the best trails and paths for biking, running, hiking and walking in Philly are right here in the Roxborough Manayunk area.

The houses are beautiful distractions to marvel at while exercising, there are plenty of post-activity eats to enjoy, and there are a wide variety of paths and trails, whether your preference is packed gravel, paved path, or the dirt trails in the Wissahickon.

The good and/or bad news (depending on who you are): you’re likely going to have to make your way up a hill to get home from these trails, but there’s no better place to live an active lifestyle than Roxborough Manayunk, and the views from the top are always worth it!

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Jon Miller, RealtorJon Miller is a resident of the Roxborough-Manayunk area and a Realtor® with Compass Real Estate. Each week Jon puts together a list of the best local events and activities which you can find here

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