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Here's our Match Support Team's collection of tips and highlights for activities for this weekend, October 7 - 9, and beyond! Enjoy!


$2 First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum
October 5th, 2016 4:00pm-7:00pm
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
First Wednesdays at Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall feature two extra hours of play and deeply discounted admission on the first Wednesday of each month from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person during First Wednesdays.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Night
October 5th, 2016 5:00pm-8:45pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130
Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights are casual, exciting, and illuminating. Explore the Museum and its remarkable collections in inventive, interactive, and dynamic new ways.

i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls

October 1-January 2, 2017; Opening reception, October 6 from 6-9 p.m.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
This Thursday night, the African American Museum hosts the official opening party for its brand-new exhibition, i found god in myself. From 6 to 9 p.m., head out to check out the exhibition and hear from the exhibition’s inspiration, Ntozake Shange’s.
Price: Included with general admission; Adults, $14; Youth (4-12 yrs.), students, seniors, $10; AAMP Members, free

Pearl Street Block Party
Saturday, October 8, 1-5pm
12th and Pearl Street
The Pearl Street Block Party is an annual neighborhood arts festival that celebrates the rich diversity and artistic community of Callowhill. Come out for a day of music, art and a lion dance performance by the Philadelphia Suns, all taking place on the 1200 block of Pearl Street.

Fishtown RiverCity Festival
Saturday, October 8th, Noon-10pm
Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach Street
Fall festivities come to Fishtown’s gorgeous Penn Treaty Park for the eighth annual RiverCity Festival on Saturday, October 8. Food, killer music, kid-centric activities, a 5K run and plenty of shopping from vendors, the annual free afternoon-long festival brings together the entire neighborhood and attracts more than 10,000 visitors to join in the fun.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
October 8-9
Various Locations including the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S.18th Street
It's week one for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a free event that allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside some of the city’s creative spaces. For two weekends in October (this weekend and October 22-23), artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.

Opening Day For Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute
Saturday, October 8-April 2, 2017
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at Robot Revolution, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing 'bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity.
Price: Daytime tickets (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.), $29.95 for adults and $24.95 for children (3-11); Evening tickets, (5-9 p.m.), $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for children (3-11); Members, Free through December 31; After December 31 member adults, $9.95, Member children, $7.95 (3-18)

Old City Festival
Sunday, October 9th, 11:00am- 6:00pm
3rd and Arch Streets
Artists, crafters, designers, techies, entertainers and restaurateurs all come out to celebrate the neighborhood’s creative spirit during the Old City Festival in Historic Philadelphia.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Civil War Living History Weekend Fall Open House
October 8th & 9th Start Time both days 10 a.m. Ending time on Sat. 7 pm on Sunday 5 p.m.
Main Street in Historic Mullica Hill NJ
Experience Civil War Camp life, a weapons display, baking on an open fire, candle dipping as well as medical display & civil war re-enactment. Pumpkins for Sale – Live Music – Pony Rides- Harry Potter Weekend - Civil War Book Signing - Vendors - Food and of course Treats and Specials in all the Antique, Vintage and Specialty Shops

Rowan University Homecoming Block party
Friday October 7 from 5pm-10pm
Hollybush Mansion Green 501 Whitney Avenue Glassboro, NJ
Come out to the annual Homecoming Block Party to enjoy delicious food, music, and fun from around the world as we celebrate the Proflympics! There will also be a giant hamster ball, kids zone, live performances, and much more. Rowan students, faculty, staff, and alumni and the outside community are welcome at this event.

Gloucester County 8th Annual Autism Walk
Saturday, October 8 from 8 Am to 2pm (A small/donation cost may be associated with event)
River winds Community Center 1000 River winds Drive West Deptford
Gloucester County Special Services Education Foundation invites you to join us at the annual Gloucester County Autism Walk. This event will benefit children with autism spectrum disorder and their families. The walk route is 3 miles with turn around points along the way. There is a newly added 5K run that will also occur during the event. Proceeds assist local families through education, support, and outreach programs.
Expected attendance 2,000+. There will be a DJ, inflatable’s, vendors and food.

Camden County

South Jersey Yarners (Arts & Crafts)
Voorhees Library (Voorhees Public Meeting Room – C)
203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Free from 7:00pm-8:30pm All ages Welcomed (Call Rosemary for availability 856.772.1636x7350)
All things yarn! Come with your knitting needles, crochet hooks, and yarn for an informal session with yarn enthusiasts. From beginners to advanced.

Voorhees Library (Voorhees Public Meeting Room – A)
203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Free from 11:00am - 12:30 pm for children 5-11 (Call Kathy for availability at 856.772.1636 x7360)
Create and play with Legos provided by the library. Use your imagination or create something based on the theme of the day.

Volunteer Fair at the Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Sunday Oct. 9th from 1:30-4:30pm.( Conference Center. Lower Level
Looking for a way to help out in your community, but don’t know where to start? Attend this event to meet with representatives from local non‐profit organizations that are looking for volunteers! Contact Meredith Meyer 856.903.1234

Library Card Celebration at the Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Children's Story & Craft Room, Upper Level( Good for kids in Elementary School Grade)
We're closing out Library Card sign-up month with a special storytime celebration. Join us for stories, a craft, and book themed snacks. For food allergy concerns, please contact us at 856-903-1229.

Burlington County

Apple Festival at Kirby’s Mill
275 Church Rd Medford NJ
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Free
Apples are returning again in October to Kirby’s Mill! Over 100 Craft Booths, Food, Demonstrations, Music, Children's Activities. Apple Products, Apple Cider, Cider Donuts and much more.

Have you checked out the For Bigs Only section of our website? It is a great resource for free and low cost activities!


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