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Date: 10/1/2010
Title: 25 Items (10-1-10) sponsored by Sippin By The River

Attended my first Irish Weekend in Wildwood on Sunday.  For those looking for a full party weekend, it is something I would recommend for next year.  Reminded me of an Erin Express type day but for an entire weekend.

This week has some good events around town.  Saturday: Midtown Fall Festival. Sunday is Sippin By The River (one of my favorite afternoons of the year), Fashion Week - It was a good event last year in their inaugural year and expect it to take another nice jump this year.  In addition, Eagles are home on Sunday with Donovan (I have my ticket) and Phillies october baseball starts (I need tickets).  And then McToberfest next Saturday.....plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy city life.

And talking about our wonderful city, did you see we finally made the top 10?  How wonderful: Census: Philadelphia still poorest of nation's 10 biggest cities .   I have an idea....if people do not pay taxes, should they have the right to vote?  Will they not always vote for people who will provide them with more government programs/handouts?  Just asking...your opinions are encouraged.

My buddy Dennis is putting his NYE tickets on sale.  I know there is some early bird pricing.  He has sold out his 3,000+ tickets every year for his parties.

I read this information and thought it was worth sharing.  The sound barriers along 1.9 miles of 95 in Philly (Porter Street to Christian Street southbound and Washington Street to Christian Street borthbound) cost_______.  If you said $5 million, you were right.   I am not saying it is a lot or little, just sharing the information.

Closing out with some real estate:  I have a friend who is looking for industrial real estate to lease in either Conshohocken or Eddystone area south of the airport.   5,000 sq ft to start with but has the ability to expand to 15-20,000 square ft.  If you know anyone that can help, please let me know.

And lastly, I changed real estate brokers last month and my new broker offers a program, home town hero, which is for firefighters and police that are moving out of Philly (now that they are allowed to and still keep their jobs).  The program is very enticing so if you know of anyone in that category that is going to move, please let me know as I have some information I would like to share.  

Oops, almost forgot.  Have a house of mine for sale at 866 N 20th. - Mark 

SPONSOR: 16th Annual Sippin By the River

Festival Pier - Delaware River Waterfront
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

World-famous wines and beers, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, gourmet cuisine from area restaurants, and live entertainment highlight this festival. This outdoor event will feature live music from the band DAME. Visitors can also stop by special pavilions featured authentic beer and food. Over 4000 people attended last year. Annual event to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

SPONSOR: 16th Annual Sippin By the River


COMPLIMENTARY OPEN BAR party @ The Manayunk Brewery on Friday, October 8th at 9pm. Remember, there is no charge to attend and you can bring friends - all you MUST do is have everyone RSVP on our website.

RSVP list will close at 4pm on Friday, October 8th. RSVP Now »

Includes a complimentary 2-hour open bar (draft beer & select well drinks) from 9:00-11:00pm. There will also be some light menu samples from the Manayunk Brewery's great menu! Your friends MUST RSVP for this party to attend. Details: http://www.nyephilly.com/reunion.asp


For its second edition, Philadelphia’s premier fashion event has been lengthened by one day and will showcase the collections of area students and emerging, local, national, and international designers. Retailers will set up pop-up shops again this year to offer attendees the opportunity to take some runway-ready looks home plus great food and an open bar. (expect Student night)
Philadelphia Fashion Week is open to the public (21 and older except for Thursday, October 7th) and tickets are available online at http://www.philadelphiafashionweek.org

Your Promo code Zwick will give you 20% off general admission

3)  The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Field House 

The Field House (1150 Filbert St Philadelphia, PA 19107)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010  6:00 PM - 9 PM

At The Ultimate Networking Event you'll meet CEO's, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of leading companies. You will learn and have opportunities to grow your business from some of the area's top business networking professional's.

Real world networking is essential for you to build and create relationships. Having the skills to network effectively in today's challenging business climate, is critical and could make the difference between thriving or losing to your competitors.

Want more info?   View Website » www.TheUltimateNetworking.com

4)  7th Annual McToberfest!

October 9th 2010

McFadden’s 3rd street hosts the 7th Annual McToberfest!
We will host over 3000 people enjoying the sickest festival in the city of Philadelphia.

Doors open at noon, and our huge heated tent opens at four.
Enjoy all day and night the specials of $3 Coors original, $3 Coors Light, and $5 Pinnacle flavored vodka and Red Bull drinks.

Rocking the stage in our outdoor tent will be “Kristen in the Noise” and the legendary “Mr. Greengenes”!

This festival will feature traditional Oktoberfest menu, daytime carnival games, beer garden, and much more...

