Local Happenings

Check out some of the upcoming happenings SEPTA can take you to.

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Philadelphia Film Festival

Prince Theater

Each October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival, which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for eleven exceptional days of cinematic splendor. The festival runs from 10/19 thru 10/29 at both the Prince Theater and the Roxy Theater (2023 Sansom Street). Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall, the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley to 15th Street, Regional Rail to Suburban Station or Routes 4, 9, 21, 27, 21 or 42. And check out this Perk for $2 off festival tickets!

20171019 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Film Festival <p>Each October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the <a href="http://filmadelphia.org/festival/">Philadelphia Film Festival</a>, which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for eleven exceptional days of cinematic splendor. The festival runs from 10/19 thru 10/29 at both the Prince Theater and the Roxy Theater (2023 Sansom Street). Get there on SEPTA.&nbsp;Hop the Broad Street Line to City Hall, the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley to 15th Street, Regional Rail to Suburban Station or Routes 4, 9, 21, 27, 21 or 42. And check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/187">Perk</a> for $2 off festival tickets!</p> 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

West Fairmount Park

To celebrate Halloween, West Fairmount Park will be filled with over 5,000 illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins that have been transformed to create jaw-dropping landscapes, structures, and iconic figures. The pumpkins will be on display from 10/6 thru 10/29. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 38, 40, 43, or 64 will all get you close.

20171006 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience <p>To celebrate Halloween, West Fairmount Park will be filled with&nbsp;over 5,000 illuminated, hand-carved pumpkins that have been transformed to create jaw-dropping landscapes, structures, and iconic figures. The pumpkins will be on display from 10/6 thru 10/29. Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 38, 40, 43, or 64 will all get you close.</p> West Fairmount Park, 4160 Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Terror Behind The Walls

Eastern State Penitentiary

Scare yourself silly at one of Philly's most awesome (and creepiest) historic destinations. Terror Behind the Walls is back at Eastern State Penitentiary as the country's largest haunted house. Expect scary ghouls and ghosts in a pitch black prison. Boo! Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 & 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close. Save $3 on tickets with this Perk!!

20170915 00:00 20171105 00:00 America/New_York Terror Behind The Walls <p>Scare yourself silly at one of Philly&#39;s most awesome (and creepiest) historic destinations.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.easternstate.org/halloween/">Terror Behind the Walls</a> is back at Eastern State Penitentiary as the country&#39;s largest haunted house. Expect scary ghouls and ghosts in a pitch black prison. Boo! Get there on SEPTA. Bus Routes 48, 43, 33, 32 &amp; 7 all get you [terrifyingly] close. Save $3 on tickets with this <a href="http://http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/133. #ISEPTAPHILLY">Perk</a>!!</p> 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Yards Brewing Company Tours

Yards Brewery

Yards crafts award-winning ales right in Northern Liberties. Stop in for a FREE brewery tour on weekends: Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4pm. Tours are first come, first serve basis, and they tend to fill up early. Must be 21. And as an fyi, open-toed shoes and high heels are not permitted on the tours (for safety reasons!). Yards is an 8 minute walk from the Market-Frankford Line Spring Garden stop or take the SEPTA Route 25 Bus right there.

20170930 00:00 20171225 00:00 America/New_York Yards Brewing Company Tours <p>Yards crafts award-winning ales right in Northern Liberties. Stop in for a FREE <a href="http://yardsbrewing.com/about/tours-events">brewery tour</a> on weekends: Saturdays &amp; Sundays 12 to 4pm. Tours are first come, first serve basis, and they tend to fill up early. Must be 21. And as an fyi, open-toed shoes and high heels are not permitted on the tours (for safety reasons!). Yards is an 8 minute walk from the Market-Frankford Line Spring Garden stop or take the SEPTA Route 25 Bus right there.</p> 901 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Fall Fest and Oktoberfest

Morgan's Pier

Morgan's Pier brings the spirit of autumn to the waterfront with its month-long Fall Fest, featuring an array of programming on select days of the week, including pumpkin carving every Saturday and Sunday thru 10/29. Get to Morgan's Pier on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street on the Market-Frankford Line or take the Route 25.

