September 30 – October 3: Frankford Creek Greenway meeting | East and West Fairmount Park input | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Fort Mifflin fundraiser | Chinatown night market

Hey, Eyes on the Street! Here are a few events that piqued our interest for the week ahead.

FEEDBACK: Frankford Creek Greenway Public Meeting

Monday, September 30. 6pm – 7:30pm. Juniata Golf Club House, 1391 E. Cayuga Street. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission are hosting the first public meeting to discuss the Frankford Creek Greenway Feasibility Study. The meeting will provide info on the Frankford Creek Greenway concept and the feasibility study and offer attendees a chance to provide input on proposed alignments. Free. 

PLAN: East and West Fairmount Park Community Vision Meetings

Monday, September 30th at Discoverty Charter School, 4700 Parkside Avenue, West Parkside. Wednesday, October 2nd at Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row. 6pm – 8:30pm. Want to have a say in developing the Community Vision Plan for East and West Park? This Monday and Wednesday, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, PennPraxis and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement will seek public input on ways the city might draw more residents into the park. The groups want to learn more about how the public uses the park, how the park could be easier to use and what types of uses could be added to the park. More information on the project is available here. Free. 

TRAIN: Bicycle Coalition Volunteer Night

Wednesday, October 2. 6pm – 7:30pm. 1500 Walnut Street, 2nd floor conference room, Philadelphia. Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for this month’s volunteer night. The event will train volunteers for activities like bike counts, events like the upcoming Philly Bike Expo and other activities that improve bicycling in the region. Pizza is provided if attendees RSVP online. Free. 

SUPPORT: Casemates by Candlelight, Fort Mifflin

Thursday, October 3. 6pm – 9pm. Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin & Hog Island roads, Philadelphia. This festive evening of dining, revelry, signature cocktails, a lively auction and living history exhibits in Fort Mifflin’s historic casemates is Fort Mifflin’s annual fall fundraiser. Funds raised at this event support the preservation and interpretation of Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, a National Historic Landmark and the only fort in Philadelphia. Tickets may be purchased by calling the office at 215-685-4167 or online. Cost: Varies from $100 for a single ticket to $1,000 for a full page in the event program, 8 guest tickets and 4 family memberships.

TASTE: Chinatown Night Market

Thursday, October 3. 7pm – 11pm. Chinatown, 10th and Race streets. The Philadelphia Night Market celebrates the end of its third season of hosting recurring street food festivals throughout the city at a night market in Chinatown. The evening will include the city’s best food trucks and restaurants offering up a showcase of their signature dishes. Earlier this summer, The Food Trust hosted night markets in Fairmount, West Oak Lane and South Street. If you haven’t been to one yet, this is your final chance before the night market season ends. Cost: Pay as you go. 

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