Northwest Calendar

Oct. 3 — Mt. Airy BID Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar now for the BID’s annual meeting: Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at New Covenant Campus. In addition to board elections, a review of the past year and presentation of our 2020 budget, the agenda will include Commerce Director Harold Epps as our keynote speaker.

The Commerce Department is currently working with several property and business owners on Germantown Avenue to improve their storefronts, and has agreed to sponsor a transportation study to identify new locations for pedestrian crossings on Germantown Avenue. Here’s your opportunity to learn about both of these projects, and discuss what the Commerce Department can do to support neighborhood commercial corridors.

Anyone who cares about Mt. Airy and its commercial corridors is encouraged and welcome to attend our annual meeting.

Oct. 4 — Yoga at the Library

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. join for an hour-long, weekly yoga class which will offer participants a judgment free space for gentle movement, quiet meditation and guided breath work. Our aim will be to decrease perceived levels of stress, and increase overall well being. This class is recommended for all ages and backgrounds, no yoga experience is necessary. Please bring your own yoga mat (and block, if you use one) and wear comfy clothing. You can work from a chair, or the floor.

Our teacher, Meredith Jacoby has been teaching since 1999 and currently teaches at Magu Yoga in Mt. Airy. Location: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Oct 4. — Senior Safety Fair

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Philadelphia Police Victim Services Unit will be hosting a Senior Safety Fair on October 4. Meet with service providers including Phila. Police, Senior Law Center, Phila. Fire Dept., CARIE, PGW, PCA, Dept of Revenue, and more. Come out for food, fun, and great information. New Courtland Senior Facility, 6900 Germantown Ave.

Oct. 5 — Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Northwest Philadelphia’s signature free fall festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

A tradition since 1927, the Revolutionary Germantown Festival takes visitors on a journey to the fall of 1777 when Philadelphia—then the nation’s capital—and Germantown were occupied by British forces and The Battle of Germantown, which took place on October 4, 1777. The story of the Battle of Germantown is displayed through hundreds of re-enactors from around the country, professional interpreters, and narration by author Tom McGuire. Additionally, families can tour Cliveden, the Deshler-Morris House, and other sites in Historic Germantown to learn how the battle affected local citizens. Children’s activities provided by the sites of Historic Germantown, Sutlers, and local food vendors will also be available.

After the festival, travel down Germantown Avenue to Historic Grumblethorpe for Oktoberfest in Revolutionary Germantown for food, live music from around the world, and more from 4 to 8 p.m.

For more information about the festival, visit Location: Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave. For more information contact Jocelyn Rouse at (215) 848-1777.

Oct. 15 — Captain’s Townhall Meeting

From 6 to 7 p.m., Captain Smith and the 14th District police officers invite you to attend this monthly meetings to share your questions and concerns about your community, as well as work to build a trusting relationship with your local officers. For more information call (215) 686-3140. Location:

If you know of an event happening in the Oak Lane, Olney, Germantown, Mount Airy or Chestnut Hill area and would like to have it listed, please contact Johann Calhoun at (215) 893-5739 or

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