20171007 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York Fall Fest and Oktoberfest <p>Morgan&#39;s Pier brings the spirit of autumn to the waterfront with its month-long Fall Fest, featuring an array of programming on select days of the week, including pumpkin carving every Saturday and Sunday thru 10/29. Get to Morgan&#39;s Pier on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street on the Market-Frankford Line or take the Route 25.</p> 221 N. Columbus Boulevard Plan Your Trip


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Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20170514 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Boo at the Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is back at the Elmwood Park Zoo! Get creative and enter their costume contest but don't forget your trick-or-treat bag or bucket! Stop at the treat stations and get a treat, OR tricked! Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 7 through 29, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. This event is free to attend with zoo admission. Take SEPTA's Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance. 

20171010 00:00 20171029 00:00 America/New_York Boo at the Zoo <p>Boo at the Zoo is back at the <a href="http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/">Elmwood Park Zoo</a>! Get creative and enter their costume contest but don&#39;t forget your trick-or-treat bag or bucket! Stop at the treat stations and get a treat, OR tricked! Boo at the Zoo takes place weekends at Elmwood Park Zoo, October 7 through 29, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. This event is free to attend with zoo admission. Take SEPTA&#39;s Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, Bus Routes 90, 96, and 98 get you within walking distance.&nbsp;</p> Elmwood Park Zoo, Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Meetings & Conventions

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Events being held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this week:

10/21 to 10/24: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

Get here on SEPTA. The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.

20171010 00:00 20171031 00:00 America/New_York Meetings & Conventions <p>Events being held at the <a href="https://www.paconvention.com/upcoming-events">Pennsylvania Convention Center</a> this week:</p> <p>10/21 to 10/24: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)</p> <p>Get here on SEPTA. The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station, or you can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.</p> Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Save the Date: 3rd Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Audience Appreciation Day

Jefferson, Suburban & Elkins Park Stations

One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) organize a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This year, join them on Monday, 10/23 for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of love and appreciation to the Philadelphia area community. They'll perform in schools, churches, synagogues, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations! They will be at Jefferson Station at 4:45p, Suburbanm Station at 4:45p and Elkins Park Station at 5p. For a complete listing of events, please visit  www.pomusicians.org  or  Facebook.com/POMusicians.

20171023 00:00 20171024 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: 3rd Annual Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Audience Appreciation Day <p>One Monday each fall, The Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians (POM) organize a Day of Music throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This year, join them on Monday, 10/23 for a series of free, informal small ensemble concerts, a token of love and&nbsp;appreciation to the Philadelphia area&nbsp;community. They&#39;ll perform in schools, churches, synagogues, public plazas, libraries, retirement homes, coffee shops, and even SEPTA stations! They will be at Jefferson Station at 4:45p, Suburbanm Station at 4:45p and Elkins Park Station at 5p. For a complete listing of events, please visit &nbsp;<a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pomusicians.org_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=k3eyxAHlCshNk_mWolryGQ&amp;m=KR4-THMiJSJ2OvIMABXXwXJ0GqEkIZxwZcKvTMsRliQ&amp;s=OZJ-FucM81HK9T_VJezOt0JDWAyOy4BfF47i-5PhU18&amp;e=">www.pomusicians.org</a>&nbsp; or&nbsp; <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__facebook.com_POMusicians&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=7bpf2KEKSGWHalHBe2Ypwg&amp;r=k3eyxAHlCshNk_mWolryGQ&amp;m=KR4-THMiJSJ2OvIMABXXwXJ0GqEkIZxwZcKvTMsRliQ&amp;s=Uxj_9Q0Lr7LgFJU6FuRVYAqd-F8djsopynTYkfHRLNI&amp;e=">Facebook.com/POMusicians</a>.</p>


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Fly Eagles Fly

Lincoln Financial Field

The Philadelphia Eagles are back at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, 10/23 for Monday Night Football. Kick-off is set for 8:35p. Going? Best way from home to home field is the SEPTA Broad Street Line. Ride it south to AT&T Station (last stop). And remember - your best bet for getting thru the turnstiles is a SEPTA Key Card. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). Plus it's reloadable and reusable! And it gets you 10% off gear.

