NW Weekender: Kelly family historical marker ceremony, halloween hikes and Philly Photo Day

Looking for something to do in Northwest Philadelphia this weekend? Here are our top picks. 

Finally Friday: Haunts & Hops in Mt. AiryKick off Halloween on Friday by joining the Finally Friday Festivities in Mt. Airy. The theme this month is “Haunts & Hops.” Celebrate the spooky season by visiting the discounts and specials at local shops and restaurants. Children can trick-or-treat at various shops along Germantown Avenue from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Halloween in ManayunkThis Saturday, Manayunk celebrates Halloween with a full day of activities for everyone. Pretzel Park is the main spot for the day’s events, including a Halloween costume contest and parade from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a costume contest for dogs in the park at 11 a.m. Live music will be played throughout the day. Children will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat at various shops along Main Street. All activities in the park will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kelly Family Historical Marker DedicationThe Kelly Family will be honored with a historical marker this Saturday. The dedication begins at 1 p.m. in McMichael Park, located at Midvale and Henry Avenues. Speakers include J.B. Kelly III, grandson of the Olympic medal winner John “Jack” Kelly, Sr. Other speakers include Councilman Curtis Jones from Philadelphia City Council. Bagpipers and drummers will provide music for the ceremony. 

World Jazz Concert at the Woodmere Art Museum Enjoy an evening of world jazz at the Woodmere Art Museum on Friday. World jazz is a combination of jazz music from the United States, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. Phyllis Chapell will be singing along with the SIORA band. The concert is Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Admission for children under 12 is free.

Philly Photo DayTake a picture wherever you are in the city on Friday, send it in and it will end up in an exhibition. Philly Photo Day is organized by the Kensington Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Several locations in the Northwest will provide cameras and training. 

Halloween Hikes and Hayrides at the Schuylkill CenterJoin the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education for a few special Halloween activities. Learn about and hear from some of the nocturnal animals of the center. Go on a hayride through the woods. There will be pumpkin painting and a campfire complete with s’mores. This event takes place on two nights: Friday Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

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