Do Something: Finish the Summer Right

This week, get ready for school, catch another flick outdoors, and more!

Do Something: Finish the Summer Right

This week, get ready for school, catch another flick outdoors, and more!

Every Monday we round up a handful of ways to get involved throughout the week to make your city better and have fun doing it. Have ideas for upcoming events? Email us tips. Now get out and do something!

Make for Good

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Do you have a creative, artistic, or marketing skill you want to use for the greater good? Make a Mark wants to help you blossom those skills by hosting a happy hour event at National Mechanics on Monday, August 19. Grab a drink and talk about Make a Mark’s design and development make-a-thon in October and how you can get involved. Snacks are free, and your first drink is on them if you sign up! Monday, August 19, 5 pm-7 pm, free, National Mechanics, 22 South 3rd Street

See a Big Screen on the Big Street

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The last event was so popular they brought it back again this year! On Tuesday, August 20, the Center City District is closing down Jewelers’ Row for a free movie screening! This year, the film is Bridesmaids. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket; your sides should be the only thing hurting for this event (from laughing)! Tuesday, August 20, 8 pm-11 pm, free, Jewelers’ Row District, Sansom St between 7th and 8th

Join Movie Night, Movie Night, Movie Night!

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He’s the ghost with the most, and he’s taking over Laurel Hill Cemetery! On Wednesday, August 21, the Philadelphia Film Society will be co-hosting a screening of Tim Burton’s classic undead comedy. The PG film is appropriate for the whole family, but youth must be accompanied by adults due to the screening’s nighttime schedule. Wednesday, August 21, 8:30 pm, $12, Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave

Wait, Is Summer Over Already?


If Christmas in July hadn’t already happened, this would be a strong contender! Yet another summer gone, and the School District of Philadelphia is hosting another annual installment of their Back to School event. Backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, and social service resources are being provided free of charge to thousands of students. Stock up and start the school year on the right foot! Thursday, August 22, 8 am-3 pm, free, School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave

Enjoy the Magical Magic Gardens Night

If you have never been to the Magic Gardens located on scenic South Street, there is no better event than this to try out! Folk and progressive rock musician John Gilbride and sculptor Erica Hemler are joining forces for a night of music and crafts. John will lay down some tunes, and Erica will help visitors make hand-held objects from clay tiles. The galleries will also be open, and feel free to bring your own drinks, snacks, and blanket! Friday, August 23, 7 pm-10 pm, $20, Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street

Woodland Community Festival

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Round out the summer with one more community festival! On Saturday, August 24, the residents near 48th and Woodland will have a stage set up for live music, dancers, and a fashion show. They’ll also be giving out free haircuts, food, and 300 backpacks with back-to-school supplies. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the coordinator Shinelle at: [email protected]Saturday, August 24, 11 am, free, 48th & Woodland playground

Jump for Joy!

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Now’s the time to break out your best double-dutch rhymes! On Sunday, August 25, Philly Girls Jump is breaking out their ropes and building up the community with a day of fun. All ages and levels of skill are welcome; there will be free instruction in the first hour of the event. Sunday, August 25, 2 pm-6 pm, free, Awbury Park, 6101 Ardleigh Street

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