For additional information contact Stephanie @ 215-928-0630 or email SUlerick86@gmail.com

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 5)  Passyunk Square Home Tour

October 16, 2010
12 pm – 4 pm (After party immediately following at Devil’s Den)

Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 the day of

Price includes self guided tour of the neighnorhood, discounted coffee, free piece of pizza at Slice, and 1 free drink at the after party.

Visit us at http://www.passyunksquare.org/hometour/ for more info and to purchase tickets.

6) InLiquid EVENT

Partnering with Crane Arts, InLiquid will present CAFe on October 17, 2010, a family-friendly community arts and environmental education festival for all ages which will raise funds to provide art supplies to local youth programs and the new ArtsRising "ArtsZones" that are being established as hubs of cultural activities for students and their families throughout Philadelphia.  Over 20 nonprofit arts and environmental organizations will gather together to make a show of solidarity, reaffirming our communities' commitment to supporting our young artists and environmentalists, and discovering some fantastic education programs throughout the city.  Each participating organization will host a table for interactive projects and activities for  all ages.   By benefiting the ArtsRising Zones, we hope to have a city-wide impact, as well as a local energizing impact in our immediate Kensington/Northern Liberties community.

The arts & environment focus is in keeping with the combined missions of both InLiquid and Crane Arts. Crane is home to a creative community that includes InLiquid, and has swiftly made its place in the city's cultural community; it has now begun working on environmental initiatives. The building has focused its sustainability strategy on creating extensive outdoor greenspaces on both sides of all bordering streets to help reduce heat massing; using low watt lighting; and installing a 15,000 sq ft. solar roof which will provide up to 25% of the building's electrical needs. Using this example, Crane aims to educate the public on urban sustainability practices.


1526 E. Passyunk Ave. Register online at: urbanjunglephila.com

A) October 7th, 6pm, 6:30pm or 7pm - DIY Terrariums

Create a self-contained ecosystem that you can display right in your living room!  Terrariums are easy to make, easy to care for, and when correctly planted, can be kept almost anywhere in the house.  Learn how to create your own terrarium to take home in this hands-on workshop with Urban Jungle horticulturalist Erica Smith. Glass vessels and plants will be available for purchase (prices range from $20 to $60 for glass vessels) or feel free to bring your own.  Cost includes instruction, container media, wine, and snacks. $20 per person.
REGISTER for 6pm - go to web to register
REGISTER for 6:30pm
REGISTER for 7pm

B) October 21st - Urban Tree Care 101

Learn how to properly care for your trees from certified arborist Paul Morano.  Whether you have street trees in front of your building or trees in your yard, come learn the basics of pruning, watering, and tree maintenance. Cost includes instruction, wine, and snacks.  $20 per person.

C) FREE Pumpkin-Carving Station

We will have a special FREE pumpkin-carving station in the store every Saturday in the month of October!  Pumpkins will be available for purchase in the store and you can use our carving tools to create a spooky jack-o-lantern, just in time for Halloween

8) RiverCity Festival Correction

The Fishtown Neighbors Association is proud to present the 3rd Annual RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park on Saturday October 2, 2010. Beginning with the RiverCity 5K Run, the festival will feature fun, food, and entertainment as well as a special presentation from the Leni Lenape tribe about the deep Native American heritage of the waterfront.  Please visit www.rivercityfestival.org  for more information.


Phanatic in Sportscenter commercial

10) JOB

Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Personal Trainer, Tennis Coach, Degree in a related field - I am looking for someone with one or more of these qualifications for a great job opportunity.  This will be part time to start but will grow into full time work. The salary and work environment can't be beat!!   Contact Larry@varsityfitness.com for details.  

Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs

Sponsor: Philadelphia Sports Clubs


Saturday, October 2nd Starting at noon

All Day Tented Event in the Mad River Parking Lot, Rain or Shine!

LIVE MUSIC all day!

  • Free Tony Lukes Cheesesteak from Noon - 3PM (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)
  • DJ Stevie B spins all day long
  • Stellar Mojo kicks off the live music starting at 1PM.
  • Secret Service Happy Hour with $2 Coors Lights & $3 vodka lemonades & Sweet Carolina drinks from 3-5PM
  • Go Go Gadjet at 5PM
  • Split Decision at 7:30PM
  • DJ Tonka AND Tommy G go all night starting at 11:30

Call 215-482-2666 for more info

$15 at the door, $10 advance online purchases.
Online ticket sales end Friday October 1st at 8 PM!

