NW Weekender: Photo Tour at Wissahickon, First Friday in Manayunk and more

Looking for something to do this weekend in Northwest Philadelphia? Here’s a list of our top picks.

Revolutionary Festival GermantownGermantown is filled with history and this Saturday offers the chance to celebrate that heritage. The Revolutionary Festival in Germantown takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travel back in time as you stroll the 18th Century Shopping Experience. Say hello to George Washington, who plans to make an appearance. On the grounds of the Cliveden House, battle reenactments will take place at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Events and activities will mainly take place at two locations: Cliveden Grounds and Upsala Grounds. For a detailed schedule, visit http://www.revolutionarygermantown.org/web/events.htm.

First Friday in Manayunk and End of Restaurant Week, Main StreetFriday is the last day for Manayunk’s Restaurant Week. Hopefully, you’ve got your fill of food but if not, tonight is the last night restaurants will be offering special dishes at fixed prices. A list of participating restaurants can be found on Manayunk’s website. While you are out dining, take a stroll around Manayunk and enjoy the First Friday festivities.

Friends of Wissahickon Photo Tour

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The Wissahickon is a beautiful natural area and escape from the city without even leaving it. The Friends of the Wissahickon is offering a photo tour this Saturday along the Orange Trail. The tour begins 10 a.m. at the Cedar House, located on Forbidden Drive. Take a tour and snap a shot of some of the beauty. Bring a camera or just yourself. Event is free. Register by contacting Sarah Marley, FOW Outreach Coordinator at 215-247-0417 ext. 109, or by e-mail at marley@fow.org.

Weavers Way Farm Fall Festival at Awbury Arboretum, 1011 East Washington LaneIt is a weekend for festivals in the Northwest, indeed, and on Saturday, Weavers Way At the Mort Brooks Memorial Farm on the grounds of the Awbury Arboretum is included. The festival includes many fall favorites such as apple pressing, farm tours and a pie-eating contest. One unique component of the festival is a multimedia art installation that has theme of urban farms. The piece was designed by Meei Ling Ng. The festival takes place Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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