Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | January 20-26, 2020

The week kicks off with honoring a great American and wraps up with beer and chowder. It might be the best week ever!

Thursday, January 23rd

Jackson Howard Music at The Goat’s Beard

Enjoy some live music and good food with Jackson Howard at The Goat’s Beard, 7:00 pm

Quizzo Thursdays at Hilltown Tavern

You won’t want to miss this week’s quizzo with a Philly connection- Fresh Prince of Bel Air is the theme! Hilltown Tavern, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Friday, January 24th

Jump, Jive and Jam

Get your little musical ones rockin’ and a-rollin’ with Jump, Jive, and Jam at the Roxborough Branch of the Free Library, 10:30 am.

Saturday, January 25th

Campfire Cooking

Want to cook your lunch over a roaring campfire on a chilly winter day? You can bring your own food or choose from the menu, plus you will learn some new recipes to use on your next camping adventure. Wissahickon Environmental Center, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Drag Brunch at Sona Pub and Kitchen

Grab a mimosa, some grub, and enjoy the show! Sona Pub and Kitchen, doors open at 11:00 am and show starts at 12:00 pm.

Founders Philly Freeze-Out

Chowder, beer, ice sculptures, a winter market AND live music…don’t miss it! Main Street Manayunk, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Hard to believe the first month of the year is almost over. Have an amazing week!

Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | January 6-20, 2020

I don’t know about you, but we are absolutely wiped out from the holidays. Here’s a light list of activities in the neighborhood to help ease us into to the new year.

Tuesday, January 7th

The King of Love

A theatrical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, written by Dice Raw who was inspired by the Nina Simone song The King of Love. Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

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Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | December 31-January 5

Take advantage of the mild weather and check out these events in the neighborhood! 

Tuesday, December 31st

Countdown to Noon

Bring the family for dancing, snacks and a celebration of the New Year! Roxborough YMCA, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

New Year’s Eve Night

Looking for a more adult oriented way to ring in 2020? There’s no shortage of places to party:

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Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | December 18-22, 2019

Take a break from Amazon and pop out into the neighborhood for some festive festivities! 

Wednesday, December 18th

Dobson Winter Concert

The school choir from various grades and select band members will be performing a winter concert at James Dobson Elementary, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Thursday, December 19th

Woodland Santa Hike

A little bit Santa, a little bit Winter Solstice, a whole lot of fun! Go for a hike, hear a story and make a birdfeeder for our feathered friends. Wissahickon Environmental Center Treehouse, dates and times vary.

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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! 

Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | December 2-8, 2019

Hopefully, you are finished with the Thanksgiving leftovers by now! Santa season is in full swing….

Wednesday, December 4th

Preschool Storytime

For children aged 2-5 years old. Come explore the library with stories, songs, social time with peers and get your wiggles out! Andorra Branch of the Free Library, 10:30 am.

Thursday, December 5th

Photos With Santa

All the lights and decorations will be ready to go, with Santa on a chair made of ice! Get your pictures with Santa at Canal View Park, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Roxborough Tree Lighting

Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | November 25-December 1, 2019

It’s Thanksgiving Week and the official start of the holiday season. Gobble, gobble!

Monday, November 25th

Turkey Day Market

If you pre-ordered a turkey and/or pies at Pretzel Park Farmer’s Market, today is your day to grab your goods. If you didn’t but still want some fresh produce and goods from other vendors, they’ve got you covered, too! Plus, you can bring cans of non-perishables for donation to the pantry at the North Light Community Center. Venice Island, 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 26th

Dead Bards Poetry

A free night of poetry featuring Krisann Janowitz and Octavia McBride-Ahebee, followed by an open mic for anyone interested in sharing their poems. Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | November 18-24, 2019

The cold weather is officially here to stay for the next several months. Keep warm and your spirits up by getting out on the town.

Tuesday, November 19th

Fitness Hikes with Andi Wingert and Debbie Hoellein

Assuming the snow doesn’t come to get us, there is a strenuous fitness hike planned with Friends of the Wissahickon. This is an adult-level hike. Meet at the Valley Green Inn on Forbidden Drive, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | November 11-17, 2019

As the weather turns colder (and the possibility of snow this week), the area activities are trending towards the great indoors. See what’s happening around our neighborhood!

Monday, November 11th

Veterans’ Day – Thank you for your bravery and service

Dine to Donate

Fill your tummy with pizza and your good karma with a trip to Santucci’s on Monday night. Mention Dobson Elementary and 10% of your bill will be donated to the school HSA to help support their activities. Santucci’s 6164 Ridge Ave, 10:00am to 10:00 pm.

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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