12)  Regional Energy Innovation Cluster - IN PHILLY

The Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster recently won $129.7 million in funding from federal sources to create a Regional Energy Innovation Cluster (E-RIC). Sponsored by the Department of Energy and other federal agencies, the E-RIC is intended to facilitate innovation and commercialization of technologies that improve the design of energy-efficiency building systems. According to the DOE, buildings are responsible for 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption, and by leveraging resources from research institutions, economic development agencies and other public and private organizations, the E-RIC “will create an economically dynamic region focused on building efficiency technologies.  http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/7273-new-england-and-the-regional-energy-innovation-cluster

13)  Volunteer with the Committee of Seventy

With the November 2nd election approaching, the Committee of Seventy is looking for volunteers to help with the non-partisan Voter Protection Program and help resolve problems at polling places and answer vot-ers’ questions.

Volunteers will be trained on election laws at local universities and work throughout the Phila-delphia region on Election Day helping voters in the field or staffing the 866-OUR-VOTE voter protection hotline. Volunteers are asked to work a 4 1/2 hour shift in the morning, afternoon or evening in a part of the city of their choosing.

To learn more about the Voter Protection Program and how you can get involved, visit here.

14)  Philly Neighborhood Food Week

second annual Philly Neighborhood Food Week (PNFW), October 10-16, 2010. Center City is not Philadelphia's only dining destination. Experience the rest of the best. See what lies in your very own back yard and discover the true flavor of your neighborhood.   Due to the success of PNFW last year, the event has been expanded to include more parts of the city. The featured neighborhoods now include City Avenue, Northern Liberties, Ogontz Avenue, East Passyunk, Manayunk, West Passyunk, Darby, Penn's Landing, and South Street. Participating restaurants in each area will offer prix fixe meal options for $20 or $30 per patron.


Mentor Me is honored and privileged to host the 3rd Annual Changing Tomorrow Today Black Tie Award Gala on October 18, 2010 from 5 PM - 8 PM at the beautiful Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The Awards Gala is a chance for Mentor Me Community Support to honor those individuals that are dedicated to empowering the lives of youth. These awards being presented are intended to highlight their Outstanding Service to the Community and Outstanding Commitment to Community Support. The honorees are remarkable individuals that are the cornerstones to our success and what drives us to continue to expand our reach to connect with more youth. The following individuals will be spotlighted for their exemplary community service contributions:

Community Impact Award:

  • DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Thomas Tapeh former Philadelphia Eagles Player
  • Barette Vance The Janis and Stephen Goodman Soloist Dancer- Pennsylvania Ballet

The mission of Mentor Me Community Support is to provide community support services to children from the Philadelphia area. The goals of these programs are to support young people in acquiring, achieving and maintaining lifelong skills and goals. Our programs are implemented by initiating and building relationships within the community to enrich and empower these youths with the mentoring support of special individuals like those being honored.

Tickets are on sale for $125 each and there will be a silent auction of sports memorabilia, jewels and a variety of other items. All proceeds of this event will go towards Mentor Me Programs and Scholarship for kids.

16) Philadelphia Film Festival

October 14-24

For 2010, the Philadelphia Film Festival is once again a 10-day event, utilizing 11 different screens in 6 venues (including University City’s Rave and Annenberg Center) throughout Philadelphia as well as at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This year, programming staff has assembled one of the most impressive lineups of films they have ever presented. The 19th Philadelphia Film Festival will feature 216 screenings of more than 100 domestic and international narrative and documentary films, as well as a multitude of fantastic short films. The Festival will also include exciting VIP receptions and events, a variety of panels with industry professionals and some very special guests.

17) Junior League’s "Taste of Fall"

on October 3, 2010 from 1-5pm

18) Northeast Philly's Most Eligible Singles

Bogside Pub - 7538-40 Castor Ave. Philadelphia,PA 19152

Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/2332/

Northeast Philadelphia is full of single men and women.  They are   looking for friends, that Special Someone and of course Fun.  What  better way to enjoy “”Hump Day””?! 


19) YPN Networking at Yards Brewing Company

Wednesday, October 06, 2010
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Program

Yards Brewing Company
901 North Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Join YPN at Philadelphia’s greenest brewery, Yards Brewing Company! Tom Kehoe, founder and president of Yards, will discuss the brewery’s success and recent transition from a garage-sized brewery in Manayunk to its current 26,000 sq. ft. location in Northern Liberties.

Winner of the Chamber’s 2010 “Green Business of the Year” award, Yards incorporates sustainability into its everyday business model. It is the first brewery in Philadelphia to run entirely on wind-power, and its facilities feature natural lighting, recycled concrete floors, wastewater management, and water and heat reclamation.

Join your friends and colleagues to enjoy great drinks and food. Try Yards’ Philadelphia Pale Ale – named one of the best in the country by the New York Times - and enjoy delicious food by DiBruno Brothers!

Stay after 8 pm and enjoy $3 beer specials on Yards’ award-winning ESA.

