September 14-16: Furness marker dedication | Second Friday on Lancaster | Oktoberfest

Frank Furness Marker Dedication

Friday, September 14, 5:30pm. 1426 Pine Street. Come celebrate the legacy of brilliant architect and native son Frank Furness, as the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission unveils a new marker at Furness’ birthplace and family home on Pine Street. The event will include a performance by the Orpheus Club, singing a Furness-composed song, “The Rush Lancers” (an playful ode to his fellow Civil War cavalrymen). The event is part of a series of events planned this year, which marks the hundredth anniversary of Furness’ death. Reception to follow. Free.

Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue

Friday, September 14, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd streets. Join neighbors and businesses for an evening out strolling Lancaster Avenue. Festivities will include giveaways at the Green Line Cafe (36th Street), recipe sampling from West Philly Fresh Food Hub, works by ceramicist Arina Ailincai at Art on the Avenue (38th Street), and sidewalk sales along the Avenue. Free.

German Society of Pennsylvania Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 15, 2pm. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden Street. Chow down on wursts, potato salad, kraut, and more while listening to traditional German music by a one man band, and watching performances by the United German and Hungarian Cultural & Schuhplattler Dance Group. $28, $12  for kids 12 and under. Buy tickets online.

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