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.

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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Things To Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 14-20, 2019

Courtesy of Venice Island Performing Arts Center.

 
 
It’s finally cooling off enough to feel like fall! Grab your sweater, some friends, and check out these neighborhood activities.

Tuesday, October 15th

William Penn’s 375th Birthday

Come celebrate the birth of Philly’s celebrity founder with a slide show of his life and contributions to the Commonwealth. Andorra Branch of the Free Library, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  

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Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | October 7-13, 2019

 
 
This week in Roxborough and Manayunk is another busy one with a number of great events. We’re definitely looking forward to the Harvest Festival at Gorgas Park on Sunday. Here’s our list of the best things to do in the neighborhood this week . . . 

Wednesday, October 9th

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.

Wildlife Clinic Volunteer Orientation

Are you interested in helping out the wild fauna of the forest this fall? The Wildlife Clinic is in need of regular volunteers to assist with injured and orphaned animals. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

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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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