Space is limited, so register today!  http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=2518

20) LIBATION - Philadelphia's After-Work Happy Hour @ Jolly's

Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar - 2006 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/5659/

What do you get when you take dueling piano players, drink specials, light food, and shake it all up? LIBATION - your escape from the day!  Join us for an After-Work Happy Hour at Jolly’s. Philadelphia’s after-work crowd will enjoy all the fun and excitement of dueling pianos, a complimentary first drink, light menu samples and giveaways.  Best of all, it is FREE (if you rsvp - $10 at the door if not).  Sing, shout, clap, dance, and let loose at Jolly’s, the dueling piano bar where you are the star of the show!  Enjoy live music, comedy and audience participation in a stylish atmosphere... along with those great Jolly’s drink specials and bar menu under $7.  WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! A sell-out crowd is expected for this extra-special event.  RSVP Today!  LIBATION is a great after work event to gather friends, meet new people, and create friendly, lasting relationships.  LIBATION - Your escape from the day.

21)  Eurocircle Cocktails with Artist Jacque Liu 10/7

Thursday, October 07, 2010 in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cityspace, 2200 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA

RSVP & Ticket Info: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/calendar/event.php?eid=2619

Jacque Liu: An Abstraction of Details

In the parlor of a former Victorian Mansion near Rittenhouse Square, Liu's installation will include numerous "drawings"; Mylar and paper constructions of minute architectural details in magnified scale. In a setting of Victorian architectural excess, Liu's minimal reliefs will serve as centering elements from which to begin to identify a more immediate sense of place, as well as launch pads pushing away from the period decoration and exuberance of one of the most embellished eras of American design and lifestyle.  Eurocircle will have the pleasure of meeting artist Jacque Liu and hear his thoughts on the project during an intimate wine reception.

22) Spruce Foundation - Fall Happy Hour (With Special Surprises!)
Thursday, October 7 at 7:00pm
Location: Marathon Grill

23) SYNERGY: A Charitable Networking Event to benefit The Northeast Frankford Boys & Girls Club, Nu-Juice Foundation & Zoeza Institute

Thursday, October 07, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
1426 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505
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24) WAMS Cocktail Night, presented by Cephalon

Top of The Tower - 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Full Event Details: http://www.upcomingevents.com/event/5381/

Join Women Against MS on October 7th, 2010 for a fun evening of cocktails, food and networking to benefit 10,000 local women living with multiple sclerosis. All guests will take home a gift bag, and everyone wearing an orange accessory will be entered into the special MS mission raffle. Plus, enjoy our signature Orange Crush cocktail, featuring Jacquin’s Mandarin Orange Vodka.WAMS Cocktail Night, also sponsored by sanofi aventis, will be held at Top of the Tower in Center City Philadelphia. Tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Group discounts available!

25)  Lock and Key Singles Party!

A great non-intimidating way to meet singles in the Philly metro area! Prepay or RSVP online at www.lockandkeyevents.com/philly to hold your spot! We are expecting over 100 singles to participate!   Lock and Key Events are the new, interactive and FUN way to network, meet your match, make new friends....or just to have a great time!

October 9th, 2010 

J.D. McGillicuddy's, 421 N. 7th Street (Between Callowhill & Spring Garden) Philadelphia, PA 19123, Phone: (215) 925-5310

Suggested Age range: 25-45 (if you are a little older...no biggie!!)

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:00 PM, Mix and Mingle: 8:00 - 9:45 PM, Prize drawing at 9:45 PM.  Done at 10:00 PM and then stay and party until closing with no cover!!

INCLUDES: 1 FREE Well Drink or Draft Beer!, FREE APPETIZERS (until 9:00 PM), Drink Specials during the event, Free admission into JD McGillicuddys (no additional cover if you stay afterwards), Great prizes, and the opportunity to massively mix, mingle, make new friends, and who knows what else!

How It Works:  Every woman gets a padlock. Every man gets a key. Your goal is to match the right key with the right padlock. Every time you unlock you get a ticket that enters you into the drawing to win great prizes from our party sponsors. Prizes such as cold hard cash, hotel stays, dinners, tickets to popular things to do and more. After every unlock you get another lock or key so you can get back into the fray and meet more people!  Throughout your quest of 50, 100 or even more locks/keys, you are sure to meet tons of people of the opposite sex in a fun and different way. Lock and Key Events are a great alternative to the club scene and traditional socials since the fun and unique ice-breaker format ensures you meet tons of new people!

Register at www.lockandkeyevents.com/philly!! Use the code TPEYPG to prepay online and attend for ONLY $19 - OUR PHILLY MEETUP MEMBERS PAY A MUCH LOWER PRICE TO ATTEND THESE SUPERFUN EVENTS THAN ANYONE ELSE. If you don't wish to prepay for this event, you can pay $25 CASH at the door IF you put in an RSVP. Otherwise, it's $30 at the door!!


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