WXPN is a noncommercial member-supported radio station that serenades listeners with a blend of thoughtfully curated music and informative NPR programming. Enjoy the fresh karmic glow that accompanies helping this top-quality station thrive, as well as access to concert-ticket specials, exclusive concerts and dance parties, free gifts, XPN’s members-only e-newsletter, and reams of discounts at nearby businesses. Members also get first crack at tickets to XPN’s Free At Noon weekly-concert series, special access to performers at XPN’s annual XPoNential Music Festival, notice of free movie screenings, and the opportunity to advance their careers by broadcasting subliminal messages over the airways. Both membership levels can groove to a free springtime-sampler CD, and the $144-level members also get a copy of XPN’s Live at the World Cafe Volume 31 CD, which showcases the musical stylings of Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Best Coast, Jukebox the Ghost, and more.
MANNA’s small staff and team of 1,500 volunteers prepare and deliver more than 70,000 nourishing meals to clients’ homes each month. This Thanksgiving, volunteers will prepare special holiday meals to deliver to participating families. The meals will evoke festivity with enough servings of traditional dishes for a family of four, including turkey, gravy, green vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, pie, and an additional side and appetizer. However, MANNA is in need of additional funding in order to ensure an abundance of Thanksgiving meals for its clients.
Sponsored by the Junior League of Philadelphia, the Taste of Fall event marks summer’s end with a plethora of autumn-themed stations and activities. Tables tower with farm-fresh produce such as hay, melons, and gourds, perfect for decorating a front patio or creating a scarecrow to ward off bill collectors. Elsewhere, local eateries such as Firinji, Elevation Burger and Triumph sauté and simmer specialty dishes for transfixed crowds, regional artists sport their creations, and live music strums and hums through the crisp autumn air. Beer and wine samples glint in the afternoon sun, entertaining adults as young ones practice chimpanzee imitations in the kids’ activity area, where pumpkin and cookie decorating and face painting keep pint-sized attendees amused. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Junior League's signature focus, Project Green: Using Nature to Nurture, which creates community gardens, sponsors natural-science programs, and connects local families to the environment through stewardship of neighborhood parks and heart-to-heart conversations with lonely trees.
Clean Air Council was founded on the premise that each individual deserves the right to breathe clean air, and the nonpartisan organization aims to protect that right through public education, government oversight, and community advocacy. Now with 8,000 members, the Council educates the public at its indoor air-quality resource center and has expanded its focus to include environmental impacts on children’s health, recycling, climate change, and other energy issues. The Council also hosts the annual 5K Run for Clean Air—the Philadelphia area’s largest Earth Day event and a certified green run—which serves as a community effort to decrease air pollution and support programs that reduce waste.
A team of friendly gurus runs each club. They're ready to help you reach your goal, whether it's to lose a pants size or set the record for number of Ecto Cooler boxes crushed in 60 seconds. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Philadelphia Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, racquet sports, babysitting services, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.
Philadelphia’s history fills the pages of textbooks across the world. William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, and the Liberty Bell fill the indexes. But these texts do little to educate people on and preserve the physical history of Philadelphia, specifically its buildings.
Enter the nonprofit Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Its volunteer team of tour guides leads architectural walking tours past downtown Philadelphia’s landmarks, buildings, and cityscapes, and its staff coordinates an array of events each month, which have previously included graveyard tours, concerts, and archaeological digs. Proceeds from these activities, along with various grants, are then used to preserve the Philadelphia region’s historical buildings, subsequently preserving its historical communities and the story of the city's influential past.