20171023 00:00 20171024 00:00 America/New_York Fly Eagles Fly <p>The Philadelphia Eagles are back at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, 10/23 for Monday Night Football. Kick-off is set for 8:35p. Going? Best way from home to home field is the SEPTA Broad Street Line. Ride it south to AT&amp;T Station (last stop). And remember - your best bet for getting thru the turnstiles is a <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/key">SEPTA Key</a>&nbsp;Card. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you&#39;ll receive a discount for each ride ($2.00 versus the $2.50 cash fare). Plus it&#39;s reloadable and reusable! And it gets you <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/132">10% off gear</a>.</p> 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

A favorite warm-weather activity is back at Race Street Pier — free yoga! Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes are: Saturday & Sunday at 9:30a; Monday - Friday at 7a and Monday - Thursday at 6p (there is a morning & evening class Monday-Thursday). So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 5, 17, 25 or 48. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!

20170410 00:00 20171112 00:00 America/New_York Free Yoga at Race Street Pier <p>A favorite warm-weather activity is back at Race Street Pier &mdash; free yoga! Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes are: Saturday &amp; Sunday at 9:30a; Monday -&nbsp;Friday at 7a and Monday -&nbsp;Thursday at 6p (there is a morning &amp; evening class Monday-Thursday).&nbsp;So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 5, 17, 25 or 48. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!</p> Race Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor

The Franklin Institute

Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display reveals the secrets behind the 2,000-year-old army of clay statues that guarded the tomb of China's first emperor until their discovery in 1974. The Franklin Institute is the only East Coast stop for this monumental exhibition. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20170930 00:00 20180305 00:00 America/New_York Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor <p><em><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/terracotta-warriors">Terracotta Warriors&nbsp;of the First Emperor</a></em>&nbsp;is the newest exhibition at The Franklin Institute. The display reveals the secrets behind the 2,000-year-old army of clay statues that guarded the tomb of China&#39;s first emperor until their discovery in 1974. The Franklin Institute is the only East Coast stop for this monumental exhibition. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/191">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

Academy of Natural Sciences

Travel back in time and explore the world of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and fossils in this new exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Visitors will be able to touch dinosaur fossils, dig for dinosaur eggs and dress up like a sauropod or oviraptor. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. The ANS is a short walk from Suburban Station, 15th Street Station and 19th Street Station and just a 3 minute walk from both the Route 32 and 38 stops. Check out this Perk for $2 off admission!!

20170930 00:00 20180115 00:00 America/New_York Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies <p>Travel back in time and explore the world of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and fossils in&nbsp;<a href="https://ansp.org/Visit/Events/Details/?eid=14892&amp;iid=45826">this new exhibition</a>&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Visitors will be able to touch dinosaur fossils, dig for dinosaur eggs and dress up like a sauropod or oviraptor. So many ways to get here on SEPTA. The ANS&nbsp;is a short walk from Suburban Station, 15th Street Station and 19th Street Station and just a 3 minute walk from both the Route 32 and 38 stops.&nbsp;Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/95">Perk</a> for $2 off admission!!</p> 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Gardens of the Mind: Echoes of the Feminine View

African American Museum

Go see he African American Museum's new exhibition, Gardens of the Mind: Echoes of the Feminine ViewThis engaging exhibition features five women artists exploring the connection of spirituality as it relates to memory. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.

20171005 00:00 20171030 00:00 America/New_York Gardens of the Mind: Echoes of the Feminine View <p>Go see he African American Museum&#39;s new exhibition,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html">G</a></em><em><a href="http://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html">ardens of the Mind</a></em><em><a href="http://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html">: Echoes of the Feminine View</a>.&nbsp;</em>This engaging exhibition features five women artists exploring the connection of spirituality as it relates to memory. Get here on SEPTA. It&#39;s a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.</p> The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip